We’ve spent the first 3 months of 2018 in the most energetic way, the big thanks to our users, you pushed us so hard with your valuable support, your endless feature requests and ideas for improvements and many bug reports. You always amazed us with many creative ways to use Solidres. You are the source of inspiration for our continuous development on Solidres. In this month we have made a big release with Solidres for Joomla 2.6.0 and release many new updates to Solidres modules/plugins/templates, we also released 03 new payment plugins for Experience (Authorize.net, Stripe and PayPal Pro). We are also working new Alipay payment plugin which should be released soon. Today we’ve just released 02 new WordPress themes (7Start and BlueBee) for our WordPress users, all of our Joomla templates are also updated to support latest Solidres releases.
For Experience users, we are working on an exciting new feature to allow booking per time slots (for tour/activity happens multiple times per day), each time slot is assigned a “resource” and they are used to check for availability of an experience. A “resource” could be used in different ways, for tourism industry a resource could be a tour guide, the actual definition of a resource dependent on your business type and we believe this new feature will expand a lot of possibilities to use Experience (appointment booking or facility booking as some examples).
Please check our blog regularly to get updated on our development, if you have any questions please make sure to let us know in forum, support ticket system or email us.
At Solidres, we’ve spent a lot of time to research and improve the overall booking UX, after successfully added 02 new layouts for accommodation booking about 1 year ago, now it is time for a change in Experience plugin. Our research found that users have different ways to interact with the accommodation and experience booking engine, that’s why we came up with different layouts for them right from the start, but of course there is still many rooms for improvement and in the below screenshot you can see the latest layout for experience booking. The new layout is optimized for responsive and removes most unnecessary spaces in your site, it also has a new simple slideshow at the top to show different picture about your experience item to attract your visitors. We also add wish list and social network sharing feature just like our Hub plugin (this feature is available for Hub subscribers).
The new layout will be available in next Experience release v1.0.0, please stay tuned!
Please welcome Sherry, our first brand new Joomla template for 2018, it is also the second Joomla template made for our Restaurant Management System (RMS) component. It has a clean and elegant looks, fully responsive and support our RMS component out of the box. With Sherry and Brandy, you will have fully functional and ready to use restaurant website with minimum efforts. Like Brandy, this template comes with the Photoshop design file, a HTML documentation, template installation package and quickstart package. All subscribers can get a 35% discount when purchasing the new Sherry template.
Date picker is one of the most important elements in Solidres. It is being used everywhere from front-end to back-end by end-users and administrators. In the upcoming Solidres for Joomla v2.6.0, we include a revamped date picker with a refreshed look and an ability to show unavailable dates right in the date picker (applied for tariff’s date picker). Combined with Flex Search plugin, Solidres now makes booking process a lot easier and more convenient for guests. Happy guests will lead to more booking for your business!