The new iThemes.com is here. It’s been a long time coming (the previous design was 3 years old!) and we’re excited to share some of the new features that we hope will enhance your experience with the site.
We’ve been intentional about the style and structure of the redesign, so every detail has a purpose and objective. iThemes has grown and changed dramatically in the years since we first launched, and we’ve badly needed a site that truly reflects who we are today by showcasing all of our products, services and content in a new way.
We’re hoping you’ll enjoy the new iThemes.com as much as we do, as we’ve finally combined the two-fold purpose of an easy-to-manage site for us on the backend, with a beautiful, efficient site for you, our guests and community, on the front-end.
Here are a few features we want to highlight:
It’s on Builder
iThemes.com is no ordinary WordPress site. More than 250 pages, countless blog posts, integrations with our eCommerce and forum software – all sorts of complications that make switching over to a new theme a big deal. Because of this complexity, we avoided a major theme redesign for a long time. The longer we waited, the more the old franken-theme grew. But we’re finally happy to announce that our site is using the theme we built for ourselves in 2009 – Builder. We’ve been drooling over the features and flexibility of Builder as we’ve added to it and created themes for it. We realized how much easier things would be if we could only use Builder. And now we can take full advantage of it. We’ll be publishing a series of blog posts about how we’re using Builder in the new site and how we made it responsive, in the coming weeks.
A single site for all of our WP themes and plugins
In March of 2010, we launched PluginBuddy as our plugin division to provide professional plugins with guaranteed support and updates. Since then, our plugin library has grown to include over 20 premium plugins and our best-selling plugin, BackupBuddy.
iThemes and PluginBuddy have always been ONE company with ONE team of developers and staff, but we’d found it increasingly difficult to manage products and content between two separate domains. With the launch of the new iThemes.com, we’ve created a single, robust site that includes all of our plugins and themes. Starting today, the PluginBuddy domain will be forwarded to corresponding URLs at iThemes.com:
We’re hoping PluginBuddy’s merge into the iThemes.com site will reduce confusion about our products and make it easier for visitors to find and access everything they need from one place without having to switch between separate domains. You can check out the all-new iThemes (formerly PluginBuddy) plugin store here.
New, improved sales pages
You’ll find completely redesigned sales pages for individual plugins, themes and combo packs with new feature overviews. Each of the DisplayBuddy plugins also feature new logos, feature overviews and FAQ sections, too.
The new theme sorter
The new iThemes.com features a brand new way to view themes by type and color. Check out the iThemes Themes page to sort our themes according to color scheme and by classification as Builder child themes, Classic themes or Allure themes.
So, let us know what you think.
We’re eager to hear your feedback, so share your favorite part of the new site below or tweet us @iThemes. We’re really looking forward to hearing from you.