Externally triggering widget popover

Until today you could only trigger the widget popover only by clicking on the badge, but sometimes it makes sense to toggle the popover from an external link, say like we do above, with the Release notes link.

Getting it implemented is really simple, just add the trigger option to the widget config, the value can be any selector (for example, .widgetTrigger or #toggle-headway-widget).

The full config would look like this:

let HW_config = {
  account: "...",
  selector: "...",
  trigger: ".externalTrigger"
}

For more configuration options see our widget documentation.

Scheduled publishing

Pretty self-explanatory – just pick a date in the future, publish the post and we'll handle the rest!

The feature is available for PRO accounts.

SSL certificates for all custom domains πŸ”

This year we started periodically generating SSL certificates for all custom domains. We want security and privacy to be important features of Headway.

Now we are happy to announce that the process has been fully automated and within minutes new custom domains start serving traffic over secure https protocol.

Check out our updated documentation to see how you can configure your own custom domain.

RSS feeds

Changelogs RSS feeds are here and are available for free.

Feeds are accessible by adding /rss at the end of any changelog url. For example:

  1. https://changelog.jsfiddle.net/rss for custom domains
  2. https://headwayapp.co/jsfiddle-changelog/rss for changelogs under headwayapp.co domain

You can check how your feed looks like by typing your changelog's url in online rss reader like http://m.simplepie.org. This is ours.

* rss feeds for private accounts are not yet available

Team management

Time to cross off one of the bigger ones from our Roadmap, namely Team Management.

The new feature brings a few changes:

  1. If you have more than a single user on your team, changelog posts will appear with an author name attached
  2. Users can now add profile images and job titles
  3. New Team section in settings

Inviting users means that you have to assign them a role:

  • Owner - same permissions as you
  • Editor - can add, edit and delete posts, has no access to settings (apart from changing profile image, name and job title)

Team Management is available on the Pro tier.

Saving is back... Don't ask.

A bit of a regression happened today, we updated some under-the-hood things and unfortunately broke saving posts along the way.

Issue is now solved. Sorry for the trouble.

Layout changes (future proofing)

Easy to notice change – the top line acted as a color accent for the changelog, that is now gone and instead we have the sidebar that will double as navigation between new upcoming modules, like the Roadmap module.

We're really excited about this, it's going to be really great!

Widget πŸš€

We've done a lot of under-the-hood improvements for the widget – it's now speedier than ever. Keywords: more advanced caching!

Every second counts

Since we want your public changelogs to load as fast as technically possible, we're constantly optimizing things behind the scenes – this time it's worth mentioning that we've hit a milestone in loading speed.

As to what has improved, a few things, like we've moved away from font-icons, in favor of SVG, so instead of loading a few heavy font files, we're just loading a couple of lines of SVG markup.

We've also stopped loading parts of the code that should be only available to logged in users, making the JS/CSS files for the public changelog around 40% lighter!

More changes coming!

PS. Worth mentioning we have a public roadmap, where you can vote for the features you'd like to see in Headway.

Paginated posts now have a permalink

Small fix to historical posts loaded on demand, which were missing the permalink (date) to the full post.

No published changelogs yet.

Surely Headway will start publishing changelogs very soon.

Check out our other public changelogs: Buffer, Mention, Respond by Buffer, JSFiddle, Olark, Droplr, Piwik Pro, Prott, Ustream, ViralSweep, StartupThreads, Userlike, Unixstickers, Survicate, Envoy, Gmelius, CodeTree