About Us

“Without the confusing parts”

We love WordPress. We’ve been using it for our own projects since 2008. Back then WordPress themes wasn’t really a thing so we had to come up with our own “themes” for our client projects.

At some point in 2010 and after numerous successful client projects it was obvious that we knew a thing or two on what it takes to build a reliable WordPress theme. We also loved the idea of building niche WordPress themes that people would love to use.

CSSIgniter is born

In 2012 we launched CSSIgniter.com with 10 WordPress themes. It was way more difficult than we thought but we managed to quickly establish a solid presence within the premium WordPress themes market. People trusted us but for a reason: Our promise to provide fantastic support. You see any WordPress theme without proper guidance and support from the makers doesn’t mean much. Our rule “Provide a meaningful answer to all support requests within 24 hours, 7 days / week” is still standing and that’s a promise that we’ve been keeping since day 1.

Highlights

Here’s a small selection of events that we are really proud of.

2012

10 WordPress themes available for $39/year. Not a bad deal eh?

2013

Our first exclusive Themeforest WordPress theme goes live. Muzak, a WordPress themes for musicians. More than 2,800 users use Muzak for their music websites.

2014

More than 20,000 users have now purchased a theme club subscription from CSSIgniter.com. Scary at first but the future looked bright. We now have a selection of 35 themes in our catalog.

2015

Received the Elite Author badge in Themeforest. To be honest, we didn’t see that coming. But we did receive it and that gave us a boost of confidence to produce even more quality niche WordPress themes.

2017

We are now WordPress.com official theme partners. Our most popular blogging theme, Olsen, joins the WordPress.com family of themes and currently powers more than 10,000 blogs.

2018

We have now served more than 90,000 users from 140 different countries. The best thing? Our users are satisfied with both our themes and support system. Here’s what people think about us.

CSSIgniter's happiness score
Not good: 4%
We do know that one size doesn’t fit all but we really tried.
2019

Oh we do have big plans for the future. More themes, better themes, more flexible options and tighter integration with popular plugins are some of the things that we’ve been working on for a while.

Not just a business.

You see, WordPress is more than just a content management system. It’s the community behind it. The volunteers and enthusiasts who happily donate their time to improve WordPress on a daily basis. We are part of this community and it’s quite possibly the best one out there. Public talks, workshops and sponsorships. This is how we show our appreciation to all these people.

Gerasimos speaking at WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018
WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018.
Gerasimos was on a mission to keep people calm about the big changes introduced in WordPress.50

Here’s a small sample of our engagement with the WordPress community.

2010 – WordCamp Greece, Thessaloniki

Using WordPress as a CMS.

2011 – WordCamp Greece, Thessaloniki

Pros and cons of using WordPress frameworks

2013 – Digitized Conference – Athens, Greece

Workshop: Building a WordPress theme.

2014 – The Cube – Athens, Greece

An introduction to the premium WordPress themes market.

2014 – WordPress GR Community – Athens, Greece

Building & Selling premium WordPress themes.

2015 – Found.ation workshop – Athens, Greece

Things to consider while buying an e-commerce theme for WordPress.

2016 – WordPress GR Community – Athens, Greece

Running a WordPress themes business.

2016 – WordPress GR Community – Larisa, Greece

WordPress Theming.

2016 – WordCamp Athens, Greece

UX Dashboard Tips for theme & plugin developers.

2018 – Design Athens – Athens, Greece

WordPress Workshop.

2018 – Vakalo Art & Design College – Athens, Greece

WordPress Workshop.

2018 – WordPress GR Community – Larisa, Greece

Project Gutenberg.

2018 – WordCamp Thessaloniki

WordPress, Project Gutenberg and the next 15 years.

Well, that’s about it. If you need any help with anything, feel free to get in touch and we will be there for you within 24 hours.

All the best,
The CSSIgniter team

Meet the team

Helen Ageladopoulou

Helen Ageladopoulou

Designer

Helen discovered WordPress 4 years ago. She spends her days at CSSIgniter designing new themes, improving current ones and trying to decide which theme is her favorite one (hasn't decided yet). In her spare time knitting is what she does and she does it amazingly well.
Gerasimos Tsiamalos

Gerasimos Tsiamalos

Designer, Co–Founder

Gerasimos discovered WordPress 14 years ago and hasn’t looked back ever since. After almost 3 years of running a rather successful service providing PSD to HTML/WordPress slicing services, he decided to transfer all this knowledge to CSSIgniter which he co-founded in 2012. He enjoys junk food more than many, healthier, things.
Anastis Sourgoutsidis

Anastis Sourgoutsidis

Web developer, Co–Founder

Anastis (BSc Computer Science, MSc Web Services Develpment) started his programming journey from his teens. In his professional career he has worked as a database programmer for the NHS, and later became a freelance web developer. Eventually he partnered with Gerasimos and they founded CSSIgniter some 10 years ago. Among other technologies, he came to love WordPress which he works exclusively on since CSSIgniter's birth. Now in his late 30's, containerization and microservices tickle his fancy. He dreams about sailing around the world, tasting street food, brews and single malts as he goes.
Vassilis Mastorostergios

Vassilis Mastorostergios

Web developer

Vassilis jump-started his web development career working with WordPress over ten years ago. Since the early days the front-end won him over and his focus nowadays lies in converting pretty pixels into interactive experiences, all things styling, JavaScript, and the browser. He's torn between his love for heavy rock and house music.
Nik Vourvachis

Nik Vourvachis

Web developer

Developer and bug squasher. Making your life easier everyday. Enjoys good food, weird beer, books and video games.
Fotis Papafotiou

Fotis Papafotiou

Web developer

He's been working with web technologies since he can remember. When he discovered WordPress he immediately fell in love and expanded his knowledge over the years landing a support position at CSSIgniter, a team committed to its members providing the best support out there. Trying to keep the high standards, he is particularly excited that he can give back to professionals, editors, bloggers, and hobbyists who work with and trust CSSIgniter themes on a daily basis.

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