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Archive for October, 2019

New feature highlight: Origins system

In previous versions, we have a simple Origins feature where users can enter an origin for a reservation as plain text. Since v2.9.0 we made a big improvement for Origins system by allowing you to create and manage origins via a dedicated UI. We also have a plan for future releases that support channel manager tax mapping.

New feature highlight: Custom tab for Experience

Since Experience plugin v1.4.0, we added a new feature to allow experience owner to insert their custom tabs, this feature is very useful if you want to show extra content in front end to end users in separated new tab without having to modify the layout files. To use it, first make sure that you are using Experience plugin v1.4.0+, then edit your experience item > Custom tab and add new tab there.

New feature highlight: Language override per property’s category

Actually, this is not a new feature, we had it for a while. However, the old implementation requires to modify language files which are not very convenient. Since Solidres for Joomla v2.9.0, we improve this feature by allowing managing language override per category right in the Joomla category edit form, please check it in the screenshot below.

As can be seen in the screenshot, we made an override for the language key SR_STEP_ROOM_AND_RATE=”Rooms & Rates” and change it a little bit to suit the category “Apartments” and this override will be applied for all properties under this category.

New feature highlight: Stripe plugin now support Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

We’ve just released the new Stripe payment plugin 0.7.0 that added support for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). All Stripe subscribers are recommended to update.

After installed the v0.7.0, please edit your property > Payments > Stripe, then set Integration Type as “Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)” to activate it.

Solidres for Joomla 2.9.0 released

We’d like to share interesting news: Solidres for Joomla 2.9.0 is finally out with a lot of new features, improvements and bug fixes. Please find the detailed changelog below:

Solidres for Joomla 2.9.0

  • Add new mix calculation mode for option Child room cost, the new option is a combination of the current Per age range and Per child quantity.
  • Add new option Component Main Activity: it is useful for users who use Experiences in Solidres, this option will hide all the related properties sections and show Experience sections only in Joomla backend
  • New Origin system: now you can manage origins for reservation with the new UI in Solidres backend
  • Now show room form custom field in the email
  • Extra systems: apply Joomla Access Level
  • Ability to edit total discount separately
  • Reservation list view: add the ability to search by coupon code
  • Reservation list view: new ability to filter by reservation statuses and payment statuses (multiple selections are supported)
  • Reservation list view: new ability to filter by reserved rooms
  • Support the ability to remember selected tab in property single view
  • Reservation edit view: add links for email and phone number
  • If the guest specifies their preferred room type is Check Availability module, then this room type will be highlight by showing first, then the rest of the room types will be shown normally below it.
  • Add last room indicator in the front end to gain more user attraction
  • Language override by category: we improve this feature to allow the user to edit the language override in the category edit form in Joomla back end instead of having to modify the language files like before.
  • Collect guest’s browser user agent and mobile stats when making a new reservation
  • Fix sending email in guest’s preferred language
  • Fix typo in several language files
  • Media manager: fix incorrect maximum upload size
  • When option Skip room form is activated, we should not show the number of adults/children in the confirmation form
  • Fix PHP Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in reservation amend form
  • Fix coupon still applied if the user changed their reservation dates
  • Fix missing room form custom field while amending reservation in the back end
  • Fix potential calculation value related to null value for field Total amount in reservation list view
  • Fix missing tourist tax amount in reservation list view > column Total amount
  • Fix duplicated room form custom fields when booking 2 rooms in 2 different rate plans
  • Fix room form custom fields validation colors
  • Fix Master/Slave mode: front end availability calendar does not show correct availability for Slave room types

Hub 1.10.0

  • New feature: now a property can have multiple staffs assigned
  • New menu item type: Partner. It is for showing the public partner profile page in the front end, including all partner’s listing (property & experience), feedback.
  • Add Flex Search support for search view
  • Integrate with com_tags
  • Replace Google Plus with Pinterest in the sharing functionality
  • Refactor the way SVG icons are loaded
  • Add new option to toggle the auto-approval for free reservations
  • Fix an issue that partner can edit coupons that were assigned to properties that do not belong to them
  • Improve translations and remove unused translation keys
  • Fix an issue that tax rate can be not empty for the subscription level
  • Fix style issue with Bootstrap 4 for partner dashboard navigation bar
  • Fix error 1064 when creating a new reservation from partner dashboard

Custom Field 1.1.0

  • New custom field type: File upload
  • New feature: Searchable custom field, now admin can specify which custom fields can be searchable, a searchable field will be showing up in the reservation list view search tool.
  • Now admin can translate the custom field’s description via Falang

Discount 0.7.2

  • Fix missing Empty Trash button in the front end partner dashboard
  • Fix missing new charge type
  • Fix incorrect charge type field label in front end hub partner dashboard
  • Fix rounding issue
  • Fix incorrect checking for the applied date when Sunday is the only selected option
  • Fix missing new fields Applied Types and Applied days in the partner dashboard

Experience 1.4.0

  • New feature: single supplement, this new feature is for charging an extra amount for a single person booking only
  • Integrate with Joomla com_tags
  • New Origin system: now you can manage origins for reservation with the new UI in Solidres backend
  • New categories view: now you can show a list of Experience categories in the front end via new menu item type and new Experience Categories module (available for BUNDLE+ subscribers)
  • A new export feature that can filter and export all reservations that have the same dates and time slots
  • Add filter by “Departure date” in reservation list view search tool
  • Add language override by experience’s category
  • Add ability to translate experience’s metadata fields
  • Add new option to show hide the number of participants left in the front end
  • Integrate privacy consent checkbox into front end booking form user registration
  • Extras system: apply Joomla Access Levels
  • Add new option to show/hide sorting bar in the search view
  • Add Total due field
  • New ability to count experience view from front end visitors
  • Time slots improvement: now time slots can be assigned to days of the week (Mon to Sun) to make it showed or hidden in the front end based on weekdays.
  • Reservation list view: add the ability to search by coupon code
  • Reservation list view: new ability to filter by reservation statuses and payment statuses (multiple selections are supported)
  • Support tab state in front end experience single view: now Solidres will remember user previous selected tab
  • Custom tab: now you can create custom tab content to show in front end experience single view, it is very handy when you want to show your custom content or extra info easily
  • Collect extra user info while making a reservation in the front end: IP, language, coordinates, browser agents and mobile stats
  • Reservation edit view: add links for email and phone number
  • Support new custom field type: File upload
  • Improve back end reservation edit form
  • Improve translation
  • Fix 404 error when accessing reservation view directly without logging in
  • Fix plural form for Duration field
  • Fix extra list view to show the price in the correct currency format
  • Fix coupon could not save article and image issue
  • Move wish list functionality to Solidres so that Experience can use it without having to install Hub plugin
  • Fix currency exchange issue in Exp Search module
  • Fix Joomla.Jtext is not defined issue
  • Improve reservation Export to CSV feature
  • Hide time slots if there are no available dates

Feedback 1.1.3

  • Fix feedback request URL does not use guest’s selected language
  • Refine translation for feedback request
  • Only show guest first name in front end feedback list view for privacy purpose

Flex Search 0.7.0

  • Add support for Hub search view in addition to property single view
  • Extend the availability search range to be outside of the guest select dates.

Invoice and PDF 1.3.0

  • Add QR code for reservation voucher, it will be used for scanning in Solidres app
  • Add support for new custom field type: File upload
  • Add icon to download the invoice in reservation list view
  • Fix reminder email issue that sends email on all reservation statuses
  • Fix 403 error when paying an invoice in the front end

Statistics 1.6.0

  • Show guest name in Calendar view
  • Fix some hard code translations
  • Fix access permission issues regarding creating quick limit booking and reservation in Calendar view
  • Add new Origin field into the quick booking form
  • Fix upcoming check-in/check-out widgets, only show reservations with Confirmed status (configurable in Solidres Config)

Stream 0.4.1

  • Add ability to translate stream records

User 2.3.0

  • Integrate privacy consent checkbox into Solidres user registration form
  • Fix customer dashboard navigation bar display issue in Bootstrap 4
  • Fix incorrect checking for plugin enabling statuses

Module Filter 0.9.0

  • Add support for new Joomla com_tags integration
  • Move field FilterByDistance to Hub plugin instead of the core component

Module Room Types 0.8.1

  • Fix element ID duplicate issue when publishing multiple module instances in the same page

Module Quick Search 0.3.1

  • Remove hard code reservation and payment statuses

Module Advanced Search 1.3.0

  • Add auto-scroll feature for Advanced Search module
  • Do not load location from unpublished properties

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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.

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