What’s New at iThemes?
- Farewell James: Bittersweet news as our VP and friend, James Dalman, will be leaving the company. His official last day in the office was the day of the show! So you, ladies and gentlemen, get to see him live one last time. “This parting is very amicable and you should expect him to be involved in the community as much as he can in his new endeavors.” – Cory Miller. We wish James the best and will definitely miss him around the office! Good luck, James!
- WD News: In light of James’ departure, we will be welcoming Benjamin Bradley, “The Professor”, full-time to the WD brand. Also, all of his James’ previously scheduled webinars WILL be completed as they are listed on the calendar.
- Theme Updates: As you have likely heard….WP 3.0 has been released and it has some pretty cool new features. Builder and Flexx are the first to have the new Menus integration and we are adding support on our other 80+ themes asap. Also, you Essence fans will be seeing some love on this classic theme. Chris is excited to get working on some updates to Essence as it is not only our oldest theme, but remains a customer favorite.
- Flexx-Shopp Integration: If you’ve tuned in lately, you know we’ve been working with the boys at Shopplugin.net on some theme-plugin goodness. “All you have to do to use Shopp with Flexx is activate both the plugin and the theme. All of the Shopp template files are now built in to Flexx.” -Matt. These are NOT included with one another. You will still need to purchase a license of Flexx and a license of Shopp. Not using Shopp? You will see no difference in your theme. Flexx will still be the same ole Flexx. You can also read Shopp’s post on the integration here
- Mobile Plugin 3.0: Our Mobile Plugin now supports 3.0 menus. Download the latest version in your Member Panel.
- Site of the Week: BabyProductsNewZealand.com – Using Builder Child Theme-“Dark”. Awesome example of how much customization you can do with the Builder Style Manager! Take a look at all the Builder Child Themes. Great site!
- Road Trip: The iThemes geeks are taking an RV trip up to WordCamp Boulder, July 9th-12th. Expect live blogging, twit pics, and *hopefully* some live video from the road. If you live en route to Boulder, let us know! Willing to stop for coffee. Keep up with the trip from the official Road Trip website.
- New Plugin: COMING SOON! “Email Buddy” – not a whole lot of details yet because Dustin was unavailable for the show…but basically it’s going to be awesome. Read some of Cory’s past posts on the power of Email: “Using Email Newsletters…” and “Enduring Value of a Good Email List“