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The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.8.1. This is a second release for the 2.8.x series of OS Property and addresses issues introduced in previous versions and introducing new Picture resizing solution

What's in 2.8.1

1. New photo resizing solution

In previous version, the pictures of properties will be resize depend on the rate of original picture and addiing the missed spaces (top, bottom) or (left,right) of medium and thumbnail pictures based on configure options. From version 2.8.1, we introduce new photo resizing method, with this solution, the picture will be resized follow configured sizes and cut of the excess part.

 

For known more about this feature, see part Photo Resizing at documentation of OS Property

2. SQL Injection issue

In previous versions, OSProperty was vulnerable to an unauthenticated SQL injection in the country_id parameter of the request made to retrieve a list of states for a given country. This issue has been fixed on 2.8.1 so we encourage you to download latest OS Property version to get this bug fixed

Sincerely,

Dev team

 

The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.8.0. This is a new release for the 2.8.x series of OS Property and addresses issues introduced in previous versions and introducing new feature: XML Import/ Export

What's in 2.8.0

The 2.8.1 release introduces new feature into the Data Management, that is XML import/ export.

XML Export: This feature is necessary so that you can export data of OS Property like properties, categories, property types, amenities, extra fields ..etc from your site into XML format, and using it for different purposes like importing into another OS Property system.

XML Import: Nowadays, data importing via XML files has become more popular . With a real estate site, it's an indispensable factorial, it contributes to reducing data management time at Back Office and make your website more dynamic with fast and accurate updated data frequently

 For known more about this feature, see part XML Import, XML export at documentation of OS Property

The OS Property developer team is proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.7.5. This is a maintenance release for the all series of the OS Property extension.
If you are currently running OS Property release on a server with version lower than, we encourage you to update to version 2.7.5

What's in 2.7.5?

Thanks to the hard work of all developers, some bugs have been resolved with the 2.7.5 release of the OS Property, and we also add new great features into this version

1. Alert Email feature

The system will send the notification emails to you when new property that match customer's Saved Search lists - uploaded. Customers are also able to select to receive the notification emails or not.


2. More functionalities for company's admin

Administrator of company now is able to add/edit properties, and assign those properties to specific agent in his (her) company.


3. Default locator for Map search

Some customers asked us that their Locator search layout doesn't search with pre-defined location and radius values like on Demo site of OS Property. The answer is in demo site, we hard code the default Location and Radius for demo purpose. But no worry, from version 2.7.5, administrator will be able to setup the Default location and radius for Map search function.


4. Fractional Baths

Some customers want to have decimal options in field: Bathroom, but others want to have integer options for that field. And we provide the feature allow administrator to select to show fractional or integer options with field Bathroom.


5. Send copy version of "Request more details" to administrator

From this version, administrator will be able to select to receive the "Request more details" email from customer. In previous version, this email only be sent to agent/ owner only


6. Amenity group categories

From OS Property 2.7.5, amenities will be organized by the categories. Amenity categories are: Exterior Amenities, Accessibility Amenities, Appliance Amenities, Community Amenities, Energy Savings Amenities, General Amenities, Interior Amenities, Landscape Amenities and Security Amenities.


7. Add Field "Reply to" into "Request more details" email

Now, when agent receives the "Request more details" email from customers, they can reply to customers directly


Improvement
1. Configuration page: Layout of Configuration in OS Property 2.7.5 is difference with previous version. We improved the configuration page with purpose: simpler and more focused
2. CSV Import: Administrator can configure to select to import UTF-8 or Non UTF8 content
3. Related properties layout: The related properties will be separated 2 parts: Related by distance (radius + city), and Related by Property type.
4. Locator search layout: Remove some unnecessary parts to make this layout succinct

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