Essentials 2.1 for YOOtheme Pro - Composable Sources, YOOtheme Pro 4.2 and Joomla 5 Compatibility

Daniele Rosario
16 Nov, 2023

For quite some time now YOOtheme Pro has made Dynamic Content one of its most powerful features and we at ZOOlanders developed and released our Advanced Sources to make it even more powerful.

We later on introduced yet another major improvement in this area with our Dynamic Addon, which added Field Sources, Advanced Dynamic Conditions and Global Queries.

All of these features brought the power of Dynamic Content to its limits, and introduced new ways of developing all kinds of projects leveraging the various features and their incredible flexibility.

Today we’re introducing the latest, and most groundbreaking by far, innovation in this area: Composable Sources.

One of the last remaining limitations in the Dynamic Content usage is the single source per field, meaning that once you have selected a source for a field, you can only bind one of its values to that field. But no more!

With Composable Sources you can now mix more than once source for each field, and even write custom text alongside it! All with the same ease of use and customization already available with our Dynamic Addon.

Just imagine what you could do with it: create content areas from multiple sources, add in your titles more than one “piece” of your source…

But let’s see it in action!

Composable Source Button

When you select a source and bind it to a field, you will now see a brand new button that will enable the Composable Source mode. With this new button, your selected source will be transferred over the new editor, and you will be able to add as many sources as you want, alongside any content you want! 

Magic, eh?

Dedicated Editor

This new feature is backed by the popular CodeMirror editor, which is also the editor chosen by YOOtheme Pro for its code and advanced fields. With our new tool we added it to all the dynamic content fields, and introduced a dedicated editor button to add as many sources as you need! 

Same Powerful Features

Every included source has the same features you’re used to, like prefix/suffix content, format filters, etc!

Joomla 5 and YOOtheme Pro 4.2

Last but not the least, Essentials 2.1 brings Joomla 5 compatibility as well, and fixes a few issues introduced by the release of YOOtheme Pro 4.2. As always, be sure to keep both Essentials and YOOtheme pro up to date!

Conclusion

If you are already an Essential subscriber and/or if you want to know more about Dynamic and its Composable Sources, check it out. We cannot wait to see what you are going to make with it!

And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Just wait for the even cooler features we’re going to build on top of this new fantastic addition. Stay tuned!

2.0.x Highlights

Additions worth mentioning from Essentials v2.0 last releases.

  • SFTP storage as part of FTP collection
  • Chart element scale type, min, max, reverse and ticks options
  • Chart Animation, Padding, and Ratio settings
  • Chart IndexAxis settings replacing HorizontalBar
  • Chart per Axis settings (Display, Position, Stack, Title, Grid)
  • Week start day settings for Google Business Profile open hours query
  • Facebook Page Photos source query
  • Facebook Page Reviews source query

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Hello, I think this is a big step but since I'm a 'simple' webbuilder who uses your extension, I'd like to see some examples if you have. I can't get my head around it just by reading, sorry. Examples work better for me. Thanks!

Ton van der Helm
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Hi, we will add examples and documentation, for now here is a good use case.

Miljan Aleksic
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Awesome!

You're fantastic, and a pleasure to work with.

Keep it up, it's TOP.
And here's a subscription renewal to support you more quickly.

Gabriel Robert
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Thank you!

Miljan Aleksic
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Cool. thank you for your update

Roberto Coria
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Wow! this allows so many new way of building elements! Great work!

Sébastien Steffes
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Between YooThemePRO and ZooLander, Web Design has been forever changed for the better.
I love this release and am very much looking forward to using it ASAP.
What's next, guys and girls? AI?
Thanks for everything,
Danny.

Danny Malouin
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I'm thrilled that the linking of individual elements can now be done directly in Yootheme without any detours. A big step, which I would have needed half a year ago ;-) But even now I will gladly replace my temporary solution and have everything...

I'm thrilled that the linking of individual elements can now be done directly in Yootheme without any detours. A big step, which I would have needed half a year ago ;-) But even now I will gladly replace my temporary solution and have everything within Yootheme. I hope that this will also reduce the number of DB queries. I'm already looking forward to the next steps, thank you.

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smart web GmbH
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Already tested it on my sandbox site and this is a game-changer. I lover dynamic content, but this was the missing piece to really unlock it's full potential. Bravo!

Newhall Klein
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Amazing! Was just about to request this feature and now it's there. Thank you so much and keep the good work!

Roman Ricardo Pota
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Thrilling - Amazing - Game-Changing! :-)

Thomas Engbert
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this opens dynamic content use cases even further... so excited for this feature!

darren dugan
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This is incredibly amazing and I can't wait to try it out!! I have a suggestion that would be a complete game changer for my company and I'm guessing others, if you could somehow make the YooTheme settings fields such as the logo and favicon...

This is incredibly amazing and I can't wait to try it out!! I have a suggestion that would be a complete game changer for my company and I'm guessing others, if you could somehow make the YooTheme settings fields such as the logo and favicon fields and even better the color fields in the styles section accept dynamic values so that more streamlined custom field setups could be made to allow clients to quickly and easily manage their own sites it would be a dream come true!!

Anyways, great work team...you do some incredible work and I appreciate you!!

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Joel Eschenbach
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Outstanding! Thanks for the added functionality. Zoolanders is the best.

Michael Hilliard
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Cool innovation. It would be nice if they also had an option to copy text with one click.

For example, we display the username on the site, and next to the content information we include a “copy” button.
Or, for example, we display a promotional...

Cool innovation. It would be nice if they also had an option to copy text with one click.

For example, we display the username on the site, and next to the content information we include a “copy” button.
Or, for example, we display a promotional code for a discount in an element, and next to the promotional code you could also include a “copy” button

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Valeriy Trunov
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