What's New in TOWeb 11

NONA website template made with TOWeb

New website templates

Most of the new features of version 11 are exploited by the new site templates like NONA but also WestCanyons and HiWayz.

All these site templates can be visited as a demonstration, but also used to start your new website.

Have a nice tour!


Grouped topics in TOWeb

Add real blogs to your site

Easily blog or create new portal pages for your news, product catalogs, albums or other pages using new group topics. Thanks to new display possibilities but also to the presence of new information (date, author and keywords) your presentation pages will appear more modern, more readable and more interactive too for your visitors.
The Cocktails page and the Blog page of the NONA template show two examples of use.


Website publishing as a background task

Publish your site while continuing to work on it

You can start publishing your site while continuing to work on it, for example by going to the "Settings" or "Topics" steps to make changes or checks. An orange badge appears at the top of TOWeb (next to the toweb logo) to remind you that the publication of your site is in progress and this badge turns green once the publication has been successfully completed (or red if a error occurred). With the Studio edition, you can start publishing a site while going to the "File > Open" screen to open and work on another site in a new TOWeb window.


Google Analytics 4 logo

Support de Google Analytics 4

The Google Universal Analytics service will cease to operate permanently from July 1, 2023. Therefore, in order not to lose any analysis data or history of your sites, we invite you to migrate to the latest version of Google Analytics 4 now supported by TOWeb 11.


Mobile designers

e-Commerce : SEO improvements of your products

Optimization of the generation of product pages, catalog indexes and their meta-data for better Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your online store.


Reuse existing images of a website

Reuse existing images of your site

In a paragraph, a photo album or a product page of catalogue, when clicking on a button to add one or more images, you now have the option of reusing one or more images already present on your site. To do this, you just have to press the CTRL key at the same time (and if you do not press the CTRL key, you will always be offered the normal window allowing you to add new images).
Reuse images from one topic to another will allow you to reduce the size of your site and minimize redundancies which are both useless and harmful to SEO.


on/off switch button example

New ON/OFF switch buttons

A new "ON/OFF" switch button can be added to all the web forms of your site (including customizable fields of an order form). The button behave like a classic checkbox when a "yes/no" answer is expected but with a more visible appearance and customizable colors (from "Theme > CSS Editor > Site > General > Buttons > Buttons ON /OFF"). This new button is now systematically used by default also for all the validation actions needed on your site (when entering your site if you use a agreement page, during GDPR consents as well as when acceptance of your terms of use or sales).


Example of a dynamic web form

Dynamic and adaptive forms

Depending on whether they are switched on or off, the new ON/OFF buttons can allow you to make form fields appear or disappear. For example, if you have a quote request form with different options, activating an option may require the entry of additional information, thus making the presentation of your form more compact, clearer and better adapted to the choices selected by your visitors.
The form in the HiWayz template contains an example in which when the "Member" button is activated you must enter your identifier whereas when this button is deactivated you need to enter your email address and telephone number.


Assisted creation of paragraphs

Save time when adding your photos, products and paragraphs

Both in your albums and in your catalogs, you now have the possibility of adding your photos or products at the very beginning rather than systematically at the end in order to avoid having to reorganize them each time.
Similarly, inside a page, a new paragraph can now be added not only at the end or after a current paragraph but also at the very beginning of a topic in order to facilitate the creation of pages with the most recent information first. In addition, when creating a new paragraph, it becomes possible to define its bookmark and you can also create several instances of paragraphs aligned with each other (with or without margins) to set up the structure of your pages more quickly.


Context menu in album

Improved user interface for more productivity

In topic edit mode, contextual menus have been added to facilitate and improve your productivity. Thus, in the index page of an album, it becomes possible by right-clicking on a photo to replace it, delete it, move it directly or add one just after the selected one. The same also applies to catalog index pages. As for paragraphs of a page, it is no longer necessary to use the "Modify" button displayed on hover in the corner of a paragraph but you can directly right-click anywhere on the paragraph or one of its element in order to select it and have access to its properties (for example, a right-click on a paragraph photo will first offer you to replace it and a right-click on a paragraph title to edit it). The F2 keyboard shortcuts can be used to edit the title of a selected paragraph and CTRL+F2 for its text content. And if you have several websites you can also open or delete them directly using right-clicks.
Finally, for sites containing many topics, a button allows you to collapse/unfold all your groups and articles as well as your sub-menus (option accessible in the site menu management window).


Import and export of topics

Export & Import of Topics

In "Topics" step, the "Duplicate" button (  ) now also allows you to export your current topic to a file (.twt) and the "Add" button (  ) allows you to import a section in order to facilitate the transfer of an entire topic from a site to another and/or to keep different versions of a topic.


Import and export of themes

Export & Import of Themes

The  "Open" (  ) and "Save" (  ) buttons of the theme's CSS editor now centralize both operations related to web and local themes, but also allow you to export your themes to a file (.twd) in order to be able to import them and reuse them from one site to another.


Paragraphs using alert styles

Highlight your important paragraphs

A new "Alert" style can now be applied directly to paragraphs of your pages, allowing you to display all their content in a colored window to better attracts attention. A shadow effect can also be added to your alerts so that they stand out even more from other paragraphs and you can offer the possibility to your visitors to close them once read.
In addition, the number of usable "Custom" CSS styles applicable to your paragraphes has been increased to 9 (instead of 5 previously).


hyperlink icon

Publicize the addresses of your paragraphs

A visitor to your site may sometimes be more interested in a specific paragraph on a page rather than the rest of it. In order to allow your visitors to keep the links to specific paragraphs and be able to directly come back to them, a new paragraph link button is now displayed when hovering over the titles of all paragraphs of your site.
This current page uses this feature that you can see and try by hovering over the paragraph titles of each TOWeb 11 new feature.


List of links

Create your link lists more easily

A new "List of links" object can now be added to your paragraphs to more easily manage the creation of several links and their order of appearance. A list of links can be useful for example at the end of a page to encourage your visitors to visit other pages dealing with the same subject. Several presentations are possible: a simple list (without formatting), a numbered list, a bulleted list or as a clickable button with the list in its drop-down menu. The latter case can meet different needs such as taking up less space in your pages or using it to create secondary menus inside paragraphs aligned with each other or inside panels.
You can see an example of a list of links placed in a button at the bottom of the HiWayz template's homepage.


Creating a button executing JavaScript

Add JavaScript actions to your links and buttons

When creating a link or a button, you now have the option of performing actions by calling your JavaScript functions to bring more interactivity to your pages and dynamic operations adapted to your needs.


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Boost your pages with TikTok videos

The new "TikTok Video" object can be added in any paragraph. To add it you must use the "Embed" button located next to the desired video on TikTok.com and then click on the "Copy code" button. Once this is done, then return to TOWeb to use the "Paste" button located next to the "Code" field of your TikTok object.


Blend effect of text over a background image

Text transparency effect over background

When a background image is used in a paragraph, it becomes possible to place its text in a centered manner and to apply a black or white background to it with a transparency effect allowing the background image to be seen through the letters of its text.
These new display options are available from the "Position" (  ) button of a paragraph using a background image.
The WestCanyons templates uses this effect in its homepage.


PDF Export

Export your catalogs to PDF files

A product catalog can now be exported to a file in PDF format using the "Save as PDF" button located at the bottom of the catalog index page. If you wish to obtain a PDF file of a single product, you will also have to use this same button located at the end of your product page. Depending on your needs, each PDF file created can also start with an introductory page of your choice.


good web performance

Publish your site with the security of the latest FTP standards in force

A new version of the publication module even more efficient in updating your site's files on your web space (SSH core upgraded. Support for rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512 SSH public key algorithms and improved support for HTTP proxies with SSH).


Fonts

Support of 151 new Google fonts

Aboreto, Abyssinica SIL, Akshar, Albert Sans, Alexandria, Alkalami, Alumni Sans Collegiate One, Alumni Sans Inline One, Alumni Sans Pinstripe, Amiri Quran, Anek Bangla, Anek Devanagari, Anek Gujarati, Anek Gurmukhi, Anek Kannada, Anek Latin, Anek Malayalam, Anek Odia, Anek Tamil, Anek Telugu, Anybody, Aref Ruqaa Ink, Arima, BIZ UDGothic, BIZ UDMincho, BIZ UDPGothic, BIZ UDPMincho, Babylonica, Bakbak One, Baloo Bhaijaan 2, Beau Rivage, ...


But also ....

Many more new features if you have an old version of TOWeb!
If you have version 9 or another earlier version, when upgrading to version 11 you will not only benefit from all the new features indicated on this page but also dozens of new features added in previous major versions:
- New features of version 10 compared to TOWeb 9
- New features of version 9 compared to TOWeb 8
- New features of version 8 compared to TOWeb 7
- New features of version 7 compared to TOWeb 6
- New features of version 6 compared to TOWeb 5

Furthermore TOWeb 11 is regularly improved so we invite you to check the list of the latest 11.xx improvements and updates of TOWeb V11 as well as the information of the TOWeb's blog.

Prices and procedures to upgrade to TOWeb V11

Former TOWeb users have been emailed for the upgrade prices and procedures. If you don't have received this email yet, please contact us by indicating your invoice number. If you are migrating from a version 4 or older, please see our migration guide from TOWeb 1/2/3/4.

Whether or not you have a license for a previous version of TOWeb, you can download and install the Free edition of TOWeb V11 to evaluate it and thus determine if this new version better match your needs and  projects. A site started with the free edition of TOWeb V11 can be maintained later with a paid edition. And if you have a previous version of TOWeb, the 2 versions will work separately and you can imported your site later into TOWeb V11.

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