Helix3 v1.9 arrives with enhanced SEO, frontend blog options and more - JoomShaper

Helix3 v1.9 arrives with enhanced SEO, frontend blog options and more

03 February 2017
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Helix3 v1.9 arrives with enhanced SEO, frontend blog options and more

With more than 506K downloads, JoomShaper Helix3 continues to be the most amazing Joomla template framework to date. This is very inspiring to us. We’re always committed to offer the best possible experience with the Helix3 framework. That’s why we regularly update the piece. Today we are releasing Helix3 v1.9 with new blog features, enhanced SEO and more.

 

Let’s get a quick overview of the new improvements of Helix3 v1.9.

Frontend Helix Blog Option

While editing an article on the frontend, you used to get four tabs, Content, Publishing, Language and Metadata. On the frontend post editor, you could insert images inside the post body, but adding a banner image for the blog post was not possible. We’ve addressed this in the latest update. Now you will get Helix Blog Options on the frontend article edit panel. It will provide many other options besides blog feature image insertion.

 

Improved SEO

Helix3 v1.9, gets some significant improvements regarding search engine optimization (SEO). Logo h1 has been removed and blog title & meta description issues have been fixed. All of them will help your site be more visible to the search engines.

 

Auto Load Custom JS

If you use custom.js on your site, that will now load automatically. This new functionality has been added to Helix3 in the latest v1.9 update.

If you want to insert any JavaScript code on your site then you should insert this code in an external JS file which isn’t included in the default template. In past, you had to link the JS file to the template. Now you don’t need to link the new JS file anywhere, just create a custom.js file in the template’s JS folder and it will get automatically loaded on your site. We had this feature already for custom.css; now you will get it in for JS as well.

 

Changelogs

Helix3 Changelogs for v1.9
+ Helix Blog Options on frontend edit
+ Auto load custom.js if exists
+ WhatsApp social feature added
- CSS & JS compression issue fixed
- Logo h1 removed and SEO improved
- Blog page title and meta description issues fixed
- Heading and separator menu type link issues fixed
- Contact form is now responsive
- Hidden menu is improved
- Kunena frontend editing issue fixed
- Link CSS Style missing issue fixed
- Template image content addon in Helix3 updated
- Button, links and labels were disappearing in frontend editing (issue fixed)

So, try Helix3 v1.9 today and let us know your feedback. Thanks for being with JoomShaper. Happy developing.

Get Helix3 v1.9

 

Arafat Bin Sultan

Arafat Bin Sultan

Lead Content Developer
Arafat is the Lead Content Developer at JoomShaper. He is a tech-enthusiast by born with a keen interest in space, photography, and video making.

Comments (36)

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Vladss
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all my buttons have changed color after the update, instead D70050 steel blue!!! how to fix? such buttons on the site very much!!!!

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    Vladss
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Hi,
Did you changed / wrote your css/less in theme.less files ? or template.css file ?

Please note that, if you want to write or change any css or js please write or insert your code in templates/yourtemplate/css/custom.css and templates/yourtemplate/js/custom.js file. if custom.css and custom.js file isn't exist then create it. then you code won't dispear while you update.

- Thanks

pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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Yeah, frontend support!!! Long overdue!!! Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    pepperstreet
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Thanks for staying with JoomShaper

pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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Yeah #2, custom.js loads automatically. Finally!!! Should have been there since first release
No more index.php edits

Arafat Bin Sultan
Arafat Bin Sultan    pepperstreet
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Thanks for being with us. More good stuff are coming. Stay tuned!

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Serge
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Super !
You are great !
Translated article in french : Your text to link

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Serge
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Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    Serge
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Thanks

Magnytu2
Magnytu2
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Hi, Helix is great. But what it lacks and what makes a template is the menu. It would be necessary to have the choice of several formats of menus. Left or down. Hidden and that opens with a cross, etc ... Do not you think to do it?

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    Magnytu2
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Hi,
Thanks for your opinions. We will discuss this feature with the team.

- Thanks one again for staying with JoomShaper

CB
Carl Buahin
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Hi my helix3 template style is not opening after updating to version 1.9?
Any help pls

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    Carl Buahin
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Hi,
Could you please share your screenshot of your issues?

- Thanks

Abdulhalim
Abdulhalim
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What an interesting news Thank you

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Abdulhalim
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You are welcome.

TW
Tom Wounton
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Thank you!

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Tom Wounton
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You are welcome.

Chris Hall
Chris Hall
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Some great updates to a brilliant framework! All looking very good.

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Chris Hall
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Thanks. Hope you enjoy the updates.

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joel_m
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Nice! Well done. What component do you use in your downloads section?
https://www.joomshaper.com/downloads

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    joel_m
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It is a custom component for our site.

Andrea Maestrini
Andrea Maestrini
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Great news, when will be added the Instagram social feature? It's a pretty big lack in 2017...

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Andrea Maestrini
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Could you explain in detail?

JA
Jelte Arntzen
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Helix3 is absolutely great and was so even with the problems. Very happy with the h1-logo fix. Saves another step of hacking. Thanks.

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Jelte Arntzen
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You are welcome

T
Tomcoll
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Any sale events coming up?

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Tomcoll
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email at sales [at] joomshaper [dot] com

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Archibald
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http://s018.radikal.ru/i528/1702/7d/c36f6c0e84d3.png
Hello!
When rotate display on your phone or tablet menu is not stretched. How to fix?

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Archibald
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We will check. Also you report bugs here https://github.com/JoomShaper/Helix3/issues

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claudevips
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Until today I could never find the whatsapp feature

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    claudevips
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Will be added in next update.

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claudevips
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Helix should already have header options with various types of menus and headers

G
George
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Hi

You say that "...separator menu type link issues fixed" but issue remain.
When you make a menu ID as text separator if you click it return the front page.
Please check!

Regards

M
Mary
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Good afternoon, dear Helix team!
I'm working with your awesome framework many years, and now i was really surprised because the socials icons and language switcher don't like to be a links on mobile...in code and styles everything is okay... could you be so kind and help me to find the solution or mistake..Many thanks in advance!
(and the site is kite.su)

CW
Charlien Wolf
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Hi,

after updating to 1.9 my site is broke. All it shows is the news module and nothing else. Any idea how I can solve this problem? http://vsgg.de/images/Screenshot.png I now went back to my "old" version and it's running fine again.
As I said - help would me much appreciated!

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Carlos
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Excellent Job team as always!!!
I just want to report a little issue when anyone wants to "Copy Template" in Joomla "Templates Manager" (Extensions-> Templates->Templates"), there is a warning saying that language file couldn't be copied. This is the warning message:

Warning
JInstaller: :Install: File does not exist PATH_TO_WWW/tmp/template_copy_58dabc08e0f4a/en-GB.tpl_testing.ini

And of course all language labels in "Templates: Edit Styles" are lost!!!
In "templateDetails.xml" you verify that the language file is "en-GB.tpl_testing.ini", but maybe in the process of copying the template...

Excellent Job team as always!!!
I just want to report a little issue when anyone wants to "Copy Template" in Joomla "Templates Manager" (Extensions-> Templates->Templates"), there is a warning saying that language file couldn't be copied. This is the warning message:

Warning
JInstaller: :Install: File does not exist PATH_TO_WWW/tmp/template_copy_58dabc08e0f4a/en-GB.tpl_testing.ini

And of course all language labels in "Templates: Edit Styles" are lost!!!
In "templateDetails.xml" you verify that the language file is "en-GB.tpl_testing.ini", but maybe in the process of copying the template this files wasn't renamed appropriable.

Best regards.
Carlos

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