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Here comes SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 1

09 September 2016
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Here comes SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 1

SP Page Builder is an innovative and revolutionary tool developed by the geeks at JoomShaper. It has made the process of launching a stunning Joomla site easiest ever. SP Page Builder lets you create a highly functional and fast loading responsive website without coding a line. You know this all, the new thing is, today we’re announcing the all new SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 1. And we are very excited about it.

This first public experimental version of the tool provides a sneak peek to the SP Page Builder 2.0. We’ve readied this very first test version of the component after a year of hard work, research and A/B testing. Today we’re really happy to offer the tool for public checking.

Before going forward, please note, this alpha version is at the very primary development stage and not for production sites. You are invited to try SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 1 for testing purposes, but DON’T use it on a production site. You have been warned!

Let’s get introduced to some amazing facts and features of the SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 1.

Re-wrote from the scratch

We’ve re-written the whole SP Page Builder tool from the scratch to make it faster, richer and more functional. The component is now powered by newer and better technologies to ensure keeping pace with the ever upgrading tech world.

Faster than Ever, Powered by ReactJS

The latest version of the page builder is faster than the previous versions of the component. We’ve made it lightning fast and efficiently functional at the core. We’ve used ReactJS to develop the tool which lets you save and publish changes in the blink of an eye.

100% Backward Compatible

SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 1 version is fully compatible with all of the previous versions of the tool. So you can perfectly use this to edit or re-build your Joomla site that was built with any previous version of SP Page Builder.

Undo/Redo

SP Page Builder makes web development easy just like creating an MS Word document. We can undo/redo our changes on those word processing programs. This functionality makes life more hassle-free and productive. We’ve introduced the undo/redo feature on the SP Page Builder 2.0 which you can try on the first alpha version of the tool.

Enable Disable

On the latest experimental version of SP Page Builder, you can enable or disable rows, columns and addons. It lets you keep a content/element on the backend but hide it from the frontend (output). If you want to add different elements and show periodically in future, you can get them ready at once and just enable/disable when required. It helps you schedule future workflows and also makes prototyping easier.

Responsive Options

In this new generation of SP Page Builder, you will get additional options for controlling the responsiveness of your site. You can choose separate layouts for mobiles, tablets and desktops. Hiding individual elements on specific devices is also possible.

All New Media Manager

With SP Page Builder 2.0, we provide all new Media Manager functionalities directly integrated to the component. The new Media Manager is incredibly fast and extremely user friendly. It now supports image, audio, video and other attachment file formats. Here is a list of supported multimedia formats:

  1. Image: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, svg
  2. Video: mp4, mov, wmv, avi, mpg, ogv, 3gp, 3g2
  3. Audio: mp3, m4a, ogg, wav
  4. Attachment: pdf, doc, docx, key, ppt, pptx, pps, ppsx, odt, xls, xlsx, zip

It has a great user interface and user experience you must enjoy.

Access Control List Support

With SP Page Builder 2.0, you can enjoy ACL (Access Control List) for a page, row, column or addon. That means, you will be able to control which part of a page will be visible to whom. It will help you manage website privacy, neatness and security better by viewing relevant contents to the relevant user groups.

Animation

Animations can make a site more lively. That’s why we’ve added animation feature to the SP Page Builder 2.0. In this alpha version, you get the animation feature to animate a row, a column or an addon. You can select an effect, duration, timing etc. for an animated element.

Better Column Management

 

The SP Page Builder 2.0 first alpha version offers a better column management. Now it allows you to add unlimited columns (instead of 12 like the previous versions) and remove any column individually. In previous versions, a row needed to be deleted in order to remove a column.

There are many more new stuff inside the SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 1. We have more exciting features on the way like a basic design and front-end editing to create sites quicker. We will also provide 10 pre-designed page templates to meet multiple areas of your requirements on the fly.

Now take a look at the SP Page Builder 2.0 release timeline:

  1. 09 September 2016 → SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 1
  2. 28 September 2016 → SP Page Builder 2.0 Alpha 2 (Joomla article support + Extensibility)
  3. 10 October 2016 → SP Page Builder 2.0 Beta (Frontend editing)
  4. 20 October 2016 → SP Page Builder 2.0 RC (Bug fix)
  5. 30 October 2016 → SP Page Builder 2.0 stable (Lot more new features)

I am damn sure you will love the new generation of your favorite SP Page Builder. So try it today on your test site or localhost and provide us feedback to make it even better. Thank you for being with us, happy developing!

I swear I will not use in production/live website.

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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 (79)

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sammo
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Was waiting for it... Great Work !

Lhoussine
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Wow, it sounds great, simply the best page builder for Joomla.
Hopefully, a new version of Helix is coming soon too!

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar
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A video overview of SP Page Builder 2 Alpha 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK-OiB96inY

Suanlian Tangpua
Suanlian Tangpua
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Amazing Work! 30 October 2016 stable release waiting..........

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JAY
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This is a good work. You guys are amazing. just test it. the media manager is so slow. can you look into it.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    JAY
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Slow in which sense? Could you please explain?

pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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Thanks for providing an ALPHA version and the further RoadMap. Fronted support?! Would be awesome! Does it come with "inline editing/edit-in-place", too?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    pepperstreet
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Yes, edit-in-place
Btw, there are tons of exciting features coming soon. Keep in touch.

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komir
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Missing Joomla module addon

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    komir
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No worry, addon will be available.

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Marc Oliveras
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Will you add copy/batch functionality of the pages?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Marc Oliveras
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We have not thought about it yet. Is this feature important?

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Marc Oliveras    Kawshar Ahmed
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I think it's important in case you want to create a multilingual website. With copy/batch functionality it would be really easy to duplicate pages. Without copy/batch functionality we should recreate every page from scratch.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Marc Oliveras
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Okay then, we will add this feature too

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Alexey Kulakov
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Cool:)

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Alexey Kulakov
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Thanks

Xenofon Bakirtzis
Xenofon Bakirtzis
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Was waiting for it... Keep Walking !!!

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Xenofon Bakirtzis
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Thanks

Eric Caldwell
Eric Caldwell
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One thing missing.... When using the Joomla Content editor, having a toggle to switch to your builder from there? JSN Pagebuilder and the old YEEditor has that ability. This way you're not having to switch to a different component to use it.

Thoughts?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Eric Caldwell
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Yes, will be added. We are working on it.

jwhetstone; sthompson
jwhetstone; sthompson
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When can I update my sites with 2.0 I'm currently working on 5 sites utilizing SP Pagebuilder and it would be great to utilize the newest version.

So when can I start using 2.0 I've got 5 sites I'm using page builder on right now.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    jwhetstone; sthompson
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We will release stable version 30th October 2016. Please do not update your websites after that time.

jwhetstone; sthompson
jwhetstone; sthompson
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Sorry I repeated my self I thought I deleted my first entry

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    jwhetstone; sthompson
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Sorry, your question is not clear to me.

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kashifmoin
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I agree with Mr. Eric caldwell that functionality is very important for inside pages mostly...

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    kashifmoin
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We are always here to listen to you
Feature will be added soon.

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JAY
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I tried to upload an image but the media manager couldn't load,

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    JAY
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Was it a fresh installation?

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Vee
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Are you guys planning on adding more elements?

Meaning a better selection of elements like say Shortcode Ultimate offers..

I really like SPB and Helix, but find it limiting as to what can be done without having to code it myself. "non-native shortcode plugs don't play well in Helix and SPB".

Doing a great job JS, just wanted to ask if this is in the works.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Vee
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Yes, more addons will be added. If you have any desire about specific addon then please let us know.

Thanks

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lukmankc    Kawshar Ahmed
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if you add a lot of add-ons such as those held shortcode ultimate, even more, I'm willing to pay more for it.
and I hope that in the final version later has a feature collection and shorcode to be placed into the article.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    lukmankc
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Yes, final version will come with more addons. Keep in touch

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meraldo
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nice but... you also promised FRONT END EDITING feature... will it be on?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    meraldo
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Frontend feature will be available by 10th October.

Tim Schmitz
Tim Schmitz
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Hey Guys, Im very excited about the next Version of the SP Page Builder. You´ve done a great job with the first one

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Tim Schmitz
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Thanks

Yuri
Yuri
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This will be the best product. I tested other builders pages. This most comfortable. I hope that the only flaw is corrected. It is necessary that the new version of the page builder worked Joomla plugins.

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Yuri
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In version 2, Developer can add their add-ons using Joomla! plugins? Do you have any other requirement of plugin support?

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Markus
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Will this version have support for PageClass suffixes?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Markus
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Yes, will support page class suffix.

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Bart
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Would really like to see an option to copy/paste between pages!!

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Bart
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Current copy paste option will be available. You can copy and paste row with columns and addons to another pages. Regarding page copy, you can always export and import.

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Dmermigas
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30 October 2016 !!! Awesome!!! Great workd guys, I can't wait to use it.
Thank you.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Dmermigas
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You can give the current version a try and let us know all issues.

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Miguel Becerra
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One question, I know I can create a page and design it with special builder, but can the builder design the look of abother Joomla extension? For example an adsmanager listing? Or anot easy blog post?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Miguel Becerra
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Joomla article compatibility will be available within the next alpha release.

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ILYA
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cool! Let's try it on flavor

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    ILYA
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Thanks

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Kirti
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Not sure, how to download. I am getting the "Join Now" button. Are we supposed to pay for the alpha version?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Kirti
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Alpha version is available for paid members only.

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Lars Schorling    Kawshar Ahmed
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I must admit that I like Kirti was very surprised to see a payment button when trying to access the download. As registered member I received a newsletter from you asking me to test the Alpha out. I was interested and wanted to see if I should start my payed membership again.
No place did I get any warning about that I was not allowed to download unless I made payment. To me that is a bad way of doing marketing.
This is of course meant to guide you in the future.
Have a nice Sunday

ENKINet
ENKINet
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Can you add feature to use editor-plugins too (from 3d party devs, for example "drobtables", etc.) which have "BUTTONS" under regular editor?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    ENKINet
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Sorry, this is not possible to add 3rd party editor compatibility.

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Pavel M.
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Hi, this is amazing work! 30 October 2016 stable release waiting. The final version of SP Page Builder v2 will only be paid or will also be free version??? Thanks

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Pavel M.
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Both free and paid

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JAY
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it was a localhost fresh install.

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sekisback
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where should I report bugs?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    sekisback
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In the forum.

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Alberto Scozzaro
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Can't download it. Why?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Alberto Scozzaro
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For some reasons only paid members can download the alpha version. Free version will be available from RC release

öMER
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Will there be a chance to appear well prepared content with K2?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    öMER
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Yes, we will add K2 support.

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Andrew Fraser
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On occasion I need to add tables to a site. Will it be possible with this latest version ?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Andrew Fraser
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You mean HTML tables? If yes, then you can add using Text addon.

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Alexandro Santos
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I could not download to test.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Alexandro Santos
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Sorry, alpha version is available for paid members only.

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Alexandro Santos    Kawshar Ahmed
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I understand, my subscription has expired.

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janusz
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hi guys,
at very start wanna say you made a really good job. From my point of view there's almost everything webdesigner need to build a site, but sometimes only one thing is missing to have it by hand.
For the future if something like that will be possible your solution will be complete.
Generally I'm thinking about stylesheet. If some custom one (empty) could be installed with sp-builder, and webdesigner/developer could have access to define their own rules in it from addon properties popup window it will be great and will save lots of time. For now we can define values of margins and...

hi guys,
at very start wanna say you made a really good job. From my point of view there's almost everything webdesigner need to build a site, but sometimes only one thing is missing to have it by hand.
For the future if something like that will be possible your solution will be complete.
Generally I'm thinking about stylesheet. If some custom one (empty) could be installed with sp-builder, and webdesigner/developer could have access to define their own rules in it from addon properties popup window it will be great and will save lots of time. For now we can define values of margins and padding, there is a place to provide your class as well. To create class you have to usually go to template and add some lines in template stylesheet or make it thru ftp. If there will be a button by "class" textfield that will open custom css file and let the user to define their own rules straight a way it will make life lots easier.
Thanks again for your work.

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Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    janusz
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I will discuss with the team about a stylesheet for Page Builder to give facilities for change style of pages without depending on Template.

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Virtuo X
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I use page builder for some time and really like it, but some problems make me left it. I hope it a very nice version for i work again with sp page buider.
I deslike your css, i cant undastant why the rows come with margin top and bottom. And has no option to change it in sp page bider rows. I prefer choose de margin top anf botton of the rows like page builder ck work you cam make your style sheet. Please fit it and I try to back!

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Virtuo X
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We will add a patch for this issue. And I will discuss with the team about a stylesheet for Page Builder to give facilities for change style of pages without depending on Template.

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Virtuo X    Nayem Majhar
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Hello Nayem. I hope Sp page builder retorn a great verson. Because this moment it is poor. I try all builder for some time to choose who i ll work. And i can say thay SP page builder have many problem that impossibility a build smart. I can not undastant why some tihings you make this way, becouse it block any desire to create.
My opinion why you reached a bad rate in JED.
- You are not compatible with the most popular SileShow of JED.
- You are not possible to insert css in each row, addon or colun. you just offers a field class, It is a suffering to go to the source code many times.
-...

Hello Nayem. I hope Sp page builder retorn a great verson. Because this moment it is poor. I try all builder for some time to choose who i ll work. And i can say thay SP page builder have many problem that impossibility a build smart. I can not undastant why some tihings you make this way, becouse it block any desire to create.
My opinion why you reached a bad rate in JED.
- You are not compatible with the most popular SileShow of JED.
- You are not possible to insert css in each row, addon or colun. you just offers a field class, It is a suffering to go to the source code many times.
- You editor is the bad editor of the joomla. (or a table miserable you have) against another PB. PageBuilder like CK have a full tinymce in their text addon. Quix PB have more that you.
- you love so much padding and marging! Why do you think peolpe love it? It is a builder not a tamplate. You put pagging/margin in image addon and it is impossible chance! Bad, bad. So I buider. I choose my padding and margin always. Ok!? all buider work this way.
- is impossible insert css for module joomla addom I cant add background or padding. it is block create.

So this moment to me is impossible buider with SP Page buider

i hope you come different and power for try it
good luck

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Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Virtuo X
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Did you check SP Page Builder 2 beta with frontend editing https://www.joomshaper.com/blog/introducing-sp-page-builder-2-0-beta-with-frontend-editing ?

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Eigil Andersen
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I hope you have made Gallery a little more advanced.
Currently when you use more galleries in 1 page, ALL images included in one gallery is connected to the other galleries.
So when you view one image in enlarged and use the cursors to change image, you can view images from other galleries this way, which makes it confusing...
Besides that, i am very happy with your Page Builder tool.

Nayem Majhar
Nayem Majhar    Eigil Andersen
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We should check this issue and will be fixed.

Micael Silva Lanaro
Micael Silva Lanaro
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I think that some resources would be useful because they help enough.
the first is support for RGBA, the color and background color. also some tutorials on how to apply funds with video and merge with RGBA colors, and also how to use modules with Hover colors.
Well, I think it makes any more creative website, and are some things I have difficulty.
:(:D

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Alvaro Flores
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download button does not work - 404 error

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Alexandr
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Good afternoon! I really like the SP page Bulder! Prompt!? How can I disable the edit page of the site. Anyone can edit this page? Thank you for SPpb.

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Alexandr
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help me please!:ohow to turn off the external website editing when I did not need?

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