by Dan Lenehan
We deployed a release Monday of various new features and bug fixes in vFlyer Sites. Here are the big ones:
1. Squeeze page support
A number of vFlyer Sites users have asked for squeeze page support this year, so we added it with this release. Now you can add squeeze pages to your website (that is, require site visitors to fill out a form in order to get to a particular page on the site–a page with a downloadable ebook, for instance, or a display of “premium” listings). Having people leave their contact information in order to get something valuable to them is a great lead generation technique, and the new squeeze page functionality makes it easy.
To enable the squeeze page feature, in the Contact Form module editor, under Settings, select either “Internal Page” or “External Page” in the “Go To Page” drop-down menu. If you want to bring the site visitor to a page on the site, choose the former, then choose the page from the drop-down menu to the right. If you choose “External Page,” then just specify the destination URL.
If you’re going to utilize the squeeze page feature for an internal page, we recommend hiding the page from the site menu and site map, so that only by filling out the contact form will people be able to access the page. See our help center article on adding pages for instructions on hiding them from the site menu and site map.
2. New help tab
We have a lot of great vFlyer Sites help content in our help center, and now we’ve made it even easier to access. You’ll now find a “Support” tab on the left side of the Site Editor; click it and a friendly support pop-up will appear. Enter your question or just a keyword in the field provided and voila! A list of help center articles relating to your query will be served up to you. If your question is a stumper and you don’t find your answer, there’s a handy link right in the pop-up to open a support ticket.
3. New instructional content in Site Editor
To provide even more guidance to new users, we now show instructions for editing content on the site right in the Site Editor. (This only applies to new sites.) Once you’ve read through the instructions, you can remove them by mousing over the module and clicking the minus symbol in the editing toolbar on the right.
We also fixed various minor bugs in the release.
Thanks as always to our users for all your helpful feedback; keep it coming and we’ll keep improving vFlyer Sites for you!