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Muse 2020 and Beyond

 

As we enter a new year in 2020, we also approach the 2-year Anniversary of Adobe’s end of life announcement for Muse. Adobe pushed its final product update on March 26, 2018 and will end its technical support for Muse on March 26, 2020.

This doesn’t mean that Muse will suddenly stop working in March 2020, however Adobe will no longer offer any technical support or critical operating system updates to the application after this date. This means that users who intend on using Muse for a long time should be cautious about installing major operating system updates (Windows and macOS) without testing Muse’s compatibility.

What's Next?

After a bit of initial panic following the announcement, many users have settled into the fact that Muse continues to function as it always has, and sites built in Muse are working just fine. Designers can continue to maintain existing sites with published updates, and even publish new site if they choose.

Most Muse users have taken the end of life news as a motivator to explore new design platforms, and we’re thrilled that many in the MT community have embraced our new no-code platform – Without Code. We now have over 10,000 designers using the builder, with more than 31,000 sites in design or published. New Without Code users are always amazed at how quickly they learn the builder, and even better – how quickly they can build sites.

The Future of MuseThemes

Unlike all the other Muse theme and widget vendors, you've probably noticed that we have not stopped creating new Adobe Muse products. We heard loud and clear from our users that they intended to slowly transition sites to other platforms over several years, and that they still needed ongoing Muse support (and new products) during this time.

For those that chose to become MuseThemes members many years ago – and those that are brand new members – we wanted you to know that we are here for you! We will continue to support our entire catalog of Muse products as long as our members have a need for them.

Transfer Your Membership to Without Code

One final note - we realize there are a lot of website builders out there, and designers should pick the right platform for their specific needs. Without Code offers many improvements that Muse users will appreciate, such as reduced build times, lightning fast page speed rankings and high-ranking websites due to built-in SEO.

And since Without Code is brought to you by the team behind MuseThemes, a Without Code Pro membership includes full access to MuseThemes. If you would like to transfer your MuseThemes website to Without Code and access both sites for one price, please send us an email here.

We thank you for being part of our MuseThemes community, and we look forward to working with you in the years ahead.

Brandon Wallace
Brandon Wallace / Boise, ID

Brandon Wallace, esteemed Widget Master, started with MuseThemes in 2014. He manages all of our widgets – new and old – all while maintaining an unflinching commitment to food, music, and craft beer.

Comments

Chuck Braman
Chuck Braman

Adobe barely offered any technical support even when use was one of the core products, And I personally can’t remember any critical operating system updates and I personally can’t remember any in the last two years if there have been any.

Muse-themes, on the other hand, has always offered wonderful support. Thank you for being good people. And thanks for making our lives with Muse, before and after Adobe’s announcement, much better than it otherwise would be.

Eric Goodman
Eric Goodman

Would love to give Without Code a spin but I wouldn’t be able to sell jobs where my customers were locked into hosting they could never leave. I provide hosting to my customers but they know they can take their site elsewhere if they choose to.

Erik
Erik

As I am former user and client of yours, I’m still using Adobe Muse and I ’m happy for your products and your support.

I really want to go forward with you, and as matter of fact, I check usually your Without Code website for any announcement regarding the issue to hosting my websites to my server.

I like a lot your platform and I would like to move on but this is a serious matter that freeze my decision.
Also I think there are more than 10,000 web designers that want to came with you and this is a matter to postpone to move on with you.

Please, reconsider to give the ability to upload or export a website to any third party server via ftp or whatever.

Regards
Erik Manolakakis

Rob Barton
Rob Barton

Would love to transition to Without Code, however as a design agency, a lot of our clients sort their own hosting all already or have a host and do not want change providers..

Lauren Wolff
Lauren Wolff

Chuck, well said. I could not have put it better. I am still a Muser and plan to be for years to come. By the way, I prefer to have the freedom to be able to host my sites where my clients need and want them to be hosted.
Thanks MT, all your support over the years has and still is great. Thanks for being there.

Armin Slavik
Armin Slavik

I would also like to comment on this. I’m glad you’re here. Adobe didn’t give a shit about us web designers. But you thought about what could be done and you did it.

Thanks for that. I am now also at W/C and I am just getting used to it. So far I think the tool is really great. I hope that you never let us down behind W/C. What is also important is that you implement the customer wishes at W/C in the future as well as you did before in Musethemes. Great work from you. Thanks for a long time working together.
Greetings from Germany. A.S.

Caren Weinstein
Caren Weinstein

I still need a stand alone product for my clients who have other dedicated hosting. Please make that happen one day!

Reggie Arlantico
Reggie Arlantico

I love MT and Muse and was devastated when Adobe decided to drop support. My customers prefer to use their own hosting due to the control that it gives them. For that reason, I ended my MT subscription. I really want to use W/C I’m able to use a third-party server. I will return in a heartbeat if that’s possible. Thanks for the great work team Muse Themes.

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