Happy new year everyone! We hope you had enjoyable holidays and a good start into 2017. As always, we would like to begin the year by looking back at the past twelve months and review what has happened in the world of YOOtheme, the goals we achieved and what is to come in the near future. It has been quite a year! The Pagekit 1.0 release in spring was the first big milestone of 2016 for us and the second one came in autumn with the launch of YOOtheme Pro.
Since our introduction of UIkit in 2013, it has become one of the most used front-end frameworks that power the modern web. With all the lessons we have learned during that release, we have continuously improved UIkit. After pretty much exactly one year of work and more than 1600 commits, we are taking the next big step today. We are releasing UIkit 3, the newest generation of our framework, which has been completely rethought and rebuilt.
While still being labeled as beta, UIkit 3 is really mature. The complete YOOtheme Pro product, including its theme and all of our websites from the past three months have been built with the new version of the framework. We have also taken the time to write an extensive documentation for every single component. The docs come with many examples that can be copy-pasted right into your own project.
Happy new year! We hope you all had great holidays with an even greater start in 2017. To sweeten up your new year, we are glad to release our newest website Joline today. It fits perfectly for all personal blog realizations. With its balanced blog formats and the added personal pages Joline is the ideal base to start your own fashion, food or lifestyle blogging platform.
Everyone learns differently. Some might prefer reading documentation in text form, others play around by themselves and many like visual explanations. For the ones who prefer videos, we have prepared a series to walk you through all sections of YOOtheme Pro. If you are a beginner who is just getting started or want a demonstration of the more subtle settings — we hope these videos are helpful to all of you.
You can find the 8 videos we have prepared on Youtube or directly linked in the separate sections of the YOOtheme Pro docs. The explanations start with an overview followed by all the single sections of the YOOtheme Pro Website Builder.
The year is coming to an end and the Christmas preparations are starting. So, while you get cozy and lean back, we'd like to present to you the latest YOOtheme Pro update. To optimize the workflow when creating pages in Joomla, we have added a number of new features that will make your day. In addition to that, we refactored the whole system blog as well as single posts, implementing a bunch of new settings that allow you to create different layouts. Of course, this update also comes with a brand new website: Max, the perfect blueprint for any personal or portfolio project.
The new website, Max
Max comes with a flat, colorful style. You can choose from six prebuilt layouts: Home, Work, Branding, Services, About and a case study. These provide the perfect base for any personal or freelance portfolio website.
The new website also comes with a new Flat style. The modularity of YOOtheme Pro makes it possible that this signature style can be applied to the previous releases Fuse and Horizon, as well as upcoming ones.
- New Flat style
- 6 Layouts for different page types
- Personal, freelancer topic
Last week we had our first Joomla User Group Hamburg and YOOtheme meetup, hosting about 38 attendees here in our offices. It was a great opportunity for everyone interested in YOOtheme Pro and Joomla to take part and ask questions directly to the designers and developers of YOOtheme Pro.
It's been a couple of weeks since we released YOOtheme Pro and quite a few things happened in the meantime. We have been working hard and are excited to announce that as of today, YOOtheme Pro is available for WordPress! Joomla and WordPress users won't only be able to enjoy last month's website Fuse, but also our new release Horizon.
There's still more good news to share. You can now use Widgetkit 2 and YOOtheme Pro simultaneously. We know that this will make many of you guys very happy.
In addition we published 12 minor releases in the last 4 weeks which come with a new style, a bunch of new features, options and settings as well as several improvements and bug fixes. This is an impressive number that we are proud of and hopefully it shows, how passionate we are about YOOtheme Pro. We will keep pushing even more updates in the future. Read on to find out what all this means in detail.
YOOtheme Pro has been out for a few weeks now. Together with the Joomla user group of Hamburg, we'd like to take this opportunity and organize a meetup. For this event, we are inviting you to visit us at our Hamburg offices.
Today we got great news for you. We've updated Widgetkit to 2.8 including many bug fixes and some highly requested features.
After almost one year of development we are incredibly proud to release YOOtheme Pro for Joomla today. It is the biggest step for us since the founding of YOOtheme and it will bring a new era that merges our products into a single, groundbreaking toolkit for creating web experiences: The website builder. It will revolutionize the way you work and lets you create beautiful websites in no time - without the need to write a line of code.
YOOtheme Pro in detail
The new website builder is the heart of YOOtheme Pro and your most important tool. It allows you to customize and manage pretty much every aspect of your website and to build entire pages with modular building blocks, called elements. You can edit Joomla content, like menus and modules, without leaving the YOOtheme Pro administration. All this happens in a real-time preview, so that you can see changes that you make immediately.
To give you an overview of all the new YOOtheme Pro features, we've lauched a brand new landing page. Check it out!