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What's new in Portfoliobox 4

Smaller feature updates


  • It's now possible to have an overlay on a section background image
  • Lightbox has a height setting (if you want more text under the image, for example)
  • Social media share on products could not be hidden. This is fixed.
  • Duplicate page feature is directly accessible from the page list (it was under page settings before)

New: Copy / Paste styles 


You can now copy the style of an element and paste it to another element, even a different one. 

A new way to edit the mobile version


It’s possible to edit the mobile view by clicking on the mobile preview icon. 

New: Link to help page from admin panel


There is a new Learn button in the lower right corner of the admin panel. You'll find tutorial videos and a link to our help page.

New: ready-made color & font combination


You can now use ready-made colour and/or font combinations. Click on Styles → Ready Combinations. Choosing a ready-made combination will reset all Global Colors and fonts of the site. 

New in global styles


Caption titles, Caption subtitles, Caption text and Caption button are added to global styles. It’s also possible to set hover colors on buttons.

New: Position of button in contact form


It is now possible to position the button of a form left, center, right, or next to the form. The default position is next to the form.

Small updates


Improved interface for Product Settings, Store Settings, and Link Selector


New: Password Protected Pages


Password Protected Pages are released. They are similar to regular pages, as you can use all templates and elements. The differences are:
  • You can set a password to Password Protected Pages
  • You can share the page with your clients
  • They can never be public, meaning that they can't be found in Google Search result.
  • They don’t show up in the Page lists such as “Set as startpage”, “Link to Page”, “Duplicate section to page”
  • You can’t duplicate sections from Password Protected Pages to Pages
  • Password Protected Pages are not added to SEO (sitemap.txt) and there are no SEO settings

New link selector: Blog post


You can now link to a blog post in the link selector.

New settings for slideshows: Start randomly & Automatic.


We implement new settings for Slideshow templates:

  • Automatic: the image will change every four seconds automatically. The timing can't be edited. The arrows are hidden. 
  • Start randomly: the slideshow starts on a random image.

Find them under Edit images → Styles → Image Styles.

3 new Slideshow templates


We released 3 new slideshow cover templates.

New Fullscreen template for text pages


We released a new Fullscreen template for your text pages: Fullscreen 4. Find it under Manage Pages → Create New Page → Text and Contacts.

New templates for Services and Team


We released templates to display your services and team as lists: Grid 2, List, Columns, Half Screen.

New Element: Add to cart button


You can now add a button "Add to cart" to any page. This gives you an option to create a fully customized section or give your product some special attention.

New feature: Sample sections on Gallery and Link pages


When "Add sample sections" is toggled for Gallery and Link pages, your page will include sample sections in addition to your Gallery or Link section. Think of it as a full page template that you can edit and customize as you wish.

Default settings updated


  • Animations: All now have fade-in by default
  • Hover-transitions: No images have transitions by default
  • Letter-spacing: Default value is decreased a little
  • Mobile menu: Font size and line height is increased by default
  • Buttons: Slightly larger
  • Sections: Have font colour if you want to change all font colours of that section

New overlay colour for background images


Add an overlay colour to your background images and edit its opacity to make your text stand out.

Overly colour for background image

New list elements


Together with the new templates below, we have also added new list elements: Calendar list and General list. These two elements have a property called “List-type” which alters the design. 


New templates: FAQ and Event


We have released 6 new Event & FAQ templates. Find them under in the page categories Event and FAQ, under Manage Pages → Create New Page. These templates make it simple for you to create a FAQ page or list events on your website.

Improved margins for templates


All templates now have the same default margins. This means that the section page should look nicer and tighter since elements are aligned. It is also better for mobile devices as the paddings are the same and sections align better.

Note that this does not affect existing pages/sections, it will apply to new pages or sections that you create.

12 New cover templates


We implement 12 new cover templates. See below.

New design for forms


Contact forms, Check out forms for your e-shop, Comment forms for your Blog and Client Galleries have got an updated design. No more inner shadow background and the text fields expand when in focus.

New Animations


  • 24 new animations were added to the lists.
  • Some animations were removed. They will keep on working if you have them selected on some elements. 
  • Animations now work every time a section scrolls into view. If you scroll down to the end of the page, then scroll up again, all animations will run again.
  • New hover animations for links elements. 
  • New animations for Gallery where the images can zoom, slide or fade in from different directions. 
  • New background hover animations. It slowly zooms for about 30 seconds.

New: Target for external links


You can now choose a target for external link: Open in a new window or Open in the same window.

Target for external links in Portfoliobox

Update of the cookie message


The cookie message on your website now lets your visitor choose which type of cookies they want to allow: Allow All, Allow Necessary or Leave Website. Read more about cookie message.

Cookie message Portfoliobox

Sections can be renamed 


You can now rename sections when you reorder them. Click on Edit Section, then on Reoder section. You can now give a title to the section. This title is not visible on your live website, only in the admin panel. 

rename sections in Portfoliobox

New Shop features


  • The pop up "Added to cart" has been updated.
  • Categories can be sorted.
  • Fields can be hidden from the checkout under Store Settings → General. For example: "State" can be hidden if it's not relevant for your business. Note! The field Country is mandatory for the checkout so it will display even if you choose to hide it. 
  • A new checkbox "Subscribe to news" is added at checkout. It allows you to manually collect email addresses for your newsletter.
  • A message box was added at checkout. Your customers can now leave you a message at the checkout.

Update: Shop checkout


We have updated the checkout experience of your shop. Here is what's new: 

  • The layout of the checkout pop up has been updated.
  • Country, State and City are automatically selected based on your customer's location. 
  • The layout of the credit card payment and Paypal payment have been updated.
  • Invoice is now payment method and the invoice procedure is updated. You can add:
    • payment instructions that will be visible on the invoice
    • a due date
    • a checkout message that will be visible on screen right after the order has been completed
  • The style of the email invoice is updated. It is now sent with the shop owner's name, to avoid any confusion.
  • The invoice is available for translation from Settings → Translation.

New: Categories for elements


We improved the interface and sorted the elements into categories. It is now easier to find and understand the available elements. Check out the categories.

Elements categories

Update: Improved UI for styles


Default Styles have been removed from Settings. It has now its own button in the main menu, at the top of the admin panel, in between Your libraries and Settings. The pop up is larger and improved.

Default styles

The style-editor for individual elements was also improved. Colors & Font, Size, Margins & Positions, Animations and Style in mobile, are now gathered under one single tab Styles.Edit styles on elements

New: Mandatory fields for forms


You can now set fields mandatory in contact forms. 

Mandatory fields for contact form

New link selector


You can now link to a phone number in the link selector. 

Link to a phone number

New: Header 2 and Header 3 implemented


Use headers to organise the content on your page with our 3 levels of heade: Header 1, Header 2, and Header 3. All headers elements have a respective HTML tag h1, h2 or h3 and are good for SEO. 

New integration: Picktime and Resurva


Picktime and Resurva are appointment booking and scheduling apps. As Calendly, you can embed your Resurva booking calendar on your site. Picktime allows you to embed the button only.

New duplicate for product variants 


It is now possible to duplicate the variants of a product to another product. The duplicated variants will replace the existing ones. 

New social media icons & new integration


New social media icon: Vimeo.

The new Calendly integration allows you to embed your Calendly booking calendar into your online portfolio. Add Element below → Embed → Calendly.

Unpublished pages easier to identify


Unpublished pages are now clearly identified in the page list.

Store updates


You can now add sections to products. The discounts are improved for your e-shop, allowing you to create discounts like: Buy 3, pay for 2, Get $10 OFF on orders above $100, Get 20% off with a code, or Free shipping for orders above $50. 

New Typeform integration


The new Typeform integration allows you to embed forms from Typeform. Add Element below → Embed → Typeform.

New social media icon: Discord.

Style update & New way to cancel subscription


Colour picker now saves the most recent colours automatically (black, white and transparent are fixed colours). 

You can now cancel your subscription in your admin panel: Settings → Subscriptions.

Store update


The cart icon for your shop was removed from the menu. It is now visible above the menu. It can be styled like other elements. 

Mobile styles & Menu updates


  • Default styles for Mobile elements, Menu Icon position & color, and number of images in Galleries. 
  • You can now choose how the hidden menu displays: cover, left or right. Find it under Edit Menu → Size, Margins & Positions.
  • New position for all menu templates: choose between default or fixed. Find it under Edit Menu → Size, Margins & Positions.
  • 6 new menu templates in the hidden category. 

Style update


Possibility to edit sizes with input.

New integrations


  • BuyMeACoffeeSketchFabShapeSparkPayPal Donate were added in Add Element below → Embed.
  • New Social media icons were implemented. Icons have been updated so that we easily can add new icons. Just get in touch with us if the icon you're looking for is missing. Note: The square icon type is no longer available.

Image description update & new link


The image description has its own Text Editor.

The link-selector now has links to your Products. 

New way to create a shop and a blog 


Shop and blog have been moved from separate pages to normal pages. That means that you can now create products from Create page → Products. Just like any other pages. Please watch this video to learn more.

Update: Site title included in email sent by our system


Emails sent from our system to your customers (for e-shop and client pages) include your site title in the sender field. For example, if your site title your name Maria Johns, emails will be sent from "Maria Johns <>".

New font and New Product Templates


  • 4 new Product templates: Dynamic grid, Golden Ratio, Square Ratio and Portrait. These product templates include a lightbox.
  • New font: Fanwood Text.

Google Analytics update


    Google Analytics 4 properties now use Measurement ID (G-XXXXX) instead of a Tracking ID (UA-XXXXXXX). Both ID now work in the admin panel. 

    New e-shop update


    • A simple footer can be added to the store in the Store settings.
    • Images can be added into the Product description and Store description.
    • Share buttons on Product page can be removed.
    • Image size and margins can be edited in the product page.

    New integrations & Update for startpage


    Update for e-shop & new font


    • Product Category UX is simplified. You can now select categories that are already created in the store settings.  
    • New Print button available at checkout. Your customer can now print their order.
    • New font: Lexend Dace. 

    New gallery templates, New font and font style


    • New font weight: Lighter. NB! Not available for all fonts. 
    • New gallery templates: Skewed, Side to side, Zig Zag and Vertical 2. These templates allow the image description to display in the gallery and not just in the lightbox. 
    • New fonts: Syncopate, Italiana, Aldrich Font, Actor and Electrolize. 

    Lightbox update and new social media icons


    • Lightbox: New position for description in lightbox: Right, Bottom2, None.
    • New social media icons: Map, Steam, Phone, RSS, Reddit. 

    Release: Duplicate sections & new fonts


      Duplicating sections is released. 

      New fonts: Museo Moderno, Didact Gothic, Share Tech Mono, Jura, Sorts Mill Goudy and Bungee Shade.

      New templates and Improved image quality


        • Image quality improved for large screens and large image size.
        • New Product View template is released: Side to Side.
        • New template for Lightbox is released.

        New integrations


        Kuula 360°Google Maps are implemented. Add Element below → Embed.

          New payment option for e-shop and form builder update


          • Form builder is updated with Options (multi select). 
          • Store: Paypal payment is implemented in e-shop.  

          Blog update 


          • Image description is added to blog vertical template.
          • Lightbox is added to the blog template Thumbs.

          Updates for Gallery client & Store


          • Sorting option is implemented for Client Galleries.
          • Sorting option is implemented for Products.
          • An email is now sent to customers after checkout in the e-shop. You can edit the message under Store → General settings.

          Updates for Styles and Blog 


          "Remove Styles" for Headers and Text is implemented. This removes the Style of these particular elements.

          You can now add image in the text field of your blog articles. You can also add Videos from your Image Archive.

          E-shop: Inventory tracking 


          Inventory tracking is implemented in e-shop. You can set a quantity for each product you create. When all products are sold the product is marked as sold out. You can also set a quantity for each variant. 

          Set the quantity under Product Settings → General Settings. 

          Track inventory in your Portfoliobox e-shop

          New integration: Google calendar is implemented


          Google calendar integration allows you to embed your Google Calendar into your online portfolio. Add Element below → Embed → Google Calendar.

          New: Lightroom plugin


          Lightroom plugin is now implemented. It allows you to export your images directly to your Portfoliobox account. 

          New Cover Templates


          A new cover template is emplemented Cover 8. 

          New Menu Templates


          2 menu templates are implemented: Left 3 & Centered 3.

          New fonts


          Imprima and Lova Ya Like a Sister are now available in the font list. 

          New Blog Teaser Templates


          Two new blog teasers templates are available: Two One & Dynamic Grid. 

          Lightbox is implemented in Client Galleries


          Client Galleries now has a lightbox. Your clients can view their images 

          Lightbox in Client Gallery - Portfoliobox

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