Panels Have Moved. Under DESIGNS you will find the panels for Desktop Layout, Tablet Layout, and Mobile Layout. Please go here (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001613894-Admin-Designs) to see how the designs panel works. It's a very powerful way for you to preserve your existing design, try out new designs and make something custom.
NEW DESIGNS. 11 new modern designs have been added to the design panel. Each one has a live demo site (Note: you can access these inside the design panel), so you can explore the design further:
Navbar Has Moved. Under MEDIA LIBRARY and under the FOLDERS you will find Navbar Panel. Press to launch. Please go here (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001613033-Admin-Navbar) to see how the Navbar Panel works.
All panels now have a minimize button. You can also press CTRL + H to toggle the admin visibility. A show icon at the lower left corner of your site can be pressed to show panels again.
Maximize Media Library. You can now maximize the media library to fill your entire browser window when working on it.
Adding Media To Galleries. When adding media to a gallery, it will automatically go to the top now.
Text Page Update. We have added a visual text editor: allows you to input links, images, bold, text alignment, text colors, and more without entering html. Text pages can now be resized so it's easier to input text.
Watch our video on text pages here: https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002449854-Desktop-Layout-Text-Pages
Max text page width. Allows you to set the max width for a text page so when viewing on larger screens the text does not flow across the screen. You can also set an alignment of left, center or right for this.
Built In Blog/News Page. You can now add blog style news pages to your site with an infinitely scrolling page or thumbnails to represent individual posts. Go here (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002060653) to see how to set it up and the different options available.
New thumbnail sizes. We've added XXL Thumbs, Square, Vertical and now custom, where you input any size you want. We've also added a new Horizontal Masonry settings. Finally, you can set the max columns for your thumbs. On larger screens it will never go past the max columns. We've also added the option to fix the order of thumbs in masonry so it always matches the order of images in your gallery. Go under THUMBNAILS in DESKTOP LAYOUT and you will find all the awesome new options.
To watch a quick video about thumbnail options go here: https://aphotofoliocom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002026613
Smooth Scroll. We have improved the custom scrollbars on your site with improved hardware scroll, but we highly recommend switching to the NEW smooth scroll option that uses native macOS scrollbars on ALL browsers. We included a button under DESKTOP LAYOUT >> WEBSITE CONTAINER to turn on Global Smooth Scroll (i.e. make all scrollbars on the site smooth scroll)
Caption button. The navbar caption button will fade back when no caption is available so people will not try and press it to see captions.
Dropdown Sub Menu. When you are using top navigation and you have sub menu items you can have them dropdown over your menu and image. There are adjustments for the visibility and background. Go here (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002061233) for more information.
Unified Page Scroll. You can now make your entire site scroll vertically but with position options ("fixed" or "absolute") for site components (logo, navbar, menu, footer). Go here (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002055454) for more on this exciting new option.
Alias for Menu Items. Want to control the url for each gallery (powerful SEO)? Want to split a gallery name onto two lines? Use different colors and sizes? Use previously un-allowed characters? You can now with Aliases. Go here to find out how (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001904573)
Index Gallery Creation. A new improved method for creating index galleries. You create a main menu item and add subs underneath. Main menu item has a button to turn it into index gallery and hide or show subs. Also there is automatic thumbnail creation or you can make custom thumbs for each one. Two lines of text can be added to each one as well! Watch this video to learn more: https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002325793
Stats Panel. We’ve added a very basic stats panel that will tell you how many visitors you have each month.
Custom HTML Intro. You can add an html page to your intro that will wait for a button click to enter site. Go here (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002055694) to learn how to create one.
Color Pickers. New improved color pickers (only available on Chrome browser right now).
Remove Video Play Icon. There’s a button to remove the video play icon (which you would probably want if your thumbnail has its own play button instead). Visit DESIGNS>>DESKTOP LAYOUT>>THUMBNAILS and scroll down to VIDEO PLAY ICON.
Remove Image/Video Loading Indicator. Now you can choose none if you don't wanT the spinning loading indicator for when they are loading. Visit DESIGNS>>DESKTOP LAYOUT>>IMAGES & VIDEO then scroll down to LOADER TYPE and choose between spinner and NONE.
Slideshow Seconds. Allows for minutes now (i.e. >60 seconds). Under LAYOUT>>INTRO and INTRO SECONDS.
Separate Sub Menu Font. Sub menu's have their own font choice now (go bold or ital!)
Vertical Scroll for Mobile and Tablets. You can choose between vertical and horizontal scroll for images on mobile and tablets now. Learn about the different image display options here (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002122654).
Fine Font Size. Tenth (0.1) pixel control for font size and kerning.
Image/Video Background Color.
Thumbs Alignment. Horizontal and vertical alignment of left, right and center now available for thumbnails.
Video Loop. You can set your videos to loop now.
Selected Thumbnail Transparency. You now have the option to remove selected thumbnail color by setting transparency to zero.
Responsive Images On Text Pages. Images on text pages are more responsive and will scale for different size screens.
Text-Transform. Now have uppercase, lowercase, capitalize to transform all the text for Logo, Menu, Sub Menu, Navbar, Footer.
Blend Mode. You can now "blend" the text color with the background image on your Logo/Menu/Footer/Navbar/Cursor/Caption. Go here to see what different blend modes do (https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002674714).
Admin Login On iPad. The design x admin works on an ipad now. Make adjustments on the fly!
Resize Logo Inside Admin. Upload your logo a little bigger than you need then adjust the height or the width to get it just right! Open Designs, Desktop Layout then the LOGO tab where you will find a Desktop Width and Height. You only need to enter a number in one of those fields.
Disable PDF Builder. Under the PDF Builder panel and GENERAL you will find a button to turn it on and off.
Mobile Captions x-Out. On mobile devices an x was added to make the caption go away.
New Thumbnail Label Type "Over". Go under the thumbs overrides to access the label positions for standard thumbs and index thumbs for desktop, mobile and tablet. Along with None, Top, Hover and Bottom you now have OVER for over the thumb.
New Social Media Icon VSCO. Use the shortcode: [vsco]