Helix3 v1.5 – improvements and new features

  • Tony
  • 5 October 2016
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All Joomla templates based on Helix3 framework updated (latest Helix3 v1.5 framework). Here the improvements and new features in Helix3 version 1.5.


Bootstrap and Bootstrap RTL updated

Helix3 v1.5 using the last stable version of Bootstrap v3.3.7 with over 220 commits and 80 closed issues. This version improved template accessibility, it added aria-label (more).


New Icons

With new updated Font Awesome 4.6.3 library you got 30 shiny new icons and some were updated, which can be used inside template content for pure decoration or visual styling. As you may see, in collection appeared a instagram, snapchat, glide icons which you asked for.


Preloader background and color changing option


Menu changes

New animation types for Dropdown MegaMenu (Elastic, Drop In, Slide down and Twist) and Animation for Off Canvas Menu.


Preloader more animation effects

Now Helix3 offer 7 animation effects (Circle, Double Loop, Wave, Clock, Static logo) in preloader. Once the content of the page is loaded, the preloading screen will show small animation object. Compatible with all major browsers.


Go to top arrow

To improve UX on website built with Joomla! and Helix3 we added a new icon button (arrow) “Go to up”. It that allows visitors to scroll smoothly to the top of the page. It’s a little detail which enhances navigation experience on website with long pages. This gives your website better navigation and also adds a more professional look to your current layout.


Auto update date in Copyright Notice


Custom Social icon


Mobile Phone and Open Hours

Added two new fields in Contact Section: Mobile Phone and Open Hours.


Customization of Error Page


Customization of Coming Soon Page


Preset Styles

Preset section got two new options: Dropdown background color and Dropdown Text Color


Layout Override

Helix3 Frontend Generate overwrite option by layout (file should be in templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/layouts/helix3/frontend).

  Helix3 1.5 changelog:  
  • Preloader background and color changing option
  • SP Page Builder updated to v1.4
  • Updated bootstrap to v3.3.7
  • Updated bootstrap rtl to v3.3.4
  • Updated font awesome to v4.6.3
  • Feature and module ordering option
  • Offcanvas menu css issues
  • CSS issues
  • Responsive issues
  • Social share show/hide option in article details
  • Front-end Generate overwrite option by layout (path should be ( templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/layouts/helix3/frontend).
  • Load feature before module and after module.
  • Off-Canvas Menu variations & improved offcanvas functionalities.
  • Mega menu animation.
  • Dropdown Menu text color and background color changing option.
  • Load custom.css in error & coming soon page.
  • Preloader with 7 animation.
  • Go to top button (arrow).
  • Coming Soon Logo & Background Image.
  • Error Page Logo & Background Image.
  • footer copy right {year} (year replace current year).
  • insert mobile number in contact feature.
  • Documentation Tab in back-end.
  • Article Social share improved & added LinkedIn share.
  • Custom icon and url option in social feature.
  • 1,11,12 column use facilities in layout builder column.
  • SEO friendly frontend.
  • Box Layout header width problem fixed.


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