Today we are very excited to announce the availability of TubePress 4.0.0 Release Candidate 1. This is your first chance to test drive the next generation of TubePress that we have been working on for the past few months.

TubePress 3.x.x and below, while feature rich, has become slower over time due to the codebase outgrowing its original architecture. With TubePress 4, we have re-engineered the core of TubePress with the primary goal of improving performance. This work is now complete, and we are thrilled with the results. Most TubePress 4 installations will see a 10x – 20x performance boost!

In addition to the performance improvements, TubePress 4 also brings dramatically improved theming capabilities. You can now use the modern, powerful, and easy-to-use Twig templating language with TubePress. We have also rooted out any elements of TubePress that were not accessible to themes, e.g. page numbers, and made sure that they are fully themeable. Finally, TubePress 4 themes now allow you to specify custom JavaScript or CSS that should be loaded with your themes. This essentially throws the doors wide open for theme designers working with TubePress.

We are working to document the new features, but in the meantime we are requesting your assistance with stability testing. While TubePress 4.0.0.RC1 has been vetted thoroughly, we advise you to use caution if deploying onto a production server.

Thanks for helping us test!

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