MD Pro Integrations

To add any new feature to a product you have to think not only about its future implications but about the changes it makes to the existing system.

Do features that existed before now work differently and can the new improve the inefficiencies of the old?

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Marketers Delight and Gutenberg

The first contact with Gutenberg in the MD Labs has gone well. I’ve started the experiments by harnessing MD’s email integrations to build a simple email form block which I am looking to include in the upcoming release of MD4.9.

As of now, MD4.8.6 has been released and has a minor tweak which will allow you to save your MD post meta in the Gutenberg editor. Go ahead and update—more coming on this front soon!

Marketers Delight 4.8.6 has been released, which is a big bug update release! It adds bare minimum support for the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0 (more enhancements coming soon) and greatly improves the MD Featured Image system, as well as a slew of other bug fixes.

Marketers Delight 4.8.6 New!

See what's new:
  • New:a You can now upload a secondary logo for use in alternate color schemes on your site.
  • New: Adds a direct link to the Site Design customizer options from the MD admin menu.
  • Adds the most basic support for new Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0 (more enhancements coming soon).
  • Simplifies up z-index stacking so elements like the nav menu do not hide underneath other layout elements.
  • Improves the underlying Featured Image Position settings and fixes display bugs on category pages.

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I had always been of the belief that growing MD would come from releasing new features and having the most put together platform. That is a goal that still burns wildly inside me, but as of late, I am understanding more and more how the most important growth comes from the relationships and the impact of my product/experience on those lives.

Getting extremely close to launching a pretty big client website on a custom Marketers Delight design. This site was using an extremely old version of MD, had a very cluttered database, and just a sluggish feel about it.

…yet it was still able to grow a huge email list, increase traffic over the years, and turn into a popular brand in its niche. Just another reminder that creating solid content and outworking your competition will always get you ahead in ways trivial design details won’t.

MD Pro Integrations

Over the weekend I started the next phase of Marketers Delight. The next major release, MD4.9, will include the completely revamped MD Pro Integrations panel. MD already integrates with major email marketing platforms, but this new panel allows you to now make multiple connections, refresh site data, and even add other integrations like Typekit and Google Analytics. Really excited about this one.

Marketers Delight Redesign

November has been a transformative month for Marketers Delight. New groundbreaking features, updated settings panel, bug fixes and improvements, and huge plans for the future all lie below. Check ’em out!

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Welp, after releasing something badass the only logical next move is to go add it to some sites! The only way I can really see MD for what it is is by using it like I’m not the one who writes the code for it. That keeps me humble, but also astounded to see my idea come to life in the real world.

The Bookshelf is now officially released! Check out this blog post I wrote to see what it’s all about. I kept the descriptions simple and included a ton of images to help you quickly understand how to use this powerful new feature on your site.

NEW: Publish Your Favorite Books Reading List With The Bookshelf

The most important content you can deliver to your audience is the gift of knowledge, and there is no better vessel of knowledge than books. With the new Bookshelf in Marketers Delight, creating a gallery of your favorite reads has never been easier.

Making a final push to finalize The Bookshelf and then will begin writing the announcement blog post for tomorrow. Exciting times ahead, and glad to have this feature finally done – it will be an important piece to understand exactly which kind of direction Marketers Delight is moving towards.

I’ve been completely focused on reading Atlas Shrugged, and what a world Ayn Rand has created! Between the enriching character dialogue and debilitating plot, this book contains many great lessons about the human spirit and explores lesser explored views of the forces that really make the world go ’round.

Atlas Shrugged

When you find a book that was written for you, you go all the way in. I’m slightly over half way finished with this book and will write some posts about it one day.

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Build Your Own Books Library on WordPress

Breaking news!

Marketers Delight 4.8.5 acquires The Bookshelf, a streamlined way to build a beautiful books gallery on your website (click image to see preview).

You can update your MD powered sites immediately to start using this exciting new feature, read my Thread about it, or wait for the full press release over at the blog for new details on The Bookshelf.

P.S. Here’s a sneak peak →

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