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9 Best Code Editor For Joomla Web Development

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A major part of programmers and developers lives is spent on editors, while they are in quest for making best Joomla templates. Therefore, it must be a good one and include all the facilities one deserves. In Joomla or WordPress development sector, everything is about productivity – and it might hamper due to several reasons. One reason can be using bad code editor.

You start your development in a code editor, everything you develop is written within it. If you choose the wrong editor at the very beginning, it will surely take more longer period to develop yourself than usual time. A good one will provide you several functionalities and options, which will save your time along with the increase in your productivity in your Joomla or WordPress career.

Since editors play a big role on both Joomla developer and WordPress developers life, a good one can dramatically increase their productivity. It's one of the most important yet underrated things in the world of programming. So we're going to talk about nine best code editors in this article that can boost your productivity.

These code editors will give you full freedom to develop your Joomla and WordPress site. These free and premium code or text editor for programmers were not chosen randomly. Every item that is listed in the best code editors, were chosen based on functionality, popularity and ease of access.

Let's begin.

It is a very lightweight but powerful source code editor developed by Microsoft for all Windows, Linux, and macOS platform. When you are using this code editor, you don't need to switch to other editors for language support. You will get built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript, and Node.js with Visual Studio Code. 

It has also a rich ecosystem extension for other languages such as C++, C#, Java, Python, PHP, GO and runtimes such as .NET, unity. Visual studio code helps you to go beyond autocomplete and syntax highlighting with Intellisense. It gives you automatic competitions based on function definition, variable types, and imported modules. 

Key Features of Visual Studio Code includes:

  • Embedded Git Control
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Intelligent code completion
  • Streamlined debugging
  • Powerful & Fast Editing
  • Code Navigation & Refactoring
  • Customization

You got everything you need to edit your code in one pack. So get Visual Studio code and start development now.

Besides coding, if you're also a fan of great design and premium user experience, you'll love Sublime Text. It is a beautiful, clean, simple, yet feature-rich source code editor with a python application programming interface.

Get the most out from your wide screen with the help of split editing support. Edit files by keeping side by side, or edit the way you prefer. Take full advantage of multiple monitors by editing in multiple windows and spliting in each window. 

Major features of sublime text includes

  • Very fast search and shortcuts for navigation
  • Distraction free writing mode
  • Command palette
  • Split editing
  • Multiple selection capability
  • Switch projects easily
  • Plugin API
  • Customizability

You can use both of its free and premium version as you need. Premium version will cost you only for $70, and it's available for Windows, Mac & Linux, all 3 computing platforms.

Atom is a relatively new text editor developed by the folks at Github. It's a free, open-source and complete with a file system browser. Atom is highly customizable as well and comes with feature list as follows:

  • Fuzzy finder that allows you to open files quickly
  • File system browser
  • Find and Replace
  • Smart Autocomplete
  • Built-in Package Manager
  • Code folding
  • Snippets
  • Cross Platform Editing
  • Multiple cursors that allow multiple selections
  • Multiple panes
  • Highly extendable with 50+ open source packages

These features make Atom the most customizable, clean and feature-rich, text editor for coding. It's way better than any other free solution because it has been developed for coding specifically. Besides, it's available for all major computing platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

When a text editor is released by some leading brand as big as Adobe, we can certainly expect it to have at least a few tricks up its sleeves, right? Trust me; Brackets code editor will not disappoint you. 

It's an open sourced code editor available for all three computing platforms (Mac, Windows, and Linux) and Brackets code editor has got some really cool features which make it unique in this league.

It comes with:

  • With its Extract feature it can extract information from Adobe format files (i.e. colors, fonts, gradients etc. from PSD files) and use it to help you develop code
  • A wildly increasing extensions library
  • Inline editing
  • Live preview
  • Open sourced
  • Cross-Platform compatibility
  • Theseus Integration
  • Split View
  • Multiple File format support

With Brackets live sync you will be able to push your code edits instantly with browser and you will also able to go forward and backward between your browser view and real source code.

The best part of Brackets code editor is - You get this amazing source code editor at price of 0$. 

​You might have already heard about Notepad++, because it's a widely popular source code editor in the community. A major reason behind its popularity is - it's free yet highly functional

Its major features include:

  • Syntax folding/highlighting
  • Auto-complete functionality
  • Tabs for editing multiple documents side by side
  • Zoom in/out
  • Multi-language environment
  • GUI Customizability
  • Macro Reading & Playback
  • Bookmark
  • WYSIWYG (printing)
  • PCRE Search/ Replace.

In short, it has comes with everything any beginner or even a full-fledged developer might need. Though it doesn't come with many advanced features which you'll find in some other premium editors, but what it offers is enough for most of the coders. The only disappointment with this powerful free editor is it comes only for windows platform. 

Another piece of premium text editing programs is Coda. It's slightly more expensive than UltraEdit at $99, but again the price tag has been completely justified by the wide range of features.

Major features include:

  • A fantastic file management system that allows local as well as remote file editing with tightly integrated support for Amazon S3, WebDAV, SFTP and FTP
  • Code folding
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Project wide auto-complete functionality
  • Automatic tag closing
  • Fast commenting
  • Fast shifting
  • And an iPad companion called Diet Coda.

In short, Coda has pretty much everything that you'll need to develop your website. And they tout it very proudly. However, it's available only for Mac.

PhpStorm is smart php IDE by Jetbrains, that lets you enjoy while coding. It has got support for popular programming languages but specially built for PHP. When you use this tool you do not need seperate tools for HTML5, CSS, Sass, Less, Typescript and Javascript as everything is available with it.

This smart tool comes with intelligent coding assistance, hundreds of inspections is taken care as you type code. You will never feel alone with PhpStorm. To ensure you write neat code, PHPDoc support, code rearranger and formatter, quick fixes, and other features are there.

PhpStorm Features:

  • Advanced front-end technologies included
  • Built-in developer tools
  • Intelligent Coding Assistance
  • Smart Code Navigation
  • Fast and Safe Refactoring
  • Code Quality Analysis
  • Smart PHP Code Editor
  • Debugging, Testing and Profiling

PhpStorm is packed with WebStorm, PHP, DB/SQL, so you can easily edit your Javascript as well. WebStorm got support for Angular, React, Vue.js, Ionic, Cordova, React Native, Node.js and lot more.

Everything you need for your Joomla website development is here. For this amazing tool, you need to spend $199 per year or $19.90 per month.

UltraEdit costs $79.95 per year – something that most people will shrug off for a text editor. However, once you look at its features and how they can improve your coding productivity, you'll probably want to shell out that amount. It's got a very long list of features, so I'm going to talk about the biggest ones only:

  • Tightly integrated FTP, SSH, and Telnet
  • Data/file sorting functionality
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Block editing
  • Multi-select/ multi caret
  • Lucrative themes
  • A highly customizable editor with different themes

Available for all major platforms - Windows, Linux, and Mac.

  • Finally, we'll talk about one more free solution, but a slightly different one. ICEcoder is a browser-based online code editor, which means that you don't need to leave your browser to develop websites with it. So it can be very handy for those who're working on a netbook or any other low-end computer. And its features include:
  • Online and offline functionality
  • Ability to manage MySQL databases
  • Type boosters
  • Secure login functionality
  • Themes
  • Broken tags indicator
  • Being a browser-based online code editor tool it can be used on any platform, whether it's Windows, Mac or Linux. There might me other online code editor tools available but you will not find one like ICEcoder.

Conclusion

If you are a newbie, try or atleast look at every editor. Listed editors are not sorted as best to worst form. It depends on your need and your working environment to choose the most suitable one for you.

If you ask me for a recommendation, I would recommend Sublime Text editor. But if you want to start with a free one go for Brackets or notepad++. Rest is up to you and your developing preferences. Though, whatever your preferences are, this list will serve as a good starting point.

For any kinds of Joomla templates or WordPress themes, you can always checkback our site themexpert.

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.

Joomla Magazine Template Got More Powerful When You Add EasyArticles & EasySocial

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Hey there!

Hope you are enjoying developing websites with our templates. We are always trying hard to improve our product. When we started the company, we have only one motive - serve you better.

Whenever there is a new functionality arrives, we try to implement it on our product. If you are satisfied using our products, we feel blessed and feel your happiness inside us.

News magazine templates play a big role on News Magazine. Therefore to build better Joomla news and magazine site, we have introduced Meteor Joomla magazine template. For giving you ultimate page building experience, we used Quix Joomla page builder with Meteor and every other template of ours.

To enhance your experience, we used two Joomla extensions with Meteor - Easy Articles and Easy Social. These are not just any ordinary Joomla extensions, this extension will have a great impact on your site, and we highly recommend it. 

We have made Meteor Powerful using these extensions, and we are continuously working harder to serve you more better. If you want to know more about Meteor Joomla magazine template you can always check it form our detailed blogpost of meteor Joomla magazine template.

For now lets see what is EasyArticles and EasySocial.

EasyArticles

EasyArticles is a Joomla extension by stackideas that gives you the ultimate composing experience. It is packed with the all modern facilities, which will bring out the writer inside you. You can do whatever you want in your article with EasyArticles.

From the creation to management, everything will become more easier with EasyArticles. 

EasySocial

Create your community within your site by EasySocial. It's very easy to set our social site with EasySocial. If offers stream, albums, groups, events, page, video, audio and as well as custom fields also.

Build your social network site with EasySocial and fulfill your community needs. 

Clock is ticking! Browse our collection of awesome Joomla templates and make the proper use of this opportunity.

For any queries do not forget to ask, just let us know through the comments.

Introducing Curex - The Best Joomla Medical & Healthcare Template

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This is March, and we are back again with a new amazing product - CureX Joomla medical template. Which will help you to build a website for Hospital, clinic, medical & healthcare organizations. Before making this template we researched with several templates, we tried to know your needs and lackings in those templates.

Then we started working on this template. We have tried to give our best in this template so that you can serve humanity better. Curex comes with amazing features functionalities; we hope it will fulfill all your requirements. It requires Joomla 3.8+ and revolutionary joomla page builder.

Befor curex, previously we have released - Primer One Page Business Template and now we are planning to give you something more special in future. Stay tuned with us and get the best development experience.

No more chit-chat, now lets find out what has arrived with curex.

Niche Specific Homepage Layouts

​Curex is crafted for medical, clinic and for those organizations who provide treatment or medical support to people. If offers four niche specific homepage layouts, so you can choose the one that suits best and start developing right away. 

Home 1

​In this layout, appointment form comes at very first to help the patient getting an appointment faster. Every detail in this layout is niche specific and comes with smooth animation.

Home 2

Home 2 comes with a slider and an appointment form in smart modal at front. This layout describes the specialty of your doctors and lets people find your site more useful.

Home 3

In this layout everything is organized in a way that everyone will find the required information very easily.

Home 4

At the top of this layout, video is loaded as the background. You let the patient know about yourself very easily with this layout.

2 New Elements

Smart Modal

This new element loads any element within it, in anywhere on your site. Make the important thing appear on the screen with modal, so any person can easily find out. In curex we have loaded the appointment form with modal so, whenever the person makeups his mind to take an appointment, will be able to do it in no time.

Doctor

Create the team of your doctors with this element. Show every doctors portfolio beautifully and help your patient find the specific doctor for the specific disease. You can also customize this element more and give the look you want. 

That's not all, there is also 50+ element available in Quix, that comes bundled with curex. So there is no limit on your imagination and development. 

Drag & Drop Page Building

​To save time and help complete your site faster, Curex comes with the most advanced Joomla page builder Quix. With quix, you do not need to know any sort of coding knowledge. All you have to do is drag and drop to build your site. If you can dream your site, you can definitely build it with Quix. 

Quix has made everything a lot more easier and faster. It will take very less time to build your medical site with curex and quix. 

Dedicated Pages For Faster Development

There several unique dedicated pages come packed with curex. This specific pages help you to highlight the specific sector you want. These pages are

  • Appointment: Easily manage all your appointment related data and faqs from here. A user can easily understand how to get the appointment and other relative knowledge from here.
  • Department: Share your department related details and what kind of services you provide, at department. After visiting the department page, a patient will easily understand what kind of service he needs, and which doctor he should appoint.
  • Doctors: Highlight all your doctors in one page with short description and contact address on this page.
  • Doctors Details: If anyone wishes to see the full details of a doctor, he can see the details on Doctors Details page.
  • Health Library: Store all your health services information at here. In addition, you can also store privacy and security concern related information at here too.
  • Error 404: Use this page to show page not found and redirection.
  • Login Form: By using this page user will be able to login to site.
  • Registration Form: Let your users, register to your site with this page. 

Smooth Animations with Performance in Mind

Visual beauty is a must in a website, but sometimes animations and unnecessary things become the reason for the bad performance of the site. In Curex, we have used animations and different effects, but we didn't let it affect the performance of the site.

We have used most advanced speed optimization technologies that makes curex fast and ensures the flexible experience. 

RTL Support

You can always use curex for any kind of medical related sites in any country. That means you can build a site for both RTL and LTR languages. Generally, LTR comes with every template, but curex provides you RTL support along with LTR support.

Whether the language is Arabic, Urdu or any other, you do not need to integrate any third party extensions with curex to add RTL support.

Advanced Typography

You cannot ignore the typography of your site unless you don't want flexible readability. But who doesn't want that? Do you want to enable flexible readability on your site? Yeah, I know the answer.

Curex comes with advanced typography control and lets you customize all of its variants. It is packed with 1000+ google fonts with changing style, size, height, weight and so on. Choose the one that fits best on your site. 

Key Features

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

Conclusion

If you ever face any problem check our documentation or you can knock our support team any time. If you like you can out our other Free and Premium Joomla templates

If you have any queries leave leave it at comments. You can also let us know your feedback, your feedback inspire us to make great products. 

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.

Quix 1.9.1 Arrived With Frame Toggle Mode, Auto Clean Cache, New 111 Font Awesome Icons and Much More

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Hello there!
Hope you are enjoying Quix and building your professional website with ease. To enhance your working experience more, we are here to share an announcement. Can you guess it?

Yes! You know it right it's about your most favorite Joomla page builder, Quix. We are working hard to make Quix better and better. Today we are giving you Quix 1.9.1 with bug fixes and new functionalities.

You might already know we are also working for Quix 2.0. Working for Quix 2.0 doesn't mean we won't upgrade functionalities of current Quix. If you wish you can check what is new coming with Quix 2.0.

But for now, let's take a look at whats new Quix 1.9.1 has brought.

Frame Toggle Mode

Sometimes module causes problem while working; therefore you need to disable modules or take any sort of other actions. To help you out Quix is introducing Frame Toggle mode. Now it does not matter how much modules is active.

When you got to Frame toggle mode from preview, you will be able to check your complete work without any active modules on the page. Modules will be hidden automatically, and you will be able to know if you are doing fine. Toggle mode works absolutely fine on responsive mode.​

Date Format Support For Articles Element

New Date format now comes with Quix 1.9.1. Now you do not need to follow single date format. No matter you are from which region, Quix articles element will support any type of date format you want. ​

System Plugin Configuration Link

Sometimes users find it hard to configuration to find the Quix plugin settings. So this time we have added a quick notification link, you will be able to go to plugin settings just by one click from here. Then customize according to your need.

From System Plugin settings you will be able to load assets globally, wowJS control and fix Gantry off canvas on mobile devices.

Auto Clean Cache

To Speed up and save your precious time we have added auto cache cleaning in Quix. So after updating your site, you do not need to manually clean the cache of the site. Quix will clean the cache automatically, as a result, you get your desired output without any harassment and in the quickest time. ​

New FontAwesome Icons

 

Till now quix had 675 icons for FontAwesome, now the icon list has been updated. With Quix 1.9.1 you get total 786 new icons for FontAwesome. That is you get a bunch of 111 new icons with this version of Quix.​

Page Hits Reset Option

There might be a lot of page hits in your site and sometimes you might required to reset the hits of your pages. So if you want you can remove page hits with this option.

To reset a page hit, open that specific page on quix and go to advance tab. From there click on reset counter, select yes and save. Now your page is hits are resetted.

Gantry Off-Canvas Auto Close (Fix)

Recently there has been a problem with gantry framework in Mobile mode with the off-canvas menu. Clicking upon on menu it would close automatically. We are sorry for this problem, and now we have provided a fix for this problem. Go to Quix plugin settings and enable Fix Gantry Offcanvas.

By enabling this option, the off-canvas menu on mobile view in Gantry framework will work properly. To go to Quix plugin settings, go to Quix setting and click on the blue notification and you will be there instantly.

Changelog At a Glance

 

Conclusion

We are tying our best to give you the ultimate experience in Joomla page building. If you face any problems or have any queries regarding anything, feel free to let us know by commenting below.

Things to be considered after developing your site with Joomla & T3

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We all live in a modern age, and it is like a trend now - We all want everything fast with better performance and do not like waiting. Do you like to wait?

Obviously, your answer will be a Big No. To improve the functionality and performance, we introduce new features which will enhance the performance along with functionality. 

T3 is one of the very popular and powerful frameworks we use in our template. To make your site more faster you can customize its settings from template panel. However, some of us do not know which settings to apply or what to do after completing the development of the site.

In this post, I am going to show you which settings you should turn on and which you should turn off. You need to go to Extensions> Templates> Styles for accessing template panel.

So why wait? Check now and apply on your site.

ThemeMagic

Get enriched customization panel to customize the theme according to your preference. You are allowed to add unlimited numbers of parameters for customization. Select the theme and customize by changing parameter values. Then save or saves as the customized copy theme.

To start customizing with thememagic, "turn on" and click on save button. Now hit the ThemeMagic button to start customizing.

With ThemeMagic you will be able to customize different properties like background, color, position, height, width, font, size, and others of header, navbar, off-canvas and other attributes. After your customization is over check the preview and save the theme with your preferred name.

From the Theme tab, select your customized theme and click on save button to apply your changes.
After you finish the customization, it is recommended to turn off the ThemeMagic.

Development Mode

When you started developing your site, you will get benefits by turning on this option. This option lets you develop your site directly with LESS files. 

You can find the LESS files in templates\theme_name\less or templates\theme_name_less.

Development mode helps you, but it is wise to disable Development Mode after use. It might decrease your site loading speed.

Legacy Compatible

This feature lets you load the compatibility of Bootstrap 2.0 along with Font Awesome 3.0. If you do not use an older version or do not need compatibility for older version, then it is recommended to keep this feature off.

Responsive

By turning on or off this feature, you decide whether your site will be responsive according to device screen size. If you want to want to set the screen size manually, turn the feature off.

However, we highly recommend to keep Responsive ON.

Built RTL CSS

Control your language appearance with this setting. If you use languages like Arabic, Hebrew or other which is read from right to left, then you keep this setting turned on.
Unless keep it turned OFF. If you turn it off, RTL languages will not appear properly on your site.

Optimize CSS/JS

When the development is off, you can turn on CSS and JS optimization. Your site performance will be enhanced by turning on this option. This option will optimize and join the CSS files. So it is recommended to keep this option turned ON.
To turn on this setting, you must turn off the Development mode. The location of al compiled CSS files is templates\tx_name\css.

Conclusion

Hope you got it. If you have ay questions feel free to ask. We are always there, just a comment away. 

Introducing Morph - The Biggest Free Multipurpose Joomla Template of 2018

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We value all of our customers, and for that reason, we work hard and try best for our clients. We care for every single person; it does not matter whether he is a premium or free client. They are both same for us.

Previously we have released Primer - a creative Joomla one page template. Today we are releasing Morph. It is a multipurpose free Joomla template built with Bootstrap 3 framework in its core. It comes with six unique design layouts and each with different styles. 

You will be able to create professional business, agency, portfolio and apps site with Morph. ​If you like you can create your own marketplace ready onepage Joomla template, just by following the guide. 

Morph requires Quix 1.9, Joomla 3.0+ and love for web development. Morph provides you the benefit of all premium joomla templates at cost of nothing. 

No more talking, let's checkout Morph!

Drag and Drop Page Building

You can create any sections in your page in most reliable way with Quix. Morph comes with robust Quix joomla page builder to save your time. Give the perfect shape to your site by drag and drop.

You do not need any coding knowledge; you just need to think and rest will be done easily with Quix joomla page builder.

Six Stunning Layouts

Business Layout

A simple niche based business layout. It perfectly suits to any business site. This layout helps you to create the ultimate business site by yourself in the quickest time.

Creative Agency Layout

A very lucrative Joomla agency layout best for creating agency websites. Creative Agency layout offers standard pricing table for your site. 

Construction Layout

Construction layout allows you to create website for companies who provide plumbing, construction, and related services through their websites. 

Apps Layout

Easily and quickly create your own app landing page with Apps. Customize apps layout and make it as you like for your website. 

Portfolio Layout

Build professional personal portfolio website with Morph's portfolio layout.

Box Layout

Shape your website in box style with Morph's Box Layout. Everything is beautifully customized in box style in box layout.

Advanced Blogging

Blogging is one of the essential parts of a website. You can inspire your viewer presenting different articles through blogs. Therefore, Morph comes with Advanced blogging.

Morph offers you full-featured blog page obeying the standard manner. You get 3 types of blogging styles - Article category Blog, Blog with left sidebar and Blog with right sidebar.

Morph support several post formats, so you can use any type of posts you want to use on your article. 

Typography Control

Morph gives you full control over typography. You get to choose from 1500+ google fonts with changing font, size, height, weight, and style. Go to template options and choose unique typography for each section.

Cross-Browser Compatibility

No matter which browser you use, your website will look absolutely perfect on any browser. It will not stuck or freeze. Morph comes with built in cross-browser compatibility, so stop worrying about loading your site on different browsers. 

Key Features

  • 6 Niche Home Layouts
  • Typography Control
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Easy Customizable
  • Drag and Drop Development
  • Smooth Animation
  • Constant Update
  • Dedicated Support
  • T3 Framework
  • Speed Optimized
  • Quickstart Package included
  • Full Featured Blog
  • Smooth Accordion
  • Quix Joomla Page Builder
  • Filterable Gallery
  • Built in Pages
  • RTL Supported
  • Cross Browser Compatibility
  • Dynamic Navigation Menu
  • SEO Optimized

Conclusion

​We hope you will like Morph. If you need more free templates, cheout this post - 10+Best Free Responsive Joomla! Templates 2018. This post contents the collection of best templates, choose the one that suits you best. 

Put your valuable feedback into the comment section. 

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...