1. Helix Ultimate
  2. Thursday, 29 March 2018
Hi guys,
as far as I understand the Social Icons should follow a "Contact" behaviour, not a "Share" behaviour, because being into Helix Ultimate template will be shown into all pages site (probably) and because for Article Sharing there are a lot of plugins on joomla Extensions.
Infact the Facebook, Twitter, Google+ ones simply open the Facebook page / Twitter page etc. just to say "we are on facebook, you can follow us clicking I Like"... perfect !
This is why WhatsApp, Skype, WeChat, Messenger... should work like "Contact", not "Share"...

1 - WhatsApp / Skype - Adding the username (telephone number) try to share, asking which contact, while should open a chat where to comunicate with the site !
The behaviour should be like:
Jo WhatsApp Contact Button - demo

2 - WhatsApp - When on desktop should open it into web.whatsapp.com platform, while right know try to look for the application that doesn't exist

3 - WeChat - A must, because, as you know, there are a lot of restrictions in China, and a CHina Contact system like, the most famous, WeChat is a must

4 - Ordering Social Icons - A way to do that is a must, like Drag and Drop the "Icon Fields" to ordening the Icons positions.

5 - Custom Fields - Social Icons solution have a lot of preinstalled fields, a lot of preinstalled code (not Raw) and with just the possibility to add an extra Icon, just one (too Limited).
Helix Ultimate have yet a powerful very Raw solution, would be like for Wrapper / Blocks solution, Why not have, at least, the possibility to add as many as "Custom Fields" (Icons) as we need ?

6 - Hover / Linked - by default when mouse is over the icon color change, but when clicked should come back to the default color, while right now stop to the mouseover color...

Thanks for attention...
Accepted Answer
thanks for all suggestions,
I will add them into our dashboard for internal (team) discussion.
That's all I can do for now.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. Helix Ultimate
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Hi Paul,
Please, let us know as you have an update and know something, thanks !

Anyway, you should consider points 2, 6 and also 1 as "bugs"...

7 - Why not to separate the "Contact Icons" like Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat, Messenger from the Social Icons accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram ?
  1. more than a month ago
  2. Helix Ultimate
  3. # 1
Hi guys,
keeping update the topic, latest 1.0.2 release, as far as I see no changes, 1 / 2 / 6 "bugs/issues" are still there , aren't they ?!?
...And no improvements about other points...

Please, at least:
4 - Ordering Social Icons - Is there a way to establish the ordering into the code manually ?
  1. more than a month ago
  2. Helix Ultimate
  3. # 2
Helix Ultimate have one Custom Field for Social Icon - in most cases is OK, if is not, anytime you can use Custom Module and publish in this same module position.
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  2. Helix Ultimate
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