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

Create Plans in SitePad with Feature Restriction

SitePad now comes with an important feature to Add, Edit and Delete plans for your users.

You can now create a plan for your users and restrict features based on which plan they belong to. We have made this feature simple and easy to implement.

Benefits of creating a Plan

  1. Restrict the number of Pages user can create
  2. Restrict the number of Blog Posts user can create
  3. Restrict the number of Sites user can create
  4. Choose the themes available to the user

As a hosting provider you might have already created different hosting packages priced as per the features allowed in the package. Plans can be useful to restrict SitePad features for your users based on the hosting package they have purchased with you.

You can also create plans in SitePad based on your control panel packages so any new user under that control panel plan will automatically fall under the assigned plan in SitePad.

For e.g. you have 3 hosting packages Bronze, Silver and Gold so you can restrict the SitePad features as follows :

Bronze Package :

3 Pages allowed
3 Blog Posts allowed
1 Site allowed
5 Themes to choose from

Silver Package :

10 Pages allowed
10 Blog Posts allowed
3 Sites allowed
50 Themes to choose from

Gold Package :

Unlimited Pages allowed
Unlimited Blog Posts allowed
Unlimited Site allowed
Allow all SitePad Themes to choose from

Steps to create a Plan

    1. Login to your WHM panel as root and access Plugins -> SitePad admin panel -> Plans -> Add Plan Page as shown in the image below.

  1. Now that you are on the Add Plan page. Choose a Plan Name for e.g. Gold.
  2. Select the control panel packages or users who should be assigned under this SitePad plan.
  3. Select the number of pages, blog posts, sites to be allowed under this SitePad plan.
  4. Choose the themes that should be allowed to the users under this SitePad plan. If you would like to allow all the themes then do not select any theme and SitePad will allow all the existing themes as well as the new themes added in SitePad.
  5. Click on the Save Plan button.
  6. That’s it ! You have successfully created a SitePad Plan.

The image below explains the options available on the create plan page.

You can find a detailed guide on Plans here.

We hope you like this feature, we will be coming up with more features soon.

Contact our support team for any assistance.

SitePad 1.0.9 Released

Hi,

We have released SitePad 1.0.9

1) [Task] : The Download site option in SitePad enduser panel is now disabled by default. It can be enabled from SitePad admin panel -> Settings page using the “Allow Download Website” checkbox.

2) [Task] : Improved the WHMCS hook to redirect the user to WHMCS client area instead of the cPanel account when they logout from SitePad. Download the latest hook files here.

3) [Bug Fix] : In cPanel, when SitePad and Softaculous both were installed on a server it caused duplicate entries for the SitePad Themes category and Softaculous Apps category causing the category to reload multiple times. This is fixed now.

4) [Bug Fix] : In Directadmin, admin level user with username other than “admin” were not able to access SitePad admin panel. This is fixed now.

5) [Bug Fix] : In Directadmin, SitePad was not able to access Directadmin API when accessing Directadmin over https and ssl_ignore_for_local setting was enabled in Directadmin configuration. This is fixed now.

6) [Bug Fix] : In Directadmin, the icon for SitePad link did not load. This is fixed now.

7) [Bug Fix] : Allowed Space in Brand Name setting in SitePad admin panel -> Settings page under Rebranding Options.

SitePad is a Drag & Drop Website Builder with 300+ templates and 40+ widgets which lets you create and publish your website within minutes. Visit website

Regards,
The SitePad Team

SitePad 1.0.8 Released

Hi,

We have released SitePad 1.0.8

1) [Improvement] : Changing the re-branding settings in SitePad admin panel -> Settings page will also re-brand the SitePad icon for endusers in Directadmin and Plesk panel.

2) [Improvement] : In Directadmin and Plesk panel the user’s native language set will be automatically set as the default language for SitePad panel as well.

SitePad is a Drag & Drop Website Builder with 300+ templates and 40+ widgets which lets you create and publish your website within minutes. Visit website

Regards,
The SitePad Team

2017 Year In Review – SitePad Website Builder

2017 has been a big year for SitePad !! As we bid goodbye to 2017, its time to review the changes in the past 12 months.

Major changes in 2017

  • We released the first stable version of SitePad on 1st February 2017
  • Added several features, bug fixes and improvements.
  • Added 150+ new templates across wide range of categories. Check out the templates here.
  • We also added many new partners this year who started offering SitePad website builder to their clients to build their website using a drag & drop website builder. Check out our NOC partners list here.

Some of the features we added this year include :

  • We moved our editor servers to NGINX and started using CDN which makes our editor servers perform much faster.
  • Added integration with Interworx, pd-admin and ISPmanager control panels.
  • Added support for Google Analytics, Sitemap and Meta tags (SEO).
  • Added support for Publish over FTPS as first preference for secure website publishing.
  • Added option to Clone an existing site.
  • Added White labelling options.
  • Added API support which allows admin to configure SitePad link into their custom control/billing panel.

& many more… !

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 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at SitePad !!

PS : We are working during the holiday season so you can contact us for support related or any other queries and we will be glad to help you.
https://www.softaculous.com/support/

Regards,
The SitePad Team