Photos from New York City and WordCamp Philly

Posted by on November 13, 2011 with 0 Comments

Here are a few pictures I wanted to share from my recent trip to New York City and Philadelphia. We were in Philly for a WordCamp, but decided to takeĀ  a few extra days and enjoy New York as well.

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Starting as the iThemes COO

Posted by on May 20, 2011 with 0 Comments

Yesterday, Cory made the public announcement that I would be starting as the new Chief Operating Officer for our company. “Thrilled” doesn’t even begin to describe the feelings I had when the news went public. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have be blessed with, and wanted to take the opportunity to fill some people in on how all of this came to be.

My junior year of college, while I was Colorado skiing with Cory and some friends, Cory first brought up the idea of me coming to work for iThemes. At the time, iThemes was in need of someone to help respond to sales emails. I had a little bit of experience with WordPress (meaning I had broken a few sites, and begged Cory to help me fix them), and Cory thought I could help lighten the load of sales emails. Click to read more…

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Why You Need a WordPress Backup

Posted by on March 9, 2011 with 0 Comments

Some of you already know the story. Others may not. Here is the real story of how BackupBuddy came to be.

Via WordCamp Seattle Lightning Talk.

-matt

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Headshots of Cory Miller, iThemes CEO

Posted by on January 17, 2011 with 0 Comments

I love the opportunity to get back in the studio. Fortunately, I work with some awesome folks that love to do cool things, so they don’t mind hanging out and taking photos.

Last week, I had the chance to shoot (more) photos of Cory Miller, and I wanted to share a few of them with you. Click to read more…

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Creating Alternate Module Styles in iThemes Builder

Posted by on December 1, 2010 with 3 Comments

Recently, iThemes Builder received an update that included support for alternate module styles. Basically, this means that any of Builder’s modules can be styled multiple ways, and you can choose which style you want on a module-to-module basis. If you want to see this in action, check out our latest child theme, Americana. It features four alternate module styles.

Here are the basics to adding alternate module styles to your own Builder child theme. The following code block would go in your child theme’s functions.php file.
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Free WordPress Theme Available – Quick-Vid

Posted by on September 2, 2010 with 0 Comments

I’ve been working with Brad to get a free WordPress theme our for a while. We thought this would be a good way for iThemes to give something back to the WordPress community (along with our free plugins, core contributions, and codex additions). I must say, the process of adding a theme to WordPress Extend isn’t the most friendly one, but it is there none-the-less. The new theme is called Quick-Vid. It is a Tumblr inspired theme intended for quick blogging.

Demo Site | Download

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