Was your year just as awesome as ours? I'm sure it was. 🤩
As the year comes to an end, how about spending some time to look back and see what happened to Visual Composer in 2019. Maybe today, you will discover something you've missed because of the busy weeks you had.
New Visual Composer Releases & Updates
They say that the devil is in the details. To be precise, thirteen of them.
In 2019, we had 13 major releases for Visual Composer each bringing new features and improvements. So, why don't we just list all the cool stuff we've managed to deliver:
- User interface and performance improvements
- Block templates introduction in Visual Composer Hub
- New inline editor and advanced TinyMCE
- Option to work with Visual Composer on staging and live site with one license
- Global header and footer controls
- Seamless integration with Gutenberg via Template Block
- Integration with Unsplash Stock Image Library
- Shadowbox controls for Design Options
- Introduction of Dynamic Content to substitute static content
- Option to enable maintenance mode and design maintenance mode pages
- Added new parallax effects and icon libraries
- Option design a custom 404 page
Are you familiar with all the features we've listed above?
If yes, I hope you're enjoying using them just like we enjoyed creating them. If you haven't done it yet, you still have time to catch up and get yourself ready for 2020.
But that's not all folks!
We had only four minor releases which are way less than any other page builder or website builder on the market. A nice benchmark to measure the quality of the product, right?
Visual Composer Joins WordPress.org Plugin Repository
It has been a long-anticipated move from the Visual Composer team to join WordPress.org with the best WordPress website builder.
Right from the start, we wanted to give a free version of the website builder that is powerful enough to create a professional website.
With that in mind, making Visual Composer available on WordPress.org was a logical move to make sure it is available for everyone.
More Elements and Templates in Visual Composer Hub
From the very beginning, Visual Composer Hub was designed to give you access to an unlimited number of elements and templates.
Of course, there is still a gap to fill :)
Visual Composer at WordCamp Europe in Berlin
Just like you (most probably) we love to travel, especially if it is related to WordCamps.
This is why it was exciting for the Visual Composer team to visit WordCamp Europe in Berlin this summer.
We had a blast in Berlin where we met our friends, partners, users, and got new friends.
Some of our teammates were so excited that they decided to join the WordCamp team to help organize WordCamp Europe 2020 in Porto.
And guess what - we will all be there as well!
Michael Did His First AMA (on Reddit)
We are always happy to talk to the WordPress community to share news, get feedback, and answer any questions you may have.
Although meeting you at WordCamps all around the world is great - not everyone can make it.
This is why Michael decided to give it a try and run his first-ever AMA on Reddit.
To be honest, he did not know what to expect. At the end of the day, it was pure joy for Michael to answer all your questions and get valuable feedback that helped us to give you the features you need.
Visual Composer Game
On April Fools' Day, we “launched” our first Visual Composer Game. The game was called Galaxy Shooter and we still receive credits for that in a form of organic traffic coming from Google. 😜
At the same time, we believe that at Visual Composer you always have to deliver what you have promised (and even more).
With that in mind, our mission of the annual Visual Composer hackathon was clear - we have to make a game. And we did it!
Inspired by WordCamp Europe in Berlin and our love of Wapuu, we created Wapuu Trivia. A game that tests your skills in guessing the origins of different Wapuus from all around the world.
Visual Composer For Developers
WordPress developers and agencies have always been on our radar. We always listen to your feedback and make sure you have all that it takes to deliver top-notch solutions to your customers.
A huge part of the daily work is related to performance and documentation (Visual Composer API) to allow you creating custom projects and satisfy a demanding market.
And, I can guarantee that we won't stop there and will make sure that you have all it takes to perform even better in 2020.
Visual Composer Showcase #madeinvc
Of course, no year of Visual Composer is complete without your designs.
Your creativity has helped us to create Visual Composer Showcase. A place where you can find inspiration for your next WordPress project and learn from the best agencies, designers, and global brands.
While building our showcase, we witnessed how brands like BBDO and Holiday Inn join the Visual Composer family. For us, this serves as proof that there is no project Visual Composer can't handle.
What's New For Visual Composer In 2020
We have huge plans ahead and want to make sure that your site is ready for everything that comes into 2020.
To help you out, we have created our annual web design trends of 2020 that will help you to win over your competitors and grow your business.
More than that, we will be there to deliver you more awesome features like Role Manager, Element Presets, a complete set to design a whole WordPress website from scratch, and more.
Are you excited about what's coming in 2020? Want to share your best moments of 2019? Want to send our community seasonal greetings? We're always happy to hear from you!
Happy New Year and let's get things done in 2020!