Joomag September 14th, 2017

Update: 4.5.0 - New Images, Scheduling Software and more updates come to Joomag

New iStock images in Crater™ Editor's library

Is more always better? With Joomag, the answer is “yes!” Brand-new images have been added to the Crater™ Editor’s already extensive library, courtesy of iStock. We believe in the power of options, so we’re giving you even more of them. Choose from millions of high-quality iStock images to include in your publications. We worked hard to bring these photos to our platform at incredibly affordable prices (only $2.99), and can’t wait to see how you use them.

Scheduled publishing

You’re committed to publishing your content on a consistent basis, but doing so can be a total nightmare without the right tools. Don’t let it. With Joomag’s brand new scheduling feature, you can set specific times and days to publish your content on. Use it alongside your content calendar to crush your goals in no time.


Improved selection tool

Working with images just got a whole lot easier. With Joomag’s new selection tool, it’s now possible to:

1) resize images without stretching or compressing them

2) crop images right away. The crop icon will appear whenever an image is selected.


Extra email personalization

Users can now set custom "from" fields for campaign and system template emails. Emails will then be sent from that specific domain instead of Joomag, adding an extra layer of personalization to email campaigns. This nifty little feature is only available for Enterprise members.


New Features

  • New iStock images in Crater™ Editor's library.

  • Users can now manage publish dates of their publications.

  • Improved Selection tool in Crater™ Editor.

  • Users can now set custom "from" fields for campaign and system template emails.

Updates

  • Connecting a custom domain and creating a new template will result in all magazine links being generated under the custom domain.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: clicking on the Help button in the “My Fonts” tab would lead to the Kayako help desk page.

  • Fixed: if the "Keep back issues panel closed" option was unchecked from the viewer settings, the “Other Issues” panel would remain open, even if there were no other issues in the magazine set.

  • Fixed: the "First/Last" page arrows on the keyboard did not work if the viewer mode of the issue was set to "Page per Page."

Joomag August 31st, 2017

Update: 4.4.20 - New Privacy Settings for Embedding

Enjoy more control over your embeds with Joomag’s 3 new privacy options. Enable your content to be placed on any website, no websites, or specific sites only. You created your fantastic publications, so you get to choose which domains can host them.


New Features

  • Privacy settings for embedding.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: wrong discount percentage was shown for Starter annual price on pricing page.

  • Fixed: thumbnails of first pages on the "Page Overview" screen were cropped.

  • Fixed: last thumbnails of issues with 1000 pages were not fully displayed.

  • Fixed: changes made in Crater™ Editor for custom mobile versions of magazines were not shown in the flash viewer.

  • Fixed: selected items remained active when cancelling editing and flipping the page.

  • Fixed: Depositphotos images were duplicated in the Library.

Joomag August 24th, 2017

Update: 4.4.19 - Getting off on the Right Foot(er)

We’ve completely revamped our website footer! Scroll down to the very bottom of our homepage and find all the information you need from a centralized resource hub.


Updates

  • Updated website footer.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: incorrect Profit amount was shown in the Sales Statistics page.

  • Fixed: publications containing high-res images would stall during PDF generation.

  • Fixed: scaling issue with design elements in exported PDFs.

  • Fixed: hidden layers would appear in exported PDFs.

Joomag August 17th, 2017

Update: 4.4.18 - Get to Know Us a Little Better

What exactly do we do here at Joomag? What motivates us to become the absolute best digital publishing platform on the market? Where can you find us throughout the world? Get the answers and more on our brand new “About Us” page.


New Features

  • New “About Us” page.

Updates

  • Awesome CRM™ page improvements.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: "Choose all items" button did not work properly when organizing a mail campaign.

  • Fixed: "Choose all items" button did not work in the Awesome CRM™.

  • Fixed: share button from the viewer would display the Joomag URL for a magazine with a custom domain.

  • Fixed: issues for a magazine with a custom domain were being opened under the Joomag domain instead.

  • Fixed: "Thank you for subscribing" system message would be sent from Joomag even after the "From Name" was changed.

  • Fixed: magazine pages containing objects with long widths and/or heights would freeze after opening them in edit mode.

  • Fixed: vertical ruler numbers could not be moved to the bottom of the drawboard in the Crater™ Editor (only to the middle).

  • Fixed: users already subscribed to a magazine with a mandatory free subscription were unable to view it when logged out of their emails or Joomag accounts.

Joomag August 10th, 2017

Update: 4.4.17 - Thanks Sew Much! A Case Study with Joomag

Another day, another satisfied customer. See how Joomag helped SewSew Def, a popular multi-cultural sewing magazine, bridge the generation gap and modernize its content with digital interactivity.

Sewsew Def


New Features

  • SewSew Def case study page.

Updates

  • Updates for Zapier Integration page.

  • Non-activated users are forbidden from publishing on the Joomag Newsstand.

Joomag August 3rd, 2017

Update: 4.4.16 - Quick Fix

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Sometimes JPEG images were being converted with negative colors in Joomag after uploading them to the account.

Joomag July 27th, 2017

Update: 4.4.15 - Squashing Bugs with Style

They’re annoying and they need to die. We’re talking bugs. You’ll find them on any digital platform these days, annoying customers with their online shenanigans. So each one squashed is a victory in itself. Here are a few we’ve killed recently to provide you with a better publishing experience.


Bugfixes

  • Fixed issue where magazine titles were not displayed in URLs.

  • Fixed issue where subscription popups for paid magazines were opening in new windows.

Joomag July 20th, 2017

Update: 4.4.14 - Extended Grace Periods Plus Security for PDF Download Links

Missed the deadline for your Joomag plan payment? Don’t worry, because we’ve extended the grace period to 20 days! We know special circumstances pop up every now and then, and that’s why we’re giving our loyal customers more time to pay and continue enjoying our services.


New Features

  • Grace period for premium services (plans, domains, storage, subscriptions, etc.) has been changed to 20 days instead of 7.

Updates

  • Updated PDF converter to version 1.7.2.3 (contains fixes for exporting SVG files to double-spread magazines).

  • Security for PDF download links (direct URLs have been replaced with secure link modules which check the authenticity of requested links and prevent unauthorized access).

Bugfixes

  • Fixed issue where it was impossible to enable flash in the viewer customization preview.

  • Fixed issue with the platform not accepting publication passwords.

  • Fixed issue with "Unexpected error occurred" page appearing when trying to change an account's email.

  • Fixed issue with page thumbnails overlapping in the HTML5 “Page Overview” section.

  • Fixed issue with block thumbnails stretching with heights exceeding 1000(pt).

  • Fixed issue with magazine language disappearing from the “Details” tab if Portuguese (Brazil) is selected.

  • Fixed issue with incorrect refund type.

Joomag July 13th, 2017

Update: 4.4.13 - 5 Quick Fixes You Should Know About

Every fix, big and small, matters. Check out the 5 most recent ones for our platform below.


Bugfixes

  • Fixed error with viewer logo URL redirection on old plans.

  • Fixed issue with wrong delete button text appearing when trying to remove a contact without a subscription.

  • Fixed students with EDU accounts are now able to remove magazine sets and issues they are collaborating on.

  • Fixed issue with wrong texts on the “Hard Copy Pricing” page.

  • Fixed EDU account owners and students can now see the “Upgrade” button in the Crater™ Editor.

Joomag July 6th, 2017

Update: 4.4.12 - Customizable Video Thumbnails

The perfect thumbnail can make or break your video’s viewability. It’s the first thing people see when interacting with a video, and if yours isn’t eye-catching, then people won’t click on it. Thumbnails provide quick snapshots (or previews) of content, and the best publishers choose them wisely. Now you can, too.

Joomag now allows publishers to customize the preview thumbnails of their videos. See how it’s done in the video below.


New Features

  • A pop-up message now appears to help users enable the Flash Player in web browsers.

  • Custom thumbnails for uploaded videos in the Crater™ Editor. Supported by Flash Viewer and HTML5 Viewer only.

Updates

  • Content Marketing page is now responsive.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed issue where the Flash Player would freeze after the user presses on the “Share” button in the viewer for a custom domain linked magazine.

  • Fixed issue with grammar errors in CRM email templates.

  • Fixed issue where reader accounts didn't switch to publisher types when creating a publication from the “Getting Started” wizard interface.