I was waiting to write the Brizy Pro launch post since Brizy came to life a couple of months back. As you may already know we were (and still are) hard at work on Brizy Pro that will bring extended features and functionalities and thus more power to let you create websites even faster & easier.
I’m excited to let you know we are nearly there with a lot of functionality already done and after our team’s meeting last week we’ve decided it’s time to roll out the Pro.
We’ve made a plan on how we want this to happen that I want to present to you right now. In this article you’ll find:
The Brizy Pro launch plan
As much as we want the confetti and popping of the champagne launch, this will not be it. Well, maybe we’ll have that eventually, but what we want for the Brizy Pro launch is to do it in stages spread over the coming months.
We think there are some benefits to this approach:
– We’ll be able to carefully bring the Pro to life one feature at a time and make sure all the pieces fit together just right
– We’ll be able to test and fix the eventual issue before adding the next features
– We’ll get specific segmented ideas & feedback on every feature for future improvements
– You’ll be able to get through every feature and get to know it & get comfortable with it
Brizy updates in the near future
The 1st Pro build we plan to release by the end of this week / early next week.
After the Brizy Pro launch later this week, we aim to have a Pro update every week. The idea is to have all the features that are already done included in the Pro by the end of the year and continue to add from there all the features as they are ready (eg. A/B testing, White label, etc).
Of course, depending on what issues will pop-up that need development hours the timeline might change a bit. What follows is a list of features we plan to add to Brizy.
Although we will do our best to stick to the plan of releases, there are variables that might impact that and the order might change. This list should be used as a guideline only for you to make an idea of what’s coming in terms of updates.
TOMORROW (22 AUG)
Image Lightbox (Free) – a long time coming feature 🙂
WordPress templates (Free) – there will be not much use for it now, but this will prepare some things for the dynamic content features to come and you’ll be able to use it with the header and footer.
Featured Image (Free) – we’ve moved the WordPress featured image in the front-end. Not much use now, but there will be options that will use the featured image. Mainly the dynamic content that will come in a couple of weeks.
END OF THIS WEEK (WEEK 34)
Role Manager (Pro) – 1st feature in Pro. This will require you login into your Brizy account and download the Pro version, then install it in your WordPress admin. Let the fun begin! 🙂
Dynamic Content WordPress (Pro) – add dynamic content from WordPress in Brizy
Image Gallery (Free & Pro) – you’ll be able to add image galleries via the Gallery element that we’ll add in Brizy. The Pro version will have some extended functionality.
Dynamic Content ACF (Pro) – add dynamic content created with ACF in Brizy
Popup Builder (Pro) – this will let you create pop-ups that will be triggered on links or buttons.
Carousel Element (Pro) – this will let you create carousels on your pages.
Shape Dividers (Pro) – let you create transitions between your blocks of content by using the top and bottom divider options.
Image & Video Filters (Pro) – let you control the hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast for any image or video on the page.
Posts (Free & Pro) – we’ll add a Posts element that will let you display your posts on the front-end. The Pro will have some extra functionality.
Archives Element (Pro) – lets you create Blog Archives using the the Archives Element. This element can be found in the elements sidebar available in Templates only.
Extended Dynamic Options (Pro) – we’ve extended the dynamic content options for Carousel & background block images.
Dynamic Content Pods (Pro) – add dynamic content created with Pods in Brizy
Dynamic Content Toolset (Pro) – add dynamic content created with Toolset in Brizy
Premium Designed Pages (Pro) – we’ll add part of the premium designed pages. We’ll continue to add new pages frequently.
Custom Styles (Free & Pro) – the premium designed pages will come with font and colour styles of their own. Using the custom style option you’ll be able to switch the styles on the fly without the need to load a specific page.
Responsive (Free & Pro) – we plan to add Tablet responsive control with breakpoints control as well.
Header / Footer (Pro) – this will let you add and create headers and footers. Together with the Block Conditions that will come in the next update you’ll be able to apply the headers and footers on all the pages of your website.
Menu (Pro) – an extended version of the navigation Menu that can be found in Brizy Free.
Dynamic Content Meta Box (Pro) – add dynamic content created with Meta Box
Forms Integrations (Pro) – you’ll be able to integrate your forms with different external services like MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, Convert Kit, Zapier, Drip and more.
Hover options for containers (Free) – you’ll be able to change the hover style of containers.
Gradient colors (Free) – this update will let you add gradient colors
Facebook Elements (Pro) – we’ll add 4 new elements in Brizy that will let you add a Facebook Button, Facebook Comments a Facebook Embed and/or a Facebook Page.
Custom CSS (Pro) – you’ll be able to add custom CSS to elements
Right Click V2 (Free) – an improved version for the right click that will contain more options like copy paste style and a bunch of shortcuts for users to do things a lot faster.
Keyboard shortcuts (Free) – a set of keyboard shortcuts that will considerably speed your way in working with Brizy. A long-awaited quality of life update.
Block Conditions (Pro) – you’ll be able to set block conditions based on different parameters.
Mega Menu (Pro) – you will be able to create custom mega menus for your header menu.
Notification / Promo Bar (Pro) – we’ll add a bar element that can be used to display certain notifications / promos / banners / whatever you build in it 🙂 to your users. This element can be closed by the user if you enable that option.
Typekit Integration (Pro) – you’ll be able to link your Typekit account with Brizy and use your font library from Typekit.
Unsplash (Pro) – this will be very handy for designers or developers that will create client websites. When you add images on your page, you’ll be able to search, filter and select Unsplash images directly from the Brizy interface.
A / B Testing (Pro) – you’ll be able to create split testing for the content created with Brizy.
White Label (Pro) – you’ll be able to remove all the Brizy branding and replace it with your own. Useful for anyone that creates client websites and want to present the builder with the company or personal branding.
In case you are wondering, we plan to keep the Lifetime Deal going a bit longer until we transition to a yearly recurring license model. We’ll do that once the Pro will officially launch. We are closer with each and every update.
The 30 days money back guaranteed will start counting once we remove the Lifetime deal from our website and we transition on the regular yearly recurring licensing system.
We are very excited to start pushing the Pro features out and bring everything together one update at a time. What’s important to mention is that we’ll continue to address everything listed and discussed on GitHub and added to our Roadmap.
We are committed to delivering the promise of Brizy and especially Brizy Pro. Know that even if there are still some features missing (we know every one of them) and we might still miss some deadlines (not because we want to), we never lose the focus and we always have our eyes on the final objective: To Make Brizy the Easiest & Fastest Way to Create Websites.
Thanks for all your support and patience. Stay tuned as we will bring Brizy up to speed with all the features and ideas you suggested on the public Github repository.
Please consider joining our Facebook community where discuss all things Brizy every day.
This is just the beginning, more cool features are coming to Brizy in the following weeks. Please add any suggestions/issues you have on GitHub. Also, consider joining our Facebook community where we discuss all things Brizy every day.
For a full list of all the fixes and improvements included in Brizy 1.0.67 visit this link.
Until next time.
August 21, 2018
Article by Dimi
One of the designers and co-founders of Brizy and ThemeFuse, Dimi has a passion for design, WordPress, and products with great usability. He is always happy to share and connect with others. Drop him a line.