Good day, Joomlers! Let’s start the new year with some amazing news. As you can already guess from the title, we’ve got something exciting to share with you today. Your favorite template framework – Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 3 is released as of today! This marks an advancement in the Helix Ultimate 2.0 journey and a sign we are a step closer to the stable version.
Today’s (January 12) Alpha version is an experimental release and not ready for production sites. We wholeheartedly appreciate your interest in Helix Ultimate 2.0. You are invited to try this Alpha version, but DON’T use it on a production site.
I’m sure you can already tell from the last two releases that the new Helix Ultimate 2.0 will be a game-changer! We have improved the codebase entirely, added a bunch of new exciting features, and are working tirelessly to bring you the ultimate template framework for Joomla. If you still haven’t checked out the alpha 2 release notes, do catch up on the previous changes as well.
So, without further ado, let’s find out what today’s release has in store for you.
- New: Brand new frontend drag & drop menu builder
- Update: Joomla 4.0.0-beta.6 compatibility
- Fix: Related known issues
Frontend Drag & Drop Menu Builder
To make your Joomla website menu completely manageable from the frontend, we have added a frontend drag & drop menu builder to the Helix Ultimate 2.0. This will easily let you create and manage your menu items without having to go through the complex process of creating menus from the backend.
Add menu items: Create menu items the easiest and the fastest way with the Helix Ultimate 2.0 frontend drag & drop menu builder. To do that, from the Navigation tab of the frontend editor simply click on Add New Item to create new menu items.
Manage menu items: You can also manage the menu items from the frontend drag & drop menu builder. Easily edit or delete the menu items and see the changes in real-time.
Create multi-level menus: That’s not all, it will be easier than ever to create multi-level drop-down menus. To make a menu a child of another item, simply drag the menu item slightly under the parent. The nested items will appear as child menu items on the frontend of your Joomla website. Easy, isn’t it?
Let’s take a quick look at how easy and fast the entire menu creation process has become with the Helix Ultimate 2.0 frontend drag & drop menu builder.
Watch Frontend Drag & Drop Menu Builder in Action
Mega Menu: Get ready to be mind blown with our next release – Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 4! To make your work a piece of cake, the next release will include a robust Mega Menu builder to revolutionize the navigation of your website.
We are very excited for you to embrace the ultimate development experience with the Helix Ultimate 2.0. The latest build is also fully compatible with Joomla 4 beta 6 to test out all the new features this CMS brings for you. Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 3 is now out on GitHub! Go try and find out yourself how amazing it already is. Keep your eyes on our blog and our newsletters for more updates on Helix Ultimate 2.0 and releases.
We want to make sure that we are providing value to you with our improvements and the only way to truly know is to hear from you. Please share your feedback/suggestions and help us do better. Enjoy!
Warning: This is an experimental build intended for testing purposes. Please don’t use this experimental version in production sites!
Try Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 3