2018 Year In Review – SitePad Website Builder

Happy New Year from all of us at SitePad!!

As we enter 2019, we would like to highlight some of the major changes that happened with SitePad in 2018. It was a wonderful year at
SitePad and we are confident 2019 will be much bigger with several new features coming up in this year.

Major Changes in SitePad Plugin in 2018

  1. Added Re-branding Option: Re-branding option has been added for Direct Admin, and Plesk control panel. Documentation
  2. Added ACL:  Added Plans option which will help admins to create plans where they can restrict number of themes, sites, pages and blog posts for specific users/control panel plan. At the moment this feature is available only in cPanel. Documentation
  3. Added Download Option: Added a Download Option in Editor which can be only enabled/disabled by Admin via SitePad Admin Panel. Documentation
  4. Support for PHP 7.1 and 7.2: With PHP community releasing new branches faster than ever, we have made changes in SitePad to support all the latest versions of PHP. We also made structure changes in SitePad to make sure SitePad works fine when you upgrade the 3rd party PHP version.
  5. Bug Fixes and Improvement: Made some minor and major improvements and several bug fixes.

Major Changes in SitePad Editor Server in 2018

  1. Added Cookie Consent Option in the Settings Page. Now user can create their own Cookie Consent Policy. Documentation
  2. Added Option to publish only a Specific Page.
  3. Added Comments Widget option. Currently, Disqus commenting system is supported. Documentation
  4. Added Password Protect Site/Pages option. Documentation
  5. Added MailChimp Option in the Settings Page. Now user can directly add MailChimp PopUp code in the given textarea. Documentation
  6. Added an option to allow file uploads in Contact Form and the file(s) uploaded by the visitor are emailed to site admin.
  7. Improvements in Site Title Widget such as changing Site Title, adding a logo with the title, alignment, margin, etc.
  8. Added support for TLS protocol in SMTP emails in contact form.
  9. Added Support for RSS Feed. You can access your RSS feed at http://yourdomain.com/feed
  10. Made several minor and major Improvements.
  11. Several Bug Fixes.
  12. Updated Language Translations for Hungarian, French, Russian and Spanish.

We would like to Thank all our clients for showing confidence in our products. We appreciate your business with us and assure you that we will deliver more features and enhancements in 2019

Regards,
The SitePad Team

SitePad Editor Update

Hi,

We have released few major and minor updates on SitePad Editor server these past months. Here are the details:

1) [Feature] Added MailChimp Option in the Settings Page. Now user can directly add MailChimp PopUp code in the given textarea. [Documentation]

2) [Feature] Added support for TLS protocol in SMTP emails in contact form.

3) [Feature] Added an option to allow file uploads in Contact Form and the file(s) uploaded by the visitor are emailed to site admin.

4) [Feature] Added option to choose the Redirect URL where the visitor will be redirected after contact form is submitted.

5) [Feature] Added option for custom text color for Button group.

6) [Update] Updated Spanish translations.

7) [Bug Fix] When user kept images as sliders in the Video Slider the Image would not load on Publish. This issue has been fixed.

8) [Bug Fix] Video uploaded using Rich Text Editor did not render properly. This has been fixed.

9) [Bug Fix] Order list and Bullet list did not render in Modal. This has been fixed.

10) [Bug Fix] RSS Feed only showed 1 post after saving Reading Settings. This has been fixed.

11) [Bug Fix] Featured Image was not aligned in centre for small/medium images. This has been fixed now.

12) [Bug Fix] Image Hotspot was not responsive. This has been fixed now.

Regards,
The SitePad Team

SitePad Editor Update

Hi,

We have released few updates on SitePad Editor server this month and here are the details:

1) [Feature] Added Support for RSS Feed. You can access your RSS feed at http://yourdomain.com/feed

2) [Feature] Added an option to use the email provided by the users in Contact Form as Reply To email for the email that is received by the admin when any visitor submits the Contact Form. This can be configured from the SitePad Editor Contact Form widget.

3) [Feature] Added option to use custom recipient and sender and subject for separate contact forms. This can be configured by assigning unique IDs to your contact forms from the editor and then creating templates with these IDs from SitePad panel -> Settings -> Contact Form page.

4) [Update] Added an option in “Icon” widget to open URL link in New tab.

5) [Update] Added option to show text over Image in the Image widget.

6) [Update] Added possibility to use the comma in the counter displayed in the theme(s) which use the counter.

7) [Update] Changed the duplicate object and delete object icons in SitePad editor.

8) [Update] Updated Russian translations.

9) [Bug Fix] In Grid Gallery, the Gallery module had a bug when multiple galleries were added on the same page. The images in the first gallery were displayed in the other galleries. This has been fixed now.

10) [Bug Fix] In Grid Gallery “Gallery” module when Pagination was enabled the caption were not visible. This has been fixed now.

11) [Bug Fix] When Cloning an existing page with custom styles defined using Edit Elements the custom styles were not cloned. This has been fixed now.

12) [Bug Fix] When post slider was added in the Header and the “Posts type” option was set to pages it did not allow the user to Edit any pages. It showed an error message “content missing”. This has been fixed now.

Regards,
The SitePad Team

SitePad Editor Update

Hi,

We have released few updates on SitePad Editor server this month and here are the details:

1) [Feature] Added Comments Widget option. Currently, Disqus commenting system is supported we will add more commenting option soon. Documentation

2) [Feature] Added Password Protect Site/Pages option. Documentation

3) [Feature] Added Custom CSS field in Element style to add CSS directly to the given Element.

4) [Update] Added Title Color in Posts Slider.

5) [Update] Added Font Size option for Pricing Table.

6) [Update] Added Font Size option for Title and Sub-Title in Call to Action.

7) [Update ] Changed the default color of heading to blank instead of white in Service Box

8) [Bug Fix] In Predefined Styles uppercase alphabet was not being supported when using predefined animation class name. This has been fixed.

Regards,
The SitePad Team

SitePad Editor Update

Hi,

We have released few updates on SitePad Editor server last month and here are the details:

1) [Feature] Added Option to Download the website files in ZIP format.

2) [Feature] Added Option to Publish only a specific page.

3) [Feature] Added Pagination option for “Gallery” in Grid Gallery.

4) [Feature] Added Option to show or hide the Image Title when displaying Images in “Gallery” in Grid Gallery.

5) [Feature] Added Option in Site Title Widget such as changing Site Title, adding a logo with the title, alignment, margin, etc.

6) [Feature] Added Option for Title color in Service Box widget.

7) [Update] Updated Hungarian translation.

8) [Update] Updated French translation.

9) [Bug Fix] On preview of Header or Footer Page it was showing double Header or double Footer. This has been fixed now.

10) [Bug Fix] The URL for categories and tags were not published properly when the default blog page was not selected. This has been fixed now.

11) [Bug Fix] When using Greek characters in Site Title for Meta tag after save it was being converted into HTML characters. This has been fixed now.

12) [Bug Fix] When USER MOD DIR domains were selected from Softaculous and when the user would click on SitePad it would show invalid domain error. This has been fixed now USER MOD DIR domains are allowed for SitePad.

13) [Bug Fix] In Embed when a code with an image that used dynamic variables on Publish it would save as a normal image. This has been fixed now.

Regards,
The SitePad Team

SitePad Editor Update

Hi,

We have released a new update to SitePad Editor server this month and here are the details:

[Feature] A Gallery Module has been added for SitePad in Grid Gallery Widget. This Gallery Module includes many customization options such as thumbnail border size, thumbnail border color, gallery frame border size, gallery frame border color etc.

You can check the following screenshot:

Inside Editor:

On Publish and click of Image:

 

Regards,
The SitePad Team

SitePad Editor Update

Hi,

We have released few updates on SitePad Editor server this month and here are the details:

1) [Feature] SitePad will now Publish sites securely via FTPS. If FTPS is not supported SitePad will use FTP.

2) [Feature] Added Option to Clone a Site. This option can be found in SitePad Editor > Sites > Clone Site

3) [Feature] Added Option for SMTP Mail. This option can be found in SitePad Editor > Settings > Contact Form

4) [Bug Fix] Order List <ol> and Unorder List <ul> were not styling properly. This has been fixed.

5) [Bug Fix] Audio Files were not being published. This has been fixed now.

6) [Bug Fix] On clicking Publish button in SitePad editor it did not save the page before starting to Publish. This has been fixed now.

7) [Bug Fix] After publishing the site, on clicking Image Lightbox, the image did not appear when image size was set to medium or thumbnail. This has been fixed.

8) [Bug Fix] When in mobile view Images were not displayed in some mobile browsers. This has been fixed now.

9) [Bug Fix] Video LightBox did not publish the video on selection of HTML5 video option. This has been fixed now.

Regards,
The SitePad Team

19 Themes Removed

Hi,

SitePad aims at providing only quality themes. In order to maintain themes quality, we have removed certain old themes from our themes directory.

Here is the list of all 19 themes that we have removed from SitePad themes directory :

  1. Escalier
  2. PlainLeaf
  3. Low-Down
  4. LawnLike
  5. Swarming
  6. RedMarket
  7. UnderTheBridge
  8. EntryWay
  9. Veridical
  10. Reciprocal
  11. Breakeven
  12. Mariposa
  13. Embellished
  14. Glissade
  15. Scenic Office
  16. Straightedge
  17. Vestibule
  18. Fetchingly
  19. Hyacinth

Please Note: Users that are already using these themes will not be affected. They will still be able to manage their site in our editor as before. However, users will not be able to activate the above themes anymore.

Regards,
SitePad Team

SitePad Editor Update – August 2017

Hi,

We have released few updates on SitePad Editor server in August and here are the details:

1.) [Feature] Added option to assign Categories to Blog Post. Guide

2.) [Feature] Added option to assign Tags to a Blog Post. Guide

3.) [Bug Fix] While accessing SitePad from Plesk with a subdomain subscription with only two characters prior to the main domain (Eg: ab.example.com) was creating CSS issue. This has been fixed now.

4.) [Bug Fix] Contact Form used on either Header or Footer page was not working properly. This has been fixed for both.

5.) [Bug Fix] Upload URL for HTTPS website would load HTTP upload URL which was creating the issue when the browser did not allow to load mixed contents on the page. This has been fixed now.

6.) [Bug Fix] If the user had deleted the footer page then the content of each page was displayed twice. This has been fixed now.

7.) [Bug Fix] Grid Gallery Images were not responsive on Mobile view when Images were set to Large or Full width. This has been fixed now.

Regards,
The SitePad Team

SitePad Editor Update

Hi,

We have released few updates on SitePad Editor server this week and here are the details:

1.) [Feature] Added SiteMap option in SitePad Editor to configure sitemap.xml for the website. Guide

2.) [Feature] Added option for Custom HTML. Users can now add Custom HTML code in the header of their website through SitePad Editor. Guide

3.) [Feature] Custom Site Title. Users can now add custom Site Title for every page. Guide

4.) [Feature] Added Menu styling option. Users can now simply apply custom styling like Background Colour, Text Colour, etc for the menu when editing Primary Menu.

5.) [Improvment] Updated French Translation.

6.) [Bug Fix] Bold and Italic for certain themes were not working. This has been fixed now.

7.) [Bug Fix] Custom style for Contact Form, Google Map, Counter and Pricing Table were not working. This has been fixed now.

8.) [Bug Fix] Switch to Grid Icon in media page was not being shown when in List View. This has been fixed now.

9.) [Bug Fix] Attachments added to the download button were not published properly. This has been fixed now.

Regards,
The SitePad Team