Essentials 2.0 for YOOtheme Pro - YOOtheme Pro 4 compatibility, New Documentation and Plans Updates

Daniele Rosario
24 May, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated release of Essentials for YOOtheme Pro version 2.0! This major update brings compatibility for YOOtheme Pro 4 and introduces a host of enhancements, new features and core improvements that set a new benchmark for Essentials.

In line with the release, we have new Documentation and Plans Updates to announce that will ensure we keep with the exceptional service standards we have set for ourselves.

YOOtheme Pro Compatibility

We've been working hard to keep Essentials stable and compatible with all YOOtheme Pro major releases. However, the changes introduced in YOOtheme Pro 4 are significant. If we were to continue down the same path, it would put a strain on maintenance and potentially delay the development of new features.

To address this, we've decided to release a major version specifically tailored for YOOtheme Pro 4 while keeping security and bug related releases for Essentials 1.9 during the next six months. Our aim is to ensure a smooth transition and maintain stability across both versions.

New Features

We have been working as well on new features that we can finally share. Here's a clear breakdown of the new features and improvements:

Form Enhancements

  • Introducing the Validate Form action, allowing you to customize form validation for more precise control.
  • Enhanced form error handling by introducing an error event for form HTML5 validations.
  • Added the option to display form errors in a modal, providing a user-friendly error display.
  • Increased security with the option to encrypt Hidden form field values, protecting sensitive data.
  • Expanded the capabilities of the Message form action by adding center and stack modal options.
  • Introduced custom JavaScript code form area settings for all form events, enabling advanced customization.

Source Updates

  • Added the Database Source Records Count query, enabling you to display the total number of records in a table.
  • Added a cache setting on the source instance level, with the option to override global cache settings.
  • Introduced an embed player mapping option to the YouTube and Vimeo sources.
  • Added Channel, Channel Playlist, and Channel Playlists queries to the YouTube source, facilitating the display of videos from specific channels.
  • Introduced the Location Posts query to the Google Business Profile source, enabling you to display your profile's posts.
  • Enhanced the Facebook source Page type by adding an overall star rating mapping option, providing more comprehensive information.

Articles Field Support

  • Now supporting the Articles Field by Regular Labs (Joomla), allowing you to showcase related articles effortlessly.

In addition to these exciting additions, we have made numerous other small improvements and fixes, ensuring a smoother and more efficient experience.

New Documentation

We have undertaken a complete rewrite of the Essentials for YOOtheme Pro documentation over to a new platform, reorganizing the content in a manner that is more intuitive and user-friendly. Additionally, we have added an abundance of new content and accompanying images to enhance your understanding and facilitate seamless navigation.

To cater to diverse preferences, we have also introduced a dark mode option, ensuring optimal readability for those who prefer a darker interface.

We invite you to explore the new documentation, and we are confident that it will serve as an invaluable companion on your journey with our tools. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, our support team is always ready to lend a helping hand.

Plans Updates

It's hard to believe that it has been nearly three years since we initially launched Essentials for YOOtheme Pro. During this time we have continuously added new features, introduced new addons, and diligently refined the product to its current state.

However, we recognize that the world around us is constantly evolving, and these changes have an impact on our operations as well. In particular, we have witnessed a significant rise in inflation and fluctuations in the currency market.

In light of these developments and alongside our endeavors to launch Essentials for YOOtheme Pro 2.0 and provide enhanced documentation and support, we are announcing some changes to our plans. These adjustments will take effect on July 1st, 2023, and will be applicable to all new purchases and renewals.

We are confident that these changes will enable us to sustain the quality and value we deliver while adapting to the evolving landscape. Our team remains dedicated to serving you and ensuring a seamless experience with Essentials for YOOtheme Pro.

Essentials for YOOtheme Pro - New Plans

Plan

Access

CMS

Duration

Sites*

Price

Basic

YTP

Joomla or Wordpress

6 months

1

€ 59,00

Standard

YTP

Joomla or Wordpress

12 months

3

€ 99,00

Essentials

YTP

Joomla and Wordpress

12 months

6

€ 119,00

Developer

YTP & ZOO

Joomla and Wordpress

12 months

10

€ 179,00

Agency

YTP & ZOO

Joomla and Wordpress

12 months

Unlimited

€ 299,00

Essentials for ZOO - New Plans

Plan

Access

CMS

Duration

Sites*

Price

Basic

ZOO

Joomla

6 months

1

€ 59,00

Standard

ZOO

Joomla

12 months

3

€ 99,00

Essentials

ZOO

Joomla

12 months

6

€ 119,00

Developer

YTP & ZOO

Joomla and Wordpress

12 months

10

€ 179,00

Agency

YTP & ZOO

Joomla and Wordpress

12 months

Unlimited

€ 299,00

* This is the number of site we offer help and support for. Installations and updates are not limited by the number of sites indicated. As long as you've an active subscription you can install and update our software in as many sites as you want, and they will keep operating (without further updates) even after your subscription expires.

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Wow!

Eliezer Cardoso
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awesome!

Peter Fähndrich
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I tried to update today.

When starting the update for YTP 4.0 it says it is not compatioble with Essentials 1.9.9 and asks me to update Essentials first.

If I start the update for Essentials 2.0 it fails because it is not compatible with YTP...

I tried to update today.

When starting the update for YTP 4.0 it says it is not compatioble with Essentials 1.9.9 and asks me to update Essentials first.

If I start the update for Essentials 2.0 it fails because it is not compatible with YTP 3.9.x and asks me to update YTP first.

What now????

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Peter Lunacek
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Hi! The update path suggested is:

- take a backup of the site
- disable essentials plugin
- update yootheme pro to v4
- update essentials to v2
- enable essentials.

More info at https://docs.zoolanders.com/essentials-for-yootheme-pro/upgrade/

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Hi! The update path suggested is:

- take a backup of the site
- disable essentials plugin
- update yootheme pro to v4
- update essentials to v2
- enable essentials.

More info at https://docs.zoolanders.com/essentials-for-yootheme-pro/upgrade/

Being both new major versions, this is necessary to avoid conflicts during update that may take the site offline

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When following the update path I get the critical error screen....
Its a clean install

Dennis Bronno Brouwer
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Reach out to support so we can take a look!

Daniele Rosario
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Wow, that means doubling the price for us. :(((

Sven-Holger Eick
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Doubling the price? The average raise is 15 / 20% ? How is that doubling? If you have question, reach out to support!

Daniele Rosario
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I think what he means is right now the Developer plan with unlimited sites is 149€ a year for YTP and Zoo which will turn into an 'Agency' plan at 299€. The Developer plan changes to a limitation of 10 sites which is why he says it's double the...

I think what he means is right now the Developer plan with unlimited sites is 149€ a year for YTP and Zoo which will turn into an 'Agency' plan at 299€. The Developer plan changes to a limitation of 10 sites which is why he says it's double the price. If the Dev plan were to stay the same feature wise then yes, you had a 20% increase but the plan changes with a site limitation.

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James Valenti
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Thank you, spot on. Makes a doubling for me!

Sven-Holger Eick
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I bought 4 add-ons for YooTheme and s three times I needed help with simple issues. The only add-on that is so well thought out that I don't have to open the instructions to do everything the first try is yours.
I admire your attitude and want...

I bought 4 add-ons for YooTheme and s three times I needed help with simple issues. The only add-on that is so well thought out that I don't have to open the instructions to do everything the first try is yours.
I admire your attitude and want you to expand the functionality of your add-ons. And I wanted to call your attention to the video widgets that help launch a little welcome video in the corner of the screen. This add-on will make any site more lively and responsive.
Thank you for your good work, I sincerely wish you success and growth.

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Alixan Telnov
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Thank you! Please share this and other suggestions at https://github.com/zoolanders/feedback/discussions and will be evaluated!

Miljan Aleksic
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another great sounding update - thanks guys :)
One slight concern, I am seeing a lot of people in the Yootheme discord saying when updating to YP 4.0 and Yoo Essentials 2.0 that is is breaking their site. So I am holding off on updating both for...

another great sounding update - thanks guys :)
One slight concern, I am seeing a lot of people in the Yootheme discord saying when updating to YP 4.0 and Yoo Essentials 2.0 that is is breaking their site. So I am holding off on updating both for now - I can see that there appears to have been a 2.0.1 release today, does that fix what was breaking on everyone's sites?
Thanks as always for your great work and support

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Keith Mason
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I would wait for the storm to calm :)

Miljan Aleksic
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ok sir - I will wait a few weeks before updating then I think. Thank you :)

Keith Mason
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