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Founder and Head of Ideas of ThemeXpert. I love building engaging and impactful products! A Joomla! enthusiast and web tech nerd, I love helping people to solve problem in a lean and elegant way. Proud father, husband and family guy love reading and eating own dog food.

Quicx Beta2 Has Arrived - Joomla! NOW has a "True Responsive" Page Builder

Quicx Beta2 Has Arrived  - Joomla! NOW has a "True Responsive" Page Builder

Quicx Beta2 features Joomla's first True Responsive Page Builder technology. Quicx exceeds the traditional responsive dropdown/checkbox settings, with an intuitive real time drag & drop interface. We are really proud for the responsive feature in Quicx.

Not only the responsive feature, we've added 4 new elements and fix all bugs that we got after beta 1 release.

Responsive Mode

Quicx Responsive Builder

You can see a Responsive Mode button beside Undo/Redo button. By enabling responsive mode you can adjust column grid for different devices. Responsive mode is completely isolated and we removed all control icons from the builder, so you can adjust the layout for different devices without any distraction. Click on the device tab and drag the column size as you want.

Visibility Mode

Quicx Visibility Mode

You can control section, row and elements visibility for different devices. That means, you can hide something on Tablet/Mobile or you can show something exclusively on Mobile. When you enable Responsive mode you will see a 'eye' icon for visibility settings and its only available when Responsive mode turn on.

Responsive Renderer

When it comes to visibility settings for different devices, every page builder use display:none; method to hide something. There is a big problem with this approach. When someone browse your website from mobile it actually load every pice of content and this method hide some part from displaying. It doesn't give any performance boost for mobile devices.

Quicx handle this visibility option in different manner and thanks to our renderer engine. If you set visibility off for something(eg:section,row,element), Quicx will never load it that device. It gives a huge performance boost for your website.

Blurb Element

You can now display your services, features or offering with our shiny new Blurb element. It comes with a handful amount of settings allow you to display content with image or icon with different alignment.

Accordion, Video and Icon Element

These 3 elements also coming with this release and we have now 9 elements in total. Every elements in Quicx has lots of settings and we are continuously updating every elements.

Improvements and Bug Fixed

We reduced our main js file by 20% that means the builder is now more lightweight and faster. We are continuously investing our time to speed improvements and hoping to increase it 200% by next release.

We have also squashed all bugs reported after beta 1 release and improved the element settings pane style.

What Next ?

We reached our Beta 2 milestone in time and we are working really hard to meet our next milestone. This is the last beta version according to our plan and we are heading towards a more stable RC1 release next week. Have a look at our roadmap for clear understanding:

Please DO NOT use any beta software in your production or live site. Beta software are meant to be used in staging or testing site.

Our 40% discount offer will expire next week when we release RC1 version so grab Quicx Premium copy before it gone!

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Quicx Beta1 Has Arrived - New Interface, Smart Layout System, History Manager And Much More

Quicx Beta1 Has Arrived - New Interface, Smart Layout System, History Manager And Much More

Last month we released a sneak of our revolutionary joomla page builder name 'Quicx' and we received a lots of feedbacks and appreciations from our customers and coummunity.

Today I'm proud to announce, Quicx has reached to Beta stage and ready for the public test. Our team worked really hard and we almost forget to sleep.

New Builder Interface

As promised, we brings a brand new interface for Quicx and I beleive this is the most beautiful and user friendly page builder on market. The new interface is heavily influenced by Google's Material Design - a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.

Smart Layout System

We rethought the layout management and whole Quicx structure. It took some time, but we're pleased with the outcome. Quicx now comes with some pre-built layout grid but you can add column on the fly and resize it.

You can achive any complex layout with Quicx and layouts are customizable for different divices. On Beta 2 we are going unveil 'Responsive' feture which will change the way you build responsive layout.

Undo/Redo Everything

Done something wrong ? Want to undo something ? Quicx will remember every steps and you can easyly Undo/Redo your changes without loosing your mind. Undo/Redo is part of every software we use now and Quicx is no exception of that.

Rename Instantly

Yes, you can rename every section, elements instantly. Just double clik on any elements and change its name. Section or Elements name only effect on backend so, you can easily recognize them.

Elements - Blood of the Builder

Quicx Beta 1 comes with 5 necessery elements and we'll add element continuously. We have a detail roadmap for Quicx, please check the roadmap section of this post.

Instant Save

Quicx is AJAX powered and you can save your changes instantly. No need to refresh and wait.

Smooth Updating System

On Quicx page list page, you will see a yellow 'Register' button. Click that button and give your ThemeXpert username and auth key. You can obtain your auth key from ThemeXpert Dashboard. By doing so, you are just 1 click away for all future update of Quicx.

On our Beta testing period, we'll continiouly build and release fixes for you. We want a smooth update experience so we don't break your site.

What does the future hold?

We have many features ready to release and our focus now lies on fixing bugs and roll out planed feature in every release. We plan to follow a quick release cycle with several beta releases, which will then followed by the final 1.0 release.

We'll release major update every week means, Beta 2 will release next Friday. This illustrated roadmap gives you a clear picture Quicx release cycle.

Beta Program

During our Beta period we'll release all core features of Quicx. From RC(Release Candidate) version Quicx will have 2 version. A minimum version for free and a premium version which you already paid for.

We'll keep the 40% discount price during our beta period and once we reach the RC stage the discount will vanish. So its right time to test Quicx for free and Pre Order it :)

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2015 Year In Review

2015 Year In Review

It's been an incredible year or I must say 2015 is most successfull year in ThemeXpert history. We achived few big ambitious milestone this year. Before going any details, I'd like to thank our customers who put there trust on us.

February

Switch - Free WordPress Theme released

We entered into WordPress theme business this year and released our first free onepage theme. Since then Switch download 100K+ times and we really proude to see peopel making great site using Switch.

March

Xpert Accordion - Free WordPress Plugin released

We released our first drag & drop accordion builder for WordPress.

DigiCom first beta released

DigiCom is the first ecommerce extensions for Joomla allow you to sell digital product seamlessly. Started from scratching our own itch and people like us strugling selling there products.

July

OnePager released and featured on ProductHunt

We released Drag & Drop onepage builder for WordPress and it got featured on ProductHunt! This is another big product we released as free and available on WordPress plugin repo.

September

ThemeXpert v5 powered by DigiCom

We love to eat our 'own dog food' and part of that strategy, we migrated our full website to DigiCom with new interface.

DigiCom and OnePager Stable released

We released first stable version of DigiCom and OnePager. Both of our Joomla and WordPress team did a tremundous work and we were able to release both big product in same month.

November

Attend Joomla World Conference

We attend Joomla World conference for the first time and met all the J!People in person.

December

Quicx - Next generation page builder for Joomla!

We unveiled the curtain of our another product which we beleive, will change the way you use Joomla today! Quicx is the next generation page builder and way ahead of every page builder in market. We are planning to release it in Jan 2016.

Achievements

  • 8 Joomla Template released
  • 1 Joomla Component released
  • 5+ Joomla Module released
  • 7 DigiCom Addon released
  • 6 WordPress Theme released
  • 3 WordPress Plugin released
  • 1756 commits to DigiCom repo
  • 924 commits to OnePager repo
  • 55 Blog post written
  • New team members
  • Sponsor Envato Meetup
  • Sponsor few local events

What's Ahead

We'll focus Quicx and DigiCom in 2016 and take them to a new height. We'll only focus building template with Quicx and addons for DigiCom. We are starting new year with few new members on our team.

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Crazy Year End 50% Discount on All Joomla and WordPress Themes and Membership

Crazy Year End 50% Discount on All Joomla and WordPress Themes and Membership

Kickoff 2016 with new website from our Joomla and WordPress themes collection. For a limited time enjoy 50% discount on every single Joomla templates and WordPress themes or club membership.

Benefits of Joining ThemeXpert club

  • Access to 60+ Joomla Templates and 6+ WordPress Themes
  • Unlimited domain usages
  • Copyright removal
  • Premier Support
  • 1 year of update and support
  • Access to all premium extensions and plugins

We are working on next generation Page Builder for Joomla and WordPress and will release this January. By joining our developer club you are entitled to get our page builder for free.

Use the coupon code : NEWYEAR16 while purchase any single templates or club membership.

Join Now!
Ends 31st December, Midnight.

We wish you a very happy New Year and a happy start with ThemeXpert.

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Sneak Peek of Quix - New Era of Joomla Page Builder

Sneak Peek of Quix - New Era of Joomla Page Builder

At the Beginning of this year we promised ourselves that we’ll ‘Never Settle’ and do our best to enhance our users experience on how they build websites. We’ve been working tirelessly for over two months on Quix, and it feels great to unveil the progress of Quix. It’s not an average product, Quix is intending to be the foundation for all our future products.

Quix is the smartest, most flexible and intelligent page builder for Joomla!. Yes I mean ‘Intelligent’ and I’ll show you one by one over the course of the week.

Its advanced page builder and collection of robust elements allows you to create pages from ground up, giving you complete control over your website. Whether you are creating business website, simple portfolio or eCommerce shop, Quix fits everywhere seamlessly.

Quix breaks down the layout with Section, Row and Column allowing you to design and create complex layout in peaces. This method leads you to have complete control over your website.

 

The Advanced Page Builder

Quix will change the way you build Joomla! websites forever. The advanced pagebuilder makes it possible to build truly dynamic and versatile pages without learning code.

Column Types

When you add new row you will be presented with versatile column settings. Quix comes with 11 pre-built columns that fits almost all type of content.

Drag & Drop Layout Builder

Quix drag & drop function allows you to customize and arrange your design with ease.

Intelligent Elements

Remember I said Quix is intelligent? Lets face it. Quix element list orders itself based on your using habit. Forget about ascending, descending or custom order. Quix elements will get itself in order by your using habit. Isn’t that Amazing?

Quix is the most ambitious product we have ever created here at ThemeXpert. In our upcoming post I’ll show you more exciting features of Quix.

Quix is planned to release in the first week of January and we are working very hard. Not taking any Christmas leave!!

If you pre-order now you will get a whopping 40% off regular price plus additional 2 months of access (regular 12m). Additionally you will get a copy or Quix to test and feedback.

Learn More About Quix

You could also join the contest where the luckiest winners will be awarded with 10 copies of Quix.

Quix Giveaway

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How to Add Custom Fields in Joomla Articles

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Have you ever search for best Joomla CCK that allows you to create Joomla custom fields within Joomla core articles? I know you find a lot, but failed to find a suitable advance custom field for Joomla.

To provide ultimate flexibility and empower to create unlimited category specific or standalone custom field in Joomla articles, We, at ThemeXpert HQ has cooked a powerful Joomla extension called Xpert Custom Fields (XCF).

Why we developed the Joomla CCK extension called Xpert Custom Field (XCF) ?

Glad you asked. We regularly help Joomla developers to accomplish their projects perfectly. The thing we find common that developers are found spending extra hours to add Joomla custom fields support to satisfy their clients requirement.

To kick away all above limitation, we developed this advanced custom field extension. The extension allows you to create vast array of custom fields including multiple field types without touching single line of code.

Features

  • Joomla Article Support + More coming
  • Unlimited Fields Group
  • Customized Rules for each group
  • Joomla Event support
  • 7 Fields + More coming
  • Shortcode Plugin to access the field data inside article
  • Intuitive API for developer
  • Category specify and standalone field support
  • Multiple event support

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How to add Joomla custom fields in Joomla articles?

I assume, you’ve already downloaded our XCF extension. I ain’t going to discuss about the installation process. The step is not different. Just head to the Extensions > Manage and install on your own. After installing Xpert Custom Fields(XCF), the entire process to get started is simple. For your convenience we’ve created a video tutorial for you. Have a look.

Don’t like to watch tutorial video? I have chunked down the entire process in easy steps. Let’s get it.

Step 01: Create Field Group

After installing XCF, navigate to Components > Custom Fields - XCF. In the Joomla Custom Fields manager, you will find two different tab in the right sidebar of screen. The sidebar includes Group and Fields. Before adding a new custom field in your Joomla Article, It requires to create group first.

Click New button but make sure you have Group tab selected. Provide group Name, Content Type, Category, Description, Event and Status. Click save and close when done.

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Name : Used for organizing the groups in back-end. Try to give some meaning full name.

Content Type : Define where this group of fields load. Right now it only support Joomla Articles and more coming.

Category(PRO) : For which category the group fields will load. If you want this group of fields load on all category you can select 'All'. You can specify specific group to load specific category.

Description : Group description only use in admin area to give your more details about the group.

Show Event : You can select where this group filed data will display. They includes After Display Title, Before Display Content, After Display Content and None.

Step 02: Create a new field

Select Fields tab and click New. Add Field label, Name, Group, Type, and Status.

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Field Label : Give your field a label so you can easily recognize it in backend.

Field Name : Field name is used to call the field from article editor or code. This is very important to do not put any space and special charterer in Field Name.

Field Group : Select group for this field you have created on Step 1

Field Type : Type of date you are going to receive. If you need simple text then select 'Text' field. If you need image the select 'Image' field.

Field Instruction : Give instruction for this filed and it will show in popup. When you added all field data successfully, click save and close button.

Step 03: Add custom field in a Joomla Articles

Create a new or open an existing article where you want to present your custom field data. You can notice in the following image, a tab titled Xpert Custom Fields. Another button called Custom Fields added adjacent to editor bottom.

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Get into Xpert Custom Fields section and insert the data according to their type. For demonstration we added field to take image input.

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After adding all further necessary data, click save and close. Head to the article single view in frontend. As the follow image indicates, Advance custom field is working great in my end.

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Step 04: Show field data using Shortcodes

You may not want to show your custom field data according to the event provided. Because Joomla provides only 3 events, allow to present your custom data After Display Title, Before Display Content, and After Display Content. What if you want to show this data middle of the article ?

To give ultimate power on your custom data presentation, we have created shortcode plugin. To use your custom data anywhere in your Joomla article, head to the field group, change After Display Content to None from Show Event dropdown.

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Now head back to the article edit screen, place cursor where you want to display the field data. Click on Custom Field button down to the editor, and select the desired field button to insert shortcode in your editor.

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How to add layout override for Xpert Custom Field(XCF)

The default look of Xpert Custom Field may not suit your site look and brand. So we have added a super capability to add personalized look according to your brand. But I ain’t going to cover this this feature in this article, I have prepared a separate article for you. Till then stay tune to ThemeXpert Blog

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DigiCom 1.2 Released - Introducing Taxation

DigiCom 1.2 Released - Introducing Taxation

You asked for it we build it! I'm thrilled to announce DigiCom 1.2 with taxation feature. New taxation feature comes with an array of configuration and you can now set tax rate based on country and state.

All of the DigiCom features is well thought and carefully executed and taxation is no exception of that. We are almost done with core features and we can now focus on the Add-ons part.

Tax Rules

After enabling tax feature you can set the global tax rates and who will get charge. You can set product price with tax or simple add product price and DigiCom calculate total with your tax.

 

Country/State based tax

Define tax rate based on country and state. This is really useful when you have different tax rate for different state.

What's Next?

As promised, Friday is the DigiCom day (aka DigiDay) and we'll release update every week. Our main focus is now on the documentation and add-ons. Specially the payment integration and analytics tools. If you have any add-on suggestion just let us know.

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Hello DigiCom - Easiest Way to Sell Digital Download Through Joomla!

Hello DigiCom - Easiest Way to Sell Digital Download Through Joomla!

After 10 months of countless effort and 1384 commits, I’m proudly presenting 'DigiCom', our digital product selling software for Joomla! DigiCom is the first eCommerce extension for Joomla that allow you to sell your digital product seamlessly. It has all started from the point of scratching our own itches, huh!! while solving our own problems the product evolved as a de-facto digital commerce solution.

DigiCom is an open source, free to use, and is actively maintained by ThemeXpert team.

 

Single and Bundle Product

You can sell both single as well as bundle product. We took the aspect of bundle product in a whole new level, you can select single or multiply category as bundles. Every time you add new product into that bundle it will be available for the customers.

Not ready to sell the product? You can use the catalogue mode and display product without any ‘Buy’ button.

Drag and Drop file uploader

Forget about the FTP and other stuffs, upload file instantly from your computer through our file manager.

Reporting

Get a glimpse of your current monthly selling log from dashboard and also get extensive report anytime, thanks to our advanced reporting system. You can track a single product record and the way it's performing. We’ve plan to add more metrics on coming version.

Customer Management

Get insight of your customers and their orders in one place. You can ask for more details of the customers while they register your site or after they purchase any product.

Order and Logs

Extensive details of orders and events fired after every order. You can see customers and system activities like email, download and other details, thanks to our logging mechanism that keep record of everything.

Beautiful Inside out

This is our regular job to make something beautiful and DigiCom is no exception to that moto. We took the Joomla extension design into a whole new level and implemented material design on DigiCom admin.

Discount Management

Create discount for all product or selective one, DigiCom handle them all. With its auto unpublished features discount de-activate automatically when your campaign is done, no manual labour.

Addons(aka Extensions)

We have made DigiCom completely module and add-ons based. We already developed a lot of add-ons and hoping to release them once they pass our unite test. Now there is 3 add-ons available on our add-ons directory.

What's Ahead?

DigiCom's development doesn't stop here. We are continuing to develop new features, address any issues discovered by users as they are reported.

The next step for DigiCom is handful add-ons collection. This includes some payment gateway integration, review and rating system, versioning, marketing automation etc.

In terms of documentation, store/website owner doesn't need any written manual because we already made video, which are available on respective DigiCom pages. We are working for developer doc right now.

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New design, better support, powered by DigiCom and more!

New design, better support, powered by DigiCom and more!

After 4 weeks of hard work and sleepless nights, I'm happy to pull the curtain of new ThemeXpert! The site has been re-designed from ground up, specially the backend. We have migrated everything to our own digital commerce software DigiCom. There is still few pages left and one of them is our 'Homepage'.

You may thinking, re-design without a home page! Yes, our home page has never been a key converting page. With this design we prioritize Homepage as last page to deploy.

Our main goal for this re-design is, get ride of all other components we've been using to sell our products and give our visitor a seamless checkout experience. Now we are eating our own dog food and DigiCom and showing the world that, DigiCom is stable enough for live site and can handle tons of data.

 

I'm saving my words for later blog post about our migration process. Let me show you what we've build.

Theme Details Page

Most important change here is 'in page' theme preview. You can see live demo without leaving the website. Also quick information about the theme before diving the details.

Seamless Checkout

Our checkout process was tedious before and now we have a smooth checkout system. You can buy a single product and membership or buy as many item you want, thanks to DigiCom add-to cart facilities.

Inline Payment

Now you can pay easily and securely without leaving our site. We are leveraging 2CO inline payment api and that will be release as an additional add-ons for DigiCom later.

Easy Download 

No more confusing download system. Download your purchase product from your dashbaord and its organized and fast.

Better Support + Policy Update

To ensure better and faster support we modified our forum a lot. Now you need to add your domain from dashboard and get support for that domain. We've updated our support policy too. You can use our theme and plugins as many domain you want but you will get support for registered domain only.

You can, however buy a premier support for only $19 and ask anything you want.

We do not track your domain for product uses, it only used to show show in your forum.

Conclusion

We have few cool products waiting for release and we'll release product more often. This changes is just the beginning of new ThemeXpert and we tried our best to make everything as affordable as possible. I hope you will like these changes and I'm very open to your feedback. Feel free to get in touch with us through our contact form.

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