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Quix3 Beta (Part-I) is Here! All-New Header Builder, Footer Builder, and The Menu Element

Quix3 beta version
Shifat Jaman


5 mins

It's been six months since we first unveiled our plan for Quix3. The world we know has changed since then, and working from home decreased our productivity. But, it's time now to release the beta version of Quix3.

We are working on building Quix3 with more possibilities and abilities far better than ever. As of now, we bring out the beta version of Quix3 with the brand new Header Footer Builder and the Menu Element. The rest will be released soon.

Let's see what is inside the Quix3 beta. 

Why Quix Page Builder?

If you want to create visually stunning, modern-looking websites with Joomla Page Builder without needing any design or coding skills, then Quix is undoubtedly the best choice for you. From professional freelancers to agencies, there is nothing you can build with Quix.

You can easily design any website that you can imagine with 30+ powerful elements. The new visual builder allows you the freedom to apply your creativity and customize or create almost any kind page or template from header to footer.

Know a lot about Quix from our dedicated Quix page here.

Brand New Menu Element

The all-new menu elements come with a lot more possibilities and customization options, from viewing angle to style option. You just have to select a Joomla menu then customize the rest as you need. You can make your menu element as horizontal/vertical, display it whether you want to show it on the sidebar or not.

Also, set the alignment, put animation while hovering the mouse cursor on the menu bar, put underline, apply sub-menu and customize it, and the breakpoint feature to show specific versions of the menu for pc, tablet, or mobile use. 

Header and Footer Builder

We were planning to introduce the Header & Footer builder in Quix to make your page design experience more efficient and most importantly without any theme dependency. In the beta version of Quix3, we are introducing the all-new custom builder that you can use to build a basic theme design with a raw output; therefore, now you will have all things in one place. Later you can add other elements on your own to design the main body content.

This is entirely built with Quix Page Builder; therefore, you do not have to write any custom CSS at all. You can apply our ready-made design or style as you wish to see them. Also, define conditions to show them in a specific style or a page with an offer bar. We are trying to reduce repetitive CSS and style load to optimize the performance of Quix even better.

What you Need to Create a Custom Headers & Footers with Quix

To get access to the Header & Footer builder of Quix page builder, you have to subscribe to the pro version of Quix. Get the pro version from here.

Now, let's see how to use the process of the Header & Footer builder,

1. Install Quix

The first thing you have to do is to install Quix if you don't have it yet. Download it from the following page and then follow the documentation link.

2. Create a Blank Header or Footer as a Quix Theme

First, log in to the Joomla administration login page. You will see a page like below.

The Joomla administration dashboard will appear. Then navigate to the Quix > My templates. The theme dashboard will appear here.

After completing the previous process, click on the New button to create a blank Header & Footer theme.

Give a template name and then define template type, whether it is a header or a footer. And finally, click on the Create Template button.

Now, the template will create on its own and take you to the visual builder layout.

3. Set the General Layout of Your Header & Footer

To create a custom header & footer builder with Quix first, you need to decide what the main layout of your header or footer will be. For example, here we will build a modern-looking header with a logo on the left, a menu in the center, and a social icon on the right side.

However, you are free to build any other type of header by inserting predefined Header & Footer. There are no limitations regarding the design option or including headers or footers.

First, we will insert a section with three columns for the logo, menu, and social icon.

Add logo with using the Image & Icon element of Quix.

Add menu with using the Joomla Menu element of Quix. 

Add social icon with using the social icon element of Quix. 

4. Publish Your Header & Footer with Condition

Now it's time to publish our ready Header & Footer builder. But, before doing this we have to define or apply conditions to set the conditions that determine where your Template is used throughout your site. For example, choose the 'Entire Site' to display the template across your site.

Click on the Save button and then navigate to the Display condition option. A modal will appear like below. Now, click on the Add Condition button.

The most basic condition is "Entire Site"

You can also experiment with this setting and single out individual pages, posts, categories, and more. For example, here's a condition to have the new header appear on Page1 only.

Now, click on SAVE. We are done here. Your new header or footer is now live!

Apply Our Predefined Header & Footer Layout

Header 1

Header 2

Header 3

Header 4

Header 5

Header 6

Header 7

Ready to build your custom header, footer and Menu element with Quix?

This is all about the Quix3 beta release. Here, we are introducing our all-new header & footer builder with the menus element. I hope this tutorial will help you add awesome new header or footer and menu elements while designing any page through Quix Joomla page builder!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below. Don't forget to share your valuable opinion about our Quix3 beta release.
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Comments (12)

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

I do not understand that. What's the point? A template builder is better for this. So take the old classic Quix and convert it to a tempalte builder. Because you miss the template builder in your portfolio.

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I see your point, althoug i can see the potential in this.
I still would prefer t3 framework where i have twelf pre-made header variations in there so i can switch back and forth quickly but i see they made 7 variations as well so that's nice. Only problem i can think of is that you only have 3 viewports to style (dekstop, tablet and cellphone), sometimes you need a little more control.

Probably there is no option (toggle then i mean) to switch on a fixed header or a transparent header wich is also in t3 framework present. But you have to start somewhere so let's see where it takes us

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Yes, you have to start somewhere. Assume that this is just the beginning of the incredible Quix3. There is still a lot to explore.

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This is really amazing and promising. Great work and enhancement. I am confident that there will be continuing improvements to this huge upgrade soon. Thank you ThemeXpert team.

I have used a variety of template frameworks to date and they are all the same, they all needed to be tweaked via custom css code placed somewhere. If anyone thinks that using commercial prebuilt templates/themes based on any of these template frameworks will simplify their work, and if the objective is to have a site that doesn't look like it came out of a can, then they are up to a real challenge and will soon find out that their time spent for custom work significantly multiplies.

For those who have not seen the point yet, and if you do a lot of customization against the underlying css code because the template framework(s) you are currently using are limited in scope, and because these template frameworks are not page builders, you will totally understand the point of ThemeXpert's work on this.

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Thank you so much, Julian, for your appreciation as well as your concern explanation. We are always committed to continuous improvements of Quix. We believe together we will make this even better and incredible.

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Is Quix3 going to better support the Joomla! update system?

At present, Quix doesn't update within Quix itself and also doesn't update under Joomla! v3.9.2x's [Extension] -> [Manage] -> [Update] system.

I've also had quite a few issues where the pkg_quix.zip installation process gets as far as the downloading of files but then stalls at 0%.

I've then got to upload and expand the package and try via an [Install from (tmp) Folder] but that also doesn't work all the time :-(

Lastly, it woulds be nice if you offered Quix3 beta to non "Pro" customers so we can get a feel as to where the product is going before we commit to an "Agency" purchase :-)

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Hello Peter KORTGE,
Thank you for taking the time to make a comment. I love when people want to try quix
Generally, we don't distribute pro for public testing. But we have a beta testing group. As of your interest, you can get into that team. We can give you the quix 3 beta package. Your feedback will be most precious to us. please email: support@themexpert.com

About auto-update: Quix always supports the default Joomla auto-update system. When you save your credentials, it allows the Joomla update manager to update free and pro both versions. I'm taking notes to re-check this system.

Thank you

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Thanks … I've just emailed you requesting yo join the Quix3 beta testing group.

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Hi, it is now more than a month ago, you launched part 1 of Quix 3. It is very interesting to test the new feature, Header and Footer, but now i want to see more about this, so called, amazing Quix 3. Ok, i know, you work hard on his development, but it is really annoying to wait on something that takes so long time to come out. It is like you have buy a car and you become it bit by bit, but you never know when you become the next part. When will you bring part 2 out?

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Thank you, Jakob,

Currently, we are working on the final phase of Quix 3. We accelerate the performance even more and testing the header footer builder. If you are interested enough, we can send you the test package of Quix 3.

What did you say?

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Hi Shifat

yes sure I want to try the test package. I am currently redesigning my homepage, so it is a good opportunity to test the new Quix 3. I am happy to accept your offer. How do I have to proceed?

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Hello Jakob,

Would you please knock our support? After receiving your email, our support manager will add you to the beta testing group of Quix or provide the package to test.

Thank you.

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