Widgetkit 2.7 released

New RSS feed content provider, custom map markers and a datepicker

Apr
22
Widgetkit 2.7 released

We've updated Widgetkit to 2.7 today. This new version includes new custom fields like the Google Marker and a date and pathpicker. Moreover, you can now display any RSS feed on your website with the new added Content Provider. Of course this new version brings further improvements and fixes.

RSS Feed Content Provider

From now on you can display RSS feeds on your website. The new Content Provider fetches the latest news from a given RSS feed by adding the source link and renders the feed items respecting the chosen limit setting.

Custom Map Marker

You can now individualize the marker icon on your map widgets. Each location field contains an additional field to change the marker icon for this item. It is also possible to change the marker icons for all widget items at once in the settings. Simply insert a hex color code to change the marker to any color. But that's not all, create a custom marker by inserting the path to your own marker image. That's a quite cool gimmick if you want to display your company on the map. Therefore, you could just pick your company's logo and set the location.

Widgetkit 2.7 Custom Map Marker

Path and Datepicker

We added two new custom fields to Widgetkit, which simplify selecting paths to files or folders and dates in a calendar. If you want to build a custom event widget the datepicker eases picking the right date by opening a calendar in your backend. The pathpicker resembles the default media picker but allows to choose e.g. pdf and zip files to provide them on your website as downloads.

Widgetkit 2.7 Datepicker

Comments and feedback

We hope you'll enjoy the Widgetkit update. Like always we look forward for your feedback, so leave a comment below.

By Olivia | | Posted in Widgetkit

Comments (28)

  • getyoowoo

    getyoowoo

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    Deactivating dates/weekend or even better: custom schedules (also highly wanted in Uikit) would be awesome...
  • moloseb

    moloseb

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    With the new version of Widgetkit, the thumbnails are not shown anymore when picking media. Instead they are replaced by an icon.
    • philipp

      philipp

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      thanks for the feedback,
      will be fixed within the next update!!
      • markusb

        markusb

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        how about fixing some bugs in ZOO? Since about 4 weeks there is a known bug, i still can not update to Joomla 3.5...! Thank you!
  • akcreation

    akcreation

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    Thanks for the update. I'm hoping that the bug with Zoo Content provider has been fixed in this update?
    As nobody has responded to my support thread ( http://yootheme.com/support/question/97363).
    I like the sound of the Path and Datepicker custom fields - it would be great if you could give a tutorial on how to create a custom event widget, or any custom widget for that matter - as until I see that then I don't know how to create a custom widget at all.
    I'm sure many of your users could do all sorts of amazing things with widgetkit if we were just given a bit more direction on what it is capable of and how to achieve it.
    Thanks
  • yusuf

    yusuf

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    When it will be available for Pagekit? :) Enough Joomla and server problems. Pagekit will be very successful system. I believe you. Good luck!
  • oguz.copel

    oguz.copel

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    Thanks. W2 is really awesome. Can´t wait to see it on Pagekit to. Also can´t wait for the W3, Warp8, UIkit3 and Zoo 4 hehe :)
  • mauro.miotello

    mauro.miotello

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    I hope to a better video managment... :)
  • michael.anlauf

    michael.anlauf

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    Nice but the preview images in the media picker are gone.

    Regards, Michael
  • sandro.risi

    sandro.risi

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    Widgetkit is a awesome component, but I have one problem. If you use widgetkit with joomla 3.5 and t3-framework, the dropdown-navigation on smartphones and tablets doesn’t works fine. The 2nd-Level Navi closed always, when you open it with a click. When I uninstall the widgetkit-component it works fine. Maybe you can solve this problem?!? Thanks for your work.
  • pmarty

    pmarty

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    Great update, the rssfeed option is a excellent addon.
    And I also often need a custom marker. Thanks for all that job.

    Still missing the random order option for slideshows autoplay ;)
    Pleaaaase!
    • alexey.pyatanov

      alexey.pyatanov

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      "До сих пор отсутствует вариант случайном порядке для слайд-шоу автозапуск ;)
      Pleaaaase!"
      Support Also! The ability to do this!
      • alexey.pyatanov

        alexey.pyatanov

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        Sorry not translated )))
        "Still missing the random order option for slideshows autoplay ;)
        Pleaaaase!"
        Support Also! The ability to do this!
  • josh.terrell

    josh.terrell

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    A RESTful API content provider would be extremely useful(especially now that all wordpress content is accessible via REST). Thanks for the update!
  • sandstorm871

    sandstorm871

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    Can't see in the docs?
    Does Widgetkit 2.7 officially support PHP7 or earlier versions. A Joomla list says not, but I have 2.6 versions running in Joomla 3.5.1 with PHP7
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HJj02l3ByBvJF-Q67XXuGmrFvS8iIBEnDEcVcmwqzLc/edit#gid=0
    • hendrik

      hendrik

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      Hi, Widgetkit 2.7 is compatible to PHP7.
      • sandstorm871

        sandstorm871

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        OK great, I just got access to that list from Radek & updated Widgekt
  • richard.panneck

    richard.panneck

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    Does the RSS Feed Content Provider support images in the feed? I don't see the images with the RSS Feed.
  • alexey.pyatanov

    alexey.pyatanov

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    The first release of widgetkit 2.7.1. Why not information about it? What's new in it?
  • rocco.de.luca

    rocco.de.luca

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    hello, why in template "dolcevita" , in the Custom Map Marker the custom marker is outside of the windows ?
  • alexey.pyatanov

    alexey.pyatanov

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    The first release of widgetkit 2.7.2. Why not information about it? What's new in it?
  • giulio.maria.cappellano

    giulio.maria.cappellano

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    Please make it easier to update. And the template update shoouldn t have to be so devasting!
  • german.de.souza

    german.de.souza

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    Load More in dynamic grid would be a great feature!
  • rmpowell123

    rmpowell123

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    A calendar widget that can display a literal calendar and events would be a welcome new feature for Widgetkit. Current third party calendar plug-ins/modules are too complicated and unappealing in their display.
  • chris.gilroy

    chris.gilroy

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    Has anyone tried using the new RSS source for Facebook content?
  • abom

    abom

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    Great, thanks for a great update. I miss the media player widget, how can I implemented with widgetkit 2?
  • hanna.ivanova

    hanna.ivanova

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    question? set module 2.7 write articles and where they vanish? where ?! what should I do !?

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