It is a new feature for Hub plugin: Embedded Check Availability form. Now Hub owner can allow partner to embed a check availability form into partner’s external sites, the embedded form will forward all booking request to Hub site and forwarded guests will complete reservation in Hub site instead of partner’s external site. This is not only a great way to increase traffic and revenue for Hub site but also a convenient way for partner to have an internet booking engine integrated in their site.
This new Solidres for Joomla plugin automatically suggest alternative available dates for your guest if their searched dates are unavailable, it provides significant improvements for both owners and guests: owners have a greater opportunity to retain guests instead of losing them while guests can choose another dates to stay at their favorite accommodations instead of having to spend their valuable time to find another one.
In the initial release, when guest’s searched dates are not available, Flex Search will find other available dates by increase guest’s check in and decrease guest’s check out and record available dates to show in front end. In the plugin parameters, you can adjust how far Flex Search should search and what how many length of stay you want to show in front end. Note that this plugin does not perform an exhausted search because it’d affect your site performance. We will add more search strategy in subsequent releases.
We’d like to welcome Restaurant Management System (RMS) as a new member in our family, as the name says, this new extension provide a simple yet powerful solution for those who is looking for a solid and ready to use solution for both independent restaurant and hotel restaurant. We also developed a dedicated and exclusive Joomla template called Brandy which is highly optimized for RMS, this template comes with a quick start package which can help you to get your restaurant website started in several minutes with minimum configuration needed.
To celebrate the new family member, we’d like to give a 30% discount coupon for all users, you can use this coupon code to subscribe RMS and RMS Brandy Joomla Template: SOLIDRESRMS. This coupon code is valid from today until July 31 2017.
Solidres for Joomla v1.9.0 stable is now available for download. This release has many new features, improvements as well as bug fixes. In this release we have 01 new plugin (Housekeeping) and 01 new backend module (Statistics module) as well as updates to existings plugins/modules/templates (Adora, BlueBee, Emerald, Infinity, L’Amour, Luxuria, Orient), please check the change log below and the download page for more information:
Solidres for Joomla v1.9.0
Add 02 new layouts for Solidres single asset view in front end. Note: this new feature requires latest Solidres’s Joomla templates versions. If you are using Joomla templates from 3rd template providers, make sure that those templates are fully tested and compatible with Solidres v1.9.0.
Add diagonal line for check in and chek out with booking per night in front end availability calendar
Add new menu type for showing single room type in front end
Add ability to automatically detect when guest’s session in front end is going to be expired
Add no room type and no tariffs warning messages in backend
Add new modal windows for room type/coupon/extra
Add option to show/hide the room type’s More Info button
Add new form field type for Solidres Media Manager
Add ability to detect database issue and fix them.
Add ability to apply guest occupancy options into the selected room type form
Add ability to override language per asset category
Add submenu Config to Solidres menu in Joomla backend
Add ability to automatically change the reservation code after the reservation status is changed in reservation list
Add more than 100 currencies that can be installed via the sample data installation
Update the prices when guest select/deselect extra items
Add room type drop down to Check Availability module
Now reservation made from backend can process payment from plugins like Authorize.net
Fix payment cancel URL issue with SEF
Make field reservation asset in extra form a required field
The New Year is coming and we wish you a New Year as cheerful and happy as you are.
In the recent months, we’ve been working on many exiting new features for Solidres which will be available in the beginning of 2017. But let save that for 2017, let talk about our brand new Joomla extension: Speedy Translate.
As the name says, this is a dedicated Joomla extension with the ultimate goal to make translating work in Joomla easier and speedier. Our motivation to create this extension is from the fact that building a multilingual site in Joomla is somewhat a confusing and time consuming task, even for an experienced Joomla users, let alone new users. If you have built a multilingual site with Joomla, you will probably agree with us.
Speedy Translate will help you to translate static content and dynamic content in Joomla easier and speedier. For those who does not know about them, static content refers to all content in your Joomla site that are not stored inside your database but in your file system like language files while dynamic content is stored inside your database like your articles.
To translate static content, you will need to edit the language file in INI format (.ini). To translate dynamic content, with Joomla! there are two popular options:
Option 1: using the core Joomla multilingual feature by defining content’s associations. Now each content will be assigned a specific language and they are linked with each other via associations, let say you want to translate your article About us in English to Italian, Japanese and German, you will need to create 03 new articles for those languages and associate them with the original About us article, that means now you will have 04 articles for 04 languages. The advantage of this option is that it is built-in feature but it creates a lot of duplications.
Option 2: using a 3rd Joomla! extension called Falang. This extension takes a different approach and it only allows translate what need to be translate (configured via a file call Content Element), that means there will be less duplication and this is a recommended option.
There are two main hassles when building a multilingual site in Joomla!:
First, when user need to translate static content like a label, a button text, user has to figure out what INI language is storing it and where is the INI language file stored in the file system. Then user need to edit the INI language file manually, the whole process is not convenient at all. And that is what motivated us to create the feature INI TRANSLATE and the CONTEXT TRANSLATION which you can access above.
Second, when translating dynamic content, there is no User Interface that allows users to work on multiple languages concurrently. With Speedy Translate’s INLINE TRANSLATION, you will have that ability, it will save time and avoid confusion for users.
Those hassles will be no longer your issues anymore with Speedy Translate, check this page for more screenshot. We have a special 50% discount coupon SPEEDYTRANSLATE for all active Solidres subscribers when you subscribe Speedy Translate, it is valid from today until Jan 15 2017.
Enjoy a great holiday with your family and friends, see you again in 2017!