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iThemes Builder Theme Slated for Release Dec. 16, 2009

After our initial beta test (which is still happening), we’ve been asked one primary question over and over: When is Builder launching?

I just confirmed with our code ninja and project lead Chris Jean that it will be released on Dec. 16, 2009.

You’ll also want to be on our Dec. 10 live demo webinar to preview the awesome features in Builder …. Sign up for the Builder Demo Live Webinar here and get a walk-through of the features we’re putting into our new blockbuster theme on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time.

Here’s the teaser video where Chris and I talk about it:

Here’s a demo video of Builder Theme:

In about an hour, I created these layouts on one Builder site using the Layout Engine and some CSS tweaks:

Here are some of the awesome benefits of using Builder Theme:

  • One Theme for Almost EVERY Project!
  • Build almost any kind of new layout or page template you want in minutes (without knowing code)
  • Use one theme to build a website with multiple layouts and individual looks for each (Yes, each layout can have its own CSS!)
  • Assign specific layouts to certain WP Views (Specific layouts for blogs, pages, posts, EVEN categories!)
  • Create new widgets areas layouts or sidecars on the fly (We almost called this theme the Widget Theme)
  • Have special landing pages, squeeze pages, email opt in pages, feed pages, portfolio pages – on ONE theme!

Oh, and be sure to sign up for the Live Webinar Demo of the iThemes Builder Theme on Dec. 10 here!


  1. Praying that one of my suggestions makes it into the final. Would love to see the ability to create more than the standard “Flexx” type layouts in the Content area. Maybe have the ability to have 2 on left and 1 on right or 1 on left and 2 on right, etc… (basically give the ability of a 4-column layout).

  2. Spencer, we’re working on that layout solution for launch.

    Jason, yes, you can adjust the height with the Image Module …. makes that very easy.

    Re: the rotating header … you can extend Builder with any plugin, but we’ve got one called Image Spotlight that won’t be released until after the Builder one.

  3. Is Builder a stand alone theme, similar to Flexx, or is it just a type of plugin? If I buy Builder do I get the Flexx theme with it?

    Great job!

  4. Josh, Builder is a theme, but much more … we’re thinking of it as a framework and platform for fast WordPress web design.

    You do not get Builder with Flexx. They are separate themes altogether.



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