Introducing Widgetkit 2.1

New Gallery, Accordion and Grid Slider widgets

Feb
26
Introducing Widgetkit 2.1

Today we are really excited to introduce a huge Widgtekit update. We put a fair amount of work into this one, not only creating new widgets but also adding translations, field mapping and many more improvements, including lots of new features you have asked for. This update of course utilizes the most recent version of UIkit.

By Sascha | | Posted in Widgetkit | 23 comments

UIkit 2.17 released

New Thumbnav component and some refactoring

Feb
23
UIkit 2.17 released

UIkit is back with a new release and this is a good one. With spring almost in sight we reckoned it was time for a little cleanup. So apart from the new Thumbnav component, we focused on some rearrangements and additional features. We want to give you an overview of the major changes and advise you on how these will affect your projects and what you need to keep in mind when updating.

By Franziska | | Posted in UIkit | 4 comments

Venice Theme

February 2015 YOOtheme club theme

Feb
01
Venice Theme

The beginning of February brings you a brand new theme release. Venice Theme opens big with a fullscreen slideshow to present images and videos. The special (and optional) two column blog layout works particularly well with image oriented websites, like traveling magazines or architecture portfolios.

Venice Theme comes with a fullscreen position that is ideal to present images, videos or a Widgetkit Slideshow including both. The slideshow will cover the entire viewport and fit all device widths.

The main navigation can be fixed to the top of the window. Additionally, you can enable an alternative navbar, placing the logo between the items of a centered menu. To match the Fullscreen Position, the navigation will adapt another style turning transparent and moving the logo above the navbar.

This theme features two different blog styles. The default stacked layout with the featured image above the title and a special alternating two column grid layout. It places image and article side by side and adapts seamlessly to different device sizes.

Venice utilizes Widgetkit 2 and also provides a Bonus Switcher Widget that uses thumbnails to navigate through different content panes. More features include a Socialbar widget position and different section backgrounds.

  • Fullscreen position
  • Special alternating two column blog layout
  • Adaptive and optionally fixed navigation
  • Hide page title and pagination in WordPress
  • Socialbar widget position
  • Default, alternative and image section backgrounds
  • 6 pre-built style variations
  • Easy customizer and LESS integration
  • Woocommerce support
  • Widgetkit 2 Switcher bonus widget

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Franziska | | Posted in Themes | 38 comments

Recap 2014

A year with YOOtheme

Jan
19
Recap 2014 - One year with YOOtheme

2014 has come to an end. As always that makes us think about moments that filled our year. Let's take a look back but also a look into the future to see what's on the agenda for 2015.

By Olivia | | Posted in Warp, Widgetkit, UIkit, Pagekit | 18 comments

UIkit 2.16 released

New Dynamic Grid, Lightbox and Accordion components

Jan
13
UIkit 2.16 released

Our first UIkit announcement of 2015 introduces the new Dynamic Grid, Lightbox and Accordion components. But before diving into that, we'd like to mention another milestone in the UIkit history. We hit the 4000 stargazers mark on GitHub! We can not thank you enough for all your support and the constant flow of feedback and suggestions that help us maintain and improve the level of UIkit.

By Franziska | | Posted in UIkit | 16 comments

Introducing Widgetkit 2

An easy-to-use widget creator to build entire pages in no time.

Jan
06
Introducing Widgetkit 2

Today we are very proud to present the next generation of our very popular Widgetkit extension: Widgetkit 2! We completely rethought the way of creating widgets and their content. Widgetkit 2 is a feature-rich widget builder which helps you to quickly create any type of page you like without any coding skills. The initial release comes with a Slideshow, Switcher, Map, Grid and Grid-Stack widget and supports to loading content from WordPress, Joomla, ZOO, K2 and Woocommerce. Let's take a closer look at all the cool new stuff.

By Sascha | | Posted in Widgetkit | 121 comments

Aurora Theme

January 2015 YOOtheme club theme

Jan
01
Aurora Theme

Happy new year, everyone! 2015 starts awesome! We’ve got two great releases for you. First, a new theme: Aurora, and it comes with something completely new - it’s the first theme built with the revolutionary Widgetkit 2! The next generation of our beloved toolkit is built freshly from the ground up and based on a new concept. With Widgetkit 2 you are able to display your widget anywhere on your website by just using shortcodes. We are preparing a blog post to give you all details about the new stuff in Widgetkit 2 — so be excited!

Aurora provides a special sidebar layout position where we've published the main menu. It can also be set to be fixed in its position. The Sidebar width can be modified from 15% to 50%. In some of our styles the sidebar layout position features background images, which can optionally be fixed. In addition, we provide a subtle parallax scrolling effect for the images.

As mentioned above, Aurora is the first theme which applies Widgetkit 2. We have also added a Bonus Grid Widget for Aurora. The grid features a nice overlay caption effect for image elements in grid items. Just select "Above" or "Below" the title to align media and it will work automatically.

  • Optionally fixed Sidebar Layout
  • Subtle parallax background effect
  • Ripple effect for buttons and navigations
  • Section divider and additional layout positions
  • Show/ Hide page title in WordPress
  • 6 pre-built style variations
  • Easy customizer and LESS integration
  • Based on UIkit and Warp framework
  • Woocommerce support
  • Widgetkit 2 Grid bonus widget

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Danny | | Posted in Themes | 35 comments

ZOO 3.3 released

1-­Click Updates and beyond

Dec
22
ZOO 3.3 comes with 1­-Click Updates

Just in time for Christmas we have little present for you, ZOO 1­-Click ­Updates. With the ZOO 3.3 release we are introducing for the first time the possibility to get notified about updates and apply any future release without leaving your Joomla! backend.

By Miljan | | Posted in ZOO | 29 comments

UIkit 2.13 released

Use multiple UIkit versions side by side without any conflicts

Dec
05
UIkit 2.13 released

Today we are pleased to announce a new version of UIkit. This time we focused on making UIkit more future proof and robust when multiple versions of it are used on the same page. Imagine more and more themes and extensions are built with UIkit and loaded on the same page. Even worse, if they load different versions of UIkit, it will cause trouble as different releases might use the same components and classes but in different ways. UIkit 2.13 now allows you to load multiple instances of UIkit side by side without any conflicts.

By Olivia | | Posted in UIkit | 3 comments

Goodbye Joomla 2.5

We will drop support for Joomla 2.5 by the end of the year

Dec
04
We will drop support for Joomla 2.5 by the end of the year

By the end of the year Joomla will discontinue its official support for Joomla 2.5. If you are still using this older CMS version of Joomla it's now time to upgrade! There will be no more updates and security patches available for this version. We will also drop the support of Joomla 2.5. This means our future themes will not be available for Joomla 2.5. December’s Stage theme is the last one which supports Joomla 2.5 . Starting with January 2015 all themes will only be available for Joomla 3. Although the 2.5 versions of older themes will still be available in the download archive. The same also applies to Widgetkit and ZOO.

By Olivia | | 11 comments