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Now add a free "Coming Soon" landing page for your product
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We at SubPage Limited are helping startups and small businesses by actively growing each solution with new pages and features. Today we are excited to enhance our "Product" solution with a new offering called "Coming Soon".


It is important to get early feedback and interested leads even before you officially launch your application. This will help to generate interest, fix unknown issues and add features that was missed. To achieve this, your yet-to-be-shipped product requires a "Coming Soon" page. And just like all other pages in SubPage, this is not just a page (as provided in other website builders) but a complete "Coming Soon" solution for your product.


Easiest 'Coming Soon' Editor

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Asks only the details required for setting up your perfect Coming Soon page. Which means un-necessary features, interfaces and data are avoided.


"Coming Soon" Templates


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There are already around 6 Coming Soon layouts to be choosen from and more on the way. Unlike other builders, you can switch between coming soon layouts without changing any data. Each Coming Soon layout has an optional eye catching animated countdown timer for your launch.


Capture Interested Leads

You can capture interested leads using the built-in signup form or you can use "Coming Soon" widgets to embed into your existing content or show as a popup form.


Waitlist Manager

While the visitor enters only their email address, we capture more information about them like their OS,browser,location. All just from their IP address without using any cookies. Manage, search and export waitlist members to your favorite email marketing tool easily.


We understand a Coming Soon page is essential for all startups and it is one of the first steps in marketing your product. Which is why SubPage helps you to setup a free Coming Soon page and capture early leads without restrictions.


For more details, visit here.







Introducing Streams in SubPage - all your website notifications in one place
Announcement

As SubPage unifies and controls various aspects of your Business website like legal, media, hr, product, support and marketing, it is important to get notified in a single dashboard about important activities that happen in your domain. Whether it is an alert, notification, user activity, all important and relevant information will now appear in your SubPage DomainSpace dashboard.


We call it "Streams", as it unifies events across modules whether it is a new job application received, a vote for your roadmap item or a rating for your support article.

Everytime you navigate to SubPage dashboard, streams appear with latest activities that have taken place in your business website. On clicking a stream item, it will automatically navigate you to the relevant solution associated with it.


Permission based

Streams are contextual based on user's permission in that domain space. For example a user with Media role will only view stream items relevant to blog and newsroom.


More on the way....

This is just the beginning of streams, we are extending streams to more events as possible and will also soon introduce filters, search, erase, highlights in our subsequent releases.


Streams feature is available in all plans including Free edition.


New Changelog Theme: Horizontal timeline layout for displaying updates
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SubPage Changelog software now has a new layout for displaying product updates. Introducing "Horizontal timeline" - as the name suggests, it displays changes in a horizontal layout scrolling from left to right. Horizontal layouts are popular with generic timelines, and since Changelogs are associated with dates, it makes great sense to have them here. Unlike all other changelog tools which displays typically in a vertical list, this gives a whole new perspective on how product updates are laid out.


With this, there are now 10 different layouts for Changelog alone. Each layout can be customized for style and branding. The most important of all is that our technology allows you to change to any layout in just a click. Which means you can switch between layouts to give a fresh look and feel without making any changes to your data.


Like all our layouts, it is W3C validated, responsive and optimized for performance.

Note: It is available for free. Create a free Changelog page for your software today along with companion widgets like announcement bars and log analytics.




New SubPage: Now effortlessly create a free brand guide page for your business
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What is a Brand Guide?

A Brand Guide page on a website is a page dedicated to showcasing a company's brand guidelines. This usually includes essential elements that define the company's brand identity. Key features of a Brand Guide page might include logo presentation, product screenshots, color palette, voice and tone.

New in Media Solution: Brand guide page

We are thrilled to announce the ability to create a Brand guide for your business using SubPage.app as part of its Media Solution. Just like other subpages, a dedicated brand guide editor helps to create the perfect brand guidelines for your business within minutes.


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Brand guide specific features

The brand guide editor offers features and interface specifically designed to create brand guides by anybody. It requires no-tech and design skills, your PR or Media team can create and maintain them with no outside effort. Now lets go through its features:


๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Brand categories:

The most common categories in public brand guide are colors, logos, images and text. The brand guide editors covers them all with customized interface for each of the mentioned items.


๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Built-in brand guide feature set:

The colors listed in the published brand guide page can be copied to clipboard just by clicking on it. Image usage markers can be added to indicate correct and incorrect usage of assets like logos and icons. It also comes with different types of image layouts.


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๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Brandkit linking:

We understand brand guide serves as a front end for your important brand items. But for a full featured access to all your brand resources is to offer a link to your brand folder or url for downloading. With our brand guide editor, you can easily link to your brand resource or upload a zip file containing all your brand assets. You can store upto 100 MB.


๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Generate your Brand tone or voice with AI

We offer the latest GPT-4 turbo integration finetuned to create a brand tone and voice for your business with just a text prompt.


๐Ÿ’ฅ 4 Amazing Brand Guide layouts and more on the way

That's not all, just like other SubPages, create your content once, but switch between theme layouts in a click. Brand Guide already comes with 4 different layouts that can be switched and styled to meet your preference. More brand guide layouts are coming soon.


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For more details visit our BrandGuide features page.


Why should you have a brand guide page for your Business?

It does not matter if you are a startup or small business, it is important to establish branding for your business right from the beginning. It helps to provide your company with identity, brand consistency, and better recognition. So what are you waiting for, Use SubPage.app to create a Brand guide for your business right now. It is free with no time limit, no costs. Signup Now.


๐Ÿ˜„ Example brand guides created with SubPage.app


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Why should you use SubPage's brand guide editor over other platforms?


SubPage.app vs Brand guidelines Software.

Brand Guideline Software like Frontify.com offer more advanced and detailed editors for creating style guides, it is great for creating hand-offs between designers and developers but are overkill when it comes to sharing your brand identity with PR professionals. They want a minimal, good-looking and accessible brand guide for using your business assets in their press releases or social media pages. Overall choose SubPage if you are looking for an inexpensive and easy to use solution.


SubPage.app vs Website Builders.

Website builders like Framer, Wix, WebFlow may offer different brand guide templates which is actually very tempting to look at first sight. But actually if you try to use them, you will have to learn their CMS backend to get things done. Also it may miss many of the built-in features like click to copy, image markers and more which is offered by SubPage.app. And switching between different layouts is not as instant as in SubPage. Overall you will be saving lots of time and effort using SubPage.app due to its brand guide specific editor unlike other website builders that have a general editor for all page types.


We will be more providing more features, layouts in the upcoming weeks to the Brand Guide editor. As always you feedback is invaluable to use, Kindly email your suggestions to support[at]subpage.app




Launching chrome extension to generate help articles in a snap
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The SubPage | Help package provides a comprehensive suite of customer support oriented products that include "HelpCenter", "FAQ", "Glossary" and "Integrations". It is consistently updated with new features and refinements to provide the best experience for both businesses and customers. Today's update is for the creators which is you.


At SubPage our goal is to minimize time for businesses by providing the right tools with its no-code, no-design editor. On these lines, today we are proud to announce a Chrome Extension for generating step-by-step howto guides for your HelpCenter and Integration Library. We understand it is a pain to create help articles, as it involves lot of processes like adding help steps, taking screenshots, applying pointers.


From today, this Chrome Extension removes all these redundant steps, now generating help articles is as easy as navigating a workflow. The new SubPage help extension automatically generates help script, takes screenshots and adds annotations at the right places. And it outputs as a regular HelpCenter or Integration Library article, which means you can edit and fine tune everything about it including annotations.


Get our FREE extension for creating editable step-by-step guides and how-to articles now and reduce over 80% effort in creating help material.


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Some unique features of our step-by-step creator:


๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Choose your annotation type - circle, rectangle, arrow... more on the way

๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Able to UNDO last added step

๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Generates fully editable article , including editable markers in screenshots

๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Can pause/resume workflow anytime. Useful for skipping steps

๐Ÿ‘‰๏ธ Intelligent script generation for each step (Coming soon)


Here is an example article generated with this extension


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Text editing improvements - AI tones, RTL and CodeBlock copy fn
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Text editing forms one of the core systems in SubPage. It is present in almost all subpage modules whether it is helpcenter, blog or changelog. Any improvement , will affect and update all the areas where it is used.


This update brings certain key improvements to the text editor in SubPage


Generate Text in any style with AI Tones



Now you can rephrase text, summarize, make sentence longer or write article with a prompt in a particular style using AI tones. AI tones helps you provide character to your generated text by providing option to the AI to write text in an intended style. It comes with already 10 AI tones such as Casual, Professional, Humour, Creative, Narrative and more...


Let us see an example of this text generated with AI Tones


Normal:

"Text editing forms one of the key features in this application. It helps you write, format and generate text for your pages."


Humorous:

"Alright, listen up! This application has got a wicked cool feature called text editing. It's like having a personal writing coach, a fancy formatting wizard, and a text generating guru all in one. So basically, you can write like a boss, make your pages look snazzy, and even create text out of thin air. It's like magic, but better!."


Minimalistic:

"This application has a key feature of text editing, which aids in writing, formatting, and generating text for pages."


Text direction option with RTL


This is one of the most asked features by our customers especially whose native languages have RTL text direction. RTL option in text editor helps to write text from right to left direction. This is usually seen in languages like Arabic, Persian, Hebrew.


Here is a sample:

ูŠุดูƒู„ ุชุญุฑูŠุฑ ุงู„ู†ุต ุฅุญุฏู‰ ุงู„ู…ูŠุฒุงุช ุงู„ุฑุฆูŠุณูŠุฉ ููŠ ู‡ุฐุง ุงู„ุชุทุจูŠู‚. ูŠุณุงุนุฏูƒ

ุนู„ู‰ ูƒุชุงุจุฉ ูˆุชู†ุณูŠู‚ ูˆุฅู†ุดุงุก ู†ุต ู„ุตูุญุงุชูƒ.



Improved CodeBlock with copy function



Code-block component is used for showcasing code snippets, these snippets are usually copied by the visitors for further use. Until now, users have to select the code and manually copy just like any other text. Now in this update all code-blocks include a copy button that allows readers to easily copy all the code in the block with just a click.


Example of the new codeblock. Notice the copy icon at the top of the block.


/* Code to make text blink with CSS */

@keyframes blink {
100% {
opacity: 0;
}
}






Introducing SubPage 2.0 with a fresh outlook
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We are happy to launch SubPage 2.0 with a fresh new outlook and design. While the goal of SubPage app remains the same which is to elevate your business website, this version further refines it and categorizes the features provided by SubPage into major solutions.


With the new SubPage app, you can easily choose which part of your business's web presence needs to be improved for your organization. Let us go through them:


  1. Legal - For business policy and compliance
  2. Media - Increase SEO with articles, press releases
  3. Hiring - List jobs and manage applications
  4. Product - Streamline product communication with releases and roadmap
  5. Help - Build support knowlege base with widgets and help portal


With the above 5 solutions, SubPage helps to improve all aspects of your business in a fast and easy way. Having just a beautiful website is not enough for your business, it is important to turn your website into a professional web presence by incorporating all the above solutions.


Core UI improvements in 2.0


Dedicated Top Toolbar


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Whichever tool you open, a dedicated top toolbar will always be there to provide instant access to all available solutions, main dashboard, domain settings and account preferences. This makes it easy to navigate between tools with less clicks and also provides the underlying connection between different tools available in SubPage.


New Domain Dashboard


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The dashboard has been totally redesigned. Now it has contextual blocks based on your SubPage usage. It lets you access different tools, provides a getting started snippet for all solutions, links to helpful guides and tutorials. We hope more new blocks will be available in future like important Stats, last applied candidates...


Inviting Splash Screen


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Now before you use each tool in SubPage, it begins with an insightful splash screen that highlights the features about that tool and its purpose.


Re-designed editor


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Example editor - Changelog


Each editor inside SubPage app has undergone thoughtful changes with fresh design. It is not just the styling and colors but also how easy it is to access all the features inside each tool.


Everything is now 2x


We believe the new SubPage app, brings fresh perspective for managing the public presence of your business without the need to use multiple tools and elevates your business to the next level.




Now Publish pages to sub-directory of your website
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Hi SubPagers, In this release, We are pleased to support a much requested feature from you all, i.e. the ability to publish pages to sub-folder or sub-directory of your website.


SubPage powerups your website with important pages which could be a standalone page such as a privacy policy or page portals like a helpcenter or blog. It allows you to connect a sub-domain of your website to a page. This setup is quite easy and straightforward and in most cases does not require developer intervention.


However we understand sub-domains are more suitable for entire page portals than individual pages like policies or faq. Considering this, today's release allows you to publish pages to sub-directory of your website in addition to sub-domain support.


Which means instead of privacy.yourwebsite.com, you can now have yourwebsite.com/privacy. This support is provided for all pages including helpcenter, blog, changelog...


But please note, publishing to sub-directory requires changes to your server configuration and it is best done by a developer with back-end knowledge or a server administrator.


To guide you in this setup, we have provided comprehensive documentation for popular server setups like Nginx, Apache, CloudFront, CloudFlare, Next.js, Netlify...

Access our guide here


If we missed any server or you require help regarding this, do not hesitate to contact us.



Layouts of all our subpages are now W3C verified
Update

SubPage app provides multiple layout options for each subpage whether it is helpcenter, faq, blog, roadmap or any other page that it supports.


In Today's release, we are pleased to announce that all these layouts are w3c verified with no markup errors or warnings.


It is important to use W3C verified pages for your website. As it brings in the following benefits:


1. Improved Accessibility: W3C verification ensures that pages are accessible to people with disabilities, such as those who are visually impaired. This makes it easier for them to access and navigate through the website.


2. Increased Compatibility: W3C verification ensures that pages are compatible with different browsers, operating systems, and devices. This makes it easier for users to view the websiteโ€™s content regardless of their device or browser.


3. Enhanced User Experience: W3C verification helps to ensure that pages are user-friendly and offer a better overall user experience. This includes faster loading times, easy navigation, and a consistent look and feel.


4. Improved Search Engine Rankings: W3C verification helps to improve a websiteโ€™s search engine rankings. This is because search engines favor pages that are compliant with W3C standards.


5. Reduced Maintenance Costs: W3C verification helps to reduce the costs associated with website maintenance.



Validate Example: https://validator.w3.org/nu/?doc=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.subpage.app%2F






Embed FAQs anywhere with new widgets for FAQ page
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FAQs need not always be a separate page. It is important that Frequently Asked Questions to be contextual and visible where it is most required by your users.


We are happy to launch 5 new widgets for FAQs that solves the above requirements and more. Now FAQs created in your faq page, can be embedded anywhere with related context, SEO friendly (non-iframe) and in the theme of your website.


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Related Context:

The new widgets lets you embed either all the questions or only from a particular section. So for example, you can show only pricing related faqs in your pricing page with click of a button.


SEO friendly:

FAQs are important for SEO, The widgets directly append to your page DOM without iFrame. Which means the embedded widget is just like any other content in your page for search engines to find.


Site Theme:

The embedded faqs automatically inherit the styling of your website, Be it font family, colors or other styling. It feels part of your webpage. Users will not be able to differentiate it.


Different Layouts:

There are 5 different FAQ widget layouts to choose from. It includes, accordion style, toggable questions, two column layout...


Update without calling your Developer or Deployment:

FAQs may have to be frequently updated, fixed for typos or grammatical mistakes. Be it anything, once the widget is embedded, your support staff can update the FAQs themselves using SubPage app and it will automatically show in your website. No need to deploy or call your web developer everytime you update FAQs.


It is available in all plans. Try them now.


Live Example: We have added pricing faq widget inside our pricing page - Check here https://subpage.app/pricing




Introducing: Google Doc like collaborative content writing for SubPages
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SubPage provides a powerful writer tool to create content for blogs, policies, support articles and more. It also provides role based sharing for teams to collaboratively work on their SubPages with permissions.


Now this latest update leverages both these features to provide a Google Doc like experience in writing content for subpages with real-time collaboration. Now multiple authors can able to work on the same content at the same time. Also track cursor of the shared users inside the content to know who is writing what without worrying about duplicating or lost data.


This is useful in a number of cases, for example when writing a policy for your business, it is recommended for the legal advisor and the business owner to edit terms to their business requirements in real time. Or a content writer and marketing manager can collaboratively write their next business blog.


At SubPage, our goal is to progressively make the experience of creating, editing and publishing important subpages for your business as better as possible.


๐Ÿ”Ž Boost your Subpage SEO using automatic sitemap.xml
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Now SubPage automatically adds a sitemap.xml to your helpcenter, changelog, blog, careers and roadmap pages at their root folders. This sitemap.xml file is auto updated whenever a new link is added or removed or any url change happens.


This helps to boost the SEO of your subpages by making them more visible to search engines. A sitemap.xml file is an XML file that contains a list of all the URLs on your subpage. This helps search engines easily identify and index all the internal links in your subpage, which increases their visibility and helps them rank higher in search results. Additionally, a sitemap.xml file can help search engines understand the structure of your subpage and the relationships between different pages in it, which can help improve the overall SEO of your business website.

๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Emoji picker for editors
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๐ŸŽ‰ There is no question that emojis add life to text, convey emotions and attract attention of readers.


In today's update, We are pleased to bring native emoji support for editors in SubPage. A new emoji button appears in the editor toolbar. This opens a popup where all emojis are listed. Here search emojis by name ๐Ÿ˜Ž, by category ๐Ÿˆ๏ธ or skin tone ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ easily. To add an emoji from the picker, simply click on it to insert into text.


Emoji Picker is now available in Changelog, Roadmap, Blog and Helpcenter editors.


Consent logging for Policy widgets
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SubPage offers comprehensive tools to create policy pages for your business website like terms of service, privacy policy... etc. Along with the policy page editor, it also provides companion widgets to get consent for your policy agreements from users.


Today's update brings consent logging for Policy subpage widgets to record, track and analyze consent based interactions from users. With consent logging you can now track how many users in your website have accepted your cookie policy or how many declined. Same with 'Accept terms and conditions' widget.


Consent logging is not only useful for analyzing the acknowledgement of your business policies about your product, but also a legal requirement in many regions where regulations like GDPR or CCPA apply.


If you are on a paid plan and already use any of our policy widgets, simply re-publish (no re-installation required), to start consent logging.

Added "Keywords" field for blog,changelog,roadmap and helpcenter
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A new keywords text box now appears in the item editors of blog, changelog, roadmap and helpcenter articles.



Users can input tags related to the item separated by commas. It serves the following purposes


  1. SEO - Automatically updates the meta keywords of the article for better search engine ranking
  2. Improved Search - Get better search results by having related keywords. For example, typing google, will bring font family based results.
  3. Related Items - With keywords, SubPage can easily map relations between different items and showcase related items
Introducing widgets for sub pages
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This is a major update for SubPage app. Before we dwell into the details of this release, Let us re-collect the goal of our application which is to bring page specific features with exclusive editors and functionality tailored for the type of page created.


For example: A policy page like ToS requires a download pdf option, careers requires applicant tracking. But sometimes a page alone would not be enough to serve its purpose. Users may require an outward access to that page or its contents. Here is where widgets come into place. Let us checkout some areas where we connect the dot between widgets and its related page.


  • Cookie consent widget is related to Cookie Policy Page.
  • What's new popup is related to Changelog of a product


Hope you get the idea here, there is a connection between certain types of widgets and its pages. The bottomline is that widgets help to enhance, provides ease of access and even deliver contextual content positioning.


We are happy to introduce widget creator inside SubPage. To begin with we are now providing three types of cookie consent widgets for Policy Pages. Widgets have their own properties and styling that can be customized to match your website. Going forth widget tools will be available for more subpages to provide an all-round functionality.


Welcome to SubPage.app changelog ๐Ÿพ
Announcement

Hello World! Check here about SubPage's latest features, announcements and any new interesting updates. If you are a follower keep a watch here or grab our RSS feed.


Happy SubPaging ๐Ÿ˜€


Let us begin with our catch phrase ๐ŸŽ‰


" Have a business website? Now it is time to add a team blog, careers page, policy center, changelog like this and more without breaking a sweat. "