Hello Helix Ultimate users! We are inching closer to our Helix Ultimate 2.0 final release. In that path, we are releasing Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 today. You already know that the new version 2.0 is a major shift from the previous Helix Ultimate. It is going to change the way you ever know about template frameworks in Joomla.

Today’s (June 17th) RC 1 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 version, but DO Not use it on a production site.

We will be fixing issues you face and make necessary improvements before we finally release the Helix Ultimate 2.0. Do try this RC 1 and let us know any issues you face.

You can have a look at what came in our previous beta version here.

We have got tremendous responses from our users. Some of you have reported issues that you experienced and we are fixing them in different releases. Now, let’s have a look at what changes we are bringing to the new Helix Ultimate RC 1 in the changelog below.

Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 Changelog:

  • New: Full-width blog layout option in the blog settings
  • New: Element invisible class added
  • Update: Bootstrap updated to the latest v5.0.1
  • Fix: Contact form overwrite compatibility issue in Joomla 3 and Joomla 4
  • Fix: Form validation issue fixed in Joomla 3 and Joomla 4
  • Fix: Popup issue in Privacy & Terms modal
  • Fix: Blog details overwrite issue in Joomla 4
  • Fix: Search (Finder) overwrite issue
  • Fix: Table field issue Joomla 4
  • Fix: Image link issue in the menu item
  • Fix: Overwrite issue in Joomla 4 tags
  • Fix: Featured article overwrite issue in Joomla 4
  • Fix: Countdown timer responsive issue in Coming Soon page
  • Fix: Several CSS issues in the blog

Full-Width Blog Layout Option

By default, the blog detail page layout will be in a container. But, some of you might want a full-width blog detail page. For that particular reason, we have added a new option to enable a full-width layout in the blog settings. You can easily turn off the container layout and set a full-width layout.

How to Set Full-width Blog Detail Page Layout

When you are logged in to your website, go to Extensions > Templates. Click on the template you are using, open the Template Option.

Now, on the Template Option panel, go to Blog > Details, find the Full-width Layout option at the bottom. Enable it and see the changes instantly. Congratulations! You have your blog detail page in full-width layout now.

Get Latest Bootstrap Support (v5.0.1)

Previously, in our Helix Ultimate 2.0 beta 2, we have given full support for Bootstrap 5. Now, since the new version of Bootstrap 5.0.1 is released, we have updated Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 with Bootstrap (v5.0.1) as well. Enjoy the new enhancements of the latest Bootstrap in the Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1. 

Several More Fixes and Improvements

Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1 fixes several issues and makes some necessary improvements. We have fixed contact form overwrite compatibility and form validation issues in Joomla 3 and Joomla 4. Popup issue in Privacy & Terms modal, Countdown timer issue in Coming Soon page, blog details override issue in Joomla 4, and several more issues that we’ve discovered and you have reported.

Helix Ultimate is the finest Joomla template framework ever to arrive in Joomla. The new Helix Ultimate 2.0 is going to take it to the next level. Creating web pages in Joomla has been already easier. Now it is going to be far more modern, advanced, and rich with functionality. 

Test this Helix ultimate 2.0 RC 1 and do let us know your thoughts in the comment. Please report any issues you may face while testing this version. And again, please do not use this version on a live site. Good luck.

Try Helix Ultimate 2.0 RC 1

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