Better, faster, stronger! The recent upgrade to newer, more powerful servers means not only will you be editing and managing your site in less time within the Nimbo system, but also your own website will load more quickly for your site visitors. (Bonus: faster load times also helps with SEO)13 Jan 20
Editor update: from today onwards, any images you upload via the blue camera icon will now be shown in your website's image library, making it easy to re-use the image on other pages.19 Nov 19
Shop app update: you can now automatically graphically display all of your top level categories on any page with the new shop content block - ideal for leading customers directly into your shop straight from the home page. Find it in the content blocks menu under "App blocks > Shop".08 Nov 19
Work has officially started on the membership app - this will include an array of membership features for sites on the business plan and above. Stay tuned for updates!17 Oct 19
Advanced shop app update: Gift cards are ready! Your customers will be able to set the value, enter a personalised message, decide how to send it, buy multiple separate gift cards in one transaction, and even buy them alongside physical items. For the lucky recipient, spending is as simple as entering a unique code in your checkout. Brilliant!10 Oct 19
Advanced shop app update: Digital gift cards are coming! Watch this space for updates.27 Sep 19
Advanced shop app update: If you sell items that have more than 2 options, you'll love the new custom options feature; this brings the ability to add unlimited options to your products, along with any additional price or weight adjustments.18 Sep 19
Demand has been on the rise for the Advanced ecommerce plan recently, so for the near future, our development team will be focussing on building features for the plan's release. Watch this space for new feature announcements as they're completed!09 Sep 19
For all shop owners: your order stats page has just had a significant overhaul, now featuring charts for at-a-glance comparison across your months in recent years, and the ability to drill down to day level data. Check it out under the report section of the Shop app.30 Aug 19
Help just got a little easier to come by, with instant access to the support ticket system now just a click away on every screen.20 Aug 19
Five new tests have just been added to our automated SEO adviser, including checking whether you've correctly connected Google Analytics to your website. The SEO adviser tool is available for Business and Ecommerce plans; find it under the SEO section of the Apps menu.09 Aug 19
We've just launched another new site design template - go to Site Design to try it out for yourself.02 Aug 19
Our SEO adviser tool is here! This initial release brings over 30 automatic sitewide checks with helpful info and suggestions, with more tests and features to be added in the near future. Available for Business and Ecommerce plans; find it under the SEO section of the Apps menu.12 Jul 19
A collection of new content blocks has just been added, including new full screen and full page width blocks for high impact image-based modern page layouts.
SEO Adviser is coming! We're working on a tool that will make keeping on top of your SEO a breeze, with comprehensive automatic sitewide checks, and actionable reports. Watch this space!21 Jun 19
Get online for just $7/month with our new "Connect" plan, for those of you who just need a simple website. The annual option also includes a free domain!05 Jun 19
Our new SEO app is a real time saver, bringing the ability to manage the SEO fields for every page, blog post, shop category and product in your site into one convenient location. Available for Business and Ecommerce plans; find it under the Apps menu.21 May 19
Good news for those managing multiple websites in the one account! Nimbo will now remember which website you were working on last, and automagically return you to the manage area for that same site the next time you log in - even if you change devices. No need to remember to switch from the default site anymore13 May 19
Leverage the power of customer testimonials with our new testimonials app. Now you can dynamically feature testimonials throughout your site however suits you best - you can display one at a time, show them all in one column or two, and even choose a select few for each instance. See the help article for demo video and details.30 Apr 19
We've just added another site design template to our growing collection - go to Site Design to try it out for yourself.18 Apr 19
Changing the look of your website has never been simpler than with our new one-step site designer. With a single click (or tap), you can instantly update the layout, colours, and fonts used throughout your website. Check it out in your account today.08 Apr 19
We've just made your website faster! All of the JPG and PNG images you've added to your website will now be served in webP format to browsers that support it. This can reduce the size of your images significantly, and speed up your page load times. (You can turn this off in your website settings if the results are not to your liking.)02 Apr 19
Nimbo websites with SSL are HSTS ready - take full advantage of the improved security and search engine ranking that this offers by following these steps.25 Mar 19
We've made some tweaks to improve the SEO score of your website: URLs will no longer have end slashes (helps reduce pages being seen as "duplicate content" by search engines); and the canonical tag has been added to all pages (another way of avoiding problems caused by seemingly identical or "duplicate" content). All happening automagically - nothing you need to do!20 Mar 19
Shop app update: your Nimbo shop can now handle virtual products (like event tickets, classes, workshops, etc) that don't require any shipping. For more info, talk to us.
Shop app update: need to collect a little extra info from your customers? You now have the option of showing a comments field in the checkout - activate it on the shop app settings page.
The popular "parallax" effect is now available for your content backgrounds - this makes the background image of your content scroll at a different speed to the rest of the page, giving an appearance of depth. To use it, choose "Moving image (Parallax)" as the background type on the background position tab.
Shop app update: you can now increase your chances of capturing lost sales by switching on the new "abandoned cart" email function in your shop settings. (Most people plan to come back to complete their purchase, so a timely email reminder helps to make that happen.)
We've added a couple of new content blocks which let you insert content beside a slideshow. Find these in the content block menu under App Blocks > Slideshow.04 Feb 19
Want to link one of your menu items to download a file, or a different page in your site, or another website altogether? Now you can with the "Redirect link" function. Find it under the settings section for each page.
Advanced shop app update: we've added an optional automated suggestive selling tool, which automatically list products that past customers bought along with the item they're viewing. Great for automatically pairing items that frequently sell together.
Advanced shop app update: created a "clone product" function - this duplicates all aspects of a product (images, description, categories, stock, pricing...) and will save you a LOT of time if you have multiple similar products!08 Jan 19
It's Christmas! The development team is taking a couple of weeks off, but a skeleton support crew will still be available via the Help & Support section. Happy and safe holidays to you all, from all of us at Nimbo HQ24 Dec 18
Advanced shop app update: added the option for customers to be able to open larger versions of product images to see details right up close.21 Dec 18
Looking for a few extra features in your online shop? The Nimbo development team is working on an Advanced Ecommerce plan that will include pretty much everything you need, including customer features such as enlarging product images, ratings and reviews, gift cards and wish lists, and admin functions including suggestive selling, cloning products, advanced promo offers, and much more. Watch this space for updates!
Shop app update: to make for a clearer, smoother shopping experience, when customers select an option with a price variation, the main displayed price will change to match it.
Shop app update: E-Go is now available as a shipping method for Nimbo online shops. Choose "E-Go" when setting up a shipping method.04 Dec 18
Slideshows can now feature headings, text and button links, with your image in the background. To use this, choose the "Banner with text slideshow" slideshow style option under the settings tab for your slideshow.
You've already set your social page links in your site settings, and the icons show in your website's footer - now you can also drop them into your page content. Choose the "visit" option in the content blocks menu under "Blocks containing... > Social".17 Aug 18
You can now drop sharing icons on any page in your website - find it in the content blocks menu under "Blocks containing... > Social".14 Aug 18
Want to automatically show a feed of your latest blog posts on the home page? You can now choose from 4 different layouts - check out the Knowledgebase article for more info.
BPay is now available as a payment method for Nimbo online shops. Choose "BPay" when setting up a payment method.
Would you like your website's menu to stay visible at the top of the screen, even when you scroll down the page? Sticky menus are now available for all layouts with horizontal menus. To activate yours, go to Site design > Custom options > Extras tab.
Shop listing pages can now be limited to display at the same width as your normal site content on wider screens. To do this, go the shop settings page and toggle the "Use full screen width..." option.
You can now integrate your Stripe account with the Nimbo shop app to offer your customers secure payment via credit card. To use it, just choose "Stripe" when setting up a payment method.
Want to offer your customers a way to buy now, but pay later? ZipPay does just that, and you can now integrate your ZipPay account with the shop app. Just choose this option when adding a payment method.12 Jul 18
Shop app update: Having complete control over product ordering is nice, but when you have a lot of products, automation is even nicer! You can now choose to have your shop products ordered automatically by name, price, or date added. Find these options in your shop settings.
We've officially released the colour and font themes used in the demo - they work well together, but as always you can mix and match colours, fonts and layouts to suit your own requirements.05 Jul 18
The Nimbo online shop app now supports the Eway payment gateway - just choose the "Eway" option when adding a payment method.
Want to experiment with design options without affecting your own site? Wondering about other apps, or curious about the higher level plans? Now you can try it all out with our fully functional demo - visit nimbodemo.com.au to start playing.
SecurePay is now available for you to add as an online shop payment method. More payment methods coming soon!
Another new colour theme is now available in the site designer. Works with any layout and font combination. To try it out, go to Site design > Colours tab.15 Jun 18
A new colour theme is now available in our site designer. Works with any layout and font combination. To try it out, go to Site design > Colours tab.05 Jun 18
As an additional security measure, you can now view your past log ins under My account > My login history. If you were logged in to your account at the time of this update, the next time you log out and sign back in, your activity will show up here.28 May 18
Wondering how much traffic your site is actually getting? We've added a Quick Stats panel to your dashboard that clearly charts page views over the past 30 days. Stay tuned for more detailed stats in the future.24 May 18
Do you sell items that people frequently buy in multiples? In your shop settings, you can now choose to show a quantity field on your product details page (as well as on the cart page).16 May 18
System update: you'll now find your account settings and log out function under "My Account" in the control menu. We'll be adding more options to this area over time.15 May 18
The new auto-redirect tool is now live, and working like a charm. Go ahead and change any URL in your site without fear of losing traffic - that goes for regular pages, blog posts, shop products and categories.
A new colour theme is available. Works best with layouts where the menu is below the logo. To try it out, go to Site design > Colours tab.07 May 18
We're busy working on a new system feature that will let you rename or reorganise your website without losing out on traffic - old outdated links will
Want to show your new product arrivals on the home page? Or insert a row of products from another category on a blog post, or any other page? Well now you can - just drag and drop shop content blocks to show products on any page of your site. Pretty cool19 Apr 18
The shop app's promotional discount tool is ready - you can now offer your customers $ or % discounts off their cart total, as well as limit which products it applies to, and set a minimum spend before the discount can be used.13 Apr 18
The next installation in our collection of colour themes is ready - to try it out, go to Site design > Colours tab.10 Apr 18
A promo discount tool for the shop app is underway; as of next week, you'll be able to offer your customers $ or % discounts off their cart total, as well as limit which products it applies to.06 Apr 18
Upgrading from a Shopify website? You can now import your shop's product info and images straight into Nimbo - talk to us for details. Import tools for other shop formats coming soon.29 Mar 18
Presenting the first in a series of professionally crafted colour themes expanding from the basic foundational colours - great if you don't have the time or confidence for setting your own colours.23 Mar 18
The Contact app is now using Google's invisible reCAPTCHA to protect you against spam and other types of automated abuse. We will also extend this to our form builder app soon.20 Mar 18
We're excited to announce that the page editor has just received a major update, bringing much requested new features like the ability to insert individual images without dropping a content block first, and also the long-awaited table functionality.
The drag and drop form builder is now ready for you - quickly and simply build yourself forms to generate leads, distribute surveys, collect feedback, enable registrations, or whatever you need. Available on the business and ecommerce plans.
We're busy putting the finishing touches on a drag and drop form builder app - you'll be able to create great looking and easy to use custom forms for your website. Stay tuned for the app launch this week!05 Mar 18
The site design tool has just been superpowered - only your imagination is the limit, as now you can set your own site-wide background images, colours, fonts, and even CSS with our custom design tool. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Our feature-rich blog app is now live, and available on the starter, business and ecommerce plans. Check out the Knowledgebase article for more info.
Our drag and drop blog app is just about ready to go! Schedule your posts, add tags, and take advantage of the spam-free Disqus commenting platform to engage your readers. Stay tuned for the launch!09 Feb 18
Shop app update: Order management is now complete, and with that, we're officially opening the shop app for public testing. Please get in touch if you're interested in free early access!22 Jan 18
Shop app update: we've added a stock checking function that will help prevent customers from buying items that have become sold out while they're browsing your site.18 Jan 18
We're taking a brief breather to enjoy the holidays, then will be back on track mid-Jan to get those last few pieces of the shop into place. Happy holiday season!
Shop app update: Payment methods have been integrated, allowing you to start selling online straight away with PayPal Express or bank transfers. Other credit card payment gateways (SecurePay, Eway, Stripe) will be added in the future.
Shop app update: You'll be able to mix and match unlimited shipping methods, including flat rate shipping, click and collect, and automatic integration with Australia Post.
Shop app update: We're excited to announce we have crafted a super user-friendly one page checkout! Quick, easy and inviting, which translates to more completed sales23 Nov 17
Shop app update: The shop features a persistent cart - this means that people can take as long as they need to place their order - days, or weeks even!
Shop app update: Pages throughout the shop now use JSON-LD, which helps search engines display specific info about pages or products (eg. product name, price, stock status, etc) to make you stand out in search results.09 Nov 17
Shop app update: The product details page is looking good! Nice big images (as many as you like), social sharing, and a quick and easy "add to cart" section.31 Oct 17
Shop app update: Got a lot of products? The search app now works together with the shop - so customers can quickly see results from within your shop, or site pages.23 Oct 17
Shop app update: As with all of Nimbo's apps, the shop is totally responsive, and finger friendly - which means your customers will enjoy a smooth, easy, comfortable shopping experience, regardless of whether they use their smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
Shop app update: Display your shop categories in the main menu, or tidily tuck them away in a drop down menu - whatever suits you.
Shop app update: Be as organised as you like with unlimited shop categories; products can also be assigned to multiple categories to help shoppers can find exactly what they're looking for.03 Oct 17
The shop app is a big project, so over the coming weeks we'll be bringing you little highlights about the features we're working on to make things as easy as possible for you and your customers.
And we are live! Now we'll get busy on the blog and shop apps to enable the advanced plans!19 Sep 17
We've been industriously working away behind the scenes, and plans are now afoot to fully launch Nimbo to the public in the next weeks! We're stocking up on champagne here at Nimbo HQ25 Aug 17
We've completed the slideshow app, so it's now available for you to use in your site. See the help article for demo and details.15 Aug 17
Work has begun on the slideshow app - watch this space for updates!
We've completed the gallery app, so it's now available for you to use in your site. See the help article for demo and details.
Due to popular demand, we've made developing the gallery app a priority - so this is currently underway and will be launching soon.
Welcome to the Nimbo beta release. We look forward to your feedback!27 Jun 17
We're getting things ready for the Nimbo beta test...26 Jun 17
Added this new system to keep track of updates made in Nimbo's life cycle.24 Jun 17
Pages within Nimbo will now load faster thanks to Browser pushState. Browser back and forward buttons will now work across all pages.24 Jun 17