WordPress Backups Have Never Been Easier

This week we launched BackupBuddy 3.1 and with it our new storage destination for your WordPress backups that we’re calling BackupBuddy Stash.

We believe it’s absolutely vital to keep your site backups off site so if God forbid a crash happens your site is safe and secure and accessible to restore it.

BackupBuddy Stash makes it … easy, convenient, affordable to backup your full site.

Every purchase of BackupBuddy comes with a free storage plan for your site.

With BackupBuddy Stash … BackupBuddy just got BETTER for you.

Here’s a quick video I did showing how it works and how easy it is to setup:

And here’s me using BackupBuddy Stash to fully restore a 184MB WordPress site in 5 minutes:

Go get BackupBuddy Today to make sure your site is safely and securely backed up!

A Real Responsive WordPress Theme

Today, our theme team at iThemes released iThemes Builder 4.0 with responsive support baked in and 6 responsive child themes.

It’s been a long week for our trio on the theme team (Chris Jean, Justin Kopepasah and Cody Smith) with many nights past midnight working to get final details ironed out and tested before launch.

Of course I’m proud of our work … but iThemes Builder launched almost three years ago with a layout engine I had never seen in a WordPress theme, setting it apart from the pack of “static” themes. Our goal was to offer a theme framework where you could easily tweak your layout without having to touch CSS.

Today, with the launch of iThemes Builder 4.0 and responsive support … an amazing theme just gets better.

Imagine trying to build a responsive theme with an infinite number of user-defined layouts — that’s the challenge poised to Chris, Koop and Cody. (So glad we have this many brilliant people on our team who are able to execute on a tight deadline. WOW!)

To celebrate, we’re offering 50% off the iThemes Builder Dev Pack (65+ child themes) until Oct. 31 … so get iThemes Builder today if you haven’t!

iThemes.com Just Got Some Fancy New Clothes

After over 3 years of having the same website design on iThemes.com, I’m super pumped to announce that we just flipped the switch on our new site design. It’s been months (and maybe years) in the making with a ton of work from our uber-talented team — and in particular Brad Ulrich and Ty Carlson.

This was the biggest redesign project I’ve ever been a part of. It’s also definitely the one of the most complex WordPress design projects I’ve even heard of as we have hundreds of pages and posts, integrations with our ecommerce/membership and forum software, and we really wanted drink our own Kool-Aid and use iThemes Builder, our star WordPress theme, with it for maximum flexibility.

You can read all the details about the new redesign features and a special Q&A with Brad and Ty too.

As with any launch of this site, we’re still working out some kinks, but go check out the new iThemes.com and let us know what you think!