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What’s Happening at iThemes: February 2010

Dear iThemes Community, I just wanted to take a second to briefly share some news and events with you this month ….

Join us for iThemes.TV – Our Live Weekly Video Show

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been doing a live video stream for our customer community. This is our chance to share product news but also valuable tips that you can use. It’s also a chance for you to get to meet the team behind iThemes … and for us to get to know you. Each week we have a live chat next to the video stream where we answer questions and get to know you more.

>> iThemes.TV is every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time.

Design Hacks Workshop Feb. 20

Recently, we’ve gotten a large number of requests for a creative design workshop to talk about the tips and tricks behind basic design and how to implement eye-catching graphics for websites and blogs.

Our ‘creative architect’ James Dalman will be teaching this online workshop on Saturday, Feb. 20. It will start at 9:30 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and conclude by 2 p.m. Depending on the attendee questions and interaction, we estimate the course will be 3 to 4 hours in length.

>> Learn more about Design Hacks workshop here >

Project Management for Web Designers Workshop

Even if you’re a “creative” individual and don’t want to worry about the details of your web design business, good project management skills are a MUST. This is a vital workshop for you!

This workshop will be taught by Terrell Sanders, a veteran project manager and business owner, who has run Main Street Enterprises since 1998. Join us Friday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CENTRAL standard time. The workshop will be presented in 30-minute segments with 10-minute breaks in between, with a 1-hour lunch break at 11:30 a.m.

>> Sign up for the Project Management Workshop here

By the way, our iThemes All Access Theme Pass customers got a free invitation to both workshops!

Updates on our iThemes Builder Project

On Dec. 16, 2009, we released what we think is our biggest theme innovation to date called iThemes Builder. We’re extremely proud of it and have been hard at work making it even better … for you.

Now, although Builder might not be for everyone (some people don’t want to create new layouts fast, they just want their team to be pre-built when they activate it), we think it’s an amazing tool for web design on WordPress.

We built it for ourselves … and we use it on our own sites (my current blog iteration is currently powered by Builder).

Here’s some quick updates regarding Builder:

>> Check out the Roadmap for Builder here for all the neat features we’ve heard by popular request that we’ll be working on in the future!

Last but certainly not least ….

We’re Announcing a Premium WordPress Plugin Store

Although we’ve had free and premium plugins for well over a year now, later this month, we’ll be announcing our premium WordPress plugin store at PluginBuddy.com. Our recent team addition, Dustin Bolton, will be heading up this project for us.

He’s already working on some premium plugins that we’re excited to release. They solve frequent problems we’ve heard about from our customer community as well as offer quality support and maintenance from the team you trust here at iThemes.

>> Be sure and signup for the launch email newsletter today! Or also follow PluginBuddy on Twitter.


  1. Hey ppl!

    I really enjoy the work you guys been doing on iBuilder.

    Is there any chance, we can see a working version online, as a demo? :) just a wp admin, based maybe on WPMU?

    And… well can we send some feedback and maybe some “we are diying to see” features for Builder on any mailing address? 😀



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