Widgetkit 2.6 released

New Instagram content provider, new grid parallax effect and much more

Feb
26
Widgetkit 2.6 released

Today's Widgetkit release brings a content provider for Instagram, a new Grid Parallax effect, a new HTML editor and improvements in various other areas.

Instagram

You can now choose any Instagram account as a source for the content of a widget. Fetch your recent photos automatically and display them inside a Slideshow, a Grid or any other widget you like. It works without any need to authenticate with Instagram. Simply enter your username and let the photos appear in your Widgets.

Grid Parallax

As you may have guessed, we added the new Grid Parallax effect from the latest UIkit release to Widgetkit. Now it is possible to apply a parallax effect to the grid columns. You can add this effect to enhance the Grid, Grid Slider and Gallery widget.

Widgetkit 2.6 Grid Parallax

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Powerful HTML editor

The Custom content provider has always been used as the most flexible way to create content. In most cases, and also in our own demos, we tend to use HTML instead of just plain text. To make this even easier, the previous plain textarea has been replaced by the powerful HTML editor provided by UIkit. Say hello to autocompletion, syntax highlighting and a live preview.

Widgetkit 2.6 HTML editor

Further changes

In widgets which support filtering via tags you can now set a custom sort order for tags. To do this, find the new text field in the Widget settings and enter the tags in the order you want them to be in.

The Map widget properly translates to different languages now and you can also provide any custom label for the "Get directions" button – a frequently requested feature.

You will also find smaller changes in various places, such as improved Widget management on mobile devices, like the iPad, and a better handling of content alignment while the page is still loading – say goodbye to overlapping images in Galleries and Grids.

Comments and feedback

We are excited to share the new additions with you and hope you will like them. Have fun with the new version and feel free to leave comments and feedback below.

By Olivia | | Posted in Widgetkit

Comments (43)

  • matthijs

    matthijs

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    Very exciting release! Great!
  • forrestkirby

    forrestkirby

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    Nice, thanks you added the requested editor to widgetkit!
  • groovedan

    groovedan

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    Great Job!
  • ray.lawlor

    ray.lawlor

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    HTML editor!! Bingo!!!

    :)
  • sandro.risi

    sandro.risi

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    Very nice, with the new editor.
    But something is wrong with the parallax-effect.
    I’ve updated form 2.5.3 to 2.6 and now the pics are very huge. The height and width is set auto. But in the browser the pics are width=3215px. I don’t know why.
  • maxip4

    maxip4

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    YEAAHHHHH!!!!
  • andreas.kanellis

    andreas.kanellis

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    Very nice, with the new editor.
  • krisztian.somodi

    krisztian.somodi

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    wow, i love you guys. such cool features.
  • kennst

    kennst

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    Thanks for the Instagram possibility. It would be very useful to also choose to follow a hashtag. And choose to show only images that you've liked. Then you have a small moderation of the images shown on your page. Then you make it easy for your customers/followers to share photos on your page too. This option has snapwidget made on their plugin. But would be great to only use widgetkit.
    Could you guys make this possible?
  • joshgilson

    joshgilson

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    Well this was a welcomed surprise! Thanks YooTheme, I love it.
  • pacoguio

    pacoguio

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    Today when I've found a big surprise when I have started to work and I found this version, very good. The only thing missing is done in an image editor in the multimedia manager
  • boozoo

    boozoo

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    Nice, but can it display WooCommerce products price now...? kind of frustrating to have the WooCommerce option but can not map / display essential fields like the Price! Tks
  • yannis

    yannis

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    Wow Thank you guys!!
  • marcel.keehnen.43

    marcel.keehnen.43

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    Great new features!
  • akcreation

    akcreation

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    Very excited to see the new features - the HTML editor is a huge step forward, thank you. Love the instagram content provider too. Great work guys :)
  • chrismichaelaoun

    chrismichaelaoun

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    Call me crazy,

    but I actually jumped in the air screaming YEAH when I saw the HTML editor.

    So glad I renewed my subscription!!!!
  • harry.adams

    harry.adams

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    Can't find the option you say allows custom text for get directions button...?
    • hendrik

      hendrik

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      The text 'Get Directions' can be translated in the language files located in the languages/ directory.
      • harry.adams

        harry.adams

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        I have no widgetkit language file in /languages/en-GB ??? where is the file you mention?
        • hendrik

          hendrik

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          they are located in the widgetkit folder, in Joomla: administrator/components/com_widgetkit/ and in Wordpress wp_content/plugins/widgetkit/
  • trench

    trench

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    Great Great Job! :D
  • kay.schuetze

    kay.schuetze

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    Great! The custom sort order for tags was my biggest wish and now I'm happy :-)
  • pascal.netenvie

    pascal.netenvie

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    Hey,
    Is there now something to center map in map widget ?
  • pmarty

    pmarty

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    I loooove the html editor, thanks a lot!

    There is one little thing always missing (at least in the slideshows): random ordering of slides. So useful for a lot of project.

    Thanks again for all that great job
  • anna.robinson

    anna.robinson

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    Thank you! This is great news :-)
  • marste

    marste

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    THANK YOU! Next version pls implement video gallery from YOUTUBE and VIMEO I'm waiting for a long time!
    Video will be the king contet on the web!

    VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO ;)
  • jorge.batres

    jorge.batres

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    Great features! Thanks
  • novagiant

    novagiant

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    YESSSSSSSS!!!! Been waiting for this. Im going to test it out today!
  • guerton.christophe.11

    guerton.christophe.11

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    I expected this editor, thank you this is great news, thanks
  • site123.ca

    site123.ca

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    Great work guys... i was REALLY hoping i would see PAGINATION and support for CUSTOM POST TYPES. Such a powerful plugin lacking such basic functionality (by basic i don't mean easy to implement, i mean the basics - what everybody needs!).
  • geeksonthebeach

    geeksonthebeach

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    Love it! Thanks, team!
  • christian65

    christian65

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    wurde denn auch das htaccess Problem gefixt? Also wurden alle Zugriffe aus dem Admin Ordner entfernt?
    Das würde mich freuen.
  • tobias.m

    tobias.m

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    When comes the HTML editor as an extension for Joomla? :-)
  • abombazza

    abombazza

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    Hi, nice news!!!
    a Question: if i have installed the last release of component 2.5 (before this new release), for install it is only necessary to install like always i do ?
  • kim.carolin

    kim.carolin

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    Great, thank you
  • john.hubickey

    john.hubickey

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    HTML editor is a breath of fresh air!!!!!

    I prefer HTML editing, but it's often difficult to explain that concept to the tech challenged especially without syntax highlighting. I could never figure out how to get a proper wysiwyg editor to work with WK. Better editor makes it less troublesome to to use CUSTOM widgetkit content over joomla content. I tend to use joomla content source over WK custom simply due to more options and having the content from the same place. Looks like WK editor is better than Codemirror and JCE!

    "Zoo", "Widgetkit"? I think those component names will add several months of continuous scrolling over a lifetime of Joomla editing. Wish you called it "Awesome Widgetkit" and "Astounding Zoo" so I don't have to scroll so much in the components menu.

    ;)
  • lukasspy

    lukasspy

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    Perfect... html editor is awesome ... one thing I noticed: In the grid widget the additional fields (like badge, tags, etc) can be added, but upon saving and reopening the grid the additional fields are not visible. If they are added again, the values stored before, are still there, but this seems to be a small glitch :-)
  • triangle

    triangle

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    You knocked it out of the park!!
  • triangle

    triangle

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    Wait a second...the editor is still not friendly for clients to edit. You can ONLY input on the code side. Why can't we have a WYSIWYG editor like the old widgetkit?
  • rachel.oreilly

    rachel.oreilly

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    Loving the new editor, and effects. However one thing I notice has taken a step backwards is you can no longer drag to re-order the items when working on a widgetkit with custom content. Is this intentional or a bug?
    • hendrik

      hendrik

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      Hi, reordering of custom content items is fixed in Widgetkit 2.6.1.
  • lardt

    lardt

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    Instagram is great but Pinterest would be a big enhancement also!

    Way to go! Editor enhancement was very much needed.
  • stefano.rigazio

    stefano.rigazio

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    Please, consider to add FEED RSS as source. It would be great.
    Thank you!

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