See a Showit Updated message in the app?
Below are updates we'd like you to know about.
If you're not seeing a specific update listed then it just means our team was squashing a few small bugs or keeping things up-to-date.
May 25, 2023 - Update Design Settings > Text Styles Panel
Update: The Design Settings > Text Styles panel has been updated to support merged values between mobile/desktop. Merged values can be split by clicking on the setting Title.
Improvement: Preview option for Inline Links format with the Design Settings > Text Styles panel.
*Eventually this interface update will be pushed all throughout the app.
May 10, 2023 - Global Blog Template
New: Addition of a new Global Blog Template option for blog templates.
May 4, 2023 - Showit Core Plugin - 3.7.2
Pre-release: Support for upcoming Global Template feature.
March 7, 2023 - Free In-App Design Cartera
New: Added a free in-app design Cartera by Showit. Released with an open license for designers to build from. Read more...
Feb 28, 2023 - Background Settings Mobile/Desktop Merge
New: Adds support to load Custom Post Types into a Canvas set to Posts View Lookup. Read more...
December 20, 2022 - Background Settings Mobile/Desktop Merge
New: We've added for page/canvas/views background settings to now support merged values between mobile/desktop so it's easier to keep things in sync.
December 7, 2022 - Improvements & Fixes
Improvement: Better acknowledgement when copying links in the app.
Improvement: Domain setup wizard now gives copy dns option for users without a blog subscription.
Improvement: Share Design now shows copy icon option.
Fixed: No longer are selected layers getting deleted when you didn't intend it.
December 6, 2022 - Contributor Updates
New: Quick links to Design App and Blog Admin now found under Contributor Access details in your Account.
Update: Under Contributor details, when you click Blog Admin you'll receive instructions for how to access the user's blog admin as a contributor.
November 3-22, 2022 - Various Fixes
(republish required to apply)
Fix 11/3: Fixes link flashing when canvases are hidden.
Fix 11/7: SVGs stroke-width was accidentally getting filtered out on icon widget.
Fix 11/17: Fixes behavior of sticky on scroll canvases
Fix 11/22: Fixes sticky top placeholder sizing on window resize
November 1, 2022 - New Social Links
New: You can now set Social Links under Site Settings > Social and apply them throughout your design by setting a link as: Click Action > Social Link > (Facebook, Pinterest, etc.)
Fix: Grow with content works better
October 18, 2022 - Contributor Access for Blogs Updated
Contributors can now login to client blogs who are on the Basic Blog subscription plan.
Advanced Blogs can be accessed by having the client create a Wordpress user.
September 27, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Fade sliding issue
Fix: Issue selecting objects on the stage
Fix: Grow With Content canvases not properly growing
September 21, 2022 - Fix
Fix: Wiggling grow with content issues
September 15, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Fixed background jumpiness on mobile
Fix: Sliding gallery dots disappearing on swipe on iOS
Fix: Scroll to block click actions jumping on iOS
September 1, 2022 - Mobile Video Backgrounds
Mobile canvas backgrounds now support videos just like desktop
August 16, 2022 - Update
New: Updates most input values to display realtime changes on the design stage. (ie. Font Size, Position X/Y, Height/Width, Opacity, Border size, etc)
New: Mouse over an active input value and you can now scroll your mouse up/down to adjust value. Hold Shift while scrolling to change input to 10X increments or Opt/Alt while scrolling for 100X increments
Improvement: Add sliders to some settings for quick adjustment
August 16, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Special Paste desktop to mobile text no longer applies column settings.
August 15, 2022 - Rounded Corner Effects Update
New: Rounded corners can now be individually adjusted
Fix: Fixes dragging of layers switching content.
August 3, 2022 - Improvement
Improvement: Video backgrounds now display on tablets. Fallback is used when video load fails.
August 1, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Issue where parallax background is not selected on some sites
Fix: Inline links can now be cleared from link modal
July 28, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Improves parallax performance and eliminates “black bars” appearing during scrolls
Improvement: Limits zoom out to a reasonable size
July 26, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Alignment to Canvas tools were not working on layers that had visibility hidden on desktop or mobile.
Improvement: Social Grid ALT text now follows a similar format as Instagram with an improved prefix description for text reader accessibility but limited to 125 characters.
July 25, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Locked and non-visible layers no longer get moved by alignment & selection tools
Fix: Limit zoom out to visible size
Fix: Line width updates live on transform
July 21, 2022 - Gridlines, Guides, Snapping, and Improved Multi-Select Transform
New: Gridlines can now be turned on to help you lay out elements intentionally.
New: Smart guides can now be enabled to easily see alignment related the canvas and other elements.
New: Snapping can now now be enabled to quickly align elements to gridlines, canvas dimensions, and in relation to other elements. Toggle on/off with ⌘ + ; (Mac) or Ctrl + ; (Windows)
Improvement: When multiple elements are selected at the same time, the selection can now be scaled and rotated from any corner.
Improvement: Mobile device overlay has been redesigned to reflect modern devices
June 28, 2022 - Line Fix
Fix: Lines were not always rendering correctly if on hidden to start canvas.
June 14, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Inside drop shadow wasn't playing nice with object rounding. We've whipped it into shape.
June 8, 2022 - Gallery Preloading Limit
Raised limit of gallery preload from 10 to 50 images (default remains the same)
June 1, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: We now better support Cyrillic characters in form labels and fields
Fix: Fixed an Alt tag issue on galleries
*Publish a site for these fixes to apply.
May 31, 2022 - Fixes
Fix: Click Actions > Action > Gallery > Set Image now works as expected
Fix: Background images correctly sized on a mobile window height canvas.
Fix: Gallery images correctly sized on mobile window height canvas with vertical edge locking.
*Publish a site for these fixes to apply.
May 12, 2022 - Locking and Keyboard Shortcuts
New: Lock layers/elements in the canvas layers list
New: Keyboard Shortcuts for drag to duplicate and resizing proportionally
May 2, 2022 - Canvas View Bug Fixes
Fix: Canvas Views transitions were forcing a reverse transition on loop even when that option was not selected.
Fix: Canvas View looping was always on, even if the setting was off.
April 19, 2022 - Strikethrough Text Format
New: Add Strikethrough format option to inline text editor menu.
Fix: Remove HTML from auto layer naming
April 4, 2022 - Gallery Bug Fix
Fix: Galleries on a hidden canvas/view with auto-play enabled would be playing the slideshow even when not visible. They now pause.
March 30, 2022 - Showit Wordpress Plugin 3.5.6 & 3.5.7
Fix: Resolves conflict with Showit Theme & Yoast on Wordpress 5.9
March 29, 2022 - Drop Shadows and Gradients
New: Drop Shadows now available under Effects settings
New: Gradient fill now available on rectangle, canvas background, page background settings.
February 10, 2022 - Text Lists
New: Text boxes now have in-line text list formatting option
January 25, 2022 - Embed Widget Update
Fix: Embed Code Widget now automatically expands down to display all content from the embed code (if the code supports it). It will now auto-expand a canvas set to Grow with Content.
January 24, 2022 - Contributor Access
New: Contributor Access allows you to share access to your account with another Showit user.
November 29, 2021 - Social Grid Widget
New: Social Grid widget now available to display a live Instagram feed
November 18, 2021 - New Line Tool
New: Line Tool now available
November 3, 2021 - Language Tag and Fixes
Added language option for site and pages for SEO improvement
Fix: Excludes pagination show-on-first option from In Post Loop and Next Post Start
Fix: Fixes bug where resizing width adjusts height by 1 pixel and vice versa
Fix: Fixes bug where setting width or height to 0 breaks an element
September 23, 2021 - Rendering & Bug Fixes
Update: jQuery to 3.5.1 to match Wordpress
Fix: Loads fonts for h1, h2, h3 on blog templates for use within the blog content.
Fix: Issue where clicking rapidly on canvas navigation would cause surrounding text to highlight as if double clicked.
Fix: Issue where users could click canvas view navigation faster than views were transitioning, causing the view to go blank.
Fix: Removes 404 page/template from generated sitemap
Fix: Email contact fields now follow same styling as other contact fields
Removed: Rendering of legacy keywords meta tags as cleanup for removing the option from the design app
(Publish required for these changes to apply)
July 22, 2021 - Domain Setup Process Changes & Bug Fixes
Change: Domain Setup process no longer asks for registrar information as we transition to users adjusting their own DNS for security reasons.
Fix: "Hide canvas on pagination" is now available for "Home" blog templates.
July 8, 2021 - Blog Hide Canvas on Pagination
New Feature: Hide Canvas on Pagination
Available on blog templates like Post List and Category, to hide a canvas on additional pages
Fix: Selection bounding box was not always visible, now it is.
May 27, 2021 - Text Columns
New Feature: Text columns
Only available on Desktop layout
2, 3, 4 columns available
When active, Overflow changes to Crop
Not available on Wordpress placeholders
Fix: Special Paste not keeping Letter Space settings
Fix: Page/Canvas import not keeping default values for text-transform and letter-spacing
May 13, 2021 - Interface Refinements
Default alphabetical ordering for fonts in Design Settings and dropdown menu.
Sorting and Searching Sites
Copy a page url from ••• menu in site list where domain is configured
Added character count indicator and expanded text area for SEO Site Title.
Removed SEO Keywords field (no longer used by search engines)
Adjusted Icon widget to better handle SVG code from Google Font Icons resource
March 3, 2021 - Google Analytics GA4 Update
We've added support for Google Analytics GA4 version
(*Publish after any adjustments)
New option to exclude Google Analytics code on your blog templates, which is useful if you use a Wordpress plugin to add analytics code to your blog pages.
Fix: Small screens had trouble scrolling through some settings. We've made an adjustment to improve that.
February 24, 2021 - New Icons
New icons are now available in our Icon widget. (we've also removed some out of date options)
Some minor behind the scenes account updates as well.
February 18 - Updated Account Page
New link for account details at account.showit.co (formerly showitaccount.com)
Improved password requirements for security
Messages better support diacritic characters
January 13, 2021 - Blog Setup Wizard is Moving & Text Alignment Buttons
Blog Setup Wizard is now built-in to the Showit app under Site Settings > Blog. (deprecating option on showitaccount.com on January 31, 2021)
Empty media library screen now includes better prompts for how to upload
Text alignment options changed from dropdown to buttons for ease of use
August, 20, 2020 - IG Browser Fix
Fix: Instagram in-app browser was not correctly rendering the mobile layout in some cases.
June 24, 2020 - Security Update
Disabled Page Advanced Settings in Trial mode because it was being exploited by malicious users.
Mar 4, 2020 - Wordpress Theme Generator Updates
Added: CSS bottom-margin: 20px default for UL lists on a blog post/page
Fix: 'Post Title' blog placeholder no longer links when you're on that post/page
Showit Plugin (Advanced Blogs) updated to 3.2.0 with fixes
Changed featured image wrapper to an img tag for better sharing
(Require republish of site to apply)
Fixed: Deleted media files (images, pdf, etc) were still loading on sites. No longer.
Jan 7, 2020 - Facebook Browser Rendering Fixes
Fixed an issue with sites not rendering properly in the Facebook built-in browser. (Requires republish of site to apply)
July 10, 2019 - Back to Page link
New: Back to Page link at the top of a site canvas when you edit a Site Canvas from a page.
June 20, 2019 - Proportional Resize & Bug Fixes
Hold "shift" to click and drag proportionally.
Removed individual canvas view transition options which weren't functional.
Removed SEO Settings from blog templates which were never used.
April 3, 2019 - Bug fixes
Fix for contact form settings not alway refreshing when clicking between form fields
Changes to our domain setup wizard to improve the workflow and guarantee information being submitted by users is correct.
Video players are now muted by default if set to Autoplay due to browser changes.
Many minor updates were released throughout 2018 including:
SSL support for all subscription levels
Updates to our Showit plugin on Wordpress
The original Showit Desktop service has been decommissioned
"Showit 5" branding is now transitioned to just "Showit"
August 22, 2017 - Drag to Select
A small update went out today to help with selection of layers. You can now drag to select a group of layers at once.For users with a big object in the background of a canvas, try holding down Option/Alt and then drag and it'll omit that background object from the selection.
June 26, 2017 - Mobile Layout Assistance, Video Controls and more...
Mobile Layout Assistance
If you're customizing your website with new elements then you've probably realized how important it is to design your mobile and desktop layouts at the same time. But if you forgot to work on both we do have a solution that will help get things to a better starting place for you to continue customizing your mobile layout. Read more about Mobile Layout Assistance...
Video Controls Update
Additional settings including Auto Play and Loop are now available in the video player widget controls. Learn more about video controls...
Quick Replace Images
It's easier than ever to replace images in a design...simply double-click on an image or gallery and the media window will appear to select a new image(s).
Hover Options for Icons & Rectangles now apply
Toggle Canvas Guides & Mobile Overlay separately
Selected items are highlighted in both mobile and desktop layouts.
May 1, 2017 - Redirects, SEO & More
Our dev team has been working hard to optimize your sites for better page speed and SEO.
Easy 301 Redirects
You can setup redirects which is extremely helpful if you want to redirect visitors to your new page links when you launch on Showit. Read more about redirects...
Set a Share Image
You can now set a share image which will get picked up by social networks like Facebook when the page url is shared. Read more about Share Image...
Set a Favicon
You can now set a site wide favicon. Learn more about favicons...
Canonical Links & Site Maps
We provided an SEO boost by automatically including Canonical URLs in the HTML code and auto-generating a sitemap file of your Showit pages. Now you can submit your sitemap to search engines so they're always updated on your pages. Learn more about Sitemaps...
This update includes some update that should help speed things up and make Google happier.
Showit Wordpress Plugin updated to 2.8.3 support updates (check your blog for updates)
March 6, 2017 - Inline Text Formatting & HTML Tags
This update includes some great refinements on our text editor and the ability to adjust your HTML text tag for users optimizing their content for SEO.
Inline Text Formatting
You can now easily add Bold, Italics or Links inside of a text box. Double-click to bring up the formatting toolbar with these options. Links inside of a text box will automatically have the Inline Links styling applied to them. You can adjust this styling site-wide under the Design Settings or on an individual text box under Text Style settings.
HTML Text Tag
To optimize your page content for search engines we now also allow you to change the HTML tag associated with each text box.
-"Text Format" section renamed "Text Style" section"
-Text Field" section renamed "Text Properties" section
-"Next Posts Link" placeholder renamed "Older Posts Link"
-"Previous Posts Link" placeholder renamed "Newer Posts Link"
-"Next Post Link" placeholder renamed "Next Single Post Link"
-"Previous Post Link" placeholder renamed "Previous Single Post Link"
"Top of Page" click action added
Mousing over layers will highlight object on stage
Missing fonts will now show "--Choose a font --" in font selector
Custom font names now only allow letters and spaces (no number or special characters)
Opacity was moved to Effects settings
Cleaner icons for the tiled gallery full screen view
Wordpress placeholders indicated when selected on stage
Prevented wordpress placeholders from having click actions or submit form applied and vice versa
October 20, 2016 - Site Canvases & more
We just released one of our biggest updates since the launch of Showit 5 and we think you will love it! We've added the ability to create a canvas that can be shared across multiple pages of your site which is so great for navigation like headers and footers. It's called a Site Canvas.
Additionally, we've added the ability to add a canvas or page from a completely different site design directly into your existing site. Check out the video below for a quick overview of how to do it!
Other changes in this update:
New setting to allow scroll actions to trigger only once
New direct linking to a canvas view on a page
Linking inside a canvas for canvas views can now be set to use "This Canvas"
Drag & Drop reorder of pages
Links in preview work
Added "Cut" in addition to "Copy" and "Paste"
Site Canvas actions to trigger other site canvases on a page
Contact Forms now work per canvas and not an entire page
Contact Forms can now transition to another page
Required fields now get a red outline when a contact form is submitted if they aren't filled
Bug fixes to prevent large SVGs as icons
Canvas view background bug fixes
Disabled canvases and elements for both mobile and desktop are not included into the output page.
"Show Canvas" click or scroll actions will not make disabled desktop or mobile canvases visible.
July 25, 2016 - Media Folders
We've just added media folders to help keep all of your files organized. Click on the Media button at the bottom of Showit to start organizing.
Shift-click to select a group of images in a row from the media library
Ctrl/Command-Click to select multiple images in any order
Option/Alt-Click to immediately add the image to the stage or if you're in the gallery manage images view it will directly add it to the image list.
First image in a simple gallery loads sharper now
Fixed an issue with images not loading in Safari on a short page
Loop Images now works when unchecked.
July 15, 2016 - Tiled & Sliding Galleries
Two beautiful new galleries have recently been added to Showit 5. It's a breeze to update your current gallery to one of the new formats by simply changing the Type under the Gallery Settings section.
May 13, 2016 - Manage domains & sites
Today's updates will help you manage your domain, add +Sites, and manage all sites in your account.
Add +Site subdomains in Account > Manage DomainsSet your custom domain in Site Settings (including request domain setup by Showit)
Duplicate or Delete entire sites under Account > My Sites
May 11, 2016 - Launch of Showit 5
Today, Showit announces the public launch of its newest website design platform, Showit 5. Built as an HTML web app, Showit 5 includes never before seen features in a drag-and-drop web design application and includes side-by-side mobile and desktop design views and Showit’s game-changing simple WordPress integration. Built for professional photographers and creatives, Showit 5 allows users to build interactive and truly responsive websites that look beautiful on every device without knowing a single line of code.
“Showit 5 is the result of 10 years of experience creating tools for creative entrepreneurs. We started from scratch and built a future-facing web design platform for the mobile world.”
- Todd Watson, CEO
Showit 5 introduces:
Side-by-side simultaneous mobile and desktop designer
Custom Canvas Views pioneered by Showit that enable elegant interactivity and big visual impact
Simple WordPress integration allowing users to design their WordPress blogs inside Showit.
Showit is a subscription-based software service with pricing options starting at $19 a month.