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iThemes TV – June 15

What’s New at iThemes This Week?

  • WordPress 3.0 Updates – “Release is imminent!” – meaning, literally, it could drop any second. What can you do to get ready for one of the most anticipated WP releases? “Back everything up”, says Chris Jean. Another good piece of advice: if you don’t have to update immediately, wait a week. Allow major bugs/fixes to be worked out and then update. *Update* WP 3.0 has officially been released http://wordpress.org/
  • Flexx Theme Updates – New WP 3.0 Menus integration. For those that want it, the option for multiple menus will be available. Check out the Flexx Blog Theme
  • WebDesign.com - Free Webinar Bonanza! For the rest of June and July, there will be 9 Free webinars. First one kicked off today with Chris Jean’s “Fine-tuning Your Backup Strategy” to share expert knowledge on the different ways to safely backup your WP site. Other free webinars will be: “How to Create a Mobile Site”, “Building a Corporate Site”, “BuddyPress Workshop”, “How to Create a Church Website”, “Setting Up a Local Host” and many more! Check out the WebDesign.com Events page for times, dates and sign up links.
  • James T-Shirt - James very much wanted to share this on the show today. When James and his wife left for vacation they were unfortunately in a car wreck in Miami headed to their anniversary cruise. Thankfully they were both okay! But one of our iThemes community members heard what happened and made James this awesome t-shirt to commemorate the eventful trip! See James surprise shirt in the video! Thank to Mike at Buffalo Graphix for the shirt!
  • Site of the Week - SimplePress, the WordPress Forum Plugin, recently switched their site to Builder. Check out the cool new design at the link.
  • Tip of the Week - Set up a local host so you can always work without being dependent on an internet connection. For more instruction and how-to on this topic, sign up for Benjamin’s FREE webinar “Setting Up a Local Host”.
  • Book of the Week – “The Referral Engine” by John Jantsch. Check out his website - which side note – is built on Builder!
  • WordCamp Boulder - Surprise Announcement! The iThemes gang is road-trippin’ to Boulder in an RV! Nothing like a bunch of geeks trekkin across the Great Plains… Check out the official Road Trip website and the funny video explains the whole idea.

As always, you can join us live each Tuesday at 11:00am CST on www.ithemes.tv

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