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The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.9.0. This is a new release for the 2.9.x series of OS Property and addresses issues introduced in previous versions and introducing new great features like adding new image types supported, Joomla ACL for all functions at Back-end side ..etc

OS Property 2.9.0

What's in 2.9.0

New more image types allowed (*.png, *.gif)

In previous versions, OS Property only allows to upload JPG, JPEG pictures. This is one limitation of component. From this version, OS Property allows you to upload pictures more image types: PNG and GIF

Note: In case you want to use Watermark feature, i advise you to use JPG or PNG pictures, because when we add the Watermark into Gif image, the quality of picture will be reduced.

Joomla ACL for all functions at Back-end side of OS Property

In previous versions, OS Property only allows administrator to setup the Joomla Access Level to OS Property component in general. It means one Backend Joomla User group is able/unable to access to OS Property extension. But from this version, administrator can setup the Access level to each functionality of OS Property. For example: Categories Manager, Property type Manager, Properties Manager ..etc

This feature is appropriate in cases when administrator wants to assign tasks to each Backend Joomla User groups and do not want a specific user groups may carry out the other functions of the OS Property at Back-end side.

Add new Property layout - Property details

From OS Property 2.9.0, OS Property add news layout - Property Details. It allows you to show one Property details directly.

Featured Agents module

Featured Agents module is allows you to display Agents/ Owners at front-end in module positions. You can select to show only Agents or Onwer or both. Module also has feature to show Feature/ Unfeatured agents too. This module is included in other templates like OSP Real Estate, OSP Real Homes. But from this OS Property version, we decided to add it into the Package.

Properties comparison improvement

The properties comparison page is improved in this OS Property version, we added Google Map at the top of page and adjust some minor layout issues to make it become nicer and will provide most of the necessary information about the Real Estate properties to users

Property modification layout at Front-end side

In previous version, when you add/edit properties at front-end, you should select Property type at tab: General Information before you can select extra fields in tab Other Information. These steps make users confusing. From OS Property 2.9.0, we add new tab (in Property Modification page) and move Property types, Sold status field and extra fields into it.

Page Navigation improvement

In previous version, OS Property uses "Submit form" method in Page Navigation of Properties listing page. In fact, this solution is working properly. But the links of pages are the same. (with alias of menus)

For example: We have the page to list properties of Property type A. The links in Page Navigation are:

Page1: www.domain.com/property_a

Page2: www.domain.com/property_a

Page3: www.domain.com/property_a

Page4: www.domain.com/property_a

...

This isn't good for SEO

In OS Property 2.9.0, we improve the Page Navigation feature to add the Page numbers into the links in Navigation. With above sample, the links in new OS Property will be:

Page1: www.domain.com/property_a

Page2: www.domain.com/property_a/page_2

Page3: www.domain.com/property_a/page_3

Page4: www.domain.com/property_a/page_4

...

and from different page with page 1, if we click on page1, the url will be: www.domain.com/property_a/page_1

This is good for SEO

Notice: There is the bug with Page Navigation with older Joomla version with 3.4.3, so we are strongly advise you to upgrade your Joomla version to 3.4.3 to get this issue solved.

As you know, there are a lot modification in OS Property 2.9.0 so we encourage you to download latest OS Property version to get new improvement. And please update the languages (through Translation tool at Back-end of OS Property) if you are using different language than English.

Sincerely,

Dev team

The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.8.4. This is a 5th release for the 2.8.x series of OS Property and addresses issues introduced in previous versions and introducing new functionality: Fully Joomla ACL integration

What's in 2.8.4

1. Joomla ACL

In previous version, OS Property only provides 3 access levels for each property, category, extra field group and extra field: Public, Registered and Specially. It raise several restrictions, specially when you want to use Membership feature to prevent data accessing with several Joomla user groups. Understand it, we decided to add All Joomla Access level for Properties, Categories, Extra fields and Extra field groups. From OS Property 2.8.4, when you add/edit properties, you are able to select specific access level of Joomla for property. Specially, if you are using Membership tool on your site and you want to earn money from visitors, you can setup Membership Plans to assign visitors into specific Joomla User group with separated access level, for example, we call it is "Visitor access level". And the simple work is setup the access level for properties is "Visitor access level". It will be profitable for you with a small improvement in this new OS Property version. 

2. Back button on Advanced Search result

In previous version, the Advanced search functionality work as below:

- Customer enter the search form to find corresponding properties

- Results are shown, and customer click on one property to see details

- From Property details page, customer go back to previous page and they must enter the search form again.

This point makes some customers feel anoying. Understand it, we decided to improve OSP Navigation plugin. As you know, this plugin shows the Next and Previous links to allow customer to go to Next and Previous properties in the Search result. From this version, it will show the Back button, it allows customer to go to the Search result page without enter the search criterias in second time. To get this feature, you need to re-intall the plugin plg_ospnavigation.zip too

3. Spam prevention improvement

Although we have had many changes and improvement in functionily: blocking spam, but in fact, some customers still notice that they were spam attack. This motivates us to think, search for more effective solutions to prevent the attack from spam. And from this version, we launched a new algorithm to help prevent spam effectively. It is based on features of Joomla Session, and it is able to block all spam attacks from forms of OS Property like Request More details, Property sharing, Comment, Agent and Company contact forms. Please try use and experience this effective feature.

4. Other enhancement

- Facebook auto posting: Facebook API has just released version 2.4, and this API version won't work with Facebook User's group. We have update OS Property to make it to work with Facebook API 2.4. Please notice that from this version, you won't be able to post properties into Facebook groups (that you joined) anymore.

- Restructured Company and Agent layout: These layouts has been improved to make they load faster, and become nicer

- Default Joomla Access Level: From this version, administrator is able to select Default Access level for properties that posted from Front-end by Company administrator, Agent/ Owner

- Issue when sorting columns in Cities Management page - Fixed

- Gray color on main picture of property after closing Color box (Property details - Theme3) - Fixed

 

As you know, there are a lot modification in OS Property 2.8.4 so we encourage you to download latest OS Property version to get new improvement.

Sincerely,

Dev team

 

The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.8.3. This is a fourth release for the 2.8.x series of OS Property and addresses issues introduced in previous versions and introducing new layout: Facebook and Twitter auto publishing.

What's in 2.8.3

1. Facebook & Twitter auto publishing

The features are used to post your properties to wall Facebook personal page, Facebook fan page, Facebook groups page and Twitter. It automatically creates a Facebook/ Twitter link with description to your properties and picture. This way all your Facebook and Twitter fans instantly knows when your site have updated contents. So you can reach the most audience and tell all your friends, readers and followers about your new posts

To turn on these features, you must setup the Application ID and Secret with Facebook, Consumer key, Consumer Secret, Token access with Twitter. Read more at documentation of OS Property.

2. Changing Compare and Add to Favorites icons after clicking

In previous versions, in Properties Listing page or Property details page. You only can click on icons to add properties to Compare list or Favorite list. But after add properties to Compare or Favorites list, those icons won't be changed unless refreshing page. This problem makes users feel confused. We have tried to find solution to solve this issue by replacing icons after clicking Add to Compare or Add to Favorites list. We hope with this effort, you will be pleased to use Add to Compare and Favorite functionalities of OS Property.

3. Improve search module

From version 2.8.3, based on parameters form OS Property's views: Property Listing Layout and Properties listing by City. Search module will show pre-selected values in Search fields. For example: Categories, Property Types, States, Cities ..etc

This work will help customer to save time to reselect options in search form like in previous versions.

4. Improve Properties Listing layouts

In this version, we add option Random in parameter Sorting by of layout Property Listing Layout. It allows you to show Properties with Randomize Ordering in Properties listing.

By the way, we also add Parameters: Categories and Property type into layout: Properties listing by City. It allows you to show properties of one specific city with specific Categories and Property type.

5. Integrate with Membership 2.x

Membership Pro 2.x has just been released. And there are some changes in coding. We have updated the plugin plg_osmembership.2.x_osproperty.zip into OS Property package for customers who are using latest Membership Pro with OS Property.

6. Other improvement

Based on customer's suggestion, from this version, we modified functions: Agents, Companies registration to make them to work well with Joomla User component configuration. We also optimized some code parts to make OS Property become easier to modify. 

As you know, there are a lot modification in OS Property 2.8.3 so we encourage you to download latest OS Property version to get new improvement.

Sincerely,

Dev team

The OS Property developer team are proud to announce the release of OS Property 2.8.2. This is a third release for the 2.8.x series of OS Property and addresses issues introduced in previous versions and introducing new layout: MLS Search

What's in 2.8.2

1. New layout - MLS Search

 

OS Property doesn't have feature to import properties from MLS. But from version 2.8.2, it has feature to integrate with MLS system through Iframe method. New layout is called MLS Searching, it allows customer to search properties from MLS with many criterias like Country, State, City, Zip, Year built, rooms ..etc. Click here to check demo layout.

2. Other improvements

1. Option to Show/Hide More Option in Advanced search layout
2. CSV expot without pictures, this feature suitable with low memory limit
3. Ref field automatically
4. Fix Alert Email feature
5. Option to add/remove Categories, Property type into Breadcrumbs

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