Joomla 3.6 is now available and you can update your sites.
When Joomla 3.6 was originally announced, it was meant to be a transitional release.
The Joomla team originally planned for this update to be called 3.5.2, with only a few minor fixes.
However, several new features were added. So, following Joomla’s versioning policy, the correct version number became Joomla 3.6.
This isn't a blockbuster release, unlike Joomla 3.7 which may have several major new features. However, there are some nice changes. Here's an overview of 10 useful improvements that you'll find in Joomla 3.6.
We're continuing to modernize our older templates.
Today, we bring you an update for the Techie template.
This new version has numerous design improvements, including changes to make the text easier to read. The template also now uses the latest version of the Wright Framework.
Two weeks ago, we launched Clementine a beautiful new template.
Today, we bring you an update on the beloved Vintage Template.
The original Vintage template was launched in 2007 and became an instant bestseller. We believe that web design clients loved it's classic aesthetic.
Earlier this week, we published our roadmap for Joomlashack.
One of the key points on the roadmap was this:
"We're going to focus. During the last 11 years, Joomlashack has released over 100 templates. That's just too many to keep updated and supported. Over the next few weeks, we're going to retire some older templates, particular those that are only available for Joomla 1.5 or 2.5. All future releases will be for Joomla 3 only."
So, today we're releasing more details around that decision.
About one month ago, we welcomed Joomlashack into our larger OSTraining team.
Since then we've been hard at work creating a roadmap for Joomlashack. Here are the 7 major items on our roadmap for the next few weeks:
- Joomlashack is releasing templates again! This week, we released Clementine. In the next couple of weeks, we'll release a new and responsive version of Vintage. We also have a 100% new design in progress. Stay tuned for major improvements to our selection of Joomla templates.
- Joomlashack extensions are getting updates again! All major bugs with Joomlashack extensions will be fixed very shortly.
Meet Clementine, our versatile new template
Clementine is a responsive template with a bright and airy design. Clementine will communicate your ideas cleanly and beautifully.
Clementine comes with 7 color themes in strong and vivid palettes. You can choose between 17 different module positions to give your site a sleek and modern design.
Joomlashack is now part of OSTraining
As you may know, Joomlashack University became powered by OSTraining in 2013. Since then, Eddie (the CEO of Joomlashack) and I have continued to collaborate on a number of ventures and companies.
Eddie, who has become an integral part of the OSTraining team, asked me to help him with Joomlashack. He wanted Joomlashack to move forward more quickly and with more resources.
Enter the OSTraining team of developers, designers, and support staff …
We have taken over Joomlashack’s template and extension development projects. We'll strive to increase product launches, as we bring the company's technological excellence on par with the high standards we have at OSTraining and Alledia.
Joomla! just released their last beta release 3.5.1. We will need to wait a little longer for the stable version.
For those of you keeping your sites up to date, this new release will be a common procedure. However, if you have not been updating your Joomla site, findings reveal the need to upgrade/migrate to the latest stable version. Doing this will eliminate risks from vulnerabilities possibly found in old versions.
Please, don't become part of the statistics.
Why migrate your site?
We cannot explain this better than the good folks from Joomla.org. Read their reasons HERE. In short: you NEED to upgrade your site!
Keenly - A New Intense and Distinctive Template
Keenly was crafted to be a multipurpose template with a distinctive and timeless look. Fully responsive, you don't have to worry what platform it will be viewed in - tablet, smartphone, notebook or desktop. Keenly will communicate your ideas cleanly and beautifully.
6 Color Options & 16 module positions
Keenly comes with 6 color themes in intense and high vivid tones. The versatility Keenly will give to any web developer will let them choose between 16 different module positions that easy lets your website with a trendy new look.
Easy Setup: a Quicklauncher with ALL the Demo Content
With Joomlashack's Quicklauncher, you can download and install Keenly as a Joomla installation with the template and content pre-configured as it looks and works on our demo*.
* Note: The quicklauncher was not designed to aid with updating existing sites. It is only suitable for new installations.