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beta
feature
8 days ago
Now you can collapse your docs websites navs from your site dashboard.
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beta
fix
10 days ago
There was a bug where the description of your blog index page was not rendering links and text styles. It is now fixed.

feature
24 days ago
You can now disable the widget when visiting your website on mobile.
On mobile phones there isnโ€™t much space so itโ€™s sometimes better to not show the widget buttons in that case.

feature
24 days ago
Widget sidebar now has a link to the full page website.
The widget script has a CDN cache of 2-3 hours so you may need to wait a bit to get lates changes.
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beta
fix
24 days ago
Blog websites now have a smaller font size for blog titles when in mobile.
Also added other little improvements to the tags filter in the index page and removed the line at the end of the website.

24 days ago
Fixed a bug that made animations sluggish in certain cases (Safari specifically has very low frame rate)

beta
feature
1 month ago
Notaku can now create help desk websites.
You can now use Notaku as an Intercom alternative and host all your content in Notion.
Help desk sites use a Notion table database as source page.
If you have some feature requests for help desk websites feel free to chat with me with the live chat on notaku.so.
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beta
feature
1 month ago
You can now use rich text on your blog, changelog and changelog websites descriptions.
You can add links, bold text, colored text and more.
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beta
feature
1 month ago
You can now filter changelog entries with a tag filter on the right.

beta
fix
1 month ago
New websites using database for CMS will consider the first item in the database as the most recent one.
This means that the first item in the database will be your first blog post/changelog entry in your website.
You can get this behaviour for older websites disabling the โ€œreverse database orderโ€ in your site settings.

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beta
feature
1 month ago
You can now create your roadmap website and widget with Notaku and Notion.
This website type is still in beta and there may be changes to the Notion database fields used and its general design.
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beta
feature
1 month ago
New websites will have the most recent items at the top.
Previously most recent items would be at the bottom of the database.
Now you can use the โ€œnewโ€ button on the right to create new items in the database.

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beta
fix
1 month ago
The widget back button was affecting the parent page history in some cases (when you navigate both in the widget and the parent page).
This issue should be fixed in latest release.

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beta
feature
1 month ago
You can now customize your website background using a pattern background design
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beta
Pricing
1 month ago
You can now tweet about Notaku to get 1 month free of your subscription ๐Ÿ™‚
To get the discount send a message in the live chat with the tweet link.

beta
feature
1 month ago
The dashboard will show you links of pages outside of your root Notion page.
Notaku only syncs pages that are inside your connected Notion page, this is to prevent syncing your entire workspace by adding a link to a page by error.
This warning will help you make sure all links in your website work correctly
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beta
1 month ago
Notaku has now migrated to the new Vercel domains API.
Previously if another user had already registered a domain on another service using Vercel (like super), it would cause an error and you would need to remove the domain from the service first.
Now you can add an additional TXT record to prove you own the domain.

Notaku will send an email when domain is configured

Notaku will send you an email when the website will be available on your domain.

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beta
feature
2 months ago
Now there is a sort of โ€œanalyticsโ€ for page views in the usage tab.
If you want to have more in depth analytics for a page i suggest using a more extensive tool like Splitbee or Google Analytics (you can use the โ€œinject codeโ€ feature to add it).
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beta
feature
2 months ago
Now you can change the widget sidebar width.
If the screen size is smaller than your given width, the widget will cover the full screen size.

beta
feature
2 months ago
Now you can change your website initial color mode or remove the color mode switch completely if you want

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beta
feature
2 months ago
I made a new tool to be launched on ProductHunt this Saturday ๐Ÿš€
This new tool let you create image links for Notion using an embed block.
You can already try the tool here.
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The main objective of these little tools is acquire new customers and make people talk more about Notaku.
I would be super glad if you can help Notaku with an upvote on the ProductHunt post this Saturday!

beta
feature
2 months ago
Added option to hide a site from search engines, useful for example for โ€œin progressโ€ websites.
The option is in the SEO section of your website dashboard.

beta
fix
2 months ago
Password protected websites were not working in the preview window inside the dashboard
This was because to set cookies inside an iframe you need som specific paramters (samesite=None and secure=true)

beta
fix
2 months ago
Some specific code blocks were causing the page to crash.
This bug has been fixed in latest release (thanks to an upstream fix from prismjs).

beta
feature
2 months ago
Now you can search your Notaku sites and find the site you are looking for faster.

beta
feature
2 months ago
Docs and changelog sites now can have widgets
Widgets are a way to embed your Notaku sites on other websites, showing the content in a sidebar
There is also a small badge on changelog sites widgets showing the number of changes since the user last opened the widget.

feature
2 months ago
You can now change the UI and content fonts
Notaku will use the google fonts urls for this configuration, you can use any Google font available

2 months ago
You can now use your own affiliate link in the โ€œPowered by Notakuโ€ link
This means that you can earn 30% of people that subscribe to Notaku using your website link

beta
feature
2 months ago
Docs websites will show the search button on the right
Links are now on the center
The background color of the sid navigation is now a more cool gray
The header now has a bigger shadow

beta
feature
2 months ago
If you are migrating an existing website to Notaku you can now setup 301 or 307 redirections for existing paths
This feature is in site settings.
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beta
feature
2 months ago
Docs websites can now show a version or language switch on top left
This switch will change the current Notion page, this means that you can add new pages for versioning or for translations

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beta
feature
3 months ago
Docs websites now will use the first 4 text blocks (or less, trying to make the descrition long 160 characters) as meta description.
This should improve SEO for docs sites.

beta
Pricing
3 months ago
The Notaku plans now have limits on the number of Notion pages you can sync per site.
The limits will be effective starting from 12 September.
If your site has more pages than your limit some pages will not be synced.

beta
feature
3 months ago
Notaku now will send an email when you connect a site for the first time.
This can be useful when you connect a very heavy Notion page that can take several minutes to sync.

beta
feature
3 months ago
Changelog and blog websites RSS feeds now have a publication field using the date property or the Notion page creation date.
I will also later add
  • Version (changelog)
  • Tags
  • Icon

beta
feature
3 months ago
Blog and changelog website now have a search icon in the header to search your changelog entries.
The search button now is shown on mobile too for docs websites.

beta
feature
3 months ago
Notion supports a new icon type that has different colors in dark and light mode
Itโ€™s also nicer than always using emojis

beta
feature
3 months ago
You can now align embeds and images left, center and right

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

beta
feature
4 months ago
Notaku will use the database description for websites that have it.

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

beta
feature
4 months ago
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.

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

beta
feature
4 months ago
Itโ€™s now possible to password protect simple layout websites.

beta
fix
4 months ago
This release contain some minor bug fixes

Fixed bug on โ€œclone customizationโ€ 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 itโ€™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
feature
4 months ago
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
feature
fix
4 months ago

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
feature
fix
4 months ago

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 itโ€™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
feature
fix
5 months ago
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 userโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰)

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beta
fix
5 months ago
  • 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 โ€œback to other postsโ€ above the h1
  • Implemented more e2e for the dashboard

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beta
feature
5 months ago
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
feature
5 months ago
Notaku will now use Notion page icons for browser tabs if there is no custom favicon in custom settings.
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๐Ÿ’น
beta
feature
5 months ago
Share buttons help get your websites shared on social media and get more traffic.
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beta
feature
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
Notaku now can use page titles for the urls and doesnโ€™t need to append an id at the end.
To enable this behaviour you have to change it in your site settings.

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beta
5 months ago
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
6 months ago
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.

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beta
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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 โ€œSync nowโ€ button.

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beta
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
Notaku now supports the gallery block:
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beta
6 months ago
Password protection is now available on Notaku
Itโ€™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
6 months ago
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 donโ€™t get a lot of traffic.
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