Since we launched the new Jimdo last week
, most of the
attention has focused on our slick new user interface, style editor, and template selection. But inside, there are a ton of Jimdo features waiting to be discovered. Here’s a list of some of our
1. Design variations
The new Jimdo offers 30 new templates
, with more rolling out on a regular basis. Many come with style
variations recommended by our designers, so you can choose from different colors and styles and be sure they will look good— no art degree necessary!
2. Inline editing
The new Jimdo allows you to insert and edit text directly on your page, rather than having to open up a separate window or pop-up box. This means you can see exactly how your text will look in-place,
and make changes easily and quickly. We’ve also made many more font sizes available so you can customize your content exactly how you want it, from headers to the fine print. (Remember to use this
option sparingly, since text in many different sizes can be confusing to readers.)
3. Hundreds of new fonts
The new Jimdo integrates the entire Google Fonts catalog. This means that there are now hundreds of web-optimized fonts ready for you to use. A new font search bar and filter help you choose the best
option for your site.
4. New opacity options
The new Jimdo allows you to adjust the opacity of a colored area. You can now play with transparency and give your pages more depth and variation. Opacity is particularly helpful when you use a photo
as your background image.
5. New sharing buttons
You asked, and we heard you! We now offer a wider selection of sharing buttons in different sizes, colors, and shapes.
6. Navigation, sidebar, and footer customization
You can modify the styles of your site’s footer, sidebar and navigation—you’re not tied to one pre-set look. For example, you can change the color of your navigation buttons, change the opacity of
your footer, and more. Click Style in the Site Admin (you'll see the little paint roller on the right), click on the area you want to change, and then play around with different looks.
7. Improved shopping basket
When you activate your Jimdo store and post your first item for sale, a shopping cart symbol now automatically appears at the top right of your site. The symbol stays visible and automatically
updates the number of items in the cart, making it easy for people to keep track of their purchases while they shop.
8. Improved Widget/HTML Element
For users who want to add third-party widgets or hand-code parts of their website, we’ve given the Widget/HTML Element a makeover. It now includes line numbering and color-coding so it’s easy to spot
We’re excited to share some of these new features and hope that you’ll check them out. Existing users who haven’t activated
the new Jimdo
interface can log in to their Jimdo website and go to Settings > Jimdo > The New Jimdo Experience. Checkmark the "Yes, activate the new Jimdo experience" option and click