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How to create a blog in SPPB ?

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Hi,

I would like to create a Blog using the editor of SP Pagebuilder and Helix Ultimate to create a blog layout like this :
http://prntscr.com/m796xh

A vertical layout with 1 column of articles, where there can be an Icon or image on the left side and the other article information on the right side and a read more button.

Of course I would also like to manage the layout of the total article using the SPPB ...

Can you point me out how this could be done ? Is there a template available ?
I searched the templates but could not find one, or I overlooked the obvious ...

Thanks

Francis

10 Answers

Tabassum - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi Francis

Nice to hear you. SP Page Builder and Helix Ultimate are predefined framework so as per your demand it is currently not possible this site.You may also look our another template thats tag are news, magazine, travel or blog. May be those template makes your demand fulfil.
Link is https://www.joomshaper.com/joomla-templates.

Rather than to fulfil your demand you may hire a programer or customise it self.


Thank you.

Francis

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi Tabassum,

Not shure it was nice to hear me, since you ask me to find a programmer or customise myself ... ;)

On the Joomshaper site you mention 100+ themes and templates ...
Some of them have blog functionallity and 3 are mentioned as "Blog"

When I try to create a new Page from SPPB, only 45 templates can be installed directly from SPPB.
Why are those other templates not available to install directly as a new page ?
For as far as I can see, not one of the available pages has Blog functionnality.

Maybe I have overlooked it, but can you indicate a Helix Ultimate / SPPB template that can be loaded as a new page directly into SP Page Builder with Blog functionality ?

I'm particulary interested in the pages from the Stellar template, it has nice blog variations.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Francis

Francis

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi,

I want to come back on my query on how to create a blog using SPPB.

I want to create a blog menu from a new SPPB page using the blog template page as used in the Stellar template.

http://prntscr.com/misd10
http://demo.joomshaper.com/?template=stellar

Can you please indicate me how to create a new page in SPPB with the template blog page as used in the Stellar template blog ? (or indicate me where I can find instructions ?)

Thank you in advance for your reply

Francis

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
We used there: Category Blog view + HTML/CSS override.
You can reproduce this view even on Raw Helix Ultimate but it requests code customization.

Francis

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi Paul,

Thank you for your reply.
The Stellar Blog really looks very nice ! I would love to use it on my site !
I'm trying to set up a Blog using the Catergoy Blog view and SPPB for the article layout,
but the look is (very very ) poor compared to what you are teasing us with in the Stellar Blog.

Would it be possible to export / import the SPPB page for that Stellar blog page ?
Could you also share the HTML/CSS override and other customization code needed to create a blog as in the Stellar blog template ?

I'm sure a lot of Helix Ultimate users are interested in this new Stellar blog ... ;-)

Thank you in advance for you cooperation.

Best Regards,

Francis

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
It's not so simple, in my private option it's a customization task beyond support.
We assume that developers have knowledge about the basics of HTML + CSS.

Francis

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi Paul,

Thank you for your reply.
You have a point that *basic* knowledge of html + CSS can be assumed, although that is not an issue here.

BUT...

Please read what you are promoting on your website about the possibilties that are offered by PageBuilder and the Helix Ultimate template. Let me qoute your website :

#1 Drag & Drop Joomla Page Builder
Create awesome Joomla pages in minutes, not hours or days. The page builder comes with a range of built-in templates, as well as a great selection of useful add-ons that can be dragged and dropped into places.

More Than 100 Joomla Templates
Ready to take your Joomla site to the next level? Give your CMS a beautiful design to draw in more visitors. Every subscription plan lets you download all our Joomla templates & extensions and use them right away.

New : 5 Joomla templates updated with latest components and enhancements

Not only is the new Stellar template promoted on your website, I was personaly informed by newsletter that Stellar v1.2 was released.
I have looked at the template and saw your magnificent Blog template which I want to use on my website.

All I ask for is what you are promoting : to be able to download that Stellar Blog template and to be able to use it right away.

I suppose you are not into misleading people to let them believe that all those nice templates are possible, but in fact they are all especialy custom developped for promotional purposes only, are you ?

So can you please indicate where or how I can download that Stellar Blog template, as I'm unable to download it from a New SPPB page in the template section ?

It seems ok to me if some *basic* html of CSS coding is necessary to adapt the template for personal neads, but the template should be available to your (paying) customers to download and use it right away as you are saying on your website.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards

Francis
[email protected]

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
I will ask you in a similar way. No offense.

You buy a new car in a factory. But you want to mix some parts from model A, B, C... do you get them for free?

Francis

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi Paul,

Thank you for your answer.
I think your example is a little off key here.

I do not want mixed parts of different models, I only want 1 modal : the Stellar Bolg template as shown here on your demo site : http://prntscr.com/misd10

But since you bring up the car example, let me compare this to the Stellar Bog template.

I was informed as all your customers of the new release of the Stellar Blog Template Car by newsletter.
I take e look at the catalog of this new all-in-one promotion on the live demo and see a fantastic looking Stellar Blog Template Car.
On the website they promisse you that every thing is included, just put in the key and your ready to drive.
Not in days, hours but right away you have your car up and running.

Quote from your website :
"Up for launching a website with an engrossing design and essential functionalities for your creative business? Then you’ve found the right one. Stellar is exactly what you have been looking for.

Stellar is JoomShaper’s June 2018 Joomla template. It is a perfect choice (ready solution) for any creative agency, freelance artist, designer, photographer, marketing agency and all kind of related/similar professional or commercial websites. If you need to showcase your portfolio, keep blogging, present your best attributes & abilities and even much more, Stellar is here for you. It’s fully ready to promote skilled designers and professionals who wish to share their services. Also, the template improves your company’s web perception.

With a touch of imagination, you can also apply Stellar to other topics. It is quick to setup, easy to customize and personalize. You can easily change basic things like texts, images, layout, colors, and fonts to enhance your site’s visual appeal. Stellar comes with SP Page Builder Pro 3, so you can construct your own webpages using the page builder’s front-end drag-and-drop live editing system.

Stellar is developed on JoomShaper’s Helix Ultimate template framework. It utilizes the latest Bootstrap 4 library, fully-responsive (mobile friendly), with additional features to control responsiveness and major browser compatibility.

No coding skills necessary. You can be on the web in less than an hour!


Since I have a paying agreement with Joomshaper Car manufactoring company for unlimited use of all promoted cars, this is where I say : YES I want that car !

But then hell starts, nothing is what it seems ...

1) I want to order the car, but here I'm already stuck : the template is NOT available for direct download as are other templates in a new SPPB page.
2) It seems that the promised car is actualy not available in the way it is promoted, it is kind of an assembled prototype to be used on a car exposition.

In my understanding this very much looks like you are promissing things that are not available at this moment.
You make a nice brochure of a car, but it's for a prototype car that only could be made by specialized builders.

As I said before, I can understand that for adapting the Stellar Blog template to personal needs, html and CSS coding skils are needed - but that is not what you ar saying on in the brochure ! So for standard usage - of the shelf - basic functionallity should work as it is shown on your demowebsite and as you specify : No coding skills necessary. You can be on the web in less than an hour.

That being said and with no offence, but you owe it to your customers to make it work as promised on your website in 5 flavours.

So Paul, what kind of solution can you come up with ?

Looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards

Francis
[email protected]

ps : you can also touch base with me via PM

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
sorry, but tomorrow I will be offline, and today is late.
Please ping me on Thursday.


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