10 Improvements and New Features in Joomla 3.6

Joomlashack logoJoomla 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.

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OSMap 4 is Easier to Use and 1,000% Faster

osmapWe're delighted to release OSMap version 4! This is the biggest change that we've ever made to OSMap. 

OSMap 4 has a vastly improved codebase and several important new features.

OSMap Free and OSMap Pro both have a more stable codebase and a better admin interface. OSMap Pro also now has a powerful caching feature to support medium and large sites.

Here's an overview of the key changes in OSMap 4 ...

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Techie, a Fresh and Corporate Joomla Template

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.

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We're Retiring Some Joomlashack Templates

Joomlashack logoEarlier 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.

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The Shack is Back! Here's Our 2016 Roadmap

The Shack is Back! Here is Our 2016 Roadmap 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Joomlashack extensions are getting updates again! All major bugs with Joomlashack extensions will be fixed very shortly.
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Updates and Bug-fixes for mid-May 2016

Updates and Bug-fixes for mid-May 2016

In the last few days, we've released new versions of all extensions.

One important change is that we don't support Joomla 2.5 anymore. These latest extension releases won't install in older Joomla versions and won't be seen by Joomla 2.5 users trying to update. Joomla 3 is the minimum requiremed version. If you still need a Joomla 2.5 version of extensions, please contact us.

Also, we've added support for Watchful, which allows you to manage many Joomla sites from one dashboard. Watchfull will soon add Alledia support. If you enter your Alledia Pro License Key into Watchful, you will be able update all Alledia Pro extensions.

In addiiton to those general changes for all extensions, here are some specific changes:

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