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Apostrophe Extensions: The Road Ahead

With the release of Apostrophe 3 Beta behind us, and the upcoming 3.0 release on track for next week, we'll soon be entering a phase of rolling out updates across our ecosystem of extensions.

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With the release of Apostrophe 3 Beta behind us, and the upcoming 3.0 release on track for next week, we'll soon be entering a phase of rolling out updates across our ecosystem of extensions.

We've been working on a high level outline of this roadmap, and while this will remain a constant work in progress, you can see a current snapshot of that here. Note that the "Planned" tab currently translates roughly to our next 6 months worth of releases.

Some highlights to note on the roadmap include:

  • SEO / open graph / sitemaps - There are several key extensions that are a part of almost any website, and thankfully the core functionality of these is among the quickest and easiest to upgrade to Apostrophe 3. We'll be rolling these out as close as possible to the initial 3.0 release.
  • Code & content migration tools - We have some initial versions of code migration utilities being built out as we do our first batch of extension migrations. We plan on releasing these to the community along with content migration tools in Q3.
  • Localization - A huge part of Apostrophe's use by teams around the world relies on strong localization capabilities. In A2, this was done with the Workflow module. Now that we've already built the draft/live features of this modules into the core of A3, we're excited to enter into a complete redesign of the localization UI. We'll be starting this soon with a tentative release planned for Q3.
  • Multisite & Palette - These two modules are key components of Apostrophe Assembly, and we are currently in the process of migrating these to A3 for use in the newest versions of this offering.

At a high level, one of the elements worth noting about the above plan is that the new versions of our Multisite and Palette modules will be released exclusively as part of our Apostrophe Assembly license. As we continue to invest time into our open source releases with A3, we're also refining our commercialization strategy to ensure that we maintain a stable company behind the project so we can support its continued development. At the same time, we are committed to an open source core more than sufficient to create all kinds of amazing and successful websites.

If Multisite and Palette are modules you've been working with regularly and you need these features in A3, please email me - I'd love to hear from you directly. If your clients are in need of these solutions, we'd especially love to hear from you to discuss partnership and referral opportunities.

I'll be following this post up with more details soon on the remaining roadmap for extensions in A3. As always we are so grateful for the support and engagement of the Apostrophe community and looking forward to your feedback and suggestions for our roadmap as we roll ahead into the new world of A3. Please do join us in Discord and on GitHub Discussions if you haven't already, and don't hesitate to reach out if there's a way we can support or partner with your team.

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