The Joomla! OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 3.12.5. This is a sixth release for the 3.12.x series of OS Property with new improvement and addresses issues introduced in previous versions.
1. Remove inline styles (CSS elements)
From this version, we remove almost Inline style at front-end of OS Property component. They will be replaced by CSS classes. As normal, the CSS classes are defined in stylesheet file: root > components > com_osproperty > style > frontend_style.css
2. Improve Request More Details form
From this version, we add one more Request option in Request more details form, it is suitable with For Rent or For Lease properties. When user select this option, they will able to enter Check-in, Check-out dates with number guests they want to rent your property. As normal, the Request more details email will be sent to owner of property (and administrator as configured)
Beside it, we also improve the Setting for Request more details form, from this OS Property version, you will able to select what options are shown in drop down select list Subject in Request more details form.
3. Advanced search overridden
A lot customers complained us about they must re-modify the Advanced Search form after installing newer OS Property version. So, we decided to build the Advanced search form as a layout of OS Property extension. The Advanced search layout file is placed in: root > components > com_osproperty > helpers > layouts > advsearchform.php. Based on it, you will able to override layout in your Joomla template by copying file: advsearchform.php and place it in root > templates > your_using_template > html > com_osproperty > layouts directory. Thus, your Advanced search layout won't be overridden when you install newer OS Property version.
4. Other items
Notice: There are many changes from OS Property 3.12.4 to 3.12.5, so we encourage you to download latest OS Property version to get new improvement.
The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 3.12.4. This is a fifth release for the 3.12.x series of OS Property with new improvement and addresses issues introduced in previous versions.
1. Improve Review & Rating function
From version 3.14.4, we improved the Review & Rating feature for OS Property, with each review, customers can rate for property based on four criteria:
You can use Translation tool at Backend of OS Property to change Review criteria.
2. Company & Agent registration forms
In previous versions, the Company & Agent registration forms, we only provide Joomla registration fields for user who haven't registered (through Joomla registration), it can be misleading to people who are already members of your site but haven't logged in. From this version, we add Login form in Company & Agent registration forms to allow registered (but non logged) user can login before filling Company & Agent Information data.
Company registration form
Agent registration form
3. OS Property installation completed layout
This is OS Property package installation completed layout from OS Property 3.14.4
4. Other bugs fixed
Notice: There are many changes from OS Property 3.12.3 to 3.12.4, so we encourage you to download latest OS Property version to get new improvement.
The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 3.12.2. This is a third release for the 3.12.x series of OS Property with new improvement and addresses issues introduced in previous versions.
1. Grab Images
This tool allows administrator/ user to grab photos (of properties) from specific website url. In case you want to get pictures of property from specific link. You just need to enter that link to the tool Grab Images of OS Property and wait it to retrieve available pictures from that link. After that, you just need to select any pictures that you want to add for the property. This is simple way to import pictures for your property. Let try and experience this unique feature.
Step 1: Enter the website url and click on button Grab images. Then, wait for for a moment.
Step 2: After some seconds, all available pictures on the website will be shown.
Step 3: Select pictures that you want to import for your property. Making other changes and save property. In this time, OS Property will collect pictures from the link to component. Because OS Property must retrieve properties from other website so the saving time will be longer than normal.
You can turn on this tool for Front-end, Back-end side of component through configure options at Back-end > OS Property > Configuration > Tab: Properties > Field group: Grab Images
2. Theme3 improvement
This is the biggest improvement of Theme3. Developed for a long time, so far, Theme3 has some shortcomings on property details page, so, even Theme3 has great layout on Property listing pages, but it isn't used very much on OS Property real estate websites.
Based on customer reviews, we decided to improve the look and feel of the Theme3. We received a lot of positive reviews for property detail page of Theme2, however, there are also some complaints about placing photo slides at the top of Theme2, because in wide screen, pictures on slideshow won't have good quality. The design team researched a number of well-known Real estate websites and decided to use the Mosaic library to create a window style to show pictures at the top part of the detail page, which would allow us to show more pictures of property at the same time, reducing the risk of poor image quality due to wide screen, and can provide more important information of real estate. One nice feature of Top slide is it will have different style based on number available properties. So when your property has 1,2,3,4 pictures, Theme3 will show 4 different style of Top Slider. This will make your product details page more flexible and attractive to customers.
Below are different styles of property details page of Theme3.
When you click on the picture, new Gallery with all pictures (of property) will be shown.
In additional, Theme3 supports 2 Google map. (In some cases)
3. SEO improvement: Throw to 404 page with not-existed OS Property links.
4. Show Sample data installation notice in first time OS Property installation
5. Fix Bath value saving issue
6. Fix function to redirect user to Unavailable link when the property isn't available.
7. Fix issue on Locator search result
8. Fix issue on CSV import tool
Notice: There are many changes from OS Property 3.12.1 to 3.12.2, so the best way is installing OS Property through Joomla installation tool. If you already modified Layout files of Theme3, we are afraid that you need to re-do them all after installing new OS Property version. If you are using multiple languages feature, please go to Translation tool at Back-end of OS Property to update language files.
The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 3.12.1. This is a second release for the 3.12.x series of OS Property with new improvement and addresses issues introduced in previous versions.
WHAT NEW IN OS PROPERTY 3.12.1
1. Improve Map Search layout
From this version, we introduce new layout for Map Search layout. Beside old Map search layout, you will have new layout below:
To select this layout, when you setup menu to layout: Locator search, you can select Style (Style1 - Old style, Style2 - New style) in Parameters form.
2. Add Google Map Image to PDF layout
Now, the Google map with property icon with be added into PDF Layout, it makes user to be able to see the current place of property in PDF export file.
3. Issues solved
Notice: There are some various changes from OS Property 3.12.0 to 3.12.1, so the best way is installing OS Property through Joomla installation tool. If you already modified Layout file: propertypdf.php or Theme: Blue of OS Property, we are afraid that you need to re-do them all after installing new OS Property version.
The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 3.12.0. This is a first release for the 3.12.x series of OS Property with new improvement and addresses issues introduced in previous versions.
BOOTSTRAP 3 COMPATIBLE
OS Property is now compatible with #Bootstrap2 and #Bootstrap3.
For those who haven’t been following along too closely, here’s a recap of all the biggest changes shipping with Bootstrap 3:
New design and an optional theme! With v3, we’ve gone flat. Don’t call it a trend—it’s all about customization, folks. Since we simplified the aesthetics though, we thought it’d help to have an optional theme. To use it, check out the Bootstrap theme example.
Mobile first and always responsive! Nearly everything has been redesigned and rebuilt to start from your handheld devices and scale up.
Brand new Customizer! It’s been redesigned, is now compiled in the browser instead of Heroku, has better dependency support, and even has built-in error handling. Better yet, we now save your customizations to an anonymous Gist for easy reuse, sharing, and modifications.
Better box model by default. Everything in Bootstrap gets box-sizing: border-box, making for easier sizing options and an enhanced grid system.
Super-powered grid system. With four tiers of grid classes—phones, tablets, desktops, and large desktops—you can do some super crazy awesome layouts.
Overhauled navbar. It’s now always responsive and comes with some super handy and re-arrangable subcomponents.
Modals are way more responsive. We’ve overhauled the modal code to make it way more responsive on mobile devices. They now scroll the entire viewport instead of having a max-height.
Added some components! New to the mix are panels and list groups.
Removed some components! We’ve dropped the accordion (replaced with collapsible panels), submenus, typeahead, and a few more small items. (Worth celebrating as much as adding new ones.)
More consistent base and sizing classes. Buttons, tables, forms, alerts, and more have been updated to have more consistent classes for easier customizer and extensibility.
With this flexible choice, you can configure to use OS Property with Bootstrap 2 (by default Joomla 3.x) or Bootstrap 3 (on modern templates). Take a look at below screenshot.
Take a look at part: General Setting, there are various new configure options
1. Load Bootstrap. This is the configure option to allow you to load Bootstrap2 library of OS Property extension. If your template doesn't support Bootstrap, please make sure this configure option is selected.
2. Twitter Bootstrap version. Bootstrap 2 or Bootstrap 3. If your template is built on Bootstrap 3 Framework, please select corresponding option in this field. Otherwise, leave it Bootstrap 2.
Notice: There are many changes from OS Property 3.11.x to 3.12.0, so the best way is installing OS Property through Joomla installation tool. If you already modified Layout files or Themes of OS Property, we are afraid that you need to re-do them all after installing new OS Property version.