Introducing Preloader for Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Introducing Page Preloader

This week we want to introduce you something special. Say “Hello” to Gridbox Preloader! Joomla website builder Gridbox 2.6.2 allows adding a beautiful animated loading screen on your Joomla site without a line of code. Pure CSS spinners, attractive transition effects, and custom spinners are waiting for you!

Introducing Preloader for Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Page Preloader

Gridbox provides you the easiest way to configure preloader on your Joomla site instantly. With unlimited background colors, ability to upload your own loading animations and beautiful transition effects you can configure site preloader to fit your brand colors palette and style.

Preloader in the Gridbox released as a system page, so, preloader editor you can find in the Gridbox System Pages next to 404 Page and Coming Soon Page editors.

10 Loading Spinners

Gridbox preloader comes with 10 hand-picked pure CSS spinners. All preloader spinners presented in a beautiful spinner picker, which allows you to preview the loading spinner before selecting.

Loading Spinners - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

The spinner color and size can be easily changed. Configure the loading spinner to fit your site style, with Gridbox it's fast and easy!

Custom Images and Animations

The best way to add unique style to your preloader is using your own loading animation. Since the Gridbox supports .GIF and .WebP animations, feel free to upload your own animation to preloader.

Upload Custom Preloader Animation - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Using the ability to upload your own loading animations you can highlight the theme of your business.

Upload Custom Preloader Image - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Or even more, why not add your website logo? Additional loyalty to your brand!

11 Preloader Transition Effects

What’s about attractive transition effects for the loading screens? Gridbox preloader allows you to select beautiful transition animation for the loading screen.

Enabling the Preloader - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

All transition effects can be previewed right in the editor instantly. Your site visitors will be pleasantly surprised.

Enabling the Preloader

Well done! You have configured your awesome preloader and ready to show it. It's time to enable it! Move to the site settings and pick the "Site Preloader".

Enabling the Preloader - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Weather Plugin

Gridbox Weather Plugin used the Yahoo Weather API to display forecast info for the selected location. From 3 January 2019, Yahoo Weather changed rules and required to generate a unique API Key.

We have explored Yahoo Weather API requirements and decided to change the data source to OpenWeatherMap since OpenWeatherMap provides an easy way to generate API Key.

For more details about OpenWeatherMap API Key, please visit our documentation: How to generate OpenWeatherMap API Key.

May the sun always shine upon your window!

Free Version

As you know, Gridbox had a single installation package. PRO functionality can be installed inside the Gridbox using a username and pass with an active subscription.

Using a One installation package for Free and PRO versions is incredibly convenient. We always thinking about integration this system into our Forms and Gallery extensions.

But according to the JED terms, we are forced to split the Gridbox installation package into 2 versions: Lite and PRO.

The Gridbox Lite package will not allow installing PRO functionality since it will not include a Gridbox License Checker.

Users who are using the Gridbox Lite version and will decide to migrate to the Gridbox PRO will need to install the Gridbox PRO installation package and after that install PRO functionality, using your Balbooa username and pass.


2.6.2 — 23.01.2019

  • Preloader
  • OpenWeatherMap API
  • Issues with displaying Gridbox pages at the Joomla search results page
  • Issues with Gridbox Photo Editor in the admin panel
  • Issue with a Mega Menu on mobile devices
  • Issue with animated items in the plugin Flipbox
  • Issue with a body overlay
  • Issue with importing Mega Menu and Post Slider plugins
  • Issue with a plugin Carousel in the IE browser
  • Issues with additional margin in blog plugins

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