Brand new memberships & 3/2021 progress report

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Updated: March 15, 2021
Brand new memberships & 3/2021 progress report

In autumn 2020, we announced big changes to our Lifetime membership. As our Citadela development progressed to another phase, we’re launching new memberships.

Create a fast, stable and secure website in all new ways

Yes, that’s right, everything from the 2nd phase is now done, tested and released for everybody to use. It’s a big achievement for our team, and I’m delighted that we managed to do everything on time even though we’re all working from home. I want to say thank you to every member of our team for that.

The 2nd phase is done

Citadela brings powerful features to every website. Let me sum up which most important major features we released in the 2nd phase:

  • Item Reviews
  • Get Directions
  • Item Extension
  • Claim Listing
  • Advanced Filters
  • Multiple packages
  • Permissions manager
  • Advanced Search

We have already started working on the following maintenance tasks before we’ll all jump into 3rd phase:

  • Citadela DirectoryPro Layout pack (released on 5th March 2021)
  • Improvements to current blocks (in progress)
  • Primary category of directory items

DirectoryPro layout pack is a great example of how amazing and universal Citadela is. It is a great replacement for all our older directory themes. Now is the time to make a switch. Citadela theme and plugins are already tested and fine-tuned for speed and security. We’re working closely with some of you guys that are already using Citadela for their portals, and we’re getting very positive feedback. Citadela is a true no.1 directory solution for Gutenberg.

Let’s talk a little bit about the 3rd phase

Our goal is clear. The 3rd phase will include complex and unique business-oriented features. We will be extending not only the Citadela Directory but the whole Citadela family. Citadela theme, Pro, Blocks and Directory plugins.

We listen to your feedback closely. Most of you are asking about directory features that are most crucial for your business. Here is a quick list of directory features that are planned:

  • Special Offers
  • Events
  • Food Menu
  • Bookings
  • Classified listings
  • Multiple vendors
  • Job Offers
  • Advanced Stats
  • Frontend submission
  • CSV import/export (compatible with our older directory themes)

Here are just some of the many new blocks that we will introduce to our Citadela Blocks plugin:

  • Image gallery
  • 360 images support
  • 360 video support
  • Carousels
  • Members
  • Testimonials
  • Job offers
  • Portfolio
  • Countdown
  • Counters
  • Toggles
  • FAQ
  • Partners
  • Contact form

There are many more ideas that we have in our project management system. We can discuss it later on.

Citadela Layouts

When we started planning and sketching the Citadela project, our major goal was to have a universal but user-friendly solution. We have tested many (really many) competitor themes, but we were not satisfied with how it worked.

We wanted a true 1 click, no stress installation of the whole website. I’m happy to say that Citadela layouts work exactly as we wanted. We fine-tuned the design, blocks, and import/export process, we managed to work on some very complex layouts. We honestly wanted to show how universal Citadela is.

We got excellent feedback from some of our customers that started using Citadela as their “main” theme for their customer websites. We’re pleased that we achieved what we wanted.

Stay tuned as there are many more layouts to come. We will be focusing not only on directory oriented layouts but also on simple business or personal layouts that you all wanted.

New memberships

As announced in autumn 2020, we’re making a change to lifetime membership. Our old Lifetime membership was very affordable and our best selling product for the last few years during the Citadela development process.

Citadela has moved to another level and is already making all our competition nervous. It’s features, compatibility and ahead of time design are making Citadela the world’s leading Gutenberg solution for business & directory websites. With all the planned changes to the WordPress core in 2021, it’ll be your best investment to start using it for your projects.

What changes are we introducing? Lifetime membership is renamed to Lifetime Multi, and there’s a brand new membership called Lifetime Single. What’s the difference? The number of websites you can use our products on. With Lifetime Single, you can make 1 website. With Lifetime Multi you can make an unlimited number of websites.

Very simple, very clear, very transparent.

With both Lifetime memberships, you get lifetime updates to all products and 12 months of support. Support service renewal is optional and costs $19 for six months.

We’re still keeping Full Membership available. It has full access to all products with an unlimited number of installations. Membership is valid for 1 year.

Please check our new price table.