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Iron Ninja Award

Written by Michael Krapf on December 11, 2013 Blog.

Congratulations to Stuart Duff, our first ever Iron Ninja award recipient!

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The Iron Ninja award was created to recognize enduring excellence and unwavering consistency in the delivery of top notch service to the WooThemes community.

Stuart not only embodies all aforementioned qualities, but sets the standard by which all others are measured.  He is a motivated self starter that has a true passion for helping others. With the heart of a teacher, he endures the challenges one ticket at a time.

Since joining the team, Stuart has continued to impress us with his willingness to learn and grow. It will be exciting to see what the future has in store for our first ever Iron Ninja!

We would also like to send a special thank you to Cobus Bester for designing the Iron Ninja award logo. Terrific job as usual Cobus!



18 Responses

  1. Michael Krapf
    December 11, 2013 at 2:00 am #

    Glad we have a Stu!

  2. Daniel Dudzic
    December 11, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    Go ninja go! Awesome to have you on board mate. Well done! 🙂

  3. Dwain
    December 11, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    In Afrikaans, we’ll say “yster” . Well done Stuart, we learn so much from you everyday .

  4. Daniel Espinoza
    December 11, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Great job Stu!

  5. allmyhoney
    December 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Stuart is good, I can testify to that 😉

  6. Timmyothy
    December 12, 2013 at 12:50 am #


    these guys are talking about “Iron Ninjas” while other theme companies are producing themes like this.

    I guess they have to come-up with something to showcase about themselves… “Iron Ninja”… sad.


    • Johnny
      December 12, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      Sarcastic comment aside, I like the idea of the “Page Builder” that can be seen under the link you posted. It’d be great if WooThemes would style the various components (image, text, slider, banner, etc.) and leave it up to the user to arrange them on a page. So, in other words – each theme would deliver a particular style for the components and several page layouts examples but the users would be able to create every page layout they want. I think that would be increadibly powerful!

      • Ryan Ray
        December 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

        This would be an ideal approach to page builder functionality. 🙂

        Create a plugin that offers all the options to put content into a page and pick it’s layout. A theme then should have the support for styling and design of that content.

        While Divi looks incredible and is well done, kudos deserved, if you needed or wanted to switch themes the biggest downfall arises there. You can’t take your pages you built with you to another theme, even if it was another Elegant Themes theme.

        • Johnny
          December 16, 2013 at 10:02 am #

          Hi Ryan,

          “Create a plugin that offers all the options to put content into a page and pick it’s layout. A theme then should have the support for styling and design of that content.”

          Yes, that’s what I had in mind, thanks for putting it into the right words 🙂 With such an approach changing themes that are compatible with this plugin would not break the site layout but would simply change the look and feel.

          I’ve just searched the ideas board and this looks quite close:

    • James Koster
      December 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

      I can say with some certainty that we’ll never release a theme with a page builder built in.

      As a plugin, perhaps, at some point.

      Why not suggest this on our ideas board if it’s something you’re genuinely passionate about.

    • Matty Cohen
      December 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      Hi Timmy,

      Have you met our new Upstart theme? 🙂

    • Ryan Ray
      December 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm #


      We have plenty of products to talk about, but that is completely missing the point of a post like this.

      For this it doesn’t matter what you have to say about our products or our friends products, this post is to give well deserved appreciation to Stu.

      At the least, save these comments for our actual product release posts. Better yet, turn them into something constructive. You want us to build something similar? Add it to our ideas board as others have said.

      Otherwise, with nothing civil, constructive, or helpful to say it’s probably better to not submit comments.

  7. raison
    December 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Well done Stuart!

  8. Remi Corson
    December 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Congrats Stuart, Well deserved!

  9. Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen
    December 13, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Who needs a fancy page builder, when you have a great support team! Congrats to Stuart, and thanks to everyone on the support team for all the assistance over the year.

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