Product Updates

Browse our product updates, new features, and improvements.

Release notes by month

December 2018

7 November - 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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@instantmagazine.com.

See what’s next by checking out the official Instant Magazine 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 Instant Magazine.
  • 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@instantmagazine.com.

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

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