What a year it's been

Before everyone scatters for the December holidays we wanted to take a minute and say THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who took the time to give Koken a whirl this year. We recognize the fact that content management systems are typically not the easiest products to install and troubleshoot, not to mention the inherent learning curve of acclimating yourself to an entirely different system. It takes time, patience and personal commitment, and we're humbled by the attention, enthusiasm, and constructive feedback you've provided us with every day of every week this year. We've tried our best to reciprocate by fixing what's broken, clarifying what's confusing, and improving what's half-baked. With your help, Koken has greatly improved since the the first public beta, and we couldn't be happier with where we are today.

We had initially planned on releasing a major console update (0.11) before hitting the road, but as it happens during the holidays, plans changed. This release will include some notable under-the-hood changes to optimize Koken's performance and usability across all web hosting providers, and our team simply needs more time to test it out. You can expect to see that release sometime in early January.

Speaking of 2014, part of the reason why we've been relatively quiet the past couple of months is because outside of the CMS we've also been working on a major new initiative -- the Koken Store. We'll be sharing details with you early next year, but for now know that soon you'll have a central place to browse Koken themes, plugins, and related add-ons. We're also developing some new items to help launch the store in style, which we'll tell you more about soon!

So in closing, we've had a great year. Thousands of people from every corner of the globe have not only installed Koken to give it a look but are also actively using it every day to publish their sites. That, for us, is the greatest indicator that we're on the right track, and we can't wait to see what comes next.

All the best, and we'll see you again in 2014!