Surprise! Yep, its here! Seriously... I'm not joking! Our new website creator of Doodlekit (version 2.0) is now officially available to everyone. There are lots and lots of new features and tools - more than I can go over in just a single blog post. This new upgrade is very big. Our design tools alone are 100x more powerful than our previous version (via your requests). And that's just the design tools :). Here is a breakdown of some of our new features:
- New Templates
- New Template Design Tools
- New Template Sharing Options
- New Bulk Image Uploader
- New Advanced SEO Tools
- New Gallery & Image Slideshow Tools
- New Social Media Tools
Converting Your Old Website
To convert your website, you need only click on the 'Templates' menu in the Admin Tool and pick a template - that's it! If you want to play around with the design tools and customize your template, I would suggest creating a new 'Free' website with Doodlekit and to build your template on it first. Then you can export that template when you are done and import it to your real website. I would also suggest that anytime you make changes to your website template, that you create a backup 'copy' first so you can roll it back if you do not like your changes.
Don't be afraid to play around with the templates. You can use the 'Template Wizard' to experiment with a custom design as well as just tweak an existing template. You can always make backup copies of your templates or pick a new template if you mess up. I am still working on the help files - those will be added as I create them. Hopefully the interface is intuitive enough that you can figure out most of the design options just by looking at the tools.
To our users I say: Thank you for your patience. Without your input and guidance we would not have been able to do this. To our new members: Welcome! We know you will love Doodlekit 2.0! Help spread the word about this release by liking this Facebook post.
Everyone have fun playing with the New Release!