Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 4 Is Here With Frontend Drag & Drop Mega Menu Builder - JoomShaper

Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 4 Is Here With Frontend Drag & Drop Mega Menu Builder

29 January 2021
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Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 4 Is Here With Frontend Drag & Drop Mega Menu Builder

Hola Joomla users! Hope y’all are doing amazing. As promised earlier, we are here with the Alpha 4 of your favorite Joomla template framework - Helix Ultimate 2.0. We are another step closer towards our robust stable version of the template framework. Excited? So are we! It’s time to embrace the touch of smart and modern web development with the power of Helix.

Today’s (Jan 29) Alpha version is an experimental release and not ready for production sites. We wholeheartedly appreciate your interest in Helix Ultimate 2.0. You are invited to try this Alpha version, but DON’T use it on a production site.

The last three releases have been a huge advancement in the Helix Ultimate 2.0 journey. Do catch up with the alpha 3 release notes, and see what we have built so far. Use them in a test environment so you can try out the new features and give us feedback.

So, without further ado, let’s find out what today’s release has in store for you.

  • New: Brand new frontend drag & drop Mega Menu builder
  • Fix: Related known issues

Frontend Drag & Drop Mega Menu Builder

Presenting the most powerful, feature-rich Mega Menu builder that enables you to create and customize any type of Mega menu with a live content interface. It will allow you to add stunning menus to your website such as the Nav menu and Vertical Mega Menu along with many customization options.

Style The Navigation Bar

Helix Ultimate 2.0 will let you modify all aspects of the menu styling, including the menu width, background color, text color, icon, and alignment of the menu. You can also enter your own menu styling into the Custom Class editor and make any adjustments you need.

Set Your Desired Mega Menu Rows

Helix Ultimate 2.0 offers you the quickest and easiest way to build multi-column, multi-level, drop-down mega menus - without having to wrangle with any code. Simply click on the Add New Row button and select your desired rows and columns. It also gives you the flexibility to set custom rows and columns and create any mega menu layout you want.

Add Module to Mega Menu

Take control of your mega menu structure. You can add modules to the mega menu with ease. Set the hierarchy of your mega menu with the amazing drag & drop feature. Simply drag the modules slightly under or above any menu items to create nested menu items. Building mega menus have never been this easy!

Now that we are a lot closer to the final stable release of Helix Ultimate, you all are invited to test this Alpha version. Please share your thoughtful feedback with us and help us serve you better.

With that being said, gear up to witness the divine experience of building websites with the ultimate Joomla template framework. Happy developing!

Warning: This is an experimental build intended for testing purposes. Please don't use this experimental version in production sites!

Try Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 4

Zareen Tasnim

Zareen Tasnim

Technical Content Writer
Zareen is a technical content writer at JoomShaper. She's a tech enthusiast, writer by day, programmer by night, and always a foodie at heart!

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ssnobben
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Great to see this update!

And also that its not possible? to have for example a right column 2+10 where you can have a left/right column menu that goes down the whole webpage...hope that I understand that right now.

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
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Class 'Leafo\ScssPhp\Compiler' not found

The template doesn't work

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Dmitry Goncharov
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Could you please share your searver configuration?

MU
Mike Underwood    Sajeeb Ahamed
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Getting the same thing, I uploaded my system information here for you: https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/issues/109

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov    Sajeeb Ahamed
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Aximmetry
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The template doesn't work, error:
Class 'Leafo\ScssPhp\Compiler' not found

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Aximmetry
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We will investigate & fixed the issue in the next few days.
Thanks

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Kawshar Ahmed
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Please download the package again and install https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/releases/tag/v2.0.0-alpha.4

Thanks

TB
Tobias Boss
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Templet does not work!

Class 'Leafo\ScssPhp\Compiler' not found

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Tobias Boss
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Please download the package again and install https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/releases/tag/v2.0.0-alpha.4

Thanks

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michael
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me too:

Class 'Leafo\ScssPhp\Compiler' not found

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    michael
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Please download the package again and install https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/releases/tag/v2.0.0-alpha.4

Thanks

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov    Kawshar Ahmed
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Class 'HelixUltimate\Framework\Core\HelixUltimate' not found

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Dmitry Goncharov
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We've provided a hotfix for the problem. Please download the package once again from https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/releases/tag/v2.0.0-alpha.4 and install it on top of the previous one.

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ssnobben
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@ Kawshar can you install this template now and in future it could update directly by Joomla update too? cheers!

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    ssnobben
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Yes

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ssnobben    Kawshar Ahmed
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Great! Dont forget to test all your apps for Joomla 4 https://developer.joomla.org/news/839-joomla-4-0-will-ship-with-bootstrap-5.html, php 8 and BS 5 https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/discussions/32239 compability as well soon.

With Joomla 4 on the horizon (RC) very soon that will be the deal

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    ssnobben
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The team is working really hard for migrating all extensions for Joomla 4.

Thanks

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ssnobben    Kawshar Ahmed
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Joomla 4 Beta 7 and Joomla 3.10 Alpha 5 are here: test them now! As it says:

https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5833-joomla-4-0-0-beta7-and-joomla-3-10-alpha5.html

And Joomla 4 will be shipped with Bootstrap 5 !

https://developer.joomla.org/news/839-joomla-4-0-will-ship-with-bootstrap-5.html

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    ssnobben
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Everything will be ready by that time
Thanks

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
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Do you know anything about fixing the bug?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Dmitry Goncharov
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What kind of bugs?

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Aximmetry
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I tried to install the latest Helix Ultimate alpha 4 on a completely clean, official fresh Joomla 3.9.24 stable version. Failed. Error message:
Class 'HelixUltimate \ Framework \ Core \ HelixUltimate' not found.
Isn't this alpha just good for Joomla 4?

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Aximmetry
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We've provided a hotfix for the problem. Please download the package once again from https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/releases/tag/v2.0.0-alpha.4 and install it on top of the previous one.

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Aximmetry    Sajeeb Ahamed
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Then this is another alpha 4 version! The previous overwrite didn't work yet, this new overwrite is working now, I'm glad for him!
Thanks!
Keep up the good work!

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov    Sajeeb Ahamed
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very good

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Aximmetry
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I have a few remarks.
For some reason, the sticky header doesn't work in tablet and mobile views,
and that would make sense here.
I would suggest that in the header settings, especially for the background colors, it would be great if you could also set a transparent value! Currently, only fixed colors are available, although this is also true for older helix templates. For a more flexible design, it would be beneficial not to have to fiddle with separate custom styles for that!
Thanks!

Paul
Paul
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When will we have the competed full version of Helix 4 ?

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