It's been a while, I know. You see, Joomla is not the only organization undergoing changes. So are we :)
Part of this change is the introduction of new awesome products for Joomla including new templates, the expansion to WordPress plugins (late 2015), the introduction of a new premium performance-oriented managed hosting service for both Joomla & WordPress websites*, and the long awaited unveiling of K2 version 3.0 - our flagship product.
We are happy to announce that K2 version 3.0 will be officially presented in the upcoming JoomlaDay Brasil 2015 event, held 4-6 September, 2015 in Brasilia (the retro futuristic city built in the 50s by the visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer).
This was actually a must-attend event for JoomlaWorks, because K2 is quite popular in Brasil, especially in public sector websites. To be more precise, it's a recommendation for any Joomla based website built for the public sector, according to Paulo Ries from the organizing commitee of the event. Oh, and by the way, JoomlaDay Brasil 2015 is slated to be a massive JoomlaDay event with both local and international speakers. I envy the attendees already!
Krikor & Lefteris from the JoomlaWorks team will take the lead and present the new version's features & intergations, the benefits it brings over previous releases and they will also demo the new ground breaking user interface which makes managing your content with K2 an entirely new experience, not just for Joomla but for any CMS you've ever worked with. K2 will be available to download the week after the event.
And for the first time in K2 history we also plan to unveil "K2 Pro", a supercharged K2 release with additonal features & business-class support packages, targeted primarily to professionals & agencies. K2 Pro will be introduced a month after K2 v3.0 is released.
The introduction of K2 version 3.0 will also see a revamp of the K2 website, including an improved K2 Extensions Directory with better filters and search options to find the right K2 extension for your next project. The talented team at Balkan Brothers has finished the designs of the new website (sample mockups on their Dribbble page) and the launch of the new design will coincide with the release of version 3.0.
K2 version 3.0 may have taken us a little more time to "bake" than anticipated, but it'll surely worth the wait.
Last but not least, JoomlaWorks will be re-branding to a new name & identity shortly before the introduction of our WordPress line of products. Keeping "Joomla" in our name may be confusing to newcomers from the WordPress community, so it's best to just "reboot".
* We are running an early preview of this service for select customers with high profile J & WP websites (aka sites with millions of page views per month). If you want to be part of this preview get in touch with us.
* UPDATE: The "stable" release of K2 v3 has been postponed for April 2016