What to expect on Sunday
I went over the reasons why I decided against using Headway in yesterdays post, along with a breakdown of the tools I'm using. Today's post covers what you can expect on Sunday when the new site goes live, as well as what this means for existing HeadwayRocket customers.
The new HeadwayRocket.com
Initially only the templates will be sold on the site, while the plugins will remain on Extend until I’m done setting up the plugin updates (tied to the product subscription), which the Paddle guys are helping with.
As I mentioned in my State of the Rocket post, the new site uses Paddle for the product delivery. Paddle supports PayPal, along with all major credit cards. The checkout process is quick and easy and completely secure.
For existing customers, you will still have access your downloads on the HeadwayThemes.com dashboard and your license will continue on like normal. I’m looking into migrating all sales and customer info from Easy Digital Downloads (which Headway uses) into Paddle, but I’ll have to tackle that in phase two, as I’m still waiting on the export from Grant and they are understandably busy with Headway 4.0.
As part of my cleaning house efforts, I’m also taking the opportunity to update all of the plugin and template guides. Part of the process includes combining the previously separate tutorials into a single flowing guide with a document index as well as updating all the screenshots with the latest version of WordPress. While I’ve made decent progress on this already but there is still a lot more that needs to be done. The guides should definitely be seen as a work-in-progress ;)
An all new demo site
The HeadwayRocket demo has been completely rebuilt as a single multisite install of WordPress, making the overall maintenance a lot easier. I’m also in the process of giving all the demos a bit of a facelift and will add more examples over time.
Impact available on Sunday
Impact will be available for purchase on Sunday and will be priced at $29, like the other two templates. The template is available immediately after purchase and the download includes the template installer, the demo content export and the Sketch source.
Don’t feel like waiting until Sunday? Well, you’re in the luck! The Impact demo is now online ;)