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.

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