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About Us

Hi there, my name is AJ Clarke and I’m the owner and creator of where we share WordPress related articles, guides, tutorials, tips, how-to’s and more! I started this site back in October 2009 where I would share mostly guides for creating WordPress themes and tons of free themes I developed for the community. I got started with WordPress during a college internship where I needed to help with website maintenance and converting static html sites into dynamic wp sites. Back then there were very little resources for WordPress development. You had to rely primarily on the WordPress Codex or look at the default WP themes to see how they were built. So I created the site to help share some guides and themes I created (most of which don’t exist anymore as they’ve been deprecated).

As time went by, WPExplorer turned into more of a directory where I would share links to free and premium themes & plugins that I found appealing. This became a directory where you could easily browse through different niche categories to find the right theme for you. But towards the end of 2017 we decided to switch back to a blog format focused mostly on helping others with useful articles and guides. The site is now run almost entirely by my partner and girlfriend Kyla Glover with the help of our amazing group of experienced writers and WordPress experts.

So this is where we are at now… a massive blog aimed at helping the beginners and experts alike in the field. We also develop themes and plugins including the very popular Total WordPress theme (and if you have ever purchased the theme, I may have had the pleasure in assisting you through your journey as I provide support for the theme via the item comments and often via the support portal).

Our Products

We’ve created many free themes and top selling premium themes but our primary focus is on the development of our Total theme as mentioned earlier which is our most popular product to date and is constantly evolving. Total was released back in December of 2013 and has been a top selling item on the Envato market ever since. Going through many iterations and updates as WordPress has evolved so has our theme. And our customer base grows on the daily! It’s used on top sites such as the University of Hawaii and freelance sites like


“I use Total for all my client websites and personal projects. It really shines in the hands of a designer or developer due to its plethora of options and hooks. Yet, it’s easy enough for anyone familiar with WordPress to use. Quickly install a demo and customize it any way you like, or start from scratch. Even add or edit custom post types for your content. Total is a truly flexible theme – BraveWhaleDesign”

“Been using Total for years now and AJ and team are second to none. Their response times are fantastic and willing to go above and beyond for their customers. Updates occur regularly and always open to hearing how they can improve their already amazing theme. Full trust in the product and fully behind this awesome development team! Well done guys – Castle33”

“I’ll select code quality, customer support, features, documentation… I could select all reasons… Total theme is a key part in my Wp developments: faster, better, stronger and cheaper for the final client. I’m a grateful client of WpExplorer – Merloc”

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