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YOOtheme Pro 1.10 released

New Slideshow element and no more jQuery

Nov
07
Better Video on Mobile

Today we have an update you all have been waiting for: YOOtheme Pro 1.10. Its highlight, the brand-new Slideshow element, is based on our modern Slideshow component introduced with UIkit Beta 31 last month. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. We reworked everything related to the new Slideshow. The dotnav and the slidenav got a major design update in all existing styles, and there is a new thumbnail navigation. We also reviewed all layouts in the layout library and integrated the Slideshow to improve the user experience.

Aside from the Slideshow, the style customizer got a great update with new previews and reset options. Background videos now also work on mobile devices. There are new column options for image effects, jQuery got finally removed from YOOtheme Pro, and the list goes on and on. Let's take a closer look at all the new features.

Slideshow Element

The new Slideshow enables you to create photo and video presentations with smooth animations. The parallax effect, which literally sticks at your fingertips when swiping, is now possible for any type of content. 5 different animations, including the brand new Pull and Push, bring a modern look to your website. Besides, the Slideshow is optimized for all device sizes.

Updated Dotnav and Slidenav Styles

The Dotnav and the Slidenav got a considerable design update! They were optimized in more than 70 styles, plus the inverse. For the Slidenav we also integrated different icons. Now, the two navigations match the styles even better.

Slidenav and Dotnav Styles

New Thumbnav

In the new release UIkit Beta 33, we have added the Thumbnav that you may already know from UIkit2. The Thumbnail navigation can be used for both the Slideshow and the Switcher elements.

Thumbnav Styles

Modernized Layouts

While the brand new features and releases are great, we also care about the things we have already launched. For that reason, we have updated 8 layouts, which now include our new Slideshow element. Check out the following layouts to see it in action.

Improved Style Customizer

The UIkit previews in the Style Customizer were also optimized. Two missing preview pages - Inverse and Theme, were added. The first one gives you a possibility to toggle between the light and the dark background and see how all components change depending on the background. The second preview displays theme specific markup, like the Page background, the Toolbar, the Section title and the Headerbar styling. The Theme preview allows you to set all the UI components specific for the theme in one place.

There is now a reset option in the overview of the Style Customizer. Unlike before, you can now see where the changes were made in the overview of the components and not only in the specific component. If needed, all modifications made in the component can be reset in the overview. This feature is very useful since you no longer need to search the component where the change was made.

The 'Save/Cancel' option is now more robust than ever. You can no longer accidentally cancel the saving process if it has already started. We have also added a spinner, which notifies you that the saving process is taking place. This, along with some changes in how the saving process is handled technically, fixes some rare bugs which were caused by unsaved changes.

Better Videos on Mobile

Another great addition to YOOtheme Pro 1.10 concerns the video element. Now you can set controls for the video element, and it can be muted. The playsinline option has been added to allow videos to play without switching to full screen on iOS devices.

Better Video on Mobile

There is now a new option of combining both Style and Video for the background of a section. Since video in the background also makes use of playsinline attribute on mobiles, we have removed the no longer needed fallback image option.

Image Effects for Columns

Another improvement of this release concerns the options for columns. We added some advanced coloring and parallax options for background images, which you already know from the section. Blend modes and overlays can now be applied to columns. This not only gives you more possibilities for image modifications, but it also ensures that the background image and the style really correspond to the overall look of your website.

New Max Width Breakpoint

YOOtheme Pro has added a max width breakpoint option in all Builder elements. This is useful if you want to create advanced layouts on mobile devices. The option was first available for texts, but now all elements can benefit from it, which makes your website even more responsive.

New Max Width Breakpoint

Goodbye jQuery!

As you may know, we have removed the jQuery dependency from UIkit Beta 31, and we made the same decision in Pro 1.10. The JavaScript library is no longer automatically loaded, making YOOtheme Pro lighter and faster. However, we have added an option to load it on request in Settings -> Advanced. Moreover, if you use jQuery in the Custom Code setting, YOOtheme Pro will detect it and load it automatically to make sure that nothing breaks.

Breaking Changes

There is one little breaking change, which we can't fix automatically. In the About layout from Juno there is a section called Team.

Click on the Row, go to the Column 1 and in custom CSS replace:

.el-column > * { padding-bottom: 550px; }
with
.el-column > * > * { padding-bottom: 550px; }

Repeat the same step for Column 3 since the text has the same position.

Click also on the Column 2, and in custom CSS replace

.el-column > * { padding-top: 570px; }
with
.el-column > * > * { padding-top: 570px; }

What's next?

As you can see, there are quite a few things that were improved. YOOtheme Pro 1.10 is a release we are very proud of, with all the new features, changes and fixes. There is no doubt that we are constantly trying to satisfy all your needs and wishes, which is why we are already working on the new theme for next month. Another huge improvement that is currently on our to-do list is a completely new comprehensive Documentation. For next year, we have planned a lot of major changes and updates! Stay posted and let us know what you think in the comments!

By Hanna | | Posted in Pro

Comments (55)

  • emmanouil

    emmanouil

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    It was worth the wait. Great job!
  • projektoliver

    projektoliver

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    Good work! Now we can use it for Live-Sites.
  • getyoowoo

    getyoowoo

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    Not to spoil the mood here but what about the STYLE BUG with CHILDDTHEMES which is there form DAY 1 >> https://yootheme.com/support/question/106011

    Todo list (High priority):
    Allow different styles for multi-sites NEW

    Its there for a long time now but OTHER THINGS are added above all the time...?!

    Please give some lighting about this matter.

    Don't you think it's strange you have DEVELOPERS SUBSCRIPTIONS but YOOtheme Pro doesn't work on multi sites??
    • nikishna

      nikishna

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      I certainly agree with getyoowoo! My developer subscription is due for renewal this week and honestly I don’t know if it makes sense to renew if Yootheme Pro cannot support basic multisite functionality..!

      I have been a customer for years and love the designs, yet I would like to see the next update fix this huge foundational problem ahead of little add-on features. Please let me know if Yootheme is moving away from supporting website developers designing multiple sites to a prosumer model focused on helping individuals to create a single website.

      P.S. the Slideshow element is a nice core component. Thanks!
      • getyoowoo

        getyoowoo

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        How do you like them apples :)

        Just now the roadmap has changed...

        In active development:
        Allow different styles for multi-sites NEW
        • nikishna

          nikishna

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          That is great news, thanks! I have since renewed my subscription as a result. I certainly hope that this issue gets resolved soon so that I can focus more time on more website projects and less on separate manual updating of several Yootheme instances. Thanks!
        • akcreation

          akcreation

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          congratulations @getyoowoo :)
        • ferpilla

          ferpilla

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          Finally!! Great news :)
        • morgan.gustafsson

          morgan.gustafsson

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          Thanks, want this real bad!
    • hanna

      hanna

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      Hi getyoowoo,
      Did you see this? Florence comes with YOOtheme Pro 1.10.5 which now allows separate theme CSS for multisites (Wordpress). See more here:
      http://yootheme.com/blog/2017/12/01/florence-theme
      • getyoowoo

        getyoowoo

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        I'm sooooo excited and I just can't hide it...

        I know I know I know and I think I like it!!!

        I can confirm this issue is fixed so now let us build that sweet multi site environment.

        Thanx YOOtheme for the most wanted update (from my point of view that is).
  • sven.grossenbacher

    sven.grossenbacher

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    Loads of new things - feels like Christmas :-)
  • micha.welter.42

    micha.welter.42

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    Finaly NICE !!!!
  • maxip4

    maxip4

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    Great job guys!!!
  • xspline

    xspline

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    COOL!
  • renem

    renem

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    You can't always get what you want, but a slideshow....why? It's a proven conversion killer...... I hope ACL is coming next that's really make sense for my clients. Keep up the good work.
  • houston.digital

    houston.digital

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    Nice wooork, a bit dissapointed though to see the form moved from active developpment (for 2 months) to high priority.
    • benjaminl

      benjaminl

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      +1
      • nikishna

        nikishna

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        In the meantime, you can always use Formidable Forms, the plugin works great with Yootheme and multisite installations.
    • akcreation

      akcreation

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      RSForms Pro is great too
  • doguz

    doguz

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    HELP. I just updated the template and have lost my section background video. Where is the settings now. It's showing an old photo I had there before the video. And i can't see where that field is to remove it. HELP!!
    • hanna

      hanna

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      Hi, @doguz. Please create a post in our Support forum. Our support team can help you there.
      • moloseb

        moloseb

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        I do have the same problem - Section Video Background Option is gone!
  • luca.brusamolino

    luca.brusamolino

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    hi
    when will be available the new theme?
    • hanna

      hanna

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      Hi, Luca.
      Since we had a release this month, the new theme will be ready next month. We are already working on it.
  • genezis

    genezis

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    Please update theme DEMO JOOMLA packages as well, not just templates. Thanks
  • chris.zimmermann

    chris.zimmermann

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    Very nice work thank you. What about the contact form which was also planned to be released in this version? What about accessing a Folder of Pictures instead of having to add each one? In widgetkit you could Access a Folder in Galleries and Slideshows. Thank you for your update.
  • wolkenfutter.de

    wolkenfutter.de

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    Will the video options also work for section background videos? Right now only for video elements.
  • karbo

    karbo

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    Nice job, congrat!!
  • bkdesign

    bkdesign

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    Where do you find the info on what is "active Development" vs. "High Priority?" I would like to see the list.
  • torstenl

    torstenl

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    This release was really a nice one :)
    @bkdesign: https://yootheme.com/support/question/103519
  • lucas

    lucas

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    Congratulations on the great release. Perfect! Looking forward to the form. What is the launch forecast?
  • viktor.horst.17

    viktor.horst.17

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    What about ZOO 4 and integration with Yootheme Pro? Still waiting for good integration with ZOO. Before the summer it was announced for the last quarter of this year.
    • ronald.wegert

      ronald.wegert

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      Im waiting to!
      • oguz.copel

        oguz.copel

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        Forgot about Zoo. Zoo 4 should be great. There is a lot of potential is Zoo. In itself the zoo is good but it can be better. Would be ideal if we as designers get more options and can work with Zoo more easily.
    • florin

      florin

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      +1 wait for ZOO 4 as well! I hope to get some kind of builder inside ZOO. It would give incredible flexibility
  • anna.robinson

    anna.robinson

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    Looks fantastic! This is like an early X-mas gift! Thank you!
  • toby.bolton.86

    toby.bolton.86

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    Looks good. A well needed feature for pro (slideshow). Altogether a nice update. Thanks
  • donaldduck

    donaldduck

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    I miss the Form (Contact) element! Why was this removed from the list "In active development"?
  • graziano.de.maio

    graziano.de.maio

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    Super!
  • benedikt.kastl

    benedikt.kastl

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    Please don't forget Pagekit. It's such a nice CMS - performant, intuitive and slim!

    There are certainly people out there who prefer Pagekit to Joomla/Wordpress.

    Looking forward to have YOOtheme PRO in Pagekit. It's still on the roadmap, isn't it?
    • huseyin.dogan

      huseyin.dogan

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      It is supposed to happen. Yet i've been waiting for this to for a good year now...
    • stefano.ulivieri

      stefano.ulivieri

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      +1
      Pagekit it's very nice, hope me too to see some news about it
  • oguz.copel

    oguz.copel

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    Beautiful, have been waiting for the slideshow for a long time. It may be improved and made easier in the coming period. But what I miss now is the slideset :) It would also be nice if images (items) can be added in large numbers instead of one by one.
  • stefano.ulivieri

    stefano.ulivieri

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    There a lot of things, so good :)
    Hope to see soon the "content provider" like in widgetkit
    and i hope it will be support custom posts
    • pulsar

      pulsar

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      I really hope too that yootheme pro will have some automation and their slideshow will picked up last articles and so on ...
      Will it ?
  • alexandr.antonov

    alexandr.antonov

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    Please make a slideshow background in section
  • oguz.copel

    oguz.copel

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    Can we expect something in december? Today with other words? :)
  • maxip4

    maxip4

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    ...i'm waiting!!! ;-)

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