Hello again! Its been a while since we’ve updated the blog, but we have some good news and an update for you guys.
First, we’ve just released PlatformPro 1.5. This update (as well as the 1.4 releases) address some very important optimizations and integrations into the theme. I’ll talk about that in a minute. Second, we wanted to update you guys on some interesting changes at PageLines and give you guys a teaser as to what we’re working on.
Framework Version 1.5 & API
Today we released PlatformPro 1.5. In the most recent updates we’ve focused on streamlining the framework code to prepare the way for future releases. There are also several new ‘minor’ features, such as navigation fixes, hooks/filters and custom post-type support. These releases also fix several small bugs and prepare the way for future versions of WordPress (such as the upcoming WP 3.2)
The most exciting part about these latest updates is the integration of the PageLines API. While we can’t tell you all of the plans for this API, we can tell you that the current release lays the groundwork for ‘auto-updating’ and other cool integration features.
PageLines Beta Program
In advance of future releases and development efforts, PageLines has launched a developer ‘Beta’ program.
This is a cool new program designed to help people get more out of their PageLines development, as well as help us make software for you…
Some of the benefits:
- Get access to updates/features before they’re released
- Be able to suggest and even contribute to new features and capabilities
- Get live technical Q&A w/ the PageLines core team
- Get ‘ground-floor’ access to market/business opportunities created
- Be a part of a team and something we think is exciting
Anyone interested in being involved, just needs to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
New Docs & MediaWiki
Taking feedback from you guys on our documentation we’ve decided WordPress isn’t an ideal solution for creating and maintaining great reference material. For that reason, we’ve designed and built a new integration of Mediawiki to manage our documentation. There are several benefits to this:
- Anyone can contribute
- Linking and cross-referencing are a cinch!
- Much better for search
- More fun to use (for docs at least!)
Anyway, you can see the new and totally under-development documentation at http://docs.pagelines.com/ .. If you’re interested in participating, great! Just write us and we can discuss your ideas.
Move To San Francisco and Other News
Finally, there has been a lot changing internally w/ the company. PageLines has recently relocated to San Francisco, CA and started several new internal initiatives.
We are hiring some experience designers and developers and prepping for — what we think — is an exciting plan for your products and services in the future. And while we don’t publicly discuss development details, we can tell you that there will be some interesting opportunities created for designers/developers on the PageLines platform.
That’s it for now! Until next time…