By site-boosters support, Dec 3 2012 07:36PM

Easier to use, higher quality images, more control over thumbnail styles… these are just some of the benefits of our new Lightbox image gallery.

The gallery became available to all site-boosters users this week as part of our staged roll-out of Moonfruit v6 – the new and improved version of our software. The gallery is available for customers using v5 as well as the new v6 Early Access Preview.

To start using the new gallery in v5: In edit mode select ‘Insert’ on the toolbar and then select ‘Image Gallery’ from the widgets.

See below for more details on how the new Lightbox gallery will improve your site. To view more gallery styles and effects visit our New Gallery Styles site. And please do let us know what you think by commenting below.

By site-boosters support, Jul 22 2011 11:47AM

Calling all Site-Boosterers! Blogging has been used as a global platform for announcements for some time now. It has provided a stage for the public to sadly learn that Lance Armstrong was to race his last Tour de France, or that Christiano Ronaldo had suddenly become a father. Blogging has become a natural tool for announcements, news and sharing content. We are really happy to announce (conveniently through a blog) that we here at Moonfruit are releasing the Moonfruit Blog Beta! We would love you to take a look and try it out.

The blog platform is a simple to use set of tools enabling you to update your blog page quickly and simply. You have a range of different ways in which you can do this in the editor. Firstly click on the blog beta button to add your blog content. Then create your first post.

You can have three different types of post: a text post, which is a post that only contains text; an article post, which enables images and text as well as being able to split an article across multiple pages; and finally an image post, which is (unsurprisingly!) a post that display images. If you are in a hurry and just want to write a quick text post then on the blog dashboard you can use the quick post feature. This will take the first line of your post as the title and send it straight out. If this is your first post then when you click to publish you'll be prompted to add your blog page to your site.

As with all good blog platforms you can add tags to your posts and all posts are published to an RSS feed. On top of all this you can add metadata to every post enabling you to control your SEO (search engine optimisation) on a post by post basis. You will also find some global settings in the blog settings area. In this section you can set global site wide tags and the image alignment as well as decide how many posts you would like to be able to see on the blog page.

The thing that makes the Site-Boosters blog different from other blog platforms is the ability to be creative with your blog site design. Just like with other pages a blog page can be edited through simple click, drag and edit. Quite simply what you see is what you get. If you have any questions on how to use the blog or find any "unusual features" then just ask.

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