The problem today is that OTAs like Homeaway, Booking.com et al dominate the online travel landscape. This makes it much harder for small businesses that run their own booking portals or agencies to get much traction through the search engines. When one of our customers sets up a new site the hardest thing for them to do after setting it up is to raise awareness of their properties with search engines so our goal is to offer a searchable site that guests and search engines can use that will link guests to your sites through a reputable source.
This version addresses an issue created by Joomla 3.8 and a change they have made to their version class. If you are expecting to use 3.8.0+ with Jomres we ask that you upgrade Jomres (and it's plugins, where appropriate) first, then upgrade Joomla afterwards for the most seamless upgrade. If you upgraded Joomla first, then please use the install from web tab in Joomla to re-install Jomres. This should not affect your existing data, and it will just upgrade you to the latest version that is able to adjust to the new version class in Joomla.
As well as this change there are a handful of other tweaks and fixes.
One of my many jobs is to constantly review what we offer for sale to our users to ensure that our product is pitched right for them.
Up until now a license bought you access to all Jomres plugins. A consistent suggestion from users over the years, and one I've resisted for a long time, is to sell different licenses that offer different sets of plugins. I didn't really like the idea as it, in my opinion, introduced a level of complexity at the purchasing stage that I didn't really feel comfortable with and because the licensing software didn't support it at the time.
This version (9.9.10) is mainly a tweak and bugfix version, however it does add a few changes related to a new plugin that we will be introducing soon which offers some great new functionality for new sites.
There are lots of changes in this version, including some great new features.
First off, the image handling has been updated in a number of ways. Up until now images were found by a class file that scanned the relevant directories. In this version image details can be saved to the database -you're prompted to import images in the administrator control panel. This speeds up the image detection process a lot. Secondly, we've added support for Amazon S3 / Cloudfront so that you can choose to save images offsite altogether. This again improves performance and bandwidth usage of the site.
Jomres 9.9.8 is available and it brings a couple of significant improvements.
The first is regarding property approvals. A feature request asked that we make it possible for site admins to see which properties had completed their property setup and give some visual indication of that in the administrator area property list. This would prevent site administrators from needing to constantly check on the progress of properties that are slow to get setup.
Jomres is released under the GPL licenses. These licenses provide you, the user, with a wealth of freedoms.
Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.
Indeed, as the lead developer I encourage my users to take the code and make the changes they want so that their system works for them, the way they want it to.
No software will ever be perfect for everybody, therefore I strive to make it as flexible as possible for the vast majority of our users. The entire system is designed so that third party plugins can override sections of the code in an upgrade safe way and I'm always looking at ways that we can improve this ( for example, see Template Override Packages in v9.9 ).
It's been a few months since 9.8.28, and we can assure you it's been worth the wait.
There're a ton of changes in this version, a lot of files have been renamed, administrator menus restructured and all round juicy stuff done. If you have customised any Jomres files, I strongly advise that you test the update on a development server first as some of these changes might trip you up if you've been a bit wild with your file editors.
Developed and maintained by Vince Wooll and Aladar Barthi, *Jomres* was initially *conceived* in early 2005 as a Mambo based solution to a client’s hotel management needs. While it wasn't originally expected to be an online booking system it quickly morphed into one as users requested more and more features.
As the number of feature requests grew Vince knew that he would need to dedicate more time to the project and in July 2005 Jomres was formally released as a commercial project. Since then, Jomres has become one of *Mambo’s, and now Joomla’s,* longest running projects, having survived various versions of Mambo, then Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.
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