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Introducing Quix Pro Beta - Form Builder, 30 New Elements, Unsplash Integration & Much More

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No one can resist a blasting news. Especially when it is about the best Joomla page builder Quix.

It's been one and half month since Quix 2.0 has been released. We are now back again as we promised. And this time we have brought Quix 2.1.0 beta version with 12 brand new pro elements and 18 new free elements.

It's not a myth. Now you'll get some more new mind-blowing elements with exotic features in Quix 2.1.0. You'll surely fall in love with each of these elements as they are bound with an advanced level of customization options.

To smoothen your workflow, we also brought unsplash integration in file manager so that you don't have to exit editor to search image.

What are you waiting for? Let's check out the details...

Unsplash Integration in Media Manager

Images Play a very important role in both development and client attraction. In development, it would be better if we could get everything in front of our hand and our focus would not be hampered due to this.

When you develop a site, some section might required images; therefore you begin searching for the image and leave the editor. To solve this problem, we have come with Unsplash integration with Quix Pro.

Now you will be able to insert your images into the specific area directly from the builder, you need not go anywhere else for images. Just go to Unsplash tab from media manager and insert your required images without any kind of trouble. 

Custom CSS for Elements

Everything in Quix is easily customizable, and you can easily style any section the way you want. Besides all of this, we have also kept a place for custom CSS. You will be able to bring any kind of change to your section according to your own terms.

Your custom CSS of one element will have no effect on any other elements, so you have to do custom code for every element separately. Use custom CSS element and do more with the help of Quix Joomla page builder. 

12 Powerful Professional Elements

​Currently we have arrived with 12 pro elements. Lets discover the element details. 

Countdown

Countdown is considered as #1 sales trick to boost your conversions and sales. It creates the scarcity & urgency that forces people to buy products. Quix's countdown element allows you to create stunning countdown section with simple drag & drop.

By default, there are two views come with countdown element - Block & Inline. Choose the one that goes with your design. There are lots of ways to customize the countdown element; you can add a background image, gradient color or even background overlay with it.

There is no limitation to style your countdown box. If you can imagine it, you can build it with quix. 

Form Builder

Previously if you wanted to build a form in Joomla, you would have needed third-party extensions. But now we have brought form builder element for you. With this element, you will be able to build any kind of form within minutes.

It comes with eleven types of fields with entirely customizable properties. You can customize the form element and take data from your users in the way you want. All the collected data will be sent to you over email, and you can add multiple emails if you want. 

Call to Action

Make your website more interactive with interactive boxes build with call to action element. Combine text, image, button and start seeking the attention of your visitors and encourage them to interact and take action. After creating a section with the call to action element, bring it to life with elegant effects and interactions.

You can set background images, background overlay, gradient or any other special animation effect to call to action element with quix. This extra effect would cost you lots of custom coding, but now this can be done instantly with the help of quix. 

Media Carousel

Media contents always attract the eyesight of the visitors at the first watch. Media carousel is the element that takes your image and videos to the next level. You can show multiple media with spectacular effect by this element.

Media carousel is highly customizable and fully device responsive. You can fully alter the height width, spaces according to your need. If you want you can also customize according to specific devices with Quix. 

Tab

Organize your image and contents without taking much space with the tab element of Quix. You can showcase your product or give any other information smartly with the help of this element, and it takes only a little space.

Every element of Quix is fully customizable and tab element too. You can set individual properties for both image and contents. Then style it like a pro with Quix Joomla page builder. 

Slider Pro

 Images help to describe stories much better than text and slider do it more efficiently. Quix allows you to create a slider element in the shortest time with lots of style and effects. For using this element, you do not need to know any programming language as quix lets you do everything easily.

You can make your slider with heading, button, image, and text and finalize it with outstanding style and effects. Every slide you create with slider pro element will be responsive. You can customize the slider for each type of device manually. Its very easy to create any type of image, video and post slide with slider pro element of quix. 

Animated Headline

Headline provides the summary of an entire post and helps your visitor to get the idea of whole details in an instance. This influence rate will be increased at a better rate with the animated headline. It is very easy to create an animated headline and use, all you have to do is drag element and customize a little.

Animated headline comes with two default styles - Highlighted and Rotating. With highlighted style, you get nine magnificent animated shapes to highlight your headline. 

Flip Box

Flip box is a mesmerizing effect which shows the flipping of the box when it is hovered. Flip box can make your content look more interesting and improve the user experience. This animation effect attracts more viewers as it appears like a magic trick.

In this new flip box effect, you'll get all the basic effects including flip, slide, push, zoom in, zoom out and fade. This animation works smoothly with no hiccups at all. 

Gallery

The Gallery element lets you add image galleries into your website page. It comes with more styles and control. 

It has Lightbox option that lets you style your gallery in 3 different ways - slide, fade and scale. If you wish you can set other properties like spacing, gap, width, height, border, shadow, etc as you needed.  

Counter

It's never-ending for Quix. Quix, the most best page builder is getting strong day by day as it is embedding new elements. One of them is counter. The counter element will allow you to set the increasing numbers you want to use for any kind of purpose like - number of subscription, followers, site viewers, etc.

Counter is a demanding element as it shows the counting number in ascending order. You can use the counter element anywhere you want. You can put the number, duration, colors, and style it up with a ravishing background. The styling options let you control every design attribute of the number itself and the title below it.

Joomla Articles

Give your blog readers more comfort with Joomla Articles element. You can easily showcase your categorized or any uncategorized articles by using this element. In one article element, you can show as much of the articles you want.

You can order the articles by title, popular, ordering, or by the latest one. You can even set the Order direction by yourself. There are four default layouts come with Joomla Articles.

These layouts are list, group, deck, and column. Each has its own style whole look of your element will be changed with layouts. Choose the one that fits with your site, and there are lots of other settings available to be customized. Imagine it and give an exact look you dream with Quix. 

Testimonial Carousel

Now, testimonial carousel element is included in Quix allowing you to add beautiful testimonials with fully customizable options. Testimonials can significantly increase the trust of your site visitor as it provides as a great social proof from your clients that your product & service is liked by many.

This element allows you to add the content of the testimonials of many people in one slideshow along with the name of the person who wrote it, profile image, job title controlling every aspect of the design. You can design each and every part of it. Just give it a try.

18 New Free Elements

For everyone one we have brought 18 new free elements. These elements will help users to build more outstanding sections. These elements are - Accordion, alert, blurb, button, column, divider, google-map, icon-list, heading, image, Joomla-module, person, raw-html, social-icon, spacer, testimonial, text and video.

Mix your imagination with this elements and build your dream site. 

Conclusion

We were always trying and we will continue trying to give you something better. This is the beta release of Quix 2.1.0 and soon we will release pro version. Lots of new functionality and elements still on the way. Don't hesitate to let us know your problem and feelings, just write down below on comment box. Till then stay tuned.

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Quix 2.0 Has Arrived! Introducing The Best Visual Page Builder For Joomla & Absolutely FREE

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It looks us so long time because we wanted to make an absolutely magical page builder for Joomla ever created. This project wasn't about incremental improvements, it was about reinventing Quix, reinventing ourselves and learning so many things that would change the game of user experience.

Well the wait is over, more than a year of planning and eight month of active development, I'm super excited to release Quix 2.0. It's complete FREE visual page builder for Joomla!

Everything you do inside Quix is magical, add your content, customize the design and watch everything happened instantly right in-front of your eyes. We tried to make the UI minimal and clutter free. Let's dive into the Quix 2.0 :

New Improved Installer

An installer is the starting for any software, we have tried to give our best. The new installer comes with rollback support. If your site breaks or you face any sort of trouble to your site, Quix will be roll backed to its previous version. Everything will be changed to its previous version so that you suffer no loss or any kind of trouble.

Improved Installer

Quix installation procedure will now check for minimum requirements before installing. If your system meets the minimum requirement installation process will move further else you need to alter the system to meet the requirement. If you still cannot manage to meet the minimum system requirement or face any trouble knock at our support. Our support team is always ready to serve you.

You can install Quix in two ways directly or through a installer. Our recommendation is you install Quix by using the installer. 

Live Frontend Editing With Simplest UI

With the speed of the technology, we are growing super fast. And we can prove that. Now Joomla drag and drop page builder Quix 2.0 has Live Frontend Editor which enables you to see everything live. In the editing mode, you'll see every editing changes instantly.

Live Front-end Editing

This is a plus point as you don't have to go for the preview button over and over again. You can see the changes right away. This will help you to set everything perfectly and bring any changes instantly.

Improved Drag & Drop Interface

Drag & drop option is always easy to use. Just moving the element from one place to another by dragging. However, it becomes hard in case of huge content. Sometimes we fail to see where the content is dropped.

Drag & Drop Interface

Drag & drop option was always available in Quix. However, now it has changed a bit. Now when you go to drag & drop content, you will see an icon. Click and hold the "Move" option and drag the icon to its destination and drop it. Your content will be moved without losing any data.

Mission Control Toolbar

The new toolbar settings will allow you to decorate the pages. Including new page create, jumping to different pages, add pages to the menu, change page settings etc.

New Toolbar

Besides, there are other options too. Redo, undo, save, whole page preview button all are available in your new toolbar settings.

Link Quix Page to Menu From Visual Builder

Right after creating a new page you go for appending the page to menu. If you are a developer, then you know, how hard it is to do with codes. Sometimes we get tangled between the pages and make a bizarre.

However, now with Quix, you can do it very smoothly and trouble free. All you need to do is- go to the Toolbar Settings and click Link Page To Menu. A pop-up box will appear with some settings. Just set the Menu Title, set the tab name, select the menu and add root parent. You are done here.

Super Flexible Layout System

Flexible Column System

The columns are much more flexible than before. Now you can select the number of columns, add a new one, delete the specific one and custom each column separately and differently.

You can resize the column just by dragging the edges. Or, you can go to the mini-toolbox settings options of the column and set the column size by the slider. You can set the column size separately for desktop, tablet and mobile phones. 

Array of Premade Column

Some user get confused while building a new site. How many columns should be given, how the size and shape will be, how to manage a new column etc. We care for every user. So we made premade columns.

Array of Premade Column

Once you add a section to the page, you'll be shown 11 premade columns. From them, you can choose the one you need.

On The Fly Column Add

After completing the entire page, you might feel like the need of a few more columns. What will you do?

On The Fly Column Add

No, you don't have to go for all the double troubles again. Check the mini-toolbox on the left of the column. You'll find "Add column" button. Just click it, and a new column will appear on the left of the selected column.

Duplicate Column

Duplicate means to create a clone. If you create a very beautiful decorative column and wanna do the same with other columns, then this feature will be the right choice. 

Duplicate Column

All you need to do is, click the duplicate option from the mini tool-box. The clone of the required column will appear right next to it.

Column Resizing

Though the premade columns are set to default values, you can resize them in width just by dragging the edges. The columns are built on percentages. This allows to resize them smoothly and perfectly.

Column Resizing

Moreover, you can see the percentage of each column while resizing them. You can even resize them by the slider situated in the settings option of mini-toolbox. And this feature is enabled for desktop, tablet, and mobile phones.

Nested Columns

Nested column is where you can create new column inside an existing column. This feature allows you to create a sorted dynamic website.

Nested Columns

Select the number of columns right after adding a section. Then click on 'Add Element'. You'll see a button named column. Click it and select the number of new columns you want to insert.

Responsive Column At its Best

Bootstrap 4 worked like a blessing for us. Quix is embedded with bootstrap four which allows for five tires. To say clearly, it supports five types of display screen - extra large, large, medium, small, and extra small. This was very helpful for our responsiveness.

Responsive column

Now Quix has more responsiveness. It fits to all types of display screen. Besides, you can set the responsiveness separately for desktop, tablet, and mobile.

Template Manager (aka Library)

With the new version, template library has not only changed its look but also upgraded with new functionality. In the previous version saving any section or page was a little bit scattered. But now in the new version, we have put everything back in an organized way.

Saving and loading of pages and section is now much more easier than ever before. All things are combined and kept in one place so that you use Quix 2.0 with more flexibility. In the new template library, we have separated into three tabs - Sections, Pages, and My Templates. 

Template Library

Sections: For completing your design process faster, we have added premade sections in the library. You can watch the preview and then click on insert. Your selected section will be inserted instantly at your preferred area.

Page: A page is a combination of multiple sections. In this section, we have given you niche specific ready-made pages. If you are in a hurry or running out of page design ideas, you can try this pages for your website. It will save your valuable time and give a premium and elegant look on your website.

My Templates: This area is only yours. Your saved sections and pages will be saved at here. You can insert and use your sections and pages anytime at anywhere from my templates. At here you can see three tabs ALL, SECTION, and PAGE. Section contains only your saved sections, page contains only your saved pages, and All contains Pages and section together.

From My templates, if you wish to import new template, you can do it by using Import Template button.

If you have a lot of pages and sections, it might become hard to search for a specific one. Therefore we have kept a search option in the library. With this search option, you can find any file from the library instantly. Besides before inserting a file, you get preview option so that you can decide more easily and save your time. 

Awesome Media Manager

Media manager has changed its form. Now you can upload or just drag & drop image, video, gif, and SVG files. It's just that simple.

Media Manager

You can even create a new file, rename it, change file location by drag & drop option. Media manager allows you to redecorate your site without creating an issue.

Improved & Organized Settings

Reorganized Settings

Improved and Organized Settings

Now the setting options are more organized and sorted. Every element has individual settings and together. Now you can edit section, column, element without any haphazard.

Now section has its own setting option. Same goes for the row, column and element. Besides the whole page has a different option situated in the toolbar.

Advanced Page Setting

Page setting is situated in the settings options of the toolbar. This setting will allow you to control some basic page settings.

Advanced Page Setting

It has three tabs - general, design, and advanced. Inside these tabs, you will get the options to set the status, provide access to the user or other admin, set the default language, set a color for later reuse. Moreover, if you a developer, you can add CSS & JS code in the advanced one.

Section Settings

Quix has all the settings in it. Before starting your work you have to go for section addition. Then you can go for other additions like columns, image, text etc to complete your project. And some of us love to decorate the background to give it a dynamic look. so, a mini-toolbar for section settings is present there.

Section Settings

You can add solid color or gradient color or image, set the page height, set extra margin-padding, add shape divider to it etc. you'll find everything related to section right in the mini-toolbar. You can even duplicate the section to make a clone or move it to other destination.

Column Setting

The columns have some default value. You can use it as it is. Or you can change the default settings from the mini-toolbox situated on the top-left side of the column. You can set the position of the column, change the background to a rocking color or give fusion of three colors by gradient, set a beautiful image or video.

Column Setting

Column setting is provided separately for each column. So, you can decorate each and every column differently.

Row Settings

Inside the section, columns are situated inside the row. We have provided separate settings for row too. On the top-centre, you will find a mini-toolbox of green color. This is the row setting toolbox.

Row Setting

You can set the same background of every column by setting it in the row. Alternatively, you can make the column look like a pop-up.

Copy Paste Everything (Section, Row, Column)

Copy paste is the oldest trend on the internet. The copy command duplicates the file and keeps in the clipboard. When the paste command is executed, the item on the clipboard is inserted.

In the earlier version of Quix to clone an item, you had to drag it all way long. Dragging is great but if the page size is very long you it is quite troublesome. To reduce your trouble and ease your working procedure we are providing you copy paste option

Copy Paste Everything

You will be able to copy paste any elements, row, columns and even sections with Quix. Just click the copy icon and paste it wherever you want. A copy can be done unlimited times. Don't worry about dragging option, for you; we have kept both options.

New Types of Fields

For better designing, you need to have the good grip on the designing and styling. But what if there is not enough equipment to design. Sounds like a nightmare, right?

That's why we improved Quix. With lots of new features and options, Quix is now all about creativity. We embedded new field types for our Quix users so that they can make their site without facing any problem. 

Typography

We want Quix to be the best Joomla page builder for you. So we added some super cool features. One of them is typography.

Typography

Typography allows you to design the text with the option of 1200+ google fonts. You can change the font, size, style, line height, letter space. You can even decorate them by underlining or overlining etc.

Custom CSS For Every Element

With all the readymade elements we have also kept a place for custom CSS so that you can bring the changes on your own terms.

With this option, you will be able to add your custom code to any field you want. These codes will not conflict with other elements. Style your site with the color inside your mind.

SVG ( Scalable Vector Graphic )

SVG Icon Picker

For providing you with the best Joomla Page builder, we have included 1000+ SVG icons directly into the media manager located locally. If you want you can upload and use your own icons, but we are taking the hard part. Your work is done quickly and easily that's all we want.

SVG Icon Picker

Not only 1000+ icons, but we will also try to increase that number with every update.

SVG Modification

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, which is an XML based vector image format for 2D graphics with the facility of animation and interactivity. With SVG images you can create amazing things.

The primary benefit of SVG is you can play with it, you can make it smaller, bigger or any size you want. You can put the color you prefer on it and customize the way you like. With Quix 2.0 you get the full functionality to use SVG editor, and you will be able to upload any SVG images to the media manager. 

Core Improvements

To upgrade Quix, we need to improve the core codes. That is what we did. To improve Quix, we improved the core codes. Now Quix will operate much faster and smoother.

All the functions we made will operate faster; there won't be any problem while setting up a plugin. Now you can work relentlessly, and there will be no hamper at all.

Improved Cache System

Movable Modal

Your site, your page builder so it is obvious to have freedom also. After adding an element some page builders doesn't allows you to move the settings modal to users preferred place. It stays sticky or fixed on a specific place and sometimes it might become a problem while you developing any section, as it hides and you cannot see the instant changes.

Movable Modal

Quix 2.0 comes with movable modal, so now you can move the settings modal anywhere you want. It will not be a distraction for you while you develop your website with Quix Joomla page builder.

New Preview Mode

Though Quix is live frontend editing, still preview mode will be available for you. After completing the project, you can go to the preview page to see how the pages will appear to the viewer. To say straight forward, it will allow you to see the viewers point.

The preview mode will automatically take refresh once you bring changes to the pages. You don't have to go for refresh button after re-editing.

Portability ( Export / Import )

Portability will allow you export and import file. Now, why is that? For example, you've created a beautiful project, and you want to reuse it to another project with some modifications. If you go for making the project from the ground again, it will be a double trouble. Now, here is the situation when you need portability. By using export and import, you can reuse the designs and reduce the workload.

Portability

This time, the portability is re-coded, and now it is much more improved. Now you won't lose the content while exporting or importing.

Gradient Effect

Gradient effect is the combination of multiple colors. Nowadays gradient effect is high at a demand. Everyone loves the fusion of colors. It gives shady look and ravishing at the same time.

Gradient Effect

Now Quix has this feature too. Now you can decorate your site with color fusions. You can decorate section background or row background or column background with this beautiful feature. You can use it instead of an image. Make your own design with it.

Shape Divider 

Shape divider is one of the coolest feature that allows you to simply divide your rows and columns with the help of pre-designed responsive shape. Shape divider will transform your pages giving it a beautiful professional look.

We are providing 20 of designs just for you and and we'll be adding more designs later. As the designs are SVG optimized, you'll get the finest of them. You can even edit them and set them just the way you want. Provided designs are responsive so you can adjust them just as they fit. 

Customizable Section, Row, Height & Flexbox

With the new version of Quix, you can change the most of the default settings. One of those is the height of the section.

You need not calculate the margin padding anymore. Directly from the section setting customize according to your own will. You can do this with two options - fit to screen, custom height.

When you select fit to screen, it automatically detects your screen size and adapts the perfect section height automatically. Moreover, if you select the custom height option, you have the freedom to set the height of the section by yourself. There is slider available to alter the section height.

Customizable Section, Row, Height & Flex

Drag it to left or right to increase or decrease the section height. Wait a minute you are familiar with pixel value? Do not worry we have kept that option too. When you move the slider, you will see the pixel value for section height there.

Use the way you feel comfortable. You can also change the height for row and column in the same way. When you alter the height, the result will be instantly updating. You do not need to wait or go for any preview button. 

Destruction Free Mode

All of us do not like to work in a messy place; instead we like to work in free space. It's also same for developing. When you try to make a section or page sometimes, it becomes tough to work in a small area of your display. Because space is occupied by sidebar or module that is placed on.

Destruction Free Mode

This is why we decided to broaden your working space. Our new destruction free mode will allow you to take full advantage of your display area. No more working in the small area, develop the way you like to with Quix

When you activate the destruction free mode, all of your present module, footers, sidebars. etc will be hidden and your page sections will take that space. If your development is finished, you can disable the destructive free mode. After disabling this mode, everything will go normal again. All your modules, sidebar, footers, etc will become visible again. 

Disable Mode

One of the most interesting features of Quix 2.0 is Disable mode. With this option, you can disable any element, columns and even sections at any moment you want. Now one question might arise in your mind "what is the necessity of Disable mode?"

Assume you are doing development of a section on live site and it is not complete. Would you like to show this incomplete to your viewer? I know the answer definitely not.

Disable Mode

With this new setting, you will be able to hide that incomplete section until you complete it. You can also use this feature for different devices. A disabled section will not be visible until you make it visible.

You will not be able to customize any disabled section, so make sure you enable it before editing. 

List of Elements

Quix 2.0 has got the all the necessary elements that are needed to build your website. Right after selecting the column number, a red circle with the name "Add elements" will appear. From this dialogue box, you can add any elements you want.

These list of elements contains:

Heading

In any post or in any text the first thing that catches the attraction of viewers is Heading. If the user does not find the header attractive, he leaves your site. So you can understand the importance of heading.

Heading

Heading helps you to engage with the visitor. With the new version of Quix, you can make the header completely bold and attractive. Its typography and all other important settings let you do this.

Text

Nothing is complete without text. Details of anything can be described with the help of text element and text helps you get more traffic via SEO. If the text is not attractive user lose his interest to read further.

Text

We know the importance of text element for you; therefore we tried our best to make it better. We have given the advanced typography and power of google fonts with the text element. So you can ensure the flexible readability in your writings.

Image

An image talks of hundred words. One thing that needs 100 words can be easily described with a picture. It is a must-have element for any page builder.

Image

The explanation of a hard topic can directly hit through viewers mind faster with an image. With the help of Quix, you can insert an image directly into your page. You can upload an image or import it from an external link.

Beside we have the all other customization settings that are necessary for customizing an image. 

Button

To submit a form, you must use a button, without using the button it is not possible. A button not only links to other sites but also enables to store the data on the database.

We customized and made the button more reliable. You can change the font, style size shape, etc as it comes with three different settings - Advanced, Styles and General.

Button

You got all the primary settings included in the general settings. Different styling options like typography, text color, background color, border and other settings are accessible from Style option.

Quix Free vs Quix Pro

 Quix is the best free Joomla Page builder and also best premium Joomla page builder same time. Now we are releasing the free version and soon we will release pro version with extra features and functionalities. 

Lets check out the differences between Quix free and pro from below.

Quix Free vs Pro
​Quix Free ​Quix Pro (Upcoming)
​Everything in core is absolutely free. Like
- Visual Builder
- All basic elements (10-12)
- Page options
- Media manager with SVG support
- And much more..

​More advanced media manager with image provider support like : Unsplash, Pixabay
- Media manager image compression support
- More advanced element like : Form Builder
- 3rd Party extension integrations
- SEO analyzer
- Theme Builder
- Header/Footer/Mega menu builder
- And much more…

F.A.Q

Backward Compatibility

Backward Compatibility

The first question which might arise on all existing users is What will happen to my current website after installing Quix 2.0, which is built with Quix 1.x?

Nothing wrong will happen to your current site after installing Quix 2.0. All your previous pages will be accessible and modifiable with the classic builder. There will be absolutely no problem will occur with the classic builder. All the procedures of building a page will remain same as it used to be.

However, if you want to create a new page, you must use Visual builder. All the new pages you create will be opened with the visual builder. Currently, we are sorry for not providing any kind of migrator, but we promise, soon we will bring something that will solve this problem. 

New Licensing System

With everything new and more comprehensible we have also simplified the licensing system. We have brought some changes which is very much important for you to know.

Licensing System

From now on there will be only two version of Quix - Free and Pro version.

There will be no more Extended License for Quix and user will be able to distribute only Quix free version with the template. Distribution of Quix pro version is no more allowed with the new version of Quix.

We have thought this for a very long time then we decided this. For keeping the development process faster and smoother, we need to generate revenue; therefore we came to this decision. But worry not, we have included almost all of the pro features of the previous version of Quix with the free version of Quix 2.0.

Quix 2.0 is so much feature rich that you will feel the magic when you start building your page. With Quix 2.0 pro, you have the option to buy the license for 1 site, 5 site and unlimited sites. You can buy site license according to your own will, but you cannot distribute with the template. 

What Will Happen to Existing License Holders?

After viewing the new licensing system, this is a common question "what will happen to existing license holders?" which might occur in your mind and asking for answers.

Existing license holders are now grandfathers. They can still use their previous license and also can extend their license if they want.

After their license validity expires, they will also have to face the new licensing policy. 

Updates

Updates

Improved Versioning System

New Version

With today's update, Quix has been upgraded to version 2. This long bump comes with many surprises. This is the first update to use the new versioning system.

Moving forward all our ThemeXpert product versions will adhere to the new formula:

Version X.0 (e.g. 2.0) - The whole version number changes, such as a version move to 2.0 to 3.0, will be reserved for massive product update. This types of update might come after a very long time.

Version X.X (e.g. 2.1) - The first decimal version changes are reserved for moderate or small feature updates. This types of feature update can take place in every month.

Version X.X.X (e.g. 2.1.1) - The second decimal version changes are reserved for immediate or critical bug fixes which are needed to be released between minor feature updates. When you see a third decimal update, it is a good idea to upgrade. This types of update might release every day or weeks.

This new versioning system makes every version update more informative and gives you a better to determine what might have changed between the version. 

Conclusion

We are releasing Quix with its ultimate power for all users. Now it's ready to use. Everything is provided to make your website dynamic. All you need to do is install and get started.

In our every releasing post we've shared the topics in details. But we rewrote it again in case you've missed anything. And still if you find any problem, let us know without any hesitation. We'll be right next to you.

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Quix 2.0 Alpha 2 Released - Everything Is Shaping Perfectly

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Last week we released sneak peek of our upcoming flagship killer; Quix 2.0. We've been working tirelessly to bring you absolutely best page builder for Joomla!

I'm delighted to announce second alpha of Quix 2.0, just in time. This version brings you more refined UI, some additional features and huge architectural improvement behind the scene. 

Improved Media Manager

We have a big ambition for our media manager, and we'll reveal everything step by step. Now you can upload image, video, gif and SVG file with simple drag and drop interface. Media manager comes with all standard features you needed from a file manager like creating new folder, renaming file, moving file from one location to another and much more.

You can preview your image, video by just double-clicking on it.

New Preview Mode

With real-time editing of Quix, you can see your changes instantly, but sometimes you might need to see them as a visitor too. With our new preview mode, you can see your created pages from visitor's eye.

Just like our previous builder (aka Quix classic builder), when you save your changes, preview refresh automatically.

Portability - Export/Import

Previously, when you export any Quix page, it exports every content and settings. Thus it creates some problem with images. It just exports the image path, not the image itself. So, when you import the page on your different website, the image goes missing.

This time we are taking our portability feature to the next level. Now, when you export a page, it encodes the image and attaches to the JSON file. So, you can import the page without any fear of losing content.

Roadmap Up Ahead

We have a long way to go, and I believe we'll reach there on time as planned. Our team is working day and night to ship the best page builder for Joomla.

Here is the release deadline for Quix 2.0 :

  • Alpha 1 Release - 1st March, 2018 ✅
  • Alpha 2 - 8th March, 2018 ✅
  • Beta 1 - 15th March, 2018
  • Beta 2 - 22th March, 2018
  • RC 1 - 29th March, 2018
  • RC 2 - 3rd April, 2018
  • Quix 2.0 Stable - 10th April ????​????​????

When Quix Will Available To Download ?

With Quix 2.0 we plan to give you the best experience ever. From installation to use, we need smooth on-boarding system, and we are working on it. From RC 1, we'll be able to provide you an installable package. Till now we've created a playground for you to test Quix 2.0.

If you wish, you can check out Quix releases and what new is introduced with each release, from below.

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Quix 2.0 Alpha Is Here - Experience The Magical Controller For Joomla!

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It's been a month since we announced the upcoming release of Quix 2.0 and a lot of things happened behind the scenes. Everyday brings us closer to the most powerful builder for Joomla ever created!

Talking about Quix reminds me about the old days, when our friendship with you was built. Through all the ups and downs you stayed with us and we worked at an extreme level to fulfill your needs and desires.

Finally, everything inside Joomla will be controlled in one place. You will be able to visually change everything the Quix way: headers, footers, mega-menus, component pages and much more.

We never stop adding edge cutting features, while ensuring everything works smoothly for all our users. Every change we made was considered several times from every possible angle and was based on your feedback along with our own vision.

There is a lot to discover in Quix 2.0 Alpha 1, and more will come on the final release. So, for now, let's explore what Quix 2.0 Alpha 1 has to offer.

Live Frontend Editing With Simplistic UI

Creating something simple and functional is always difficult. We needed a full featured Drag & Drop page builder without creating any mess. After a year of research, sketch & prototype we created a UI that gives you full capability of page building with very minimal footprint. 

Quix is constantly growing and evolving, so the interface need to match this growth. To achieve this, we need to continuously innovate and improve core elements to allow designers and developers to stay ahead of the game. 

Reorganized Everything

Since we have kept everything minimalistic and simple, you will find everything organized as you edit or customize. All the settings and options are now grouped together so that you can easily find them. 

When needed, you will be able to just expand the settings and customize the elements as you need. Organized fields will help you focus and find the specific setting you are looking for. 

New Field Types​ For Better Design Control

Necessity knows no limits, and we are always working hard to satisfy your needs and to do better. We relentlessly work on introducing new options and ways to bring out the creative person inside you. We have added many new fields to the customization area so that you can make the changes you need on any section you want.

In this awesome Joomla page builder, we have introduced a new color selection field, background field, icon and image picker fields amongst others. With Quix 2.0, we believe you will be able to do a much better development than you do now. To make Quix even better, we will introduce more field types on later releases. 

Flexible Column System

Like its predecessor, Quix 2.0 comes with 11 predefined columns structure, which will help you create designs faster. But we didn't stop there. You will be able to change the column's width and structure by simply dragging the edge. This gives you extreme flexibility to create simple or complex layouts. 

With Quix responsive settings, you can adjust the columns width per-device and hide them if necessary.

Now, instead of using grid, we divided columns into percentages. You can now drag any columns width as much as you want and it will not interfere with the other columns.

Everything in Frontend - New Toolbar

We understand the pain of creating pages in the backend and not being able to edit them directly in the frontend. To solve this we have created a brand new toolbar when you are on the builder's interface.

This new toolbar will allow you to create new pages, jump between Quix pages, add pages to the menu, change page settings and much more.

You will find everything you need for building modern websites. We'll gradually introduce features in the upcoming releases.

New Media Manager With Image Editing & SVG Support

We know that a new media manager is coming with Joomla 4, but we just couldn't wait. So, we created a new and powerful media manager with ReactJS and it will be even more powerful than the upcoming media manager .

Media manager will no longer be for uploading, deleting or browsing images and videos. There a is a lot more that can be done, such as image editing, cropping, filtering, transfering images and most importantly adding perfect srcset for images in websites.

SVG is changing the way we use images on websites. You will now be able to upload, edit and animate SVG files using our media manager.

Roadmap Up Ahead

We are going to release two alpha and two beta versions before the stable release. We are also going to unveil new features on each release which help you get used to them.

We're also going to release a series of blog posts, "Inside Quix", where we'll walk you through each and every feature of Quix.

Here is the release deadline for Quix 2.0 :

  • Alpha 1 - 1st March, 2018 ✅
  • Alpha 2 - 8th March, 2018 ✅
  • Beta 1 - 15th March, 2018 ✅
  • Beta 2 - 22th March, 2018 ✅
  • RC 1 - 29th March, 2018
  • RC 2 - 3rd April, 2018
  • Quix 2.0 Stable - 10th April ????​????​????

What Are you Waiting For ?

To make your experience smoother and faster, we've created a test site to use Quix without installing it on your server. We'll update the test site everyday with new features. Subscribe to our newsletter and be notified of each release. 

Right now there is only one element available for testing and it's not fully functional yet. We have developed so many features and we will be releasing them one by one after testing.

If you wish, you can check out Quix releases and what new is introduced with each release, from below.

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Inside Quix Version 2

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Our mission is to help you build cutting-edge websites faster and better.

Quix has grown tremendously since its very beginning. We've introduced dozens of new features over the past 2 years, yet the main experience of creating a website with Quix remains the same.

For over a year, we've taken the time to chat with you in person, online, and through email. We've also read through thousands of customers tickets to understand your pain points and frustrations.

In listening to you, it became clear that it was time to take a revolutionary leap: to create a Quix experience that's faster and simpler.

We've learned a lot and applied all the things we've learned to make Quix even better, for you.

Here is an inside look and roadmap of how things are coming together as we roll out the second version of our product: Quix version 2.


Quix has grown leaps and bounds in past two years and when we started working on Quix 2.0 our main focus was to help our customer's websites grow. The most important things we often ignore when we build the website thinking we'll do it before launch and 90% of us failed to do so. Not with Quix anymore. Our main focus for Quix 2.0 is :

  • Performance
  • SEO
  • Accessibility

Let's see how Quix helps you to fix these problems, the moment you start building your website.

Performance

Performance has never been an afterthought for Quix. We are very obsessed with speed and from the very beginning, we used page caching, asset caching, device based rendering and so on...

Now, when we talk about the performance of v2 there are two sides of it.

Page Building: Quix v2 comes with live frontend editing interface with a huge array of settings. You can build websites 2x faster than before. You will be able to see changes live while you make it and it will autosave your changes. 

Page Loading: We re-wrote the entire rendering engine using the most popular and fastest template engine in the PHP world. I'll talk about this in a later blog post. The new template engine loads Quix page faster than ever before. 

What about the backend editor? Is it still available?

Do not worry, we won't remove backend editor. Both backend and front editor will be available with Quix 2.0. You can use whichever one that suits you best. All of the old pages created with v1 will open with the backend editor (called classic editor) and the new page will use the frontend editor.

​Search Engine Optimization At It's Best

What is the benefit of having a beautiful site when people cannot find them in search results? Quix 2.0 enables you to easily build a beautiful responsive site with more SEO friendliness.

How?

The codebase of Quix 2.0 is 100% optimized for SEO.

Our enhanced SEO plugin increases your chances of showing up in a website search result.

Our newly created SEO plugin will tell you your live score while building the website ( surprise :) )

Accessibility Support

Everyone has equal rights. So we are giving fair support for everyone. Quix 2.0 is coming with accessibility support for people with disabilities. The UI structure, element switching, menu items searching and all other things will be very much easier with new Quix.


Technical Changes That Matter

Let's talk about some technical changes that coming with the new version.

Bootstrap 4

With the power of flex and CSS grid system, you can build any kind of layout you want. Bootstrap 4 is completely re-written with CSS flex and lot more cool features. It's completely modular and most popular choice for front-end developers. We decided to go with BS4 but remember Quix is completely framework agnostic. You can use any framework you want. Such as UiKit, Foundation or Semantic UI.

Font Awesome 5

Icons play an essential role in websites, and Font Awesome is the most popular icon pack available. Font Awesome gives you more control, icons, and more customizability options than any other icon packs. You will be glad to know, Quix 2.0 is coming with Font Awesome 5 which means you will be getting most out of Font Awesome and you will be able to use more icons in the coolest ways. Grow, shrink, rotate, do whatever you like to do with your icons and make awesome websites with Quix 2.0

We've been working with Quix for the past 4 months and we are very close to release first public alpha, hopefully, next week. With the release of first alpha, we'll keep you informed of the full development roadmap. We've re-written every piece of code and making Quix the absolutely best page builder for Joomla!. Let's rock together...
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Quix Features Updates! The New Smart Tabs Element With Typography Enhancement, 800+ Google Fonts & New On-Boarding System

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Today we are announcing a huge update to Quix tab element. This new update takes what was a simple tab builder and transforms it into something new, something much more powerful and full of possibilities. We called it 'Smart Tabs' and it's a big update that really takes the element to the next level.  

Section, Row, Column & Element As Tab Content

The smart tabs element can pull any section, row, columns or other element as tab content. That means, your tab content layout has hundreds of possibilities. It use the Quix native builder interface so you have zero learning curve.

​ All you need is to copy the section or row id, and paste it into smart tabs navigation item settings.

New Tab Layouts

The smart tabs element comes with two different layout. You can create horizontal and vertical tab layout and align them accordingly, which is great for making a multi dimensional content experience.

Subtitle & Image/Icon

The nav title also has subtitle option where you can add more description of your tab navigation. It's great for explaining features as tab nav and showing image as tab content.

​ You can also add image or select an icon for each individual nav item. Make your tab more visually appealing to your visitors.

Customizability 

The smart tabs element comes with a huge set of styling option that can make your tab stand out and unique. Typography, color, spacing, hover and active state controls allow you to uniquely design each of your tabs styles. 

Animation

The smart tab element leverage all our animations set, plus you can control the appearance of tab content animation. Support fire different animations. 

Brand New Typography Control

We redesigned the typography controls from scratch. We transform the font size, line height and letter spacing input box with a slider. Now you don't have to leave your mouse, just drag the slider to adjust the values. 

800+ Google Fonts Support

We've updated the Google fonts selector with all their 800+ fonts and the list change dynamically. You don't have to wait for Quix update, when Google release a new font you will see it immediately on your font selector drop down.

All the fonts has their own set of variants. Just select the font and you will see all available variants right after the drop down. 

New On-Boarding System

This update comes with a new onboarding screen that will help you to get started with Quix faster than ever. Instead of a blank section, you will now see 2 button that we think the most straightforward way to get started.  

New Icon System Implemented

You can start building your site from our range of pre-designed blocks or start from scratch...

You can also watch all of Quix's video tutorials that will give you a clear understanding of how Quix work and how you can make a beautiful page with it. 

We've done something awesome with Quix icon system and we are not going to release this feature in this version. Instead, we are making Quix ready for new icon system. This will provide a breathing window to template developer to update their template with the new icon loader API. 

Update Instruction

Quix 1.7 brings you lot more new features and improvements. We've tested it thoroughly on staging and production website. Everything works fine but you have to follow these steps before you jump into update :

  1. Take Backup : We always recommend to take backup before update to any major extensions update. You can safely restore anytime.
  2. Update Your Template First : If you are using our templates, then please check the template update section and update it first. New icon system will not work if the template use any core element override.
  3. Clear Browser Cache:  In order to see new typography controls, please clear your browser cache and hard reload the browser. Cmd + Shift + R if you are using Mac, Ctrl + R if you are in Windows. Due to browser aggressive caching, you may not see the controls so clear the cache first.

The new smart tabs elements is available today with all other improvements and fix.

So download Quix today and take it for a spin. Have fun and don't forget to check next week for even more great Quix update coming your way. 

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Quix 1.6.5 Brings An Enhanced Slider Pro Element With Parallax Effect

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On this version of Quix we worked only and only on the Slider Pro element and added tons of cool new features, I am excited about. We introduced a brand new parallax system on Quix previous release, and now Slider Pro incorporated tightly with the parallax effect. 

Slider Pro elements now turn to a full featured parallax slider element for Quix. 

Let's take a look at the cool features we added to the element: 

Parallax Scrolling

Add motion driven parallax effect to your slideshow background image. When your visitor scrolls the page, they will get a new smooth experience with the slider. Have look the demo.

Background Overlay

Now you can add colorful overlay over your slider images makes every slide a unique experience. You don't have to use any photo editing tool to make your image darker so your slider text can be readable. Add overlay image that nicely blends with your image. 

Slider Height control

The most request features for slider element. Now you can make a full height slider or customize it's height. Full height slider is useful for hero area slider or full-screen slider.

Animation Control for Slider Element

You can add different animation for title, content, and buttons. Previously it was hard coded to only one animation type, and we understand that you need more animation to make your slider content attractable. Select from 29 animation type for all slider element now. 

Unique Title Style

We understand a slider is for attracting your visitor eye at first glance, and nothing can be good as a typeface with beautiful style. Now you have full control over your slider title, and you can design part of it by applying different color font and style. Don't take my word for it; you can check the demo here. 

What's Next ?

Slider Pro is a pro element and not included in Quix free version. You can always test Quix free and upgrade to pro version when you feel confident. 

Our mission is to make Quix the most powerful and user-friendly page builder for Joomla in the market, and we are continuously thriving with new features. We have some exciting new features and elements down to the road. 

If you have any suggestion or feedback, please feel free to share in the comment box below. 

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Introducing New Animation, Box Shadow, Parallax Controls + Big Elements Improvements In Quix

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Today is a big day for Quix community. We are thrilled to announce a major update of Quix where we touched every elements (50+) and turned them into more powerful than ever. 

Re-organized each element options, added more features and functionalities, new input types and transformed them into much more advanced and full of possibilities. It is a big update that takes the Quix to a whole new height. 


The New & Improved Animation Controls

The brand new animation controls allow you to control any section, row, column and elements entrance animation with time delay. We moved animation controls to a new tab so you can find and control animation quickly. 

Now there is 28 animation type for you to decide how your element will enter to screen. 


Hover Animation & Box Shadow Controls

Within the animation tab, some new hover animation controls give you much control of how your element will interact when someone hovers or tap over the elements, section, row or column. 

Hover shadow animation expand with more controls that give your control over blur, spread, horizontal, vertical and scale the shadow. Now you do not need any template that comes with these cool animation. You can control every interactive animation right inside Quix on any template and framework available on the market. 

Unlike our competitor, Quix always comes with the exact functionality that needed to build a beautiful and modern website.


Box Shadow Control

Creating box shadow in Quix is easier than ever using the new box shadow controls. Within the new box shadow option interface, you can select shadow color, define blur and control how far it will spread horizontally and vertically. Shadow draw outside the box, but you can put them inside the frame by using 'Inset' mode. 

One of the core aspects of material design is layer depth which you can achieve using the box-shadow settings. Your can make your website 2017 ready instantly with Quix new box shadow and animation control. 


Parallax Background


Another new cool thing, I'm excited about. Until this version, parallax background implemented with CSS which isn't cool anymore. We have got lots of feedback to make it neat and most importantly, make it mobile friendly. 

The wait is over, now the parallax background is Javascript based and gives you a nice motion when you scroll down and fall back to CSS for mobile devices. I am sorry, mobile devices (iOS/Android) doesn't support parallax yet :( 


Improved Options Organization


In our previous release, we re-designed the Quix interface with better usability in mind. In this version, we get the chance to re-organized each setting of all elements. Now they are better organized, easy to find and relevant fields are all grouped together. 

We improved the in-place help system (aka tips), so you do not have to wonder about any options anymore.


Big Update To All Elements

Beyond the animation and box shadow update in this release, we have also significantly improved some the most used core elements.


Heading Element Got Significant Improvements

With this newly developed heading element, you can create a nice headline combining multiple fonts and colors. Wrap your highlighted text with a `` tag and assign different font and color from style settings. 

You can now position subtitle above and beyond the title with more control over fonts, colors and much more.  


Blurb Got Big Improvements

Now you can select the blurb headline type. Blurb is the most used element on any Quix page, so we provide you the ability to choose blurb headline from H1-6. 

Also, you can decide where the blurb link will apply. From the title to image or combination of both is possible now. Combining with animation, box-shadow and hover animation, you can now make fresh blurb items. 


Image Picker Replaced With New File Manager

In Quix 1.4 release, we have added a brand new file manager with image editing capabilities. Until now, the file manager haven't been implemented in every element. After three months and 6 release, we are more confident of our file manager and applied with every element we have. 

Read more about the file manager capabilities here and how to use it properly. 


Massive New Update To Joomla Article & Article(s) Elements

We haven't been updated the Joomla article & article(s) element since it's release. The styling was mostly depended on the template. 

With this new release, we have added more options for styling. Now you can change the background, text color of title and content, add box-shadow and much more...


Section Stretch Mode + Container ( Less Option, Less Confusion )

Previously there are five options for section and row container settings which often create confusion. Now, there are only two choices which itself descriptive. 

Whether you want to stretch the section or add a container both are a switch away and don't interpret others. When both settings are ON, it will stretch out the section/row with a container added inside. 



Confetti Option ( Eid Bonus )

Did you notice the beautiful confetti on this blog post? We have been using this for all big announcement post, and our users love it. We have got people asking, how to add this to their website for a special occasion. 

Now, you can turn on confetti to any Quix page with just one click. 


Implemented rel="noopener" For Every Outgoing Link

One of mostly ignored security vulnerabilities is <code>target="_blank"</code>. In plain English, when you link other website and when it open a new window. 

According to Google, we've added rel="noopener" every time you select any link to open in new window. There is a little performance benefit too. 


Update Instruction

If you have used 'Stretched with container' or 'Stretched without container' mode in section, you may see the stretch mode not working properly. However, your website or page layout will not break or affected with this update. 

You can safely update to this version. 


New How to's videos

Not only the awesome updates, but our team is also busy creating small and useful How to's video for you. We have uploaded four videos as off now, and more is on editing phase. We are hoping to upload more videos by the end of next week. 

Check out Quix 1 minute how to's playlist and subscribe to our Youtube channel for updates :) 


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Introducing Quix New Interface - Refreshing, Vibrant and Fresh

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 Since after Quix's first release, a lot has been changed. We released bunch of cool new features, elements, blocks and the list goes on…

One thing we haven't touch since then is Quix interface. Changing Quix's UI is very challenging and we have make sure that user experience doesn't break and there is no learning curve.

We've tons of exciting features to built and to do so, we had to change its UI. We need a fresh new design without breaking anything.

After a month of planning, testing and coding we are finally able to roll out a new interface for Quix!

So, lets see what have changed

New Color Schema

Color has direct connection with human behavior, it influences perceptions, enhance your work effectiveness, can change your mode and influence you to do something you wouldn't.

When we built Quix, we haven't had enough time to research on colors because we had to do a lot of things. We haven't changed it for a year because of this saying 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'.

But, the web is moving faster and we need to incorporate the changes into Quix so, you can build website for 2017 and beyond.

Joomla use very dull bluish color all over its backend and to make it like home, we decided to go with that color but with brightest tone. 

New Element Picker

As of writing, Quix has more than 50 elements and more to come. With our new design, you can see more element in the screen and less scrolling needed.

Ohh, the modal window also got new fresh look… 

New Setting Window

We re-factored each and every fields and git it a visually compelling outlook. Related fields are grouped together, provide useful tips while you typing and everything is at right place. 

TinyMCE Update

Finally the toolbar is back. Many of you ask to add the TinyMCE toolbar and its here. 

New Loading Screen

Leave no stone untouched, we wanted to make sure a smooth and joyful entrance to Quix. So we updated the loading screen as well :) 

Section/Row Parallax and Background color overlay fix

Previously, you can't use background color overlay feature with parallax mode. From now on, you can make the background image parallax and add a beautiful color overlay on it. 

Caution!

You can update to Quix 1.5 safely because there are no braking changes. Remember to clear the browser cache and hard reloaded it otherwise, you may not able to see the changes due to browser aggressive cache system. 

What's Next ?

These UI changes are necessary for the new features we are planning bring in Quix. We are going to release some new elements and plugin next week, which I'm excited about. These elements are one of its kind and many of you already aware through our Facebook group.

Through our idea sharing portal, you can share your wildest idea about Quix and we'll develop if enough people show interest on it. 

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