As you may be aware, after months of work our new Beds24 ( V2 ) plugin is almost ready, and I'd like to invite our users to help us in the testing process.
The Beds24 (channel manager) v2 plugin has been completely re-written to take advantage of new functionality in Jomres, most notably the REST API and Webhook features. If you´re not familiar with this new functionalty, don´t worry about it, most of it happens in the background however it provides us with significant performance and feature benefits.
If you are willing to help us test V2 of the plugin, there are a few things you need to know.
Jomres Core is Open Source software, it costs nothing to install it into an existing Joomla or Wordpress website and start using it, you do not need ioncube encoders to do this, so why do we say that sometimes you'll need ioncube encoders on your site?
Quick Development update before Christmas kicks in properly.
As you may know, we've been working on new API functionality this year. This feature allows Jomres to receive incoming requests from outside it's traditional browser based framework. Secondary to the API is the Webhook functionality, which allows Jomres to send information out to remote services. The two features go more or less hand-in-hand. Imagine one Jomres site being able to update another Jomres site, or the data that's shared between Jomres and a Channel Manager.
We already have the Beds24 Channel Manager plugin, but it's highly specific to Jomres <--> Beds24, so we've been working on building a more generic feature ( Webhooks ) that'll be able to transfer data to other services through what we're calling "Integrations".
Anyroad, you'll be pleased to know that the first iteration of the Webhook functionality is done. It still requires work, and the Integrations library will need work too, but it's a step further towards being feature complete.
We don't update them for every version as it's a huge job, so this is something that's done every few months.
In a departure from our normal process, all of the Quickstarts now come pre-installed with encoded versions of the plugins, instead of the unencoded ones.
This allows us to offer the Quickstarts to Trial users too. If you're a full license holder just enter a full license key in Site Configuration and in the plugin manager click the button marked "Reinstall all installed plugins" to get the unencoded versions of those files.
Hi and welcome to the Jomres end of year summary for 2016.
Every year I like to do a summary of changes of the previous 12 months that will be of interest to our users. This allows current users who may be considering upgrading their installations to decide if now’s the right time, and to give everybody some insight into what we’re planning for the year ahead. It’s also a good time to announce our traditional December discount code. Scroll to the bottom for that.
I've been writing and maintaining Jomres as a plugin for Joomla since 2005. Ever since then, especially around 2008-2009 when there were doubts as to the security of both Wordpress and Joomla, I've had plenty of people ask "Why is Jomres a plugin? It's big enough to be a standalone system". Indeed, it is and for a while I offered functionality in Jomres to make it standalone, but when in that format I felt that sites built with it lacked a certain something.
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. It has survived various versions of Mambo, then Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.
Aladar joined the project in 2010 after using Jomres for his own projects. He was active on the forum, helping other members of the community and eventually Vince invited him to join the team. He has since become an integral part of the project and has contributed significantly to it's development over the years.
Whilst not formally part of the Jomres project, Rodrigo Rocco and the team have become firm friends. Rod is a freelancer who specialises in doing custom work for Jomres users and developing custom plugins for the system that take advantage of it's modular design. He has built many useful extensions including his fabulous new Valentina Template Package.
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