I’d like to invite you to “preview” a number of significant changes we have introduced to the Unbounce landing page editor. This preview version is initially being launched on a separate URL so that we can gather any important feedback before releasing it the rest of our customer base. Please read this post carefully, there are few things you should know before using this preview. First let me tell you about the most significant changes.
Drag & Drop
The main change you will notice is a new “drag & drop” user interface which allows you to place page elements by dragging and dropping them into position on the page. The choice of page elements (widgets) is now located on the left hand side of the editor rather than the top tool bar.
Moving Elements Between Page Sections (and boxes)
Once an elements has been placed on the page it can be moved between parent containers (page sections or boxes) by dragging and dropping. A checkered background overlay indicates the element will be “parented” to a new container when you drop it. If you have ever cursed the editor for the inability to move elements between page sections this should come as a welcome change.
You can now select multiple elements by holding down the Shift key while clicking. At the moment elements must belong to the same parent container to be included together in a multiple selection.
Page Properties Tab
The page properties now have their own tab so it is no longer necessary to click on the page background to edit page properties. Now you can also click on the tab.
Darker Color Scheme
We have changed to a dark color scheme so that your landing page stands out better within the editor user interface.
There are also a number of other bug fixes and improvements but most importantly there are number of significant behind the scenes changes that will allow us to move forward with new editor features at a faster pace.
Important Things You Should Know Before Using this Preview
Before you use this preview version of the editor there are a few things you should be aware of.
1.) The preview version of the editor accesses the exact same data as the normal version so any changes you make using the preview version are real changes to your data.
2.) Once a landing page variant has been saved using the preview version of the editor it will no longer be openable in the current version of the page editor. This shouldn’t be a problem if all goes well because the current version will quickly become the old version and will no longer be accessible. If you are uncomfortable with this then I would recommend duplicating your pages before you experiment with them in the preview version.
3.) Since this is a preview version there is a possibility that you will experience problems with pages that you edit and save with the preview version of the editor. Again, I recommend duplicating your pages if you are working on anything important.
4.) It is possible (but unlikely) that we will pull the preview off line momentarily for a variety of reasons.
How to See It
The URL for the preview version of the editor is:
Just login as usual. Every aspect of the application other than the editor is the same.
Feedback, Comments and Support
Any questions, feedback or comments on the new editor are more than welcome and can be left below.
Thanks for your patience waiting for these new features, I hope you find them an improvement.