SP Page Builder 4.0 Alpha 2: New Multiline or Single Line Columns Option, Performance Improvements, and More

Good day, Joomlers! Since our last release of SP Page Builder 4.0 Alpha 1, we’ve worked on adding new additional features and making other improvements to your favorite Joomla page builder. And today, we are extremely excited for you to try out what we have built so far!

Let us present to you SP Page Builder Alpha 2 with a new multiline & single line option for columns, multiple fixes, and other performance improvements.

Today’s (Jan 4th) Alpha version is an experimental release and not ready for production sites. We wholeheartedly appreciate your interest in SP Page Builder 4.0. You are invited to try this Alpha version, but DO Not use it on a production site

Please note this is an Alpha release. We recommend you run this version on a test site and give us your valuable feedback. 

Stay tuned to find out what SP Page Builder 4.0 Alpha 2 has in store for you.

SP Page Builder 4.0 Alpha 2 Changelog:

  • New: Added the option to make columns multi-line or single-line in a row
  • Update: Improved the editor authentication
  • Update: Improved the URL routing system
  • Update: Dropped the admin menu module
  • Update: Improved the column resizing
  • Fix: The row’s background video issue
  • Fix: The row’s and column’s vertical alignment issue
  • Fix: The title and subtitle’s alignment issue
  • Fix: The row/column/add-on’s UI issue on disabling
  • Fix: The dashboard’s UI issue for non-Helix Ultimate templates
  • Fix: The select field’s z-index issue
  • Fix: The add-on’s cloning issue
  • Fix: The add-on’s deletion issue
  • Fix: The Database error in Joomla 4
  • Fix: The issue happens after clicking the save button in Joomla 4
  • Fix: Other minor known issues

Flexibility to Make Single-line or Multi-line Columns 

In the last release, we have introduced column resizing by simply dragging the border between two columns. Today, we have added a new option named “Fill Columns” that will enable you to make single-line or multi-line columns inside a row. If you enable it, the width of the next column is adjusted to fill the available space within the row without breaking the layout. You can also see the percentage ratio of the columns while dragging. 

Notable Improvements and Fixes

Apart from making the row and column addon even more flexible, SP Page Builder 4.0 Alpha 2 is out with many fixes and performance improvements. 

Let’s have a look at some of the notable improvements of this release. 

Database Error in Joomla 4

In Joomla 4, you have reportedly faced database errors such as invalid data type errors for some tables. All database errors have been fixed in the latest release. 

Editor Authentication 

Since SP Page Builder 4.0 has dropped the backed editor completely, logging in from the front-end every time you need to edit was such a hassle. That’s why we have improved the editor authentication. Now you won’t need to be logged in from the front-end as well if you are already logged in from the backend to edit pages. 

Route System for Joomla 4

Previously when a page didn’t exist, instead of showing a 404 error it used to redirect to the same page. This issue with the URL routing has been resolved in this release. 

Row’s & Column’s Vertical Alignment 

Easily adjust the vertical alignment of rows and columns without any issue using the Vertical Align option of the addon settings. Effortlessly align your content vertically from the top, middle, or bottom. 

Please go through the changelog again to have a look at all of the fixes and improvements made in this update.

Tell Us What You Think

Your constant feedback and suggestions always help us do better. Let us know how you feel about the new changes in the comments. Keep your eyes on our blog and our newsletters for more updates on SP Page Builder 4 and releases. Happy developing!

Warning: This is an experimental build intended for testing purposes. Please don’t use this experimental version in production sites!

This Alpha version is an experimental release and not ready for production sites.

Try SP Page Builder 4.0.0! (Alpha 2)

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