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( Latest versions: 2.10.5 Stable, compatible with Joomla 3.9+   &   0.9.3 Stable, compatible with WordPress 4+ )

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Summary module preview

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.

How to create a touchless online menu with RMS

The benefits of an online restaurant menu are undeniable, including:

  • Reducing the printing cost
  • Environment friendly
  • 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:

https://www.qr-code-generator.com/

Step 3: Print the QR code

Print your QR code and put them in your restaurant’s places like tables, doors.

Tips: if you want to show an online menu layout only without your website template, then you can use this URL:

https://YOUR_WEBSITE/index.php?option=com_rms&view=menus&layout=emenus&property_id=X&tmpl=component

In the above URL, replace X with your property ID in “property_id=X”, for example, if your RMS property ID is 10, then the final link will look like this:

https://YOUR_WEBSITE/index.php?option=com_rms&view=menus&layout=emenus&property_id=10&tmpl=component

We hope this blog post could be useful for you, stay safe and healthy!

Solidres for Joomla 2.10.4 and RMS 1.3.1 released

We’ve shipped maintenance releases for Solidres and RMS, the change log can be found below:

Solidres for Joomla 2.10.4

  • Fix extra’s Price includes tax price saving issue
  • Fix incorrect rate plan suffix in front end property view
  • Hide the unused Next button in reservation form when there is only 01 room type and room type’s Is Exclusive option is enabled
  • Google Maps: hide unnecessary features on maps like businesses, restaurants
  • Fix option “Months in availability calendar” is not applied for view=reservations search tools
  • Room custom fields extras assignment: fix issue when custom field does not show when extra is set as mandatory
  • Fix payment history does not work with multiple staffs (Hub plugin)
  • Improve support for Bootstrap 4
  • Update es-ES translation

RMS 1.3.1

  • Takeaway order: add new ability to send emails to both guest and owner
  • New property options “Disable online booking” and “Exclude from search”
  • Add privacy consent checkbox for online order form
  • Fix issue “Failed to parse time string (string) at position 0”
  • Fix translation issue with menu group
  • Fix menu group ordering in front end
  • Fix menu items ordering in front end
  • Fix UIKits grid display issue within tab in Helix framework templates
  • Fix tax rounding issue in backend dropdown
  • Fix takeaway order deletion failed because of FK constraint
  • Booking form: fix incorrect validation for custom field type=list and multiple=true
  • Fix search tool display issue in view=menuitems (layout=modal)

We also release updates for the following Solidres plugins:

Hub 1.10.3

  • Partner dashboard: fix missing Approve button in view=reservationform
  • Fix typo in CSS class name
  • Add new es-ES translation
  • Partner dashboard: fix incorrect display for filter User group for view=extras
  • Improve support for Bootstrap 4

Invoice 1.3.3

  • Partner dashboard: fix compatibility issue with multiple staffs feature for invoices list view and invoice generation
  • View=invoices search tools: fix different calendar field type and apply dynamic payment status list

Experience 1.5.2

  • Add new es-ES translation
  • Fix custom tab translation is broken in recent Falang release
  • Fix incorrect horizontal and vertical scroll bars in view=expreservations
  • Customer dashboard: view=myexperiences search tools should be closed by default
  • Partner dashboard: fix incorrect horizontal and vertical scroll bars

User 2.4.1

  • Improve Bootstrap 4 support

Feedback 1.1.5

  • Improve Bootstrap 4 support

Statistics 1.7.1

  • Improve support for Bootstrap 4

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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.

Revive – Brand new Joomla template powered by Helix Framework

As announced earlier, we are happy to welcome REVIVE, our brand new Joomla template powered by the Helix Ultimate framework. Live demo can be found here.

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 development and the new Joomla template

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.

All the things you need to make your work easier. Did you like Solidres?