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SP Page Builder (Pro) 4.x

Updated Last: 22 November 2022

Installation & Update

How to Get SP Page Builder Pro? 

Before downloading SP Page Builder Pro you have to subscribe to a plan. There are three subscription plans available; Basic, Developer, and Extended. We recommend the Developer plan as it offers unlimited website licenses and one-year support. After completing the purchase procedure you will be able to download SP Page Builder Pro.

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How to Download SP Page Builder Pro?

After the successful completion of the subscription procedure, you can now download the extension.

Follow these steps to download SP Page Builder Pro.

Step 1: First, you need to log in to your user dashboard. 

Step 2: After logging in, click on your profile button at the top right corner of the header and select download. 

SP Page Builder 4.0 Installation

Step 3: At the top of the products, there are two options “Templates” and “Extensions”. You need to click the Extension button on the right side.

SP Page Builder 4.0 Installation

Step 4: Now click the Download button on the right side of the SP Page Builder Pro extension block. And your download will start.

How to Install SP Page Builder

Follow these steps to install SP Page Builder for Joomla 4.x. 

Step 1: Log in to your Joomla backend

First, you have to log in to your Joomla admin dashboard using the username and password. The URL to access the administrator page is: www.yourdomain/administrator.

Step 2: Install the Extension

Now go to System>Install>Extensions. Click on the Upload Package File tab to upload the installation file you have downloaded previously. You can drag and drop the file or use the "browse for file" button to add the file and this should upload the extension successfully. 

SP Page Builder 4.0 Installation

Step 3: Access SP Page Builder

From the Dashboard, go to Components and select SP Page Builder. 

SP Page Builder 4.0 Installation

Follow these steps to install SP Page Builder for Joomla 3.x. 

Step 1: Log in to your Joomla backend

First, you have to log in to your Joomla admin dashboard using the username and password. The URL to access the administrator page is: www.yourdomain/administrator.

Step 2: Install the Extension

Now go to Extensions>Manage>Install. Click on the Upload Package File tab to upload the installation file you have downloaded previously. You can drag and drop the file or use the "browse for file" button to add the file and this should upload the extension successfully. 

SP Page Builder 4.0 Installation

Step 3: Access SP Page Builder

From the Dashboard, go to Components and click on SP Page Builder Pro. 

SP Page Builder 4.0 Installation

Add License Key

SP Page Builder 4.0 Installation

To get official updates and the possibility to update using the Joomla system please fill the two required fields:

  • License Key (long, 32 digit code)
  • and email (this same which you used during the registration process).

To do that, go to SP Page Builder Dashboard>Settiings>License & Update

How to Update SP Page Builder

SP Page Builder (Pro) can be updated or upgraded like any other Joomla! extension just by installing a new version on the current one. You do not have to uninstall the previous version; in fact, you MUST NOT do that. Make sure that your hosting account is using at least PHP 7.0.x, if not - please ask hosting support for help or switch to a higher version directly from the hosting admin panel.

Note! If you have installed an older version of SP Page Builder lower than 1.2, for example, 1.0.4 - please upgrade first to the 1.4 version if possible. If you need that version please contact the support team.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Make database backup.
  2. Update template to last stable version, if it's based on Helix3 / Helix Ultimate - make sure that framework was updated as well.
  3. Update JCE editor to the last stable version (2.6.29+).
  4. Download the last stable version of SP Page Builder Pro - v3.8x if you have an older version than 3.1.3
  5. if you had installed the 2x series - update to 2.5.4 first then test pages, then download the last stable version of SP Page Builder Pro v3.8x.
  6. Update SPPB Pro to the last stable version of 4.x.
  7. Clear browser cached files.
  8. Clear Joomla cached files.
  9. Check pages from the Dashboard and front-end view.

Note! In some cases, during an update from the old version, you may lose access to the Joomla admin area. Don't worry in that case you have to manually (via FTP) delete the folder:  administrator\modules\mod_sppagebuilder_admin_menu - then after updating to SPPB 4.x all should be OK again.

How to Update From SP Page Builder v3.x to v4.x

  1. Make database backup.
  2. Update template to last stable version, if it's based on Helix3 / Helix Ultimate - make sure that framework was updated as well.
  3. Update JCE editor to the last stable version (2.6.29+).
  4. Download the last stable version of SP Page Builder Pro - v3.8.x if you have an older version than 3.1.3
  5. if you had installed the 2x series - update to 2.5.4 first then test pages, then download the last stable version of SP Page Builder Pro v3.8.x.
  6. Download the latest SP Page Builder 4 version from JoomShaper’s website.  
  7. Install the downloaded file like you would install any other Joomla extension. 
  8. Update SPPB Pro to the last stable version of 4.x.
  9. Clear browser cached files.
  10. Clear Joomla cached files.
  11. Check pages from the Dashboard and front-end view.

Note! Once you update to SP Page Builder 4.x from SP Page Builder v3.x,  you can not roll back to SP Page Builder 3.x version. Make sure to test the page builder on a staging site and see if everything works as it should. 

How to Get SP Page Builder Lite?

 You can download the Lite version of SP Page Builder from the product landing page

SP Page Builder from Lite to Pro

The Lite version does not have PRO features, even with the license key inside. To use all PRO features, please:

  1. Download (link) and Install an SP Page Builder Pro version over the Lite version.
  2. Insert the License key 32-digit (from the JoomShaper account) and e-mail* inside SP Page Builder > Options
  3. Clean Joomla cache.
  4. Clean the Browser cache deeply.
  5. Check on 2nd browser as well.
  6. Enjoy all PRO features.

*Use exactly the same email you entered while signing up for the JoomShaper account. 

Difference Between Lite & Pro

The main difference between Lite (Free) and Pro versions of SP Page Builder is the number of available addons, premade layouts (that make it easy to create engaging page designs), and features. Only the Pro version has the option to enable Joomla Article Integration and use the Export and Import Page buttons. As part of your Premium subscription, you get access to the support forum.