Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 Brings Full-Width Blog Layout, Latest Bootstrap Support, Several Fixes, and Improvements - JoomShaper

Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 Brings Full-Width Blog Layout, Latest Bootstrap Support, Several Fixes, and Improvements

17 June 2021
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Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 Brings Full-Width Blog Layout, Latest Bootstrap Support, Several Fixes, and Improvements

Hello Helix Ultimate users! We are inching closer to our Helix Ultimate 2.0 final release. In that path, we are releasing Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 today. You already know that the new version 2.0 is a major shift from the previous Helix Ultimate. It is going to change the way you ever know about template frameworks in Joomla.

Today’s (June 17th) RC 1 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 version, but DO Not use it on a production site.

We will be fixing issues you face and make necessary improvements before we finally release the Helix Ultimate 2.0. Do try this RC 1 and let us know any issues you face.

You can have a look at what came in our previous beta version here.

We have got tremendous responses from our users. Some of you have reported issues that you experienced and we are fixing them in different releases. Now, let’s have a look at what changes we are bringing to the new Helix Ultimate RC 1 in the changelog below.

Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 Changelog:

  • New: Full-width blog layout option in the blog settings
  • New: Element invisible class added
  • Update: Bootstrap updated to the latest v5.0.1
  • Fix: Contact form overwrite compatibility issue in Joomla 3 and Joomla 4
  • Fix: Form validation issue fixed in Joomla 3 and Joomla 4
  • Fix: Popup issue in Privacy & Terms modal
  • Fix: Blog details overwrite issue in Joomla 4
  • Fix: Search (Finder) overwrite issue
  • Fix: Table field issue Joomla 4
  • Fix: Image link issue in the menu item
  • Fix: Overwrite issue in Joomla 4 tags
  • Fix: Featured article overwrite issue in Joomla 4
  • Fix: Countdown timer responsive issue in Coming Soon page
  • Fix: Several CSS issues in the blog

Full-Width Blog Layout Option

By default, the blog detail page layout will be in a container. But, some of you might want a full-width blog detail page. For that particular reason, we have added a new option to enable a full-width layout in the blog settings. You can easily turn off the container layout and set a full-width layout.

How to Set Full-width Blog Detail Page Layout

When you are logged in to your website, go to Extensions > Templates. Click on the template you are using, open the Template Option.

Now, on the Template Option panel, go to Blog > Details, find the Full-width Layout option at the bottom. Enable it and see the changes instantly. Congratulations! You have your blog detail page in full-width layout now.

Get Latest Bootstrap Support (v5.0.1)

Previously, in our Helix Ultimate 2.0 beta 2, we have given full support for Bootstrap 5. Now, since the new version of Bootstrap 5.0.1 is released, we have updated Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 with Bootstrap (v5.0.1) as well. Enjoy the new enhancements of the latest Bootstrap in the Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1. 

Several More Fixes and Improvements

Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 fixes several issues and makes some necessary improvements. We have fixed contact form overwrite compatibility and form validation issues in Joomla 3 and Joomla 4. Popup issue in Privacy & Terms modal, Countdown timer issue in Coming Soon page, blog details override issue in Joomla 4, and several more issues that we’ve discovered and you have reported.

Helix Ultimate is the finest Joomla template framework ever to arrive in Joomla. The new Helix Ultimate 2.0 is going to take it to the next level. Creating web pages in Joomla has been already easier. Now it is going to be far more modern, advanced, and rich with functionality. 

Test this Helix ultimate 2.0 RC 1 and do let us know your thoughts in the comment. Please report any issues you may face while testing this version. And again, please do not use this version on a live site. Good luck.

Try Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1

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.
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ssnobben
1 year ago
Horray!
Carlos Miguel Soria
Carlos Miguel Soria
1 year ago
I see some improvements, but they still do not take into account certain recommendations such as:

1.) Option to change the background image in Left Modal option.
2.) When choosing a Header, the sections should be created in the layout so that you can edit them to your liking.
3.) The template animation for when working with anchors should be slower, the change looks very aggressive.
4.) There should be a presentation option for the search button in some options of the header to which the search is enabled in the traditional way the template is overloaded.
5.) There should be an option to change the colors of the social icons on hovering, as well as the contact information.
6.) There is an error in the presentation of the blog, it shows that the image is incomplete if one enables a main article to be displayed and then 2 columns of articles http://www.carlsoria.com/helix/index.php/ blog-list

Those would be my observations
Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif
1 year ago
Thank you so much again for your recommendation. We are improving Helix Ultimate 2.0 gradually.
Marco Heinski
Marco Heinski
1 year ago
Congratulations!!!! To Infinity and Beyond!!!
Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif
1 year ago
Thank you so much. Please stay with us.
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BenL
1 year ago
There is any chance to see demo for this new version?
Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif
1 year ago
There's no live demo yet. Please test it in a local environment.
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joomleb
1 year ago
Hi guys,
I want to test it in depth to check all the bugs fixing I reported.
I want to do it on a copy of my main live site where right now I have installed last Helix Ultimate 1.1.4.
Please, What is the right way to update Helix Ultimate to the 2.0 RC1 ?
Just to install 2.0 RC1 over the HU 1.1.4 ?!?
Please, Can you give us all tricks / tips we have to pay attention ?
Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif
1 year ago
Please test it in a local environment. It is not recommended to use it on a live site.
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Alvaro
1 year ago
Please FIX this issues is very important be solve for first release.
https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/issues/162
https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/issues/160
Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif
1 year ago
Thank you so much for your feedback. We will fix the issue.
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David
1 year ago
In the error log admin

[03-Jul-2021 10:39:13 America/Phoenix] PHP Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/localhost/public_html/plugins/system/helixultimate/src/Platform/Helper.php on line 348

what does this mean
Amjad Rana
Amjad Rana
1 year ago
Please create an issue in our Github link with details infromation.
https://github.com/JoomShaper/helix-ultimate/issues
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Alvaro
1 year ago
Creating Issues on GitHub is useless because they do not solve it, instead they close it by giving explanations that instead of solving complicate things. For example, to solve the first case that I presented, they had to delete a hexadecimal code in the plugin, for the second one, I only had to add a conditional that declares whether preset.xml exists in the template or not. That solution would have served the entire community. If you present PR, the same thing happens. I do not understand why they request feedback if they are going to discard it
Alexander Hammer
Alexander Hammer
1 year ago
Any idea when the final release will be ready?

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