Alex Mangini

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Running MD4.9.1

Officially running the MD4.9.1 beta version on the Marketers Delight site! Updates have been going smoothly and I am definitely releasing it this week.

MD4.9.1 is a big performance update which really cleans up some of MD’s tiny performance woes on the frontend of your website.

For starters, all of your theme and child theme CSS can now be combined into a single CSS file.

Most excitingly, all of MD’s JavaScript features have been condensed to an ultra efficient and tiny 7kb JS file with no extra libraries like jQuery to load. That means powerful features like popups, share buttons, menu toggles, and others are delivered in the fastest way possible.

Finally, the WebFont loader has been improved to further eliminate the “Flash of Invisible Text.”

Very exciting stuff here, show you the full release this week!

What’s new to MD

Hey everyone! If you’re on the MD newsletter you just got an email with a sneak peak into MD4.9.1 and the next focus for Marketers Delight: visual longform sales pages. I will reveal more soon and will be emailing you at least once a week with MD news, thoughts, and releases.

WYSIWYG MD Blocks Editor

Despite its quirks, being able to actually use the same fonts, sizes, and widths in the #Gutenberg editor really makes this thing a welcomed part of #WordPress in my view. MD4.9 is right on the horizon so you can too!

Shot at a new client…

I’m already busy enough as it is but I’m currently devising a rather risky but potentially high reward pitch to score a new client, who has never heard of me, and will be convinced to work with me and send payment in one message.

MD instills that kind of confidence within me; I’ll let you know how it goes.

MD4.9 release coming very soon!

Just published the changelog for Marketers Delight 4.9. Release imminent…

Marketers Delight 4.9 New!

See what's new:
  • New: The new Pro Integrations panel makes connecting and managing 3rd party services/email providers easy from one interface
  • New: Refresh your email integrations with a simple "Refresh" button!
  • New: Connect to multiple email services at a single time with the Pro Integrations panel

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Gutenberg Editor Styling

One of the promising parts of the new Gutenberg editor is the potential for a truly representative view of what your content will look like before pressing publish. As a staple feature of MD4.9 I am integrating the powerful MD fonts and typography system into this editor—ere’s a screenshot of my first efforts. It doesn’t look like much yet but as you adjust fonts, typography, and other design elements, the editor will adapt to perfectly match your actual website with no extra effort on your part. Neat!

Marketers Delight and Gutenberg

First Gutenberg experience

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!

MD4.8.6

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).

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