Helix Ultimate 2.0.2 Is Here: User-defined Presets, Option to Manage Offcanvas Menu Levels, and More - JoomShaper

Helix Ultimate 2.0.2 Is Here: User-defined Presets, Option to Manage Offcanvas Menu Levels, and More

27 August 2021
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Helix Ultimate 2.0.2 Is Here: User-defined Presets, Option to Manage Offcanvas Menu Levels, and More

Hello Helix Ultimate users! We are so excited to release another important update to your favorite Joomla template framework. We’ve brought the system back to create your own preset using the option.xml file. Also, now you have more control over the Offcanvas menu as you can decide on the layers of menu items you want to showcase.

Helix Ultimate 2.0.2 also brings some notable enhancements and several known fixes. Please update Helix Ultimate to the latest version to enjoy the enhancements and fixes applied lately.

What’s New in Helix Ultimate 2.0.2?

Helix Ultimate 2.0.2 brings several improvements and fixes some known issues. Some of the notable changes are explained below.

User-defined Presets

Helix Ultimate has 8 color presets to use. Also, you can edit each of them to customize sites to your preference. Apart from that, you can also create your own preset on the options.xml file. You just need to copy an existing one and rename it. 

Manage Offcanvas Menu Levels

Helix Ultimate 2.0.2 brings an advanced option to manage the Offcanvas menu. Alongside enabling the Offcanvas menu, you can also decide on the layers of menu items you want to showcase on your Offcanvas menu.

Helix Ultimate 2.0.2 Changelog

  • New: User-defined preset is back to options.xml
  • New: Option to manage Offcanvas menu’s levels added (Joomla 4)
  • Update: Custom preset’s header background default color changed to #fff
  • Update: Custom [CSS/SCSS/JS] file attachment functionalities move to plugin rather than the template.
  • Update: Pre-defined headers’ names are now displayed from the language file
  • Update: Template overrides moved to the plugin folder
  • Fix: Custom CSS field’s hitting enter not working issue.
  • Fix: Article rating not working after compressing JS issue.
  • Fix: The import not working issue fixed
  • Fix: Typography’s color field’s default value removed

So, what are you waiting for? Get the latest Helix Ultimate 2.0.2 and enjoy the new enhancement and fixes. Also, please let us know your thoughts on the changes in the comment section below. Enjoy!

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Rayhan Arif

Rayhan Arif

Assistant Vice President, Business Development
Content and web evangelist who loves to discuss life-changing web tools like SP Page Builder & Helix Ultimate, and introduces new templates and helps users have a clear understanding of how they work.
Joomla! Man
Joomla! Man
11 months ago
Everything works fine. THX!
Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif
11 months ago
You are welcome.
pepperstreet
pepperstreet
11 months ago
:D ;) Good one!
Alitis
Alitis
11 months ago
thanks for great support & development.
Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif
11 months ago
You are welcome.
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Alvaro
11 months ago
Great Work, but the Logo in header 6-MultiRows is not centered, is from center to left + 15px of gutter, If you want to center and give space to the positions contact and social s, you should use col-xl-5 col-xl-2 (logo) and col-xl-5.

Thanks
Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif
11 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing that issue with us. We will check and take any step necessary.
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Alvaro
11 months ago
In plugins/system/overrides/com_finder/search/default_form change btn-group to input-group for fix finder form to bootstrap 5
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
11 months ago
Will be resolved.
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Alvaro
11 months ago
Kawshar, Thank you for the amazing work creating Helix. You have given us the option to add our own presets, but this would be complete if you gave us the option to edit new color names that we can add in the new presets. Currently you can only edit the names found in /helixultimate/src/form/preset.xml, in the file /helixultimate/src/Platform/Settings.php on line 278 you can create a condition so that it first looks for the file preset.xml in /templates/TEMPLATE_NAME/preset.xml and if this does not exist, the predefined one that is in the plugin is loaded.

Thanks
YS
YUMA SCOTT
11 months ago
Is there a way to turn that menu off in desktop mode?
YS
YUMA SCOTT
11 months ago
I found in in the template option. Thanks.
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BenL
11 months ago
Are you planning implement dark mode to helix ultimate as additional option?
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
11 months ago
No plan yet.

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Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
11 months ago
Q: Do you mean for Template Options or in general, as an extra template dark color style?
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YUMA SCOTT
11 months ago
Two things I've noticed. The login at the top right opens a new page. Is there a way to make it a pop up window instead?
Also, when you set the website to offline, even if it's turned off in the template, it will show the countdown counter on it.
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
11 months ago
For now, it's a link. Maybe in the future, we can add an option to open the login form in a popup.

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elinam
11 months ago
Helix is soo good I feel bad Joomshaper is not making any money with it. with my experience with CSS, having helix ultimate is all I need when it comes to Joomla templates. I think you guys should start thinking of how to make money from helix ultimate.
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
11 months ago
Thanks, we will think :)
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Alvaro
11 months ago
New bug Found in Joomla 3.10.x Class 'Joomla\Component\Tags\Site\Helper\RouteHelper' not found details in https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/issues/221
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
11 months ago
We are working on an update. Hopefully, the update will be available soon.

Thanks
pepperstreet
pepperstreet
11 months ago
Just started with testing HU2.
Actually, I am shocked. Why did you do this?!?
"... Update: Template overrides moved to the plugin folder ..."

How should a developer work with the regular Override feature in backend, and also manually? By the way, what about the new J!4 feature, which checks file modifications/differences in template files and overrides?

I am confused.
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
11 months ago
Besides the overrides, how do you like it so far? We have a great objective behind moving the files to the plugin folder which is providing better support for Helix Ultimate-based templates.

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pepperstreet
pepperstreet
11 months ago
"... great objective behind..." ?! Please, enlight us and give a clue. Why in the world is this necessary? IMHO, it's completely against the J! core logic...

Besides, I like your custom header and off-canvas concept. Although I miss an option to select NONE menu. I have mentioned some experiences & bugs in the fb Helix group.

In general, I miss some often discussed options to restrict blog and other features to certain CATEGORIES. Nothing has improved in this regard, you have to create a template style. Which is a nightmare on a complex or multi-language site.

The floating UI is strange to me. What is the benefit of this toolbar and small(!) scrollable windows? Everything inside is too tiny. And the window is a limitation and results in a slow workflow.
Nothing against rendering a Joomla admin form in an overlay window. But the template settings are a big step backwards.

I already skipped Ultimate1... I am not sure I would use v2.

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