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.

June 28 - Line Fix

  • Fix: Lines were not always rendering correctly if on hidden to start canvas.

June 14 - Fixes

  • Fix: Inside drop shadow wasn't playing nice with object rounding. We've whipped it into shape.

June 8 - Gallery Preloading Limit

  • Raised limit of gallery preload from 10 to 50 images (default remains the same)

June 1 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Strikethrough Text Format

  • New: Add Strikethrough format option to inline text editor menu.

  • Fix: Remove HTML from auto layer naming

April 4 - 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

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

    • Gap adjustable

    • 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 (formerly

  • 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 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.

Early 2019

  • 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).

Other Updates

  • 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...

Other 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.

Other Changes:

  • Label Changes
    -"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.

Pro Tips:

  • 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.

Bug Fixes:

  • 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.

  • Tiled Gallery

  • Sliding Gallery


May 13, 2016 - Manage domains & sites

Today's updates will help you manage your domain, add +Sites, and manage all sites in your account.

Updates include:

  • 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.

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