We've spent nearly a decade designing and coding custom WordPress sites for top style and lifestyle influencers. Over the years we wondered—how could we make features of our custom designs available to anyone who wanted to share their voice? And then it hit us:

Hello, EmPress!

Launched in 2017, EmPress is your one-stop shop for gorgeous, affordable themes and unique plugins that can be used with any WordPress site. We're also super proud of the community we're building for our customers! After you shop our themes, be sure to check out our Help Desk resources on blogging.

Both bloggers ourselves since the late 2000s, our goal with EmPress is to make your digital home beautiful, functional, and the perfect place to share your voice and viewpoint—all with just a few clicks behind the scenes. We are honored to be a part of your blog story!

Happy blogging!

xo, Victoria & Lisa

what’s in a name?

Ever wondered where we got the name <em>press? Just like the bloggers we serve, it’s multi-faceted and has a great story!
  • We’re code nerds.

    In HTML, the <em> tag indicates emphasized text. Most commonly, it will render text in italics, but the general idea is that text styled with the <em> tag indicates words that matter.

  • We Love WordPress

    After designing for multiple blog platforms, we can definitively say that WordPress gives its users the most control, flexibility, and customization options. We love it, and you will too.

  • We love helping storytellers.

    We love that blogs have the power to give anyone a voice, whether you’re sharing real life struggles, or beautiful inspiration. The original printing presses were instrumental in spreading new voices and fresh ideas, and in that spirit, we’re proud to be a modern day “press” for our customers.

  • We want you to rule your domain.

    We build products that empower you to create your perfect digital home online. Whether you’re a writer, influencer, maker, or just need a place to share, well, anything—the combination of <em> and press is our homage to anyone who’s ready to be empress of their domain.