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Joomla 4 development and the new Joomla template

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.

Solidres for Joomla 2.10.0 released

Solidres for Joomla v2.10.0 is finally here, after many delays. We’d like to share more info about new features/bugs fixes and improvements in this release below:

Solidres for Joomla 2.10.0

  • Users cancel their reservation from tracking view without having an account
  • Move Pay Later and Bank Wire to dedicated payment plugins
  • Support Invisible Recaptcha
  • Now admin can export specific Solidres language files easily from Solidres System Info page
  • Add new property’s option: Force customer registration
  • Add Instagram, remove Tumblr and Foursquare
  • Update the state list
  • Update Russian translation
  • Improve Bootstrap 4 support
  • Improve PHP 7.4 support
  • Fix multiple issues regarding incorrect permission check for multiple staffs (Hub)
  • Fix broken card form validation when there is only 01 published payment option
  • Property partner field: only allow selecting users that belong to partner user group
  • Fix page scrolling issue in backend reservation form
  • Fix JS error: $.ui.isOverAxis() is not a function
  • Fix option “Show unavailable room types” does not work when Flex Search plugin is enabled
  • Reducing code duplicate and other improvements
  • Fix incorrect deposit amount calculation and show deposit amount in step 2
  • Amending reservation (made by quick booking or channel manager) will now keep the original prices instead of loading active prices

Hub plugin 1.10.2

  • Improve Bootstrap 4 support
  • Fix incorrect custom field loading in backend
  • Code improvements: reducing code duplicates
  • Fix installation error related to subscription form custom fields
  • Fix incorrect partner Id returned when partner’s property is unpublished
  • Fix incorrect error message when partner has no assigned properties/experiences
  • Partner dashboard: remove unused publish/unpublish button in reservation list view
  • Partner dashboard: Fix incorrect permission check for staffs while uploading and inserting media files

Experience plugin 1.5.0

  • Add embed code for search form
  • Support paying remaining balance like property’s
  • Add new options to show/hide front end fields like: Durations, From, To, Languages…
  • Add 02 new fields to guest info collection form: Nationality and Diet
  • Add translation support for custom tabs fields
  • Fix date picker “undefined” CSS class issue
  • Fix incorrect layout in partner dashboard for views: expextras and expcoupons
  • Fix HTTPS warning issue related to PayPal
  • Fix the date picker fields must follow Solidres Config for the number of months
  • Fix issue with duplicated IPN process for PayPal
  • Remove fully booked dates in modal date picker
  • Fix incorrect error code when saving is failed in partner dashboard when editing an experience item
  • Hub partner dashboard reservations list: fix Export to CSV and Export Guests buttons issues and hide customer edit icon

Experience Search module 0.6.1

  • Fix issue with currency exchange for option Search by price range

Experience Invoice plugin 0.8.1

  • Fix invoice file does not apply font setting

Experience Filter module 0.4.0

  • Add new option to filter by countries

Advanced Extra plugin 0.7.0

  • New feature to specify available dates for extras items
  • Fix typo in charge type

Offline plugin 0.9.2

  • Fix multiple default values for field type=”list”
  • Use the core’s card form

Invoice plugin 1.3.2

  • Add language override support for invoice generation

Square payment plugin 0.1.0

  • Initial development for Square payment plugin

Feedback module 0.6.2

  • Only show published feedback items in front end

Statistics plugin 1.7.0

  • Quick booking form: split the cost for each reserved rooms
  • Improve support for Bootstrap 4
  • Fix incorrect partner Id when partner’s property is unpublished

eWay payment plugin 0.4.0

  • Support new client side encryption

Authorize.net payment plugin 0.6.2

  • Use the core’s card form
  • Fix incorrect decimal number for the pay amount
  • Fix SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain

Custom Field plugin 1.1.2

  • Fix missing Custom Fields menu when both Subscription and Commission feature are enabled
  • Fix popover showing in front end which is hard to read in mobile devices
  • Add Falang context for room’s custom fields filtering

User plugin 2.4.0

  • Make custom fields optional in backend so that admin doesn’t have to always fill them
  • Property partner’s field: now only possible to choose users who belong to partner user groups
  • Fix AJAX conflicts with Joomla Privacy Consent plugin in the user profile page

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Update notes

  • Check our documentation for more details about upgrade notes
  • Make sure that you install Dompdf plugin as it is required for all PDF functionality since v2.8.0. Old Tcpdf is unsupported now.

Takeaway order is now available for our RMS component

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.

You can review the new RMS component in our demo sites: Brandy, Sherry or Porta (RMS version).

You can also subscribe or renew your RMS subscription here.

Templates and quickstart packages updates

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.

Stay safe, stay well!

Speedy Translate 1.9.0 (Beta) is now available

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.

Stay safe, stay well!

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