Every time we publish a post or send a newsletter, our valued users ask us plenty of questions on Helix Ultimate’s next release. We are so thrilled to see such an excitement for a template framework that is so dear to us. And, we are happy to let you know that we are inching closer to our long-awaited Helix Ultimate 2.0. Today, we’ve released the Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 1 for you to test what the next-generation Joomla template framework is going to be.

We already have announced the arrival of Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 1 on the Facebook community group of Helix, so that we can have your thoughts on this. Before we finally release it for professional uses, a lot of testing has to be done. 

This is a very early release. We’ve planned some amazing features. And, by the next 6 months, you will see some exciting updates within our popular products. Thanks for choosing us.

Kawshar Ahmed, CEO, JoomShaper.

We mostly want your feedback on the new additions and the improvements. I am sure you are gonna love what we will come up with finally.

What’s in Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 1

The new Helix Ultimate 2.0 will be a game-changer as we have improved the codebase entirely, brought a shiny new design, added Google Analytics, and enabled lazy loading. You would have the option to add Retina logo, realtime preview, advanced options to set up typography, color, and many more. Now, let's watch a quick video of Helix Ultimate 2.0.

New and Exciting Stuff

Let’s explore some of the new arrivals and changes in the groundbreaking Helix Ultimate 2.0

  • Shiny new design
  • Refactored codebase
  • Google Analytics
  • Lazy loading images
  • More options to tweak the typography
  • System to edit predefined presets
  • Option to add Retina logo
  • Realtime changes preview
  • Storing realtime changes to cache and the final one to DB after hitting the save button
  • Preview options for devices like phone, tablet, or computer

Improvements

Alongside bringing new stuff, we also have improved some of the existing features and added lots more to them. Notable improvements include the coming soon page, user experience, layout builder, and many more. Let’s take a look at some of the notable improvements below.

  • Enhanced coming soon page
  • Improved user experience
  • Improved layout builder
  • Boosted performance
  • Scripts & stylesheets are loading with deferring
  • User privilege to add custom.js & custom.scss files

Fixes

We are continuously fixing any issues we come across with Helix Ultimate. You are welcome to report any bug you may find while testing Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 1. Some of the fixes are as follows. 

  • Sticky header stability issue
  • All w3c validation issues
  • JCE media manager's conflicts with HU
  • All other known issues

Roadmap - more exciting features and improvements are yet to have arrived

It’s our first Alpha release. We are working tirelessly to add new features and improve the overall template framework. Features like mega menu builder, more predefined headers & footers, and Joomla 4 compatibility will definitely be your reasons to have a big smile on your face today. Let’s take a look at what more is coming next.

  • Brand new mega menu builder
  • More improvements on the layout builder
  • More predefined headers
  • Pre-defined footers
  • Joomla 4 compatibility
  • And, more...

The Helix framework has revolutionized the templating system in the whole Joomla CMS industry. With the final release of Helix Ultimate 2.0, we will take people’s experience to a new level. The Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 1 is out on GitHub. You can try and see how awesome we have made it so far. Also, do report any bug you face and any improvement or feature you feel necessary. Enjoy.

Try Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 1