3rdWorld themes, going while they are hot

The first two weeks of 3rdWorld themes, my new project aiming to port hundreds of Wordpress and Joomla themes to Drupal, has been a resounding success. Traffic to the site has been more than I ever could have hoped for and I've had some really great feedback, not only from happy end users, but also from the original authors of the themes.

We've had just a smidgen over 10,000 page views and around 250 downloads. While these numbers are not big, consider we only have 8 themes and the site has only been online for 15 days and we have almost no search traffic as yet (just a mere 3%). The numbers should really start grow once we start getting back-links and search traffic, and of course I have a lot more themes to add to the site over the coming months.

One big upshot is that in the process of gaining permission to port themes I have come into close contact with a number of WP and Joomla designers, and they have all shown a strong interest in getting involved in Drupal, which is great, and half the reason why I started doing this in the first place.

So all round things are rolling along just fine and I'm looking forward to sustained growth and many more great themes for Drupal.

One last thing, if you want your favourite WP or Joomla theme ported to Drupal for free, please login or register and add the theme, you need to be a member or login with OpenID.

Last updated 22nd June, 2009 - 12:03am

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