JoomlaWorks Blog

JoomlaWorks is developing and supporting some of the most respected and popular extensions in the Joomla! community, including the groundbreaking K2, AllVideos, Simple Image Gallery and Frontpage Slideshow. Since 2006 we have developed more than 26 extensions for the Joomla! CMS, all of which have been used in hundreds of thousands of Joomla! sites across the world. Late 2010, our extensions had been downloaded more that 4 million times, out of which AllVideos and Simple Image Gallery had more than 1.5 million downloads each and K2 more than 350,000! Innovation and the open source philosophy are the two things that motivate us!
  1. New milestone for K2 translations & an important message to the translation teams!

    Wow! K2 translations have reached a new milestone! There are now 89 active language teams (out of 114 in total) with 849 active translators (out of 964 registered). As we are nearing the launch of K2 v2.10, translation teams have also started wrapping up incoming changes to the K2 language files and we are seeing increased activity across the board. So a big thank you to all K2 translators for their hard work!

     

    This is obviously an incredible milestone for K2 (as it's probably the most translated Joomla project - heck, it even has more language teams than Joomla's 75!), especially now that the project is nearing 10 years of life!

     

    A message to the K2 translators

    We recently had reports from K2 users in the forum that some language packs failed to work as expected. Initially we thought it was a zip packaging issue between Transifex and getk2.org but since any such issues were known to be corrected on Transifex's side (availability issues primarily), eventually we found what the actual problem was, which also explained why some language strings would appear translated while others didn't.

    The problem is that some language packs, especially the oldest ones and as such the most popular ones, continued to use the "_QQ_" identifier as a way to insert double quotes in translated strings. This identifier was introduced way back in Joomla 1.6 as a weird way of having double quotes within translated strings (don't ask...), however it was removed with the release of Joomla 3.9 and as such causes language files that still reference this identifier to not load at all.

    So I kindly ask all K2 translators that they review their translations for this identifier and replace any "_QQ_" and \\"_QQ_" instances with either a single quote (') or an escaped double quote (\"). The single quote option is obviously the easiest and cleanest to be honest.

    A related announcement has already been sent through Transifex to all contributors as well.

    The K2 team is preparing for version 2.10 to be launched within February and there are already some minor fixes/cleanups and improvements compared to v2.9.0. The plan is to go from v2.10 to v2.11 (tops) and then switch to v3.0 with a revamped codebase that is based on the Joomla v3.x (and the upcoming v4) API, with any legacy code entirely removed and -most importantly- the language files consolidated to just 2 files: one for the frontend and one for the backend. This will also make managing the translations a lot easier on the long term.

    If you have any feedback or comments, feel free to reply back or (even better) post to the K2 forum at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/forum/k2

    If you wish to join one of the language teams, have a look here please: https://www.transifex.com/joomlaworks/k2/

    For users that wish to download a translation pack for K2, please visit the K2 Translations page here: https://getk2.org/extend/translations

     

  2. Simple Image Gallery Pro v3.6.4 released

    Simple Image Gallery Pro v3.6.4 has just been released. This is both a bugfix and feature-improvement release.

    Here's what's been added or changed in Simple Image Gallery Pro with the release of v3.6.4:

    • New galleries added directly via the gallery form will not enforce the label/caption default text. Instead we now utilize placeholders for the input fields related to the title and description.
    • Improve the K2 "add new gallery" modal in the component's backend by utilizing the new multi-context modal in K2. Requires K2 v2.8.0 or newer.
    • Updated the editor-xtd button URL (that's the button that appears in the Joomla WYSIWYG editor - e.g. TinyMCE, JCE etc.) to always be relative to the site's root. So if any users noticed that initiating the SIGPro modal through that button in frontend editing was not working, this release now addresses this issue.
    • Fixed JS and styling (CSS) issues for the component backend in Joomla 1.5.
    • Mootools will not longer be called in Joomla 3.x. This was previously done to ensure no conflicts with jQuery would arise.
    • Fixed Fancybox CSS oveflow bug for the modal caption.
    • The dollar sign ($) no longer requires escaping in the popup/modal description.

    If you are using Joomla v3.8.8+ and K2 v2.9.0+ we highly recommend you update to this newest version for better compatibility.

     

    DEMO

    The JoomlaWorks demo site has been updated to the latest Simple Image Gallery Pro release. See here https://demo.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery-pro.

     

    DOWNLOAD

    If you have an active Simple Image Gallery Pro membership, just head over to the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/members and grab your copy from your "Subscriptions" page.

    Or purchase this latest release from just 19.90 EUR. More info at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/extensions/commercial/simple-image-gallery-pro

     

    UPGRADING

    Just upload the new version and it will overwrite the old one.

    For more help, please visit the updated documentation page for the extension at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/support/docs/simple-image-gallery-pro

    For support questions please use our Ticket Support System inside the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/dashboard (active product membership required).

  3. Simple RSS Feed Reader v3.7.0 released

    Today we're releasing v3.7.0 of Simple RSS Feed Reader, one of the most popular feed reader modules in the Joomla community.

    Here's what's added or changed in Simple RSS Feed Reader with the release of v3.7.0:

    • Better filtering for imported links
    • Update JoomlaWorks reference URLs

    This release marks more than 12 years of life for this module as it was first uploaded in our site and on the Joomla Extensions Directory on Jan 2007!

    Simple RSS Feed Reader is fully compatible with Joomla 3.x & PHP versions from 5.5 to 7.2 (less than 5.5 was not tested). It should work on Joomla 2.5 as well, but again, we haven't thoroughly tested it as that Joomla version is marked end-of-life.

    DOWNLOAD

    You can download this version by visiting the product's page at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/extensions/free/simple-rss-feed-reader

    UPGRADING

    Simply install on top of any other 3.x release. The update will also appear in the Joomla extension updater (for Joomla v2.5 or newer).

    DEMO

    You can see a demo of the extension at: https://demo.joomlaworks.net and https://demo2.joomlaworks.net (right column on both sites)

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    Simple Image Gallery Pro v3.6.3 has just been released. This is a bugfix release addressing a JS issue when using Simple Image Gallery Pro in K2 frontend editing.

    Here's what's been added or changed in Simple Image Gallery Pro with the release of v3.6.3:

    • Fixed JS issue that prevented control buttons (add images, save etc.) from working, when using Simple Image Gallery Pro from the K2 item edit form in the frontend.

    If you are using Joomla v3.8.8+ and K2 v2.9.0+ we highly recommend you update to this newest version for better compatibility.

     

    DEMO

    The JoomlaWorks demo site has been updated to the latest Simple Image Gallery Pro release. See here https://demo.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery-pro.

     

    DOWNLOAD

    If you have an active Simple Image Gallery Pro membership, just head over to the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/members and grab your copy from your "Subscriptions" page.

    Or purchase this latest release from just 19.90 EUR. More info at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/extensions/commercial/simple-image-gallery-pro

     

    UPGRADING

    Just upload the new version and it will overwrite the old one.

    For more help, please visit the updated documentation page for the extension at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/support/docs/simple-image-gallery-pro

    For support questions please use our Ticket Support System inside the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/dashboard (active product membership required).

  5. Simple Image Gallery Pro v3.6.2 released

    Simple Image Gallery Pro v3.6.2 has just been released. This new version primarily resolves a regular expression based bug that was introduced in v3.6.1.

    Here's what's been added or changed in Simple Image Gallery Pro with the release of v3.6.2:

    • Fixed regular expression bug that caused image galleries nested in folders within the root gallery folder not to open for editing in the backend (e.g. /images/galleries/subfolder1/subfolder2/). If you have v3.6.1 installed please upgrade to v3.6.2 to resolve this issue.
    • The "Custom Gallery Settings" styling in the insertion modal has been updated (emphasized).
    • Added better MIME detection for the Media Manager.
    • Moved all static assets (CSS, JS and images) into /media/jw_sigpro/assets/ so that sites which block access to the /administrator folder in Joomla with an HTTP password prompt load up these assets just fine when the extension is used in frontend editing.
    • Increased the default cache expiration time to 12 hours (from 2).
    • Removed empty language files, cleaned up/updated language strings.
    • Lots of minor CSS and JS improvements in the backend for a smoother/faster user experience.

    If you are using Joomla v3.8.8+ and K2 v2.9.0+ we highly recommend you update to this newest version for better compatibility.

    DEMO

    The JoomlaWorks demo site has been updated to the latest Simple Image Gallery Pro release. See here https://demo.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery-pro.

    DOWNLOAD

    If you have an active Simple Image Gallery Pro membership, just head over to the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/members and grab your copy from your "Subscriptions" page.

    Or purchase this latest release from just 19.90 EUR. More info at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/extensions/commercial/simple-image-gallery-pro

    UPGRADING

    Just upload the new version and it will overwrite the old one.

    For more help, please visit the updated documentation page for the extension at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/support/docs/simple-image-gallery-pro

    For support questions please use our Ticket Support System inside the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/dashboard (active product membership required).

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