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Helix4 is coming soon: Share your suggestions with us!

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Helix4 is coming soon: Share your suggestions with us!

With the continuous wrath of introducing our user community to the best of the best, we are going to release a new version of the most popular Joomla templating framework Helix. The new helix4 is on its way to introduce a new era of Joomla website building with its all the amazing new features and functions. Today we are going to reveal the potential features of Helix4, and inviting your suggestions and thoughts on how we can improve the product along with what new features should be in the new release.

Some of the potential features of Helix4 are as follows:

  • Bootstrap 4
  • Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) support
  • New admin interface
  • Improved layout builder
  • Header variations
  • Footer variations
  • SVG logo option
  • Better mega menu builder
  • More blog options
  • Improved performance

These are the initial core features of Helix4. There are hundred more in our planning.

The expected release date of Helix4 is July 2017. We will definitely update the progress time to time. So, stay tuned.

What’s your expectation from Helix4?

The sole purpose of the upcoming major Helix framework version will be to fulfill your every single desire. That is why we would like to know your expectations and thoughts regarding Helix4. Please use the comment section below to share your suggestions with us on what features and functionalities you think should come along with the Helix4 framework.

Comments (306)

Django
Django
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Hi.
I think it would be very useful to add a functionnality to Helix, or SP Pagebuilder, to customize the titles (of Categories, articles and modules). For ex : styled underline and backgrounds, and effects.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Django
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Thanks for the suggestion...passed to R&D...

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lorenzo
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Hello, for me is VERY important, can update Helix 3 to Helix 4, without complications.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    lorenzo
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Yes, we have to consider it as well, but this could be the hard part, because of : https://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/migration/
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Jean Paul Andersen    lorenzo
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Totally agree!

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onlinelig    lorenzo
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Yes exactly if it won't be an update from 3 to 4 then this would be a lot less than what's desired to be it should most definitely be able to update 3 to 4... You must first consider this..

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Gary    lorenzo
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Why isn't it just an install template like other components/templates out there. Once installed you could just stop using the Helix 3 framework and activate the Helix 4.

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Dono
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can't wait for AMP fast mobile web framework.

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    Dono
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Thanks for your interest, we are always trying to give surprises to you valuable members.

- Thanks

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claufoz
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Great news. I really enjoyed knowing there will be Header variations.
Another function that was announced by you and I've never seen it. Was the integration with Whatsapp. They should think about putting something in Helix that has a relationship with Whatsapp. In Social share.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    claufoz
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What do you mean? In Helix3 2.0 we have Social field with Whatsapp already.

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John Wanjora
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Helix has been a great platform. Going forward, I would love to see SP Pagebuilder woven into the core platform.

John Roy
John Roy    John Wanjora
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Agreed!

Harold Smith
Harold Smith    John Wanjora
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That would be really cool!

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arbind
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Right now, in Helix 3, we can't create a module position just above the "component" part, in between the left and right sidebars. I hope Helix 4 would have this option.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    arbind
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Thanks for the suggestion arbind

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    arbind
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Right now you can create it manually. : https://www.joomshaper.com/documentation/helix-framework/helix3#custom-module-above-and-below-component

But in helix 4 we will add this feature

- Thanks

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Vincenzo    Rifat Wahid Alif
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I did the manual procedure to add a position above and below the "component". Can this position be visible only in a product category and not visible in the product detail?

Thanks

Joomla 3.6.5 - Virtuemart 3.2.1

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Wolfgang Schmidleitner
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Wonderful news! I hope that in Helix 4 the menu easier to design, change colors, font size,

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Wolfgang Schmidleitner
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Improved functionalities will be introduced with Helix4..So, stay with us..we won't let you be frustrated

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    Wolfgang Schmidleitner
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Thanks for your opinions

JOSE PEDRO LOPEZ BARBOSA
JOSE PEDRO LOPEZ BARBOSA
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Hi congrats for new helix 4
For me is important create custodia position
Now i have to edit tenplate.xml

Thanks

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    JOSE PEDRO LOPEZ BARBOSA
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Thanks for the suggestion. Stay with us.

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Ionut
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Hi,
Most important, do not change something that we all ready customised, like menu when you scroll down because we have many themes and an new update with lot of modifictions will be a "crime"... Just add new stuff if you want, make faster, fix issues and will be ok

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    Ionut
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Thanks for your opinion

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Ionut
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I think will be better layout builder to be better, like the example, add row, and here to add anther row like in sp page builder..

Rifat Wahid Alif
Rifat Wahid Alif    Ionut
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Thanks for your opinion

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Ionut
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Improved layout builder is in our possible feature list. Thanks for the suggestions.

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wabaw
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Hello, for me it will be great to have :
- Add a class to each page with the menu link
- Add a module position in top and bottom of component position
- Choose if the image/video/gallery of o post will be before or after the text
- Have a class to add to a menu module to have horizontal display
Keep up the good work

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    wabaw
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Thanks for such detailed suggestion.

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kashifmoin
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1) Important is to have upgrade from 3 to 4 without any problem.
2) sp page builder facility in it.
3) hit counter module
4) gtranslate module
5) social media sharing
6) sticky module to follow user if he wants..
7) module movement form 1 place to another place by user ..
8) More importantly " Accessibility feature"
like screenreader plugin features like
1Speaker - should have option to let eh speaker to read the page as per the sequence given to it.
2-fonts increase and decrease - shoudl haev option to select which one to take effect for this one.
3- brightness
4- skip to contents

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    kashifmoin
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Big thanks to you for taking the time to give us a detailed suggestion. Much appreciated

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onlinelig    kashifmoin
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1st is the most important one upgrade from 3 to 4..

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Alan
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As a JoomShaper fan, and from a client perspective, I'd like to see further development on page load speeds (already some of the best, but even better would be awesome) more granular control over performance tweaks, and improved graphics handling. I spend a lot of time working on optimizing the performance of websites, SEO and other work which takes away from the actual design elements work. So, it's speed, speed speed.

Thanks for so many awesome products! Your prodcts and services are worth every single penny.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Alan
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Thanks for loving us do much also for staying with us. Your suggestions passed to R&D.

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Zafeiris Dimitris
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Support for display: grid (as an alternative to bootstrap)
seamless transition from 3 to 4
"slide to open" menu for mobile devices.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Zafeiris Dimitris
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Thanks for the suggestion stay with us.

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onlinelig    Towfiq Omi
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Transition from 3 to 4 is the most important thing. I want to emphasize as much as i can..

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yo_ray
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I hope that Helix 4 becomes more style features for MegaMenu (show/hide offcanvas, options for menu designs), more Preset layout/feature/options (maybe to add Bottom Style or others directly add to Template), and an Setting to customize layout (round/edge/squared hover and styles for numbers and arrows on pagination or blog sites
Thx for your great work

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    yo_ray
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Improved mega menu builder is on our priority list. Thanks for the suggestions.

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taskfollow
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hello
can you please add a ajax load more option on the blog otion on the page builder , this will be very good , so when the user want to show all his articles (ex 70 article) he will have the possibility to click on load more button ..?

thanks
amine

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    taskfollow
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Thanks for the suggestion. Passed to R&D.

Gonzalo Suez
Gonzalo Suez
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If Helix 4 includes Bootstrap 4, added SASS?
Great work guys!!!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Gonzalo Suez
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Pablo
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I think it's important a method to change overrides coming with the template without loose the modifications on updates.

Thank you and best regards

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Pablo
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Thanks for the opinion

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yberges
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Logo réduction on scrool down
option for switch mobile menu on désire width
Flexicontent override
More flexible méga title système (to dont use link menu)
Hidding share icône by item

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    yberges
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Thanks for such detailed suggestions

AmiS
AmiS
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I have used helix3 on many websites, I miss a few features that will make it even better!
1. Search on site (not offcanvas)
2. Integration of Joomla 3.7 fields with Helix Blog Options
3. Better RTL support.

10X for a great work!!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    AmiS
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Thanks for the suggestions. Passed to R&D.

Alexandros Kostalas
Alexandros Kostalas
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As others suggested the BIGGEST concern is what happens with existing websites that are on 3. What's the point spend money and time in creating a website TODAY? I was looking to buy a template but now I have second thoughts. It is ridiculous to ask people to pay good money for templates and then fail to update them to the new framework.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Alexandros Kostalas
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Yes, we have to consider it as well, but this could be the hard part, because of :
https://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/migration/

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ciriman
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It would be important to have the compatibility of the blog with the news modules. The Helix blog allows you to insert images into your native component, but these images are not found in any news module, even from your own production! I would like the blog to have the main image or the main gallery that can be accessed by the options of the modules in circulation or your property.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    ciriman
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More blog options will definitely be introduced. Thanks for the suggestion

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Scott Xtensive
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Some notes:

1. Migrate to a lighter framework than bootstrap - http://flexboxgrid.com
2. Use of flex box with ability to position columns/rows by 'middle' 'end' etc. (View flexboxgrid for info).
3. Default settings - Ability to change the default settings on new site creation. Our agency uses helix on hundreds of sites, the option to change defaults on quick install would speed up setup time.
4. Page speed improvements - Less bloat, ability to disable sections that are not needed (Like bootstrap tables etc.)

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Scott Xtensive
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I think the skeleton is fixed with bootstrap 4. We have added the page speed issue to list. Thanks for the suggestions.

Olivier Frascone
Olivier Frascone
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Hello,
great to see it moves like this on joomshaper
- possibility to upgrade from Helix 3 to Helix 4 (but i think i dream and it's logical).
- better Mega menu manager.
- integration of custom field from J3.7!
- two version of the framework : one with integration into the core of the SP-Page Builder Pro and one with sp Page builder lite version, this to let you having the framework still free for user who doesn't want the sp-page builder pro version.
- SEO improvment and why not a sitemap builder ?
- Speed improvment.
Thanks !

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Olivier Frascone
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Thanks for such detailed suggestion

awrwd
awrwd
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The ability to easily upgrade a site currently using Helix 3 to 4 would be the most important feature. For me, the lack of this feature between Helix 2 and 3 takes all of the templates that do not support Helix 3 off the table.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    awrwd
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Yes, we have to consider it as well, but this could be the hard part, because of :
https://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/migration/

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onlinelig    awrwd
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This is the most important part seamless transition from 3 to 4.. Otherwise Helix 4 won't have as designer as it should..

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Barta Ferenc
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Font Awesome newer, better support
Articles: Open Graph support
Gradient color overlay option "on everything(images)"
Improvements on mobile editing
Backend customization(shortcuts...)
Keyboard usage
Colored overlay of Google Maps
Social gallery(Facebook, Google Photo ...)
Better Carousel

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Barta Ferenc
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Thanks for such detailed suggestions

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Hirlei Carlos Pereira de Araújo
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Come on, I have a lot of suggestions.
1st Mega menu easier and can change background, put column and line according to our pastness rather than being a thing already predefined example is this site that I created https://www.sicoobcard.com.br/ I had a lot of trouble since I use helix 3, more I did as the client wanted.

2º The positioning structure of layout is to place a position before or after the component between the right and left, so that we can put several levels one inside the other without problem since when we program we can put in Bootstrap several lines and several columns One...

Come on, I have a lot of suggestions.
1st Mega menu easier and can change background, put column and line according to our pastness rather than being a thing already predefined example is this site that I created https://www.sicoobcard.com.br/ I had a lot of trouble since I use helix 3, more I did as the client wanted.

2º The positioning structure of layout is to place a position before or after the component between the right and left, so that we can put several levels one inside the other without problem since when we program we can put in Bootstrap several lines and several columns One inside the other.

3. Have in the configuration structure of the layout a way to leave that position of screen size both horizontally and mainly vertically this when the position is smaller than the screen if it is equal to or greater it maintains as is, facilitating with that the single page is made faster.

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Towfiq Omi    Hirlei Carlos Pereira de Araújo
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We have passed all the suggestions to R&D. Thanks for taking the time to suggest us.

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Bruno Gallier
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The possibility to create a module position just above and/or below the "component" part, in between the left and right sidebars.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Bruno Gallier
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Yes, added to our list long time ago.

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marcozeus
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A good think could be the transparent menu and then sticky.
Thank you

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    marcozeus
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Yes, we thought about it

itaymm
itaymm
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Google Tag Manager

Google requires us, to paste the code immediately after the opening <body> tag.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    itaymm
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Ok, thanks - added to list. It should be easy.

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SvenS
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1. For me as Component-Developer:
- templating the positions for the content from my component (access via framework-api)
- i can then use this positions for output in development
-> then can i reorder/effects/... this positions
-> then i not need many modules

Good work!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    SvenS
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Thanks for your suggestions

CV
cARLOS VILLARREAL
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add Font Awesome Icons item menu

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    cARLOS VILLARREAL
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But it's possible even now. Check "Helix Megamenu Options" tab in Menu items, Menu icon option.

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Łukasz
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Unable to set module width in%. I miss one extra column. Min 5 columns.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Łukasz
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Thanks for the suggestions

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biobill
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Most of what I want to see in Helix 4 is already told.
So, the only thing comes to mind is the ability to create vertical menus.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    biobill
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Yes, good idea. Added to list. Thanks.

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Mehmet Alp
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İt would be great if Helix could provide more presantability (grid/masonary look) to EasyBlog and EasySocial without the need using 3. party components like I have to currently.

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Mehmet Alp
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When can we expect it to be published?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mehmet Alp
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Please read the last part of article again, the grey box.

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Mehmet Alp    Paul Frankowski
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Mea Culpa

Tnx

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Mehmet Alp
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Of course it's date of first beta, not stable probably because bootstrap 4 is still in Alpha version. Thanks.

Selim Rana
Selim Rana
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Please use UIKit 3, I think it's now solid and best css framework now a days.

Arturo Cortes
Arturo Cortes    Selim Rana
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+1

It would be awesome to have an option to integrate UIKit into Helix4

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Mehmet Alp    Selim Rana
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Zes UIKit would be great

JA
Jean Paul Andersen
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I think you should follow market's tendencies. Drag 'n drop designing and developing tools are what I expect from HELIX 4.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Jean Paul Andersen
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Thanks for the suggestion

Arturo Cortes
Arturo Cortes
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1 OffCanvas/Vertical Megamenu
2 More flexibility for Megamenu like background, option for full width dropdown submenus
3 More flexible Header and with more variations as you stated

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Arturo Cortes
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Megamenu improvement, header variations are in the target feature list. Thanks for the suggestions

Brian
Brian
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Not sure about bootstrap 4, as it's still in alpha and could potentiall cause issues down the road. it's been in development for over a year and doesn't seem to be headed to a release anytime soon.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Brian
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That's the primary issue. But hey, let's hope for the best

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Javi Mata
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i wanna can add a custom.less file via the administrator, i add it change the index.php for the template but i dont wanna change the core because in each update need do it again...

PD. Excelent template, the best... i use in many times

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Javi Mata
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Thanks for the suggestions

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Giuseppe Carducci Artenisio
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I wonder if could be possible add in Helix 4 a native feature able to give statistics about visitors, without adding extensions or opening accounts on goole or similar. Thanks.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Giuseppe Carducci Artenisio
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Thanks for the opinion. We will look into it

Boekiewoekie
Boekiewoekie
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I'm very happy with Helix 3 which is running quite oké on almost 40 of my sites. So a spotless update procedure from Helix 3 to Helix 4 should be mandatory!

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onlinelig    Boekiewoekie
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Exactly upgrade from 3 to 4 is and should be the very first priority.

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01
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"Scroll to" with anchor functionality to any page from any

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Ales    01
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Good Idea!

AFRINIC Webmaster
AFRINIC Webmaster
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1) Will Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) support be native or require 3rd party extension?

2) I would have to see more compliancy with W3C standards codes generated natively by Helix4 or at least have the following as default https://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/page-structure/

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    AFRINIC Webmaster
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Thanks for te suggestions

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Morphinestyle
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Great!
We needs the implementation of the "menu class suffix" into the page to add different classes to each page because Helix3 ignore the values!

Excellent work guys!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Morphinestyle
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Thanks for the suggestions

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Ales
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I am happy to here that Helix 4 is coming. Not that Helix 3 is bad... it is great but some improvements with mein menu and mega menu are very welcomed. Maybe second "mein menu" would be also great and some improvement with Safari compatibility would be highly appreciated. But like many here already point out... long live the JoomShaper ... very much needed in Joomla community. All the best and thanks for good work.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Ales
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Thanks for such detailed suggestion

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Kamil
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I hope that Helix 4 will design accessibility features: font size, color change, etc.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Kamil
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Thanks for the opinion

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chuck
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All I would ask is just make it work, I had to use helix II because helix III had to many formatting bugs.
http://woodenaxe.net Cant do this with helix III. But when helix IV comes out and if it works I am willing to rebuild my site from scratch.

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chuck    chuck
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Please keep the Sticky header for helix IV that's the only thing I do wish helix II had. and that is why I am planing to rebuild when helix Iv comes out.

Harold Smith
Harold Smith    chuck
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You can do this all day long and more with III. I don't get it..

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olejenya
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Good day. There is a small wish. Make a convenient implementation of Unlimited Color and for developers. The majority uses for compilation of loess not the built in compiler, and for example Prepros or a panda, and so in them it is impossible to use variables with Unlimited Color, maybe to change logic? If there was an opportunity to use variables in any forest files, it would be convenient, and so you have to copy a bunch of lines separately in presets.les

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Towfiq Omi    olejenya
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Passed to R&D. Thanks for this valuable suggestions

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Amal
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Most of the requests have mentioned what is required. From a end user point of view, i.e. what our clients want:
- Wordpress kind of look with large images & row wise spread.
- Option to make website compact, most of the templates have too much space. They might look good but when we want to incorporate lots of information a compact option for each template is needed. Else we have to do major customizations.
- Ability to upgrade without re-doing customizations
- Comprehensive & feature rich free version of Helix, Pagebuilder & a template. Seemless integration between SP Pagebuilder, Joomla...

Most of the requests have mentioned what is required. From a end user point of view, i.e. what our clients want:
- Wordpress kind of look with large images & row wise spread.
- Option to make website compact, most of the templates have too much space. They might look good but when we want to incorporate lots of information a compact option for each template is needed. Else we have to do major customizations.
- Ability to upgrade without re-doing customizations
- Comprehensive & feature rich free version of Helix, Pagebuilder & a template. Seemless integration between SP Pagebuilder, Joomla articles & Helix 4.

Thanks for your awesome framework.

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Towfiq Omi    Amal
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Thanks for such detailed suggestions. Stay with us

Ivaylo Valkov
Ivaylo Valkov
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Great news.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Ivaylo Valkov
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Wilson Junior
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Helix is the best platform. Congratulations!
An other expectation: easier access to transparent menu effects like Yoga or Strings templates. Thanks.

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joshi86
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Hi, I really like Helix 3.
1. Add page class suffix
2. Possibility to include "SOCIAL SHARE" in selected categories
3. Possibility to include "COMMENTS SETTINGS" in select categories

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    joshi86
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Thanks for the suggestions

JP
javad pourshahabadi
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Helix is Awesome.
here is some suggestion:
1-off-canvas menu styles are not usable in rtl languages
2-users can't disable post format or hide it
3-prepare a custom font from template folder

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    javad pourshahabadi
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Thanks for the suggestions

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Rimset
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1. Possibility to hide a component area on frontpage or on another site / multisite.
2. PageClassSuffix
3. SEO improvements
4. Https for microdata in article. itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" <- maybe better change to itemtype="//http://schema.org/Article". Generally better support for https.
5. If social link for fb, twitter is empty then it should not display.

6. Support for coloring header bar for smartphone:
<!-- Chrome, Firefox OS and Opera -->
<meta name="theme-color" content="#4285f4">
<!-- Windows Phone -->
<meta name="msapplication-navbutton-color" content="#4285f4">
<!--...

1. Possibility to hide a component area on frontpage or on another site / multisite.
2. PageClassSuffix
3. SEO improvements
4. Https for microdata in article. itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" <- maybe better change to itemtype="//http://schema.org/Article". Generally better support for https.
5. If social link for fb, twitter is empty then it should not display.

6. Support for coloring header bar for smartphone:
<!-- Chrome, Firefox OS and Opera -->
<meta name="theme-color" content="#4285f4">
<!-- Windows Phone -->
<meta name="msapplication-navbutton-color" content="#4285f4">
<!-- iOS Safari -->
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" content="#4285f4">

7. Possibility to hide the menu off canvas for desktop.
8. Set text for menu off canvas.
9. More options for mega menu, more animations.
10. More template color settings.
11. Import/export layout.
12. Simple method for change a template name.


Simple edit text on front with Page Builder look on balbooa gridbox or ja builder.

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Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Rimset
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Really thankful for such detailed advice

FABRICIO GASPAR
FABRICIO GASPAR
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It would be nice to have in helix 4 integration with google analytics and transparent menu.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    FABRICIO GASPAR
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Thanks

FABRICIO GASPAR
FABRICIO GASPAR
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The joomsharper staff had to develop a component equal to the system development seblod with integration for Hilex and Page Builder

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    FABRICIO GASPAR
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Thanks

Isabella_David's
Isabella_David's
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Helix4 , After registration one would be able to upload Avatar.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Isabella_David's
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Thanks for the suggestion

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rayzs
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Hello team

An important things that missing in joonshaper helix/sp page builder submission form and form creator

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    rayzs
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Thanks for the suggestions

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Mark
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Hello,

you are really busy right now. The admin template concept is great and now Helix4.

I have a few ideas for "your" platform, as I feel the combination of Pagebuilder Pro and Helix completely changes Joomla.


Pagebuilder Pro and Helix

First, what ever you do to tie Pagebuilder Pro and Helix closer together is welcome. Why not go a step further (your admin template concept does that) and integrate both in a way that JSN PowerAdmin (http://demo.joomlashine.com/joomla-extensions/jsn-poweradmin/jsn-poweradmin-overview.html) does. So that everything you do in Joomla would be more...

Hello,

you are really busy right now. The admin template concept is great and now Helix4.

I have a few ideas for "your" platform, as I feel the combination of Pagebuilder Pro and Helix completely changes Joomla.


Pagebuilder Pro and Helix

First, what ever you do to tie Pagebuilder Pro and Helix closer together is welcome. Why not go a step further (your admin template concept does that) and integrate both in a way that JSN PowerAdmin (http://demo.joomlashine.com/joomla-extensions/jsn-poweradmin/jsn-poweradmin-overview.html) does. So that everything you do in Joomla would be more direct and in one place.


Pagebuilder Pro

I liked the idea to open Pagebuilder Pro to external add-on developers. You have now got a lot new add-ons with Shortcode Ultimate. But unless someone read the blog post about that, one wouldn't know.


Give us a central add-on place on your site and within Pagebuilder Pro where we can see what other add-ons are available and let us download them from there (or at least show a download or purchase link).



Since some templates have specific add-ons these should be available for download without installing the template.



Text edit and blocks

Now as JomSocial was taken over by Jomlart I was pointed to their JA Page Builder. While the Joomshaper Pagebuilder Pro is much more advanced there are two features from JA I would love to see in Pagebuilder Pro:


Editing text and headlines in the frontend without opening the "dialogue" of the add-on. When you are logged in, you just select the headline or text and can directly edit. That is a huge time saver.



Blocks are "grouped" add-ons that you can insert within a page like mini-templates. This feature combined with the following would also save a lot time for every project.



Easier saving of own templates / blocks within Pagebuilder Pro

Right now when you want to save custom templates that you can insert from within a Pagebuilder Pro page you have to use 6 ! steps: https://www.joomshaper.com/documentation/sp-page-builder/sp-page-builder-2-x. It would be great to have a one click solution built into Pagebuilder Pro. As well as for entire page templates as also for "blocks" of add-ons, as described above.


Helix

Menu

Many have commented on menus here. My additional ideas:


Allow adding additional menus with selectable positions (multi menu pages).



Give us control over menu behavior on different screen sizes.



Give us separate control over menu behavior when the page is scrolled down.



Multilanguage

When I have a multilanguage website (which is the usual case) I need to set up a template style for every language although nothing is different, only the menu. So it would be great to be able to choose different menus for different languages in a single template. That would save a lot of time.


Fonts

Mobile is so important that it would be great to have different font size options for the different screen sizes.

Now I have to do this in a custom css file. It would be a time saver to have this in Helix.


Logo

Let us use a different logo when page is scrolled down.


Social sharing

There is a privacy friendly, modern looking, fast loading and mobile friendly solution for social sharing: https://github.com/heiseonline/shariff. This of course also has WhatsApp sharing (I know you have included that already) and besides others also sharing via Xing which in german speaking countries is more important than LinkedIn.

What about including this as the social sharing engine?


Looking forward to your comments.

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Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Mark
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Hi,

Thank you for your constructive suggestion and valuable comment.

Page builder:
We are working hard to make it more advanced, powerful and more independent from dependency on any template. We always feel that the page builder should be separate from the templates, so users can use the tool easily. At the same time, Helix is the best template working with SP Page Builder.

We are working to introduce predefined design block along with current addons. We feel that sometimes it speeds up development time too. Frontend-editing features are going to be redesigned with inline editing...

Hi,

Thank you for your constructive suggestion and valuable comment.

Page builder:
We are working hard to make it more advanced, powerful and more independent from dependency on any template. We always feel that the page builder should be separate from the templates, so users can use the tool easily. At the same time, Helix is the best template working with SP Page Builder.

We are working to introduce predefined design block along with current addons. We feel that sometimes it speeds up development time too. Frontend-editing features are going to be redesigned with inline editing capability for a quick edit.

There are many more useful features, addons and page templates coming within this month.

Helix:
The next version of Helix will be a game changer. It will be mostly unique and flexible from the previous version. Fonts, Menu, Logo, and Social Sharing features will get more controls. Some other revolutionary features will be added.

For a multilingual site, we suggest you using latest Joomla multilingual feature. But we will add your suggestion to our To Do List too.

We love the way you came out to suggest us. Thanks for your support.

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Björn
Björn
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Awesome!
1. Seamless upgrade from 3 to 4
2. Better built-in open graph tags, for instance, image and description taken from meta description, fb app id tag, or at least the ability to switch it off if a better plugin needs to be installed.
3. Some attention to SEO, for instance, blog article page, h2 "entry-header", should be an h1.
4. Bring shortcodes back the way it was in Helix2. SP page builder pages aren't SE friendly due to lack of schema.org markup. So, currently it's annoying to not have the shortcodes available on pages other than Page Builder pages.
5. Ability to switch comments...

Awesome!
1. Seamless upgrade from 3 to 4
2. Better built-in open graph tags, for instance, image and description taken from meta description, fb app id tag, or at least the ability to switch it off if a better plugin needs to be installed.
3. Some attention to SEO, for instance, blog article page, h2 "entry-header", should be an h1.
4. Bring shortcodes back the way it was in Helix2. SP page builder pages aren't SE friendly due to lack of schema.org markup. So, currently it's annoying to not have the shortcodes available on pages other than Page Builder pages.
5. Ability to switch comments off or on where needed.

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Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Björn
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Thanks for the detailed suggestions

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ukphotoguy
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New to you guys, but like what I see so far. Might seem strange, or even possible today. But I would like to be able to add a module to the content position and have it overide whatever content would be shown by Joomla. This is just an easy way of creating a special landing page without having to make it either a pagebuilder page or special template.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    ukphotoguy
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Passed to R&D. Thanks for the suggestions

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claufoz
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First, congratulations.

Today, I believe you are the best company in the existing Joomla world

Some of my updates tips:


-Bootstrap Push and pull
-Possibility to create positions above and below
-Possibility of installing kickstart without Joomla example content
-More options of positioning the elements of the header (logo centralized, logo left ...)
- More color preset options, presets today change a lot of information without individual customization, I would find it cool for presets to be separated by template region: header, footer, content ...
- Is it possible to create module...

First, congratulations.

Today, I believe you are the best company in the existing Joomla world

Some of my updates tips:


-Bootstrap Push and pull
-Possibility to create positions above and below
-Possibility of installing kickstart without Joomla example content
-More options of positioning the elements of the header (logo centralized, logo left ...)
- More color preset options, presets today change a lot of information without individual customization, I would find it cool for presets to be separated by template region: header, footer, content ...
- Is it possible to create module positions directly in the layout contributor? This would speed up the layout creation.

Well, those are the things I remember now.

Good luck with the update and congratulations for the professional work and great quality.

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Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    claufoz
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Big thanks to you for such detailed suggestions

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Lukman
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I'm very excited.
While I waited for progress while thinking of input and suggestions for making helix 4 better.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Lukman
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Asfaque Ali
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Hi, I'm very excited for this, and all the very best.
Well, there are few things which I'd like to see helix4.
1. In template Manger, we can save most of the things in a preset like right now it only saves color but it would be great if we could save font-family and font-size in too so that we don't have to reselect font family in different template styles. And if anyone requires different font-family in different template style they can select from the old family option by enabling it for current theme and this will override the preset font-families.

2. It would be great if you guys...

Hi, I'm very excited for this, and all the very best.
Well, there are few things which I'd like to see helix4.
1. In template Manger, we can save most of the things in a preset like right now it only saves color but it would be great if we could save font-family and font-size in too so that we don't have to reselect font family in different template styles. And if anyone requires different font-family in different template style they can select from the old family option by enabling it for current theme and this will override the preset font-families.

2. It would be great if you guys think about adding a comment system in blog page other than those you had already given. I meant comment system in Joomla was always a major concern for everybody and these Facebook integration and Disqus is not a proper alternative.

3. And I'm glad to know you are adding more blog options, I'm expecting more blog layouts options for different pages.

Cheers.

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Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Asfaque Ali
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Thanks for such detailed suggestions

JR
John Rallis    Asfaque Ali
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about preset manager 1)

I'd be more keen on a configuration manager where i can save multiple configs (including all helix options) and select them through a dropdown. Ideally these would also change in the frontend by some url variable like ?helixconfig=configname so i can showcase 3-4 variations of the same website to a client on the fly.

Harold Smith
Harold Smith
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I Love the Helix Framework. I would not and DO not use anything else. The only thing I would even think about changing... for me anyhow is maybe add Sticky menu animation like in Menu. I change code to do the animated fadeInDown. I am looking forward to the changes and don't mind if I have to do a little work around with the new Framework. You guys and gals have done an excellent job with you work!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Harold Smith
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Thanks for the opinion

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Panosgr
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I don't know if this is helix parameter or page builder but i would like to see the full parallax effect(like this https://ianlunn.co.uk/plugins/jquery-parallax/) in the near feature.
To have the ability to make the background move slightly with the scrolling

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Panosgr
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Thanks for the suggestions

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bbspike
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The possibility to make position float and stay on screen while scrolling would be awesome!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    bbspike
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Thanks for the opinion

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Panosgr
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I would like to see mega menu with more than 4 columns per row and more rows than 2
This is very helpful for large websites which have hundreds categories (eg. pharmacy eshop)

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Panosgr
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Improved Mega menu is on our primary list. Thanks for the suggestions

Shayan Davoodi
Shayan Davoodi
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Adding custom code to the <head> section of each page would be nice. Codes like meta tags, link, script, and any sort of code that we want to insert in <head> section of any page ( specially different codes in different pages ).

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Shayan Davoodi
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Thanks for the suggestion

Daniel Ch
Daniel Ch
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- Megamenu icon choose with preview
- enable direct video & audio link in video content
- type google structure data edit for each content
- editable folder location to save media instead of year
- module for showing various content post formats& types
- improve google rich snippet for rating with new look
- integrate more comment systems
- in template fix issue related to box layout and sticky header
- add one more custom social field plus instragram as default
- change the way of showing contact email in frontpage, no spam!
- url alias for coming soon page
- more customization error page...

- Megamenu icon choose with preview
- enable direct video & audio link in video content
- type google structure data edit for each content
- editable folder location to save media instead of year
- module for showing various content post formats& types
- improve google rich snippet for rating with new look
- integrate more comment systems
- in template fix issue related to box layout and sticky header
- add one more custom social field plus instragram as default
- change the way of showing contact email in frontpage, no spam!
- url alias for coming soon page
- more customization error page fields
- more menu type style like split or vertical
- let upload custom fonts .....

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Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Daniel Ch
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Big thanks for taking time to suggest us improving the product.

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onlinelig
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Please make sure above all that the seamless upgrade from 3 to 4 is done.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    onlinelig
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Thanks. Stay with us

SU
smart unit
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Here some ideas:

# supports Virtuemart 3: Theme Builder or Design Options for Virtuemart 3
# more MegaMenu Options: more cloumns / rows, more Design Options
# better "Styling Options" for the Theme: Color Options
# Sticky Header: Option for two lines of Sticky Header
# Option: Modul Position for "Stick on Scroll"

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    smart unit
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Thanks for sharing these ideas

SU
smart unit    smart unit
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Which would be very good is the template update:

The possibility to make a template update without afterwards the logo, the colors, etc. again.

THX

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shyne
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I will appreciate to see the off-canvas menu become more flexible (something like that of Joomlart T3 framework or even better). Adding some hamburger menu styles to it will make it even more lovely. It gives the developer or designer the option of implementing some complex header type on their project.

I am already excited that you are adding new header variations - this really sounds great. I trust the Joomshaper team to give the Helix 4 framework the best headers implementation in all Joomla template frameworks. I must still add that i like the way one can play around with that of...

I will appreciate to see the off-canvas menu become more flexible (something like that of Joomlart T3 framework or even better). Adding some hamburger menu styles to it will make it even more lovely. It gives the developer or designer the option of implementing some complex header type on their project.

I am already excited that you are adding new header variations - this really sounds great. I trust the Joomshaper team to give the Helix 4 framework the best headers implementation in all Joomla template frameworks. I must still add that i like the way one can play around with that of Joomlart T3 framework.

Please, i ( and others) shall be highly honored to see this implementations on the upcoming Helix 4 framework.

Thanks so much the Joomshaper Team. God Bless.

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Towfiq Omi    shyne
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We will try our best to serve you..Thanks for the suggestions

Samuel Desloges
Samuel Desloges
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Hi,
It would be great if we could change font or size of titles and subtitles in the header directly in the pagebuilder (in Aspaia, the joomshaper tech give me css code to insert in a file).

Thanks.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Samuel Desloges
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Thanks for the suggestions

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Remco Wiegel
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(Smooth) scroll down/up to anchors on any page would be really great!!! From menu and other links in the page.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Remco Wiegel
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Thank for the opinion

Qbik
Qbik
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body class for menu position
working float - for intro image from content
column set in %
module position in more than 1 row ( above and under component)
sticky footer - the same as header with switch

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Qbik
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Thanks for the detailed suggestion

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Gerard
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Menu-subtitles
Easy way to change font, fontcolor, fontsize etc. for menu
Prefixen that are working

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Gerard
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Thanks for the valuable suggestion

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Rupert
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Please add the Advanced Audio Addon that is available in the Strings template!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Rupert
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The advanced audio addon is a template based addon. thanks for the suggestion though

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Rupert
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Ability to easily add links to other social pages - i.e. bitbucket, soundcloud etc

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Rupert
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Thanks for the valuable suggestions

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markmark
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In template same layout build as Pagebuilder
https://linkking.us/static/layout-build.jpg

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    markmark
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Advanced layout builder will be introduced. Thanks for the suggestions

SC
Sergio Wong Chung
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Page suffix like Gantry so we can add specific styling per page.

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Sergio Wong Chung
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Thanks for the valuable suggestions

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mohammadhossein
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hi
I Love the Helix Framework
old template update to helix4 ?
For example news365 template

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Marius
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It would be nice for Helix Blog Options to have an option for being activated / deactivated for frontend users, for example if one do not wish to allow image uploads related to the published articles,

Thanks for your work !

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Marius
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Extended blog options will be introduced with helix4. Thanks for the suggestions

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Marius
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Thanks. Yes, that sounds reasonable.

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Vignesh
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It would be glad if you have a component which allows you to add any of the joomla components on to your SP Page builder page and works fine. Instead of using your own customised. Also the layout builder is really cumber some.
Using your framework I need to only define the layout and not the content. Content should always flow from the core joomla functionality such as categories / articles etc.
Then only the use of your component is work.
For example the feature box or the the heading addon the content for those needs to come from core joomla otherwise the flexibility is lost, it is like...

It would be glad if you have a component which allows you to add any of the joomla components on to your SP Page builder page and works fine. Instead of using your own customised. Also the layout builder is really cumber some.
Using your framework I need to only define the layout and not the content. Content should always flow from the core joomla functionality such as categories / articles etc.
Then only the use of your component is work.
For example the feature box or the the heading addon the content for those needs to come from core joomla otherwise the flexibility is lost, it is like the static web page of 1990's where to change the layout you need to type in everything from scratch.

This feature is better implemented in Gantry 5 framework.

Hope you take it as a constructive feedback.

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Towfiq Omi    Vignesh
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Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such detailed feedback. R&D is working hard to ensure all the advance feature with this version. So stay with us. You won't be disappointed.

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Mizyan
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The best framework, I suggest
1) enhancing RTL issues.2
) Insert responsive table addon.

Thank you!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Mizyan
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Thanks you for the suggestions

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Mizyan
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(UPDATED)

The best framework,
I suggest:
1) enhancing RTL issues.
2) Insert responsive table addon.
3) Make to assign SP Page Builder category to menu (like Joomla categories), Not just SP Page Builder page.

Thank you!

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    Mizyan
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Thank you very much for the detailed suggestions

pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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To be honest – I am not amused
Don't get me wrong here: I am sure you probably would create a good product, but I have my doubts about the necessity at this point of time! Not to mention the trouble with upgrading of Helix3 powered sites, it will likely have another name-spaced CSS framework. The latter makes no sense to me – we all know the current situation with different Bootstrap versions, don't we?! i.e. Joomla loads BS2, many extensions load BS3 or a modified one, and you even speculate on using BS4...
For sure, Helix3 lacks some things and can be improved. Some of the major...

To be honest – I am not amused
Don't get me wrong here: I am sure you probably would create a good product, but I have my doubts about the necessity at this point of time! Not to mention the trouble with upgrading of Helix3 powered sites, it will likely have another name-spaced CSS framework. The latter makes no sense to me – we all know the current situation with different Bootstrap versions, don't we?! i.e. Joomla loads BS2, many extensions load BS3 or a modified one, and you even speculate on using BS4...
For sure, Helix3 lacks some things and can be improved. Some of the major things have been mentioned already. Frankly speaking, I would be more happy with an update and more care about the existing framework.

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Arafat Bin Sultan    pepperstreet
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Hi pepperstreet, thanks for sharing your thoughts. We always strive to offer the latest technology to the users. That's why we're working on such a big upgrade. We'll try our best to make it utmost user friendly. Hopefully all of the users will find it easy to use and adapt. Have a nice time!

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webslearn
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i love Joomshaper

please add option website link save as app icon in mobile. add to home screen and bookmark page as app icon in mobile both android and iPhone

thank you

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    webslearn
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Thank you very much for the opinion

Serigne Fallou
Serigne Fallou
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Greate new ! I'd like in the latest post grid bottons ( with see all one ) to choose view by category, Date, hit etc and the possibility to chose severel catégory to show in lattest post modules. It'll be fine allso to use page builder modules in joomla pages too not only in home page Thank

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Serigne Fallou
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You mean Ajax Filters or classic views which you can choose from Menu item ?

Qbik
Qbik
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Please add option to choose menu level (start end end) for mega menu

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Qbik
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Yes, very good idea. Thanks/Dzięki

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Faraz Ehjaz
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- more resizable columns
- more columns.
- .SVG support for logo + related.
- being able to duplicate entire page layout to a new sub-page or main page.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Faraz Ehjaz
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For the number of available columns responds bootstrap layout. Right now v3 , soon v4 of that framework.
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Logo SVG - fully agree, added some time ago TO DO LIST.
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Export & Import - good idea. Thanks for all suggestions.

Tristan Cowley
Tristan Cowley
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Hi

Herewith our suggestions:-


Add Instagram to Social Icons
Enable copy and paste rows from one Helix template to another
The template layout should look the same as SP PageBuilder
Ability to adjust margins and padding widths with the mouse. This feature should also be added to SP PageBuilder. This will save a lot of time.
Add modules directly to the template page, similar to SP PageBuilder. This will also save a lot of time.
Ability to edit the template layout in the front end.


Good luck with the launch and keep up the good work!!

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Tristan Cowley
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ok, thanks we will consider it.
BTW
right now there is custom field which you can use for it or any social icon from fontawesome collection.

Alejandro Arroyave
Alejandro Arroyave
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Flexbox! Flexbox! Flexbox!

And add the same layout editor from Page Builder.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Alejandro Arroyave
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Yes, as a final step, we want to unify the appearance of these layout editors.

Serg221
Serg221
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It is necessary to assign several materials for one category.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Serg221
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Sorry I don't fully understand... can you add more details about your idea(s) for Helix4 ?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Serg221
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BTW
Check features of CW Multicategories - it allows you to assign article to more than one category.

Andreas Kunze
Andreas Kunze
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+ Addon to insert responsive tables with auto transponse feature (e.g. https://css-tricks.com/examples/ResponsiveTables/responsive.php), sortable columns (like the functionality of wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Sorting but with increased usability) and some layout presets

+ Options to change the size of the social media icons in the top bar and to choose another icon set with same sized icons (especially the thin facebook-f could be difficult for some users to position the mouse arrow on it)

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Andreas Kunze
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Thanks, but I guess for this task it's better to use addcional plugin, they are available now,
than load all extra CSS & JS each time in Helix4 even if someone will never use it. Agree?

Andreas Kunze
Andreas Kunze    Paul Frankowski
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I agree with the table plugin - do you prefer anyone?

What about the social icon options? It would be great if I could change the icon set to another one with square icons and choose a bigger size of the icons to improve the usability.

Malaquias
Malaquias
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Nice Work
wait...HELIX4

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Malaquias
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List of what to add is now very long thanks to all users.

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Marek
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I would love to have the new Helix "Off Canvas Menu" as well as Purity III (or YJSG v2 - Eximium).
For example: I can create one stable "Off Canvas Menu" + at the same time use the second, normal upper, horizontal menu = When viewed on a smartphone, then the classic horizontal menu changes to "Off Canvas Menu" - only on the opposite side. On my smartphone then I have two "Off Canvas Menu" - one on each side.
In short - I would like a totally independent "Off Canvas Menu" in which I can display items other than the top, horizontal ones... Perhaps it can be understood from my description :-)...

I would love to have the new Helix "Off Canvas Menu" as well as Purity III (or YJSG v2 - Eximium).
For example: I can create one stable "Off Canvas Menu" + at the same time use the second, normal upper, horizontal menu = When viewed on a smartphone, then the classic horizontal menu changes to "Off Canvas Menu" - only on the opposite side. On my smartphone then I have two "Off Canvas Menu" - one on each side.
In short - I would like a totally independent "Off Canvas Menu" in which I can display items other than the top, horizontal ones... Perhaps it can be understood from my description :-) I apologize for my bad English!
Thank You!!!!

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Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Marek
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Thanks for idea, yes we have in plans to increase features of Mega Menu. We have to consider many options/ways.

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onlinelig
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After latest update of Helix 3 menu items in offcanvas started to dissapear on hover.

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onlinelig    onlinelig
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Basically a lot of things started to dissappear after latest update..

Towfiq Omi
Towfiq Omi    onlinelig
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