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Helix Ultimate beta is now available to test

16 January 2018
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Helix Ultimate beta is now available to test

It has been an amazing week since we released Helix Ultimate alpha. There were lots of excitements and overwhelming celebrations. All of these inspired us so much. We know, now you are waiting for the next stage of the Helix Ultimate release procedure. According to its launch timeline, today is the beta release date. And here comes Helix Ultimate beta. 

We have improved the existing features and fixed all the known issues. But point to be noted, some of the issue fixations are still in progress, will be fixed in the coming versions of Helix Ultimate.

So, here comes the beta version of your most awaited Joomla template framework Helix Ultimate. We are continuously working hard to make it more and more perfect and stable. Meanwhile, we request you to test the beta version of Helix Ultimate and send us the feedback. Together we will make Helix Ultimate the ultimate frontier of Joomla website development. Stay with us and keep testing Helix Ultimate.

System requirements

  • Joomla 3.8
  • PHP 5.6 or more
  • Fresh Joomla installation

Don't use Helix Ultimate beta in any of your live sites. Install it only with a fresh Joomla instance.

Release timeline

  • Release of Alpha version--> January 10, 2018
  • Release of Beta version--> January 16, 2018
  • Release of RC version--> January 25, 2018
  • Release of Stable version--> February 15, 2018

Take Helix ultimate beta to a test drive now

Comments (75)

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Rubicon
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Great news!

Arafat Bin Sultan
Arafat Bin Sultan    Rubicon
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Yes, thanks. Please check it and let us know your feedback

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lukmankc
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Whats New??
Vertical Menu Ready?

Marc Dechèvre
Marc Dechèvre
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What about AMP. Will it be integrated ?
(you spoke about it late 2017)

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Mr Stuart Forrester
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Interesting - so is it just the plugins that are updated to beta? My download shows the template as still Alpha?

Arafat Bin Sultan
Arafat Bin Sultan    Mr Stuart Forrester
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The template is Beta as well. Could you please download and try again?

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Mackie
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Why does not "Coming soon" appear on the site after turning on? Why does not it work?

Arafat Bin Sultan
Arafat Bin Sultan    Mackie
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The "Coming Soon" template is not given, that's why it's not appearing. Thanks.

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wccweb
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Hi,
FYI - When trying to add an image background in the "Layout Builder" the options dialog closes before it can be applied, therefore the background image does not work. I have tried it in different browsers with the same result.

Thanks

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    wccweb
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Thanks, we will check it and fix asap.

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wccweb    Paul Frankowski
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Thanks,
Could this be PHP related? I am running 7.0.20.

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wccweb    wccweb
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Have just tried on PHP 5.6.33 - same result.
looking forward to the fix so I can test further.

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Giannis
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Gongratulations for your efforts!
Is there any chance for adding a sidebar fixed menu like other templates?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Giannis
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We are consider this option as well. I hope it will be development in one of upcoming updates. Thanks.

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Mackie
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Could you add a couple more animations to the "Preloader"? One of the desired effects you can see on the site, clicking on this link:

https://orion-15.myshopify.com/

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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You mean blinking name of website.

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Mackie
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Please, add also in Helix Ultimate the ability to set transparency for any background color.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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It's on our list to do, but I cannot promise you that it will be in 1.0 version, maybe in 1.1

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Mackie    Paul Frankowski
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OK. I hope. Thank you.

Isabella_David's
Isabella_David's
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Congratulations ultimate joomshaper .

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Isabella_David's
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thanks

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Mackie
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Joomshaper, could you add additional 2000 icons "Ico Font" to Helix Ultimate?

http://icofont.com

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Mackie
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Will the Helix Ultimate 1.0 stable version be compatible with Joomla 4?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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I will ask in other way, is Joomla 4.0 stable yet?
Our goal is to make compatible, but we all have to wait for Joomla 4.0 version at least RC.

JG
Julius Gashumba
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Will all your templates be updated to Helix Ultimate?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Julius Gashumba
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This is not "update" , it request much more effort, different Bootstrap etc. For sure new templates will be based on it, about old templates we have to think which ones.
For sure not all, maybe some of them.

Mo Ahmed
Mo Ahmed
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Your release cycles for tests are really short - is it worth waiting a week or two in order to iron out bugs before releasing?

15 days seem really fast to go from Alpha -> Stable.

Maybe a few more days for a more polished release as people will almost certainly dive straight in and make live websites?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mo Ahmed
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Yes, I am also little bit scary. But I hope team will handle this code marathon.
Beside 1.1, 1.2 it will come out

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    Mo Ahmed
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You speak from my heart!!!

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    pepperstreet
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Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mo Ahmed
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Because we want to developer the high quality product we decided to change release date. Every extra day is big bonus for us, to improve code. Thanks.

Isabella_David's
Isabella_David's
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pls in this helix ultimate.. how can i make my image to cover lager ares view this link

[img]https://drive.google.com/open?id=105qwKvRuhYKYSnFXmCkhwF0C21v_tDLC[/img]

Isabella_David's
Isabella_David's    Isabella_David's
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Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Isabella_David's
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It depends on:
1) what image resolution you used
2) What background options were set
3) Is it this same Section/Row or maybe two different.

Isabella_David's
Isabella_David's    Paul Frankowski
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Main Menu>>New>>Track
Background Image FOR title ''Track'' image resolution IS 1920X1980
https://drive.google.com/open?id=101tcFK15VNRKgMQjnXNhI7e7GHWMYbYW

Thanks handsome Paul

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Isabella_David's
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Thanks. All clear now. Your image was used only for Header, for section with Page Title. If you need image below you have to use background image for section with component view.
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In next 2 weeks we will produce some videos.
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Have a nice evening

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Serik    Paul Frankowski
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Hello, I think it would not be a bad idea to create a video on the creation of a site on Helix Ultimat, According to the demo of the template. and touch upon some points. Such a video from the developers would be great.

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developer@azflse.org
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how much longer are you all going to continue to support Helix3 and all of its components? And what Joomla release will be the last one supported too?

Thank you and keep up the great work!

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    developer@azflse.org
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As long as it will be possible and necessary. As you might noticed, from time to time, we update also Helix II. Let's wait what Joomla 4.0 will bring to us. More details we will share in upcoming post about Helix Ultimate stable.
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Some answers where in that blog post: https://www.joomshaper.com/blog/helix-ultimate-features-release-date

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    developer@azflse.org
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A very important and crucial question!

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Siam Naulak
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Thank you once again to JoomShaper and team.

I have a small suggestion. It will be really nice to highlight the selected column in Layout Builder as shown below. Sometimes we got confuse which column we are using.

[img]https://imgur.com/a/TYLia[/img]

SN
Siam Naulak    Siam Naulak
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Sorry, this is the link - https://imgur.com/a/TYLia

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Siam Naulak
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Fully agree with you I will ask, thanks.

SN
Siam Naulak
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Also... It will be great if there's Column spacing option, like this https://imgur.com/a/v4Vxj

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Siam Naulak
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Yes, that sounds reasonable, I will ask. Thanks.

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Mackie
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I support post # 4396!

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Mackie
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In the Layout settings for the "Header" section, I turned on the "Fluid Width" option. After that, the information in this section on the site was displayed on the entire width of the screen. Also, I need the "Main Body" section also to be displayed to the full width of the screen and for this section I also turned on the "Fluid Width" option, but on the site the "Main Body" section for some reason did not appear on the entire width of the screen. Why? How can I make this section also appear on the entire width of the screen?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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Thanks, we will check this area.

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Mackie    Paul Frankowski
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I did not test the other sections, so I recommend that you also check the remaining areas for the absence of this problem.

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Mackie
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Add, in the "Logo" settings, the ability to set animation for the logo when the mouse cursor is pointing at the logo and / or is pressed.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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Sorry but we are not Pixar Studio to make fancy animations for every object. You have to be more serious with your requests.

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Mackie    Paul Frankowski
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Mackie
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How do I prevent an icon from appearing on Desktop on the site on the right (which is responsible for the "offcanvas" position)? Why does not Helix have any settings for it?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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You mean [=] menu? It's feature known from Helix3, so check in current documentation.

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    Paul Frankowski
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Bug confirmed. The "Burger" menu icon does not disappear. The Navigation setting "Menu Type" -> "MegaMenu" should display the megamenu only. But it shows the main menu AND the burger icon.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    pepperstreet
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Confirmed also. Thanks. Yes, will be fixed soon.

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Mackie
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If there is no such option, then I suggest adding it.

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Mackie
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Is it possible to set the width in pixels or percentage for certain sections?
If there is no such option, then I suggest adding it.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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Not planned. We use BT4 layout, there are pre-defined grid, columns only.
More: https://getbootstrap.com/docs/4.0/layout/overview/

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yo_ray
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Thanks for your great work

What i miss
1) option to style offcanvas in menu
2) style options for menu design (like boxes, lines above or below, ...indiviualize the menu design)
3) social icon for instagram

Thx

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    yo_ray
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ad 1 and 2) those are task for template designer, we produce raw framework.
ad 3) I asked.

Qbik
Qbik
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nice work, but not to fast?
In media manager to choose image You need to click on checkbox not image - its not intuitive

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Qbik
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Thanks Kuba, it will be fixed.

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Tomasz
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I can't see website in frontpage editing. Only white-blank area and template edit menu on left side. After saving- no change.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Tomasz
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Turn On Error Reporting to Maximum in Global Configuration.
Maybe one of modules published on homepage causes problems.
I suggest to check with Single Article view.

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Tomasz    Paul Frankowski
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I did what you suggest, but no change.
(With single article its not working too. Header is also invisible - before I was using one of the example page template from Sp page builder 2.5.4)

Only error report on website (without frontend editing, just homepage):

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$column_type in .../plugins/system/helixultimate/core/helixultimate.php on line 276
Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$name in .../plugins/system/helixultimate/core/helixultimate.php on line 278
Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$column_type in...

I did what you suggest, but no change.
(With single article its not working too. Header is also invisible - before I was using one of the example page template from Sp page builder 2.5.4)

Only error report on website (without frontend editing, just homepage):

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$column_type in .../plugins/system/helixultimate/core/helixultimate.php on line 276
Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$name in .../plugins/system/helixultimate/core/helixultimate.php on line 278
Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$column_type in .../plugins/system/helixultimate/core/helixultimate.php on line 276
Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$name in ..../plugins/system/helixultimate/core/helixultimate.php on line 278

I'm using clean Joomla 3.8.3 installation +SP pagebuilder 2.5.4, PHP 7.

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Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Tomasz
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ok, thanks for error messages, it will be quicker for us to find source of problem.

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Hjalte
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Dont know if its been suggested but could you add option for Sticky footer

Attach a footer to the bottom of the viewport when page content is short.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Hjalte
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I will ask, We cannot promise you to add this into 1.0, but maybe in 1.1

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claudevips
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It was spoken at a time ago that the layout contributor would receive changes, with new possibilities.

I installed the alpha version and it seems that nothing has changed, there are still the same limitations, for example more than one line per session, or also put elements above and below the main content of the site.

Will not this still be possible in Ultimate?

Congratulations on the work!

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    claudevips
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This topic was about Beta, not Alpha. Yes, I wait for this feature as well.

JG
Julius Gashumba
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Template Options opening in a separate window is just temporary, right? It seems very unintuitive to have it open in a separate window from the template editing window..

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Julius Gashumba
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Thanks for your comment. It's because we load there our toolbar and front-end site, we do not need files from Joomla Admin there. Almost this same solution it's inside WordPress.

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StartMeUP
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Hi.
Will it be possible to set main menu as vertical and fixed on the left ? And website content scrolling up and down while the vertical nav bar stays fixed on the left ?

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creative-resort
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Great work!
Is there a way to have base templates (styles) and child templates, that inherit from a template they are based on?

Copying and modifying a style would create a maintenance nightmare if I have ten different templates and e.g. need to change common parts, like the header.

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