Joomla 4, the next big thing, has reached the BETA 2 version recently. We are working very hard to make sure that Solidres and Joomla 4 is continuing to be the great combination like we were with Joomla 3, or even greater.
One of the Joomla 4 biggest features is the adoption of Bootstrap 4, we hope it can end the Bootstrap version chaos at this moment when we have to support Bootstrap 2, 3 and 4 at the same time. Supporting multiple Bootstrap versions is a nightmare for developers like us, we made a lot of progress but it is never perfect.
We also have great news for our users: we are working on a brand new Joomla template built on Helix Ultimate framework. It should be released soon and it will be available as a separated purchase, please check our blog regularly to get notified about new template release.
We’d like to announce the new version 1.3.0 of our component RMS (Restaurant Management System) is now available for all active RMS subscribers. This version includes the new takeaway feature, in backend staffs can add a variety of options (each option could be free or with an extra cost) for a menu item and then in front end guest can order their menu items by selecting their favorite menu items, customize their options and submit the order.
We’ve just finished updating all templates and quickstart packages to support latest Solidres and Joomla versions. All active Joomla BUNDLE+ subscribers can download new template versions and quickstart packages from menu Download > Show all downloads.
First of all, on the behalf of Solidres Team, we hope that all Solidres users and your families are still safe during this Covid outbreak. We are suffering too and we hope this situation will be improved as soon as possible, all together.
Speedy Translate 1.9.0 (Beta) is now available, this release marks a very important milestone for this product with the following big features and improvements, please read more info below, but please bear in mind that this is just a first BETA release, it is not yet ready, bugs are expected, you should only use it for previewing/testing purposes.
The new SPEEDY translation engine
In the past, Speedy Translate relies on either Joomla Multilingual Association or Falang to provide the multilingual capacity, but since v1.9.0 we now have our own SPEEDY translation engine which is developed from scratch with many improvements:
Multiple DBMS supports: MySQL (both MySQLi and MySQL PDO), PostgresSQL.
Composite keys support: now it is possible to translate Joomla Custom Fields values (Falang can not do that).
3rd Joomla extensions support: at this moment we support Joomla core components, Solidres, Hikashop, J2Store, JEvents, Creative Contact Form, K2
Dedicated translations view so that you can check all translations in a single place.
Falang data migration tool
This tool makes it easier to migrate your Falang translations to Speedy Translate if you want to use the new SPEEDY translation engine.
Google Translate integration
Google Translate is now supported as an automatic translation service provider in addition to the current Yandex Translate option.
Testing and feedback are very welcome at this stage, please let us know what do you think via our support ticket system or forum.