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SP Page Builder 4.0 RC: One Step Away From The Stable Release

21 April 2022
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SP Page Builder 4.0 RC: One Step Away From The Stable Release

Good day, Joomlers! The journey toward SP Page Builder 4.0 has been incredible with all of your thoughtful feedback and constant support. And today, we’re dropping the RC version of your favorite Joomla page builder with new features and tons of final touches. 

We wholeheartedly invite you to test the RC version in a staging environment and let us know how you feel about it.

Today’s (Apr 21th) RC 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 an RC release. Feel free to experiment with the release on a staging site and gear up for the stable release as it is only an update away!

Let’s go through the changelog to find out what this update has in store.

SP Page Builder v4.0.0 RC Changelog:

  • New: Added custom column generator feature
  • New: Added a clear button to remove the selected font from the Typography font select box
  • New: Added the option to save customized addon from the inline editor for addon reuse 
  • New: Option to add images from external URLs
  • New: Added Multi-language support for sidebar editor and Saved Items section (Lite version) 
  • Update: Added CSS variable and RGBA support in Color Picker
  • Fix: Column rename issue in layers panel for duplicated sections
  • Fix: Option to Show Column not working once the column is hidden
  • Fix: Testimonial Carousel addon avatar alignment issue in preview mode
  • Fix: Button full width, top margin, and content shows HTML tags issue in Image Layout addon
  • Fix: Duplicate key issue when saving a section
  • Fix: Flip & Bounce animation fails to work in the Image Overlay addon in editor mode
  • Fix: Default padding controller and background color issue in the editor
  • Fix: Duplicate issue in multi-level nested Div addons 
  • Fix: Pricing Table addon title, price shows HTML tags
  • Fix: Testimonials addon review text shows HTML tags
  • Fix: Custom addon width issue in addon’s Advanced settings
  • Fix: Default value issue (for Joomla 4) in the Access field of the toolbar Options 
  • Fix: Row Padding reset to 5px for nested rows
  • Fix: Page becomes invisible when accordion section’s column is duplicated then deleted issue
  • Fix: Slideshow addon custom height issue
  • Fix: Default margin and border radius issue in addons
  • Fix: Addon list not working when disabling all structure addons from the list

Create Custom Column Structure

SP Page Builder 4.0 RC

A new custom column generator has been added in this update which was originally available in the SP Page Builder 3.x series. Now you can create a custom column structure simply by inserting your desired column structure and clicking on Generate. 

Not only that you can also see and edit width percentage, change width by dragging, and access column settings right from the inline editor. We have also set the width to a minimum of 1 grid so that the columns do not disappear while reducing the width by dragging. 

Use Images From External URL

With this update, you can also use images from external URLs on your site. Simply copy the URL of the image you want to use, and paste it into the input field to access the image. 

SP Page Builder 4.0 RC

Get Multi-lingual Support for Sidebar Editor and All Addons 

Good news for people looking to make their site multilingual! SP Page Builder 4.0 now has multi-lingual support for the sidebar editor and all addons. Now you have the freedom to craft your Joomla site in your preferred language without having to manually translate all the items. 

Miscellaneous Fixes & Improvements

Apart from adding new handy features, this bug-squashing update brings tons of fixes and improvements as well. 

CSS variable and RGBA support: The color field now has CSS variable and RGBA support in SP Page Builder 4.0. 

Easily save addons for reuse: We have added a button to save your customized addon for reuse right from the inline editor. 

New button to clear the selected font: With this update, you’ll get the option to clear the font you’ve selected in the Typography font select box. 

In this update, you’ll enjoy many fixes like the column rename issue in the layers panel for duplicated sections, the avatar alignment issue in the Testimonial Carousel addon, and more.

Please go through the changelog once again to find the full list of changes made in this update. 

Wrapping Up

As we are only an update away from the final release, we are excited for you to embrace the ultimate page-building experience in Joomla with SP Page Builder 4.0. Test the RC version on your staging site and let us know what other bugs are still bothering you. We’re all ears! 

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

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

Try SP Page Builder Pro 4.0.0! (RC)Try SP Page Builder Lite 4.0.0! (RC)

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!
Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
5 months ago
The link doesn't work
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
5 months ago
Yes, sorry, we noticed. Will be updated in the next few minutes.
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
5 months ago
Fixed :)
Chaoz
Chaoz
5 months ago
Please add option to disable download of mp3 in audio element thank you!
Muntasir Sakib
Muntasir Sakib
5 months ago
Thanks for your suggestion. Noted!
MS
Michael Steigerwald
5 months ago
Is it still not possible to set access to a row for a usergroup?
It's still only possible to set access for addons.
I was told that SPPB 4 will be able to set access to the whole row. Is this feature comming?
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
5 months ago
Indeed, we both have to wait. It's still the RC version. It was added to the wish list. I promise.
Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
5 months ago
New: Added custom column generator feature
New: Added the option to save customized addon from the inline editor for addon reuse
New: Option to add images from external URLs

The old functionality that is in version 3
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
5 months ago
yes, but we were informed that was added also for SPPB 4 version. Which wasn't before. This is still RC not a stable version yet.
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Morphinestyle
5 months ago
No, no, no... Please make again margin and padding (and other rules) LESS STRONG just like version 3!
With SPPB 3, for example, i can set general paddings and margins for Headings and Paragraphs in a custom css, and ON NEEDS modify it simply putting values in SPPB for this specific elements!

With 4.x CSS are completely ignored: i'm forced to use to use "!important".

Making CSS less strong:
- we can use the general custom CSS rules as default
- we can make a specific customization only when put values for SPPB element
- we avoid to make FULL REDESIGN of SPPB pages after upgrading to 4.

I doesn't make any trial test turnig some my websites from 3 to 4... but i think in this way many of us needs to redesign every page!

Consider also to create a GENERAL CSS SETTING PAGE for SPPB elements.
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Morphinestyle
5 months ago
I will make as soon as possible a test upgrading a complex SPPB website to version 4 and let you know.
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
5 months ago
Ok, but do not use on the production site. Use it on backup / test domain.
M
Morphinestyle
5 months ago
UPDATE:
- updating SPPB from 3.x to 4.x the elements with specific settings (padding and margins) don't loose graphic appearance (GOOD!)
- we cannot use anymore a general CSS rule just like the 3.x; for example if we set "H1 margin-bottom:1.5rem" on a general CSS file loaded from a template: on SPPB 3.x the system respect the CSS file rule until i set an element specific setting on SPPB --filling the elements blank fields--, on 4.x i need to set ELEMENT-BY-ELEMENT every rule for margin and padding, or paste the style on every page element like paragraph or heading (NOT GOOD!), i think also that SPPB pages without specific setting maybe lost appearance after updating from 3.x to 4.x
- the frontend will be the only way to edit pages: note that on granular css stylized websites, the the panel #sp-page-builder-main (and inside elements) has several elements which are invisible or unusable (mostly in every input, checkbox, etc.): i think would be better make a stronger CSS RESET and use a STRONGER CSS SELECTORS SPPB front editing panel elements... i'm spending much time trying to make it display well with existing website CSS (NOT GOOD!)
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Se
5 months ago
still waiting for updates for indigo template.
https://www.j2store.org/blog/general/announcing-j2store-4-0.html

notice: The Login in the support-board does not work for me.. i need to use log-in in the menu-field.

"The security token did not match. The request was aborted to prevent any security breach. Please try again."

there is no security token visible.. may you need to deactivate this?..

best wishes.
Muntasir Sakib
Muntasir Sakib
5 months ago
It will take some time as the stability of j2store is not yet ensured.
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ssnobben
5 months ago
Good info and testing Morphinestyle and hope Joomshaper sort these out asap before stable.
Muntasir Sakib
Muntasir Sakib
5 months ago
Thanks for sharing your thought with us.
PC
Pieter Callebert
5 months ago
I like to create a own header (company rules) via SPPB modules. Module problem
Creating sp page builder module: in Desktop view -
Insert row 2+2+8 -
problems with spacing, “margins” not shown in PB and on actual page: laptop view not shown when changing viewport
PC
Pieter Callebert
5 months ago
2) When Adding a 2 row subdivision or a div element into a column (s) The entire module fails to show on front end in helix ultimate. I did use correct position ?. Without this it is very hard (not to say impossible) to make a decent positioning of multiple logo's on different screens or browsers. Thx for listening joomshaper
Muntasir Sakib
Muntasir Sakib
5 months ago
Glad to know about your finding. We appreciate that.
I
infini
5 months ago
very strange issue, when i turn on the interaction "tilt effect" on a text block, then turn it off.. it continues to tilt on the builder page, but the tilt effect shows properly on the display page
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infini
5 months ago
also what does this mean? "Fix: Default value issue (for Joomla 4) in the Access field of the toolbar Options" - we were looking to see if we "custom fields" have been implemented yet into sp page builder? still cant find it yet? can do from articles, but not sp page builder?
5A
56K Agency
4 months ago
I can't drag&drop (move) addons from a row/column to another...

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