Status Report: September, 2019

Hello everyone!

As we approach the finish line of testing for the next release, we wanted to share a few updates as it will be a very busy month around here. For starters, our illustrious beta team is now testing Release Candidates of the next update! We’re on track to have everything wrapped up within the next couple of business days.

Next week, our leadership team will be in London for our annual meetup! Being a remote team, we look very forward to these times together, and we are even more excited to meet some of our UK and European customers for a community meetup we are hosting on Saturday the 14th. If you are able to make it, we have just a couple of spots left and would love to see you there. Just send an email to info@theme.co for more information and to be added to the list.

As soon as we return, we’ll be starting the launch cycle for this next release. As a reminder, we start to manual updates then work our way towards automatic updates. We’re planning to begin the new release somewhere between September 19-23rd.

Between now and then our development team will continue progress on our exciting new Grid Element. This powerful new element is on the cutting edge of advanced layouts, and we can’t wait for you to see it! Learn more here.

We are most excited to begin the launch of our largest update ever later this month. It’s a monster step forward with over 75 new features and fixes. We appreciate your patience and feedback as we’ve been able to make several great refinements thanks to the wonderful feedback of our beta team! Here are a few of the big ticket items from this cycle.

  • New Row Element with layout selection in preview area
  • New and improved Layout pane
  • New Element library - you can now drag in your Presets
  • New Testimonial Element
  • New Rating Element
  • New Creative CTA Element
  • New Countdown Element
  • New Card Element
  • New Icon Element
  • New Raw Content Element
  • Social Element now includes sharing options
  • Graphical Flexbox controls
  • Add New pages/posts from the Content Builder index
  • Context menu (right click Elements in preview)
  • New keyboard shortcuts
  • Element API
  • And more…

As always, there’s a few things we’re working on deep in the Themeco labs that we’ll be announcing as part of our redesign later this year :slight_smile: We look forward to sharing all that is in store!

Happy Fall,
Kyle

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