Welcome to Solidres - A Complete Hotel Booking Solution for Joomla & WordPress

( Latest versions: 2.8.0 Stable, compatible with Joomla 3.9.0+   &   0.9.3 Stable, compatible with WordPress 4+ )

New feature highlight: Tags

Tags is one of the new features that we’ve been working on. It will be available for both properties and experiences with the Joomla com_tags integration. So what are tags’ use cases?

In Solidres, you can assign one category for your properties or experiences, it is good enough for many users, but others need an ability to assign properties and experiences to multiple categories. We can extend the current category system to support multiple category assignments, however, we think it is better to utilize Joomla’s com_tags for this purpose as it offers more flexibility and it also reduces the complexity for us to refactor the current category system.

For presentation: now you can create menu items that can show properties and experiences by tags (multiple tags are supported). It is good for your site content presentation and organization, it is also better in terms of SEO.

For searching: both properties and experiences Filter modules now support filtering by tags, that allows your guests to find their desired properties and experiences easier and quicker. You can use tags as properties and experiences’ features that your guests might be looking for.

Solidres for Joomla 2.8.0 released

We are happy to announce the release of Solidres for Joomla 2.8.0, this is the first major release in 2019 with a lot of new features, improvements and bug fixes. In addition to that we also release new versions for commercial plugins and modules, detailed change log can be found below:

Solidres for Joomla 2.8.0

  • New Master/Slave mode for room type
  • Integrate refund functionality into Payment History
  • Media manager: refactored code base, removed plupload library
  • Add button to quickly generate random coupon code
  • Reservation list view: add “View customer profile” and “View customer’s other reservations” buttons
  • Reservation list view: allow searching reservations using payment transaction ID (support multiple transaction Id per reservation)
  • Add new static advertised price for room type, to be used with Room Types module
  • Rearrange the configuration screen for better and more logical organization.
  • Add Panama’s states into sample data
  • Upgrade Font Awesome to v4.7.0
  • Refactor some layout and email layout to reduce code duplication
  • Add warning for old template overrides
  • Add new feature to store the customer’s chosen language in front end and use it for further email communication
  • Reservation list view: show reserved room list (only applied for new reservations after upgraded)
  • Terms change: ‘asset’ is changed to ‘property’, ‘complex tariff’ is changed to ‘rate plan’
  • Improve Joomla 4 support
  • Add new drop down layout for Currency module
  • Fix translation issues in various places
  • Show extra item with charge type “Percentage of room daily rate” in step 1
  • Fix several duplicate query that affect system performance
  • Consolidate date format across multiple views
  • Change the default thumbnails sizes to prevent thumbnails are being blocked by some browser ad-block addon
  • Fix issue that selecting extra items in back end reservation creation does not automatically update the prices
  • Fix some deprecated errors in latest Joomla version
  • Fix incorrect currency code during saving reservation in some scenarios
  • Fix incorrect captcha checking in front end hub partner dashboard
  • Show total cost in pricing summary in reservation step 2 “Guest info & Payment”
  • Fix a potential upgrade error since v2.7.0
  • Add confirmation email field for reservation step 2 “Guest info & Payment”
  • Add Total Paid line item in email to avoid confusing
  • Show customer full name in reservation completion message
  • Payment history: automatically update the main reservation’s payment status when Due amount = 0
  • Fix issue that can not amend discount amount in backend reservation edit form
  • Fix rounding issue for price calculation in backend
  • Remove unused Disclaimer field for property

Hub 1.9.0

  • Add custom field support for subscription form
  • Fix some missing fields for front end room type edit form
  • Fix incorrect translation for field Country in menu creation screen
  • Fix some Joomla deprecated warnings
  • Fix issue that wish list can not be deleted
  • Move field FilterByDistance back to Hub plugin
  • Fix incorrect option for filter by distance
  • Fix incorrect suffix for displaying tariff in front end hub searching
  • Fix some display issue with Joomla 4
  • Auto add user to partner for free subscription level

Experience 1.3.0

  • Private experience: now you can configure an experience as Private, when guest book a private experience, it will become unavailable, regardless of the remaining slots.
  • New media manager for Experience to support Hub functionality better.
  • Add support for ‘ordering’, now you can drag and drop experience in back end to change the default ordering
  • Experience language association: this feature allows you to create different experiences for different languages, when guest choose a language in front end, they can only see all experiences in the selected language only. It is useful if you want to offer different experiences for different languages.
  • Re-organized reservation list view and remove all tabs in reservation edit view, make it showed in one page only.
  • Add support for FB messenger and Whatsapp links
  • Add new button to quickly generate coupon code
  • Add confirmation email field for front end book form
  • Auto select time slot by default
  • Add new Privacy Policy field
  • Fix experience book date issue when searching for date range
  • Fix custom field loading in emails
  • Exp reservation list view: now it is possible to search by transaction ID
  • Improve usability by adding hint text in various screens and re-organize some views
  • Fix some performance issue
  • Fix issue that make adult = 0 when choosing time slot in front end book form
  • Exp list view: filter by partner is not remembered
  • Fix search tool clear button which reset the ordering incorrectly
  • Fix some Joomla deprecated warnings
  • Exp reservation edit form: fix offline’s payment data does not show
  • Fix overbooking issue in field participants

Experience Book Form 0.1.0

  • This is the new module to show experience book form in front end

Advanced Extra 0.6.0

  • New charge type: Early arrival (percent of daily rate)
  • Fix incorrect calculation for extra with charge type “Percentage of room’s daily rate”

Currency 0.4.0

  • Fix ECB exchange source link
  • Add German (de-DE) translation

Custom Field 1.0.0

  • Add custom field support for room form in step 1
  • Add custom field access level
  • Add custom field description
  • Add new ability to load custom field in specific language
  • Add support for email confirmation field
  • Fix field’s placeholder does not displayed in backend
  • Fix radio button does not display in front end

Discount 0.7.0

  • Add new discount type (for property): Free X last night and Free X cheapest night
  • Add new discount restrictions by arrival days or stay days
  • Add support for Experience plugin
  • Fix some typo in en-GB translation

Dompdf 1.0.0

  • Initial release

Authorize.net (Experience) 0.2.0

  • Fix missing payment history title
  • Fix incorrect currency checkbox

Experience Invoice & PDF 0.8.0

  • Replace built-in DomPDF with external DomPDF plugin
  • Fix .htaccess restriction rules for supporting both Apache 2.2 and 2.4

Experience List 0.7.0

  • Fix performance issue
  • Fix duplicated element Id issue when publishing multiple module instances
  • Add prefix “From” to price listing in Experience List module

PayPal Pro (Experience) 0.3.0

  • Fix missing payment history title
  • Fix warning: value of OrderDescription element has been truncated

Housekeeping 0.3.0

  • Add ability to export reports as PDF & Excel format.
  • Display checkin & checkout in list view
  • Replace built-in DomPDF with the external DomPDF plugin

ICal 0.8.0

  • Add ability to import iCal automatically via cron job
  • Fix iCal import sync issue with Channel Manager plugin
  • Add German (de-DE) translation
  • Fix some translation in exported iCal file

Invoice & PDF 1.2.0

  • Registration card
  • Support new DomPDF plugin
  • Refactor email and invoice layout to reduce code duplication
  • Each property now has its own invoice number sequences
  • Fix missing adult number in invoice

Rescode 0.4.1

  • Fix Error 1062: duplicate entry ‘’ for key ‘code_UNIQUE’

Statistics 1.5.0

  • Add new dashboard builder so that admin can customize the dashboard the way they want
  • Apply new style for dashboard
  • Move the calendar into separated menu item
  • Fix responsive issue with navbar
  • Fix performance issue
  • Fix calendar refresh issue

Users 2.2.0

  • Fix 403 error in menu My Profile
  • Move some code related to loading custom field to Custom Field plugin
  • Fix old status system is still being used

Offline 0.9.1

  • Improve validation for field card expiry date

Authorize.net 0.6.1

  • Improve validation for field card expiry date

Stream 0.4.0

  • Add support for the new Checkin/out button
  • Add German (de-DE) translation
  • Update Russian (ru-RU) translation

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Update notes

  • Check our documentation for more details about upgrade notes
  • Make sure that you install Dompdf plugin as it is required for all PDF functionality since v2.8.0. Old Tcpdf is unsupported now.

Admin Customizer – Beautify your Joomla admin!

We’ve been working with Joomla! a lot, and we look at the Joomla! admin screens almost every single day. To be honest, it is boring. The Joomla! admin template allows us to configure some colors using its parameters, but it is quite limited and it is also very time-consuming to find a good and satisfying color scheme, is there a better/quicker way? We asked and we answered by developing a new plugin called Admin Customizer, it has the following main features:

+ Built-in 12 color scheme for you to choose from, and if you are still not satisfied with them, you can create your own.
+ Customizing back end logo and login form logo
+ Customizing login form background image

Last but not least, our upcoming Solidres for Joomla! 2.8.0 has a refresh dashboard user interface and it also has full support for Admin Customizer, stay tuned!

New feature highlight: Registration card

Adding support for Registration card has been requested multiple times by our users and now we are able to introduce it, please see details in below screenshot. Our Registration card feature allows you to design the card layout by dragging and dropping fields easily and conveniently without touch any lines of code, it can be used by non-technical staffs as well. There are many predefined fields to choose from. When your guest check-in at your accommodation, you can just print the registration card and all the guest’s info will be filled automatically, your guest only need to sign it, it helps to make the check-in process faster than before. This feature will be available in Invoice & PDF plugin v1.2.0 (Joomla).

Registration Card

Registration card

Registration card

Porta – Unique template for Accommodation and Restaurant booking portal site

Porta Joomla Template

The market is full of accommodation/restaurant booking portal Joomla template, but the majority of them are only for building ‘prototype’ websites with many ‘custom HTML’ modules, not a real dynamic and functional website because there is no real integration with a real accommodation/restaurant booking extension like Solidres and RMS. Porta is the first template that we made specifically for accommodation or restaurant booking portal site, all in a single installation package. It is designed to work with Hub plugin (for accommodation site) and RMS MULTI (for restaurant site), it is available as a separated purchase here: Solidres HUB, RMS MULTI.

For active HUB subscribers, we released a new Locations module which you can download from your Download section, it can show a list of locations (cities) in front end dynamically using Masonry layout and it is fully responsive. Although it was designed mainly for Porta, it can be used with any of our other Joomla templates.

For active RMS subscribers, there is a new RMS MULTI subscription level for users who want to build a restaurant booking portal site. There are 03 new modules for Portal template subscribers: Search, Locations, and Restaurants.

More information can be found on the Porta subscription page, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

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