4-for-1 April Fool’s offer… [closed]

Written by Mark Forrester on April 1, 2009 Blog.

WooThemes April Fools Offer Happy April 1st!

Being April 1st you’ve probably already had a few pranks played on you today.

Here at Woo we are scattered all around the world so unfortunately we can’t cover each others computers with post-it notes, or set Adii’s iPhone in jelly, or move ALL the office furniture into Magnus’s office. Sigh…

Instead we are going to try prank you. Or are we…

If you head on over to the themes page and select a theme to purchase you might find a pleasant surprise… Perhaps you might find you can select 4 themes and only have to pay for 1.

Hurry though April Fools jokes are supposed to be made before midday on April 1st. We’ve extended that a bit, cos we nice people, so you have until midday tomorrow (12am GMT, April 2nd 2009)


The 4-for-1 offer is now closed. Our usual wonderful 2-for-1 offer still applies


44 Responses

  1. makaveli-mk
    April 1, 2009 at 4:33 am #

    nice blog and yeah many ppl madejokes to me :S

    i hate april 1st

  2. Mark Forrester
    April 1, 2009 at 6:39 am #

    Least here at Woo HQ we are not joking around 😉

  3. Ruben
    April 1, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    I don’t need a theme yet, but this makes me wanna buy them. :p

    Need to think about it first 😉

  4. Rob Barham
    April 1, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    Nice One. I think woo themes will be a busy website today !

  5. scott webb
    April 1, 2009 at 9:40 am #

    dammit i just got 2 like a few days ago.

  6. Jason Williams
    April 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    I wasn’t going to pick a theme for my new site yet, but I definitely have to now. Can this offer really be true? Hmmmm….

    (heading over to themes page now….)

  7. Rahul
    April 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    Nice offer I must admit, irresistible one.

  8. Gus
    April 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    WOO! Nice! OK you got me. I only possibly need one Theme at the moment, but this 4-for-1 offer is good. You have some nice themes here. I will buy it now. …Just kidding! Hey it’s April fool’s day, right?

    … No seriously, I am buying it now, thanks a lot for the good deal. I am actually buying the package with the “Developer License” for $150 in case I might need multiple use later, so I don’t regret not getting it. I already browsed and know all 4 Themes I want 😉

  9. Ryan
    April 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Really want to get in on this, although your demos aren’t working in both FF and IE, and I like to “try before I buy”.

  10. Way
    April 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    I did not even get one after I paid…Nice joke! Can I get the one I paid for!!!!

  11. Jay
    April 1, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    All the demos are down on my end.

  12. Luis
    April 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    is this for real or just an April’s fool joke. And why the demos are down???? please fix..

  13. Gus
    April 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    To Ryan, Way, and Jay:

    Hey, I am a new customer to WooThemes, and I just purchased the “4-for-1 April Fools” promo they are running today and tomorrow.

    I just paid $150 (because I wanted the Developer’s license), but you can get the deal for $70 = 4 Themes, and yes, right after the purchase (PayPal through 2Checkout), I received an email confirmation with info to get log in to get my Themes.

    I logged in, and could see there in their system, that it shows the links to download all 4 Themes I chose during the ordering process (and it says “lifetime” access to the themes I purchased).

    The main theme I chose says $150 and the other 3 say “$0.00” each. The total I was charged is $150 – nothing more. They are not fooling around.

    I downloaded all 4 Themes + the .PSD for all 4 (Developers License comes with that), and I actually already tested 1 in a live site I will be developing these days (Busy Bee Theme) and it works fine.it’s not aa scam. These people are serious and they were very nice to do such a good offer. Their themes are quality. I am a XHTML, CSS and PHP and WordPress codex programmer and I make my own Themes from scratch – hand-coded, and I am telling you that these are quality themes

    WooThemes is a serious site, with traffic of almost half million visitors per month.

    ### This is why you were not able to see them ###:
    I came here today to buy a theme I had already seen a week ago, and I tested the demos again. They all worked. That was at around 3:00 PM. When I was ready to buy, they seem to have had a problem in their server or programming, and their entire site went down for about 2 hours. Maybe they were doing some updates! So I just left the page open, and refreshed every half hour, while I worked on other stuff in my PC. At about 5:30 PM, I finally saw the site working and I ordered – and got my 4 Themes like the promise in the 4-for-1 promo. The Demos section is still down right now, but I’m sure they will have it back running soon. Anyways, earlier today, I was able to test more than 10 themes and got to test the “finalist 4” I chose in the end.

    I just uploaded an activated one of their themes, and you can actually see it here live on a website I am starting to develop now: PaintballCatalog.net

    You may want to give them a second chance. Everything is good on my end.

    Hope the info helps you.

  14. shae
    April 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm #

    I’m interested, but your demo system is broken; so its hard to purchase based off of a screenshot.

  15. Imran Jafri
    April 1, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    damn i purchased a theme 2 days back :/{{{{{{

  16. Toonces
    April 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Dang it. Another special that leaves out the theme club members. Where’s the love boys?

  17. Way
    April 1, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    Thanks for the info Gus but I still have no themes. I did get an email saying I was charged from the service they used. I hope to get an email soon. : (

  18. Jason Flom
    April 1, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    Bummer. I bought one day too soon.

  19. Adii Rockstar
    April 1, 2009 at 11:43 pm #

    @Toonces – The club love is on its way! 🙂 We’re rebuilding our backend, which means extra options in terms of what we can offer club subscribers (whereas we are limited in doing this now). Keep the faith! 🙂

  20. Gus
    April 1, 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    If this is what a joke is all about, then joke with me everyday! I’m here setting up one of the 4 Themes I just purchased here. No regrets.

  21. Gus
    April 1, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

    This 4-for-1 offer is being featured at this site:

  22. Boylogik
    April 2, 2009 at 12:40 am #

    I’d like to take Woo up on this wonderful super-duper excellent offer – BUT the demo pages are not working so I don’t know what I’m choosing. And this is my first time here so don’t know what I would be getting at all. Maybe they will get the pages up in the next 10 minutes before I call it a night.

  23. Carlos Rodriguez
    April 2, 2009 at 1:12 am #

    The demo pages continue to be down. I hope you guys extend the offer for an extra day for those of us who are interested.

  24. Magnus Jepson
    April 2, 2009 at 4:09 am #


    Or server did have a problem last night with the Apache server, but our host has been working on restoring it and assures us it won’t happen again.

    Our demo switcher is currently offline, but we are working on fixing it. In the meantime you can view all demos directly by appending the theme name without spaces e.g.


  25. Carlos Rodriguez
    April 2, 2009 at 4:18 am #

    Thanks for extending the offer Magnus. I will check the themes out when I wake up and the server is up. Have a good one!

  26. Magnus Jepson
    April 2, 2009 at 4:21 am #

    @Toonces – We continually give our subscribers love… we have given you 3 themes each month the last two months, which is more than the 1 per month the subscription terms state 🙂

  27. Chris
    April 2, 2009 at 4:53 am #

    I want to get this offer but what I want to know is, say I purchase Station then there is an update next month, will I be able to get the update?



  28. Ruben
    April 2, 2009 at 4:58 am #

    yes, you can just log in and download the updated version 😉

  29. Chris
    April 2, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    @ Ruben – Thanks for the reply

  30. Way
    April 2, 2009 at 6:55 am #

    I got the email and all is good!

    Thanks Woothemes Team!

    Sorry for the lack of faith. I’m new to the site.

  31. Enquiry
    April 2, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    Hi, your demo is not back up yet.

    Can you just have the offer for when the servers are back up + 1 day or just run it to the end of Sunday?

    With the demo you can check the diff colors and so forth. I know what I’ll buy with a couple of the 4, but I need to have a good look around at the remaining options.


  32. Toonces
    April 2, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    @Adii – Thanks for the update. I know you guys will do us right.

    @Mangus – Yes you do. No complaints from me whatsoever about the club. It is money well spent, but a girl can dream right? 🙂

    And for anyone on the fence about jumping on this deal, take it from a current user – the support you get in the forums from Woo is outstanding.

  33. dino
    April 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Wow its amazing…

    I hope not too late to get 1+3 themes..

  34. jgedean
    April 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    I hope get it !

  35. richard
    April 3, 2009 at 2:13 am #

    What time is it??

  36. jay
    April 3, 2009 at 2:54 am #

    i just bought last week – do we get the deal too?

  37. Magnus Jepson
    April 3, 2009 at 5:27 am #

    You can see the time here: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/

    1 hour and 30 minutes to go

    @jay – sorry but this offer is only for purchases within the set time limit from 1st – 3rd April.

  38. Roderick
    April 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    I thought it was extended to 4/3/09 12pm??

  39. Nick | REI-TV.com
    April 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm #

    Are you kidding?

    I had this site open all week, because I wanted my partners to look at the demos 1st. (we’re comparing two here, to two on another website) I went out of town for 4 days, came back today, and missed this by what? 5 hours?

    Bummer. Howabout some flexibility? Leave it go all week. (they liked the other ones better, but this would sway them, lol)


  40. Alain Delmont
    April 5, 2009 at 2:54 am #

    Sorry i didn’t get this information by mail before the 1st of april. I would have loved using this nice offer.


  41. Ali
    April 13, 2009 at 3:05 am #

    How did l miss this, never had a email. Would be nice to use this offer.

  42. Karan Goyal
    April 14, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    How about leaving this offer on for the Month of April ? 🙂

  43. Richard
    April 18, 2009 at 12:07 am #


    i was just wondering if u guys get a offer likes this soon again? Maybe with the release of the new WooThemes design?

    • Magnus Jepson
      April 18, 2009 at 4:42 am #

      Sorry, we don’t have any plans for any promotions at this time.