2017 – Year in Review
It has been a busy year at modmore. Let’s start with some fun stats:
We also hit some nice all-time milestones this year, including:
We shipped new releases…
In 1.6, ContentBlocks became a whole lot more user friendly and accessible, and we added several image and repeater-related improvements.Read more
ContentBlocks 1.7 added image settings, multi-column repeaters, a layout switcher and more.Read more
MoreGallery 1.6 added batch functionality, redesigned image actions and accessibility improvements.Read more
Commerce went from early access to public beta…
Commerce early access
In January & February, we opened up the early access program for Commerce. Dozens of invites were sent out those months, and we got lots of useful feedback.Read more
Commerce 0.8 added a new way to manage products and introduced delivery types and order shipments.Read more
Commerce enters private beta
After 847 code commits and 22 (!) alpha releases, Commerce moved to invite-only beta. We sent out more beta invites and started selling licenses.Read more
We announced two new products…
Formalicious and the marketplace
Formalicious was the first Extra we’ve launched on our platform that we didn’t build ourselves. Formalicious recently saw a price drop to €29.Read more
And a few other things…
Changes to support
We made a big shift we've been debating for ages. We dropped support renewals and are offering unlimited support for supported major versions.Read more
Mark bought a house!
After a two year search, Mark finally got his house with a garden for his dogs, Bommel and Turbo. The white picket fence is going up in the spring.
What have we got cooking up for 2018?
Here’s a sneak peek of a few things we have in the pipeline for 2018:
Commerce 1.0 release
It's been a long road, but we're not far from a public release. While Mark has historically been terrible at timelines, Q2 is looking good for a public release (and party). As a number of clients are finishing up their projects, we should have some interesting case studies coming up shortly that will give you an idea of what Commerce is capable of.
SiteDash official launch
SiteDash has been really well received so far. We have plenty of new features planned and hope to officially launch early next year.
It's been a bit more delayed than expected (thanks, Commerce!), but we'll be picking it back up soon. A cleaner user experience, better configuration, and a revamped media manager are just some of the things to look forward to.
A new modmore website
Our current design has served us well since we launched in 2013, but we've outgrown it as we've added new products. We're working on a new site that will be easier to use and navigate.
More community support
We'd like to do more with, and for, the community again next year. From spending more time working on the MODX core (including MODX 3), to hosting/sponsoring/attending meetups and other events. If you have ideas that could use some help, do let us know.
Thanks for supporting modmore
We had a great year and that's down to your support. Thanks for using our products and sharing the word, we really appreciate it. We can't wait to keep making MODX even better next year.
Mark, Marc, Isaac, JP