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Top 10 Statamic Advancements in 2014

Top 10 Statamic Advancements in 2014

What a great year for Statamic! To recap we combed through the changelog and blog posts and selected our picks for the Top 10 Statamic Advancements of 2014.


The Lodge

The Lodge

Goodbye Google+ and Tender. Statamic created the perfect place to hang out with other Statamic fans, get help with nagging questions, report a bug, or post the perfect animated gif.


Replicator Fieldtype

Replicator Fieldtype

One fieldtype to rule them all and in the CP bind them. We can’t wait to see the possibilities afforded by a fieldtype that enables users the ability to dynamically piece together other fields. FREEDOM!


Jason Varga

Jason Varga

Jason joined the Gentlemen in May and proved that he’s the hero Statamic deserves.


HTML Caching

HTML Caching

As the legend goes… In a “blue-sky” meeting the topic of HTML caching came up. Fred replied, “I think it would be pretty easy, hang on.” And 12 minutes later, Statamic was droppin’ load times by 85%!


_display_debug_panel

_display_debug_panel

Yet another Fred creation, the debug panel lets devs look under the hood of Statamic. All of the rendering times, number of files accessed, and timelines a performance junkie could want.


Better Template Functionality

Better Template Functionality

The Statamic template language was designed to be simple and clean. In 2014 not only did it get cleaner but more maintainable with the release of…


More Add-ons

More Add-ons

Although we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg (wait till the Trading Post opens!), 2014 was a good year for add-ons. Two of our 2014 favorites are:

  • Bison - Full-featured ecommerce
  • Var - Set and get variables. BWS wouldn’t be possible without this one.

Membership

Membership

Membership and protected content launched in 1.7 and password reset in 1.9. These additions opened up a lot of new possibilities for simple membership sites.


Statamic Adoption

Statamic Adoption

There were big names like The Great Discontent and Asana Guide, and new types of sites like UGA COE built using Statamic.


Relate

Relate

As of writing, Relate will be in the next release, but you can get it now. What’s Relate? It’s Jack’s awesome response to a very long and rational vent on the Lodge. The post and Jack’s response are definitely worth the time they take to read. The perfect display of a customer butting heads with the product and the company stepping in to make everything right with the world. The display of passion on both sides of the table here are why we love Statamic.

Relate not only simplifies using Suggest in your templates (no more looping over a {{ get_content }} tag), it allows you to access nested relationships.


More to come…

We’re excited to see what’s coming down the road in 2015. With the community platform (Lodge, Trading Post, The Society, etc.) becoming fully operational and Statamic 1.0 maturing further, the future looks bright for Statamic.

Did we miss anything? Let’s continue the discussion in this Lodge thread…



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