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
Added Re-branding Option: Re-branding option has been added for Direct Admin, and Plesk control panel. Documentation
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
Added Download Option: Added a Download Option in Editor which can be only enabled/disabled by Admin via SitePad Admin Panel. Documentation
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.
Bug Fixes and Improvement: Made some minor and major improvements and several bug fixes.
Major Changes in SitePad Editor Server in 2018
Added Cookie Consent Option in the Settings Page. Now user can create their own Cookie Consent Policy. Documentation
Added Option to publish only a Specific Page.
Added Comments Widget option. Currently, Disqus commenting system is supported. Documentation
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
Restrict the number of Pages user can create
Restrict the number of Blog Posts user can create
Restrict the number of Sites user can create
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
Login to your WHM panel as root and access Plugins -> SitePad admin panel -> Plans -> Add Plan Page as shown in the image below.
Now that you are on the Add Plan page. Choose a Plan Name for e.g. Gold.
Select the control panel packages or users who should be assigned under this SitePad plan.
Select the number of pages, blog posts, sites to be allowed under this SitePad plan.
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.
Click on the Save Plan button.
That’s it ! You have successfully created a SitePad Plan.
The image below explains the options available on the create plan page.