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Advanced Features

Custom Domains supports custom domains like to be used for sites. You may purchase a new domain name or use an existing one you already own. Just follow the below steps carefully.

  1. Open your domain registrar admin interface and navigate to DNS management.
  2. Create (or modify) a CNAME record with hostname www to, this will point the domain to your site. If concerned about TTL you can set it to 3600. It might take up to one hour for this change to take effect depending on your ISP.
  3. If your domain registrar supports domain forwarding, forward your main domain to the www hostname. For instance, if your domain is forward it to to make sure your main domain also works.
  4. Visit your site a bit later and make it a beauty.

Include another HTML file

To avoid repeating content blocks like navigation menu and footer use the following tag to include HTML from another file like myfile.html for example.

{INCLUDE: myfile.html}

Markdown supports GitHub flavored Markdown and provides two ways of implementation based on your preferred style.

Inline Markdown

To parse Markdown syntax, wrap your markup with the follwoing tags in any HTML page.

_Hello World!_
Markdown Files parses all files with .md extension as Markdown. HTML tags in .md files also work as expected.

Date Tags

In such a case, you need to dynamically output date related content, use the following tags.

{DAYOFWEEK} = Monday
{MONTH} = February
{YEAR} = 2017
{DATE} = February 27, 2017

Email Form Submission makes it really easy to capture form submissions and have it delivered to your verified email address, that is associated with your Dropbox account. Have a look at the sample form below.

  1. {SITENAME} is a dynamic tag that automatically outputs your site name for you, for example mysite or
  2. Make sure to have a field named email (you'll need it to respond).
  3. You can add more fields and style the form as you want.
<form method="POST" action="{SITENAME}">
<input name="name" type="text" placeholder="Name" required>
<input name="email" type="email" placeholder="Email" required>
<textarea name="message" placeholder="Message" required></textarea>
<button type="submit">Submit</button>

Dynamic HTML Tables

You can dynamically generate basic HTML tables by simply referencing Microsoft Excel files or Google Sheets published documents.

Using Microsoft Excel

Place your .xls file in the same folder where your HTML file is located and use the following tag, please make sure to save the file as .xls (Excel 97-2003 Workbook) as the new Excel format (.xlsx) is not yet supported.

{EXCEL: mytable.xls}
Using Google Sheets

Create a Google Sheets document then select 'Publish to the web' from 'File' menu, click 'Publish' then copy the document key (the weird part only) and use the tag like blow.

{GOOGLESHEETS: 1K0G3FhaTfAGwm9ZzlD0ZFlQMywxhY66-uBtcu-Or8uw}

Private Sites allows you to password protect your site so that only users with passwords can access it. Simply create a protected.txt file and add it to your site main folder with the following two lines.


Custom 404 Page allows you to design your own 404 or Page Not Found error message. Simply create a 404.html page and add it to your site main folder.


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