Welcome to Solidres - A Complete Hotel Booking Solution for Joomla & WordPress

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

Useful links for you

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


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.

Joomla 2.5 will reach its end of life on Dec 31 2014

According to Joomla official website, Joomla 2.5 will reach its end of life on Dec 31, 2014, that means all Joomla 2.5 websites will not receive any updates including security updates. If your website still runs Joomla 2.5, make sure that you upgrade it as soon as possible. If you are planning to start a new Joomla site, make sure that you choose Joomla 3 to avoid unnecessary upgrade later.

You should be careful when choosing a 3rd extensions to install into your Joomla site, avoid all Joomla 2.5 compatible only extensions: there is no point to choose them, we’ve seen a lot of users who stuck with Joomla 2.5 because of some 3rd extension developers do not upgrade their extensions for Joomla 3.

Below is a nice tutorial which cover the process of upgrading from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3:


How to use two factor authentication in Joomla

One of the most exciting new features in the upcoming Joomla 3.2 is two factor authentication, when enabled this feature, beside the username you will be required to enter your password + a time based secret key (this key is changed every 30 seconds), that is the reason why it is called “two factor”. This feature enhances your website’s security because a single password is considered not security enough nowadays.

So how to get started with this feature?

First, let’s install Joomla 3.2 (at this moment it is in alpha stage), the download link is:


After install Joomla 3.2 alpha, go to Joomla back end log in page and you can see a new secret key field right below username and password fields. At this moment, this new field will not do anything, just leave it empty and log in with your username and password.

Login form

After logged in, go straight to menu Users – Users Manager and click on your username to edit, you will see a new tab named “Two Factor Authentication” which is where we configure the secret key, it is disabled by default and we need to select to begin configuring it. This tab contains setup information which is very clear and easy to follow, I used my Android phone (with Google Authenticator installed) to scan the existing barcode and done! The Google Authenticator app will show you a random key which will be changed after 30 seconds. You will need to enter that random key back to verify it (Hints: use the Google Authenticator’s time correction for codes feature to sync your phone time with the server if your random key can not be verified).

Now you can log out and try to log in again to see how it actually works for you.

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