Happy new year everyone! We hope you had enjoyable holidays and a good start into 2017. As always, we would like to begin the year by looking back at the past twelve months and review what has happened in the world of YOOtheme, the goals we achieved and what is to come in the near future. It has been quite a year! The Pagekit 1.0 release in spring was the first big milestone of 2016 for us and the second one came in autumn with the launch of YOOtheme Pro.
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Last week the day had finally come to release Pagekit 1.0, our open source CMS that might just be the right choice for your next web project. The past couple of days have been beyond exciting for us!
With our experience in building for other platforms, the work on Pagekit has been directed by an idea that came to be a while ago: Let's build a CMS with a modern codebase that comes with an uncluttered user interface and makes it easy to completely create a simple website in minutes.
What is Pagekit?
Pagekit is a free and open source PHP CMS built with modern tools such as Symfony 3 components, UIkit and Vue.js. When coming from another CMS, you will find familiar concepts like the included widget management, but also fresh ideas like the Site Tree – the central interface to create content and manage your site's structure.
The admin interface is inspired by the Material Design guidelines and offers a tidy environment for effective content management. An included Marketplace, easy user management and a powerful HTML & Markdown editor – there's plenty to discover, so make sure to give Pagekit a try.
Getting started made easy
Head over to pagekit.com to download the new release. There you can also find the documentation and links to introductory screencasts that explain how to use Pagekit. By default, Pagekit installs using a lightweight SQLite database, so you can quickly use it on any modern PHP webhoster.
To get started, we are providing several free themes and extensions. All of these can be installed from the Marketplace, which is available right inside the Pagekit administration. The Formmaker, for example, allows you to add fully functional forms, including different field types and reCaptcha integration, to your Pagekit site. With the Userprofile extension you can create custom profiles for your users.
These are only a few of the available items in the Marketplace, which also include theme and extension blueprints to help developers create their own products. With the rising popularity of Pagekit more items will enter the Marketplace and support for commercial themes and extensions is planned for the future.
The journey ahead
Rest assured that we'll stay committed to developing for WordPress and Joomla. This is at the core of our business and it's not going anywhere. We are currently working on the Warp 7 and Widgetkit 2 successors and their releases are planned for the coming summer. The best news is that all themes based on the new framework are going to be compatible with Pagekit as well!
We are incredibly excited to share Pagekit 1.0 with you. So far the response has been overwhelming. Within a few hours the Pagekit website buckled under the demand and our Twitter feeds were exploding. A number of articles dedicated to Pagekit were published on Speckyboy, WebAppers, t3n and Cyon (the last two are written in German) and Pagekit was featured on Codrops, Reddit and Product Hunt, among many others. These are happy times for us and we hope that you'll give Pagekit it a try.Visit the Pagekit Homepage
2015 has been filled with great moments and exciting projects. The beginning of a new year is always a good opportunity to look back and see what has happened. We would also like to take the opportunity and look ahead to see what our plans are for the upcoming months.
2014 has come to an end. As always that makes us think about moments that filled our year. Let's take a look back but also a look into the future to see what's on the agenda for 2015.
More than half of a great year has passed by but there are still exciting times ahead of us! Read on to a get short round up of YOOtheme's work and what's happening next at YOOtheme.
Two weeks ago we finally released the first Alpha version of Pagekit to the public. It is such a big relief after more than 2 years of hard work. Make sure to follow the latest Pagekit news on the offical blog. Just head over and check out the first post about the Pagekit launch. But besides Pagekit, there is more... We are really excited about our other product lines. A lot of major updates are coming.
Every two months, a bunch of interested Symfony users in Hamburg come together to meet up in mindworks welcoming office. This week, about 20 members gathered for YOOtheme’s guest talk about our latest project, our new and modern CMS Pagekit. After a few chats on the balcony and enjoying first refreshments our team started with the slides they had prepared for the evening. Here is a short roundup.
Two months ago we announced our own CMS: Pagekit! We want to thank everybody for the overwhelming feedback. Three days after the announcement we've already got more than 700 followers on Twitter and till today we've got more than 400 emails in our pagekit inbox. If you haven't heard about Pagekit yet, head over to our concept page. Pagekit is a modular and lightweight CMS built from the ground up with modern technologies like Symfony components and Doctrine. It will have a build-in marketplace to provide an awesome platform for theme and extension developers. Pagekit will be MIT licensed and hosted on GitHub.
2013 is almost over and we are looking back on many great experiences. We are very happy with everything we could achieve. Read on to reminisce with us about the past year at YOOtheme and find out what can be expected for 2014.
What do you do, if you want to clear your head and do some profound work? You pack your computers, Xbox and some warm socks and travel to a remote island in the Baltic Sea for a couple of hack days. Well, at least that's what we did last month. In the midst of snowy nothingness we put up our gear and got shoulder-deep in working on some pretty great stuff for you.
So you may be wondering what we got up our sleeves this year? Here we go... Its been two years since we released the Warp 6 framework and we are happy to announce that Warp 7 is already in the making and scheduled to be released this summer. We are putting a lot of effort into it to make it the next state of the art theme framework. We are planning a new major Widgetkit 2 release as well as new ZOO releases later this year. All built on the latest web technologies including some great improvements. We are also working on some new projects, which we are really excited about. So stay tuned!
We will have more news and details soon, so keep checking back!