One of the greatest YOOtheme Pro features we use a lot is Dynamic Content, it loads content into layouts from different sources and allows us to create amazing layouts. By design, sources are tied to a known structure, e.g. a specific Extension database, or plain file content. But what about structured data from a CSV file, or connecting to a cloud service and retrieving the content from it? Not possible, unfortunately, and that has always been a great limitation.
Has been... because with Essentials Addons for YOOtheme Pro 1.2 we are taking Dynamic Content sources to the next level!
We are excited to introduce Source Manager for YOOtheme Pro, a workflow that easies the creation of structurally complex sources, both local or in the cloud. It will create multiple sources based on different configurations, and all of them will become available as a native Dynamic Content ready to feed your layouts! 🤯🤩😎
A long-awaited source to display your Personal or Business Instagram accounts media. The authentication is done by our OAuth app, so the only required step is to connect your account and set up the source. Thanks to the YOOtheme Pro source workflow you could even have different accounts displayed in the same Gallery.
Keeping structured data in a Google Drive spreadsheet is convenient for collaborative or server-less projects, and being able to feed it data to a YOOtheme Pro layout opens the door for a bast amount of possibilities. The source expects the first row as the header definition which will be used to define the Schema and the mapping fields.
A Comma or Tab Separated Values is a well know format definition, and similarly as in a Google Sheet the source will be created based on the file header definition.
A Database Source, which is like an Army Knife, very useful when there is not a better tool around. Use it to create crazy workarounds or custom data workflows.
We have many other sources planned, like a Markdown or Yaml, just to name a few. Meantime we have prepared a nice landing page to further explore the new addon; if you are already a member, give it a try and let us know what you think, and what sources you would like to see next.
We didn't forget about the rest of the addons, though, and if you are like me and love little big improvements, you are gonna enjoy this release!
And here is a bonus: if you combine a Form Save to CSV action with a CSV Source, you could set a database-less workflow to collect and show data in, let's say, our Chart element ;)
We added Pinterest as a Social Sharing network and an option to show a configurable popup window for those who kind of like that...
In the last decade, we answered more than 10.000 ticket issues (WOW). That gave us plenty of opportunities to learn, and even though our current satisfaction rating is honestly great, we consider the best support the one you don't need.
In efforts to improve our support workflow, we are changing our Support System to Help Scout. We heard great things about them, tried it, and knew right away that's what we need.
Their tools will allow us to provide you answers before even raising a ticket, and be even closer to you if you need us. We are going to migrate soon, but no worries your old tickets will still be there in case you need them.
We have set a strong base and we have so many ideas in motion and feature requests we want to deliver, but we have to prioritize quality over quantity. As such it's difficult to say what would our roadmap look like in the next months, but here goes a rough idea in no particular order:
We are thrilled to accompany YOOtheme in this journey, and in efforts to make you feel part of it as well, we are going to push forward minor features faster, while keep working on the major ones. Until then, stay safe and wise, everyone.