PageLines 2.2! Bootstrap, LESS, Shortcodes & More…

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The wait is over!  PageLines is excited to announce the release of PageLines Framework 2.2.

Raising the bar was not easy, but through your support, the beer in Ireland, the caffeine in Texas, and the magical power of Unicorns, that bar has been raised a little higher.Framework 2.2 features the same Drag & Drop interface you know and love, but with some notable improvements.

Video Overview

Bootstrap & LESS

Content is king, and with Bootstrap and PageLines you can concentrate on what matters most; having the flexibility to do what you want to do, and how you want to do it.

PageLines 2.2 with LESS & Bootstrap

“Bootstrap is designed to help people of all skill levels—designer or developer, huge nerd or early beginner. Use it as a complete kit or use to start something more complex.”Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap

Together with PageLines 2.2, and the entire Bootstrap Library, you can build anything you can dream of. Whether it be the next greatest food blog, the next Onion, or that site for your Uncle you said you would build 7 years ago, PageLines 2.2 brings new tools for success.

Framework 2.2 also brings another new friend; Live CSS processing via LESS. – LESS extends CSS with things like variables, mixins, operations and functions. It’s like CSS on crack, and PageLines is the first WordPress Framework that processes and caches for peak performance.

Shortcodes & New Sections

PageLines 2.2 with Shortcodes

With Framework 2.2, we’ve also introduced an entire Shortcode library just waiting to get abused. We have shortcodes for most of the components in Bootstrap, along with shortcodes for buttons and blockquotes, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn – All there with a few meager clicks. See them all in action on our Demo Site.

We’ve also made several new sections or “inspirations in a box” (a drag & droppable one), and they’re waiting for your creativity. Steer your visitors in the right direction with the new Masthead Section, and keep them there longer with Scroll Spy.  Less drop off, more connection and greater response.  See the new sections in action on our Demo Site.

PageLines Plus

PageLines Plus Membership

With the release of Framework 2.2, we are also introducing PageLines Plus Membership, which offers an extra layer of support, including priority live chat within your WordPress administration panel.  It also offers access to all the plugins, sections and themes (and their updates) developed exclusively by PageLines.  For Plus subscribers, these extensions are available for free.

Best of all?  This PageLines Framework 2.2 upgrade is FREE for current Framework License holders. So where can you obtain said update? It’s already waiting for you in your Launchpad.

PageLines Plus subscribers will also enjoy the benefits of having no upgrade fee should a new version of Framework be released.

Note: We’ve made sure to take into account the wide variety of clients that use PageLines Framework, and that means that all existing PageLines Store plugins, sections and themes are 100% compatible with the new release. Also, no Unicorns were harmed in the making of this version.

32 Responses to "PageLines 2.2! Bootstrap, LESS, Shortcodes & More…"
  1. safehouseweb says:

    $197 for the Professional Edition and $397 for the Developer Edition, with 50% off until July 9th. Sounds like a big winner, to me. I have been using PageLines – PlatformPro, specifically – for a couple of years and find it is an extremely smart way to do business.
     
    I am very much looking forward to taking PageLines 2.2. out onto the course.

  2. safehouseweb says:

    $197 for the Professional Edition and $397 for the Developer Edition, with 50% off until July 9th. Sounds like a big winner, to me. I have been using PageLines – PlatformPro, specifically – for a couple of years and find it is an extremely smart way to do business.
     
    I am very much looking forward to taking PageLines 2.2. out onto the course.

  3. safehouseweb says:

    $197 for the Professional Edition and $397 for the Developer Edition, with 50% off until July 9th. Sounds like a big winner, to me. I have been using PageLines – PlatformPro, specifically – for a couple of years and find it is an extremely smart way to do business.
     
    I am very much looking forward to taking PageLines 2.2. out onto the course.

  4. mikezielonka says:

    “It’s like CSS on crack” :D

  5. GrantBarrett says:

    To be honest, before signing up for Plus, a monthly commitment, I’d have to know a log more about what kind of plugins, sections and themes are being developed. For example, if it’s a new theme every month, that’s kind of useless for most existing users because we likely already have a theme we’ve worked hard on and aren’t likely to just drop it for the new flavor.
     
    Also, it’s not clear to me at all whether existing PageLines Pro users will have all updates cut off at one point. That’s what it sounds like right now. It seems like the $200 I paid in April will soon be just the start of a drip-drip-drip of additional payments required to keep everything up to date. I’d really like to see a much clearer comparison of what Plus means for existing users. What are we losing? Will our software stay up-to-date without additional payments? Will we be forced to upgrade to Plus to stay current? What will the next big update be for PageLines Framework? What will it cost customers at all the different levels?
     
    Additionally, does Plus mean that in the future PageLines Pro users will find all their support requests ignore because we haven’t opted for the extra Plus support? Will we continue to get our questions answered in the forums?
     
    In short, more information please. Lots more. I’m not sure at this point if I’ve bought into a subtle bait-and-switch where I’m now going to have to keep forking over to get the kinds of update and support that I thought were included in my original $200 payment. For a nonprofit, that would be a sore blow. 

  6. GrantBarrett says:

    To be honest, before signing up for Plus, a monthly commitment, I’d have to know a lot more about what kind of plugins, sections and themes are being developed. For example, if it’s a new theme every month, that’s kind of useless for most existing users because we likely already have a theme we’ve worked hard on and aren’t likely to just drop it for the new flavor.
     
    Also, it’s not clear to me at all whether existing PageLines Pro users will have all updates cut off at one point. That’s what it sounds like right now. It seems like the $200 I paid in April will soon be just the start of a drip-drip-drip of additional payments required to keep everything up to date. I’d really like to see a much clearer comparison of what Plus means for existing users. What are we losing? Will our software stay up-to-date without additional payments? Will we be forced to upgrade to Plus to stay current? What will the next big update be for PageLines Framework? What will it cost customers at all the different levels?
     
    Additionally, does Plus mean that in the future PageLines Pro users will find all their support requests ignored because they haven’t opted for the extra Plus support? Will we continue to get our questions answered in the forums?
     
    In short, more information please. Lots more. I’m not sure at this point if I’ve bought into a subtle bait-and-switch where I’m now going to have to keep forking over to get the kinds of updates and support that I thought were included in my original $200 payment. For a nonprofit, that would be a sore blow. 
     

    • shawnfbowman says:

       @GrantBarrett I’m also interested in getting a bit more information about these “Pagelines Plus” related changes: I bought the developer license with the understanding that I had access to a lot more than it seems that I do now. Where my developer license used to give me access to the free Pagelines extensions and plugins, now it seems as though I have to pay a new subscription fee to get these. Fair? No.
       
      I bought the product with a certain understanding of what was included. Now it seems as though I’m being charged for access to those features that originally came with my purchase at no added cost. Am I off base here? Am I missing something? Or am I now expected to pay an additional monthly fee to get the exact same access to the things I used to have access to with my original Dev license?
       
      More information / explanation, please. 

    • IconicImagery says:

      @GrantBarrettI’m wondering the same, to be honest.
       
      I’m already on the +Plus Developer Membership. I’ve upgraded the Framework et al since the first release…
       
      Am I now “upgrading” to 2.2 for $200 AND adding yet another monthly subscription fee on top of the one I already have?
       
      Pagelines is a great product, no doubt,, but as someone who has been with you and who has most of your releases and flies the flag for all thing Pagelines this is a huge financial committment to make especially for those of us who don’t have deep pockets. It’s bugging me now that I’m getting emails about “Upgrading” but really what we are talking about is a whole new Framework & sub plan. It really makes no sense to me.

      • Mama-Jen says:

         @IconicImagery I just checked your account and you are a current Plus subscriber. You do not have to do anything at all. You automatically receive the new Plus benefits. I’m not sure why you think you have to upgrade to 2.2 for $200 and add another subscription because that’s simply not true.
         
        Hope that clears things up a bit. ;-)

      • IconicImagery says:

         @Mama-Jen
         
        Sorry MJ – I’m getting emails from you about upgrading – like this is a BIG rollout… and when I go to my account I get messages that I dont have the necessary Product to upgrade. I was just about to pay for the 50% off Dev Framework Plus — $197 thinking I was missing out (which if I was this would be the worst poss time to have to splash out – though I am keeping the store humming lol).
         
        Thanks for checking 8)) *mops confuzzled brow*
         
         
         

      • Mama-Jen says:

         @IconicImagery haha :) it’s no problem at all!

    • Mama-Jen says:

       @GrantBarrett Hi Grant. Thanks for your questions. I will try to answer them as best I can. :)
       
      At this time, there are 15 free items included with Plus. For the current list, please view this screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/byS4K.png. If you have any ideas for sections or plugins, we do invite your feedback! Simply send an email to hello@pagelines.com and let us know that you think your idea should be the next free Plus add-on!
       
      Information regarding whether updates are free or require payment can be found in our FAQ on the pricing page at (http://www.pagelines.com/pricing/). For your convenience, it says: **When you purchase the PageLines platform; all minor-release updates to the platform are free. For example, if you have version 2.0, then all 2.X updates (including bug-fix and minor feature updates) will be free. Upgrades to the next major release of the Framework (i.e. PageLines 3.0) do include an update cost.**
       
      Plus is not a new concept, it has been around for quite some time. You will not “lose” anything by starting a Plus subscription (and it has no contract!. In fact, you only gain! For example, PageLines Framework Developer is normally $397. You can purchase the Plus option (normally) for $397 plus $19 per month. Not only do you receive free add-ons, live chat support, etc, but also you will receive a free version of PageLines 3.0 when it releases if you are a current Plus subscriber. So let’s pretend that 3.0 comes out a year from now. If you subscribe to Plus for 12 months: $19/mo x 12 mo = $228 spent in one year, plus you get 3.0 for FREE. If you wouldn’t have been a Plus subscriber, you would have paid $397 for 3.0. And this comparison is a max-case scenario; you will always pay less as a Plus subscriber.
       
      You will continue to receive support as you do now (technical support in the forum; account support via email). Plus subscribers simply have the benefit of live chat support from directly within their WordPress admin.
       
      No one is forced to subscribe to Plus. As I said, it’s been around for at least a couple years. In the end, it is ultimately your choice. We have no ETA at all for 3.0 at this time.
       
      I hope that helps. :)

      • GrantBarrett says:

         @Mama-Jen Thanks for responding, much appreciated. I am please that I will be losing nothing I have now, though the question of whether I will no longer be getting updates to themes, sections, and plugins has not been answered. Will I still get those? Do those can as “minor feature updates”?
         
        Plus is new to me because I’d never even heard of PageLines at all until a couple of months ago, much less Plus and I don’t remember it at all from the signup process.
         
        This isn’t clear. You wrote, “PageLines Framework Developer is normally $397. You can purchase the Plus option (normally) for $397 plus $19 per month.” So you mean that the PageLines Framework Developer Plus is $625 for a year?
         
        It doesn’t seem like the value you represent, discount or not. 
         
        For one, everything shown in the PNG file I already get with my PageLines Pro account without Plus.
         
        For two, I want to know what’s coming and when before I give you money. Plus means paying in part for vapor if I don’t need chat support. What plugins, templates, and sections are planned? That do what? And are to be released on what dates? Having been involved in web and software development for 20 years, I know that software release schedules are, as Douglas Adams put it, as reliable as a Greek ferry schedule. Isn’t it possible that in 12 months there would be no new plugins, themes, or sections that I want, *and* that 3.0 isn’t released? If 3.0 takes 18 months to released, I would have paid $342 — but you say I will always pay less as a Plus subscriber. That can’t be true unless you can guarantee a delivery date for 3.0 that is less from a year of the start date of EVERY Plus subscription. We can’t know if Plus is worth doing unless 3.0 pricing is available now and unless we have a release date — but see Greek ferry schedules above.

      • GrantBarrett says:

        @Mama-Jen
        Thanks for responding, much appreciated. I am pleased that I will be losing nothing I have now, though the question of whether I will no longer be getting updates to themes, sections, and plugins has not been answered. Will I still get those? Do those count as “minor feature updates”?
         
        Plus is new to me because I’d never even heard of PageLines at all until a couple of months ago, much less Plus and I don’t remember it at all from the signup process.
         
        This isn’t clear. You wrote, “PageLines Framework Developer is normally $397. You can purchase the Plus option (normally) for $397 plus $19 per month.” So you mean that the PageLines Framework Developer Plus is $625 for a year?
         
        It doesn’t seem like the value you represent, discount or not. 
         
        For one, everything shown in the PNG file I already get with my PageLines Pro account without Plus.
         
        For two, I want to know what’s coming and when before I give you money. Plus means paying in part for vapor if I don’t need chat support. What plugins, templates, and sections are planned? That do what? And are to be released on what dates?
         
        Having been involved in web and software development for 20 years, I know that software release schedules are, as Douglas Adams put it, as reliable as a Greek ferry schedule. Isn’t it possible that in 12 months there would be no new plugins, themes, or sections that I want, *and* that 3.0 isn’t released? If 3.0 takes 18 months to released, I would have paid $342 — but you say I will always pay less as a Plus subscriber. That can’t be true unless you can guarantee a delivery date for 3.0 that is less from a year of the start date of EVERY Plus subscription. We can’t know if Plus is worth doing unless 3.0 pricing is available now and unless we have a release date — but see Greek ferry schedules above.
         

    • tweetopportunex says:

       @GrantBarrett Worth every penny!  I can assure you of that (from experience)! I’ve been a web developer since 1995 and using WordPress for over three years.  What PageLines offers is simply unmatched by a wide margin. And, they keep on expanding options, libraries and support.  You cannot loose with this subscription!

    • dreamcell says:

       @GrantBarrett Grant… thanks for saying all this so clearly. Pagelines leave me utterly confused and feeling badly used as a customer. I don’t know if the fault is REALLY with the go-to-market strategy with 2.2, or just the communication around it. But I suspect both you and I are just the start of waves of hacked off users… They seem to have overlooked that we can’t just fire off invoices to customers everytime they think of a new wdiget to charge us for.

  7. dreamcell says:

    You guys have totally confused me. I spent loads of money about 3 months ago on Pagelines Pro Dev edition 2.1, and now you want loads more plus a subscription??? That doesn’t really play very well with me, and it cetainly won’t play well with my clients. I just upgraded a site to 2.2. It was mayhem. I restored the back up to the old version within 20 minutes. Who do you think is going to pay me for all the mopping up that’s needed to fix a site that was workiing yesterday – upgraded today – stops working? When I upgrade WordPress it uually works better. Even Adobe don’t charge for upgrades after the decimal point!!!!

    • Mama-Jen says:

       @dreamcell You certainly don’t have to upgrade to a Plus subscription; it is entirely your choice. Since you are a current customer, your upgrade to 2.2 (and through 2.X) is free. Simply login to your WordPress admin to update PageLines Framework.
       
      2.2 has been tested extensively by the beta testing team so if you have any issues upgrading, please post in the forum so we can help you resolve them.

      • tunatraffic says:

         @Mama-Jen  @dreamcell I assure that it was tested by the best beta testers.  Specially since I was one of them.  If you want an unbiased answer to a question…just tweet me: mikezielonka 

  8. imagesbybay says:

    Another buggy update from pagelines! I have again had to move around widgets and more problematic my site takes ages to load – the pagelines-compiled-css take up to 18 sec to load!
     
    Why are you letting updates come out like this?

    • Dannyh says:

       @imagesbybay We appreciate your feedback and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by having to reposition widgets. However, PageLines Framework 2.2 is fast as is the compiled CSS and actually 2.2 is actually faster than 2.0.
       
      Would it be possible for you to view this forum topic please – http://www.pagelines.com/forum/discussion/comment/107226#Comment_107226
       
       

  9. opgreenfly says:

    i am horrified you’ve developed another way to get money out of customers that have already paid. are there no new customers? in order to get full pagelines you now have to pay again…. 

  10. I’m kinda fool today, ok I bought pagelines a while ago for 95 bucks, now I want it for my personal site http://www.friedenzohn.com where I don’t want the pagelines link on the bottom and I would like to resell design with the framework, which exactly do I have to buy ?

  11. yoyo cant believe the reply, will surely install it and put a affiliate url, thanks a lot!!

  12. Wow,This PageLines Framework 2.2 upgrade is FREE,it is a great news for me.

  13. jibrankhan says:

    Nice. never heard about bootstrap before. Its nice to read this. Thanks

  14. Penny772 says:

    What would be lovely is if the link worked and that I could re download the pagelines framework theme that I paid for .  Can someone please help me.  My account says i havent purchased anything no body gets back to me.  I need my site up and so fed up with pagelines framework.  No body minds taking the money but there never seems to be any back up from you people..

  15. fratinenrico says:

    Hallo, very interesting this Theme! But what’s the difference between PageLines Theme and DMS 2?

    Thank you very much

    Enrico

  16. StefanC says:

    fratinenrico Hi Enrico! The PageLines Framework is a legacy iteration of the PageLines drag & drop infrastructure. It is a legacy product now, which has been followed by the PageLines DMS and the PageLines DMS 2.

    For any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us: hello@pagelines.com – we’ll be happy to help! :)

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