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 is primarily a maintenance release as it includes a variety of tweaks and bug fixes. We had to rename the shortcode class as this classname is a reasonably common classname among third party wordpress plugins and we wanted to avoid potential conflicts.
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.
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.
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.
Developed and maintained by Vince Wooll, 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. Between 2010 and 2018 he was an integral part of the project and made many significant contributions.
Whilst not formally part of the Jomres project, Rodrigo Rocco and Vince 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 Valentina Template Override Package.
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