Carbonate: Wordpress Theme by Money Lab

Carbonate: Wordpress Theme

This is the WordPress theme I use for all my websites. It's now available to everyone!

One-time payment to use this theme on as many sites as you want.

12+ Years In The Making of This Theme

I'm constantly asked, "what WordPress theme do you use on your sites?" My answer has always been disappointing. "I design and coded it myself."

I built my first successful WordPress theme in 2006. I've been updating the design and code of this original theme with the goal of making it super faster and user-friendly.

Every year, I tweak the code or add something new to make it easier for people to access. As a result, this allowed me to excel at SEO and rocket up the Google SERPs.

Truthfully, most themes are bloated and built on top of slow frameworks and crappy plugins. But I understand why. These themes try to appeal to everyone. Especially people who don't know how to code.

Instead, I built this theme around some core philosophies.

Building trust online is simple. If you have a good brand name and logo on a fast website where useful content is easy to find, then your visitors will trust you.

Ownership. This means you're in full control of how your site looks and functions. I believe every website owner should know how to code. You don't have to be a master developer, but if you know HTML and CSS you'll be unstoppable.

This theme doesn't use a bunch of bloated code to make it easy for non-coders to edit. Instead, I made it easy for you to edit using pure HTML/CSS.

And if you're trying to rank in Google, this theme puts SEO at its core. If you follow the principles of how this theme is designed and put more of your effort into creating great content, you should have no trouble getting loads of search traffic.

Installing the Carbonate theme is a great place to start if you're looking to build a super fast site to rank in Google. It's also great if you're looking to start over.

This theme has been battle tested throughout the years. And I know it'll be a great foundation for your brand and allow you to stand the test of time.

A Focus On What Matters In Site Architecture

I wanted a simple Wordpress site and it's impossible to find a theme that doesn't suck. They're all horrible, slow, and complicated. I was using Beaver Builder but I was tired of battling their code.  I even considered switching off of Wordpress to Statamic. But then I discovered Carbonate!

My site is now super fast. I can focus on things that actually matter like information architecture and content.

Don't waste a bunch of time trying to code your own. Carbonate super cheap, minimal, and fast. I use it on all my sites now, including and
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What's included?

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This Theme is Really Fucking Fast!

The main focus of this theme is page speed. It's not built on slow frameworks or bloated plugins. It's lightweight and easy to customize with just a little bit of HTML and CSS knowledge.

Looks Good Out Of The Box!

I was frustrated with bloated WordPress themes. I was trying to find a fast theme for a solution. 

The Carbonate WordPress theme has decreased the amount of time I usually put into customizing a WordPress theme to make it look good. The Carbonate theme looks good out of the box and I touched it up a bit to make it our own.

Expect an excellent product that does exactly what it says it will do--deliver a clean, minimal, fast theme!

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Live Help Center

This theme does not come with real-time customer support. However, I've built a resource site (using Carbonate) that teaches you how to install and use Carbonate. So meta!

This site is live and updated when new features are added.

However, if you need any help with WordPress development maintenance, I recommend reaching out to WP Buffs (aff link).

Other Themes Don't Even Compare When It Comes to Page Speed

I tried Astra and other themes that provided power and flexibility. But they also had a lot of features I didn’t need. I started to think what mattered most and what I should focus my time on, like creating quality content.

After following Matt’s advice, I decided to give Carbonate a try. Not surprising, it was lean and fast!

I tried to create a similar design using Elementor, but loaded 4 times slower than Carbonate. I didn't need bells and whistles. I bought it for its cool design, simplicity, and speed. 
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My Name is Matt Giovanisci and I Made This

My Twitter bio says I'm an entertaining entrepreneur, website wizard, podcast producer, music maker, video veteran, and alliteration addict. I spent a lot of time crafting that bio.

I run three websites and a software product all making mid six-figures annually.

Since 2006, I created successful online brands including,,,, and

I spend most of my social time on Twitter. Hit me up there!


How many sites can I install this theme on?

As many as you want. Once you buy this theme, you own the code and can do whatever you want with it. Install it on a million sites, change how it looks and functions, it's completely up to you.

Is this a one-time payment?


Do I need any additional plugins to use this theme?

I recommend at least installing the free version of Yoast SEO. That's the only plugin you really need to use this theme effectively.

Do I need to know how to code?

Not really. As long as you're comfortable changing some text within the theme's code, you should be fine. In fact, I show you EXACTLY how to make those changes on So there's nothing to worry about.

Why is there no customer support for this theme?

Honestly, I just don't have the capacity to troubleshoot theme issues. This is just a code base I'm selling that you can use and change however you please. Code at your own risk.

However, if you need any help with WordPress development maintenance, I recommend reaching out to WP Buffs (aff link).