We’ve been upgrading so many things that we’ve hardly had time to revel in them or even explain them as we go along here.
The Blog. We finally have a notification system in place for comments on threads you are following. Many people have requested this over the years. The header of the blog too has been updated to match the front page.
The Store. Here we put in place a new front and a new header, and installed many software updates along the way. In addition, we’ve updated many images of products like t-shirts and hats to provide a better look.
The Academy. This was the biggest update of the core platform that we’ve ever undertaken. It was a much bigger deal than we imagined at the outset, and our team (including Briggs Armstrong, Israel Curtis, and Danny Sanchez) did a marvelous job in going from one to the other and fixing the one thousand things that broke in the transition. A major issue in the upgrade was that normal credit card processing did not work and we were stuck using paypal for longer than a week. We had a programming who specializes in this write a custom plugin for us, and, as of last night, the plugin now works, and all forms of payment are accepted. The good aspects of the upgrade were obvious to many immediately. The Academy works better than ever, and we are ready for expansion of the highly successful aspect of Mises Institute sectors.
Finally, we don’t need to tell you about the front page. It is very beautiful and has been meet with universal acclaim (which is highly unusual since web users tend toward conservatism as regards design and layout). Even better, we now have a structure in place that allows for smoother development in the future.