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SP Page Builder 4.0 Beta 2 Brings New Features, Multiple Fixes, and Performance Improvements

22 March 2022
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SP Page Builder 4.0 Beta 2 Brings New Features, Multiple Fixes, and Performance Improvements

Good day, Joomlers! Today, we’re dropping another beta update to your favorite Joomla page builder. This bug-squashing update fixes a handful of issues, brings new features, and performance improvements. Numerous changes have been made to SP Page Builder 4.0 Beta 2 (Lite and Pro). Please go through the changelog to find out what this update has in store.

While we are fine-tuning the SP Page Builder 4.0 towards its stable release, we invite you to experience how it is going to be before it finally arrives.

Today’s (Mar 22nd) Beta version is an experimental release and not ready for production sites. We wholeheartedly appreciate your interest in SP Page Builder 4.0. You are invited to try this Beta version, but DO Not use it on a production site

Please note this is a Beta release. Feel free to experiment with the release on a staging site and let us know you like it so far. Let's take a look at the changelogs of both versions.

SP Page Builder 4.0 Beta 2 (Lite) Changelog:

  • Update: Plus (+) button functionality for adding new items
  • New: Added inline edit functionality for Accordion addon, and Tab addon item title
  • New: Added Google fonts disable option
  • Fix: Section background color and image not showing when importing layout blocks
  • Fix: Feature box addon CSS issue
  • Fix: Column delete from section issue in layer option
  • Fix: Div drag and drop issue inside another Div.
  • Fix: Cursor positioning issue by clicking on text addon in Firefox
  • Fix: Gradient color issue for all addons
  • Fix: Saving page fails to work in Multilingual both in Joomla 3 and Joomla
  • Fix: Showing raw HTML tag in the title

SP Page Builder 4.0 Beta 2 (Pro) Changelog:

  • New: Added inline edit functionality for Button Group, Accordion addon, and Tab addon item title
  • New: Added Google fonts disable option
  • Update: Plus (+) button functionality for adding new items
  • Fix: Section background color and image not showing when importing layout blocks
  • Fix: Feature box addon CSS issue
  • Fix: Column delete from section issue in layer option
  • Fix: Div drag and drop issue inside another Div.
  • Fix: Cursor positioning issue by clicking on text addon in Firefox
  • Fix: Table addon CSS, same id for text addon, border, padding, pages item number infinity, total entry, pagination issue
  • Fix: Gradient color issue for all addons
  • Fix: Google map and OpenStreetMap addon multiple locations not working 
  • Fix: Testimonial carousel addon avatar alignment and initial state not working
  • Fix: Person Addon social icon position and overlay gradient issue
  • Fix: Hover color in Image overlay addon does not work properly in edit mode
  • Fix: Modal Popup addon image width and height not working properly in edit view
  • Fix: Articles addon title typography issue
  • Fix: Article Scroller addon publish date/hour toggle button not working issue.
  • Fix: Image layouts addon image layout poster and custom button gradient not working issue
  • Fix: Team Carousel Addon display issue inside Accordion Addon
  • Fix: Saving page fails to work in Multilingual both in Joomla 3 and Joomla 
  • Fix: Showing raw HTML tag in the title

New Inline Edit Functionality 

In this Beta release, we’ve added Inline edit functionality to edit the title of Button Group, Accordion, and Tab addons. Now, you can easily edit the titles just by clicking on them without having to edit them from the addon editor. This will speed up your workflow by making the overall editing process more intuitive.  

New Google Fonts Disable Option

SP Page Builder 4.0 beta 2

 Previously, SP Page Builder loaded Google Fonts without any disable option. In this Beta 2 release, we have added a Disable Google Fonts option that will allow you to choose whether you want Google Fonts to load or not. 

Simply navigate to the Components > SP Page Builder. From the dashboard go to Settings. Scroll down to find ‘Disable Google Fonts’ and enable it if you don’t want the Google Fonts to load. 

Miscellaneous Fixes and Improvements

This update mainly focuses on bug fixes and improvements to existing features. Some of the notable fixes are mentioned below. 

  •  Added new (+) button: In today’s update, we have updated a new (+) button in the inline editor to easily add a new addon item for all addons. 
  •  Table addon improvements: The table addon got the most improvements. From fixing CSS, the same id for text addon, border, padding, pages item number infinity, total entry, pagination issue — the table addon now works more smoothly. 
  •  Column deletion from layers: Previously if you deleted a column from the layers section, the space occupied by the column would still appear where you couldn’t add a new addon or delete the space.  This issue has been taken care of in this update. 

 Apart from these, a lot of issues have been resolved in today’s update. Please go through the changelog again to find out all the changes made in this release. 

Wrapping Up

We’ve come a long way from our first alpha builds of SP Page Builder 4.0 and our team is working tirelessly to give you the best Joomla page-building experience with SP Page Builder 4.0. Test the beta version on a staging site and let us know your thoughtful feedback in the comments. Happy testing!

Warning: This is an experimental build intended for testing purposes. Please don't use this experimental version in production sites!

This Beta version is an experimental release and not ready for production sites.
 

Try SP Page Builder Pro 4.0.0! (Beta 2)Try SP Page Builder Lite 4.0.0! (Beta 2)

Zareen Tasnim

Zareen Tasnim

Technical Content Writer
Zareen is a technical content writer at JoomShaper. She's a tech enthusiast, writer by day, programmer by night, and always a foodie at heart!
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Alvaro
8 months ago
Its color field still does not support CSS variables, version 3 did support it.
Muntasir Sakib
Muntasir Sakib
8 months ago
Thanks for pointing that out. We will take it into consideration for sure.
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hwweb
8 months ago
i hope you have in the final version more trigger Scroll effects… example Videos frame by frame… or lottie scroll effect timeline
Muntasir Sakib
Muntasir Sakib
8 months ago
Many more surprises are waiting for everyone. That’s what we can assure for now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts though.
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8 months ago
Please also fix bugs from SPPB 3.x which have been already fixed in 3.x.
For example: Router prevents 404 and redirect.
https://www.joomshaper.com/forum/question/12711#qa-answer-61927
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8 months ago
Disabling Google Fonts is no longer functional in this version.

After disabling Google-Fonts in the config.

-> index.php?option=com_sppagebuilder&view=dashboard&tmpl=component#/settings

The pages are still loading the fonts from google.

https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Acme:100,100italic,200,200italic,300,300italic,400,400italic,500,500italic,600,600italic,700,700italic,800,800italic,900,900italic&display=swap
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MF
8 months ago
So, this is the piece of crap that doesn't have Back End? Just throw it away already.
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bouey
8 months ago
Hi,

Do you know when this new version will be released ?
i have to make change in Translate for Sp page builder to be compatible with this new version.

Stéphane
faboba.com
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Matthew
7 months ago
Pages do not appear to save. Have cleared cache and checked in but same issue
Zareen Tasnim
Zareen Tasnim
7 months ago
Hi Matthew, this happens when the session expires. We'll set an alert for this in the next update. Thanks
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Matthew
7 months ago
Hi Zareen, I don't think this is the case. I have just logged in and have got a 'Page data saved successfully' message

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