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YOOtheme Pro 1.3 released

New layout library, new style and reworked panel and grid element

Feb
01
YOOtheme Pro 1.3 released

Today we are really excited to release YOOtheme Pro 1.3 which adds a missing feature we've been planning since its first release: the layout library! This is a game-changing feature when it comes to creating content pages you need for every website. YOOtheme Pro 1.3 also includes great new features, like a new style, the German front and back end translation, a supercharged grid and panel element as well as lots of new customizer options.

Layout library

Building websites with YOOtheme Pro is as easy as it gets. You can create and arrange elements via drag and drop in the page builder or install a demo package that contains the same setup that you can see in our theme gallery. This new release gives you even more range by including a layout library! You can now load an entire page from any of our websites, regardless if you are using a demo package or not. The library has access to layouts from all websites which have been released so far and new pages will be added with every website release. You can search and filter through various styles and topics to give you the best fit for your page. We optimized and improved all existing layouts from our Fuse, Horizon, Max and Joline releases before making them available in the library.

Layout library

New style and options

A few weeks ago we released the UIkit 3 Beta and launched its new website with a comprehensive documentation. UIkit itself comes with a default style, which is now also available in the style customizer. It's a clean and lightweight style with a fresh blue as primary color.

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Also note that previous styles have been renamed to match the websites that they were released with. Other additions include a text style mode for buttons as well as typographic options for the blockquote footer and meta text.

German Translations

The YOOtheme Pro front end as well the entire website builder, including all descriptions, have been translated into German. We are planning on opening a space where all other translations can be added in and will inform you on that subject as soon as we have found a platform.

Panel, Grid and Section

The Panel and Grid elements inside the website builder have been reworked completely. We added a new settings tab to the Panel containing a bunch of new options – for example, you can add a meta text and define its alignment, style as well as spacing. Images can be displayed without padding inside the panel and aligned to the top, left, right or between title and content. In addition, the Grid now allows you to apply the same options as the panel's to its items.

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The Section options have also been enhanced. Apart from the usual viewport height and expand mode, you can now also have the section stretch to fill the viewport, but subtract 20% or the height of the following section.

Layout library

More additions

A new option has been added to apply a default or divider style to modules or widgets which include lists. This comes in handy when displaying latest articles or comments inside a module or widget. Furthermore, we added a box-shadow option for image elements and a new, smaller padding for sections.

Last but not least

Thank you for all your feedback on UIkit 3 and its documentation in particular. We are still tinkering to get it as extensive as it can be. As always, we are happy to hear your ideas on this release. So, tell us what you think in the comments below.

Update: We just released our new February website: Fjord! Take a look.

By Sascha | | Posted in Pro

Comments (35)

  • emmanouil

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    Love it!
    • emmanouil

      emmanouil

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      And the best thing is that the UiKit theme serves as the master theme. I cant even image how the 2.0 version would be in the future!
  • akcreation

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    this sounds really cool, well done guys. I will finally be starting to look at Yootheme Pro this month (now that uikit 3 docs are out). But I still won't be using for production until widgetkit 3 is released and fully functional.
    I look forward to tomorrows theme release too :)
    • danny

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      I am looking forward, too ;) :D
      Tomorrow release will include all the new features of both UIkit3 an Pro 1.3 :)
  • websitecolors

    websitecolors

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    Really nice ;)
  • benjamin.lindgreen

    benjamin.lindgreen

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    This looks great!
    When do you expect to add the possibility to have different settings on different pages, instead of having to duplicate the whole theme?
    • sascha

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      It's high on our todo list, but we can't make any promises yet.
      • chris.gilroy

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        +1 for this and
        +1 also for parallax...I'm pleading here - pleeeeease...
        • arthur.rosa

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          Awesome, awesome! Congratulatios, YOOguys! You are in the right path with that stuff. Thank you!
        • micha.welter.42

          micha.welter.42

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          +1 for parallax
        • strausmannservices

          strausmannservices

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          +1 for parallax
  • migg

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    Very good update touching some options that are incredibly useful in real world application (especially viewport -20%).

    Also the layout library, it's been a long time coming.
  • arthur.rosa

    arthur.rosa

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    Awesome, awesome! Congratulatios, YOOguys! You are in the right path with that stuff. Thank you!
  • carl.gerhard.wieners

    carl.gerhard.wieners

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    As critical as I was first, it is getting there, Have to work with it to realy get the benefits of Pro.
    • danyany

      danyany

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      same here, the last version is a huge step... I am getting the knack out of it... very nice!!
  • maxip4

    maxip4

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    Awesome!!!

    ...but now is "tomorrow"!!! ;-)
  • alessandro.castagna

    alessandro.castagna

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    Awesome!
    We are eager waiting for more feature for the dynamic contect *-*
  • phillip.van.niekerk

    phillip.van.niekerk

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    Already using it in Production. Superb job guys! May this one live a loooooong time!
  • tory.baker

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    I just watched every video on Yootheme Pro. I can see I need to switch to it. Looks like that is certainly the direction YooTheme needs to move to solve a lot of issues. I am guessing but I would say this should cut down the 10 thousand silly questions you all get on your themes. Pretty incredible stuff...your on the right track for problem solving your business issues with Themes. Doing the Layout Library was brilliant....nailed it again.
  • davidmdawson

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    I was really sceptical about moving to yootheme pro. I really didn't want to move from warp.

    I've just started using it today for my first site. What can I say. F**ing Wow!

    This is awesome. Very intuative once you have been using it 30 mins it all comes so easily.

    Good work. Love it!
    • dene.wilby

      dene.wilby

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      Ha! I've just come on here to say the exact same thing.

      I hated the idea of Yootheme Pro initially and started to look around at Themeforest and Rocketheme but I decided to sit down and have a good look at it a few days ago.

      And yes, WOW! I'm starting to understand why the Yoo Guys are heading in this direction and I like it....a lot.

      Here's to the future....
  • graham.styles

    graham.styles

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    Still no wysiwyg editor for clients so still waiting for the most basic.....
  • jacob.whitaker

    jacob.whitaker

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    Any chance those of us who bought the product out of the gate could get this update since it was intended to be in the initial release? :-) My initiate subscription ended just before I saw the update.
    • davidmdawson

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      you need a pro API key in order to load these layouts.
      • jacob.whitaker

        jacob.whitaker

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        Can you explain? I purchased the 3 month deal when Pro initially came out and I do have an API key when I did that. Is the key you're talking about something different?
  • andreas.kanellis

    andreas.kanellis

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    Thank you for the great work you do
  • davidmdawson

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    So going forwards. Is the plan to include all future layouts and styles within the system already?

    Would be nice and low maintenance for yootheme :)

    I now understand why there is only one colour option with each PRO template now. Because it's fairly easy to change it within the system.

    It would however be nice to be able to choose a colour theme with each layout that is loaded as an additional option. It would make things a lot faster to build I think. Even if it was a selection of hexes to use when it loaded?
    • sascha

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      Yes, all future layouts will be available through the layout library. You get them with just one click without the need for the demo installation package.

      There is currently only one style with each release because of technical reasons. There will be more style variation for each release very soon in the future. We are also going to create additional styles for the already released themes.

      You can combine all layouts with any style. Styles and layouts are not coupled. You can switch the style any time in the style customizer.
      • davidmdawson

        davidmdawson

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        awesome sasha... I'm upgrading all our sites!
  • redzero

    redzero

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    Too cool! Brilliant!
  • ajy1207

    ajy1207

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    Brilliant work Yootheme!!! I have already build a couple of pro production websites and I love it. Thank you for all the great work on this builder.
  • strausmannservices

    strausmannservices

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    Would it be possible to get some of the old Warp7 themes as YooTheme Pro Style? I think so on the Monday, Finch, Avion or Salt Theme.
  • mac.worasi

    mac.worasi

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    I rarely write a review, but in this case I must congratulate Yootheme for the awesome & excellent work on Yootheme Pro. I used to struggle with page layouts, now I am left wondering what to do next. Kudos Yootheme. Thanks you.

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