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Update: Helix Ultimate 1.1 Comes With Most Requested Features

07 May 2019
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Update: Helix Ultimate 1.1 Comes With Most Requested Features

Helix framework has been the most loved and appreciated Joomla template framework in the history of Joomla. Helix Ultimate took the experience to a whole new level and helped rewrite the history. The secret behind this tremendous success is we care to provide everything that the users need. Today is another remarkable day when we are releasing a major update of Helix Ultimate.

The wait is over, now let's have a glimpse at the full changelog of Helix Ultimate v1.1

  • New: Progress bar to indicate the reading timeline
  • New: Purge button added to remove CSS cache and Sass files from the system
  • New: Show/hide related articles, manage number of posts and view types
  • New: Enable/disable body modules on article details page
  • New: Controls for social share icons added
  • New: Responsive options added to typography for font size
  • New: Show/hide tags on blog listing page
  • Fix: Off-canvas menu item dropdown for menu heading and separator types
  • Fix: Edit button style and position updated on article details page
  • Fix: Social share with rating positioning issue
  • Fix: Mobile SVG logo issue
  • Fix: Image URL issue when compression enabled
  • Fix: Article format tab style on frontend article editing

Reading Progress Bar

Helix Ultimate has been the base of numerous news and blogging platforms. With Medium on the rise, online blogging has got a new set of audience who are patient but like to know about how much time they are investing in reading an article. The new Reading Time Progress Bar feature does just that. If enabled, when any user is scrolling through a Joomla article, a bar will be on the top or bottom showing the reading progress. What's more exciting, you have controls for defining the line height, changing the color and setting its position. You’ll find the feature from Helix Ultimate > Blog > Details > Reading Time Progress Bar.

Update: Helix Ultimate 1.1 Comes With Most Requested Features & Huge Performance Boost

Related Articles

Another intriguing rather demanding feature for blog/news/magazine websites is showing related content to the visitors to keep them engaged with the platform. Showing related contents to new visitors can turn them into potential readers. Today's update brings this feature to Helix Ultimate. You’ll have the control over the view type, changing title and the number of related articles you want to show. You’ll find the feature from Helix Ultimate > Blog > Details > Related Articles.

Update: Helix Ultimate 1.1 Comes With Most Requested Features & Huge Performance Boost

Typography Responsiveness

Having the same font size across all devices will certainly break your website design. Setting different font sizes for different devices makes your site more responsive and more engaging to the user's eye. Today’s update brings global typography responsiveness setting for font size. You can access the settings from Helix Ultimate > Typography.

Update: Helix Ultimate 1.1 Comes With Most Requested Features & Huge Performance Boost

Other New Features

Let us not forget about the little new features that help Helix Ultimate be the best Joomla template framework. We have added a “Purge” button to CSS compression for removing previously stored cached files. We added social icon add/drop functionality and you can enable/disable their visibility on the blog page whenever you want to. The functionality to control module visibility on the body area of blog details page is introduced as well. You can also show/hide article tags on the blog listing page from now on.

Update: Helix Ultimate 1.1 Comes With Most Requested Features & Huge Performance Boost

Notable fixes that come with today's update

Along with all the new features released in today’s update, we have addressed a few known issues of Helix Ultimate. We solved the off-canvas dropdown visibility for menu heading and separator menu types. We fixed the positioning issue of rating and social icons. SVG image type support added for mobile logo. Broken image URL when CSS compression is enabled issue has been addressed as well. We have also improved the styling of the frontend “Edit” button and article format editing on frontend view.

The love and support we get from you for Helix framework is beyond imagination. Today’s update brings the most requested features and fixes. If you think we missed anything or like to have something new in Helix Ultimate, don’t forget to let us know in the comments below. Thanks for being with JoomShaper. Happy Developing.

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Mo Ahmed
Mo Ahmed
3 years ago
Can't wait to test this one out! Well done all!
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
3 years ago
Thanks :D
Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
3 years ago
But the question is override the template decided?
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
3 years ago
it's updated version of "old" Helix Ultimate, so yes it will override all files.
Except custom.css and custom.js , anyway -- backup first
Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
3 years ago
Helix Ultimate Framework 1.0.5

The old version is specified in the settings
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
3 years ago
It will be fixed tomorrow
Now just edit : plugins\system\helixultimate.xml
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Gian Luca, you can check now. And thanks for the heads up :)
Alina
Alina
3 years ago
Helix Ultimate Framework 1.0.5

The old version is specified in the settings
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
That's so nice of you to point out Alina. We'll take care of it as soon as possible.
Alina
Alina
3 years ago
If it's not hard for you, write about it here when you fix it.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Will surely do :)
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
It's fixed now :) Thanks for the heads up.
SN
Siam Naulak
3 years ago
Thank you so much, especially for the "Related Articles" feature...
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
We're glad that you like it :)
Chris
Chris
3 years ago
Ooh some nice extra features here :)

Does the font size responsiveness apply to menu too? I often find the break points of the menu between desktop and mobile see the menu headings split over two lines, effectively breaking the navigation on certain screen sizes.
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
3 years ago
In many cases, not font size is not a problem but used font type or space between menu items.
But yes, navigation got also font size for desktop/tablet/mobile.
Chris
Chris
3 years ago
Also, what is the huge performance boost in relation to? Always good to find things help websites load even more quickly, but I can't see it mentioned above :)
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Chirs, it's a major product update. We've gone from v1.0 to v1.1 with introducing some handy features and fixing a handful number of known issues. We have added a Purge button to make CSS cache management simpler by removing previously stored cached files so that you can see the changes instantly. We have addressed the image URL broken issue. We also introduced module enable/disable functionality so that the article list and article details page can handle modules separately thus making page speed faster. Hence we could say the product got a performance boost. Won't you agree?
M
manager777ilya
3 years ago
Good day. And what has been added to improve performance?
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi manager777ilya, I guess I can say the same as I did to Chris. It's a major product update. We've gone from v1.0 to v1.1 with introducing some handy features and fixing a handful number of known issues. We have added a Purge button to make CSS cache management simpler by removing previously stored cached files so that you can see the changes instantly. We have addressed the image URL broken issue. We also introduced module enable/disable functionality so that the article list and article details page can handle modules separately thus making page speed faster. Hence we could say the product got a performance boost. Won't you agree?
Chris
Chris
3 years ago
Ahh I see, excellent :)
Ralf N.
Ralf N.
3 years ago
Before developing everytime new functions i wish to see that you make things stable. Actually the smartsearch isn't working anymore - however :(
pepperstreet
pepperstreet
3 years ago
Same issue here. I can confirm that the SmartSearch AUTO-SUGGEST feature does not work. The MenuItem/Component search input does NOT show any suggestions. But the MODULE search input does! By the way, the issue is also in previous release v1.0.5
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
3 years ago
please delete that folder
templates\shaper_helixultimate\html\com_finder
and check again.
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
3 years ago
We've fixed the issue with the latest update.

Thanks
H
HDcms
3 years ago
Hello,
Super a new version. :)
I had several times the answer
[quote]Hi there, Thanks for your reply. We will fix it next version. Thanks[/quote]
https://www.joomshaper.com/forums/disappearance-tab-creation-article-front-end
Super but I see it, not corrected :(
regards
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hello HDcms, I checked your request with the team and found out it's on the queue. The next update shouldn't take long hopefully you'll have it in there. Also, I was checking your forum post and the videocast has expired, could you please update it there? Thanks for your cooperation.
H
HDcms
3 years ago
Hello Saifur

I give you access to the site with temporary access as author (I put it on the link https://www.joomshaper.com/forums/disappearance-tab-creation-article-front-end that I reopened because easier for following).
Note that this does not work on the latest version of firefox
The tabs (and even the labels of the fields) disappear on hover.
I hope not to wait (again 6 months!?)

Regards

Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
It's been taken care of. Thanks for your cooperation :)
Dwi
Dwi
3 years ago
I'm super excited about this particular new update [b]Off-canvas menu item dropdown for menu heading and separator types[/b] Thank you for making it happen! ;)
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
You're welcome Dwi. We always try to provide what our users want :)
Chris
Chris
3 years ago
This one is great, excellent to see it sorted :)
AS
Alexandro Santos
3 years ago
Would you like to know if the issue of editing the theme has already been resolved?

Error: [b]Somethings wrong, Try again[/b]
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
I'm afraid I do not understand what you mean.
A
Ales
3 years ago
I tried this blog option Reading Time Progress Bar but nothing was shown. Is there any other adjustment I need to do besides the switch On the button in the Template options?
I would be also grateful for "related articles" instructions. Thanks & regards
chierasr
chierasr
3 years ago
Same for me, just update helix ultimate to 1.1 and not appear any option related with reading time ate template > blog > details
same with Helix Ultimate > Blog > Details > Related Articles.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Ales, to enable the Reading Time Progress Bar you need to browse to Joomla Backend > Extensions > Templates > (Select) your HU template > Template Options > Blog > Details > Turn on Reading Time Progress Bar. Once you turn on the feature you'll have access to make customization like changing the bar color, width, and its position.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Chierasr, as for Progress Bar, you need to browse

Joomla Backend > Extensions > Templates > (Select) your HU template > Template Options > Blog > Details > Turn on Reading Time Progress Bar. Once you turn on the feature you'll have access to make customization like changing the bar color, width, and its position.

as for Related Articles, browse to

Joomla Backend > Extensions > Templates > (Select) your HU template > Template Options > Blog > Details > Turn on Related Articles. Once you turn on the feature you'll have access to make customization like rename the title, set the number, and change the view type.
A
Ales
3 years ago
Hi, What if I did all of this and still nothing?
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Ales, then I'm afraid it's not working only on your site. In that case I'd suggest if you have an active subscription please post the issue in detail on our [url="https://www.joomshaper.com/forums"]Support Forum[/url] and one of our support engineers will be there to assist you.
C
cmfionline
3 years ago
I have the wine corp template and do not see this option under Details
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi cmfionline, you see we have just updated the Helix Ultimate template. So all the features and fixes you see above are only available to Helix Ultimate. You'll have these functions to your template when your specific template gets update. We have wine corp on our template update list, so no worries you'll have it.
A
Ales
3 years ago
Ok, I will do that. Thanks
G
George
3 years ago
Hi, where is that purge css, scss button?
G
George
3 years ago
OK I see it, you must enable "Compress CSS Files" first.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Exactly :p
josflachs
josflachs
3 years ago
Are there any plans to include Fontawesome 5?
Compliments on the improvements!
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Thanks :) And yes it's in our plan. But there's a compatibility issue, adding Fontawesome 5 will break sites built with previous versions, so it's a tough call to make. However, we are considering it. We'll see what we can do.
S
ssnobben
3 years ago
Thanks Joomshaper star team guys! :D
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
We should thank you instead. You are our inspiration. The love and support we get from you are beyond imagination.
Joomla! Man
Joomla! Man
3 years ago
This is amazing. :o
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
We're glad you liked it :)
N
Nel
3 years ago
Would have been nice if the option to switch off the Open Graph would finally work. Is an issue since 1.04.
After every update I have to change \templates\shaper_helixultimate\html\layouts\joomla\content\full_image.php
in line 16 : to
$og = $tplParams->get('og', 0);
Default is 1 and switching it off has no effect.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Nel, thanks for reporting this issue. I have forwarded it to the development team. You should have it fixed shortly.
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
3 years ago
Good news, we solved the problem already. In next update should be much better. thanks.
MR
Massimo Taiku Rossi
3 years ago
Good Morning,
are the Related Articles not clickable? If yes, how can I go about making them?
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Yes, they are. You just need to turn on the feature by going to Joomla Backend > Extensions > Templates > (Select) your HU template > Template Options > Blog > Details > Turn on Related Articles.
The articles will become clickable automatically once you turn on the feature.
MR
Massimo Taiku Rossi
3 years ago
The module is active, but not clickable.
Is it a bug, o someting else?
Thank you.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
The issue appears to be only specific to your site. I'd advise you to contact the [url="https://www.joomshaper.com/forums"]Support Forum[/url]. Thanks
M
mohammadhossein
3 years ago
related articles just show latest article not show related article :(
language site : arabic
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
3 years ago
Related articles match with the category and tags. Please make sure that you added proper tags to your articles.

Thanks
T
taskfollow
3 years ago
we have updated to 1.1 and now we see there is new version .what have you fixed on the helix version 1.1.1 ?
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
3 years ago
Yes, the new version fixes some minor issues like smart search.

Thanks
B
Behrouz
3 years ago
Hello , I can not hide footer or logo/Header.I have Zero Module.my goal was to create Slideshow on first page with no Menu or Footer.How to hide those?
B
Behrouz
3 years ago
allright , I added a new name in Page Class's Box (in Menu) and then wrote css and put in custom css Box in template.just alternative way.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Fantastic! you were able to solve the problem by yourself. In case you need professional advice, contact [url="https://www.joomshaper.com/forums"]Support Forum[/url].
A
Ajeje
3 years ago
In latest version (1.1.1) open graph doesn't work/appear
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Ajeje, could you please explain the issue?
D
Dieter
3 years ago
The linklist with pagetitles is side by side when pages activated in plugin pagebreak and look like this:

Pages
Test 3 Pages in articelPage 2Page 3All Pages
Page 1 of 3
lorem ipsum introduction of following pages
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Dieter, It's not clear what you are trying to say. Could you please explain it a bit further? Perhaps use some screenshots may be?
D
Dieter
3 years ago
of course, take a look at the screenshot. Red marked is the problem
[img]https://www.totallyweb.de/images/projekte/hu.jpg[/img]
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Dieter, could you please check your inbox? One of our support engineers has contacted you regarding your issue. You need to re-create the error in order for him to come up with a solution. Thanks for your cooperation.
D
Dieter
3 years ago
Thank you! You get this error as you see in the picture in case of configure plugin content-pagebreak presentation style Pages (not tabs or slide) Look at "[url="http://joomlalover.net/joomla/index.php/single-article/2-uncategorised"]Single Article with 3 pages[/url]"
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
You can reload now to see the problem fixed. One of our support engineers has looked into the issue and inboxed you the fix. Have a nice day :)
A
amin
3 years ago
thank you for build this powerful tools.
i have a question:
i created a website with helix ultimate, and make a css class for one of the page.
but css class effected to all body of same page instead of component.
please guide.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Amin, it seems you require support for this specific problem. Unfortunately, since you do not have any subscription I cannot recommend you to the forum. However, the Helix community is very helpful, you can [url="https://www.facebook.com/groups/helix.framework/"]post your problem there[/url] and I'm sure somebody will lend you a hand.
A
alinasser
3 years ago
I love helix, it's make joomla best CMS..
But , please I Need add field for caption image, and add image to RSS. That's important for CMS.
Thank you
A
alinasser
3 years ago
Second important thing, in Layout Block, I think if we have add blocks like :6+3+3+4+4+4 like SP Page builder.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
3 years ago
Hi Alinasser,

Thanks for the suggestions. I think these features would be a great addition in the next update of Helix Ultime. I'll be sure to convey your ideas to the development team.

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