Voyager Template Released

Voyager Template Released

About 2 weeks ago, we announced the demo of Voyager - a multipurpose Joomla template while working at the same time with Vanilla template. Today, I am really happy to present you with the completion of our first collaboration efforts with ThemeButler, Voyager template is officially available on our apps store.

​For those of who have not already checked out our Voyager live demo, do check it out and give Voyager a try. 


Voyager Pre-orders

For those customers who pre-ordered voyager template, you may now proceed to your orders page to download the template.


Vanilla Demo


Before we end this awesome week, I would also like to share some progress of Vanilla. The team has put a lot of effort in designing this fabulous template and it was my honor to work together with our amazing team!


This time around, we decided to develop Vanilla over Helix framework instead (I believe this is something most of you have requested for). The main reason for building it over Helix is also because we needed to understand how template clubs design their templates to ensure better design integration with their frameworks. This would be the best time for us to learn :)


The vanilla demo site still requires some fine tuning until we approach the stable release of EasySocial 2.1. Also, we will be updating the demo site constantly with design updates for EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss and Komento. 

​The pre order for Vanilla template ends on 14th October 2017, so grab it fast!


P/S: Just in case you missed the blog post about EasySocial 2.1 RC 2, you may find it here

 

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  1. Paul Murray

Hi SI Team, I am in. Very very clean. I look forward to the release.

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  1. Mark    Paul Murray

Thanks Paul :)

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  1. Philippe

Thank you for this news Mark.
I am both happy and disappointed.

Vanilla is very elegant.
I like the fixed menu (and the possibility of having submenus), the frames around the articles and modules.

But I'm disappointed because the demo does not look like your screenshots (not even the one that illustrates this article).
My negative impression comes from the fact that all the texts are too small and too thin.
The whole seems bland and illegible.
In my opinion, you should increase the text...

Thank you for this news Mark.
I am both happy and disappointed.

Vanilla is very elegant.
I like the fixed menu (and the possibility of having submenus), the frames around the articles and modules.

But I'm disappointed because the demo does not look like your screenshots (not even the one that illustrates this article).
My negative impression comes from the fact that all the texts are too small and too thin.
The whole seems bland and illegible.
In my opinion, you should increase the text size and put some in bold.
Exactly as on your screenshots.

Philippe

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  1. Mark    Philippe

Hm, I think it could be due to the conflicting font with Helix but I will check with our designers to see if this was a conflict or it was an override issue.

Thanks, your eyes are super sharp! Perhaps I need to start wearing glasses :))

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  1. Philippe    Mark

OK :)
If Vanilla is like your screenshots, so it will go very well !
And so you will not need glasses ;p

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  1. Mark    Philippe

It will and it should :)

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  1. Mark    Philippe

Looks like Helix was actually conflicting with the template's font because in Helix, you could choose Google fonts in the template parameters.

We'll see if there's a way to enforce the font.

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  1. HMED

Looks awesome the Vanilla template ! very clean !
please consider integrating easyblog and easydiscuss too

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  1. Mark    HMED

Thank you :) Yep, they are already underway :p We pushed this demo this week because we want customers who have pre ordered get a look and feel of the template.

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  1. HMED    Mark

awesome mark !
i purchased the templates few minutes after seen the screenshot some weeks ago :)

hope it will released soon with es 2;1

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  1. Mark    HMED

Thanks :)

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  1. HMED

One question Mark, is it compatible with the sp page builder ?

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  1. Mark    HMED

Vanilla is built on Helix, so I believe it should work out of the box with SP Pagebuilder but I would need to confirm with the guys from Joomshaper though.

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  1. HMED

(Please include the collapse sidebar menu visible in the previous screenshots)

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  1. Mark    HMED

Yep, it's still in progress :p

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  1. Andy

Thanks StackIdeas Super-Heroes for powering ahead on all fronts!

Looking forward to Vanilla - My first reaction is it really needs a block of background colour on the mouseover of drop down menu items. On the demo site the highlighting of drop-down menu items (main Nav bar) is so very subtle you can hardly notice it. A nice block of background colour on the mouse-over item should spice things up nicely!

..but congrats though. Is feedback wanted on the RC2 Testing forum, or the Vanilla...

Thanks StackIdeas Super-Heroes for powering ahead on all fronts!

Looking forward to Vanilla - My first reaction is it really needs a block of background colour on the mouseover of drop down menu items. On the demo site the highlighting of drop-down menu items (main Nav bar) is so very subtle you can hardly notice it. A nice block of background colour on the mouse-over item should spice things up nicely!

..but congrats though. Is feedback wanted on the RC2 Testing forum, or the Vanilla forum (or perhaps you don't mind which?!)

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  1. Sylvie    Andy

Hi Andy,

Thanks for your input. Could you post this at http://vanilla.stackideas.com/single-page-layout/1-stackideas/47-discussions and our team will look into it. :)

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  1. Paul Murray

Any idea when the Vanilla template will be available?

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  1. Sylvie    Paul Murray

Hi Paul,

We do not have an ETA for this yet, so stay tuned to our blog :)

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  1. Sabih

The theme does not cover EasySocial and EasyDiscuss? http://voyager.stackideas.com/community EasySocial does not seem to fit. :-o

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  1. Mark    Sabih

It does, but with original styles intact. It's mainly targeted to site with blogs (at least that was the intention of the original designer who designed this theme)

We plan to enhance this :)

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  1. Stan Chomer

HMED 17 hours ago
One question Mark, is it compatible with the sp page builder ?


Its important & good to have this template framework built for ES, EB & ED with Helix and SP Pagebuilder support.

Thats whats really great and hopefully working with the new Helix IV and new SP Pagebuilder 3

https://www.joomshaper.com/blog/sp-page-builder-3-alpha-1-is-here

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  1. Mark    Stan Chomer

Agreed, I believe since it is already riding on Helix, the guys over at Joomshaper would have definitely ensured that their Pagebuilder works out of the box with their own framework otherwise they would then need to update all their templates :p

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  1. joy

i really huge ask from me: In the mobile Version replace the whole bar with only a search icon. So thet in the mobile Version you only would got a row with Friendrequests, messages and the account. So much space wasted with the searchbar :c

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  1. Sean Carney

I have been exploring frameworks lately with the idea of changing from what I am using to a new framework. Helix is one that looked very promising so I am interested to see you choosing Helix. If StackIdeas chooses Helix then I believe it becomes a slam dunk for me to also choose Helix. Are you going to be developing with other frameworks as well or have you settled on Helix?

Thanks, Sean

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  1. Sylvie    Sean Carney

Hi Sean,

We are still fairly new to Helix, but we don't mind picking up other popular frameworks in the future. :)

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  1. 9p4m72smDi54wQb    Sylvie

Hi,

May I please recommend Gantry (http://www.gantry.org) for your next framework.

Thank you

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  1. Sylvie    9p4m72smDi54wQb

Thanks for your recommendation :)

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  1. ssnobben    Sylvie

Sylive dont you think this is a spammer without name?

9p4m72smDi54wQb I dont recommend Gantry at all have a lot of performance problem and more with that framework

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  1. Mark    ssnobben

No, he is not a spammer and he is a customer with a valid license :)

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  1. ssnobben    9p4m72smDi54wQb

Pls pls dont use Gantry framework!

I bought a Gantry based very catchy good looking template JF Sirena one year ago waist my money bcs I cant use it, still impossible to use even Maksyn do his best b u t it could not be used bcs of performance issues https://demo.joomforest.com/?product=jf_sirena..the issues have been tried to be solved for more than 1 year but its just a completely failure. You can just try that page without traffic and optimized.

Is very nice if you build a web page...

Pls pls dont use Gantry framework!

I bought a Gantry based very catchy good looking template JF Sirena one year ago waist my money bcs I cant use it, still impossible to use even Maksyn do his best b u t it could not be used bcs of performance issues https://demo.joomforest.com/?product=jf_sirena..the issues have been tried to be solved for more than 1 year but its just a completely failure. You can just try that page without traffic and optimized.

Is very nice if you build a web page for impress your grandma one time but not for production live sites with a lot of users https://www.joomforest.com/ and it bcs of the Gantry overloaded framework that never get right for this theme for me. I have been working with Joomla since 2005 but never had this problem and that was a pity.

So even the best designed template it doesn work and his template club is dead bcs of this I guess.

Rhuk and guys Rocketheme/Gantry are also focused on their "own" cms Grav. So pls stay with committed Joomla guys that focus on Joomla and also create awesome deliverables that works.

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  1. Eileen O'Donnell

Please add demo profile logins so it's easy for others I refer to test drive as well...

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  1. Sylvie    Eileen O'Donnell

Thanks for your input Eileen, we will add this later on. :)

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  1. ssnobben

Not about this template etc but it would be nice to see if ConverseKit with all Stackideas extension/apps could be set up to be a solution for similar like working chats & working collaboration solutions example https://www.zoho.eu/cliq/tour/

Stackideas have almost all parts there to with ConverseKit, ES, ED, EB etc and now also PayPlans

Maybe do some customized marketing extension/app bundles for different solutions. With CRM as Zoho but with open source SuiteCRM

Not about this template etc but it would be nice to see if ConverseKit with all Stackideas extension/apps could be set up to be a solution for similar like working chats & working collaboration solutions example https://www.zoho.eu/cliq/tour/

Stackideas have almost all parts there to with ConverseKit, ES, ED, EB etc and now also PayPlans

Maybe do some customized marketing extension/app bundles for different solutions. With CRM as Zoho but with open source SuiteCRM https://store.suitecrm.com/addons/suiteport-suitecrm-customer-portal-for-joomla

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  1. Mark    ssnobben

Thanks for your input on this

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  1. Paul Murray    ssnobben

Hi ssnobben, way over my head but that stuff that you are suggesting looks really, really, really interesting!

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  1. Andy

Whilst we patiently await the release of the very lovely Vanilla template, would I be right in saying that we could download the Helix3 framework from JoomShaper on which it has been based and start getting used to the back-end configuration of that on our websites? Is that right to assume the 'backend' of Vanilla would be the same / very similar to having Helix3 base template?

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  1. joy    Andy

yeah i check the blog 20 times per day.

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  1. Jean    joy

Me too, waiting patiently for news of ES 2.1.1 and checking blog and app activity constantly...

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  1. Mark    Jean

We are pushing really hard Jean :)

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  1. Jean    joy

Where is my comment here? Did it get deleted?

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  1. Mark    Jean

Looks like it was flagged as spam when you edited the comment :|

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  1. Jean    Mark

Ahh ok... good spam filter you have there :)

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  1. Mark    Jean

Haha we use double anti spam filters :p One from Akismet and the other from Cleantalk

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  1. Mark    Andy

Yep, that is correct :)

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  1. Nay Lin

While stay tune with Vanilla. I tested ES2.1RC,EB,ED with YOOtheme, and it work fine. Please consider YOOTheme for future template style. :)

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  1. Mark    Nay Lin

Hey,

Thanks for confirming! All our extensions should work fine out of the box with most template frameworks but it's just that this time, we are trying out Helix framework with Vanilla by adding a little more flavor on the template :p

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  1. joy    Mark

how long do we need to wait for the next blog post :P? we love you guyz!

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  1. andy beaney

Helix framework is a good choice imho, having tried them all, i am currently building my site on a helix3 based template which has a pretty simple backend compared to say warp 7 etc. I would stay away from pagebuilder myself and create individual modules as i noticed pages i created with SP are slower to load.

Will most likely purchase Vanilla to play around with especially if it has collapsable sidebar as that was a feature i liked in cmsbold template

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  1. Mark    andy beaney

Thanks for the input on this Andy :) Yep, it will have a collapsible sidebar.

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