Reusable components allow you to make changes once and have them update everywhere.
Components can also be nested inside each other making them very powerful. As an example a card component with nested tags.
Adding attributes to a component allows you to use the UI to make changes to the component without code.
Every landing page and website has a style guide. It is usually hidden away and hard or impossible to access.
We decided to make the style guide a first class feature that can easily be accessed (shortcut - G).
There are over 15 different components and 10+ pages for colors, typography, and grids.
The style guide will be improved continuous and each site will get the changes for free without having to run updates themselves.
We have added the ability to open a command center using the shortcut CTRL + K.
The command center has 100s of commands that can be searched. It also shows recent commands and allows you to add favourite commands.
Like the shortcut update it will save you from having to click.
The command center makes it possible to not bloat the UI while adding more functionality for power users.
Power user features include wrapping elements in divs and cards.
If you want a command adding feel free to request it.
Versoly already included a few shortcuts while editing text and made it easy to copy and paste elements.
As you use Versoly more clicking can waste a lot of time. Shortcuts can speed up the process of building a site while keeping you in flow.
Shortcuts for opening panels like pages (P), adding elements (A) and themeing (T).
You can also navigate around the page using the arrow keys and move elements while holding control.
With the ability to add custom collections the collection list panel can become cluttered.
All sites have now moved over to the new collection folder system.
To update existing sites press the "Update Collection" button.
It is now possible to edit all date formats for each CMS.
We use moment.js for our date formatting, it is extremely powerful and you can customise the dates using their formatting style. This cheat sheet from Devhints is a great starting point.
Also the locale can be changed for dates so they use your local language instead of English. We support 130+ locales including French, German and Japanese.
Whenever you change the slug of a page or CMS post, we’ll automatically create a 301 redirect for you.
Visitors and search engines will be redirected to the new slug from the old one. This helps keep your search engine ranking.
You will have the option to cancel or you can remove it later from redirect settings.
You can now build sites with no-code, we hide a ton of options and automated a lot of processes such as forms and mobile responsiveness.
Flexibility is one core part of Versoly values. You should never be limited to what you can and can't do inside the editor.
We hit that goal a while ago and after talking with customers we noticed that a lot of non-technical customers struggle with building their sites. So this new update should make it a lot easier & less scary to build a website.
The element options sidebar can now be undocked, this is huge if you're using a small screen as you can move it around and hide it while editing text and other content.
We also updated the drag & drop to make it smoother. You can drag any element inside a column and place it inside another column. This helps to keep your pages responsive.
We have just added 1 column and 3 column blog layouts. We also polished up the sidebar layout to make it easier to edit.
It is also now possible to edit the blog card layouts to hide dates, authors and change the font size of headers and text.
We plan on adding more blog layouts in the future. If you love a design feel free to send it in live chat and we might just build it!
We just added a new template engine based on TailwindCSS. It is 10x more flexible and due to new tech the pages load even faster than our old system (97 vs 100 on mobile).
All the blocks + templates have been updated to the new system and the element options on the side has also been updated. There are more options such as letter spacing, line height and more font sizes.
To get started with the new template engine start a new project. This will give you access to the new templates + blocks.
We plan on adding 100s more templates + blocks so you can build and launch landing pages quicker.
We have added multiple ways to check for spam from forms.
We use timers, honeypots and other backend scripts to check that a form is not spam, but we want to make sure that we don't block legit forms.
We will be continuously improving the spam protection as it's a key feature for Versoly.
To enable spam protection go to your form and on the right hand side you can enable spam protection.
Lazy loading can improve page speed and user experience on your website. Browsers recently made it a lot easier to add this functionality without custom code.
To enable lazy loading of images and videos click on the element and then select from the element options on the right hand side.
Copying and pasting into Versoly from Google Docs and Word worked for most cases, but each platform has different formatting and for complex use cases there would be small issues like extra or no spacing between words especially links.
Those issues have been fixed and a lot of other block types have been optimised such as lists which created a lot of extra formatting. By cleaning the formatting up your page will load faster and will render better on all devices.
We love flexible software so we decided to improve the CMS text editor.
The text editor uses our page editor, so instead of hiding the element options we will now show it. This means you can easily edit everything.
None of these new features will slow your website down as they are built with page speed in mind.
We wanted to launch the CMS quickly and decided to miss a few quality of life features such as previewing.
In this update we sorted that out. Preview your blog home and blog posts before publishing. That way you know exactly how it looks.
In the next update you will be able to preview knowledge base articles, changelog updates and more advanced blog pages such as categories, tags and authors.
In Versoly 2.0 we added a new core engine that allows us to add "smart" content management systems quickly.
Everything we add to our core engine is automatically added to the changelog CMS. This includes SEO (sitemaps, metatags, pagination), team access, custom design (fonts, navbars, headers, footers) and analytics.
In the future we will add the ability to fully customise the page without code and have multiple templates that fit your brand perfectly.
RSS Feeds are now autogenerated for blogs. Just republish your blog and go to /blog/feed.xml to access it.
Use the new "+" buttons inside the navigation bar to easily add images, text and links.
The new spacing UI should make it easier to see the padding and margin of each element by screen size.