Updates

New to v6: Want to add HTML snippets to your blog posts?

HTML update

Well, this has all the makings of your lucky day.

Dazzle your followers with videos, news feeds, slideshows and more as the HTML snippet widget becomes part of the blog tool.

Blog

For anyone unfamiliar with the HTML widget, it’s one of our most popular tools, which  allows you to add bits of HTML code to your website.

So, say you want to embed a YouTube clip on a webpage, you would copy and paste the video code via the widget. Visitors can then view the clip without leaving the page.

Well, we’ve now integrated that into the blog, so you can share YouTube, SoundCloud, galleries etc…in your blog posts.

Sound OK?

Well, that’s not all we’ve got for you this week:

Menu update

You can  now access the ‘Page organiser’ by double clicking the menu. More convenient for editing and a great time saver.

Blog

And, add a new menu through ‘Insert’-> ‘Menu’.

Menu

Then, drum roll please?

Add Alt tags to image filled shapes

Due to popular demand, we’ve now enabled Alt tags to image fills.  This means if you add an image to any shape, you can now include a nice little description explaining what the pic is all about.

This is also a big benefit for SEO and the ongoing battle for a place in search engine listings.

Image fill alt tags

To find out more and to try out these sweet new features, just follow the links below.

Adding HTML widgets to the blog

Editing the menu

Editing Shapes

Like to try them but don’t have a website yet? Step this way…

 


Andy Siddons
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37 Responses to “New to v6: Want to add HTML snippets to your blog posts?”

  1. Christa Wojo

    What a nice surprise! This will make Moonfruit blogs more competitive with WordPress and other platforms. Thanks, guys! And keep up the good work :)

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  2. Eka

    This is a good one. Thank you.

    Now its time to have a blog widget where we can place on home page. It should has a feature where we can select a tag so it will only show related posts or all all post. If you relase this feature than it would be quite competitive with wordpress.

    Dou you have such a release in your pipeline? İf not what are the upcoming releases?

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    • Steven

      Hi Eka,

      You can place your blog on any page of your site that you would like. You can just open up the ‘Organise your pages’ menu, then drag the blog to the position you want it in and rename the page as appropriate.

      With regard to tags, I have passed your feedback on to our developers.

      Cheers,

      Steven

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  3. Eka

    What are the upcoming updates? Can you please give us a info about it please? Is membership for v6 in your pipeline?

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  4. lotusleaf

    Adding alt tags to image fill is a big bonus for me – many thanks to the team!

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  5. Ameet

    Hi,

    Are there any plans to be able to embed youtube videos into a blog post?

    My blog is a video based one but at the moment i don’t have a proper blog on moon fruit as i can’t embed videos – so i have to create a new page for each posting.

    Thanks

    Ameet

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    • Steven

      Hi Ameet,

      You can indeed embed YouTube videos using the blog, thats what this HTML snippet function enables you to do. Just get the ’embed’ code from the YouTube video and use it with the blog as per the above guide.

      Cheers,

      Steven

      Reply
  6. Taka

    Hello,

    It has been very long since from the last update. When do you plan to release next update and what are these updates?

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    • Steven

      Hi guys,

      I can confirm that discount/coupon codes are in production. Although the development process is subject to change quite quickly we expect an initial release of the functionality in the next 2 months. We will of course post more information closer to release :)

      That’s the only release I’m able to confirm for the time being.

      Cheers,

      Steven

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    • Steven

      Hi Ryan,

      The only update I can currently confirm is the discount/coupon code functionality. We’ll post more about future updates when the information is available.

      Cheers,

      Steven

      Reply
  7. James

    Is there the remotest possibility that anyone at MF is going to release updates that you promised best part of years ago such as membership… infact almost any of the V5 functionality. Please provide a pipeline with DATES!

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    • Steven

      Hi James,

      The only update I am able to confirm currently is the discount/coupon code functionality. I assure you we will post more information as soon as we can about future updates.

      Cheers,

      Steven

      Reply
  8. Taka

    Moonfruit used to give more direct and friendly answer to our questions. They were sincere and blunt while they are replying questions in forums. And I was loving it and tell it to everyone that they should manage their customer relations like moon fruit.

    Unfortunately, After they got investment, things changed. Now they are acting like politician and replying every question very diplomatic.

    As I told above They were brave and hearty. I miss old team :(

    For god sake, it is just updates. Why are you guys very nervous about update questions ?

    Plus you start to discard some comments here and never approve if you don’t like. Some of my comments never been approved. I don’t even know if you approve this comment as well…

    Ps. I am with moonfruit more than 10 years and older than most of you guys. So consider my comments

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  9. James

    Taka

    I am in multiple years and this is getting ridiculous, a coupon or discount is a day or so of coding, what the hell are they doing. It is to be noted that Hibu (used to be yellow pages) has no income and is going down the pipe as far as I can see. So the real reason is buying MF was a desperate attempt to resurrect a business that failed fundamentally to move with the times. The absence of basic features offered by any competitor is best evidence of the failing business that is Moonfruit.

    What is interesting I have been trying to get weebly bus dev to contact me but they do not respond either!

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  10. Dino

    As much as rulers and guidelines may prove useful to some I really can’t imagine that this was in the “most requested” list by users of MF.

    I think the most requested item is the membership features from what I am reading on the forums. Just saying.

    Dino

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    • Amita Parikh

      Hi Dino
      Thanks for your feedback. When we’re trying to prioritise which features to develop, we have to take into account our whole user base. For example, users with a shop would likely prioritise promo codes over a new blog feature, but that doesn’t mean the addition to the blog is pointless for everyone. We do our best to deliver what we can but it’s not possible to please everyone. I’m sorry we’ve let you down. I don’t have a date for when the membership feature will be available but we’ll definitely announce it on the blog when it is. I’ve also passed on your feedback to the development team.
      Thank you
      Amita

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  11. Taka

    Almost 6 months from the last update… Are you guys sure moonfruit has staff for development?

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    • Steven

      Hi Kate,

      Unfortunately there is not, but you could try creating your own. You can link to blog tags by right clicking on one of the tags on a post and selecting ‘Copy link address’. You can then use the link to attach to words you arrange in a ‘tag cloud’ style formation.

      Cheers, Steven

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  12. Taka

    Hello Guys,
    It is February and still no update.
    Weebly and Wix are the some competition of Moonfruit. When I review their page they have at least 10 + update since October. For example you can see wix updates from this link
    http://www.wix.com/support/html5/feature-updates/feature-updates-2015/tutorial/2015-feature-updates-1st-quarter

    We know that Moonfruit is suffering from DDoS attacks. Is this what you are doing guys ? Are you improving your security or hardware to fight with these sort of attacks. Please be open about what you are doing and share everything with transparancy as you did earlier.

    As you know when you go dentist it hurts but it treats you. Please consider our comments like this. We are customer with Moonfruit almost 10 years and we love the product. We can feel that something is not going well with moon fruit. Please share with your community what is wrong so we may help you to solve your troubles.

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    • James

      I notice that the only person getting a response is someone asking for a feature you don’t have!!

      Ok unless I hear otherwise I will have to assume that you have ceased all development and the system is in effect a zombie. Unless you publish a full list of development with delivery dates of features by close of business(UK time) 20 Feb 2015 I and all users have will assume no further development is being made.

      I am really disappointed it has come to this but I for one cannot wait any longer for answers or features for that matter.

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  13. James

    So Moonfruit is a Zombie, really disappointed that you have decided to not respond…

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  14. Dino

    – The Early Access for v6 was introduced in November 2012.
    – v6 Beta rolled out in February 2013.

    One of your blog editors mentions in a post (July 18th 2013) re: membership features “we’ll be reviewing the v6 membership features in the coming months”.

    Is there any more information 19 months since this was first mentioned on membership features being added to the v6 platform? Or is this ‘review’ still in progress?

    I keep checking weekly to see if there is any new updates to the core SiteBuilder software for v6 or even a “what we are currently/in the pipeline working on” blog post but since October 2014 have only seen an update regarding promo codes and an edit to the Google map widget.

    After viewing the Forum it seems the membership for v6 is one of the most requested features and has consistently been so for the last few years.

    Kind Regards
    Dino

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  15. Amita Parikh

    Hey guys

    Apologies for being so quiet – these comments are not monitored regularly – we will post updates when we have them but for immediate answers to your questions please get in touch with the customer support team by submitting a support ticket. Thanks.

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    • James

      Interesting comment, firstly blogs flag responses to whomever the owner is. The next thing is that you have read the comments and STILL not replied with anything like a response.

      So we email tech support our dissatisfaction? So basically so its hidden from view.

      Questions
      1) is moonfruit solvent?
      2) is any development work continuing?
      3) do you have any budget for development?
      4) should users be looking for alternatives?

      I look forward to the response

      Regards

      James

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  16. Dino

    @ James.

    1) Yes they are to my knowledge
    2) I did contact the customer support team but they were unable to give me an answer to what the development team have/are working on. Amita did say she would “post updates when we have them” but those words seem to suggest there has been nothing to report since Oct 2014.
    3) I don’t know this answer
    4) I can’t suggest another sitebuilder if that is what you are alluding too but I can suggest http://www.powr.io/plugins – a really handy third party plugin website that fully integrates with Moonfruit.

    Ps I’m not a site admin by the way so not able to answer more in-depth than that.

    Dino

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  17. James

    @Dino

    This is precisely the point they refuse to provide any information or even comment even having read comments.

    Bottom line is there is little or no development at all going on or they would say. They were bought by yellow pages and most yellow pages staff fear for their jobs with the Yellow pages revenue falling through the floor in the last few years. Funny thing is I warned YP in 2000/1 of what was going to happen, did they listen?

    Anyway I have posted the question on Trustpilot too to see if they respond and guess what?…. no response. Draw your own conclusion I don’t want to talk them down but really this is beyond a joke.

    J

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  18. Steven

    Hi Dino, James et al,

    Apologies for the radio silence on releases, we’ve been doing some work on our backend systems since the last feature addition in October. We understand your frustration at the lack of information, and as a result we will try to provide more regular written updates to let you guys know what are developers are working on. The updates may not always provide the feature that you hope for but will hopefully help to provide assurance that we continue to work hard on the Moonfruit platform. You can read the first of these updates here:

    * http://mfru.it/1Bh1dDb

    Cheers, Steven

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  19. Dino

    @ Steven

    Thank you for posting and supplying a link, appreciated.

    You mention on that link membership features so presume you know more than we do.

    Can you categorically state here that MEMBERSHIP features ARE going to be added at some point (not asking for why, who, when etc) Just that they ARE going to be introduced at some point?

    And also can I ask does the backend work take a lot longer than designing features from the developers point of view? I ask, as if it takes 6 months for the backend work does it mean for eg 3 months for features or from the development teams point of view designing features takes longer to implement? Has this backend work now been completed or still ongoing for longer?

    I am not a coder or an expert so wasn’t sure what takes up more resources and time-frames to do so. If it is the case the backend work takes a lot longer then people will hopefully be more patient to expect features to be rolled out quicker once the longer work is implemented.

    Being with moonfruit from the very start I have seen the vast changes for the good and will continue to do so and keep up the good work. Often people don’t see the essential hard work behind the scenes for the framework and want everything (including feature updates) “here and now”

    Regards
    Dino

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    • Steven

      Hi Dino,

      Yes, the team plan to implement memberships in to v6. We have always intended to do this but have/had other things that require our attention first. We’ve always tried to be clear that our immediate focus has been on other things, so apologies if that has not been made clear enough in other forum responses.

      Backend work and functionality development timescales vary depending on what is being carried out. They are all based around the same system and require thorough coding and testing to ensure they work as intended before release. The work that is being done now is vitally important to Moonfruit and is being given the development time it requires for a successful and robust rollout.

      Our current development (as per the forum post) is planned to be released over the next 2 quarters. We will try to provide updates with regard to our progress, and let you all know once we are able to move on to the next project.

      Cheers, Steven

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