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The OS Property developer team is proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.7.4. This is a maintenance release for the all series of the OS Property extension.
If you are currently running a OS Property release on a server with version lower than, we encourage you to update to version 2.7.4

What's in 2.7.4?
Thanks to the hard work of different volunteer contributors, some bugs have been resolved with the 2.7.4 release of the OS Property, and we also add new great features into this version

1. Google Plus and Pinterest buttons

We decide to add the Google Plus and Pinterest buttons into property details page. It's allow user to have more choices in sharing property.

2. Layouts override

If you already modified layouts of OS Property like making custom css, adding text..etc, you will face a problem: as soon as you install new OS Property version, all your modification will be overwritten.
To solve a part of this problem, in old versions of OS Property, we provided the Themes mechanism. As we mentioned in OSP Themes section, you can create your own themes or duplicating existing themes, making changes and the layouts on them, and they won’t be overwritten when you install newer OS Property version.
But a theme of OS Property only contains 3 layouts: Properties listing, Search result and Property details. We have also other layouts like: Agents listing, Companies listing, Property details print, Property details pdf ..etc
From version 2.7.4, OS Property provides the Overrides feature for different layouts (except in OSP Themes). In OS Property core, the layouts are being stored in
root > components > com_osproperty > helpers > layouts
Bellow are custom layouts of OS Property:

Layout Description
Agentdetails.php Provides the Agent details layout
Agentregistration.php Provides the Agent registration layout
Agentlist.php Provides the Agents listing layout
Companieslist.php Provides the Companies listing layout
Companydetails.php Provides the Company details layout
Companyregistration.php Provides the Company registration layout
Listcategories.php Provides the Categories listing layout
Propertyedit.php Provides the Property modification layout
Propertypdf.php Provides the Property PDF export layout
Propertyprint.php Provides the Property Printing layout
Reportcomplete.php Provides the Reporting completed layout
Reportfailure.php Provides the Reporting failure layout

 

Above layouts contains HTML, CSS with PHP code, moreover, these files are being stored in separated directory with names and purposes are clear.  So if you have knowledge about HTML, CSS and PHP, you will be able to make the modification on those layout files. The main problems is you must back-up them before installing new version of component or your work will be lost. This is sometimes inconvenient and uncomfortable for programmers. From OS Property 2.7.4, we provide the solution to allow overriding these layout files. It means you can copy some or all those layout files into your Joomla template folder, and making any modification without scaring those files will be overwritten when new version is installed. To use this feature, you should create bellow directories in your Joomla site
Root > Templates > Your_current_template > html > com_osproperty > layouts

 

3. Drag upload pictures when modifying propety at front-end

From this version, when you modify properties at front-end. You are able to upload pictures through "drag and drop tool". This feature was applied in Back-end side of component, but up to now, it is added to Front-end side

 

 

4. Add parameters in layout "Agents listing"

From OS Property 2.7.4, when you create menu to layout: Agents listing. Beside the parameter "Select Agent type", you also can select Default Sorting By and Default Ordering By.

With Default Sorting By, you have options: Name, Featured, Ordering and Random

And Default Order By, you have 2 options: Ascending and Descending

5. Agents/ Owners can unfeatured their properties

This is new feature of OS Property, from this version, agents/ owners can unfeatured their properties. In old version, when one property is upgraded to Featured, agent/ owner of property will not be able to unFeatured it. And this problem sometimes make agents/ owners feel uncomfortable.

6. Theme 2 Improvement

In previous OS Property versions, Theme2 has different layouts between properties listing and results listing. But from 2.7.4, we combine 2 those layouts. Now, both properties listing and results listing use one smart Javascript layout.

One additional feature of theme2 is now, you can remove the cache that contains the resized pictures of theme2. The special point of theme2 is all the pictures of properties will be resized before showing in the listing. (Because the design's purpose). In previous versions, those pictures were stored in folder "TMP" of your Joomla site. But when you update pictures of properties, the system won't update the resized pictures (in TMP folder). To solve this problem, from OS Property 2.7.4, the resized pictures will be stored in sub folder osproperty_theme2 of folder CACHE of Joomla. And you can remove this "cache" folder to update new property's pictures on the listing. To clear the cache of theme2, please go Back-end > System > Clear Cache > select item "osproperty_theme2" and click Delete button

7. Property modification layout

In previous versions, when your Joomla site has several languages, the "Add property" form will looked urgly. In this version, we update the layout to make it to have better look in case you have several languages activated.

8. Other update

In OS Property 2.7.4, we also update Sweden location and fix some minor bugs.

Note: If your site is using different languages (except English). You can update some new language constants by using Translation tool at Back-end of OS Property

The OS Property developer team is proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.7.3. This is a maintenance release for the all series of the OS Property extension.
If you are currently running a OS Property release on a server with version lower than, we encourage you to update to version 2.7.3

What's in 2.7.3?
Thanks to the hard work of different volunteer contributors, some bugs have been resolved with the 2.7.3 release of the OS Property, and we also add new great features into this version

1. Dashboard improvement

 

Dashboard, with new icons, become more professional, unique and esier to use.

 

2. Navigation in Property Details page

So far, we have been receiving quite a few requests from customers to make the Navigation in Property details page, specially after they click on property details from Advanced search result. Well, as OS Property always strives to bring the best experience to you Valued Customers, our developers are working hard towards a nice and small navigation plugin for component. It allows you to click the links to Next and Previous properties after Advanced search result page. It will work like this, you search something on Advanced search page, and then, you click to see one property details, after that, instead of clicking Back button (on browser toolbar) to come back to Advanced search page, you can click Next or Previous to see other properties in the previous result page.

Specially, in the plugin parameter form, you can setup to show the Navigation bar at the top, bottom of middile of Property details page.

 

3. Theme1 improvement

Theme1 was built over 1 year, early 2013. It is the leap, because from that time, OS Property became responsive extension. To be honest, Theme1 still contains some practical problems in layout designing. So in this version, we decided to improve Theme1. Now, it is the ideal theme for realty websites with modern design and robust features and the smart configuration.

List properties (Theme1)

 

Property details (Theme1)

 

Theme parameters form (Theme1)

 

There are some few other changes in OS Property 2.7.3

- Remove configure options of top menus

- Module Random properties

- Add OSP Real Estate - Quick search module - text translation into Translation tool at Back-end of OS Property

- Add Meta Description, Meta Keyword of Joomla Menus into "<head>" tag of OS Property's layouts

- Add Navigation plugin into OS Property package

- More bugs fixed

The OS Property developer team is proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.7.2. This is a maintenance release for the all series of the OS Property extension.
If you are currently running a OS Property release on a server with version smaller than, we encourage you to update to version 2.7.2

What's in 2.7.2?
Thanks to the hard work of different volunteer contributors, some bugs have been resolved with the 2.7.2 release of the OS Property, and we also add new great features into this version

1. Multiple languages for location & Tags
From this version, you are able to translate the Location (States/ Provinces and Cities) and Tags to different languages in OS Property. You will have more choices in using of OS Property for a real estate & multilingual website. 

2. More security fixed

In old versions, there are some security issues related to unpublish properties or agents at front-end of component. We already fixed these issues and add into this version. So we encourage you to update OS Property to version 2.7.2 with safe reason.

Moreover, in version 2.7.2, we also :

- Improve Default theme

- Add more language constants

- Improve Translation tool

- Improve modules: List properties by States and Cities (mod_ospropertystates.zip), Random Properties (mod_ospropertyrandom.zip), Search Properties (mod_ospropertysearch.zip)

 

The OS Property developer team is proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.7.1. This is a maintenance release for the all series of the OS Property extension.

If you are currently running a OS Property release on a server with version smaller than, we encourage you to update to version 2.7.1

What's in 2.7.1?

Thanks to the hard work of different volunteer contributors, some bugs have been resolved with the 2.7.1 release of the OS Property, and we also add new great features into this version

1. Add relation between one property and more than one categories

In this version, OS Property will allow you to assign one property with more than one categories. Quite a lot customers ask us that they want to assign their properties to 2 categories. One main category and ther other is for specific event like Sold, Featured ..etc. From version 2.7.1, you will be able to do it.

2. Change field Bathroom from Integer to Decimal

In old versions, Bathroom is Integer field, but after checking, we've found that people use decimal field with Bathroom like 2.75,3.5..etc. So that, we decided to change the attribute of field Bathroom from Integer to Decimal

3. Add Lot size field

Field Lot size is added, and from now, each property will have 2 area fields: Square feet/meter and Lot size

4. Add ordering for Property types

We decided to add Ordering field for property types because you will be able to sort the Tabs of Property types in Advanced search or Locator search pages

5. Update other functions

Export PDF, Print property details

Modules: Random properties, Search properties, slideshow..

The OS Property developer team is proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.6.6. This is a maintenance release for the all series of the OS Property extension.

If you are currently running a OS Property release on a server with version smaller than , we encourage you to update to version 2.6.6

What's in 2.6.6?

Thanks to the hard work of different volunteer contributors, some bugs have been resolved with the 2.6.6 release of the OS Property, and we also add new great features into this version

1. Sold Status

In this version, we add Sold status for properties. When the property has been sold, administrator or owner can update Sold information like Sold status and Sold on date for property. Administrator can also setup to use Sold Status for specific available Property types at Configuration page.

2. Assign custom fields to Property types

A lot customers asked us that they want to assign custom fields to Property types. Because each custom field was created for specific purpose in Real Estate system, so they want those custom fields must be assigned to property types. For example: Field "Price per Square feet" is used on "For Sale" Properties while field "Price per week" is used on "For rent" Properties. And from this version, you are able to do it.

3. Default State

One thing makes OS Property's customer feel anoying is in case they use one State in their Property system, they still need to select that state in Drop down select list (Even it has only one option) before they can select City of that state. We have worked hard to solve this inconvenience. From now, when you have one published state/province, you won't need to select it before selecting city. The dropdown select list "City" will be available for you to select any option.

4. Property history & tax

In some countries, the tax & history of properties are mandatory. Of course, administrator or owner can use "Custom fields" to store these data. But we believe that's way isn't reasonable. From version 2.6.6, OSP Dev team added "Property history & Tax" for properties, it allows administrator or owner of properties can enter those history and tax information simply and easily. At front-end, in Property details, new tab called "Property History & Tax" is added and it shows History and Tax information of property. Of course, administrator has option to turn off this feature at Configuration page. 


5. Open hours for inspector

Open house (real estate), a free, one-day event held by a real estate agent to show a listed residential property to any interested parties. From this version, administrator and owner are able to enter the "Open House" for their properties, and it will be shown at the front-end, in Properties listing page and Property details page

The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the OS Property community.