We’d like to share a preview of the Summary module, one of the new features that will be included in Solidres for Joomla 2.11.0. This module is developed to increase the Solidres’s usability and user-friendly, especially in mobile devices. Please check the video below to get an overview of this new module:
This video was recorded in Joomla 4 Beta 3, we’ve put a lot of effort to improve Bootstrap 4 support for Solidres, and the result can be seen in the video.
Solidres for Joomla 2.11.0 will require PHP 7.2 as minimum requirement therefore please consider upgrading your PHP version as soon as you can to get the best performance and features. If your hosting does not offer PHP 7.2+, please run away from them as soon as you can as this is a big sign of a bad hosting provider. We also noticed some of our users can not upgrade PHP because one of their installed Joomla extensions is not compatible with the latest PHP versions: please uninstall it right away as it is a sign of a bad extension, please only install actively developed and well maintained extensions.
The benefits of an online restaurant menu are undeniable, including:
Reducing the printing cost
Updating the menu without re-printing
Safer for both customers and staff: the online menu can limit cross-contamination from sharing the physical menu. It is especially important with the current COVID-19 pandemic
In this blog post, we will show you how to create a touchless online menu with our RMS component through some simple steps:
Step 1: Create online menu item
In your Joomla backend, create a menu item with the type “Restaurant Management System (RMS) > E-menus” and publish it. Then copy the menu URL for the next step.
Step 2: Generate QR code
Use an online QR code generator tool (there are many good choices, choose the one that you feel comfortable to work with), then generate your desired QR code from the URL copied from step 1. We’d like to suggest this one:
We’ve been building our Joomla templates based on Warp framework. However, Warp is no longer updated and it lacks many features that our users constantly request, we decided to switch to Helix Ultimate framework for our new templates, and REVIVE is the first one that applies it. We think our users will get familiar with the new template faster because many of them already have experience with Helix Ultimate framework.
REVIVE is now available as separate purchase here, and we’d like to offer a 35% discount for all existing Joomla SINGLE/BUNDLE/HUB/DEVELOPER subscribers. Before purchasing REVIVE, please note the following limitations in v1.0.0 (initial release) at this moment:
It is optimized for Experience (Tours & Activities), support for Property will be added in upcoming releases
Documentation is not yet finished, we are working on it.
Joomla 4, the next big thing, has reached the BETA 2 version recently. We are working very hard to make sure that Solidres and Joomla 4 is continuing to be the great combination like we were with Joomla 3, or even greater.
One of the Joomla 4 biggest features is the adoption of Bootstrap 4, we hope it can end the Bootstrap version chaos at this moment when we have to support Bootstrap 2, 3 and 4 at the same time. Supporting multiple Bootstrap versions is a nightmare for developers like us, we made a lot of progress but it is never perfect.
We also have great news for our users: we are working on a brand new Joomla template built on Helix Ultimate framework. It should be released soon and it will be available as a separated purchase, please check our blog regularly to get notified about new template release.