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Helix Ultimate RC 3 is here with new features and fixes

12 February 2018
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Helix Ultimate RC 3 is here with new features and fixes

Howdy, all! Hopefully, it was a great weekend. Welcome back from our dev table. And today we are issuing another release candidate of Helix Ultimate. Keeping a track on the user feedback, we are discovering a lot of suggestions and improvements every day. Helix Ultimate release candidate 3 is here to give you an opportunity to check the latest stuff in the template framework.

What's new?

Helix Ultimate RC 3 comes with several notable new features such as SP Page Builder support, custom style option, 8 color presets, and a ‘Close’ button on the sidebar. Other enhancements include bug fixes and PHP 7.2 compatibility.

Helix Ultimate RC 3 comes with 8 color presets.

Figure: Helix Ultimate RC 3 comes with 8 color presets.

Changelog

  • Added close button to the sidebar
  • SP Page Builder support added
  • Import bug fixed
  • CSS and JS compression issues fixed
  • PHP 7.2 compatibility added
  • Added 8 color presets
  • Added custom style option
  • Fixed all known bugs

Each experimental version adds new enhancements to Helix Ultimate. You are invited to play with this RC version and also requested to share your experience with us. Thank you, happy developing!

System requirements

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

Don't use ‘Helix Ultimate RC 3’ in any of your live sites. Try it only with a fresh Joomla instance.

Release timeline

Take Helix Ultimate RC 3 to a test drive now

Arafat Bin Sultan

Arafat Bin Sultan

Arafat is a tech-enthusiast with a keen interest in space, photography, and video making.

Comments (48)

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Justin
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Is AMP going to be included with Ultimate?

Arafat Bin Sultan
Arafat Bin Sultan    Justin
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AMP is something notably different, so we won't include it globally. We may plan to provide separate templates for AMP, but not sure yet. Thanks.

Syed H
Syed H    Arafat Bin Sultan
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It would be a considerable option to have it integrated which will for certain set Ultimate aside for everyone trying to stand in line. There will be no comparison.

Hope to see more awesomeness coming along the way...

Best Regards,
Syed H

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gourou
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I'v tried to add language switcher in header top2 top3 top 1 position but no one is working. Also is aAny possibility to edit this area in layout builder and change columns number and position left right middle as normal bloc layout?

thanks in advance

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    gourou
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I tested, and when I added top1, top2, and top3 I was able to publish there language module with flags.
But I agree that when I used Predefined header it wasn't possible. We will check.

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ardeshir
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why helix ultimate dont support RTL pages or templates?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    ardeshir
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Checking issue. thanks.

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Mackie
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1. Why can not the "Main Body" section (Left + Component + Right) be made to the full width of the screen? In the settings of this section, I turned on the "Fluid Width" option, but nothing changed. It is necessary that the left modular position is in the left edge of the screen, the right one at the right edge of the screen, and the component in the middle. The width of each modular position must be dependent on the selected parameters. But now it does not work out that way. I'm writing about this problem four times, starting with the alpha version. Will this problem be solved?

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1. Why can not the "Main Body" section (Left + Component + Right) be made to the full width of the screen? In the settings of this section, I turned on the "Fluid Width" option, but nothing changed. It is necessary that the left modular position is in the left edge of the screen, the right one at the right edge of the screen, and the component in the middle. The width of each modular position must be dependent on the selected parameters. But now it does not work out that way. I'm writing about this problem four times, starting with the alpha version. Will this problem be solved?

See example (jpeg):
https://cdn1.savepice.ru/uploads/2018/2/13/64d2d4dd06fc78d0cc0cec4f8c36251b-full.jpg

2. It is very inconvenient when, when you click on the "Basic" section, the "Logo" tab is opened. It would be more convenient if all the default tabs were closed.

3. Where did the "Preloader" effect options disappear? For example, in Helix Ultimate Alpha 1, you could choose one effect from several options. Why now there is no such possibility?

4. Can you add an option to change the scrolling speed up for "Go to Top".

5. Add, please, the ability to delete certain modular positions from the section using the "Delete" button. Add this button to the settings of the module positions.

6. In "Helix Ultimate" I initially noticed that when trying to change the number and width of modular positions in a section (when, when you hover the cursor on the corresponding icon, there are different options, for example, 3 + 3 + 3 + 3, 3 + 6 + 3, etc.), this pop-up menu immediately disappears if the mouse cursor has not dropped vertically from the icon. It is very uncomfortable! Very annoying when you have to "aim" and hold the mouse cursor vertically, so that this menu does not disappear. For example, I hovered the mouse over the icon - a pop-up menu appeared with options for modular locations, and for example, I want to move the mouse cursor immediately to the option "2 + 10" or "2 + 8 + 2" - at the moment it does not work so , because the menu immediately disappears. Think of some solution to eliminate this inconvenience.

7. In media manager in "Helix Ultimate" is not very convenient way to select the image. Now, to select an image, you need to move the mouse cursor over the flag and click on it. It seems to me (and, incidentally, someone already wrote about this in previous test versions of "Helix Ultimate"), which would be much more convenient to do the same as in the media manager Joomla, where to select an image it's just enough to click on the desired image and everything, no checkboxes! Why in "Helix Ultimate" need a checkbox, if you can select only one image?

8. Why in the "Presets" section there is still no possibility to save your own preset with a custom name and why it is not possible to edit an existing preset in this section?

9. Question about the "Import & Export" section: what do I need to enter in the field above the "Import Settings" button? Could you give an example?

10. In the "Coming Soon" page settings, the "Enable Coming Soon" option is turned off. Why is the "Coming Soon" page displayed on the site when the site is off? Check and fix.

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lukmankc
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vertical menu not yet implemented

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    lukmankc
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Indeed, not yet. But it will be added in future after all main core features will be polished. We know that many users asked about it.

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Francis
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I wish there was option to have "Left-Top" and "Right-top" module postions similar to the attached image. This is available in Vertex Framework.
http://www.the-themes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/joomla-spa-salon-massage-appointment-template-salonnspa-module-positions.jpg

Qbik
Qbik
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still missing custom settings for layout, and possibilities to add 2 lines for section for example like in PB 2+10+2+6+6.
Are You going to implement them to Ultimate?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Qbik
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Maybe in near future.
By now...
we added two NEW positions: content-top and content-bottom
they are above and below component.

Goran
Goran
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Here is one bug. If you copy helix template and have second language installed when going to live edit you get this:
https://prnt.sc/idzicj

Krzysztof
Krzysztof    Goran
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Please click save button then this error will disappear

Goran
Goran    Krzysztof
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Unfortunately when I click on Save button nothing happens, I have tried with chrome, firefox and edge, but again this is not stable version so I cant complain to much.
But if everything goes as announced by you I am gonna give you some money

I have one question on which I need answer and it is related to SP page builder and helix:
Since helix framework has its own css and sp page builder has its own how does that affect on page load speed. To be precise I have noticed while playing with SP page builder 2.5 (it was pro version) that all the css files were located into few little larger...

Unfortunately when I click on Save button nothing happens, I have tried with chrome, firefox and edge, but again this is not stable version so I cant complain to much.
But if everything goes as announced by you I am gonna give you some money

I have one question on which I need answer and it is related to SP page builder and helix:
Since helix framework has its own css and sp page builder has its own how does that affect on page load speed. To be precise I have noticed while playing with SP page builder 2.5 (it was pro version) that all the css files were located into few little larger css files will I be able to reduce loaded css files to only ones I need/have created with sp page builder and put them together into template css files.

Thank you Krzysztof!

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Goran
Goran    Goran
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I mean will sp page builder allow that and does spp have some css ids of created blocks et.

Thank you again!

Goran
Goran    Goran
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Oh man I though that you were admin LOL! I am sorry Krzysztof.

BassLast
BassLast
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got a white screen

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    BassLast
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You have to enable Showing errors to MAX to see any message, white/blank screen doesn't help us much.

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michael
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Will I be able to update this RC version to the Stable version?

Krzysztof
Krzysztof    michael
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I think it will be possible Don't worry

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    michael
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yes, from RC1 > RC2 > RC3 > Stable .
But in general we never suggested to use any of those test versions for real project.

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michael    Paul Frankowski
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that's why I want to be able to update it ... I'm working on a new project, and the stable version comes soon ....

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Mazor Wiedman
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I've tried the template but there it doesn't have RTL suport and the background image is only available in boxed layout so I've went back to halix 3.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mazor Wiedman
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About RTL - checking.
In Helix3 background option also in general was used for real background behind template area.
Anyway, if you want to use BG image inside layout use BG options from Sections.

Krzysztof
Krzysztof
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Hello,

What do you think ?
Helix Ultimate Left Menu should be resizable, rather than being a fixed size, so that editors can take up more or less of the screen.

Thanks

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Krzysztof
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Hi, I fully agree with you. I hope in next updates it will get this feature, like SPPB 3 have it.

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paul
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I would like to say - take your time, don't rush. Not even the slightest.

I like the potential you guys offer, but you have a tendency to release things before they're truly ready, and often with issues that should really be fixed before you go stable release. It gets very frustrating sometimes.

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    paul
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Unfortunately, I have to agree with you.
IMHO, this is far away from a Helix3 successor. I see no benefit or improvements, at least nothing that justifies to switch to this framework on Joomla! v3.x

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michael
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I don't get the Typographie - see my example, i have "body = 14 pt, normal" und "H1 = 14 pt, bold" ... and the size of the headline is 3 times the bodytext!

http://test.ferienwohnung-dana.de/pic.png

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Mackie
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Will there be a response to post # 4607?

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creative-resort
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Hi, is inheritance between templates/layouts available?

j4media
j4media
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I updated to RC 3 on Joomla 3.8.5 and Helix no longer works. The problem I have is when I click on 'Template Options', then try to click on any sub option like 'Basic', 'Preset', etc. nothing happens. I also noticed that when I click on 'Template Options' it no longer opens up in a new window so I can't get back to the Joomla Admin Console unless I hit the back button.

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Bugera
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- If you select a mobile logo - it is displayed two logo
- Add the viber icon (at least through IcoMoon)
- Make a choice to fasten either a panel with a logo and a menu, or a panel with contacts
- Import settings - dont work (use Chrome browser)

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Denarie
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I updated to RC 3 on Joomla 3.8 and now i can't access to the administration page, the index boddy content nothing.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Denarie
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In that case delete template and plugin files manually using FTP.
Probably there was conflict with one of extension which you had.

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Martin
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Hi,

great job.
Maybe it's possible to show a cookie hint.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Martin
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we can consider it in upcoming updates, so far use cookie module instead. thanks

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Smel
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If not mistaken the major drawback with this framework is that we cannot delete/rename columns in a row nor can we move the columns across the rows.
Also there are too many elements that are hard-coded into the framework that makes it a hurdle for the beginners to achieve even the basic changes.
In that sense instead of placing columns in top, header and footer rows as module positions they could be modules. This may offer some flexibility to some extent.
There are many backs and forts between Helix, page builder, modules and menus. That means you should open at least 4 tabs in a browser.

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Mackie
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Personally, I in some ways agree with the previous comment.

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Dennis Menger
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Runs Helix Ultimate only with a fresh joomla instance? Why?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Dennis Menger
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it doesn't have to fresh. just make sure there is no "old" helix there.

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zaraza
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go to top & preloader don't work

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Hjalte
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When adding a logo to Mobile Logo its shows both default and mobile on iphone.

dont know if this has been fixed, just noticed on 1.0 RC

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Rickard19
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I noticed there is a spacing issue with the hours under basic, if you do a space and type info, there is no space on front end.

Any thought to my comment in the other post regarding a preview for how the site would look on other devices like you have with your demo templates?

On a mobile device, the coming soon page looks ok but the actual site doesn't look like it's sizing correctly.

Also I put in a JavaScript to break out of frames. The problem is, it kills the left frame to make any changes. Any thoughts on a fix

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Alexandr Slabodkin
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How do I make a title, text to a photo? in materials \ blog options

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Dennis Menger
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Is it possible to publish other modules in position 1 or 2?

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