Notaku Changelog

Notaku new features and fixes
beta
August 14, 2022
feature

Added support for new icon types

Notion supports a new icon type that has different colors in dark and light mode
It’s also nicer than always using emojis

beta
August 14, 2022
feature

Add support for new image alignment

You can now align embeds and images left, center and right

beta
August 10, 2022
fix

Fixed hydration mismatch errors for some sites

There was a bug with the sidebar tree nodes opening and closing, it is now fixed (requires a triggering a resync with Notion)

beta
August 9, 2022
feature

Use description from Notion for blog and changelog index pages

Notaku will use the database description for websites that have it.

beta
August 9, 2022
fix

Fix changelog and blog sites title

A recent Notion api bug made the title used in blog and changelog sites wrong, using a stale value.

beta
August 9, 2022
feature

New dashboard layout and onboarding

The site dashboard layout now shows the site customization as default page, the customization tab has been removed.
The sync events block has been removed.
Features that need a subscription will now open up the subscription modal instead of showing an error.
New users will see the new site modal open by default.

July 29, 2022
fix

Fixed blog post cover images

Blog posts cover were not shown in the latest release. Now fixed with a refactor of the Notion syncer.

beta
July 29, 2022
feature

Added password protection to single page websites

It’s now possible to password protect simple layout websites.

beta
July 28, 2022
fix

Bug fixes

This release contain some minor bug fixes

Fixed bug on “clone customization” feature

It was not possible to use clone customization on any sites, now fixed

Fixed mobile layout of changelog sites

Mobile layout was overlapping headlines elements

All websites use larger images by default

The default image size is now the same as Notion, previously it was capped at 800px to make requests faster, but since Notaku now has its own CDN it’s now possible to use larger images

Faster search with sites that have a lot of pages

The search results in one query is now capped to 20 results

Notion syncer now handles up to 1000 images for site

Notion syncer memory size has been increased and already tested with sites that have more than 700 images (sync time is around 1-2 minutes)

beta
July 21, 2022
feature

Custom backgrounds, custom colors for top banner

Now you can customize the colors of the top banner of you website
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Site backgrounds

You can now add custom backgrounds to your sites.
For now the possible backgrounds are dots and gradient.
In the future you will be able to upload your own image too.
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Fix og images for changelog and blog index pages


beta
July 19, 2022
feature
fix

Clone customization, simple layout sites, RSS, bug fixes

Clone customizations form other sites

You can now quickly copy the settings from another site
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Single page websites

Notaku can now creates simple layout websites, these are useful to quickly create terms and policy pages for example.
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RSS for blog and changelog sites

Notaku now exposes an RSS feed at /rss.xml.
This feed can be used to create automations to send an email for new posts for example, using nocode services like Zapier.

Faster images speed

Notaku now uses cloudflare workers to cache images from Notion, this makes average image download speed 300ms (after first fetch) compared to Notion at 1 second

beta
July 17, 2022
feature
fix

Blog post images, blog related posts, simple footers, better docs site search performance

Simple footers

Now you can choose a simpler footer type for your websites
The simple footer is just a list of links in a row
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Sticky header in blog and changelog

The header will remain after you scroll.

Blog post images

The blog index page will show images for your blog posts.
The images are gradients generated from your page title by default (same way as og image).
To customize the blog post image add a page cover in Notion.
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Added blog related posts

Every blog post will show 3 related posts at the bottom.
The related posts will be chosen based on the number of common tags.
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Description for blog and changelog index pages

Now the sites index pages will have a description customizable in dashboard.

Docs site search improvements

The search bar design has been improved and it’s also faster

Added preview in customization tab

You can now see the preview of your changes in the customization tab
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Fixed a bug in changelog website not hiding hidden entries

Improvements of the alpha GitBook importer

I have also worked on improvements on the Gitbook to Notion importer, mainly to try and completely convert the Raycast developer site so i can offer them Notaku as an alternative
Now the converter supports Gitbook tables and expandables.
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beta
July 12, 2022
feature
fix

Added login with email

You can now login to Notaku using email (this has been requested from users from countries where Google is blocked).
If you try yo login with the same email as an existing registered Google account the account will be linked.
This release includes other fixes and small features:
  • If user has multiple subscriptions, the user’s limits will be merged to have the less strict limits from all subscriptions (this has been done for supporting upsells)
  • Fixed the DNS status in domains page
  • Redesign of landing pages
  • Show user limits in dashboard settings
  • More robust e2e tests (you can expect zero bugs in dashboard from now on 😉)

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beta
July 7, 2022
fix

Bug fixes

  • Added description meta tag in blog websites
  • Fixed 500 error on /usage page when user has no sites
  • If user has multiple subscription always use the limits less strict limits
  • Show date on the right of blog posts, show “back to other posts” above the h1
  • Implemented more e2e for the dashboard

👥
beta
July 5, 2022
feature

Invite users to a website

You can now invite users to your website and collaborate.
The billing will be connected to the admin user. Non admin users cannot delete the website but can perform other changes.
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💊
beta
June 25, 2022
feature

Use page icons as the browser tab icon

Notaku will now use Notion page icons for browser tabs if there is no custom favicon in custom settings.
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💹
beta
June 25, 2022
feature

Added share buttons to docs and blog websites

Share buttons help get your websites shared on social media and get more traffic.
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⏱️
beta
June 25, 2022
feature

Added sticky table of contents to blog websites

Docs and blog website will show a table of contents on the right where you can click a title to create an anchor link that points to that specific part of the document.
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🗻
beta
June 25, 2022

Pretty urls for docs websites

Notaku now can use page titles for the urls and doesn’t need to append an id at the end.
To enable this behaviour you have to change it in your site settings.

🖋️
beta
June 21, 2022

Blog posts can now have multiple authors

Notaku will use the authors prop of the source Notion database to show the post authors on top of the blog post page.
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⏱️
beta
June 13, 2022

Use the date field in blog websites

Not Notaku blog websites will use the date field in the Notion database as the blog creation date.
Previously it was only using the page creation date.

🏜️
beta
June 13, 2022

Auto generate social media images

Notaku will generate a social media image (og image) for all docs and blog websites.
Notaku will use the Notion cover image if present
The auto generated image looks like this
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🙄
beta
June 10, 2022

Auto sync from Notion is now a pro feature

Auto sync copies the Notion data every hours to our databases, this caused costly server costs because of the many new free websites added to Notaku.
This feature is now enabled for Pro users only.
To sync a free website you can click on the “Sync now” button.

beta
June 10, 2022

Faster dashboard website speed

The Notaku dashboard is now deployed on fly.io, previously the dashboard initial loading times were as slow as 3 seconds because of serverless functions cold starts.
Now the dashboard is much faster because there are no more cold starts and the servers are always running.
I am now working on making the same migration for the hosted websites to reduce the initial loading times.

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beta
May 24, 2022

Changelog websites

Changelog websites are now available on Notaku.
You can use them with any subscription, no need to pay anything new.
This type of site is perfect to document changes to your product and notify your users.
I also plan to add a twitter integration to tweet every time a new changelog entry is created, let me know if you think this is a good idea on twitter
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🎑
beta
May 24, 2022

Support for gallery block

Notaku now supports the gallery block:
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🔒
beta
May 24, 2022

Password protection

Password protection is now available on Notaku
It’s perfect to protect private websites to create course content or anything with a paywall.
They work using a password you can distribute to your users.
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💰
beta
May 24, 2022

New usage pricing

Now Notaku pricing is based on number of page views
This makes it possible to have a cheaper plan at 19$ a month for sites that don’t get a lot of traffic.
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