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iThemes Builder Bootcamp April 23-24

SOLD OUT! We’ve got a full workshop!

Over the past two years, we’ve be honored to provide quality WordPress themes to thousands of customers around the globe. But the one thing our customers have consistently asked for is training to help them build their own WordPress websites or blogs.

So in January, we hosted our first ever iThemes Bootcamp in Dallas (see the testimonial videos and photos here). Based on the overwhelmingly positive response we got from our customers who participated, our team came back energized and asked when the next one was going to be. In fact, so have many of you.

So I’m excited to finally announce details for and invite you to the next iThemes Bootcamp …. IT’S OFFICIAL!

Join the iThemes Team For Two Action-Packed Days
As We Show You How To Use WordPress
& iThemes Builder to Create Great Websites

iThemes Builder Bootcamp
Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 2010
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

What is It?

The iThemes Builder Bootcamp is an intense two-day workshop designed to help you build and customize WordPress websites and blogs for yourself or for your clients in our star product – iThemes Builder.

Who Should Attend?

The ideal person for this workshop is those just getting started with Builder to build sites for themselves … or those building sites for clients as a business. So it’s not for the super advanced web developer. But you DO need to know how to use WordPress and be familiar with what themes and plugins are and in particular Builder.

** This Small Workshop Is Limited To Only 50 People **
(including guests)
Registration Is First Come First Serve

3 Great Reasons to Attend

  • It’s extremely affordable — We’ve lowered the price for this premium training event as much as we can so as many of our community can come. We charged over $297 a person previously, and although we don’t offer custom services or consulting, in the past we charged $125 an hour for this type of help and training. So for two days, you get in-person access to myself and our iThemes Team, including Builder lead developer Chris Jean.
  • Learn how to build great, effective sites with WordPress in Builder — a custom websites can cost over $1,000, our aim is to teach you the skills and ways to build rockin’ websites affordably and effective with Builder.
  • Meet other iThemes community members — One of the amazing things for me to observe at our previous Bootcamp was to watch the interaction between our community in person. Not only will you meet and get to know our team in person, but you’ll also be able to build great relationships and connections with each other.

What We’ll Cover

At iThemes Builder Bootcamp, we’ll cover these topics …

  • The keys and benefits to using WordPress as a CMS
  • How to install and optimize WordPress for search engine optimization and every day use
  • The best tools to use for WordPress and Builder web design
  • How to backup, restore and secure your WordPress sites
  • What WordPress theme files do and how Builder works
  • Graphic design tips and tricks to personalize your WP sites
  • Tips for customizing Builder with Child Themes and CSS through Style Manager
  • How to make your website a marketing hub for your clients and yourself


The best part is … since this will be a small event (remember, only 50 people) you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions AND get personal help along the way from the iThemes Team!

Here’s why I’m personally excited for the event …. we get to meet YOU!

As I’ve traveled to different WordPress events, I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting many of our iThemes customers … but this time, we’ll have our own special party for you!

ONE MORE BONUS … A Special Guest

We are thrilled to announce that our friend Lisa Sabin-Wilson, author of WordPress for Dummies, the new BuddyPress for Dummies and owner of the custom WordPress design firm E.Webscapes, will be joining us for iThemes Builder Bootcamp in OKC! See my video interview with Lisa during a recent conference.

So be sure to register today and start making plans to be in Oklahoma City with us April 23-24, 2010.

The iThemes team, and Lisa, and I look forward to meeting you.

–Cory Miller


Register Today and Reserve Your Seat!

Join the iThemes Team For Two Action-Packed Days As We Show You How To Use WordPress & iThemes Builder to Create Great Websites

iThemes Builder Bootcamp – Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 2010
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Cost: $97 (iThemes customers); $297 (non-customers)

Note: Because of the reduced price,
no audio or video recordings will be made available of this event.

Hotel Reservation Information:
Hotel and travel is of course on your own. We have blocked a number of rooms at special rate for you at the event hotel. Make your reservations by April 7 to get this rate: $89.00 + tax per night OR $99.00 +tax per night with breakfast. Mention group name: iThemes.

Hotel cutoff deadline for room rate is April 7!!!

Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City North
13511 Highland Park Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120 USA
Phone: 1-405-418-4000
Fax: 1-405-418-4001
Sales: 1-405-418-4000
Sales fax: 1-405-418-4001

Tenative Schedule:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. both days

Note: Please keep in mind this is a tentative & draft schedule. Based on our last Bootcamp, and your input, we will likely adjust the schedule and topics as requested by our group. Throughout the day, we’ll have Q&A times and our team will be there to talk with as needed.

Day 1
Session 1: Why WordPress & Using WP as a CMS – Lisa Sabin-Wilson, author of WordPress for Dummies
Session 2: WordPress Installation & Optimization
Session 3: How Builder Works (Theme Files, Loops, etc)
Session 4: Creating Layouts, Configuring Views & Style Manager
Session 5: Building and Using Child Themes

Day 2
Session 1: Graphic Design Hacks
Session 2: Cool Stuff you can do with Builder
Session 3: Useful Tools to Use with Builder
Session 4: Marketing Tips
Session 5: Backing Up Your WP Site


  1. $97?!? Now that’s a deal! Even at $297, for non-customers, that is definitely worth it!

    I attended the Dallas session in January and it proved to be so, so valuable. Getting a chance to spend two full days talking about iThemes, WordPress, CSS, design hacks, etc. with Cory and his dedicated, bright, impassioned team was a most-excellent experience.

    Then there was the chance to meet several other iThemes users/customers sharing visions, ideas, and (even) dreams. A very rewarding two days forging new friendships and alliances.

    Even at the end of the second day at 5 pm, on a Saturday no less, no one wanted to leave and head home because we were having such a great time – A very rewarding time, indeed!

    If you have a chance to attend, please do – You won’t regret it.

  2. I agree with Bruce and attended the Dallas iThemes Bootcamp. This new bootcamp is a great offer. You will learn much and meet some great people. I encourage all to attend.

  3. Where is it going to be located so I can determine the nearest hotel, i.e. will I need to rent a car, or can I walk, etc.? Also, what time will it be so I can see if I can get an early flight in and a late flight out…


  4. Anthony, the hotel is approximately 18 miles or 25 minutes from Will Rogers Intl. Airport in OKC. You’ll need to rent a car or take a taxi. The hotel has a restaurant and many other eating places within walking distance once at the hotel. It’s right across the street from one of our big malls.

    Here’s the hotel:

    Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City North
    13511 Highland Park Blvd.
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120 USA
    Phone: 1-405-418-4000
    Fax: 1-405-418-4001
    Sales: 1-405-418-4000
    Sales fax: 1-405-418-4001

    Tenative Schedule:
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. both days

  5. Fantastic!!!! Corey you guys picked a great location with the Mall, shops and food within walking distance and so close for us Northsiders. Would really like to attend this so checking the schedule. Thanks for offering such a great rate incentive!

  6. Cory,

    Love the idea of being with you, your team and others since iThemes/Builder is great but unfortunately the timing just doesn’t work for me. Would like to see videos of the event but at those prices I know that’s not possible. Your work is best seen in person or on video. I do have a suggestion… I have an 1000 seat account with GoToWebinar and would be willing to host a multiple week training online. The training could be recorded too. Just a suggestion.

    Thanks for your cool software, Bob

  7. Hey Guys…. signing up myself & my designer. When I use my password in the purchase it says it’s already taken and if it’s me to go to my member page. When I click the link, I can’t see where to buy the bootcamp there though. Do I need to just create a new UN for this transaction?

  8. Hello. I am having the same problem as JC Riley. When trying to complete the registration page, I get to the step where it asks for a login name – I enter my name and it says it is taken. If it is “me” though I am to sign in to complete the registration. When I do sign in, there is no where to finish the process.

    Can someone help? Thanks!


  9. I’m considering attending the bookcamp. I’ll be flying from Minnesota. Can you let me know of some resonable services available for getting to the Marriott from the airport?

  10. Amy, it all depends on demand. Our team definitely gets energized meeting our community and helping them in person.

    If we can get 40-50 coming to these, we’d do them once a quarter.

  11. Hi guys,
    Very excited to attend my first Bootcamp. I’ve been a little hesitant to dive into Builder, but looking forward to understanding it better.

    Do you recommend any gear/items to bring to the conference, other than a laptop?

    See you in a few weeks,

  12. I’m sure that the information to be passed on at this event would be fantastic, but for those of us in other countries, it becomes both costly and difficult to travel overseas to such events more than occasionally. Is there any thought to recording the event to make available to those of us unable to gat ourselves to Oklahoma for the bootcamp?

  13. would like to register for the next bootcamp since you are sold out for the april one. Can you tell me when the next one will be?



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