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Posted by Geoff Oliver on April 9, 2016

Today we're proud to introduce a fancy new feature, the visitors overview dashboard! We replaced the "Conversions" page with a new dashboard that gives you a great overview of how your site is performing. Check it out!

Posted by Geoff Oliver on January 2, 2016

Happy new year, everybody! We've made some changes to PageRoost and we would like to tell you about them :-) The interface got a bit of a facelift, we changed how PageRoost sends email, and we fixed some bugs. Check it out...

Posted by Geoff Oliver on November 9, 2015

In this post I will explain what Smarty is, how it's used in PageRoost, and what you can do with it. It's easy to use, but a basic understanding of markup and simple programming concepts like "if" statements is helpful. If you're comfortable with that, let's dive in!

Posted by Geoff Oliver on October 13, 2015

In the next day, PageRoost is getting a few new features! There's some little ones - like the updated dashboard - and some bigger ones that should make managing your site much easier. And if you use MailChimp, you're going to be very happy.

We're super excited to announce these great new features and let you know what you should expect to see in the coming days. Here's what we've been up to.

Posted by Lauren Oliver on September 18, 2015

Since we also use PageRoost to host this website, and our web development agency, Plan8 Studios', website, I have been pushing for MailChimp integration. Now that all of the core functionality is ready for public use, Geoff's been diligently working to get me my integration.

Posted by Lauren Oliver on September 11, 2015

We've gone over how PageRoost can help web developers manage their clients' websites, but today I want to talk about some of the features that will make marketers excited.

One of my favorite aspects of PageRoost is its ability to track visits and leads within the software. While I'll always encourage adding Google Analytics or some other more advanced tracking software, the built-in snapshots you get within PageRoost is a welcome feature.

Posted by Lauren Oliver on September 10, 2015

One of my favorite aspects of PageRoost is its flexibility. Even someone like me, who has very little knowledge of HTML or CSS, can create a gorgeous page template with little effort.

At first glance, PageRoost doesn't look like much. Each new site comes with a handful of templates to get you started, but they are all fairly simple. What makes PageRoost great is that very simplicity.

It is not until you get under the hood and start messing around with the various settings and editors, that you really begin to understand the power and flexibility of PageRoost.

Let's talk about some of the templating features of PageRoost: templates, blocks, and collections.

Posted by Lauren Oliver on August 5, 2015

Several years ago, when Geoff was bringing on his first clients, he knew one thing was certain: the content management systems out there were clunky, heavy, and most of them didn't provide a simple way to build just a simple website. WordPress is a blogging platform, and while it's transformed in the last few years, that's still what it does best. Drupal and Joomla are monsters. What was the alternative for a web developer who needed functionality and flexibility?