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.
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:
Today is a day that has been coming for a long time. We are saying goodbye to Joomla 2.5.
Joomla 2.5 reached end-of-life in December 2014. The JED removed Joomla 2.5 listings in June 2015. Now, in May 2016, it is time for us to move on.
We have hung on for longer than many other extension developers, but after this week we will not support Joomla 2.5.
If you are using our extensions on a Joomla 2.5 site, they will continue to work. However, we will not fix bugs and you will no longer see new updates.
Onward, with Joomla 3!
JoomlaWorks is one of the oldest and most respected teams in Joomla.
They’ve developed K2, AllVideos, Frontpage Slideshow and many other popular Joomla extensions.
Today, I’m delighted to say that Alledia is taking over the maintenance and development of Tabs & Sliders, one of the most popular JoomlaWorks extensions.
Tabs & Sliders has been downloaded over 1 million times, has over 100 reviews on the Joomla Extensions Directory and has a rating of almost 100%.
You’re going to love Tabs & Sliders :)
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.
This week we released new versions of several Alledia extensions.
The major new feature we added was integration between OSDownloads and MailChimp groups. This allows you to send a targeted series of emails after someone has downloaded a particular file.
Today, Joomla loves Google!
We've launched a new version of OSEmbed Pro that allows you to embed anything from Google using just a URL.
You can easily embed Google Maps, Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets and Drawings in Joomla.
This week we released a new round of updates for some of our extensions, focusing on bug fixes. Here are more details: