Introducing Gridbox 2.5.7. Recent Post Slider Plugin, Featured Posts and Brand New Search Results Page

Introducing Gridbox 2.5.7. Recent Post Slider Plugin, Featured Posts and Brand New Search Results Page

Today we are happy to introduce the Joomla Website Builder Gridbox 2.5.7. In the previous update, we have improved Gridbox core, to provide the best editor performance. Since the editor's core code was rewritten, this update includes important bugs fixing. But we can’t release the update without any new features. Gridbox 2.5.7 includes the brand new plugin Post Slider, Featured Posts and new Search Results page waiting for you in this update!


Post Slider Plugin

The Post Slider plugin is a nice choice if you want to display Gridbox blog posts in a more attractive way. The Post Slider plugin combines Recent Posts, Slideshow, and Carousel plugins.

Post Slider comes with 2 view types - Slideshow and Carousel.

Post Slider Plugin - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

At the same time, “Carousel” layout comes with a "Card" and "Cover" caption layouts.

Carousel Layouts - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Each of the layouts has a large number of options that will allow you to configure the plugin to fit your needs.

Post Slider plugin includes the wide range of sorting options, you can display: recent, most popular, custom, random and featured posts from the Gridbox Blogging App.

Post Slider Sorting - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox


Featured Posts In Gridbox

Sometimes we need to display specific blog posts on the Home Page or any other page. For that, we have added a new option "Featured Posts" which allows to mark specific posts as a featured and display them in plugins "Recent Posts" and "Post Slider".

Mark Posts as Featured Posts

In order to mark the post as a featured, visit Gridbox admin panel, hover on the post and click on the icon “Star”.

Mark Posts as Featured Posts - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Displaying the Featured Posts

In the Gridbox, featured posts can be displayed in the plugins Recent Posts and Post Slider. Open plugin settings and mark the option "Featured". After that in a plugin will be displayed only marked blog posts.

Displaying the Featured Posts - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox


Search Results Page

In Gridbox 2.5.7 Search Results page presented as a standalone page. Search Results page is not a part of the plugin "Search" anymore. This is a strategic and important step!

The Search Results page editor can be found in the System Pages.

System Pages - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Search results page comes with all Gridbox’s standard page features. You can use all the power and flexibility of the Gridbox. Create new sections with columns, backgrounds, gradients, plugins, everything is available for you!

Search Results Headline

The Search results headline it's a simple plugin which allows you to configure headline typography and label.

Search Results Headline - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Search Results

The plugin Search Results allows to present the search results in an attractive way. 4 layouts, tons of options allows you to configure search results easily and visually.

Search Results Plugin - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Enjoy the flexibility of the Joomla Website Builder Gridbox. Gridbox is more than just a page builder!


Changelist

v.2.5.7 - 4/10/2018

  • Added: Post Slider plugin;
  • Added: Featured Posts;
  • Added: Search Results Page;
  • Fixed: Issue with "Product Tour";
  • Fixed: Footer position in the browser Internet Explorer;
  • Fixed: Issue with a plugin “Carousel” inside the plugin “lightbox”;
  • Fixed: Issue with Slideset captions;
  • Fixed: Issue with editor icons;
  • Fixed: Issue with a column gutter of the nested row;
  • Fixed: Issue with animations in the plugin Headline;
  • Fixed: Issue with displaying metadata (SEO settings) on category pages.