Helix Ultimate 2.0 Beta 1 Brings Toast Notifications, Restructured Menu Builder, Bug Fixes, and Improvements - JoomShaper

Helix Ultimate 2.0 Beta 1 Brings Toast Notifications, Restructured Menu Builder, Bug Fixes, and Improvements

17 March 2021
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Helix Ultimate 2.0 Beta 1 Brings Toast Notifications, Restructured Menu Builder, Bug Fixes, and Improvements

Good day, Joomlers. Today, We are thrilled to announce the first Beta release of the next generation Joomla template framework - Helix Ultimate 2.0!

Our goal with Helix Ultimate 2.0 is to provide you exceptional built-in functionalities, ease of development and updates, robust code, and top-notch customer support. And your constant support and thoughtful feedback have made his journey an extraordinary one.

In our tremendous effort to make Helix Ultimate 2.0 more stable and perfect, we have improved the existing features and fixed all known bugs. Be one of the first to try out the shiny new features!

Today’s (March 19) Beta 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 Beta version, but DO NOT use it on a production site.

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.

Before you proceed, it's time to catch up with the alpha 7 release notes first, if you haven't already.

Let’s see what the Helix Ultimate 2.0 Beta 1 has in store for you.

Helix Ultimate 2.0 Beta 1 Changelog:

  • New: Added toast notifications
  • Update: Removed unused SCSS files
  • Update: Improved the import settings, now import from JSON file
  • Update: Restructured the options in the menu builder
  • Update: Accessibility updated in the menu, header, and more places
  • Update: Ability to change names of header variations and off-canvas layouts
  • Fix: Resolved the Lazy Image Loading issue
  • Fix: Resolved the preview not showing in the safari browser issue

New Toast Notifications

For those who love toast, it’s time to get toast-happy!

To further improve the UX and elevate the entire development process, we have added toast notifications in this release. Toast notification popped up from the bottom of the screen will enable all users to have a more accessible and thus more positive development experience.

Helix Ultimate Beta 1

Some Notable Improvements

In this version, along with the newly added feature, you’ll get to enjoy several amazing updates and fixes.

Change header variations and off-canvas layout names: You can easily change the name of the header variations and off-canvas layouts and order them according to your preference. To do that, you have to simply rename the folder that contains the header variation or off-canvas layout file. You must follow the camelCase naming convention and start with a number to organize them in order. Example: 1-offcanvasName

Lazy image loading issue: Previously when the lazy image loading was turned on, the logo would appear twice in the header. This issue has been fixed in this release. 

Improved import settings: The import settings have been improved as well. Now, you can directly import the JSON file from the import settings without having to insert the JSON file link to the text area.

Preview mode issue in Safari: If you are a Safari browser user, you probably have noticed the preview mode was not visible while editing. Well, good news! This issue has also been fixed. 

Apart from these, you will also get to enjoy restructured options in menu builder, updated accessibility in the menu, header, and more places.

Helix Ultimate Beta 1

Wrapping Up

Time to try! Helix Ultimate 2.0 Beta 1 is now out on GitHub. Share your valuable thoughts and make your favorite framework to better match how you do things.

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 Beta 1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 (27)

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
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And what is the difference between the Left Modal headers and Style 9?
Multi Rows from Style 6? And so on

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Dmitry Goncharov
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You are right. But the fact is if you want to create your own Header variation then just create a Folder inside the headers directory and name it like `x-YourHeader` (here x is a unique header number) then your header will be shown as `Your Header`.

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov    Sajeeb Ahamed
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I understood. You can even delete extra headers in the HEADERS directory. But to create your own title, you need to know the code. You can't create it with simple actions. Or will there be instructions for this?

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Dmitry Goncharov
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It helps developers. A framework eases the developer's works. We will share documentation on how to create your own header. Believe me it's too easy

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Justin
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Looking forward to testing this ... looks great so far!

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    Justin
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We are waiting for your review. Thanks for being with us.

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Andrea
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Cmon guys! Joomshaper is the best page builder for joomla ever

Amjad Rana
Amjad Rana    Andrea
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We are here for you. Thanks a lot.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Andrea
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We hope that you would love the new Helix Ultimate as well, it brings many accessibility improvements, so you would be able to use it also for government sites.

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Andrea    Paul Frankowski
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pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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BETA means, no more new features? Is there still a chance to ask and apply for changes and enhancements?

Sajeeb Ahamed
Sajeeb Ahamed    pepperstreet
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We will work for new features after the stable release. You can share your thoughts. We may apply them at v2.0.1 or v2.1.0. Thanks.

Carlos Miguel Soria
Carlos Miguel Soria
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There are some fixes to do like:

1.) In some of the headers the search bar is supermounted, and it should only be the login icon, it should not be the text sign in because the In is seen below.
2.) When the header is chosen, the positions should be generated in the layout builder part to be able to adjust them according to what is needed.
3.) In the headers where the menu is displayed vertically, a background image appears, there should be an option to change it or put a color instead of Image

MJ
Mac Joomla
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4.) In backend, if you want to select a Logo, there is no scrollbar in selection/upload window. That would be helpful, if you have more than 18 files in folder.

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Adrian Versey
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Hi, Can you help? The menu is no longer displayed by default. How do I add it to an article?

Pavel
Pavel
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Great job. Guys, I appeal to you again. Please consider the importance to be able to create duplicate menu items. Without this feature, the menu constructor is depreciated. Many sites developers are important to have it to quickly create a menu structure. If this feature is not in your magnificent menu designer, we will have to use the Joomla interface instead. What will be very insulting for your work.

I hope you will understand the importance of this.

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov    Pavel
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Support

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ssnobben
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Great step forward to support Joomla 4 & Bootstrap 5!

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    ssnobben
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About Bootstrap 5 - we all have to wait for a stable version.

Svyatoslav
Svyatoslav    Paul Frankowski
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Yes! Yes! I really need Bootstrap 5 and the names, respectively:
- Helix Ultimate 4.0 (Bootstrap 4),
and
- Helix Ultimate 5.0 (Bootstrap 5),
so as not to be confused!

Svyatoslav
Svyatoslav
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Good job! When is the release? Very necessary!

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Svyatoslav
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Beta2 should be this week.

Paul
Paul
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Tried this in latest Jooml 4.0 Alpha and when you add an Sppagebuilder page and try to link to this page from the menu, the drop down list to select a page does not work? So cant go any further

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Paul
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We will fix it, but this topic was about Helix template only.

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BenL
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Helix Ultimate 2.0 will be works with joomla 3?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    BenL
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It works in both J3.9.x, J3.10 and J4.0

Yofie Setiawan
Yofie Setiawan
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Hey, i just figure out this new version of Helix Ultimate, thanks to Paul, good job guys! I always frustated with the limitation of Helix Ultimate menu on header. This new version solved those problems.

I would love to request a secondary (when scroll down) header menu with different style (text color, bg color), different logo, different type (image/text), different height...

It's because sometimes the first page loaded menu on top is look good with huge logo image. But when scroll down, much better to have simplified logo image with reduced height of header menu.

And, hide the header...

Hey, i just figure out this new version of Helix Ultimate, thanks to Paul, good job guys! I always frustated with the limitation of Helix Ultimate menu on header. This new version solved those problems.

I would love to request a secondary (when scroll down) header menu with different style (text color, bg color), different logo, different type (image/text), different height...

It's because sometimes the first page loaded menu on top is look good with huge logo image. But when scroll down, much better to have simplified logo image with reduced height of header menu.

And, hide the header menu when user scroll down (more focus on content), and fade-in-down the header menu when user scroll up (means user look for navigation).

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