Big shoutout to all our early adopters for helping shape this product. Thank you for driving us towards awesomeness!
Over the past 2 weeks, we’ve silently rolled out some major features and minor updates in Draftbox. In this post, we’ll cover these updates in detail:
Let’s dive deep into each update 👇
As more and more users started experimenting with featured images, we realized that featured images need a better blog feed presentation, especially for the images with text. One of the major issues was 4 different size of cards throughout the blog feed.
Fix the aspect ratio. We set the aspect ratio to 16:9 for all type of cards in the blog feed. This doesn’t just solve the presentation issue but also gives a fair idea about the featured image's ideal size. Let’s checkout before and after to visualize the impact.
To get the best results, use
1200px x 675px dimensions for your featured image. Here’s a Canva template for you to generate some awesome thumbnails!
Your audience, your tools. You can now connect subscribe form to Mailchimp, ConvertKit, and, Revue, without using Zapier! You can also enable double opt-in to help you improve deliverability. You can now connect subscribe form with Slack to get notified about each subscriber (and celebrate with your team 😀).
Never miss a message from your visitors. Connect your contact form responses with your Slack via webhook or receive a mail on your email via Zapier when you receive a new submission.
Try now: Visit Draftbox dashboard and open your site. Select Workflow from tabs on Subscribe/Contact Form under Forms from the side navigation.
Now you can add CSS/JS/HTML to your site. This opens up the realm of endless possibilities! This feature is available with all paid plans.
💬 Let us know in the comments → how would you use this feature?
Try now: Visit Draftbox dashboard and open your site. You can access this feature from the side navigation under Advanced Options → Snippet Injection.
With this update, we’re introducing Draftbox referral and rewards. Share Draftbox with your friends/colleagues, and when they create a site with Draftbox, you get 3 months of Personal Pro worth $36 for free! Your friend/colleague also gets 1 month of Personal Pro worth $12 for free.
Here’s what you can do with the Personal Pro plan:
💬 Let us know in comments → how would you pitch Draftbox to your friends/colleague?
Share now: Visit Draftbox dashboard and open your site. You can access this feature from the side navigation under Referral & Rewards.
We can understand the pain of losing content because you pressed the back button by mistake or Chrome crashed! We decided to solve this problem so that no one has to ever go thru this pain.
With the latest update, if you’re writing a post and you try to navigate back or refresh or close the page, Draftbox will show you a warning. 👇
Now you can change the animation style (when the user hovers/taps) of your blog feed. Here’re the available options:
Also, now you can add a border to blog feed images. This can help if you’re using light colours in your featured images.
Try now: Visit Draftbox dashboard and open your site. You can access this feature from the side navigation under Content & Layout → Blog Feed.
Before this update, Draftbox used to use image caption as alt text. It was a band-aid approach that had to come off. Now you can add alt text without adding a caption and keep caption and alt text separate.
Let us know your thoughts/comments/feedback about this update in comments below. 👇 Your feedback is driving this product towards awesomeness, keep 'em coming!
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