Do pardon the cheesy Photoshop text, but I am happy to announce the immediate availability of CE3.
The shop has been updated and revamped, the documentation and promo site are now live, and upgrades are ready to be claimed.
By now you should know what to expect from the releases, as I've done a lot of talking about them the past week. If you haven't been following along this week, you can browse the CE3 feature articles, or get a more compact overview of the releases on Niall Horley's blog. His overview of CE3 is superb.
Available today are:
- TTG CE3 Auto Index
- TTG CE3 Gallery
- TTG CE3 Pages
- TTG CE3 Publisher
- TTG CE3 Viewport Sizer
Those of you with existing CE2 orders, please lookup your orders here. You will either have immediate access to CE3 downloads, or you will find a text file containing an upgrade discount code for the newer version, depending upon your date of purchase.
TTG CE3 Publisher is a free upgrade to all existing users. The CE3 versions also supports the CE2 galleries, so no need to keep the older version. To upgrade your publisher installation from CE2 to CE3 in Lightroom:
- Go to File > Plug-in Manager
- Click TTG CE2 Publisher in the list of installed plugins on the left.
- Under "Status" on the right, click "Disable".
- On the left, click the 'Add' button and locate the CE3 version publisher plugin.
- Finish adding and enabling the CE3 version, then click 'Done' to exit the Plug-in Manager.
- In Publish Services, verify that your albums and album sets are now correctly listed under TTG CE3 Publisher.
- If so, then you may launch the Plug-in Manager again and remove the CE2 version plugin.
In the shop, there is another surprise for new and legacy users, the new CE3 Web Publishing Bundle. The bundle includes the Auto Index, Gallery, Pages and Publisher plugins at a 15% discount compared to making the purchases separately.
CE2 users will save more by upgrading their individual plugins with the provided discounts. For new customers, or legacy users running pre-CE2 versions, though, the bundle is a great way to get up-to-speed at value. In fact, we are providing the bundle specifically to help our legacy users make the leap to CE3 and more modern websites.
Accompanying the CE3 releases is the new CE3 wiki, featuring the most comprehensive documentation we've ever provided for the plugins. It's been a big task pulling it all together, but I think you will really appreciate the information to be found there. Many of the old articles and blog tutorials appear in updated form on the wiki, including some handy PHPlugins tutorials.
Also on the wiki, you will find 10 new pre-made themes for CE3. One of them is CE3 Asphalt, a CE3 version of the default look from CE2. For those of you wanting to mix the new TTG CE3 Pages with your older CE2 galleries and shopping cart, the Asphalt theme will probably be a time-saver.
Now enjoy, and I look forward to hearing what all of you think of the new versions. There are new CE3 forums in the Community Support Forum, so sound off there much as you like.