This year is our tenth birthday! 10 years! It's hard to believe – for some of us it feels as if it were yesterday that we launched YOOtheme in January 2007 with this post. A few of you may remember the Smoove theme, which was some kind of breakthrough for us. Ten years later the web has changed completely and we're grateful not just for having been around that long but also for being able to grow and create exciting stuff for Joomla and WordPress. We are proud to be part of their ecosystems and also of our own two Open Source projects UIkit and Pagekit. We look back at a decade full of releases, milestones and fond memories.
Join the I♥YOO competition and win a subscription
While browsing some of the photos from these past few years, we came across the I♥YOO competitions in 2010 and 2009. Do you remember? For those who don't know, people took pictures of themselves holding up an I♥YOO sign and sent them to us. Some people came up with the craziest places to take these photos, including the top of a free fall tower at a theme park.
Since it was so much fun, we would like to start a 10 year anniversary I♥YOO competition: We're giving away 10 subscriptions for Joomla and WordPress among everyone entering a photo. The winners will also receive a special 10 year anniversary goodie bag from us.
To enter the competition, just download the I♥YOO PDF, print it out, take a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet it to @yootheme. The competition ends March 31. We will announce the winners and present a selection of the best pictures shortly after. We are excited to receive your creative pictures from all over the world!
Invite YOOtheme team to your user group meetup
Are you organizing a Joomla or WordPress user group meetup? We want to visit you! For our 10 year anniversary we want to give back to the community. We would love to join your user group meetup, answer your questions and – if you're interested – provide a little insight into YOOtheme Pro. All you need to do is send us a short description of you and your user group. Let us know a bit about yourselves and tell us why you think we should come to visit you – pictures are very welcome. Drop us a mail at email@example.com.
We are proud of what we have achieved over the past ten years and excited to see what's coming next. None of this would have been possible without a strong and supportive community. Our deepest gratitude goes out to you guys. Let's make the next decade a great one together.