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Solidres 0.6.0 released

After 4 months of hard working, we are glad to announce that Solidres 0.6.0 is now available for download, this is a latest stable version of Solidres which contains many news features, bug fixes and improvements. A large section of Solidres code base has been re-factored to make it cleaner, simpler and faster. A full change log of Solidres 0.6.0 can be found below:

New features

  • Add infrastructure to support multiple assets via Hub plugin.
  • New menu type to select specific reservation asset.
  • Add loading indicator for Media Manager.
  • Allow HTML in custom fields.
  • Add new system page in back end for quickly observe Solidres information and Solidres’s plugins/modules status.
  • Add ability to re-ordering in the backend by drag and drop.
  • Add new option to show room’s price with/without tax.
  • Add new option to specify number of months to be shown in date picker (this is good for mobile to only show about 1 or 2 months in date picker)
  • Add confirmation dialog for Install Sample Data screen.
  • Add module class suffix for modules.
  • Add option to configure the start day of week.
  • Support deposit.
  • Add tax option for Extras.
  • Add option to show/hide child and smoking option.
  • Add tax option for asset.
  • Support deposit.
  • Replace current update feature with Joomla core update feature.


  • Speed improvements: duplicate queries and memory usage are reduced significantly especially for large site with lot of assets.
  • Clean up unused Solidres’s configuration options. Use Joomla com_media’s parameters for Solidres’s Media Manager.
  • Replace change booking modal form with inline form for better mobile/small screen user experience.
  • Clean up unused Solidres’s configuration options. Use Joomla com_media’s parameters for Solidres’s Media Manager.
  • Clean up unused Solidres’s configuration options. Use Joomla com_media’s parameters for Solidres’s Media Manager.
  • Several 3rd libraries updates.

Bug fixes

  • Tariff break down only shows 7 days.
  • February missed in Availability Calendar.
  • Delete all related invoices before deleting a reservation.
  • Smoking options show incorrectly.
  • Extras and rooms are not deleted cleanly.
  • Fix rare routing issue in some server’s configuration.
  • Fix issue with incorrect customer group handling.
  • Extras (per booking) should not be shown in room type edit screen.
  • Geocoding only run one time only.
  • Reservation can still proceed with incorrect children ages.
  • Various small fixes regarding translation issues.
  • We are going to release Hub plugin (and it’s associated modules) within the next days. Hub plugin will require a new subscription level therefore this is your very good chance to subscribe and get the Hub plugin before a new subscription level is published.
  • PostgreSQL support is dropped from 0.6.0. If you need PostgreSQL support (or other DBMS), you can request a custom development service.

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Update notes

  • Backup your website (files + database).
  • Make sure you are using Solidres 0.5.4. If not, you need to update your Solidres to 0.5.4 first.
  • Download 0.6.0 and install using Joomla Extension Installer, it will automatically update your 0.5.4.
  • If you are subscribers, make sure all plugins/modules are compatible with 0.6.0 by installing latest versions of them.
  • If you have old menu of the old type (showing default asset), you will need to edit that menu item and select the new menu type, then select specific asset for that menu item.
  • If you use Complex Tariff plugin, there will be a new notice message in tab Complex Tariff, when you have Complex Tariff plugin installed and enabled, Solidres will only use it to search for room’s rates, therefore please make sure that you have enough tariffs to cover all possible dates.

Cielo payment plugin for Solidres is released

We are glad to announce the release of new Cielo payment plugin for Solidres, this plugin provides integration between Solidres and Cielo payment gateway, features are:

  • Supported capture mode: Authorization and capture, Authorization only.
  • Supported authorization mode: Do not authorize (only authenticate), Authorize only if authenticated, Authorize transaction authenticated and not authenticated, Authorize direct.
  • Support language for Cielo’s buy page: Portuguese, English, Spanish.
  • Support sandbox mode for testing purpose.

All Solidres’s subscribers can download this plugin from our Download section.

Solidres 0.6.0 and Hub plugin EAP 06012014

We are welcoming a great 2014 by releasing a next round of updates for both Solidres Core 0.6.0 and the Hub plugin. Change log from the previous EAP can be found right below:

  • Add an option to show room’s price with/without tax.
  • Improve user experience in mobile/small screen devices
  • Add an option to specify number of months to be shown in date picker
  • Clean up unused Solidres options (most of them are for the media manager which is now use options from component Media of Joomla)
  • Fix a rare routing issues in some server’s configuration.
  • Fix issue with incorrect customer group handling.
  • Add ability to create a new menu item to show all reservation assets from a specific location or category (or from multiple categories).
  • Add a confirmation dialog for Install Sample Data screen.
  • And other minors improvements for UI and languages.

Quick notes

  • Solidres Core 0.6.0 will be released for public download after we finish our EAP and at this moment there is no specific ending date for this EAP yet.
  • Solidres 0.6.0 and the new Hub plugin should not be used in live website. Please make a backup of your website first before install development version 0.6.0.
  • All current subscribers can download new Solidres 0.6.0 and the Hub plugin from the dedicated forum for subscriber.

Solidres 0.6.0 and Hub plugin EAP

Solidres 0.6.0 and Hub plugin EAP
We are glad to announce the Early Access Program (EAP) for Solidres Core 0.6.0 and the initial release of Hub plugin. We’ve worked very hard recent months to improve the overall code base to make it run faster, lighter and more solid, in addition one of the most requested feature is the ability to serve as a booking portal (multi assets) has been implemented and named Hub. If you are a current subscriber, you can download and try the new Solidres Core with Hub plugin from your dedicated forum section, if you are not a subscriber, sign up now and help us to build your desired system. We’d love to receive your feedback in order to improve and finalize it.

Introducing BlueBee, second dedicated Joomla template for Solidres

We are happy to introduce BlueBee which joins 7Start to become the second member of Solidres Joomla template family. Existing subscribers can download this template from our download section or become a Solidres subscriber now to begin downloading it and other cool features. The whole template package includes a quickstart package, PSD layered design file, documentation in HTML format, utility extensions like map module, room types module, slideshow module and an installation package of the template itself in case you want to install it manually.

Blue Bee Features

  • 3 predefined color schemes
  • Responsive layout
  • Off canvas menu
  • 3 columns layout (left, center, right)
  • 23 Module positions, all module positions are fully collapsible
  • Social icons with FontAwesome
  • All features of Warp framework
  • Built with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Bootstrap version: 2.3.0
  • Built-in CSS and Javascript Compression

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