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Create sophisticated layouts with YOOtheme Pro

Oct
05
Create websites in no time with the YOOtheme Pro website builder

Only one week is left until our magnificent new website builder will drop and change the way you create websites forever. Now it's time for the last installment of our blog post series. Let's talk about the most spectacular part of the website builder: the page builder.

What is it for?

Sophisticated page content isn't easy to create. Having to set up a page's layout with all its headlines, grids and other design elements in plain HTML can be daunting and take quite a while. So, our goal was to enable you to create a complete website quickly and to produce perfect, updateable markup without coding.

How does it work?

The page builder is embedded in the new website builder, so that you don't have to leave the interface or otherwise disrupt your workflow. It uses the same sidebar navigation on the left and real-time preview on the right and requires no HTML skills. Elements can just be added via drag and drop and be edited afterwards.

Sections, Grids and 17+ Elements

A growing library of elements, which can be arranged within your page, opens up enormous possibilites for building modular layouts. Create page sections to separate content blocks through background color and spacing. Within each section you can add rows and divide them into responsive grid columns. Open the library and just select an element, for example a headline, a button or an image. Fill in your content, adjust the settings to your needs and then drag and drop the element wherever you want it on your page.

YOOtheme Pro page builder

Layout library

To speed up the process of setting up a website even further, the page builder comes with a comprehensive library full of pre-built layouts for you. In the future, we will regularly add new layouts covering different page types, like "About" or "Portfolio". You will be able to choose from a wide variety of pages that you can load and add your own texts and images. You can also save your own layouts and load them from the library later.

YOOtheme Pro page builder layout library

Build pages in minutes

With its simple interface, the library of available elements and pre-built layouts, the page builder will allow you to create simple and complex pages in minutes. If you quickly mock up a website for a client or tune the layout of a running site – the page builder will fundamentally speed up your workflow.

This was the final chapter of our little blog post series. Next up is the big YOOtheme Pro release day – Monday, October 10th. We are thrilled about it and hope you are too!

Related Posts

Here is a short list of all related posts about YOOtheme Pro:
Release
Page Builder
Website Builder
1-Click Updates
Native Structure
Announcement

By Sascha | | Posted in Pro

Comments (31)

  • mark.thurman

    mark.thurman

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    Well played! Looking forward to next week with anticipation!
  • morgan.gustafsson

    morgan.gustafsson

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    Ahhh, stop teasing us, just release it, god damn! :-)

    One big question, can you only populate this with text and images you enter manually or could it be linked to any cck such as Zoo?
    • david.dahl

      david.dahl

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      I agree. Something like this for ZOO would be fantastic.
      • babette.becher

        babette.becher

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        I think with the custom fields coming in Joomla 3.7, a CCK for joomla is no longer necessary.
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Don't forget that it's a PAGE builder at the moment and the content of pages is often unique. So in most cases you just add your custom content to create the page. But sure, content provider for Joomla articles and ZOO (like in Widgetkit) are on our todo list.

      Think of the page builder like a "ZOO" for pages with unique content. If you like ZOO you will love this one. And you can imagine that we have a lot of ideas for the builder in general and for ZOO too ;-)
      • yannis

        yannis

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        At last Sascha! Thats the first comment you make regarding Zoo!I love it and can't wait to see the future features... So many people have been asking about Zoo and it was nothing but silence so far, to the point of asking ourselves that you might be dropping it in the future..
  • pmarty

    pmarty

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    Sounds really great!
    I'm now wondering how we work with these pages inside Joomla. Do we have to copy the result in the editor for article item or custom module?

    Anyway, yes, I am thrilled about this awesome release!
  • ray.lawlor

    ray.lawlor

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    This looks awesome...

    A few questions from a 3rd party developer point of view:

    Will I be able to develop my own elements/Layouts - like I currently do with ZOO?

    And most importantly... will something like this be available for PageKit?

    (The pagekit thing is the elephant in the room!)
    • sven.maxheim.83

      sven.maxheim.83

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    • sascha

      sascha

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      Yes, you can develop your own elements but there is no need to develop layouts because this is what the builder is for ;-)

      Yes, YOOtheme Pro will be available for Pagekit but it will take a little longer. First Joomla, than WordPress, than Pagekit...
      • ray.lawlor

        ray.lawlor

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        Thank you Sascha! I like Pagekit but I haven't used it for a client yet, because it is less mature than Joomla/ZOO - being a 3rd party dev of ZOO I can use it for pretty much ANYTHING... I can make it do wonderful things. I'm not there with Pagekit yet.

        When this lands on Pagekit I can see my work shifting over there. :)
        • sven.maxheim.83

          sven.maxheim.83

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          oh yes a Roadmap for Pagekit would be nice :-)
        • adamo

          adamo

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          @ray.lawlor im looking for some zoo experience developer for one thing.. can you post here your email or send me one to adambako@gmai.com ? thx
  • pascal.netenvie

    pascal.netenvie

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    Very nice and friendly.
    Is there some responsive options to control behaviour on breakpoints ?
  • agustin.ribas.cardona

    agustin.ribas.cardona

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    Are you going to launch it with only one theme?
    Are you still going to launch a monthly theme?
  • gregory.brickner

    gregory.brickner

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    Looks like Elegant Theme's Divi
  • biguphosting

    biguphosting

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    WOW! nice! where squarespace/wix meets yootheme. I'm in
  • xspline

    xspline

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    Yeah! You're real wix killuz!
  • tomas.loenngren

    tomas.loenngren

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    Wow! Good work, been waiting for this a long time. Will get a new theme on the spot.
  • macpalm

    macpalm

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    I hope I'm not the only person clock watching, waiting for YOOtheme Pro to be launched!! :-D
  • renem

    renem

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    Server meltdown :-)
  • peter.vejrum.terp

    peter.vejrum.terp

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    I have just seen your release of Pro Page Builder, looking really interesting.

    Is there any release date for the WordPress version?
  • shaun.davis

    shaun.davis

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    been waiting in anticipation for this release only to realise that you can't download the Wordpress version yet.... any idea when the wordpress version will actually be released? As a wordpress theme subscriber we have missed out on a monthly theme update with no benefit to ourselves!

    Also, considering all the current themes wont be compatible with the new pro builder I have been holding back for what feels like a lifetime now.
    • peter.vejrum.terp

      peter.vejrum.terp

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      I have the exact same feeling.

      I have been holding back in production, because I wouldn't create a webpage in a theme which will be outdated, Therefore I am really disappointed to realise that I can't download the WordPress version - and there aren't even a visible deadline for the WP version :-(
      • olivia

        olivia

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        We are working hard on making YOOtheme Pro available for WordPress. It will be released in November.
  • alberto.dessi

    alberto.dessi

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    I really hope i have not to pay for a PRO subscription...
    • olivia

      olivia

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      nooo! no extra costs as long as your theme membership is active!
  • riiid

    riiid

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    Weiter so ;).
  • mario.hauser

    mario.hauser

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    So, i think the new Page Builder is more than inconvenient.
  • roberto.esteban.sanchez

    roberto.esteban.sanchez

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    I have a big problem and i try everything, clean cache, fix permisions, open permision and the error is the same.

    look here

    http://www.hotelplayaoliva.es/images/yoootheme.gif

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