New Template: Dedicated Blog

Think of it as six templates in one.

11 February 20

Our latest template to launch is called Dedicated Blog and it is, of course, focused on blogging.

We know that blogs are an essential part of your DPG toolkit, helping you to share your stories, news and latest work. This template arrives with new features and fresh designs to supercharge your blogging experience.


Index view layouts

The new index view was frequently requested by users and we think you're going to love it. We've designed six different layouts that are perfect for image-heavy posts, giving visitors a preview of your content and encouraging them to explore further.

Whether it's bold and beautiful Banner or cool and minimal Parallel, you'll find an index layout perfect for your content.

Switching between index layouts takes just one click, so refreshing your blog design is a piece of cake whenever you want a change. If you’re more of a traditionalist, you can still use the classic stream view showing posts in full, too (this blog is an example of just that).

Dedicated Blog is now available to all DPG users subscribed to Standard plan or above. Check out our guide to setting it up step-by-step, or visit live demos of all the sites shown in this post. 



New template preview: Dedicated Blog

We're bringing blogging back.

11 September 19

Screenshot of a website showing the new Dedicated Blog template with a featured post

We’ve been hard at work on our Series 3 templates and are super excited to share a preview of the latest addition to the group. Dedicated Blog is a standalone template for all things blog.

It’s packed full of features to raise your blogging game including brand new index view, with six different layout designs to choose from and endless customisations.

Post templates offer a new way to format your images, videos and text to create stunning posts. Mix and match different elements such as full page-width images, columns, side-by-side images and pull quotes.

Featured posts, related posts and post navigation helps readers discover even more of your content.

Screenshot of a website showing the new Dedicated Blog template index view in Card layout
Screenshot of a website showing the new Dedicated Blog template in post view, with full width image post template
Screenshot of a website showing the new Dedicated Blog template in post view, with post navigation and comments

This template is currently in private user testing ahead of being released to all users later this autumn. Learn more about the beta test here or email us to join:

Join the beta test.



Emoji support 💥✨🔥

21 February 19

We love Emoji, so we've added emoji support across the entire DPG admin system.

You can now include Emoji anywhere that you enter text. This means that you can use Emoji for keywords and set names, site navigation, about text and anything else you can think of. 🙌💃🎉


Introducing the Versatile Splash template

14 August 18

If you’ve taken advantage of DPG’s features to create multiple websites, you may have several homes for different facets of your work. You may also have other web presences scattered across different services such as blogs, ecommerce or other social media profiles.

Our latest template helps you to bring these together with a beautiful splash page, the ideal starting point for visitors to discover what you’re all about. Check out our live demos here to see what you can do with it.

The Versatile Splash layout is sets-based and effortlessly adapts to the number of items you add to create the sections. So whether you’re a slashie or a multi-hyphenate, the Splash can be a gateway to all your talents (and there’s always room to grow).

The Versatile Splash template is created with the latest web technologies, scales across all modern devices and looks fantastic on mobile. It supports images, MP4 video and animated GIFs.

As this is a standalone template, it can be placed in front of any existing DPG site without the need for a rebuild. Follow our guide here to set one up for yourself. 

Versatile Splash is available to all users with paid accounts now.


Improved Design Section

29 March 18

There are a number of updates to the design section to make it easier than ever to customise your website's theme and give you more control over the layout and presentation of your content.

We rebuilt the font management system, added a curated selection of modern webfonts and enabled slider controls for font weight and sizing.

Page controls have now been made visual, allowing you to preview settings like image size and spacing in real-time. 

Also in the page section, you can now select from a number of different gallery loading animations.

All our templates have been updated to support these new design features, create a new site or migrate your existing one to try them out.


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