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YOOtheme Pro 1.5 released

New custom CSS field and reworked header layouts

Apr
06
YOOtheme Pro 1.5 released

Time really does fly – nearly six months have passed since we released YOOtheme Pro to the public. A lot of upgrades, new additions and improvements have happened in the meantime. We just published our latest theme Copper Hill and today we are delighted to present version 1.5. We added style and alignment options for the Offcanvas and Modal header layouts, improved the Description List element and appended missing RTL stylesheets. Another innovation of the latest YOOtheme Pro version is the custom CSS field for builder elements.

Custom CSS field

This release comes with a feature that will make modifications much easier for you. We added a custom CSS field for builder elements. This allows you to add your own code without having to touch any template files. You will find a list of available selectors underneath the CSS field inside each element. If you use these, they will be prefixed automatically to avoid conflicts with other classes.

CSS Field

Offcanvas and Modal menu

We added eight new layouts for the Offcanvas as well as the Modal navigation and expanded their settings. From now on, you can choose between different menu styles and change the alignment of your menu items. To create mobile-ready and easy-to-use navigations, the Offcanvas menu is the ideal solution. In the latest UIkit 3.0 version we completely reworked the component, improved scroll behavior on touch devices and added a close button.

Header Layouts

Description List element

We also included more fields and options to the Description List element. You can now display meta information in addition to the title and content. The element features three different layout options: 2 Column Grid, 2 Column Grid (Meta only) as well as Stacked. With each layout there are different meta alignment options. Another feature is the optional leader style, which visually connects the term and description of each item, for example with a dotted line as shown below. To create a restaurant menu price list, like in our new April theme Copper Hill, choose the 2 Columns Grid (Meta only) layout, select width Expand and check Add a leader.

Description List

New social Icons

Our icon library includes two new social icons. We are talking about TripAdvisor and Yelp. This opens up the possibility to visitors if finding reviews for a business by just clicking the social button. We also added Google maps URL support in social links. Just copy and paste the URL of your map to a social field in the Pro administration and a marker icon will be rendered automatically in the front-end.

Icons

Google font loading

The General section in the Style customizer of the YOOtheme Pro administration now contains a Google Font menu item. All Google fonts that are used in the current style will be listed there and you can load additional variants, like bold and italic for each font as well as language subsets. The subsets will be loaded automatically across all active fonts.

Google fonts

What else

These are the highlights of YOOtheme Pro 1.5. But that is not all you can expect. For instance, code fields now feature autocomplete and there are new typography options available in the Style customizer for the logo, table and Description List. Not enough? You can find the complete list in the changelog.

We welcome your suggestions to help us to steadily improve and further develop YOOtheme Pro. So, feel free to write down your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

By Sascha | | Posted in Pro

Comments (27)

  • moloseb

    moloseb

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    Nice updates. You should think about implementing "end-customer-proof" editing. I mean by that, that the end-customer of the website should be able to edit content ( change a title, change a phrase..., but not the layout. (this was already stated in various support forum posts.
    • emmanouil

      emmanouil

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      Tottaly agree with this.
    • akcreation

      akcreation

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      +1
    • sascha

      sascha

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      It's on the todo list ;-)
      • john.baskerville.20

        john.baskerville.20

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        Thats really great to know. To clarify, does that mean "Front-end" editing?
      • chris.gilroy

        chris.gilroy

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        +1 Good to hear Sascha. This is a problem for me...I don't want to show PRO to my clients because it will turn many of them away. With Zoo front end submissions, I can offer them a way for unskilled low level employees to create or edit content easily.

        Without Zoo, PRO is slower and more complicated than a normal Joomla site.

        Also....I REALLY want Parallax features please please please!

        - Loyal customer since 2007
        • markusb

          markusb

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          The features of ZOO frontend submission are indispensable for a easy way that customers can edit content! It is so bad, that really nothing is going on with ZOO since years.

          Due to the fact that many web developers work with very dynamic components like CCK's, Blogs or Shop, Page Builder / Pro is nearly useless. The lack of module positions makes it very hard, to plan complex sites, where different editors can edit different content from frontend, where different modules have different tasks. And that's an important reason to use CMS.

          Page Builder is really a nice tool. I think it’s more inspired by wix or Jimdo for people, who build a static Site / Portfolio in a couple hours without any skills. That shoure may be a „Trend“ for a small business site. Nevertheless, there are many Professionals out there, who need more than a „click’n’drop“ Toy.

          Why not extract and sell Page Builder as a Component? And make a really new Framework Warp 9 with flexibility that accepts the native joomla workflow. And bring ZOO on a next level, that combines Page Builder, PRO, WK, and Uikit.
          • sascha

            sascha

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            What you already can do at the moment, is to create a layout with the page builder and place everywhere Joomla modules inside this layout. But that's just the page builder. We are currently working on many more new features to solve the issues you mentioned. There is a lot of great stuff coming :-)
          • akcreation

            akcreation

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            I'm in the same boat as you @markusb
            Any questions on Zoo always seem to get ignored and it's very frustrating. However, Zoolanders seem to be making good noises with regards to progress on the Zoo side of things (if you check out their latest blog post).
            Lets keep our fingers crossed that Zoo gets some much needed attention soon, because Yootheme PRO does not seem to be the answer for agencies right now (but hopefully it will be in the future).
            I am like you, I would rather have a 'Warp 8' framework which runs on uikit 3, with the Page Builder as a separate commercial extension (in the same way that JoomlArt do it for example). However, that being said, from other developers I know that have been using YP they are saying it is revolutionary and looks 'the way to go' in the future, it's just that we have this frustrating period inbetween while we have to wait to have the same functionality available to us that we had on the old framework. It's been 6 months and I don't see it getting much closer still - but I will keep my fingers crossed :)
          • melanie.k

            melanie.k

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            Hey markusb,
            we just released YOOtheme Pro 1.7 with the new Layout Builder for modules. You can now create sophisticated layouts above and below the main content. It's super powerful because you can layout the module positions of the theme yourself. See https://yootheme.com/blog/2017/06/07/yootheme-pro-17-released
        • sascha

          sascha

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          Parallax, etc... it's all coming ;-)
    • john.baskerville.20

      john.baskerville.20

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      +1
  • holger.liesegang

    holger.liesegang

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    +1
  • martin.k

    martin.k

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    +1
  • softforge

    softforge

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    +10
  • jason.the.mcclain

    jason.the.mcclain

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    I have a subscription for Yootheme Pro. Do I need to still renew my subscription for Widgetkit? Or is Widgetkit now unnecessary with Pro?
    • olivia

      olivia

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      All theme memberships include a full version of Widgetkit. So from that point of view, you don't need an extra membership for Widgetkit.
      Apart from that Widgetkit works smoothly with YOOtheme Pro.
  • geeksonthebeach

    geeksonthebeach

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    It would be nice to have a modal option available via the button element rather than have to do this in a text element:










  • gee2803

    gee2803

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    I am also missing some icons: Android and iOS for app linking and also a pause button (play is included). Atfer about half a year I must say I am totally happy with YooTheme Pro.
  • ferpilla

    ferpilla

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    Are you planning to fix the problem with wordpress multisite soon?
    http://yootheme.com/support/question/106011
    It is reported since January... I love yootheme pro, I understand that you are implementing new functionality little by little. But I think this is a bug, and we have no news about that...
    • nikishna

      nikishna

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      +1
      • olivia

        olivia

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        It's on our to do list to discuss how to solve it asap.
        • ferpilla

          ferpilla

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          Thanks!
          I think that solving this problem can kill two birds with one stone, because there are people asking also to apply a different style depending on the page. Both are about the way you save styles.

          I enjoy making webs with yootheme pro. You're doing a great job!
          • nikishna

            nikishna

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            I Agree, THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I Really need this to get fixed soon. I have gotten used to using Yootheme Pro and like it. However, after launching four new sites already, it becomes a chore have to manually update each site individually.
  • markusb

    markusb

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    Nice Stuff. But: what about ZOO?
  • vladimir.eliseev

    vladimir.eliseev

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    Great work!
    But we need two icons - for VK.COM and OK.RU

    Please don't ignore!
  • alberto.estevez.de.castro

    alberto.estevez.de.castro

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    I'm really having fun designing my new web project with Yootheme Pro. I can concentrate more on content and layout, instead of spending most of the time coding. I'm just not a coding guy and this system gives me the opportunity to achieve nice results with less stress. I think you are on the right way to provide a balanced system which will offer everybody the best of both worlds.
    I’m a believer.
    Macht weiter so, wird Tag für Tag besser.
    Liebe Grüsse aus Spanien ;)

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