Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 7 Brings 4 Brand New Home Variations, New Module Positions, and More - JoomShaper

Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 7 Brings 4 Brand New Home Variations, New Module Positions, and More

03 March 2021
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Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 7 Brings 4 Brand New Home Variations, New Module Positions, and More

Helix Ultimate 2.0 - what an incredible journey it has been with your constant support and thoughtful feedback. Today, we are thrilled to announce Helix Ultimate 2.0 alpha 7 is now available to test with new additional features. It is bringing you 4 new well-designed, responsive, and eye-catching home variations to put your products in the spotlight and help skyrocket your sales.

Today’s (March 3rd) 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.

If you have missed our previous release, we encourage you to catch up with the alpha 6 release notes first.

Please note the template framework is still under development and is not ready for use on any production site. However, feel free to experiment with the release on a staging site and let us know your thoughts.

Let’s see what Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 7 has in store for you.

Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 7 changelog:

  • New: 4 new home variations
  • New: Module position added to off-canvas (offcanvas)
  • New: Module position added to full modal, center modal & left modal header variations. (menu-modal)
  • Fix: PHP error issue in header variations solved.

4 New Home Variations

Helix Ultimate 2.0 strives toward maximizing efficiency. Its highly versatile and multi-purpose home variations will let you create a striking and engaging online presence for any niche in the industry.

To accommodate all market niches, it is bringing you 4 brand new home variations!

Fashion

Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 7
Display captivating videos & images with a stunning hero slider and guide the shoppers to your goal conversion with well-directed CTAs. Feature your new arrivals/best-selling products, services at a glance, and social media updates.

Corporate

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With a nice fresh look and sleek design, the Corporate home layout showcases the overall structure of your company. The visitors will have a complete idea of what your business is all about. It covers everything a homepage needs to maximize sales.

Sea Food

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A seamless concoction of your products and services so that the site visitors can get a clear view of your business at first glance. What makes the Home page even more spectacular is quick access to the menu and the ability to share your brand story.

Lifestyle

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Well suited for lifestyle, fashion, personal, design, or any other awesome field of a similar niche. This home layout comes with a beautiful grid layout and well-placed CTAs to help your content stand out.

Module Position Added in Off-Canvas

A module position named off-canvas has been added to the off-canvas menu. Now you have the freedom to add any module in the off-canvas module position and it will be visible at the bottom of the off-canvas menu content.

Module Position Added in 3 Header Variations

A new module position named menu-modal has been added to the full modal, center modal & left modal header variations. More equipped to meet every header preference, now you can add any module in the mentioned header variations and enjoy building your dream website with maximum flexibility.

Wrapping Up

Thank you for being with us on this journey from the beginning. Your valuable feedback has helped us to rapidly improve. That being said, Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 7 is now out on GitHub!

Give it a try and let us know how you feel about it. Together, let’s make Helix Ultimate 2.0 the ultimate frontier of Joomla website development.

Keep your eyes on our blog and our newsletters for more updates on Helix Ultimate 2.0 and releases. 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 7

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!

Comments (42)

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
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I didn't understand where this is included: 4 new home variations

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Dmitry Goncharov
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Install the quickstart pack. The variations are currently shown on at the root of main menu.

Carlos Miguel Soria
Carlos Miguel Soria
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I am testing the new update and I only see that the headers have been changed a bit, and the PHP error of one of them has been fixed, They could add more off-canvas options in terms of button styles and more design options for the blog

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Carlos Miguel Soria
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Did you install the quickstart pack? This version mainly focuses on bug fix and four nice page variations using pagebuilder.

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Alvaro
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helix is my favorite framework, what I would like is more flexibility when creating layouts, with the possibility of creating sections with more than 2 rows using the CUSTOM option: For example 6 + 6 + 4 + 8

T4 has that possibility.

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Alvaro
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Thank you for your response. We will consider that.

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MW Dev    Sajeeb Ahamed
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Agreed. This is needed.

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Andrea    Alvaro
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i agree with you!

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ssnobben
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Great you catching up with Helix U v 2.0 now.

FYI your newsletter.joomshaper.com have an hosting error.

Will you implement a layout design with left column that could be used as a full left column menu type too? Thats really something missing so you can set up a menu column going down the whole page(s). Or is there any tutorial if HU 2.0 can solve this?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    ssnobben
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Documentation for Helix Ultimate 2.0 is planned. I will start creating next week, I also wait for the first beta version to be sure that all major features are included. We have to focus on WCAG aspects as well.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    ssnobben
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About Vertical Menu for Helix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl3pDMUjHEc

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ssnobben    Paul Frankowski
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Thks will check that tutorial. Would be nice to have a collapsible vertical menu with a arrow to open and close that vertical menu. And also with drop downs below the menu headings for second/third drop downs etc

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Alex    Paul Frankowski
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You have incredible video tutorials on youtube-joomshaper should sponsor you and upload your videos to the site! :)) thank you

KE Comm
KE Comm
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I seem to have an issue with the language file. The parameters in Template-Options/Basic are not converted from the database names:
https://pasteboard.co/JR2bs0C.png

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    KE Comm
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Is this was a fresh installation of the template or an upgrade from the old version?

KE Comm
KE Comm    Paul Frankowski
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I uninstalled the old template and installed the new one.

Carlos Miguel Soria
Carlos Miguel Soria
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One of the options that you should include is that the menu could be displayed on the sides as in this template http://demo.joomshaper.com/?template=fixter

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ssnobben    Carlos Miguel Soria
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"One of the options that you should include is that the menu could be displayed on the sides as in this template http://demo.joomshaper.com/?template=fixter"

Exactly!

David Podesta
David Podesta
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Thanks JOOMSHAPER Team, looking forward to using H.U 2 on production sites.

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    David Podesta
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We are really happy that you are waiting for the stable release. We are working hard and really very close to it.

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Michael G
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question: if i have set a ICON for a menu, how can i disable this again? i do not find some option to clear a icon once it is set to a menu in the mega-menu editor?

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Michael G
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Thank you for mentioning the problem. This is a bug and we are going to fix it.

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Frank K.
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My preview is always empty (for all sizes). Have I missed anything? The real site works. Thanks!

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Frank K.
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Could you please share it in details at https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate

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pepe
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when the final version will be ready?

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    pepe
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Hello, we will release it ASAP.

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ssnobben    Sajeeb Ahamed
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Thansk for the update! You can update directly from Helix Ultimate v1 to Helix Ultimate v 2 I expect? Cheers!

Ximware
Ximware
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Hello,

Please implement left and right sidebar, so that I can make dashboard templates, admin templates or templates kind Dylan.

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Ximware
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Thank you for your request @Ximware. Currently, we have no plan to implement a left or right sidebar. But I've added this to our queue. We may do this in the next version.

pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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IMHO, it doesn't make much sense to include "thematic" homepage variations like these... actually, they differ in photos and the layout/placement is not necessarily representative for a specific theme/niche. Helix is a blank framework, open for any thematic usage. I would keep it generic. Don't get me wrong, I am not against some examples in the quickstart package, but then it should be really different layouts for different purposes: Magazine, Blog, Portfolio, Personal CV, Shop, Promo/Landing page etc.

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    pepperstreet
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This is just a Quickstart Pack. The main framework package is blank and you can customize it as you want. Thanks for your comment.

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Bertrand
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Hi,
just a question,
Does it makes sense to start building a new website today using HU 2.0 Alpha7, and then update once HU2.0 stable version, or start with the actual stable version HU1.1 and migrate to H2.0 stable later ? (website will be turn on production later)
Thks
Bertrand

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Alex    Bertrand
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Hi guys! First of all, thank you for your work! I look forward to it... I just want to offer a couple of ideas for further improvements to additional fields or something similar to ACF PRO from Wordpress ? I don't speak much English, but I want you to bend Wordpress :)) can you also release a form constructor similar to Balbooa Forms or modify the SPB form constructor ) but this is so my wishes - I really like your work and I am ready to use each of your extensions, but sometimes they are not enough)

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Alex    Bertrand
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Oh, sorry, not here :))

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Bertrand    Alex
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;-)

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AMurray2017    Bertrand
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You should keep to the stable version - by all means, do the testing on a separate site but don't use alpha or beta releases in production sites. (not sure you can even upgrade from alpha/beta/RC to stable).

KE Comm
KE Comm
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Since Joomla! 4 is moving to Bootstrap 5: Do you plan to implement Bootstrap 5 in Helix?
Is there a roadmap/timeframe?

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AMurray2017    KE Comm
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Testing Joomla 4 Beta 8 (nightly release includes Bootstrap 5) and Helix Ultimate Alpha 7 - seems to work fine.

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michael
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did you eliminate the "mega menu" option?

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Michael G
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How can i set the color from the burger icon and the cross icon if the sidebar menu is open?
right now it is always black and i have to change this to get conform with my site design.

Ugur
Ugur
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It is the most versatile template among Joomla themes. Good luck to the producers. And We want a pop up search module. :))

Ugur
Ugur    Ugur
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menu-modal has been added
I'm sorry I overlooked.

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