Gridbox 2.5.1 Has Arrived With Improvements and New Features

Gridbox 2.5.1 Has Arrived With Improvements and New Features

We continue our weekly marathon of updates and improvements for the Joomla Website Builder Gridbox. In today’s blog post we are happy to introduce the Gridbox 2.5.1 with Custom Icons Uploader, Font Awesome 5 Icons, Mobile menu Improvements and much more.

Upload Your Own Icons

As you all know, Gridbox already includes 3 icon libraries: Outline, Material and Font Awesome icons. Even if we add 100 libraries, they will not be enough, because each website is unique, and very often we need specific icons for the site.

So, we have added a new feature - Custom Icons Uploader. Using custom icon uploader you can upload own webfont icons.


Uploading Icons

To start uploading your own icons, you need to open Gridbox Icons Library, navigate to the tab "Custom Font Icons" and click on the icon "Upload Custom Icons".

Uploading Custom Icons - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

In the opened modal window you need to enter a unique name and select zip file with source files.


Deleting Icons

Uploaded custom icons, you can delete icons in two ways: select the necessary icons and delete or deleted icons by the uploaded groups.

To delete specific icons you need to select them and click on the icon “Delete”

Delete Icons - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

To delete icons group you need to select the checkbox near the group title and click on the icon "Delete"

Delete Icon Groups - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox


Icons Requirements

Gridbox library supports only webfont icons. Webfont icons it's not an image file. Webfont icons include style.css file and font files in .ttf and .eot formats.

There is no reason for worries, because all modern icon libraries include icons in web format. Besides, on the Web, you can find tons of tools which allows you to build own icon libraries and convert icons to the webformat.

All you need is just upload zip file with your icons to the Gridbox Icons library.

Font Awesome 5 Icons

We have updated the Font Awesome Icons up to the latest version. 1265 Font Awesome Icons are available for you, enjoy!

Font Awesome 5 Icons - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Mobile Menu Improvements

Sometimes to the mobile navigation, we need to add additional information, it can be contact info, contact form, social icons, company logo or anything else. In the Gridbox 2.5.1. we have added the ability to add Gridbox plugins and third-party Joomla modules right to the Mobile Navigation Panel.

Mobile Menu - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Feel free to build a truly advanced mobile navigation by adding additional plugins, it's easy!

Text Editor Improvements

In Gridbox 2.5.0, we fundamentally changed the “Text Editor” plugin, making the editing panel narrow. The biggest benefit of a narrower view - allows you to customize the text style and instantly see results. It is very convenient! But, the narrow Text Editor panel also had a disadvantage, editing the text became inconvenient after a wide editor.

Together with our customers, we found a compromise! We added a button that allows you to resize the Text Editor.

Text Editor Improvements - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Using this simple feature, everyone can find the best editor width, height and position on the screen for himself.

SEO Improvements For The Plugin “Simple Gallery”

Gridbox plugin simple Gallery also has received improvements. We have added an ability to set ALT tags for gallery pictures. Make your gallery pictures search engine friendly!

Simple Gallery Plugin - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Conclusion

For just a 1 week, Joomla Website builder Gridbox 2.5.1 has received tons of new features, improvements and fixes, “Work Hard Rest Well”

Friends, we want to say thank you for your comments and suggestions. In Gridbox 2.5.1, together, we have improved the Gridbox plugin Text Editor, and it's really awesome!

We believe that our close cooperation can give a truly magnificent result. Let's Rock!


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Changelist

v.2.5.1 - 25/07/2018

  • Added: Custom Icons Uploader;
  • Added: Font Awesome 5 Icons;
  • Added: Ability to add Gridbox plugins and 3rd-party J! modules to the Mobile menu;
  • Added: Ability to resize Text Editor;
  • Added: Ability to add ALT tags to the plugin "Simple Gallery";
  • Fixed: Conflict with a J! module "Breadcrumbs";
  • Fixed: Issues with CKEditor options;
  • Fixed: Issues with a "Progress Pie" plugin;
  • Fixed: Issues with a Gridbox Photo Editor.