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SP Page Builder 3.0 RC is here with tweaked UX and improvements

07 November 2017
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SP Page Builder 3.0 RC is here with tweaked UX and improvements

After releasing the Alpha and Beta versions, today we are making the SP Page Builder 3.0 release candidate (RC) available to download. Like the way, JoomShaper spearheaded the Joomla web application industry with a number of high-quality Joomla templates and the best page builder ever built for Joomla site development, this time we want to offer more and take Joomla to another level of popularity with this signature product. This pre-release version of SP Page Builder 3 comes with fixes and some amazing improvements. This is the last version before the stable release of SP Page Builder 3 which is scheduled to be released on 13th November.

We would like to give big thanks to all our testers who is continuously giving us their feedbacks and test reports. 

We have fixed all the known issues from Beta with this RC release. Also, we have improved the overall experiences of using SP Page Builder 3 by improving its UX in addons. The flex grid issue and custom CSS in live editor issues have been fixed. We have also repositioned the image addon title. Some of our testers raised an issue with the background YouTube video feature which we’ve fixed by making the video silent. Among several newly added things, a significant one is the option to add the items at the center of a column.

Changelog for SP Page Builder 3 RC is given below.

  • New: Align items at center of column (edited)
  • Tweak: Image addon title position
  • Tweak: UX improved
  • Fix: Flex Grid issue
  • Fix: Show all button 404 error for Article addon (edited)
  • Fix: Page custom CSS in live editor
  • Fix: Column background image (External URL)
  • Fix: YouTube video background now muted
  • Fix: Pricing Table issue fixed

Wondering when the stable version will arrive? Well, let’s look at the release timeline for SP Page Builder 3.

Installation tips

This version of SP Page Builder 3.0 RC will work ONLY on fresh Joomla installations. Be sure to have a fresh Joomla instance on your test ground in order to try this. Do not use this experimental version to upgrade to the future stable version of SP Page Builder (even if it was uninstalled).

System requirements

  • Fresh Joomla 3.8 version
  • PHP 64 bit & PHP 7.0

I swear I will not use this RC version on a production/live site.

So, what are you waiting for? Experience SP Page Builder 3.0 and discover its exciting features! Please let us know your feedback and opinions as well!

Try SP Page Builder Now    Download SP Page Builder 3

Comments (37)

Svyatoslav
Svyatoslav
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After the release of SP Page Builder 3.0 Stable, the price will change?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Svyatoslav
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You had chance to buy subscription with discount during Halloween . So who knows....

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radek    Svyatoslav
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Why should they change the price?

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Dixara
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Excelente!!!!

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Dixara
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Thanks, we worked really hard. Now we have to focus to fix all known issues before 13 Nov.

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mhammock
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Is there a blog write up about the difference of v3 vs 2.0 and what the advantages are for upgrading? Pics included?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    mhammock
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Not yet, because we can compare only stable versions, right.
SPPB 3 is successor of version 2. New features, More Speed, UX improved etc.

TK
Ton Kemp
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Will I be able to use the Joomla Custom fields options in SP Page builder V3??

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Ton Kemp
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Can you explain more? You mean in Articles with SPPB mode enabled ?

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    Paul Frankowski
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I agree, IMHO that is the minimum custom fields feature for the "Integration mode". Probably easy to get it for the current article and that mode. 1 Addon to select and filter the custom field or the entire group. If the article or addon triggers the crucial content_plugin event... I guess, it could even utilize the editor XTD modal dialog to insert the plugin syntax... probably no need to re-invent the wheel?!
But I see one drawback with such a solution: It is for 1 specific article only. I would suggest to think about a more complex and useful solution. Something that works more...

I agree, IMHO that is the minimum custom fields feature for the "Integration mode". Probably easy to get it for the current article and that mode. 1 Addon to select and filter the custom field or the entire group. If the article or addon triggers the crucial content_plugin event... I guess, it could even utilize the editor XTD modal dialog to insert the plugin syntax... probably no need to re-invent the wheel?!
But I see one drawback with such a solution: It is for 1 specific article only. I would suggest to think about a more complex and useful solution. Something that works more "dynamically". Basically the Pagebuilder turns into a "template/view" engine. I guess the current com_content integration is the right place for such an extended functionality. IMHO, it would need to get the current view context... then it might work for any article, based on view/category. Since categories drive the custom fields group relation. All section, column and addon text-fields could be "connected/assigned" to a certain custom field. (Hope this makes sense )

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Pavel
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As I've been waiting for these opportunities... Finally! )

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Pavel    Pavel
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Update from version 2 to 3?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Pavel
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In most cases One Click. But you have to 2x custom addons or addons inside 3party templates, many times I have old code there, too old.

Gavin Bates
Gavin Bates
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Will there be a calendar add on.

I know I have asked many times and been told you are working on it and looking to add it to the next release ...

Thanks

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Gavin Bates
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In 3.0 probably not, but yes I remember about it, and I hope soon.

Gavin Bates
Gavin Bates    Paul Frankowski
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OK Thanks,

we really do have problems finding a calendar option to add to websites for schools that is safe and more importantly fits the design theme of your templates.

It is a real shame you do not have this - even if it is a simple calendar.

It would be great if it fitted in with latest news & upcoming events ...

Shayan Davoodi
Shayan Davoodi
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Oh c'mon... This is RC please let me use it on a productive website

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Shayan Davoodi
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You can, but on your own risk. We cannot stop you, right.

David Podesta
David Podesta
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looking forward to the release. looks awesome.

Will the integration with ultimate shortcode still work and will installed ultimate shortcode addons upgrade.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    David Podesta
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To be honest I didn't check it yet. But I hope developer of ultimate shortcode is reading it ? If not, ask him. He has few days till 13 November. It's his "duty", object of care.

pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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Honestly, I have to repeat myself: You are way to fast for me to catch up. Currently, I don't have the free time to test your new version, at least not as much and in detail I wanted to. Since you are in RC already, I guess you can't change, nor add anything. Right? I hope you have thought about "3rd-party" extendability? For instance: Adding page and section templates incl. custom grouping under a certain name. Any possibility to ship custom CSS? Maybe the wrong place to discuss all this... I know, I should open forum topics instead... but as I mentioned earlier, I am missing the valuable...

Honestly, I have to repeat myself: You are way to fast for me to catch up. Currently, I don't have the free time to test your new version, at least not as much and in detail I wanted to. Since you are in RC already, I guess you can't change, nor add anything. Right? I hope you have thought about "3rd-party" extendability? For instance: Adding page and section templates incl. custom grouping under a certain name. Any possibility to ship custom CSS? Maybe the wrong place to discuss all this... I know, I should open forum topics instead... but as I mentioned earlier, I am missing the valuable free time.

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Arafat Bin Sultan
Arafat Bin Sultan    pepperstreet
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Thank you pepperstreet, for your feedback. If you could open a forum discussion regarding this, the dev team could discuss there more about it.

Alina
Alina
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Hello! Please add the ability to insert the module into the modal window.

Arafat Bin Sultan
Arafat Bin Sultan    Alina
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Hi Alina, we'll do it in future. Thanks for your suggestion.

Alina
Alina    Arafat Bin Sultan
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Thanks for the answer! I will wait.

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Bernd Butscher
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Hi, I requested an enhancement months ago, "adding a single article". Why did you not add this, why is still only adding all articles of a category.

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    Bernd Butscher
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Hello Bernd, just curious... would you mind to explain the use case? Do you want to display the entire/full article? What is the purpose? (and is it useful for the majority of PB users?

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Bernd Butscher    pepperstreet
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Hi,
the use case is a big existing site which should be integrated quickly (in the first step) into PB. Yes, I want to display the full article.
Thanks

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    Bernd Butscher
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Hello again, sounds like you want to "convert" existing single articles into PB "pages"? Are you sure about it? If you have a lot of such articles... I would not go this route.

BB
Bernd Butscher    pepperstreet
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Yes, this is my idea and sounds to me for a quick approach to convert. Even you have the mechanism already available of adding categories of articles to PB. So why not add just a combobox with article selection?

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    Bernd Butscher
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Conversion: Then choose PB pro's article integration. As far as I know, you still keep the original content... could serve as a reference for copy/paste. Just switch to "PageBuilder" editor mode and re-build the article. Hence there is NO pagebuilder content in category blog/list views!
Single article: Even J! core does not have a single article display module Funnily the article module has an "exclude" parameter for ID's... but no "include". Strange, isn't it

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Faison
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Now that this baby is about to ship maybe we can also get an article on customizing the Helix 3 template - specifically the menu. Even better would be a YouTube video.

farhad
farhad
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Hey guys
Thanks for nice works

please add two option on next release:
1- custom ordering for column in mobile version (now ordering begin from the left column)
2- add component and pagination for blog in sppagebuilder

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ISABEL MATO LOPEZ
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im desperate waitinggggg v3 ?

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amdpapa
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WHEN!!!!???? SP PB3 ~~~~!!!!

Alberto Salazar
Alberto Salazar
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Why in the new version 3.0 of SP Page Builder Pro, it is necessary to enter the license and email to be able to use the component?

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charoula
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YouTube video as row background is not muted...

How can i make it appear muted?

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