Pagekit 1.0 is here

We are incredibly happy to release Pagekit 1.0 today. It was a tremendous undertaking to get Pagekit to this point and we are beyond excited to have finally made it.

Since our completely rewritten Beta release last summer, we've improved Pagekit piece by piece and added the last missing features. Many users, web designers and developers have already taken the chance to try and use Pagekit during the beta phase. 2.400+ Stargazers on Github, 450+ users in our community chat and 20.000+ registered users at pagekit.com indicate great interest and we can see a lot of active engagement on our open source channels. Thank you, community!

You don't know Pagekit yet?

Pagekit is a free open source CMS and published under MIT license. Here is a short list including some of the core features we would like to highlight.

  • Intuitive user interface inspired by the Material design guidelines
  • A site tree to manage content and site structure in one single interface
  • A powerful users and permissions system
  • A built-in Marketplace to install and share themes and extensions
  • A pre-bundled Blog with comments
  • A Media manager to upload and manage files

One thing we are especially proud of is Pagekits modular and extendable architecture which is built on top of Symfony components. The whole user interface is powered by Vue.js, possibly the best JavaScript framework around and package management is done through Composer.

In the last few weeks Pagekit has switched to using SQLite as the default database, making the installation still easier, even for inexperienced users. MySQL is still available, of course. We also added improved meta data, including Open Graph tags alongside better package management for 3rd party developers. A list of all the changes would be overwhelming, so instead we'd like to invite any web developer to check out the current state.

Themes

To celebrate the 1.0 release, we released 3 new free themes for Pagekit. Say hello to Minimal, Brick and Cards! They match the default theme One perfectly and give you a choice of different layout types, like widescreen, tiled, boxed and minimalist. The new themes are very basic on purpose, so that your content defines the look of your page. This makes them suited for a broad range of websites. The themes are available immediately and you can install them right from the Marketplace in your Pagekit administration.

Extensions

Pagekit already offers a number of in-house extensions. Review your site’s Google Analytics data with beautiful graphs on your Dashboard. The TinyMCE extension adds the most popular WYSIWYG editor on the web to Pagekit. And thanks to Pagekit's modular architecture, even its pre-bundled blog is an extension.

Develop your own packages

The Pagekit Marketplace is the spot to share anything you have built for Pagekit. We warmly invite interested developers to build and upload some of their created packages.

To get you started as a developer, we've prepared a Hello theme and a Hello extension as blueprints. We also suggest that you take a look at the availabe video tutorials and of course the documentation.

Alongside our official packages you can already find themes and extensions from 3rd party developers in the Marketplace. Check out what the community has created so far.

What's next?

We are happy and proud to share this 1.0 release with you. As always, the journey continues, but now it's time to celebrate. We are excited to see what you will be building with the new Pagekit 1.0.

If you need help, join the Pagekit chat and start engaging with all the fellow Pagekit users and developers in the community.

This is a big step for us. We hope it is for you, too.

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