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See What’s New on the Menu!

There’s a new look for Jimdo’s website editor. Log in to your website in the coming days, and you’re going to see a fresh coat of paint, some rearranged furniture...basically a Jimdo Makeover Edition.


We’ve rebuilt the Jimdo menu so you can work even faster and more productively on your website. The settings you use the most often are now easier to reach. Those things you don’t use so much are grouped together and moved out of your way. We’ve also updated our website editor with the latest technology, so that everything loads faster when you’re working on your website.  

Why the change? We spent a lot of time watching how people work on their Jimdo websites, and realized we could organize everything in a more streamlined way. We took what we learned from our user tests and experiments and put it all into practice in the new setup.


Of course, renovations can be tough at first—you look for the ice cream scoop in its usual drawer, and then remember that it’s moved somewhere else. Argh! Our Support Center will be up-to-date with all new screenshots and directions, so be sure to check it out if you need help finding anything.

New Jimdo Menu
Ta da! The streamlined Jimdo menu will now be on the left side

Our colleague Kurt will tell you what improvements you can expect:


Kurt Lash

Kurt is a developer here at Jimdo; as the product manager he was in charge of remodeling the menu. Along with many talented colleagues he took care of the renovation so you can edit your website hassle-free.

Our new improvements

A clear design

The website editor is more intuitive and visually uniform, so you have a better overview. We took out the large popup menus so you can work on your website undisturbed. The menu bar is now on the left where more people expect to find it—it’s unobtrusive but there when you need it. The different colors for different sections help show you where you are.

No endless searching—everything is in its place

We have sorted the menu items thematically. Your hair dryer shouldn’t be in the living room when it belongs in the bathroom, and your shop settings shouldn’t be scattered around either.


We’ve put the settings you use every day in focus and made them easily accessible. The areas you rarely visit are now out of the way, like the box of Christmas decorations in the back of the closet that you only need to get to once a year.

Save time and work smart

Your time is precious! So you’ll be happy to see how quickly the new website editor responds.


SEO section of Jimdo's new website editor
All the settings in their place

What to expect: All websites registered from the 3rd of November will automatically have the new menu. Existing Jimdo pages will be gradually updated during November—so it's coming soon! We’ll give you a heads up via email before we make the change.


Will my content or the design of my website change?

Nope. This update does not affect how your website looks to the outside world. The menu changes are only visible behind the scenes, when you’re in Edit Mode.

When do I get the update?

All new Jimdo websites created from November 3rd onward will automatically work with our new website editor. If you have an existing Jimdo site, the update will be rolled out on your website during November.

How do I convert my Jimdo website to the new system?

Sit back and relax—we do it for you. We’re just letting you know about it now so you don’t think you’ve lost your mind when you log in and it looks different.

I want to keep the old version. Is that possible?

We’re glad you like the old Jimdo, but we can’t keep it active for individual websites. Give the new version some time, though, and we think you’ll quickly get used to it and hopefully enjoy it too.

To summarize: The new menu looks better, is better organized, and will help you work faster. Take the time you save and spend on the beautiful things in life—like updating your Jimdo shop in time for the Christmas rush. Sound good? We think so too!

Are you looking forward to the update? Tell us in the comments!

Tara Santiago

Content Editor

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Comments: 35
  • #1

    Dan W. (Thursday, 03 November 2016 16:21)

    We created our website with Jimdo and had no previous experience, it turned out FANTASTIC!

    I can't see how you could improve it any more than it is! Awesome!

  • #2

    Leslie Deacon (Thursday, 03 November 2016 17:04)

    Looks goood, guys !.............looking forward to the update in November.
    Best regards to the team.

  • #3

    Arezki Touahri (Thursday, 03 November 2016 17:25)

    Looks goood, guys ! is! Awesome!

  • #4

    Seth Berlin (Thursday, 03 November 2016 18:59)

    Now I have no excuse for not updating my website. Thanks for your efforts. A shout out to all your developers

  • #5

    wordpress themes (Friday, 04 November 2016 00:37)

    Thanks for your sharing and Nice design.

  • #6

    Jan Hurst-Nicholson (Friday, 04 November 2016 11:01)

    Looking forward to seeing the changes - BUT will there be an 'undue' option? My friend and I are both nervous about making changes to our websites because if we mess up there doesn't seem to be any way we can return to the previous layout. She made changes to one page and to her horror discovered that it had changed her carefully crafted home page as well.

  • #7

    Tara (Jimdo) (Friday, 04 November 2016 11:35)

    Hi Jan,

    Don't worry, I can assure you that the new Menu won't affect the look of your website. The Menu changes are only visible behind the scenes, when you’re in Edit Mode. So your website will stay the same!

    It sounds like your friend may have changed the template which would have changed the layout on all pages. If she changes it back to the original template, it will go back to normal. Or if she made any changes to the Logo, Header area, Footer, Sidebar, the changes are applied to each page of the website. In which case I would suggest working within the content area.

    If she has any further problems please ask her to contact our awesome Support Team and they will be happy to help her change it back or offer any advice:

  • #8

    renan craft (Friday, 04 November 2016 13:50)

    oi como poso adiquerir o novo menu e colocar no meu site

  • #9

    Tara (Jimdo) (Friday, 04 November 2016 14:39)

    Olá renan!

    Estou feliz em saber que você gostou do novo menu. Não se preocupe, nós vamos cuidar disso para você em novembro. Saudações de Hamburgo!

  • #10

    Amar Singha (Friday, 04 November 2016 16:15)

    Much appreciate this update. Looking forward to working with new settings. Also requesting you please think about the slideshow menu. It's vital for artists and photographers and also, attention grabbing element for visitors. Consider to add more varieties on the slideshow. Thank you

  • #11

    Thomas (Sunday, 06 November 2016 01:24)

    Cool features! Tara, could you please tell me where I can find a section " deactivate mobile version"? I'm using a custom layout and don't need a default Jimdo mobile version. Thank you.

  • #12

    Flavia (Sunday, 06 November 2016 19:06)

    Hope to see soon the improvement, can't wait
    Thanks for your help

  • #13

    Salman Rasheed (Monday, 07 November 2016 07:11)

    Thanks for sharing.

  • #14

    Tara (Jimdo) (Monday, 07 November 2016 10:15)

    Hi Thomas!

    Glad you like the changes! In order for us to take a look for you, could you please send us your website url to our support team here: We will be happy to help you in a ticket with any further information about this.

  • #15

    Interpool (Tuesday, 08 November 2016 07:05)

    Thanks for this idea sharing article

  • #16

    ویزا (Tuesday, 08 November 2016 09:50)

    Thanks for this article!

  • #17

    EIRINI TZIMA (Monday, 14 November 2016 16:39)

    Hey guys, i had no complaints so far but i love innovations and i just can't wait to see what you did now!

  • #18

    Ivanov G (Monday, 14 November 2016 18:28)

    I made my site in two days. Thanks jimdo!

  • #19

    Doctor Inevitable (Tuesday, 15 November 2016 13:37)

    Some kind of bug in the change announcement popup is keeping me from editing.
    Please help!

  • #20

    Hire PHP Programmer uk (Tuesday, 15 November 2016 13:41)

    The newly added functionality and organized menu will make it easier and faster to work in the Jimdo’s website editor. Jimdo editors is already one of the best editors and the new updates will make it more efficient.

  • #21

    Tara (Jimdo) (Tuesday, 15 November 2016 14:01)

    Hi Doc!

    Sorry to hear you're having problems. Could you please try deleting your browsing history then refreshing the page to see if this helps? You can use one of the following shortcuts:
    Windows: ctrl + F5
    Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R

    If the issue still occurs it would be great if you could send us a ticket with a screenshot of the problem so we can look into this for you:

  • #22

    Conor (Tuesday, 15 November 2016 18:27)

    I contacted support for to unlock the Domain and give me the aurthorization code but getting no response its been 3 weeks I need it ASAP.

  • #23

    Obat Ambeien (Tuesday, 15 November 2016 21:32)

    Nice post, Thanks for share

  • #24

    claudio salvadore (Tuesday, 15 November 2016 23:37)

    Tudo bem gente?
    Muito bom o novo sistema e visual etc...
    Resolvido o problema da senha, muito agradecido a voces.
    Só não consigo acessar o site pelo google pois a pagina de abertura aparece somente uma foto e uma pequeno texto e fundo branco.
    Um abraço a todos.



  • #25

    Tara (Jimdo) (Wednesday, 16 November 2016 09:46)

    Hi @Conor, I have spoken to our Support Team and it looks like they have responded to you via email. Please check your Spam/Junk folder if you haven't received a response, as this could be the problem. They will be happy to take care of this issue for you!

    Olá @Claudio Tudo! Lamento ouvir que você está tendo problemas. Infelizmente, só temos Suporte Técnico em Espanhol e Inglês. Você poderia enviar a captura de tela aqui: e podemos ajudá-lo em Inglês!

  • #26

    Graphic Design New Orleans (Friday, 18 November 2016 14:09)

    You have got some great posts in your blog. Keep up with the good work.

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  • #28

    whatsapp web (Monday, 21 November 2016 18:58)

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  • #29

    Web Development (Wednesday, 23 November 2016 06:41)

    This blog is truly extraordinary in all aspects.

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  • #31

    Vena Jensen Blitsch (Friday, 25 November 2016 22:15)

    I absolutely HATE the new update. It appears as though vital features are lost, such as SEO and the HTML by page. WTH? I was just getting used to the last update. I don't have time to spend hours looking for features and I just looked like an idiot when trying to sell Jimdo to another marketer because I couldn't find essential features. The SEO feature was essential - without it, I will be forced to migrate all of my clients over to Wordpress. What a shame!

  • #32

    Tara (Jimdo) (Monday, 28 November 2016 09:39)

    Hi Vena,

    Sorry to hear that you're not enjoying the new Menu, it does take some getting used to. Don't worry the features you have mentioned aren't gone, they've just been re-arranged. So "SEO" is under "Site Performance" as we thought this would be easier to find.

    By "HTML by page" do you mean the "Edit Head" section? If so, you can open the Menu and go to "Settings > Website > Edit Head" and find it there. Maybe this helps:

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our awesome Support Team:

  • #33

    Margaret (Monday, 12 December 2016 00:33)

    I cannot any longer add PDF files for download on my free Website, what happened???

  • #34

    Tara (Jimdo) (Monday, 12 December 2016 08:49)

    Hey Margaret,

    Sorry to hear you are having problems! What size is the file you are trying to load? The maximum file size for JimdoFree users is 10MB. So it could be that your file size is too large. Could you try compressing the PDF to shrink the size? You can use a website such as: to help you do this.

    If you have any further problems please do not hesitate to contact our great Support Team here with your website details: They will be happy to help!

  • #35

    NOKIA C1 (Sunday, 18 December 2016 14:13)

    yes nice