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Introducing Simpla v1.0

Last year we launched Simpla on Kickstarter. It was a new answer to an old question - how should web content work? We promised a new foundation: An open ecosystem built on top of the web’s core, freeing content from the CMS.

Today, we move one step closer to delivering on that promise. We are so excited to announce the launch of Simpla version 1.0! 🚀

This release is the culmination of months of development and learning. We’ve made Simpla more powerful, more accessible, and laid the groundwork for a big future.

Here’s what’s new:

New platform

In the last 3 months, Simpla’s user-base has more than tripled. Simpla.io grew rapidly from basic signup page to full-fledged content platform, and it’s been straining under the weight.

Today we’re launching a new simpla.io. The whole platform has been rebuilt from the ground up to be faster and more stable. Managing projects is intuitive with a redesigned dashboard, and you can visualise growth with inbuilt usage tracking. We’ve increased performance by up to 400% across the board.

New project dashboard

Visit your new dashboard and have a look around. We’d can't wait to hear what you think.

Paid plans

Many people have been asking us how much Simpla will cost when it’s out of beta. We can now answer that question with certainty.

Simpla will remain totally free for small projects. And we’ve introduced two paid plans to support you as you grow.

Simpla's pricing plans

Head to the pricing page for the full breakdown.

New documentation

We recently rewrote all of Simpla’s documentation. But docs are never finished, and we’re continually improving. With v1.0 comes another refresh, along with several new API features that will be fully documented soon.

New documentation design

Dive in at simpla.io/docs.

The Simpla blog

Today we’re also announcing Simpla’s official blog (you’re reading it now!). We’ll use this space to share stories, announce features, and help you get the most out of Simpla.

But more than that we want this to be a place people come to discuss ideas about the new web. If you have something you want to share, let us know. We’d love to feature you.

You may have also noticed that Simpla’s blog is, ironically, not built with Simpla. We just launched support for content collections (announcement coming soon!), and we didn’t want to wait to rebuild this blog before sharing it with you. We’re in the process of building a new blog purely with Simpla now.

Have a read, tell us you find interesting on Slack.

Kickstarter rewards

Early supporters of our Kickstarter last year made all this possible. Without them we wouldn’t be here announcing Simpla v1.0. So we’re thrilled that many of the rewards from that campaign kick in today.

If you backed Simpla at the ‘Keen Bean’ level or above you’re entitled to big discounts and periods of unlimited free usage. Get in touch at [email protected] to get setup. We can’t wait to have you on the new platform.

Looking forward

This is, of course, just the beginning.

We’ll soon be shipping multi-user support, content collections, and more content types. We’ll continue to strengthen the new ecosystem, so you can build your own elements on top of the Simpla platform. And we’re in the process of creating more developer resources, starter kits, and guides, so you can get up and running faster. Keep an eye on our public roadmap to stay updated.

We’ve come a long way, but there’s always further to go. We’re really excited about where Simpla is and where it’s going, and we hope you are too.


Sean King
Cofounder & CEO