Here’s the haps.

Jul
18
2016

EEHarbor Acquires our EE Add-ons

Pixel & Tonic is best known for Craft CMS these days, but before Craft, we made a name for ourselves writing add-ons for ExpressionEngine. These add-ons are widely considered to be some of the best to ever grace the platform, and they’ve been influential across the entire EE add-on ecosystem—and even the CMS itself.

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Nov
3
2015

Craft Commerce is Almost Ready

It’s been six months since we announced that we were building Craft Commerce, and well, it’s been a busy six months. This has been a monumental task, but today we are thrilled to report that it’s just about ready for 1.0.

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Jun
2
2015

Craft 2.4 Released

It's been 6 months since Craft 2.3 came out, and while we've been keeping busy on other things, we felt that Craft 2 could use a little shot in the arm. So today we've released Craft 2.4, which brings over 60 additions and improvements, including SVG thumbnail support, redesigned user permissions, and two new Control Panel translations. Check out the release notes for a complete list of what's changed!

Apr
10
2015

Community Updates

There's a lot going on with the Craft community these days, so we felt that a big overview post was warranted.

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Mar
10
2015

Announcing the Craft Feedback Site

If you've ever sent in a feature request for Craft, we probably told you that we'll add it to The List. And we do – we store all feature requests and to-do's in Asana, where we discuss it and consider ways to address it.

The problem is, that list is private, so no one has any idea if their idea has been requested before, or how likely we are to actually get around to it anytime soon. And while we do try to make notes of duplicate requests and have some idea of how popular the ideas are, a to-do list app is ultimately not the right tool for that job.

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Feb
17
2015

Meet Happy Lager, Craft’s New Demo Site

Have you ever wished that there was an easy way to show off Craft to a friend, colleague, or client? We certainly have, and today we are making it possible with a brand new Craft demo site.

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Sep
2
2014

Craft 2.2 and More!

We’ve just released Craft 2.2, and it’s the biggest minor release yet, with 140 new features and additions!

You can read about some of the features we’re especially excited about over on the New in 2.2 page, or read through the full release notes. We hope you and your clients like it!

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Jun
3
2014

Craft 2.1 Released

Two months have passed since Craft 2.0 was released, and what a wild ride it’s been! The release has been more successful than we could have imagined. The response to the new features and pricing model was overwhelmingly positive, and excitement surrounding the platform is at an all-time high right now. We feel so honored to be able to serve you guys – you’ve made this whole CMS thing a lot of fun.

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May
9
2014

100 Plugins for Craft on the Wall

The Craft community hit an exciting milestone today: there are now 100 plugins available on Straight up Craft!

We’re humbled and thrilled to see so many people diving into Craft’s plugin APIs, and sharing their work with the rest of the community. Craft has only been out for about a year, and the plugin ecosystem is really off to a great start. We can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Apr
9
2014

What are “Element Types” in Craft?

One of the key innovations in Craft – make that the key innovation – is a new concept called “Element Types”. We’ve mentioned Element Types here and there, but we haven’t explained what they are yet, much less how plugins can take advantage of them.

Now that Craft 2 is out, we’re finally ready to lift the curtain.

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Apr
1
2014

Craft 2

It’s been five months since Craft 1.3 came out, and boy have we been busy. We’ve redesigned Craft’s Control Panel and refactored large portions of the codebase. We’ve finalized our “Element Type API” for plugins, and introduced background task support. We’ve added taxonomy support via categories, eight alternate data caching methods, partial template caching, and tons more – there are 250 additions and improvements in total!

Today we are unveiling all of that work, and we’re calling it Craft 2.

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Mar
12
2014

Wygwam 3.3 Released

We just released Wygwam 3.3, which packs the latest version of CKEditor, fixing some incompatibility issues with Internet Explorer 11, as well as Grid compatibility and other improvements.

You can grab the update over at Devot:ee. Enjoy!

Feb
3
2014

Thank You!

2014 is off to a great start: we’re working away on Craft 1.4; our first Virtual Training course is underway; and we’ve started planning a couple of workshops for Peers in April. That’s all business as usual nowadays, but one thing’s different now: as of January, Craft is turning a profit!

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Nov
5
2013

The One.

Today we are unveiling something very special. Something we’ve been preparing for since the day we started working on Craft.

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Oct
17
2013

Psst…

Exactly one year ago today, we invited a few of our friends and longtime customers to a private dinner where we demoed two things: Assets 2 and Blocks (the original name for Craft).

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Oct
1
2013

Wygwam 3.2 Released

We just released Wygwam 3.2, a humble update with a bug fix, better Assets support, and some handy new extension hooks.

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Sep
25
2013

Matrix 2.5.7 Released

We just released Matrix 2.5.7, which fixes some minor compatibility issues with EE 2.7, including Channel Form support for the built-in File cell type.

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Sep
23
2013

Documenting Craft with Craft

Documentation is a beast with two heads. It's challenging enough to write and present everything in a way that makes sense to an audience with a variety of experience levels and needs, and then there's the part where you have to manage it all, ideally in a way that encourages you to continue revising and adding content as time goes on.

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Sep
17
2013

Craft 1.2

We just released Craft 1.2 – a huge update that literally packs over 100 new features and improvements.

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Jul
29
2013

Craft 1.1 Has Arrived!

It’s been a busy eight weeks since Craft 1.0 launched! In that time Craft has seen eight minor updates, there have been 1,403 new licenses and 774 new package trials issued, and 46 packages have been purchased. Craft has received high praise from people and companies we deeply respect, such as Happy Cog and Dan Perrera from The Outfit. The community continues to thrive with 888 members at the time of writing, and they’ve deployed Craft on some really cool sites – enough that we decided to build a showcase site to show them all off. We even wrote a three-hour training curriculum and gave it a test drive at Peers, and we’re working to bring it online in one form or another. A busy eight weeks, indeed!

Today we get to reveal the other thing we’ve been working on: Craft 1.1.

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Jul
22
2013

Wygwam 3

We just released Wygwam 3, a big update to ExpressionEngine’s most popular WYSIWYG editor.

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Jun
24
2013

P&T is Available for Hire

Ever since launching Pixel & Tonic, I’ve thought about adding a consulting arm to the business. There are a few reasons for that, but the main one is that I think it’s important for us to be at the other end of our software from time to time.

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May
7
2013

Craft by the Numbers

Sunday marked the two month anniversary since we launched the Craft public beta, and now seems as good of a time as any to take another look at some relevant stats.

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Apr
23
2013

All Fieldtypes Updated for EE 2.6

We just released updates to all of our fieldtypes, fixing various compatibility issues with EE 2.6, as well as some other bug fixes and minor enhancements.

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Apr
21
2013

Rebirth

I launched this site over three years ago now. I was working solo at the time, with three commercial EE add-ons and the drive to build a company. Today there are four of us, we’ve got two more add-ons, our own frickin’ CMS, and we’re fostering a new community that’s growing around that CMS.

Times have changed, and so the time has come to to rethink this site’s purpose. There are things it should be focussing on that it wasn’t, and things it shouldn’t be focussing on anymore that it was.

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Apr
16
2013

Craft Talk at The Nerdary

Kenny Meyers of The Nerdary interviewed me about Craft last week, and published it this morning. We covered a pretty wide range of topics, including why we built Craft in the first place, code and technology choices, our internal apps and processes for updating Craft, thoughts on piracy, plugins, and the future of Craft.

If you’re interested in hearing about the more technical aspects of Craft, it’s definitely worth a read!