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Helix Ultimate RC 2 comes with a closer look at the future

07 February 2018
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Helix Ultimate RC 2 comes with a closer look at the future

I know, this announcement comes as a big surprise to you. Our products empower you to think outside the box, and we always want to provide something more than you expect from us. That’s why today we’re presenting the second release candidate (RC 2) version of your beloved Helix Ultimate. This is just another step towards our journey to a robust stable version of the template framework.

Helix Ultimate RC 2 mainly focuses on fixes and improvements. It offers a better experience with the export-import feature, mega menu, media manager, comments, and more.  

Helix Ultimate RC 2 changelogs

  • Export-import issue fixed
  • Mega menu compatibility issue with Helix3 fixed
  • Media manager issue fixed
  • Blog image option issue fixed
  • Comment system changed
  • Removed Ajax plugin

Now we are a lot closer to the final stable release of Helix Ultimate. You all are invited to test this RC version and requested to share your feedback with us. Thanks in advance, happy developing!

System requirements

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

Don't use ‘Helix Ultimate RC 2’ in any of your live sites. Try it only with a fresh Joomla instance.

Release timeline

Take Helix Ultimate RC 2 to a test drive now

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Comments (39)

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Jean-Marc Burri
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Thank you so much for this guys... Appreciate all your hard work done so far. Really loved Helix 3 but Helix Ultimate will be so much more... Thank you very much for this!!

Happy Customer, Sincerely
Jean-Marc

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Jean-Marc Burri
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Thanks. In stable version will be more improvements.

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Mackie
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Hello! I managed to test a little "Helix Ultimate RC-2" and here's what I can say:

1 Add Viber to social icons.

2. Add the ability to specify several conventional phones and some mobile phones in "Contact Info".

3. In the media manager, make the current appearance of the checkbox a little faster than it is now.

4. Why is the selected background image not displayed on the frontend on the Error page 404?

5. In the "Presets" section, 1 preset is displayed by default. But why is there still no possibility to save a new (additional) preset with a custom name in the same list of presets so...

Hello! I managed to test a little "Helix Ultimate RC-2" and here's what I can say:

1 Add Viber to social icons.

2. Add the ability to specify several conventional phones and some mobile phones in "Contact Info".

3. In the media manager, make the current appearance of the checkbox a little faster than it is now.

4. Why is the selected background image not displayed on the frontend on the Error page 404?

5. In the "Presets" section, 1 preset is displayed by default. But why is there still no possibility to save a new (additional) preset with a custom name in the same list of presets so that you can choose another preset at any time?

6. How to make Predefined Headers the full width of the screen?

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Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
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Hi Mackie.
ad1) Viber - we cannot, there is no such icon in font awesome collection.
ad 2) You can publish there your own custom module with any content.
ad 3) Thanks, I will ask developer
we have to check...fix

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Mackie    Paul Frankowski
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[we have to check...fix]

Paul, you mean items 4, 5, 6?

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Mackie    Paul Frankowski
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[ad1) Viber - we cannot, there is no such icon in font awesome collection.]

https://fontawesome.com/icons?d=gallery&;q=viber&m=free

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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but there is FontAwesome 4.7, not 5

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Mackie
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7. In the alpha version of Helix Ultimate, in the "Basic" section, it was possible to select from the list any "Preloader" effect and specify "Background color" and "Text Color". Why in Helix Ultimate RC-2 there is no such possibility?

8. It seems to me that in the media manager it would be much better and more convenient if the choice of the image occurred by clicking on a specific image, rather than by selecting the check box. The image clicked and everything, and to select the checkbox - you need to "aim".

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Mackie
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9. On the "Coming soon" page above the login and password, I suggest adding one more field for the user content. Such user content can be, for example, the text "Only the administrator can authorize on this page" - so if a normal registered user understands that while the "Coming soon" page is displayed, he can not be authorized, since only the administrator has access. This is of great importance (for the sake of the customers' peace of mind, so that they do not think that their accounts have been deleted), if there is an online store on the site.

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Mackie
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10. Please add to the settings of the "Coming soon" page (in addition to the existing functions) the ability to separately specify the color of each text on this page.

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Mackie
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11. Why when I turn off the display of social icons on the page "Coming soon", the form for entering the login and password is shifted to the left, and does not remain centered?

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Mackie
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12. Add the option "Do not display the number of days" in the settings for the "Coming soon" page - in this case only the number of hours, minutes and seconds will be displayed.

13. Add the ability to set the size of social icons on the page "Coming soon". Now they are quite small. It would be great if the administrator could at his own discretion set the size of social icons in this page.

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Mackie
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14. How on the page "Coming soon" translate into Russian the words "Days", "Hours", Minutes, "Seconds"?

It should be like this:
Days - Дни
Hours- Часы
Minutes - Минуты
Seconds - Секунды

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mackie
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Have you ever heard about template language file?
HELIX_ULTIMATE_DAY="Day"
HELIX_ULTIMATE_DAYS="Days"
HELIX_ULTIMATE_HOUR="Hour"
HELIX_ULTIMATE_HOURS="Hours"
HELIX_ULTIMATE_MINUTE="Mimnute"
HELIX_ULTIMATE_MINUTES="Minutes"
HELIX_ULTIMATE_SECOND="Second"
HELIX_ULTIMATE_SECONDS="Seconds"

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Mackie    Paul Frankowski
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Thanks, I managed to fix it. Tell me why in the settings of the page "Coming Soon" you can specify only the date, but you can not specify the time? Can you add the ability to specify the time as needed?

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Mackie
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Sorry, there is no such feature. You can set a date and it will turn out as time if the date is shorter than a day.

LB
Leo Baker
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When using this template Helix r2.0 Ultimate with ACYMAILING component/plugin, if you go to components>Acymailing> then go to users or newsletters, list. If you try and edit, copy delte from the toolbar you get an error to "Please make a selection".

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Yury
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error when editing menu items in the admin panel - "syntax error, unexpected '}', expecting end of file"

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yo_ray
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Hi

1) it is nice to have now more social icons. Maybe a next step to more options for social icons would be a possibility to set the color for each social icon (if its wanted for hover for fb in dark blue, youtube red, twitter light blue and so on)
2) also it would be great to get the possibility to set the different options for offcanvas in presets (so that we can choose the offcanvas background, text color, hover, active)
3) i dont know exactly what happened if this is just a little mistake that appears on my side. i changed the body font in typography from the setted roboto to...

Hi

1) it is nice to have now more social icons. Maybe a next step to more options for social icons would be a possibility to set the color for each social icon (if its wanted for hover for fb in dark blue, youtube red, twitter light blue and so on)
2) also it would be great to get the possibility to set the different options for offcanvas in presets (so that we can choose the offcanvas background, text color, hover, active)
3) i dont know exactly what happened if this is just a little mistake that appears on my side. i changed the body font in typography from the setted roboto to helvetica and then the sites article from the joomla example content didnt show up anymore
4) it is really great to get predefined headers in layout but i cant change/switch the logo/menu (think i just have to deactivate predefined and add a new header which i want
5) in basic at the logo it would be nice to get an option to set a second logo left or rigth or below the first main logo (maybe with an activate second logo option which activate the options for the secondary logo)

Thanks for your great work!

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Smel
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Widely used elements like logo, search, social icons, contact, copyright could come as built-in add-ons so that Joomshaper templates would have more editing options.
Also we are having difficulties with header and footer editing. Currently they offer no flexibilities.

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Mackie
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15. Add the ability to change the scrolling speed up for the "Go to Top" button.

16. Why after I deleted all the sections (except "Predefined Headers") in the "Layout Builder" section, it is not possible to create sections again?

porscha
porscha
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Hello guys. Very big surprise with this second version of RC. I still think that Column option has to be more flexible - someone should be able to choose any column layout from 1 do 12 columns, not only the predefined column variations.
For Viber icon - there is viber icon in font awesome.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    porscha
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https://fontawesome.com/v4.7.0/icons/
- no viber I checked yesterday and today. And won't be until we use v4.7

porscha
porscha    Paul Frankowski
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Oh sorry, now I see, I did not know that you used v.4.7. In v5.0.3 they have added it

porscha
porscha
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Forgot one more thing but there is no edit option in the forum. Menu when is sticky jumps a little, when you scroll down the page. Ca something be done with it to be more smooth

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    porscha
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Yes, I noticed it. Yesterday I added as a new ticket to our dashboard. To check & fix.

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yaser
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Please add support for RTL language.

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    yaser
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Sure. It will add in Helix Ultimate. No worries.

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salvo86
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In my local test i receive this error when i try to set menu items 0 syntax error, unexpected '}' expecting end of file

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    salvo86
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What is your PHP version?

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bed
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I have the same problem : 0 syntax error, unexpected '}' expecting end of file

php version : 7.0.27

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    bed
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Did not see such an issue.

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Yury
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php 7.1.11, server nginx/1.12.2

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Arkadiy
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Hello. Installed RC 2, the admin interface buttons did not work. Disconnected
editor JCE, it all worked. Perhaps you will be useful. Thank you.

Goran
Goran
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Hello and great work so far!
Can you answer me this:

If I use Helix Ultimate (when stable version become available) with SP page builder right now on joomla 3.x will I be able to upgrade to joomla 4 (when stable is out) without recreating all the pages in that moment?

Thank you!

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ssnobben
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Great to see this progress!

What I miss is just a powerful slider like Wordpress Slider Revolution https://revolution.themepunch.com/#features and some snippets that could be picked up from there too http://littlesnippets.net/

Thks!

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Justin
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Were you still planning on adding AMP to Helix 4/Ultimate?

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bed
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I have the samezm error on PHP 7.1.13 : in menu edition with joomla 3.8.5 : 0 syntax error, unexpected '}' expecting end of file

Suanlian Tangpua
Suanlian Tangpua
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It looks really cool! Can't wait to install the stable version.

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