The Future Is Here: Greet the Official Release of MotoCMS 3.0
It’s been months since our MotoCMS 3.0 went live in its beta version. Early birds who managed to subscribe to the beta already had an opportunity to test our responsive templates and fully-rebuilt admin panel with a great range of features. And finally today anyone can get access to all functions of MotoCMS 3.0 since we’re officially here with new templates, widgets, re-designed website and blog!
Brand new MotoCMS 3.0 saved some of the coolest options you are used to in previous versions. It still sees simplicity and the ease-of-use as its cornerstones. Drag-and-drop functionality allows building your website on mobile device as smoothly as on desktop. The 3.0 version brings revolutionary approach in terms of website color palette tweaking, media files management and, of course, responsibility. With each one of the cool MotoCMS 3.0 templates you get:
- 100% responsive design;
- Improved WYSIWYG editor with drag-and-drop functionality;
- 2-minute step-by-step installation for hosting;
- New plugins and widgets (and more to come);
- Multi-language admin panel;
- 24/7 free support;
- Free automatic updates within a product etc.
And more features, more opportunities you cannot miss. There are many new plugins absent in the previous version that will be featured in this revolutionary builder. Like a freshly made eCommerce plugin that will be selling separately as a unique offer for eCommerce websites. This plugin has all functionality you may need for building a Store.
MotoCMS 3.0 Features and Improvements
The main cause for joy is responsive design of all MotoCMS 3.0 templates. The major and pretty the only drawback of a previous MotoCMS version was its static design that was hard to fit into mobile screens. Today new version comes responsive out of the box supporting all three major breakpoints – desktop, tablet and smartphone (portrait and landscape modes). You can check your website look for these devices right in your browser with a help of special icons on top of the admin panel.
Of course, it’s almost impossible to fit sizes of all modern devices (e.g. iPad and Google Nexus have different screen resolutions and side proportions). With MotoCMS 3.0 you can set up spacing values for each breakpoint right from the admin panel. By setting Small, Medium and Large values for each breakpoint in the Sizes & Values section you set these values across the entire website. Thus, you don’t need to manually set up spacing around the image or button block on every page. You just choose a “small” or “medium” value from the drop-down window – an voila, it’s done!
One of the revolutionary features of a new MotoCMS is its unique Color Picker. This small widget has great powers for website tweaking. As you know, every website design has its own color palette that makes it so special. Sometimes it’s hard to change any of its colors without ruining the entire idea, especial for people with poor knowledge of color theory. Color Picker should become a handy tool for color aficionados and for color theory newcomers. It not just shows main five colors of a template color palette with five additional sub-tones for each one (thus, you have 25 hues to work with). When you change one color of the default ones it will be applied to all elements of such type across the entire website. Comfy, right? no need to set up color for each button or header on every page. One click and all buttons or headers have one style.
Similar approach is chosen for Text Styles. Default text styles can be changes in the the Text Style section of the Design Options panel. here you can choose another font for different types of web text, set up its line, spacing, style, color etc. The changes will be applied to the text of that type all over your template. You cannot add custom fonts (at least not yet), but you can choose among multiple Google web fonts that are used within MotoCMS 3.0.
Media Library was also significantly improved. Now it offers a great files management structure that allows creating folders to keep your photos, images and videos perfectly organized. You can keep your files in preset folders for each page of the template, or add as many other folders as you wish. The only restriction is for subfolders – not more than five for each folder. It should help you not to get confused with too many levels, folders and files.
As for its functionality, Media library now supports video integration with two the most popular video services – YouTube and Vimeo. Adding video to your website is just a snap. Grid Gallery and Image Slider widgets will help you showcasing your visual content at its best. MotoCMS 3.0 supports HTML and JS animation, so you can make your website even more appealing to your visitors.
There are many other widgets that MotoCMS 3.0 includes aside from grid Gallery and image Sliders, e.g.:
- Structure: Row and Container;
- Basic: Text, Image, Button, Divider, Menu, Contact Form;
- Other: Social Media, Google Maps, iFrame, Video, Code Embed.
In the nearest future every customer will get an opportunity to customize widget presets the way one likes to get even more flexible admin panel.
As you could notice, loading speed is one of the main characteristic of a successful website. All MotoCMS 3.0 templates can make Flash Gordon jealous since their performance is lightning fast. So you can have no fear about Google penalties and losing customers.
Speaking about Google and other search engines, we should note that MotoCMS offers a really SEO-friendly service. Unlike other website builders that narrow optimization features to page-level customization (page title, Meta description, slug,keywords) and Google Analytics integration, MotoCMS allows optimizing other content, including images (title, name, ALT-tag). You can even set “no-index” and “no-follow” tags to your pages, if necessary. Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools can be easily integrated within your website as well.
Within admin panel you can change global settings of your website, customize your profile and set up admin panel language. For now admin panel supports English and Russian while German is to come in nearest future.
Don’t forget that hosting installation is extremely easy with the help of our 24/7 free support. Your hosting should meet the following requirements:
- PHP v. 5.4+, 5.5+ or 5.6+;
- Zend Guard Loader;
- MySQL database support.
By the way, within the admin panel you will also find a so-called “passive support”. It’s a small icon with a question sign nearby widgets and other fields. If you’re new to website building and need some advice on what to do with this or that section, just click that icon and you’ll get an explanation about widget or section peculiarities.
If you can’t wait to get a shiny new template with MotoCMS 3.0 admin panel, you can choose it from a row of Moto 3.0 templates in our templates store. Here are a few cool examples for you. And even more! MotoCMS 3.0 team gives every customer a 15% discount with every purchase until June, 28.