Yola Roadmap

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We often get asked, "what is Yola working on?" The answer is: tons!

We have a very exciting couple of quarters ahead of us and we wanted to share a piece of that excitement with you. Here is a sneak peek into what you can look forward to seeing:

Soon

  • New container widget for adding borders, boxes and containers to your site. You can use the custom container widget to help spice up your layout and gain greater control over the presentation of things on the page. You will be able to easily customize the border, background, and drop-shadow of the container. Once you have styled it, you can easily drop other widgets inside!

  • New Flash widget for displaying Flash files on your site.

  • Better header editing! We will be giving you greater control over the way the header text displays. Soon you will be able to change the color, size and font of your page heading.

  • Form widget improvement: adding a CAPTCHA field. Finally relief from spammers submitting bogus entries in your contact form. The CAPTCHA "human test" will help prevent robots from submitting things to your contact us form. If you like robots, you can always turn this off.



Next Several Months

  • My Store & eCommerce! A new eCommerce package is coming. Included will be all the tools people need to create and manage an online store. You will get a full suite of tools including inventory management and a brand new online store widget. Selling things online will be as simple as 1-2-3.

  • Better banner editing! We will be updating the banner editor to make it easier to crop and edit your banners images. This will include adding Picnik image editing, as well as new defaults and Fotolia integration.

  • New styles!

  • And what better way to show off these new styles, but with a quicker, sleeker style selection tool. Goodbye small preview window, hello instant, full-screen page preview!



Longer-term

  • More form widget improvements including a new survey template and the ability to create mandatory fields.

  • Google Docs integration! Soon adding Google Doc into your pages will be as easy as dragging a widget onto your page. It will let you embed text, spreadsheets, presentations, calendars and drawings!

  • Mobile sites! Using optimized styles for smart phones and mobile devices, you will be able to publish mobile versions of your site. With no additional work, you can be sure your site looks as good on a smart phone as it does on your desktop.



And this is just a taste; there is so much more! Things are changing all the time and but these are just some of the great features we are excited to be able to bring to you. We will keep you posted!

Thanks everyone!
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KanThaiDecor

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This is great Monique.....Very excited about Mobile sites as easily half of the product questions I get in e mail come from a Blackberry or some sort of smart phone.
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JC

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Wow, Monique. Fabulous. Lots of things which I know I had asked for (and also others) in the past and see now coming to fruition. The mobile site design sounds exciting plus the CAPTCHA (hope in the numerical maths way, ie making the person add numbers together?). Believe this will defin make Yola the best to deal with. Thumbs up to all designers etc for the additions. Thank you, cannot wait to see. Will save heaps and heaps of those 'darn' edit/html boxes, which we have to work out which is which!
JC
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Sanja, Official Rep

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I'm so excited to read this post too and am looking forward to our journey! Thanks to everyone who have shared your ideas. Your voice has helped shape Yola!
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Nathan, Champion

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Wow! I'm really excited to see all of these things that are coming to Yola! This is great. Especially the Mobile Sites, Full screen preview of a template, and the CAPTCHA. Maybe you guys could add JavaScript validation to the forms someday too so they can't be submitted with nothing in them. I can do that on my sites with a jQuery plugin, but most Yola users wouldn't know how to do that.

Thanks Yola for all these new features coming! :)
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It's great to see Yola improving all the time. Can't wait to see the mobile site addition. Why so long? You guys should fast track this one.
Sorry I've been so scarce... busy, busy busy ;-)
Keep up the great work.
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samphillips97

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Would it be possible to include a sort of folder structure, so you can add for example accordion banners etc, from templates on flash.xml.net Or could an widget be made for them?
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John McCarthy

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Wow i can't wait to see what new windows these additions will open and how much it will allow us to do.

Great Work Yola!
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Valika

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Wow, these sound great! Can't wait to see the new additions. :)

Just a question: is Yola planning to add some new styles for free users, too? It would be fabulous.
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Cory

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Looking forward to some of these updates, but hoping the mobile website is moved up in the listing to sooner rather than later. With 80% of my traffic being mobile users I'm losing valuable traffic :(

Either way, keep up the great work here at Yola!
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Michael Cooke

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I love you, Yola. :)

The transparency and openness of your business is just superb. Thanks for keep us in the loop, Yola!
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Barry Dixon

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how long before these are available please...

New container widget for adding borders, boxes and containers to your site. You can use the custom container widget to help spice up your layout and gain greater control over the presentation of things on the page.

You will be able to easily customize the border, background, and drop-shadow of the container. Once you have styled it, you can easily drop other widgets inside!
New Flash widget for displaying Flash files on your site.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Barry. As with any release we can never give an exact date because due to possible unforeseen changes and problems that may occur. However, I can tell you that these features are already in development and will be released soon.
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Barry Dixon

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I love the new custom panel - good stuff...
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Glad you like it Barry!
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samphillips97

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I'd love it if we could add a forum widget, is this in the plans?
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Michael Cooke

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There is an embed Tal.ki forum widget already implemented in Yola, however I use Nabble for all of my forum needs.
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Samphillips97 -you may want to check out this tutorial for more information.
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tomroomtri

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The new ecommerece package sounds great. Will it integrate with other payment gateways beyond PayPal, eg SagePay. Any idea roughly when this might go live? I promise not to hold you to it ;-)
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Our lips are sealed! This way you can have the feelings of anticipation! :)
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tomroomtri

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Not even the tinniest of hints? I am looking to start an online shop asap and would hate to start on another site only find yola offer the same (or better) a couple of weeks down the line :-)
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Sanja, Official Rep

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I understand. Sorry.. we do need to keep a lid on this. I do believe you will be pleased with what we have coming though!
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Abhishek

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Really excited with the upcomings.

I would also like to add some as other says, in My Store or E-Commerce, kindly take a step forward and please do also include other gateways if you are tend to use them. You may be aware that its's hard now a days for Indians to use the Paypal fully. Another payment Options which is accepted world wide can also be a good answer like 2CO, Moneybookers erc..

Any way I am really happy with Yola since joining.
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Thanks for your comments and ideas.
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Hi monique,
It is brilliant ur work and dedication is inspiring thanks for make our life easy and fun!is the smart phone applycable to ipad???is that means that soon i will be able to use yola manger on my ipad?
Thanks again
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Nazlie

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Hi CinziaS

The mobile device feature will apply to people who are using cell phones and similar handheld devices, such as an iPad, to view your site.

However, it won't allow you to build your site on your iPad.

This MAY be something for us to consider in the future, though.

Nazlie
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Terry

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Bring on the mobile sites!
Hi, I take it all items under Soon are implemented, and all under Next Several Months except "My Store & eCommerce" are implemented.

What is the ETA for My Store & eCommerce ?
and Longer-term please ?
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Nazlie

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Hi Roger

Yes, all the "Soon" have already been implemented.

We don't have firm ETAs for any of the development that is currently underway. Some will be soon, possibly before the end of this year, while others may only be implemented in the first quarter of next year.

The longer term features could be released later during the year.

Sorry that I can't be more specific about this.

Nazlie