Release Notes: February 27th - Google PageSpeed, Store SEO, Templates and More

  • By Roni Landau
  • 27 Feb, 2017

Release Highlights

  • Google PageSpeed Optimization: All Duda sites, now optimized for speed
  • Site Language: Set the language of permanent texts in your live site
  • SEO-Friendly Store URLs: Shorter store URLs improve search engine indexing
  • New Templates: National Park and Ice Cream Shop
  • Other Enhancements: Editor localization, support in IE11

Google PageSpeed Optimization

Visitors to your websites will have a better experience now that all new Duda sites are automatically optimized for Google PageSpeed.
The Google PageSpeed test looks at the technical details of how webpages are built, checking that they follow best practices that enable quick loading and improve site ranking. The most important check in this test examines whether the website code structure allows for the browser to load content quickly. To optimize your existing sites, just republish them. The sites will look the same but load much faster.

To read more about it, go to our support portal

Site Language Localization

Improve your non-English websites with the new Site Language feature, accessible via the Site Settings tab. When you define the site language here, we’ll automatically translate areas in the Blog, Business hours, Coupon, etc. If you want your site to be in several languages, use the Multi-language feature, which translates these default areas as well as the entire site content.    

SEO-Friendly Store URLs

Your site SEO gets an automatic boost now that all URLs for eCommerce products, categories and store items are simplified, making it easier for them to be indexed by Google.
Note: The old URL format is still supported, so links that have already been indexed, will still work.

Beautiful New Templates

  • National Park Template: This template is ideal for tourist-oriented websites where you want to include lots of gorgeous photos. Note the footer, which is distinct, creative and easy to implement.
  • Ice Cream Shop: Whet visitors’ appetites with this delicious template, featuring a creative restaurant menu and multi-location map perfect for stores with several branches.  

Other Enhancements

  • New Duda editor now supported in IE11
  • Editor localization: New editor now available in French and Spanish (Spain)
  • New API: Returns all values injected into the given site in a key/value format

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