Continued Updates to Catalyst
In light of your concerns regarding our end-of-2014 Catalyst support timeline, we are lifting the timeline in favor of a continued maintenance plan for Catalyst. This should be especially beneficial for those with numerous client sites where you had no intention of updating anytime soon.
Catalyst will still no longer be sold nor receive new features, but we will maintain the theme for years to come.
If your website works now, it will work until you or your client naturally want to refresh the site. At that point, constructing the new version with Dynamik Website Builder will be a selling point with the new features etc.
Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind moving forward. For current and past Catalyst powered websites where you had no intention of updating anytime soon, leave them as they are, knowing that the theme that powers them will be maintained well into the future. This is our simple solution to the concerns of time wasted with “un-natural” site updates.
Let them run as they are, Catalyst will continue to work.
It’s clear that any specific pending timeframe in place can still pose unnecessary pressure to pull the trigger on a previously unplanned update. We want your time to be spent making forward progress, not re-inventing the wheel and we feel the best time to transition a site is when that site and its developer are ready naturally and not a moment sooner.
Catalyst is still a solid foundation for your current sites to run on and we intend on maintaining that state for years to come, so you can feel confident to focus on your future projects using Dynamik Website Builder instead of worrying about migrating your past websites. When the time comes to refresh your past projects, you can make the transition to Dynamik Website Builder happen naturally as a selling point, since it will be where all future features are added.
An All New Community Forum
One of the changes we made with this shift was the separation of support with community connection. That is not changing. When someone needs official product support they can search the growing knowledgebase(s) for their answer and then email us (David aka justme and Eric) with a request when still necessary. Of course we encourage members to help each other in the community forum, but the core purpose of this new forum is community connection.
We kept the simplicity of sub-forums in tact and maintained its purpose as a community focused forum. The only difference from the bbPress setup is that now anyone can register and join in on the conversation.
Note: This means that you will need to create your own forum account if you want to participate, but you’ll be able to read posts regardless of your account status.
The Cobalt Apps bbPress forum is being replaced by the new vBulletin Community Forum for Dynamik Website Builder and Genesis Extender community building. The current Catalyst forum will continue providing a wealth of information for those continuing running Catalyst powered websites into the future.