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YOOtheme Pro 1.8 released

New style library, link picker and clearly arranged element options

YOOtheme Pro 1.8 released

A couple of days ago we released what is one of the major updates to YOOtheme Pro since it was first introduced last year: The Style library! With its huge range of color variations it is a powerful feature for customizing your web projects. But of course that is not all you can expect this month. The YOOtheme Pro 1.8 release also holds another big improvement. We reworked the whole element settings user interface inside the Page Builder and enhanced many features.

Style Library

The new Style library of YOOtheme Pro allows you to quickly change the appearance of your entire website. It has access to all Pro styles that have been released so far. Just navigate to the Style section of the Pro administration and hit the Style select field. Thanks to the intuitive interface you can browse around and easily find exactly what you need. Filter the available styles by background, primary color, type and theme to find the best fit for your website. You can switch styles at any time, the content itself will be preserved and only the look changes. If necessary, you can customize colors, fonts, margins and all other style related properties of your website in the Style section afterwards. New color variations will be added with every theme release. Also take a look at our 45 New Styles blog post where you can get a quick overview of all new styles.

YOOtheme Pro 1.8 Style Library

Reworked element options

This update brings the usability of YOOtheme Pro to the next level! We reworked the whole element settings UI inside the Page Builder. The new administration interface will give you a better overview when editing the settings of any element.


We updated all tabs and their related settings for Page Builder elements. From now on, every element has the same three tabs: Content, Settings and Advanced. The first tab provides all content related options like title, meta or text. Under the Settings tab most of the element’s settings are listed. The Advanced tab allows you to add a name, ID or class to the element and to enter your own CSS.

YOOtheme Pro 1.8 Element Tabs

Group options

The Settings tabs benefits the most from the new UI layout. It is organized in group options labeled by headlines and subdivided into two columns with a label on the left and an option field on the right hand site. This helps to keep a good overview of the complex settings structure.

YOOtheme Pro 1.8 Element Group Options

Disabled options

Settings will no longer disappear when they are not available. Instead, they are only disabled, so that you always see what’s possible for this element.

YOOtheme Pro 1.8 Element Disabled Options

Link picker

The link picker is a minor feature that will be a major timesaver for you. YOOtheme Pro now offers a native link picker, like you might be familiar with from WordPress and Joomla, to ensure a smoother workflow.

YOOtheme Pro 1.8 Link Picker

Wrapping up

These were the three main additions in YOOtheme Pro 1.8. A lot more has happened, for example the modal displaying the Layout and Style libraries will in future remember your last browsed folder upon opening. Furthermore, we included range pickers in the Map element. This makes it a lot easier to determine the right value for settings like lightness, saturation or gamma.

As always, we are happy to hear your ideas on this release. So, tell us what you think in the comments below.

By Melanie | | Posted in Pro

Comments (29)

  • napat.saengrungrueang


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    Style library good job!! Fix many bug
  • triangle


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    LINK PICKER!!!!! Great release, team. Style library is very nice.
  • ryan.jones


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    Is it almost time for a lightbox to come?
  • ray.lawlor


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    Link picker is a great feature! :)
  • nikishna


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    Has the Style Picker been fixed for Multisite so that when you pick a style in Yootheme Pro for one site, it does not change the style of another child site of Yootheme? Thanks!
  • lloyd.page.13


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    Works great! Yootheme Pro just keeps getting better. Keep it up!
  • terrabit


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    What about Falang (or similar) support?
    Multilanguage sites are a nightmare now :-(
    • paolo.spanu


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      usually i duplicate the template when i finish the main language and i assign a copy for each language... I don't know if it's the best way but i duplicated websites of ~10url in a half day
    • gesssner


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      yeah...all those gimmicks are nice and shiny, beautiful and impressive, well written, fast and clean coded, thanks for that. and yes it is a great ride to work with pro....but in the real world there is the real world...with many, many languages...something what call it self pro, should be! .... falang is by far the most accepted translation manager in the world of joomla. to ignore a fact like that is not pro!
      • terrabit


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        I totally agree! Joomla is perhaps the only important CMS that has not the translation system built in. Having to duplicate everything is not sustainable. Thus, support for Falang (or similar) it's a need for all those who work in different languages.
        Why you even not consider it?
    • hanna


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      Hi there,
      Vote the request up here: https://yootheme.com/support/question/103519
  • maza


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    Thank you for everything. Thank you very much for LINK PICKER.
    Will there be an option for the files on the server?
  • akcreation


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    Hi guys, any plans to release a Yootheme Pro 'Master' theme please (in the same way you did for Warp 6 & Warp 7)?
    • sascha


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      What would the benefit be? For our Warp 7 themes is was necessary to have a clean base to get started. YOOtheme Pro has a different concept. It's now a really product like Widgetkit or ZOO (which gets monthly auto updates). And the new child theme concept is perfect to create your own themes (BTW the child theme possibilities will be much improved with the next release).
      • akcreation


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        I guess I need to familiarise myself with the new framework more (I am still using warp 7 for 90% of my projects).
        What I am looking for is a lightweight, stripped down version of the framework (so in my eyes a uikit 3 framework) that has no styling or extra css / js (that is what I thought was the point of the master theme) - but I guess what you are saying is that that is easy to achieve with any of your YP themes?
        • sascha


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          It's definitely recommended to switch to YOOtheme Pro as soon as you can.

          You can do all this easily with the YOOtheme Pro child themes. For example YOOtheme Pro comes with the Master style which is the core style of UIkit and the UIkit style which is the themed UIkit. We will have a comprehensive documentation with the 1.9 release next month. Here is the current doc http://yootheme.com/pro/docs/#/child-themes
  • greg.gill


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    I'd love if the Link Picker could also have access to the media/images folder so I could link to PDF's and other document files.
  • bsiemon


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    Can someone please tell me how to update existing Pro templates with all the new styles?
    Thanks in advance.
  • getyoowoo


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    The thing we have all been waiting for, for so long is finally coming soon:

    - Lightbox
    - Child themes (make everything work)

    Thank God for YOOtheme... (and sushi).
  • dsheffield


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    Hi Good Job Guys.

    Would it be possible to have an option to pick a file with the link tool as well as articles.
  • maxip4


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    Any news about the contact module customization?
  • bkdesign


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    I LOVE yootheme pro. Its my go to for all builds now. Bravo Bravo Bravo!
    • getyoowoo


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      Same here allthough the 'lightbox' and 'child theme bug' is still the missing link before roling it out to our customer.

      But there is light at the end of the tunnel... I believe both items will be included in the upcoming PRO v1.9 release :)
  • danyany


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    Oh my! I was so sceptical at first... for a long time I was not sure if I should stay with Yootheme ...

    Now I am a big fan...It was worth waiting 1/2 year, it is really improving every month!

    I looked through the file structure: wow..
    great design ideas, well structured, lightweight and modern... Best theme development out there!
    I will vote for Yootheme at cms critics!

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