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EverWeb 3.4 Beta: SEO PowerUp + Calendar Form Control + Parallax Scrolling + More



User: Paul-RAGESW 2 months ago
UPDATE: EverWeb 3.4 is now officially released! You can download it here: https://www.everwebapp.com/download.html

We're excited to announce the first beta of EverWeb 3.4. We've added four major new features, plus a number of smaller enhancements and bug fixes.

1. The new SEO PowerUp add-on will automatically optimize your website for search engines and submit it Google, Yahoo, Bing and Alexa search engines

2. New Image overlay settings and parallax scrolling. You can scale an image filled shape or apply a transparent color overlay as well.

3. New Calendar and Time Selection controls for the contact allow you to create forms for reservations, booking systems and schedules

4. Easily replace any asset, or selected assets, with new and updates files by right clicking on any Asset and selecting 'Replace Asset...'

EverWeb Beta 3.4 is still in beta which means it is still being tested. If you discover any issues, please let us know. We are providing it to the community to try out before the official release;
Download EverWeb 3.4

Additional New Features & Fixes
[NEW] Any select color control can now drag and drop the color, or right click to copy and paste the current color, to any other select color control

[NEW] Default styles window now lets you use the Font Panel to select a default font

[NEW] You can now set a link to the ‘current’ page which is useful for Master Page links to anchors on the same page


[FIX] Contact Form Advanced form fields can be more easily re-arranged
[FIX] Non english characters in the MENU label for responsive navigation menus can now be used
[FIX] Pages that will never be added to a navigation bar won’t mark all pages as need to publish if they are modified
[FIX] Fixed issues with copying and pasting objects from in Responsive Row to another
[FIX] Fixed styling issue with PayPal styled Buy Now buttons in mobile devices
[FIX] Animation slider will update the preview as you adjust the settings
[FIX] Font Panel size field is updated properly
[FIX] Editing some widgets would remove the focus from the design canvas
[FIX] Fixed an issue with video sizes in FlexBox widgets
[FIX] Improved error reporting for FTP publishing
[FIX] Using the mousewheel scroll in the Inspector no longer freezes while the mouse is over a text entry field

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User: Paul-RAGESW one month ago
A new beta version is included in the above link.

CHANGES
- Fixes various issues with Parallax image backgrounds
- Fixes issues with replacing assets
- Fixes the EverWeb SEO PowerUp features when publishing to FTP
- Adds the SEO PowerUp video tutorial
- Fixes full width shapes with borders when published
- improvements to the image gallery when shadows are used
- Image gallery images are now exported to their own folders reducing conflicts if you use the same gallery image in multiple galleries on the same page
- Open In New Window is respected for any Widget that uses the Styled Text Editor
- Publishing to a folder makes sure that you have entered the Website Address
- Video player widget will properly load now all the time
- Fixed Image Gallery not properly showing the bottom pagination in some cases
- Various other bug fixes

Last edit one month ago

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User: Roddy one month ago
This version is very inconvenient for those of use who have lots of projects files and publish to a server other than the EverWeb one. Every project file now needs the website URL entered before publishing can progress.

Presumably this is for the SEO PowerUp add-on? Couldn't this be an option for those who don't need the features for this plugin?

I wonder about the reason for the keywords section since Google doesn't use the the "keywords" meta tag in ranking web search result and hasn't done so since 2009.

On a positive note, the scrambling of the browser background control in the Page inspector seems to be fixed.

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NOTE: I am an EverWeb user and NOT affiliated with EverWeb! Any opinions expressed in this forum are my own.
User: Paul-RAGESW one month ago
Hi Roddy,

Thank you for the feedback.

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Every project file now needs the website URL entered before publishing can progress.


I assume you are using the Publish to Folder option as this was changed only for this method of publishing. The URL was always required for all of EverWeb's features to work properly, but EverWeb didn't enforce it when publishing to a folder. Which we considered a bug. It led to specific features not working like the PayPal widget, Social media images and any other widget that needs to use a full URL in the code.

It has nothing to do with the EverWeb SEO PowerUp Add-on.

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I wonder about the reason for the keywords section since Google doesn't use the the "keywords" meta tag in ranking web search result and hasn't done so since 2009.


We actually got a lot of requests for this. However, we are using it for a few upcoming features in EverWeb 3.5 and 3.6. I can't announce anything yet, but you can probably assume why we want to have this feature.

Quote:
On a positive note, the scrambling of the browser background control in the Page inspector seems to be fixed.


Glad to hear this is working better. If you have any other issues, please let me know.

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User: David W. one month ago
Hi Paul,
i was excited to see the line
[FIX] Pages that will never be added to a navigation bar won’t mark all pages as need to publish if they are modified

Unfortunately all my pages still go red on this beta version as per this discussion thread...
https://billing.ragesw.com/forum.php?act=thread&tid=6661
User: Mike P. one month ago
Great news about the auto SEO features in 3.4. After updating my version, will my existing websites automatically implement these new features?
User: Paul-RAGESW one month ago
@David: If a page is addd to a first level directory and the 'Add to navigation bar' option is selected, it will set the entire site to be republished. For your situation we are working on an improvement there too for a future release.

@Mike: Almost all the features will be included automatically. So you get the Sitemap, robots.txt files, gZip compression (on our servers) and other on page optimizations. But you can also fine tune your SEO from the Inspector->Page Settings->Search Engine Optimization settings.

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Paul
EverWeb Developer

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User: Paul-RAGESW one month ago
A new final candidate version has been posted at the above link.

CHANGES
- Can now drag and drop images onto Responsive Image Gallery
- Fonts are properly reloaded after a new one is installed from a template
- Various fixes to exported websites

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Paul
EverWeb Developer

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User: Courtney H. one month ago
Paul -

<deleted> Please disregard. Chrome struck again...
Courtney

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