Introducing EverWeb 3.1: Dark Mode, Auto-Continue Publishing, New Contact Form Advanced Features & More!

December 10th, 2019

We are delighted to introduce EverWeb 3.1 with the all new Dark Mode! EverWeb has never looked so gorgeous! We have also added an auto-continue publishing feature, new Contact Form Advanced Widget features and lots of optimisations to make EverWeb faster and more responsive than ever!

For a complete list of what’s new, improved and fixed, as well as how to upgrade to the new version, please see below!

Which Version of EverWeb is For You?

EverWeb is available in the following versions:

  • If you are running OS X 10.10 or macOS Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave or Catalina, EverWeb version 3.1 is available for you.
  • If you are running OS X 10.7 – 10.9 (Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks) EverWeb 2.9.1 is available for you.
  • If you are running OS X 10.6 EverWeb version 2.5.2 is available for you.

When updating to EverWeb 3.1, the update process will automatically download the correct version of EverWeb for your operating system.

The EverWeb 3.1 Video

We’ve highlighted the main features of the release of EverWeb in our What’s New in EverWeb 3.1 video. See below for the full release notes.

EverWeb 3.1 Includes…

[NEW] Dark Mode support.
[NEW] Smart Inspector. The Inspector Window becomes more intuitive when working with the objects in the Editor Window.
[NEW] The FlexBox widget has an Alt text field for images
[NEW] EverWeb continues publishing from where it left off if it times out. You can now click a button to continue from where publishing stopped.
[NEW] If publishing in background fails, EverWeb will automatically republish after 15 minutes. This should help if you have poor internet connectivity.
[NEW] Progress bar indicator when loading large websites. It will display after opening an existing project and saving it.
[NEW] The Contact Form Advanced widget now includes Form Error Validation. You can enter your own error message text for when required fields in the form have not been filled in.
[NEW] The YouTube widget lets you specify the time in seconds to start the video.
[IMPROVED] Better support for macOS Catalina.
[IMPROVED] Widgets have been optimized when loading in the Inspector Window.
[IMPROVED] Widgets have been optimized so they are a lot more responsive in use, especially for complex widgets such as Contact Form Advanced, FlexBox and Text Section widgets.
]IMPROVED] The code EverWeb exports on Publish is now up to 18% smaller so your pages will load faster in the browser when published.
[IMPROVED] Improved saving websites preventing potential crashes
[IMPROVED] Publishing changes now works more reliably in some cases so that the entire site is not republished
[IMPROVED] In the Contact Forms Advanced email there is a reply button so you can quickly reply to an email message
[IMPROVED] Contact form emails now show IP address of visitor, page with the contact form, date submitted and name of Contact Form
[IMPROVED] Image Fill->Tile image is now optimized properly so the image is actually tiled using CSS. Pages now load faster when using tiled images
[IMPROVED] Optimized CSS code for Text Section widget
[IMPROVED] Google Fonts such as light, thin and bold, semibold and extra bold fonts should work better in blog posts
[IMPROVED] Better support for Google Fonts in the Styled Text Editor
[IMPROVED] When selecting the FlexBox widget, if there are items in the list, the first item is automatically selected.
[IMPROVED] Better support when Previewing using dual monitors avoiding the possibility of ‘broken’ images when using both retina and non-retina screens.
[FIX] Crashes when opening the color wheel in various parts of EverWeb in macOS Catalina has been fixed by showing a different color wheel on macOS Catalina for now in some places
[FIX] Required fields were being not highlighted when the form was being submitted.
[FIX] Widget settings for color picker (asRGB) now works properly
[FIX] EverWeb now prevents blank contact form emails from being sent to users when someone directly accesses the .php file of the Contact Form
[FIX] Setting Gradient or advanced gradient for widgets, and setting the opacity won’t set the child item opacity
[FIX] An error is displayed if PHP versions earlier than 5.6 are used
[FIX] Image gallery file names won’t change so EW won’t have to re-upload all images from an image gallery anymore if you change the order of the images, or the order of the actual image gallery on the page
[FIX] Fixed text set to justified in a blog post causing a crash
[FIX] Fixed French language translation where \’ would appear when it should be an ‘
[FIX]  The simple Contact Form widget was not working correctly
[FIX] Responsive Row widget would have a space at the bottom if the widget only included images.
[FIX] Fixed an HTML error in the Text Section Widget
[FIX] Errors in Disqus and FaceBook Comments in blog post when used in a responsive page
[FIX] Fixes an issue where Page Backgrounds set to gradients on Master pages did not extend all the way down the page.


How To Update To EverWeb 3.1

You can easily update EverWeb by either:

  1. Launching EverWeb then going to the EverWeb menu at the top of the screen and selecting ‘Check for Update’ or by
  2. Downloading EverWeb from the EverWeb website.

After downloading EverWeb, double click on the EVERWEB.DMG file. A window will open. Drag the EverWeb icon on to the Applications folder icon. Once the file has been copied, you can close the installation window, delete the .DMG file and eject the EverWeb disk on the desktop by dragging it to the Trashcan.

Remember, you won’t lose any previous data when updating as your website project files are stored elsewhere on your computer.

The update is free for EverWeb + Hosting users and EverWeb Standalone users who are within their 1 year of free upgrades and support period.

You can easily check your EverWeb Standalone free update period from EverWeb’s Preferences window or from your client area.

If you have passed your one year of free EverWeb updates, you can purchase 1 more year of upgrades and support from your client area.

You can easily re-download earlier versions of EverWeb from your client area if you are not ready to purchase an additional year of updates and support.

Login to your client area and go to the ‘Manage Product’ page. On the left of this page, select ‘Downloads’ and choose the version of EverWeb that you need.

More Information About EverWeb

For more information about the new version of EverWeb, please check out the following resources:

  • The EverWeb website which has up to the moment information in it’s new blogging section
  • New EverWeb videos on YouTube
  • The EverWeb User Manual in EverWeb’s Help-> User Manual menu
  • The EverWeb Discussion Forum

If you can’t find what you need, or have any other questions, comments or feedback please let us know. We’re happy to help.

EverWeb on Social Media

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