Well, its finally here and we are very excited here at Headway to officially say Headway Extend is now open.
As you know, we had planned for the opening of Headway Extend for Wednesday, June 13th. Here it is a day late and for that we are very sorry. However, even the best laid plans sometimes get a wrench thrown in them. Not only were we working hard to push open the doors on Headway Extend. We also have pushed out an update for Headway version 3.2.
Wouldn’t you know it, WordPress pushed out 3.4 right in the middle of this. While the entire Team has been using 3.4 since it was in RC, it seems WordPress decided to add a few things we simply missed in our planning. As such, we had to put the opening on hold while we made some adjustments to the marketplace and to Headway 3.2.
With the new marketplace comes an entirely new backend to handle what basically is membership information for our customers. We are moving away from Amember and to make sure the updating and upgrading worked properly for all of you, we had to import all of our customers from Amember to our new system. No matter how ready our system is to accept the information, it would seem moving it from Amember to the new system was not as smooth as we had hoped. This took a bit more time over the last 24 to 48 hours then we had planned.
Now the Good News
You can find the marketplace right in the navigation at the top of the Headway site. Simply click on “Extend” and you are there. We have Headway products broken down into two areas on the left hand side of the screen. One for themes and one for blocks.
This is our first selection of themes and blocks with more coming on a regular basis. We have some planned for the next couple of weeks in fact.
Not only our own themes and blocks in Headway Extend. There are some amazing community produced add-ons too. Both with the grand opening and more coming as often as our 3rd party developers want to add them.
New Look to Headway Site
You will also notice some changes we have made to the Headway site. We wanted to better highlight the amazing features and benefits of what Headway offers. AJ has been working on some new videos showing what the features of Headway offer too. They are short and to the point.
Clay and his Team also worked hard to build what you see in Headway Extend. Not only is the marketplace on the site completely new. We built an entirely new backend to handle Headway Extend.
Bonuses and Thanks
To celebrate the grand opening we have a few announcements.
First, we are offering a 30% discount to anyone who wants to upgrade to the Lifetime plan. The code for that is hwlifetime30
If you are thinking about upgrading to the Lifetime plan, you will want to do so soon. Clay and I have decided to do away with this option and only have 3 license plans.
Finally, two of our WordPress friends have given us a discount we can share with you too.
These offers are good until Friday, June 22th, 2012 at noon Central Time U.S.
Due to coupon scalpers the coupon codes have been removed. Please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to share the coupon with you if you are a Headway customer. Thanks for your understanding.
Once again, thanks to all of you for your patience as we worked hard bringing you Headway Extend.
As always, if you have any questions or comments please leave a comment here or email me direct at email@example.com