When writing Elevenfour: What’s up in 2016 and beyond? at the beginning of 2016 i already had in mind that that I would write an article looking back at what happend on Elevenfour in 2016. And maybe this could be the beginning of a series for the years to come.
So I think the best way to start would be a look at the statistics but only those Piwik gives. So they're neither complete nor representative (because only visitors who didn't enable "Do not track" are shown) but I think those numbers give a glimpse at what happened.
Visitors: 200.1 % compared to 2015 which is 🔥 - remember: Elevenfour started in March 2015.
The file with the most downloads is the X-Style for WBB 4.1 with 146 downloads.
Quite impressing: So Thank You 🙏 to everyone who visited Elevenfour and helped the project grow, gave feedback and spread the word.
Let's take a look at the goals I had for 2016 regarding Elevenfour.
This is still work in progress. Starting with the first article here in 2016 all articles posted to the Labs are now in English. In August 2016 I activated the multilingualism feature of WCF on the main page of Elevenfour making it possible to translate the downloads and some tutorials.There is still a lot to do but I achieved everything I wanted to by now.
- Minor updates to Elevenfour
By that I meant the switch to WoltLab Blog, Easy Media, WoltLab Filebase and the installation of MysteryCode's Package server. These tasks are completed by 100% including some minor design updates.
- New styles for WBB
Well, um, can we please skip this point?
2016 has seen 3 (yes, three) complete new styles and the renewal of the X-Style made by myself, two of them for the new WoltLab Suite (which will come with WBB 5.0). So I totally fucked this up. It's not that I didn't work on new styles but I didn't finish them.
A lot of this happened because I wasn't happy at work - and I've never been this unhappy before at work. That's not to say sorry but maybe to explain why it happened (or didn't happen). The good news is: I have a new job since Dec 12 2016 and I think this could change my mood (because it already did). Now I only need to find time.
- Design concepts
The first concept was finished and I'm working on a second one (which will take a lot of time). More on that later in 2017 (maybe).
The WordPress Theme. Progress moved from 0 % in the platform to 2 %. Parts of the design ideas are spread on Elevenfour and I made a first attempt to use it within WordPress.
So 2016 has been a good year for Elevenfour itself but not the best year for new styles by Elevenfour. I think if I'm more comfortable with what I do then 2017 could be a better year.
Goals for 2017
- New styles
This is the most obvious thing since 2016 hasn't seen enough new styles. Most styles will be released for WoltLab Suite 3.0.
- Upgrade Elevenfour to WoltLab Suite 3.0
This could take some time. Since I need to rewrite the style Elevenfour uses. The design itself would stay the same but could most likely get some tweaks here and there. Again: there is no schedule since I don't know when which software Elevenfour uses will be released for WoltLab Suite 3.0.
- More content in english
And that's it. I will also work on Camelot and my design concepts but none them are set for 2017.
Again: Thank you to everyone. Have great 2017. 🎆
If you like to please let me know what you think and spread the word about Elevenfour.