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Solidres v0.9.0 development updates – May 2015

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May has come and we’d like to share some latest development news:

Solidres for Joomla v0.9.0 development is going well with many bug fixes and new features implemented, the highlights are:

  • Reservation creation for staffs: before v0.9.0, reservation can only be made in front end. This new feature will allows reservation to be created by back end staff or front end partners (Hub plugin), it will be very handy when you need to record reservation over phones or direct reservation or reservation via other booking sources.
  • Editable asset’s coordinates: before v0.9.0, coordinates will be automatically generated in the background using Google Maps Geocoding service, but sometimes coordinates generated this way is not correct and we need to manually adjust them. Since v0.9.0 we add an UI that allow you to manually choosing coordinates by dragging map marker on a real Google Maps, it is very handy and ensure 100% accuracy.
  • Booking per night or per day: Solidres was built to support hotel booking, that’s why Solidres support booking per night out of the box. Since v0.9.0 we add a new field in asset to allow configure whether an asset is for booking per night or per day.
  • Add plugin event onSolidresTariffAfterCompute: this will allow you to write plugin which modify the computed tariff programmatically, it is useful when you want to change the tariff’s result the way you want without having to edit Solidres core files. With this change we also develop a simple plg_solidres_sample plugin to demonstrate this ability so that you can use it as an example to develop your own.
  • Add plugin event onSolidresAssetViewLoad: the initial idea is from this topic when fabrikastyle implemented mod_sr_last_visited. We have to give a big thank to fabrikastyle for the contribution and sharing effort. Base on that we developed mod_sr_myrecentsearches which offer the same functionality but following Solidres coding standard, this module will be released when v0.9.0 get stable.
  • And more which will be disclosed in the stable release change log.

About Solidres for WordPress, we are are working to keep it up to date with Solidres for Joomla v0.8.0 (or event v0.9.0 if time allows).

We will release Solidres for Joomla v0.9.0 Beta for all subscribers in the next several days to get feedback so that we can fine tune it for stable release. Please stay tuned and check back often for more news.

Solidres v0.9.0 development updates

March has been an exciting month for us, so far we have released Solidres for Joomla v0.8.1 and the initial public Solidres for WordPress v0.1.0 Beta 1. At this moment we are focusing on the upcoming Solidres for Joomla v0.9.0, this release will highlight 2 long awaited features:

  • Backend reservation creation for hotel staff
  • Feedback plugin

Along side with them, there will be improvements and bug fixes as well as other new features. This version is targeted for April release, but the plan could be changed if it need more time to be fine-tuned. Please stay tuned for more news.

Solidres for WordPress v0.1.0 BETA 1 is released

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Since our announcement in Sep 2014, we have worked very hard to develop Solidres for WordPress and now it is time for the first public release. You can download it in our Downloads section or see the demo.

The features set of Solidres for WordPress v0.1.0 BETA 1 is almost the same with Solidres for Joomla v0.7.2. We are still working to keep it up to date with Solidres for Joomla v0.8.1. This release is considered as BETA, therefore it should be used for testing purpose only. We are also working to bring commercial features to WordPress as well, please stay tuned.

Below is a quick installation procedure:

  • Download Solidres_Wordpress_Full_Package_0.1.0_BETA_1.zip
  • Install it like a normal WordPress plugin
  • Go to menu Systems – Install sample data to get some data ready for testing
  • Create 02 WordPress pages:
    • The first page should have the same slug with your asset’s alias.
    • The second page will be served as a “Reservation completed” page.
  • Go to menu Systems – Settings – Pages and select the first page for field “Single asset”, then select the second page for field “Reservation completed”.
  • Go to menu Settings – Permalinks and choose a setting which is different than the default one.
  • Go to Appearance – Menus and insert the first page into your WordPress menu.

Until the stable release, we still have a lot of works to do. If you found any issues, let us know by posting in our forum.

Solidres 0.8.1 is available

We are glad to announce the availability of Solidres v0.8.1 Stable as well as updates to some commercials plugins and templates. More details can be found below:

Solidres v0.8.1
  • Fix Statistics JS file loaded unnecessarily in front end
  • Can not save asset without tax
  • Add missing semicolon in sql update files
  • Fix PHP notice messages related to FB Open Graph
  • Add missing icon for zero star rating
  • Fix delete procedure between room and limit booking
  • Fix tariff crossing for tariff per person
  • Fix translation in country edit and add new screen
  • Update translation for ru-RU
  • Fix incorrect order of postcode and city name
  • Remove min/max nights limit in tariffs crossing.
  • Fix number of children max quantity in mod_sr_checkavailability
  • Fix theme can not be saved in Asset.
  • Update Greek translation and add German/Greek/Cyprus states into sample data.
  • Add French and German translation.
Hub plugin v0.3.1
  • Fix crash in IE11
  • Fix incorrect links to edit reservation form in front end statistics dashboard
  • Show map in modal window instead of new page.
Complex Tariff plugin v0.4.1
  • Fix tariff cloning issue
  • Make field “Limit checkin to” as required
Statistics plugin v0.3.2
  • Fix broken method getCurrencyCode() (since v0.3.0)
Users plugin v0.9.1
  • Remove incorrect dashboard navigation bar when edit reservation in front end.
  • Fix issue when guest should see the reservation they made while registered account.
Advanced Search module v0.3.1
  • Fix incorrect HTML output for room quantity
Luxuria template v2.0.1
  • Update template to support Solidres v0.8.1 and new commercial plugins.
  • Update quickstart packages to Joomla 3.4 and Solidres 0.8.1
Bluebee template v3.0.1
  • Update template to support Solidres v0.8.1 and new commercial plugins.
  • Update quickstart packages to Joomla 3.4 and Solidres 0.8.1

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Update notes

  • Backup your website (files + database).
  • Download 0.8.1 and install using Joomla Extension Installer, it will automatically update your current version. Or you can update using the built-in Joomla Updater.
  • If you are subscribers, please make sure all plugins/modules are re-installed for best compatibility with new version.
  • If you are using a 3rd templates that have override files for Solidres, make sure they are compatible with new version.

Joomla 3.4 is here

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Joomla 3.4 stable is finally available and Solidres is fully compatible with it. All Joomla users are recommended to upgrade as soon as possible. If you are using Joomla previous version of Joomla 3.x, doing upgrade is very easy with one-click upgrade. If you are still using Joomla 2.5, you should consider upgrade to Joomla 3 as soon as possible.

We are in the process of finalizing Solidres v0.8.1 as well as releasing new updates for commercial plugins, we also re-package our template quickstarts to newest version of Solidres and Joomla, please stay tuned for more news.

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