This Month in Solidus: April 2020

Hello folks, and welcome to our first edition of This Month in Solidus!

As you may guess from the name, this is a monthly blog post we'll be publishing with news from the entire Solidus ecosystem. The goal is to keep you in the loop about what's happening and make sure you take advantage of all the latest opportunities Solidus and its community provide you.

Without further ado, here's what happened in the Solidus world in April 2020!

Community

You have probably noticed we have started rolling out a complete revamp of our website. It's important to note this isn't just a cosmetic change: we are completely restructuring our communication and tone of voice to highlight Solidus' benefits and make the framework more accessible to non-technical audiences:

The new website is seeing a tremendous response among the community, and we're really thankful for all the feedback and enthusiasm that you have shown so far! We still have much more to show you, so be on the lookup for new pages! 👀

A big thank you to Davide Di Stefano, Michela Frecchiami and everyone else at Nebulab who's helped with the new design and copy, and to everyone in the Solidus community who's helped us with reviews and adjustments.

Finally, we've been working on a demo site, where you can preview the admin side of Solidus without having to spin up your own server. You're also able to take a guided tour of some of our favorite features of the platform. It's still very much a work in progress, but we invite you to take a look and let us know what you think. Shoutout to Sean Denny from Nebulab for leading this!

Core

We shipped some exciting improvements that had been anticipated in the Q1 roadmap update:

This month, core also saw a huge amount of issue/PR triaging and finalization work. We resumed work on some old issues and PRs that had been forgotten, and made sure that those that are open are still relevant. Thanks a lot to Jared Norman from Super Good Software, Edwin Cruz from MagmaLabs and all the other contributors who helped us with the spring cleaning!

Extensions

It's been an exciting month in the world of Solidus extensions, with a ton of progress done on our roadmap goals:

Be on the lookout for initial releases of some of these extensions in May!

🎉 SolidusConf 2020 🎉

This year, we're proud to announce that SolidusConf 2020 will be a completely digital experience. In fact, we're focusing on making this year's conference the most interactive and engaging SolidusConf yet!

Dates and details are coming soon - stay tuned on the Solidus Slack, this blog and our mailing list (in the footer) for more information!