PageFly Shopify App 1.0.6 is out! What's new?
Two weeks have passed since the latest release of the PageFly Shopify page builder app version 1.0.5.
Finally PageFly 1.0.6 is shipped successfully after massive testing and overtime work over the last weekend. With this release, we focused on rebuilding the PageFly core code base with React V16.0 and UI refinements to make the app easier to use. Besides this, some page elements have been added, so let’s move forward with details.
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PageFly Welcome Dashboard has a new UI
In the brand new PageFly dashboard, we designed the space area with 5 information sections:
- Getting started area. The onboarding process was awful, and we understand that Shopify merchants found it hard to use the product. So in this version, you can watch the video tutorial on how to create a PageFly page. There is also a text CTA (Call To Action) directing you to submit a support ticket if you need help.
- Manage Pages. The idea of this section came from our own needs when we wanted to get access to pages built with PageFly App. You can easily continue to work with latest pages created with PageFly.
- Page analytics. Quick access to important numbers of your store data. The data is synced automatically from your Google Analytics account.
- Notification Area - Latest Blog posts. At least 1 - 2 blog posts per week with tips and tricks for using PageFly and related to increasing your store sales.
- Notification Area - FAQ. Weekly update tutorials related to product usage. You’ll learn how to maximize PageFly usage and get benefits from it.
Manage Pages is redesigned a little bit
As you can see in the new version, PageFly has a new area with two buttons: Settings and Support. The block section containing buttons “Create a new page”, “Use your product page” and “View page analytics” has been moved to the left part of the list of your PageFly pages.
We also renamed content page creation for the product page to “Use your product page.” In the past, we noticed that PageFly users misunderstood the purpose of that button. It’s for you to create additional content and assign it to the existing product page. It’s not about the building a new product page with the PageFly app.
The newly designed Account page
This is the first step of preparation for the PageFly PAID subscription plan. Right after this version release, you can expect to see the next version of the premium plan.
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Refined PageFly Editing UI Dashboard
The PageFly page builder editing dashboard has been redesigned a little bit. With moving the section "landing page template picker" from left column to the top bar (1), re-ordered the page elements (2) to make it easier to work with, added the element search box feature (3) and other stuff.
The landing page template picker has a new home
We’ve moved the icon to choose the landing page template to a new place. Why have we done that? Well… the feature of getting started with the pre-designed landing page is used only 1 or maybe a few times during the session. So we thought that there was no serious demand.
Say hi to “Sections”. Page Elements has been reorganized a little bit.
In the page element list, you can see new changes. When you click on the page element icon on the left column, you’ll see 2 sections consisting of Page Elements and Sections. The section contains ready to use page elements compacted into the section. It’ll save you time when page building and speed up the whole process.
In addition, when building the landing page we have noticed that some page elements are frequently used, and some of them are not. So weputd the most frequently used elements at the top of the list starting from “Layout”, continuing with “Heading”, “Paragraph” and other elements.
Elements Search box
Also, when building the landing page we have noticed that some page elements are frequently used, and some of them are not. So we put the most frequently used elements to the top of the list starting from “Layout”, continue with “Heading”, “Paragraph” and other elements.
Page element “Image with text overlay”
You have been asking a lot how to create such sections with PageFly builder and we decided to make the job easier for you by creating the “ready to use page element” combination.
This section contains:
- Background image
PageFly Elements - Countdown
When building a landing page for Shopify, we often received feedback regarding a countdown timer. In this version, we released a simple countdown that you can find in the page elements list. The countdown is a must have element when it comes to building the sales landing page.
PageFly Section - product with countdown
Going further with the countdown idea, you can quickly create a product with the countdown to build holiday and promotions landing pages for Shopify. This PageFly version ships with two variations (1) the countdown inside the product above the add to cart button, and (2) the countdown above the featured Shopify product.
After using it, it looks like the image below
PageFly Section - Newsletter
You can choose any of 3 variations of the Newsletter section element. One of the most popular usage cases with PageFly is building the landing page to collect leads. So we’ve designed 3 different newsletter form layouts with the connection to MailChimp service.
PageFly Section - Tab Product
When it comes to building the home page, you may often have the need for showcasing the list of products via the tabs. You can find pre-designed tabs with products layout in the “Tab Product” section. You can choose 4 variations for customizing your Shopify page.
The Image element now has full width 100% option
When you choose the image page element you’ll see one more size option allowing you to choose 100% width setting. This improvement came into execution after many feedback from PageFly users.
Newly added tutorials in the help center & text caption for videos
And last but not least, we’ve added the caption text to all video tutorials for PageFly page builder 'How To' Youtube video series. To see the caption text you just need to enable the CC subtitle to see our text. It’s easier to follow our video and you’ll learn how to use the PageFly app quickly.
Since the latest update we’ve added some tutorials into the PageFly App help center. The new topics cover How to create a slider using HTML element, How to specify the number of column for each device, How to build the text with overlay image and other.
If you’re just getting started with the landing page builder for Shopify, feel free to install the PageFly app directly from the Shopify app store. Btw, we also have the PageFly private Facebook group, join it to learn more about tips and tricks about PageFly usage and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs.