Product Updates

Browse our latest product updates, new features, and improvements. See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

Release notes by month

November 2019

26 November - Version 1.5.000

Here’s what's new in this release.

Updates to existing features

  • Better Google Analytics events for lead generation
    We’ve improved Google Analytics events for lead generation forms:

    • Instead of regular forms and lead generation forms having the same event category, we’ve now separated these into 2 event categories: Forms and Lead Forms to make it easier for you to separate them in your Analytics.
    • We’ve added a new event action called Show for lead generation forms, this tells you how many readers saw it. Cross reference this with the Submit success event action to calculate the drop-off rate of your lead generation form.
    • We’ve also added a new event action called Skip, this tells you how many readers skipped your lead generation form (if you’ve enabled this option).

    These changes don't apply retrospectively, you'll need to republish your publications to start tracking this. Read more about using Foleon and Google Analytics together in our Help Center.
  • Improved order for social follow icons in the navigation bar
    We’ve reordered the social follow icons in the navigation to make it more logical.
  • Improved responsiveness for access control pages
    We've improved how access control pages like username & password and whitelist by email address look on smaller devices.

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug that caused the sound icon for background videos to display incorrectly in the navigation bar of publications when switching between pages.
  • We resolved an issue that prevented users from accessing publications that were created in the old editor through the new dashboard.
  • We squashed a bug that caused buttons that were linked externally to no longer function in the preview version of publications.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

October 2019

03 October - Version 1.4.900

Here’s what's new in this release.

Updates to existing features

We've made several improvements to the Export as PDF functionality:

  • Inline videos will now show a fallback image with a QR code.
  • External links will now be clickable. Internal links will be disabled.
  • Embedded content will show a placeholder with a link to the external content.
  • Links to overlays are now labeled and will match labels on the overlays themselves at the end of the PDF.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

September 2019

18 September - Version 1.4.800

Here’s what's new in this release.

New features

  • Access background settings faster
    We've added a quick action to the block and column toolbars to make it easier to access background settings. Just hover over a block or column and you'll see the background icon on the toolbar right away.
  • Change your viewport settings with one click
    We changed the location of the viewport switches. You'll now find them on the top bar of the editor for easier access. Settings that were previously in the viewport dropdown can now be found in the settings dropdown.

Updates to existing features

  • You can now select and change your Primary Publications for each project via the new dashboard. Your primary publication (previously called Show as First) is what visitors see if they visit the root URL of your project.
  • We've improved the layout and the way paddings and hotspots render when you export your Foleon to PDF.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

04 September - Version 1.4.700

Here’s what's new in this release.

New features

  • Track how HubSpot contacts interact with your Foleons
    If you use HubSpot as your CRM, you’ll be happy to hear that, as part of the Marketing add-on, we’ve launched a brand new feature that lets you see — right on HubSpot contact timelines — whenever contacts access your publications and what pages they visit. Read about the different features we offer for connecting Foleon with HubSpot — including this new tracking feature.

Updates to existing features

  • Extra publication templates
    If you’re a customer on the Essentials pricing and have purchased the Marketing or Communications add-on, you now have access to additional publication templates in the dashboard.

Fixes

  • We’ve fixed an issue that prevented users from adding text, image, or divider elements in between fields of a form.
  • We’ve resolved an issue that caused the navigation bar in the editor to display incorrectly in Internet Explorer.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

August 2019

21 August - Version 1.4.600

Here’s what's new in this release.

Updates to existing features

  • Manage template categories
    You now have more control over your template categories with new tools for adding, renaming, or deleting them in the templates overview area of the dashboard.
  • More options for getting help
    We’ve introduced new options for getting help. By clicking on the question mark icon in the editor, you’ll now be able to watch our intro video, follow our product tours, read our quickstart guide, browse our help center, or chat with support.

Fixes

  • We squashed a bug that caused a publication’s page screenshots to get updated in the live version of a publication even though the publication wasn’t republished.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

8 August - Version 1.4.500

Here’s what's new in this release.

New features

  • Save time and stay on brand with the new template manager
    We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new template manager! This brand new feature allows you to save content blocks as templates and reuse them anywhere in your account. Read more in our official product update.
  • Manage users in the new dashboard
    You can now see and manage all users in your account via the new dashboard. It includes tools for updating a user’s role, resending invites to inactive users, and more. Manage your users here.

Updates to existing features

  • Restructured overview of default page and block templates
    We’ve restructured (and renamed some of) our Foleon page and block templates to give a better overview.

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug where you could incorrectly select video files while setting a column’s background.
  • We fixed a bug where you would not be notified when hitting the maximum number of color swatches in a theme.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

July 2019

25 July - Version 1.4.400

Here’s what's new in this release.

New features

  • Updating your login credentials
    Next to changing your password, you can now also update the email address you use for logging into Foleon. You can do this via your profile page.
  • Quick access to a publication’s published URL
    In your projects overview on the new dashboard you’ll see a new option for publications called See live version. Instead of opening the preview, this opens the published version of your publication.

Updates to existing features

  • You can now delete a project (and all publications in it) via the new dashboard.
  • We’ve improved the feedback you get when duplicating a publication.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

June 2019

21 June - Version 1.4.300

Here’s what's new in this release.

Fixes

  • We resolved an issue with duplicating videos where the cloned video would appear empty.
  • We squashed a bug that prevented Google Analytics events from firing for clicks on text links.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the thumbnail images of pages to break when duplicating a publication. They will now be queued for creation correctly.
  • We resolved an issue with duplicating publications where overlays would not appear in the cloned publication.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

May 2019

24 May - Version 1.4.200

Here’s what's new in this release.

New features

  • Manage your profile in the new dashboard
    You can now see and update your profile on the new dashboard. See it here.
  • Tools for overlay management
    Similar to pages, you now have a complete overview of your overlays. You’ll find it by clicking on the Pages button in the editor. This is part of the new collection of features for creating, duplicating, and removing overlays.

    Important: the old method of duplicating overlays by cloning the button they were connected to will no longer work. From now on, you can only duplicate overlays via the new overview. Also, overlays that were not in use (i.e. not linked) are no longer available.

Updates to existing features

  • Changes to rules for uploading images
    We’ve made the rules for uploading images more flexible. You can now upload larger images (both in image size and file size). Images larger than 1.2 MB will continue to be scaled down automatically, but to a lesser degree.

Fixes

  • We resolved issues that caused the styling of certain elements to reset when changing the heading type in the text editor.
  • We squashed a bug that truncated the list of projects in your projects overview.
  • We fixed an issue that caused navigation buttons to appear behind form fields on mobile devices.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

10 May - Version 1.4.150

This release is fully focussed on our reporting dashboard. Here’s what's new.

Updates to existing features

  • A faster reporting dashboard
    We improved the loading speed of the reporting dashboard so your content’s performance statistics will load faster.

Fixes

  • We squashed a bug that prevented the reporting dashboard from loading for publications with a lot of pages or traffic.
  • By fixing a number of other bugs, we made the following statistics more precise:
    • The overall bounce rate of a publication.
    • The average time on page.
    • The bounce rate of pages.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

06 May - Version 1.4.100

Here’s what's new in this release.

New features

  • Account switch for partners in the new dashboard
    For our certified agency partners, we added an account switch in the new dashboard that allows them to switch between their sub-accounts, making it easier to see which publications belong to which account. Learn more about our partner program.

Updates to existing features

  • Better feedback in the new dashboard
    We improved the feedback you get when successfully performing certain actions in the new dashboard (e.g. duplicating or deleting a publication, or taking one offline).
  • See your total number of publications
    We now show the total number of (published) publications in your account (and per project) in your projects overview.

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue that caused mouse-over texts on hotspots to stay visible.
  • We squashed a bug with the border color of video elements.
  • We resolved issues that caused social share buttons to disappear on a column with a background image.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

April 2019

12 April - Version 1.4.000

Here’s what's new in this release.

New features

  • Adaptive password policy
    You can now set your own rules for password strength, duration, and more. Available in the Security add-on. See pricing.

Updates to existing features

  • Improvements to Projects in the new dashboard
    You can now manage all your project’s settings in the new dashboard. We’ve also added tools for searching through your projects and for sorting and filtering a project’s publications.
  • Showing pages in your navigation bar
    We’ve made showing pages in your navigation bar available to all licenses. Hurray!

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug with the lead generation feature that would allow visitors to bypass it by performing certain actions.
  • We squashed a bug with our reporting engine that caused visitors from certain browsers to not be tracked properly.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

March 2019

21 March - Version 1.3.900

Here’s what's new in this release.

New features

  • Managing projects in the new dashboard
    You can now see all of your projects and publications on the new dashboard. We’ll add more handy tools and features here soon.

Fixes

  • We squashed a bug that caused our media library’s image cropping feature to stop working.
  • We fixed an issue that caused a publication's status to display incorrectly on the new dashboard.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

08 March - Version 1.3.800

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • Secure your publication with email whitelists
    You can now secure your publications with email whitelists to allow verified users temporary access. Your visitors will be prompted with a login screen requesting an email address. If we recognize the address based on a list you manage, they’ll get an email providing them temporary access.

    This feature is currently only available on request.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

February 2019

16 February - Version 1.3.700

This was an exciting update as we launched our new brand Foleon. Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • A new dashboard
    Together with our new name, we've also launched a powerful new dashboard (currently in Beta). You can easily switch back and forth between the new dashboard and the old one.
  • Brand new publication templates
    Our new dashboard lets you create publications even faster using our new suite of publication templates.

Updates to existing features

  • Publish securely on the new Foleon domain
    In addition to the Instant Magazine domain, you can now also publish content on the new, shorter Foleon domain. Publications hosted on the Foleon domain will use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) by default, meaning that visitors will always connect to your content using the secure HTTPS protocol.
  • Publication groups have been renamed to projects
    Over the past years, we’ve heard more than once that the term “publication groups” could cause confusion. To make things more clear, we've renamed publication groups to projects. This is only a name change, nothing else will change.
  • Redesigned publication login screen
    If you've secured a publication with a username and password, you'll notice that the login screen for publications has been redesigned.

Read more about all other rebranding-related product changes here.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

08 February - Version 1.3.600

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • Foleon branding in publications
    We've introduced Foleon branding in the navigation bar of publications. This feature is on per default for every publication. Publications you've already published won't include our branding unless you republish them.

    Here's what it looks like:



    Depending on your license, you can turn this feature off per publication via Publication settings > Navigation.

Updates to existing features

  • Updated design automated emails
    Some of our automated emails (e.g. form submissions) have been redesigned to better match our brand identity.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

January 2019

10 January - Version 1.3.500

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • Insert pages from another publication
    By popular demand, it's now possible to copy pages from one publication to another.
  • Publish notification
    You'll now receive a notification when a publication has finished publishing.
  • New preview button
    We added an additional preview button to make it easier to access the preview.

Updates to existing features

  • Improvements for the search feature
    We optimized the search feature to show results quicker and ignore typos in the search query. The layout has also been finetuned and connected to the Theme settings.

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue that caused trashed overlays to not always show.
  • We squashed a bug that prevented Internet Explorer 11 users from adding YouTube videos.
  • We resolved issues with the fallback image of Vimeo videos.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

December 2018

7 December - Version 1.3.400

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • Add a Search bar to your publication
    Our search functionality is live for all licenses! This means you can now let visitors search through a publication's content to find what they're looking for. Find this feature at Publication settings > Navigation > Search function.

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug that caused the Zoom in animation to appear differently in the preview than in the editor.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

November 2018

22 November - Version 1.3.300

Here’s what we released in this version.

Updates to existing features

  • Improvements to the cookie consent feature
    If you've added remarketing pixels to your publication, or are using other types of content that insert cookies (e.g. (background) videos via YouTube or Vimeo), you can now let visitors decide if they accept those cookies.

Fixes

  • We fixed issues with setting or resetting text spacing, regular spacing or border size values.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

15 November - Version 1.3.200

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • Styling buttons via the Theme
    You can now globally style buttons via the theme panel.

Updates to existing features

  • Enhanced styling options for Quotes
    You now have more control over the style of quotes. For instance, you can now globally set a border or spacing via the theme panel.

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue that prevented the lead generation pop-up from triggering on new publications if visitors already filled it out in another publication within the same group.
  • We squashed a bug that caused hotspots to change position when adding Block Spacing.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

5 November - Version 1.3.100

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • New page templates
    Our designers have been busy! We created 30+ new Page Templates and categorized them to save you even more time. You'll see them when you're creating a new page.
  • Secure your publications
    We've introduced new options for uploading SSL certificates so you can securely host publications on your own custom domain. Access it via the Publishing Settings. Find out how it works here: Setting up SSL for a custom domain.

Updates to existing features

  • Changes to Block Spacing
    We've changed the way Block Spacing behaves on smaller screens by making it adjust automatically for better responsiveness.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

October 2018

24 October - Version 1.3.050

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

9 October - Version 1.3.000

Here’s what we released in this version.

Updates to existing features

  • We changed the way fixed background images work. By popular demand, we've introduced different background scroll speed options. This allows you to adjust and slow down the scroll speed of your background to create some stunning effects.
  • The Quote Element we introduced in September can now be globally styled via your Themes panel.
  • We've added the popular messaging app Line to the Social Sharing Element.

Fixes

  • We made some minor fixes related to spacing, design, and text.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

September 2018

28 September - Version 1.2.900

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

Updates to existing features

  • When you create a new form, submissions will now automatically be sent to the email address of the account you're logged in with. You can edit it via a form's General Settings > Send submissions to.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

11 September - Version 1.2.800

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • We introduced an all-new Quote element. Use it to break up your pages and spice up your content. We’ll add styling options for it to the Theme soon.

Updates to existing features

  • We changed the way Overlays interact with each other, so it’s now possible to link from one Overlay to another.
  • You can now delete multiple items at once from your Media Library.

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue with Swatches that would sometimes cause color swatches to disappear.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

5 September - Version 1.2.700

Here’s what we released in this version.

Updates to existing features

  • The Media Library has been updated with additional organizational tools. You can now freely move files in between folders, or even move folders into other folders.
  • Paddings have been changed to scale down percentually based on the size of the screen. This means that instead of paddings staying the exact same size across screen sizes, they now scale down based on the size of your screen thus resulting into better (automated) responsiveness.
  • You now have extra control over borders by being able to set it for each individual side (top, bottom, left, or right) instead of only being able to add a border that would automatically be displayed on all sides.

Fixes

  • We squashed an annoying bug that would sometimes make paddings appear on top of your Block, Column, or Element settings, thus preventing you to access it.
  • We fixed several issues with borders on the Video and Embed element.
  • We solved issues with the Visibility settings.
  • We squeezed a bug that would make it hard to open an Overlay from the overview.
  • We solved a bug that prevented you from changing the color of a text link once you styled in in the Theme.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

August 2018

22 August - Version 1.2.600

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • It’s now possible to add internal spacing to Columns. This gives you more creative control.

Updates to existing features

  • We expanded the possibilities of our Lead Generation feature with a Social Login through Facebook or LinkedIn. Read more about in our official announcement.
  • The dropdown field type of Forms has been enhanced with a placeholder value. This allows you to make a dropdown required by forcing readers to pick an option before submitting the form.
  • The Overlay overview now features screenshots of overlays.

Fixes

  • We fixed several bugs for the Lead Generation feature.
  • We squeezed bugs for Fixed images on older versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

15 August - Version 1.2.500

Here’s what we released in this version.

Updates to existing features

  • You can now reuse Overlays meaning you can link to the same Overlay multiple times.

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug for the Lead Generation feature.
  • We squeezed bugs for Dividers not showing in the correct length.
  • We solved issues with the scroll buttons for scrollable columns.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

8 August - Version 1.2.400

Here’s what we released in this version.

Updates to existing features

  • We changed the way Forms displays errors. Each error (e.g. if a field is required or the input is invalid) will now be displayed underneath that field, instead of displaying all errors grouped underneath the form.

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug with the Visibility feature that would sometimes cause the Settings to be inaccessible.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

July 2018

31 July - Version 1.2.300

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • Hosted videos! In addition to using videos from YouTube or Vimeo in your publication, it’s now also possible to embed videos you’re hosting elsewhere.

Updates to existing features

  • You can now also link images to an Overlay.

Fixes

  • We fixed bugs in the new reveal animation.
  • We squashed a number of other small bugs.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

24 July - Version 1.2.200

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • We’ve enhanced the Hotspot element. You're no longer limited to our predefined styles, but can now also use your own images as Custom Hotspots.

Fixes

  • We fixed a number of bugs related to our Lead Generation feature, Hotspots, Forms, and more.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

17 July - Version 1.2.100

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • A new animation! We’re introducing the Reveal animation for Titles and Images. Make you content stand out even more.
  • Visibility settings. You can now also hide content on desktop, while still showing it on tablet or mobile. This gives you a lot more creative freedom. You can access it via Content's settings > Visibility.

Updates to existing features

  • We've expanded the functionality of our Media Library. You can now upload files like PDFs, Word documents, Excel files, and more.
  • You can now manage overlays properly! In the page overview menu, you’ll see all your overlays and can open and edit them from there.
  • You now have more creative freedom by being able to make the corners of images and text elements rounded.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

June 2018

25 June - Version 1.2.000

Here’s what we released in this version.

New features

  • Our Lead Generation feature is here! You can now gate publications with a form and collect valuable data of your readers. Read all about the Lead Generation feature in our blog: Product Update: Generate Better Leads with Foleon.
  • Background image positioning. You can now lock the background image to ensure that a specific area of the image will always be visible throughout different screen sizes.

Updates to existing features

  • You can now add a background color to Titles.
  • We added Pinterest to the Social Share element.

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug that caused video fallback images not to load over HTTPS.
  • We squashed bugs with the navigation arrows for scrollable Columns.

As always, if you have questions or feedback about this release feel free to reach out to our support team via support@foleon.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Foleon roadmap.

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