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As I reported this week, Cory Miller and Brian Gardner, famed WordPress theme designers partnered to create a new online premium theme universe called

The new venue launches with 5 New Premium themes: here’s the release

=========================================– Premium WordPress Themes
Email Newsletter
Jan. 24, 2008


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The day has arrived … iThemes has officially launched and you are one of the first to know about it!

With the launch, we’re proud to announce our first theme series entitled Essence, a set of 5 themes designed to look, feel and function like a tradition website, but powered by WordPress.

Each of the 5 themes in the Essence Series includes:

* Static home page
* 7 inside page layouts
* Elegant look and feel of traditional website
* Integrated blog templates
* Two header options: Text or graphic

We designed the theme series with small businesses in mind … those wanting to leverage the search engine value and features of WordPress, but with the polished, refined design of a typical website. There’s so much more to the Essence series that we think you just need to test it out right now at:

As promised … for those who signed up for the email launch, we’re offering a 25% discount until Thursday, Jan. 31 (that’s 7 days) on all Essence themes by simply entering in this coupon code: LAUNCH.

–Cory Miller

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Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.



  1. Cory Miller

    January 24, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Benn, thanks so much again for covering our work at …. I hope many people will take advantage of our launch discount. Thanks for offering it to your readers.

  2. Todd Carpenter

    January 24, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Cory Miller is awesome. I use his designs for several blogs, including the blog I built for RE Bar Camp. He’s a good designer, but I think he must be an even better coder. So many times, I find a cool theme to play with, only to discover it’s full of bugs. Cory’s code is solid.

  3. Benn Rosales

    January 24, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Cory, no problem, I think its great that site owners are getting higher end options. We see the potential of wordpress and its CMS use, and until designers actually begin getting some coin for it, I cannot see how it will advace very far, very quickly. I’m happy to witness and report the evolution- so long as the costs to own highend themes remain fair and your offering is spot on.

  4. Daniel Rothamel

    January 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm


    That was close. I was afraid I would like those themes more than Revolution (which I just paid for).

  5. Benn Rosales

    January 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm


  6. kleimer

    February 15, 2008 at 1:08 am

    A cool ang great theme.

  7. Sarasota

    February 21, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Nice work, I’ll be looking into these when I switch my site over.

  8. Gary Webber from Bad Credit Remortgage Guild

    February 25, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I absolutely love the fresh, clean Web 2.0 design of the site. Very nice.

    If I were them though I would change the link that says “Purchase” in the navigation to “Themes” or “Themes / Purchase”. If you land on a sub-page, such as “About” then it’s not obvious how to get to the actual themes to see them.

    The themes look great. I wish you every success – it can’t be an easy niche to work, but I love a blog that looks good as well as having great content. My favourite design of all is the really simple one used on my favourite celebrity blog ( – big images and clean easy text. Very smart.

    That reminds me that I need to design the theme for our site’s blog this week. Unfortunately we’re using Blog.NET because we’re on .NET – so I can’t use one of your nice WordPress themes!

    – Gary Webber

  9. Allan Thomas

    May 15, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Nice theme. Keep it up.

  10. winkbingo

    June 2, 2008 at 3:58 am

    i agree this is a great theme and one that i will be using for my latest website

  11. Alan Daniels

    July 6, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    The layouts and themes are very streamline and have been long due.

  12. Maria Gudelis

    July 17, 2008 at 12:06 am

    I’ve been looking for a more real estate oriented theme for my site…thanks for the info on this theme, it looks perfect, modern and clean – will check it out! Cheers, Maria

  13. No Bull Bingo

    September 20, 2010 at 8:18 am

    iThemes i think was the best wordpress theme i had ever seen its really looks an website professional, thanks for sharing this moment with us.

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