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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...

Quix Feature Update! Introducing Shape Divider and Video Background

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Today we are very much excited to release Quix 1.9. Quix got more powerful with new features and bug fixes.

We the themexpert team always try to give you our best. So we come with new features & fixes with every update.

In this version of Quix we have brought Shape Divider and Video Background. Two fully fresh design features, which will fully transform the look of your pages and you will be able to make more professional looking websites.

Video background & shape divider enhances the possibilities of designs.This features enables you to make more possible designs, which were not possible till now.

Besides we have added some fixes with Quix 1.9. There is a surprise for you at the bottom of the page, do not forget to check.

Let's explore these changes. 

Shape Divider

Add amazing shape dividers to any section and increase the beauty of your site. Change color, width, height, position the way you like and design your site the way you like with shape divider.

In Quix 1.9 you will get 22 new shapes and 4 formats to use video background. You can customize these shapes the way you like. 

Tilt Opacity

Waves Shake

Triangle Wave

Triangle Double Wave

Arrow

Book

Clouds

Curve Asymmetrical

Curve

Drops

Mountains

Fan Opacity

Tilt Opacity

Pyramids

Split

Tilt

Triangle Asymmetrical

Triangle

Waves Brush

Waves Pattern

Waves

Zigzag

Adding Shape Dividers

 Quix allows you to add shape divider very easily. Open your section setting and move the cursor to Styles tab. As soon as you click on the Enable Shape button, your shape will be added to the page with default shape and settings.

From here you can customize yourself and find the creative person inside you with the power of Quix. 

Positioning Shapes

You can add shape dividers at the top and bottom section of your site. If you wish you can add shape divider at the top and bottom of a section, on the same time. It totally depends on you as you customize the site.

For each position, you can select your own pattern of the shape, color, height, and weight. To checkout and experience these shapes live, follow this link.

Video Background

From now on you can add videos on the background of your site. Just enable video background on the section and paste the link of your video. Quix 1.9 allows you to use .MP4, .WEBM and .OGG files as the video background.

You might be thinking about the loading speed. To give you the smooth functionality we have used these formats. If you plan to use properly optimized video files, the background video of the section will be instantly loaded.

Check the live demo of video background from here.

Quix v2

You will be very happy to know; we are planning to release Quix 2.0 with brand new front-end live editing and many cool features. A new blog post explaining feature of Quix and roadmap is on your way. We are so much excited about Quix v2 and it'll change the way you build website in frontend.

Stay ture for our next blog post :)

Introducing Primer - A Creative Joomla One Page Template

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Hello everyone, I know all of you have been waiting eagerly. Thanks to all of you for your support and patience. 

To give you something special, we themexpert team had been working so hard and now wait is over. Today we are releasing our first template of 2018 - Primer One Page Business Template.

We know how much you guys love one page template. Your love, appreciations and word of inspirations for one page template motivated us to make Primer template.

Primer template comes with niche design, exciting cryptocurrency layout, shape divider, cryptocurrency converter and much more amazing features, which helps you to make the perfect business site.

Primer requires Joomla 3.7+ and Quix 1.9.0. If you want to make your own template, you can check our guide - Create Marketplace Ready Onepage Joomla Template.
For now, let's check the features of Primer….

3 Stunning Layouts

Creative Layout

Creative Layout is built to discover the aesthetic sense inside you. Customize the layout according to your need and build your preferred business site. ​Every section of this layout is designed uniquely.
If you want you can make it more creative using the elemnets of Quix, just use your imagination.

Business Layout

In this layout everything is designed and organized in classical way. Every inch of this layout has been desgined professionaly.

Cryptocurrency Layout

Start building your currency site with cryptocurrency layout. Top to bottom of this layout is designed to suit perfectly with your business site.

Show live prices of popular cryptocurrencies, market caps, charts & forum discussions ​very easily and directly from your site. You will not need to redirect users to another site. 

Coin Converter

Cryptocurrency layout comes with coin converter. Why use different sites to convert currencies, while you can do it from your site?

Convert popular cryptocurrencies within just 1 click. Coin converter allows you to convert Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Cardano, NEM, TRON and many more popular cryptocurrencies to your native currency easily.

Select two currencies and type the amount, rest will be managed by the converter. 

Shape Divider

Make your site more lucrative with shape dividers. Till now you might have designed your site with regular dividers. But from now on change the look or your regular site. Use your creativity and choose any type of shape divider you want to use to your website.

No coding knowledge is needed just, activate and customize shape divider as you like. Shape divider broadens your design possibilities.

Entirely Mobile Responsive

The look of Primer does no vary on different devices. No matter which device you use, Primer will always provide you the premium look that your website deserves. Primer is built responsive in such a way; it can adapt any sized display with proper alignment and regular manner. 

RTL Supported

Language varies from country to country, nation to nation. Similarly, writing pattern also varies. Some languages like Hebrew, Arabic, Urdu and other, are written from right to left.

Seems problematic? Actually, if your template does not provide RTL support, then it is not possible to create posts in this languages.

You do not need to add any other extensions to add RTL support, as Primer is entirely RTL supported. 

Typography Control

To ensure flexible readability, you cannot ignore typography of your site. Primer comes with ultimate typography control and provides you to customize all of its variants. Primer offers 1000+ google fonts, so just select the one that fits best with your site.

Customize typography with changing fonts, style, size weight, height and so on. 

Key Features

  • 3 Stylish built-in Home layouts
  • Video Background
  • Drag & Drop Development
  • Cross Browser Compatibility
  • Fully Clean Codes
  • Ajax based Search
  • RTL Supported
  • SEO Optimized
  • Primer Bar Counter
  • Parallax Background
  • Fast loading Speed
  • Shape Divider
  • Primer Slider
  • Sticky Header
  • Video Element
  • Full-Width Home Variations
  • Primer Button
  • Megamenu
  • Support from Developers
  • Easy Customization
  • Primer Blurb
  • Primer Testimonial
  • Elegant Color Gradient
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Video Tutorials
  • Get Regular Updates
  • Enriched Documentation 
  • Social Share
  • Transparent Header
  • Primer Gallery

Conclusion

We have few more stunning one page templates, you can also check this out - Marvel, Unity, BizCorp, Zenith II. Hope you will love Primer. If you have any question do not hesitate, feel free to ask. Our Support team is always ready to help you out. 

Quix 1.8.2 Arrived With Element Improvements & Bug Fixs

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Hello Quix Lovers!

Happy New Year 2k18. Hope you have already made your plan for this year and started to accomplish accordingly. On the eve of this new year, we can't wait to share an announcement, guess what it is about?

Yeah! It's about your favorite pagebuilder Quix. We had been working the last couple of weeks for its improvement and were planning to give you a more stable version as a new year gift.

Finally, we did it, and the revolutionary pagebuilder Quix has been reached its next level (v1.8.2) with a bunch of bug fixes including huge improvements in functionality.

Quix had an SSL error in its File Manager, and now you will no longer have to face it in the current version. Else, the previous responsive issue in Joomla Article, Smart Tab, and Text element has been fixed.

Plus, Pricing Table margin-padding issue, Color Picker issue and more issues have been fixed in this version of Quix. Besides, you will find improvements in Slider and Gallery elements. 

What's New in Quix v1.8.2?

We are always obsessed with improving our existing products to give them the latest technological touch. The intuitive pagebuilder Quix always remain special for us, and we work every single day for its betterment as you can clearly notice.

In every one of its updates, we definitely craft it with some cool features to make you guys happy. Apparently, no exception has happened this time too. 

Let's quickly explore Quix v1.8.2 

Slider Margin Padding & Color Option

You can now adjust your slider item with your prefer amount margin and padding plus each slider item header color can also be defined with this newly added option. 

Gallery Element Box-Shadow & Background Option

Quix Gallery element has now box-shadow option to be applied to its every item. You can also change each of the gallery item backgrounds with any solid color you like. 

Adjustment in Pricing Table Feature Box

Previously, there is a tiny problem in Pricing Table padding adjustments in the Featured box. Quix v1.8.2 has come with that fix too, and now you will no longer face this issue. 

Changelog at a Glance

Conclusion

We aim to make Quix consisting all the features and functionalities, required to build a website is possibly the easiest way and less period. In case you face any issue, let our support team know, and we promise- your problem would be solved asap.

Also, feel free to share any of your thoughts and suggestion about this update in below comment section. 

10 Minutes Site - the Power of Quix : Make Personal Portfolio Website in just 10 Minutes

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You guys already are long known about the extensive capabilities of intuitive pagebuilder Quix, and the ability to let you give any shape for your website..

That's not just a tale, you have been experiencing this- since the day you kick-started with your favorite Quix pagebuilder. We ThemeXpert is truly thankful for all of your appreciations.

Being seeing the topic, you might have already assumed- what's you are going to find in this article. 

Basically, we've made-up a plan to show exploring Quix capabilities in a series of post, especially for the newbies, helping them having ideas of its magnificent power as you do.

Typically, this is the very first post in that series, and we are covering the beyond-simple-approach to make a personal portfolio website in just 10 minutes. More articles are coming soon, covering to make other categories of website in possibly less time. If you wish you can also build your own template, follow this guide - A Complete Guide to Create Marketplace Ready Onepage Joomla Template.

We know, you are not in the mode of wasting your valuable time hearing something else. Let's just begin. 

🗒 Requirements

You will need a couple of stuffs for this purpose. Find the list of required components below.

  • Quix Pagebuilder
  • Any of our Joomla template (ex. Firefly)
  • T3 Framework

⏳ Step 1: Download

This is the very first thing you need to do. Just head over the download page and download all the above required components from the below given links then save to your local drive or somewhere safe.

​🔋 Step 2: Installation

Installation of required stuffs is absolutely simple. You can install required components using Joomla native installer with the intuitive drag and drop interface.

Just to pick the component file and drop on the drag and drop area. Then, the installer would do the rest of the task with notifying you once it's successfully done the installation process.

  • Go to Extensions> Manage> Install
  • Drag your file on the Drag & Drop area or click on the green Browse for file button to choose your downloaded component from local storage.

Once it's ready, you will be notified through a completion message. 

📇​ Step 3: Creating Homepage

You are to now create the main-page of your site. Creating pages with Quix is extremely simple, you are just a couple of drag and drop away.

With 50+ elements, you have unlimited possibilities of layout styles so, not to bound in fixed and defined layouts.

To learn more- visually, and explore Quix Customizability, you are welcome to the Video Tutorial page.

Let's skip talking something else and create the Homepage.

  • Go to Quix> Pages
  • Click on the green NEW button at left-top.
  • Give the Homepage Title on the Title empty field.

You have now two approaches to choose. Either you can insert our predefined blocks from online server using the pink ADD FROM TEMPLATE button or you can your own customised blocks using purple ADD NEW SECTIONS button. 

🖼 Step 4: Creating Required Blocks

Let's create some blocks that a personal portfolio website should have. Its genuinely up to you, which blocks you consider to have in your portfolio site.

For instance, I'm going to create the four blocks (about, projects, testimonial, contact) one after one. Procedure is absolutely simple.

  • Click on ADD NEW SECTION button.
  • Click on + Add Column button to choose the number of column you wish to have.
  • I am taking two columns for the first block.
  • By clicking on the + Add Element button loads all quix elements and you are allowed to add any of them. 
  • In left column- I'm taking an Image element, and taking Heading, Text elements on the right column.
  • Thus the block is made. (+) button pointed on the following screenshot allows you to create more blocks.
  • Similarly, create rest of the blocks with your preferred combination of 50+ quix element.

Let me quickly suggest you the quix elements, needed to be used for a portfolio site.

About Section/Block : Image, Heading, Text 

Project Section/Block : Filterable Gallery 

Testimonial Section/Block : Testimonial Pro/ Testimonial 

Contact Section/Block : Contact Form 

 Once, I am done creating with the required blocks according to my preference, its entirely looks like the screenshot below.

Oh! One important thing to remember.

  • Head over to Section Settings 

Under Advanced tab, put the section Id name according to the label name. 

👥 Step 5: Integrating Social Icon

Social profile integration is one of the important things that supposed to be done in every portfolio website. Even that's not a stressful task with quix.

No custom works to do, just required the Social Icon element. Placement for social icon is entirely your wish. So, consider where to place the social icon first, then-

  • Click on + Add Element
  • Choose Social Icon element

Provide your social profile link on its corresponding field and save using keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S (windows)/ Command+S (MAC) 

🖇 Step 6: Creating Navigation

Now, it's time to create navigation menus for your portfolio site. Creating Navigation menu is nothing but a few clicks. Find the approach below.

  • Go to Menus> Main Menu
  • Click on the green New button at left-top.
  • Give the menu title on title empty field and
  • Click on the Select option next to Menu Item Type and choose System Links> URL
  • Save the menu using Save & Close button at left-top.

Create all other necessary menus according to the same above approach. 

​ Step 7: Assigning Menus with Certain Section/ Block

In this step, you have to assign navigation menus with their corresponding section/ block.

Let's assign the Homepage first.

  • Go to Menus> Main Menu
  • Click on the menu items Home
  • Click on the Select button next to Menu Item Type and choose Quix> Page
  • Click on the Select button next to Select The Menu option and choose the earlier created Homepage with Quix.

Now, let's assign other navigation menu with corresponding blocks.

  • Go to Menus> Main Menu and you can find the list of all created menu items here.
  • Click on a menu item, on its Link field- put the section id with whom you want to assign the menu item.

>> Make sure, # symbol is placed earlier of the section id on the menu item Link field. 

 Assign the other menu items with the corresponding sections with the same procedure.

🔑​ Step 8: Creating Footer

Now, let's create Footer section/block. The procedure is unlike to create any other blocks/ sections. I'm putting copyright text on footer section for instance. Find the approach below, how you can do so as well-

  • First, choose how many columns you wish to arrange your footer in.
  • You can use Text element to put copyright information of your website as I did. 

💈​ Step 9: Applying Animation (Optional)

To make your website functionally smooth you can apply some additional animation effect on its surface.

Quix allows you to apply entrance animation and hover animation in every of its section, row, column and element as well. All of them come with a tab named ANIMATION on their setting panel, from where you can control applying animation.

You are just to choose- which animation you wish to apply and that's all.

✅ Step 10: Save and Done

After doing all these, you are a click away to done finalizing your work. Just a single mouse click on the green SAVE button at top of the Quix page you are in, and you have your own portfolio website.

Alternately, you can use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S (windows)/ Command+S (MAC) to save you work.

Conclusion

See, how easy to create a portfolio website with the extreme powerful pagebuilder Quix!! But still, in case you feel any confusion with any of the procedures above, feel free to let us know. Our dedicated support team is always ready to get your problem solved. With Quix, only the sky is the limit, Be Quix, be Smart.

Celebrate New Year With 30% Discount on All Products!

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 2017 is coming to an end, and 2018 is on the way. You will be very much excited to know; we have come with a huge discount on the arrival of 2018!

To celebrate the new year, we are offering 30% discount. This big sale will run from 26 December 2017 to 05 January 2018. This 30% discount will be applicable on all themexpert products and Club membership. That means you will be able to get Revolutionary Quix pagebuilder, Joomla templates, Joomla extensions, WordPress themes, WordPress extensions, everything at a low price. 

The clock is ticking, why are you wasting your time? Grab your needed item quickly, before the offer ends. Hope this new year brings you peace and prosperity. Advanced Happy New Year.

New Joomla 4.0 User Interface : Useful or Not?

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You might have heard the news regarding- Upcoming Joomla 4. A bunch of new features is on the way with a brand new User Interface. In this major update of Joomla 4- color, login page, menus, typography along with entire dashboard will be redefined. You will find a massive change in its Entire Interface including the drop of some menus and options.

Since some of the previous menu items and options have been evicted, you may think- Aha!! Fewer options, Less complexity. But have you ever think of it- the newly defined placements for some existing options may kill a significant amount form your allocated working time on the project you're working on or wish to work on?

However, it takes time to be familiar with a new interface, similar to be used to in a new environment.

According to Joomla's official announcement- more changes are coming for both UI and features in order to provide the user a new working experience. You cannot decide whether it's right for you or not until you see the changes.

Now, let's check out how Joomla 4.0 is going to look like. Will it going to be useful or not?

The Style

Typography

Content legibility is a very important part of a fully functional and usable GUI. Therefore, in Joomla 4.0 Roboto is chosen as the new base font for the backend-template. Roboto offers plenty of flexibility and a great feeling including use of light, thin, bold, regular, medium and black weights with matching styles. 

Colors

The colors in admin dashboard design is chosen with accessibility in mind. According to the WCAG 2.0 guidelines color ratio of the foreground color and background color of the text has to be at least the ratio of 4:5:1 or higher. Therefore dark blue color is decided for the sidebar and light grey color for the whole user interface. 

New Pattern For Joomla

With the release of backend template draft, the Joomla pattern is also premiered. Thanks to Chiara Aliotta for the amazing new pattern. The pattern is included on the login page and to some degree on the background in the backend.

This new pattern is a source of emotion on this field of technical subject. Pattern represents the entire community as a network, where no one is alone. 

The Login Page

In Joomla 4.0 another attraction is the login page on the backend. On the login screen, there is a default new Joomla pattern. But if you want to customize the screen, you can upload your preferred background image in the Joomla template manager.

There is also an option to upload the logo to the site. The logo improves the identification of the site backend for who switch between many Joomla installations. If no logo is used, the site name will be shown in the white banner above the login form.

A direct link to your site and a help link that leads you directly to helpful resources is also added to the login page. 

The Dashboard

Joomla 4 features a brand new Dashboard. You can take the full control of dashboard and customize it by adding own modules. The new dashboard also allows you to drag and drop the modules to your favorite place.

Users

In Users option, you can easily manage all the users. The management of users will be more easier with the new look. User access settings are a more general setup, so from now on you will find them in System Settings Menu Item.

Manage Menus

Joomla 4 features new menus now which looks more beautiful with new UI and design. Every menu item is now more visible with new menu adding interface, filtering options and all other stuffs.

Manage Articles

Buttons Reduced

For more space and tidy interface all the unnecessary buttons are pulled out on Article manage page. Why would you see a button, when it's not necessary? From now on all options and buttons will appear contextually.

So when you select an unfeatured item, you will not see the unfeature option. When you publish an article, you will not see publish button. 

Create New Articles

The interface of article creation has got a new look with new colors. The menus and text editing field will offer you quick access over images, permission, article management and everything. 

Article Editing

Now quickly compose your articles with the popped up text editor. The 3rd level sidebar is gone to provide you space to edit an article. It's time to take the advantage of contextual change of the editor.

If you select a link, you will have link options on the right side of the screen, and if you select an image, all the image options will be shown on the image options toolbar. 

Mobile View

The interface of Joomla now looks excellent on mobile as well. Access your Joomla site from anywhere more conveniently with the mobile version.

Backend Redefined

Fewer Choice, less confusion. Considering this, the new backend is designed. The number of main level item are reduced to a minimum. Now the main tasks in the menu sidebar consist of User, Menus, Content, Components, Settings, and Help.

For those who are not comfortable with symbols, will be able to toggle the menu and show the name of each item of the menu.

The top bar of the page will help you to recognize your page. You can also replace the default Joomla brand logo with your custom logo. 

Quickstart Icon and Notification

On the top right side, there is a configurable icon named "quickstart." You can add your most needed actions and links at here like Create new article, create new categories or also 3rd party links and actions.


If there are any important notifications available, notification icon will let you know it. The user icon next to notification icon will allow you to access your user setting and logout.

Accessibility Support for Joomla

One of the most exciting Joomla 4 features is accessibility support. In the upcoming version of Joomla 4, there will be accessibility support for physically disabled users. They will be able to access the menu easily with special tools like mouth stick and also can customize the colors of the template. 

Menu Items Reduced

The menu items are now divided by adding a plus symbol next to each menu item. So from now on just click on the plus and make something new.

We all have great expectation regarding Joomla 4 and there is yet a lot of changes to come. Till now there is only two alpha releases. You can see whole Joomla 4 administrator dashboard project form here.

Stay with us for getting every single news updates regarding Joomla 4. You can share your thoughts and give your valuable feedback through comment.

A Bundle of Joomla Template got Updated

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Joomla is getting better day by day with much more improvements to meet its user needs and requirements. We are not aback at all, and always keep us up-to-date to stay by side in this technology race.

We are obsessed with bringing cool stuff along with ensuring that- previous components get regular updates. In this continuations, today here we come to make you informed- 16 of our Joomla templates got updated.

Now, you will find them compatible with the latest version of Joomla! (v3.8.3) as well as the most recent version of intuitive Pagebuilder Quix (v1.8.1). Besides, you will no longer face troubles working with the third-party components used on them.

Find the list of updated Templates including their Changelog below.

  1. Wedding v1.2.1
  2. ShopX v1.3.1
  3. Meteor v1.1.0
  4. Marvel v2.2.1
  5. JoomHost v1.4.1
  6. Gen v1.2.1
  7. Fitness v1.2.1
  8. Firefly v1.9.1
  9. Finance v2.2.1
  10. Eventia v1.6.1
  11. Edumodo v1.4.1
  12. DigiStore v1.4.1
  13. BuildX v1.3.1
  14. Biznes v2.4.1
  15. Academia v3.1.1
  16. Infinito v3.2.1

Changelog

  • Quix 1.8.1 Compatible [improved]
  • Joomla 3.8.3 Compatible [improved]
  • T3 2.7.0 Compatible [improved] 

Updating Procedure

Step 01 : Take a Complete backup of your website before applying any updates.
Step 02 : Update Quix Pagebuilder and
Step 03 : Lastly, update your template (in case you're using any of our templates).

Conclusion

 If you face any difficulties, feel free to let our dedicated support team know. They are always ready to make your issues solved. Besides, leave your any suggestion or thoughts in the below comment section.

Joomla 4.0 Untold Features & Changes

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With the end of each day, Joomla is marching forward to release its ultimate version. Just a few days ago Joomla 3.8.3 has been released and now version 4 is coming. You might be thinking what's new is arriving with the upcoming version?

Well, there is a lot of features are coming with Joomla 4. There has been a significant change on the user interface, dashboard, and backend with the new update.

I have already shown how the user interface is going to look on previous post. Now let's check out what features are coming with Joomla 4. 


Updated System Requirements

Joomla 4 will not run on backdated systems; it must meet the following requirements:

  • PHP7
  • PostgreSQL 9.2
  • MySQL 5.5.3
  • SQL Server support has been dropped. 

PHP 7 is a Must in Joomla 4

Joomla 4 is coming with the latest version of PHP. By the time when Joomla 4 releases, the security support for PHP 5 will be available for less than one year. So after the release of Joomla 4, user must use PHP 7.

Besides PHP 7 has 50% better consumption of memory and so many performance improvements, that makes your Joomla site run twice as fast compared to PHP 5.

Joomla 3.x was first released in September 2012, and its support will come to an end after eight years. We are assuming that Joomla 4 will be released in 2018 and will have the similar lifetime as Joomla 3. So you can see this is a very long time to give support for a software.

PHP MySQL Extension

From now on Joomla will no longer support PHP's ext/mysql driver, since it was removed on PHP 7.0. Joomla will fail to create a database connection if it cannot use mysqli extension or mysql PDO Driver which is available since PHP 5.3.

Package Removal

Joomla 4 comes with a fair number of refactored libraries, and for the current instance these two packages are entirely removed from the framework:

  • Compat
  • Log - Instead you can use PSR-3 compatible logging package. 

There might be compatibility issues with Joomla 4, so it's better to know them before Joomla 4 arrives. ​

Features of Joomla

Integration with Bootstrap 4 in Core UI

Finally, it's time to say goodbye to Bootstrap version 2 and from now on Joomla will be integrated with the latest version of Bootstrap. This will help very much to build mobile responsive websites with ease.

Faster Page Loading Times

To make Joomla more faster, Joomla developers team focuses on coding quality. Improved coding quality with modern technologies will help to enhance the page loading times of Joomla. 

Usage of More Joomla Framework Packages

Joomla framework is also getting updated with the Joomla main version. In the framework, new renderer, console package has been added, and several packages have been refactored. To make Joomla more, fluent the usage of the framework has been increased.

Event Management System Refactored

New Joomla comes with more stability in event management as the developers are trying to make it better and better.

Introduction of a Service Container for Global Dependency Management/Injection

The construction and life cycle of objects can be controlled with Dependency Injection. It provides a simple IoC Container for applications. This new service container will be available with Joomla 4.

Removal of jQuery From Core

Joomla version 3.x uses jQuery JavaScript library. However, it has many issues and needs additional plugins. With Joomla 4, jQuery dependency will be completely removed from core.js. It will be converted to plain JS.

Introduction of Framework Agnostic Web Components

Till now adoption of framework agnostic web components has been very slow though it helps to reduce time and testing requirements. That's why this time Framework agnostic web components will be introduced with Joomla 4. 
This is a collection of all the components that are used in new Joomla, and these are developed with the new W3C standard.

Features under development in Joomla 4.0

The following features are currently under development process:

Joomla Framework 2.x

Joomla framework 1.x is coming to an end with the release of framework 2.x. The new framework will introduce new library packages, remove previously deprecated functionality and raise the minimum supported PHP version to PHP 7.

Joomla 2.0 framework will be the first release of the next Joomla framework. 

Main features of Joomla Framework 2.0

  • New rendering package providing support for rendering templates with many popular PHP libraries (including Twig, Mustache, and Blade.
  • New Console package for building command line applications
  • Following packages are refactored

1.Session package
2.Router package
3.Dependency Injection package, including support for the PSR-11 container interface
4.Cache package providing support for both the PSR-6 and PSR-16 caching interfaces
5.HTTP package providing support for PSR-7 Requests and Responses

Joomla 4 User Interface

Along with features, Joomla user interface has shaped to a new look also. You can peek a look at the new user interface of Joomla 4 from our post- New Joomla 4.0 User Interface. In the post, you will also be able to know every detail about the interface.

Joomla 4 is under construction; if you have any suggestion or thoughts regarding features, User Interface or anything you can let us know through the comments section.