A little over a year ago, we showed you how the building blocks of your doc could rearrange to look like an app on your phone. Since then, we’ve seen a beautiful proliferation of toolkits, frameworks, worksheets, calculators, crowdsourcing templates and moreーbuilt and shared by this incredible community of makers.
Today we’re launching a new set of publishing building blocks from Coda to make it even easier to share your ideas. Now, you can open up your ideas to the world with search-indexing, customizable URLs, and a maker profile page. You’ll get a sleek, shareable site that you can update whenever you wantーbecause it’s a doc!
Here’s a bit more detail about what’s launching:
Publish action with discoverability, interactivity, and copy-ability.
When you hit ‘Share>Publish’ you can open up your ideas to the world. Your doc will get a unique URL, which unfurls when pasted in many sites (including social networks).
If you set your published doc to discoverable, your doc is made available for search indexing so that it can find a broader audience than ever before. You can also determine how people can interact with your doc, and whether they can copy it to use as a template.
A maker profile handle and page.
When you publish your first doc, you can choose a unique identifier, visible in the URL of your published docs. You also get a maker profile, where you can add a photo and short bio so people who like your ideas can see what else you’ve publishedーall in one spot!
Published doc analytics.
For the first time, you can see basic stats (copies and views) to help you understand how your ideas are taking off! You can access these new metrics alongside your existing doc statistics.
Cover images, subtitles, and author bylines.
Whether you publish your doc or not, now you can add custom banner images, subtitles, and author bylines to the top of your doc sections for additional visual identity and polish. If you do decide to publish, your URL will unfurl to show the first section cover image, byline, and subtitle.
Not sure you have the perfect image? No sweat! We’ve partnered with our friends at Unsplash to integrate their library of free license photos into the cover image selection flow.
Published docs are eligible for a top navigation bar that converts your folders and sections into drop-down menus for a stronger website look-and-feel.
Plus the Coda features you already know and love.
We can’t wait to see how you pair the features above with some of our other new features, like Word Clouds and Collapsible Content to bring your ideas to life. Keep in mind you can also use our recent Quote Styles and Word & Character Count updates to add even more dimension to your text and ideas.
Need help getting started?
You can find step-by-step questions and answers to Publishing FAQs in our Help Center.
We can’t wait to see what you publish!