A brand new look for sliders on mobile view

This month we completely reimagined the way that slider content display on mobile devices. Our goal was to create more impact and to use space more efficiently, but, without it costing you any speed or performance. The new layout displays text and calls to action over images and leverages image height for a more visual experience, as opposed to the original approach of displaying text and links below sliders in a container.

This update automatically applies to all Springnest websites.

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The Mailchimp Widget is here

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Adding a Mailchimp sign-up form to your Springnest website just got easier! Add the widget with a couple of clicks (you'll need to sign in to your Mailchimp account as part of this process). If you use multiple audiences in Mailchimp, you'll need to choose which audience you would like website subscribers to be added to. The sign-up form appears horizontally in your footer area, and will automatically match the colour palette and font combination of your site. Choose for a series of Calls to action best suited to your email marketing strategy and brand.

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Social Icons for narrow footer layout

Websites with the narrow footer layout enables now display social media links above the address. These links adopt the existing button style and palette of the website.

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The Facebook Chat Widget is here


We've added Facebook Chat as the first integrated live chat widget for Springnest websites. When active, the widget floats on the bottom-right of the screen and enables visitors to chat with you through your Facebook Business Page - a simple method to offer live chat functionality on your website.

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To use this feature, you will need to:

  • Have a Published Facebook Business Page associated with your business
  • Be an administrator of your Facebook Business Page
  • Be logged into your Facebook Account here

Learn how to add this widget

Add Canvas Pages to Collections

Like Accommodation and Activity pages, Canvas pages can now be added to Collections. Your Canvas Page's summary will appear on the Collection page as an excerpt, and will be hidden by a "Read More" link to reveal the full content, should the text exceed a certain number of characters.

Full Width Latest Articles Widget

A new layout for Latest Articles is available for *pages with hidden sidebars. The new layout appears wherever the Latest Articles Widget is active, and a page's sidebar is hidden. It displays the latest articles in a three-column grid. The total number of articles displayed can be set in the Latest Articles Widget Settings.

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*The sidebars for Home pages, Canvas pages, and Map pages can be hidden in the Basic Information section.

A bold and easy new way to show off your video content

Linking an image banner to a Youtube or Vimeo video now automatically creates a "Play" icon on the image. When clicked, it plays the video in a pop-up, ensuring that your visitors stay engaged without distractions.


Learn how to add videos

Design update for Special Offer Landing Pages

The new design features a full photo and video gallery, opposed to the single Feature Image, and uses a two column layout. This update automatically applies to all current and future offers published on Springnest websites.

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The New Special Offers Notification Editor

The Notifications Editor gives you creative control over the way that you draw attention to the Special Offers on the desktop version your Springnest website, and lets your preview your changes in real-time. There are two styles to choose from, the Tab and Bubble.

Important: This feature relates specifically to how your website is viewed on desktop browsers like laptops and some tablets. On mobile width, the Special Offers notification floats at the bottom of the screen by default.

Learn how to use the notifications Editor


Add a Facebook Pixel ID to your Website

You can now add a Facebook Pixel to your Springnest website by pasting your Pixel ID in the Pixel field found in the Marketing Tab. Your Pixel will track all Pages and Articles across your website automatically fire Standard Events for certain pages types visited, and actions taken on your site.

Learn how to add your Pixel ID to your website.