Recently, beta 4 for wpxtreme went live. It includes a good amount of changes and additions from the previous version of wpxtreme.
The first noticeable difference is the homepage. It’s been redesigned to help the user focus on what has been deemed most important to them. You’ll see in the picture below that the homepage focuses on four main areas: Store, Plugins & Themes, UI & UX, and the upcoming Dev Center.
The plugin itself is said to be 70% faster as well. And while it may not be Google Fiber fast (what is?), a 70% increase in speed is a great improvement.
One of the biggest changes, I think, is that the people behind wpxtreme have separated the plugin from the WPDK, which is now free under the GPL. This allows users to download the free wpxtreme plugin while developers can download (soon) the WPDK to build plugins off of. Those plugins can then be sold on any store of their choosing.
I’d be interested to know if any of the developers out there are going to take advantage of this as soon as the WPDK is made available.
There are some more changes, including a new control panel, but these are the biggies, in my own estimation. The Dev Center is supposed to be released any day now and I’m sure the WPDK is not far behind. As always with a beta release things aren’t going to be perfect but the team at wpxtreme seems very excited about the potential this release has.
So, are you going to check out the new features on wpxtreme? If you’ve used it in the past what have your experiences with it been like?