Since the launch of the private beta, HiFi has gone through quite a few fixes and improvements. As we make them, we're sure to both update the documentation at docs.gethifi.com as well as put a notice on the HiFi Changelog. If you haven't yet, go ahead and subscribe to the changelog to get the latest updates on the improvements and fixes we're adding to HiFi.
In the meantime, here is a recap of some of the more exciting changes and improvements to HiFi.
Improved Page Picker
Everywhere in HiFi that you can add a link, there is also an option to use the Page Picker. This lets you quickly add links to content that you've already developed for your site. This is now being loaded dynamically for improved performance and there is also the option to quickly search as well as browse for content.
Additional SEO Controls
HiFi automatically does a whole bunch of great SEO things as well as gives fine grained control over things like URL structure, meta descriptions and more. With an update early last week, it is now possible to have more control over the sitemap.xml and robots.txt files that are generated. It is now possible to exclude live pages (and their children) from the sitemap.xml file as well as make the entire site un-indexable via robots.txt. This is really helpful when either working on a new site that you want to hide, or just a section of a site.
Better Notification Controls
Now, site owners have the option to be notified of all non-spam comments and form submissions, even if there are other people set up to be notified as well. This makes it easier to track what is going on when areas of the site have been delegated to others.
We added an awesome new method to the HiFi API. It's called merge, and it does just that. You can pass it as many arrays of HiFi objects or even HiFi queries and it will returned a single array of all the unique results. If you pass in a string, it will even order them for you. This is great for putting together searches or feeds from many areas of a site. It's also a great example of why the HiFi Templating system is so awesome -- with full access to your data, just about any site is possible.
There is more
This is just an overview of some of the changes and improvements we've been making. As always, if there are any questions feel free to drop them in the comments or shoot us an email.