What's New in TOWeb 11
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 your site
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.
New ON/OFF switch buttons
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Text transparency effect over background
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.
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.
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).
Support of Mailzy in your websites
Our new Mailzy e-marketing service for websites is integrated in the "Publish > Notify your contacts" step to better manage subscriptions to allow you to manage your contact lists, automatically and free of charge, without the need for TOWeb's i-service mailing-list or PHP, in full compliance with the GDPR regulations in force (subscriptions, unsubscriptions, rejections, reports, ...). And of course also if you wish to use Mailzy to send your newsletters and boost your site's audience and revenue. 50 free sendings are offered the first time you connect to Mailzy !
Support of 151 new Google fonts
But also ....
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.