Take a look at what we've been cooking ๐Ÿฒ:cookin

This Changelog documents all website updates and product development changes for JoyBird, updated only when features are available publicly.

This is us delivering what is promised in our Product Roadmap as it happens.

  1. February 2024

    A ton of improvements this month, thanks to feedback from our test users ๐Ÿ˜
    • Added optional site taglines, for an extra description below site logos
    • Click to view closeups for image galleries
    • Ability to change sort order for images in galleries
    • Switch the Page Editor between Smart Editor and Code Editor mode, letting users insert custom javascript to their sites.
    • Search through your pages by title, description, tags, and status
    • Introduced Emoji Picker to the Page Editor, for when you absolutely must add ๐Ÿ˜€to your pages.
    • Introduced Font Switcher, letting users select which fonts to use on their sites
  2. January 2024

  3. December 2023

    • Released Contact Forms, letting users add enquiry forms to any Page.
    • Released Menu Builder, letting users build the dropdown menus and footer menus throughout their sites.
    • Infrastructure improvements introducing worker tasks (means your sites get rebuilt as soon as you update).
  4. November 2023

    • Released Theme Switching, letting site owners choose different themes for their websites.
    • Enabled seven new themes for general release - Evergreen Estates, Fantastical, Kooky, NewHaven, Powerline, Retro Vibes, and Salford.
    • Completed the domain purchase feature. You can always bring your own domain for your JoyBird site, now this means you can also find and register any available domain directly within the admin dashboard.
    • Automatically generate sitemaps and robots.txt files for all websites. This should lead to better SEO performance.
    • Enabled uploading and editing of Site Logos.
    • Released Photo Galleries, enabling you to drag'n'drop any images into a photo gallery like this one.
    • Released Page Tagging, letting you build collections of pages like a Blog Category or Latest News page.
  5. October 2023

    • Completed v0.1 of the JoyBird admin dashboard - we can now signup for a new account, create and publish pages! ๐Ÿฅณ
    • A key component of the admin dashboard is the Content Editor, which is where you can edit text and upload images and videos. Check out some demo videos of the Content Editor.
    • Our first user website went live! Hi Jason ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ
    • Added User Documentation for the admin dashboard.
    • Published another free tool, this time to generate Pretty Text on gradient backgrounds.
    • Completed new feature: Contact Forms. All sites can now receive customer enquiries from your website and sent direct to your email.
  6. September 2023

  7. August 2023

    • Began building JoyBird after getting frustrated with Wordpress ๐Ÿ˜ค
    • Registered domain name
    • Technical proof of concept: Built a semi-automated pipeline for publishing static websites from a user dashboard to a content distribution network
    • Drafted design mockups of key functionality
    • Sketched a product roadmap for the next few months