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A Bundle of Joomla Template got Updated

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Joomla is getting better day by day with much more improvements to meet its user needs and requirements. We are not aback at all, and always keep us up-to-date to stay by side in this technology race.

We are obsessed with bringing cool stuff along with ensuring that- previous components get regular updates. In this continuations, today here we come to make you informed- 16 of our Joomla templates got updated.

Now, you will find them compatible with the latest version of Joomla! (v3.8.3) as well as the most recent version of intuitive Pagebuilder Quix (v1.8.1). Besides, you will no longer face troubles working with the third-party components used on them.

Find the list of updated Templates including their Changelog below.

  1. Wedding v1.2.1
  2. ShopX v1.3.1
  3. Meteor v1.1.0
  4. Marvel v2.2.1
  5. JoomHost v1.4.1
  6. Gen v1.2.1
  7. Fitness v1.2.1
  8. Firefly v1.9.1
  9. Finance v2.2.1
  10. Eventia v1.6.1
  11. Edumodo v1.4.1
  12. DigiStore v1.4.1
  13. BuildX v1.3.1
  14. Biznes v2.4.1
  15. Academia v3.1.1
  16. Infinito v3.2.1

Changelog

  • Quix 1.8.1 Compatible [improved]
  • Joomla 3.8.3 Compatible [improved]
  • T3 2.7.0 Compatible [improved] 

Updating Procedure

Step 01 : Take a Complete backup of your website before applying any updates.
Step 02 : Update Quix Pagebuilder and
Step 03 : Lastly, update your template (in case you're using any of our templates).

Conclusion

 If you face any difficulties, feel free to let our dedicated support team know. They are always ready to make your issues solved. Besides, leave your any suggestion or thoughts in the below comment section.

Joomla 4.0 Untold Features & Changes

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With the end of each day, Joomla is marching forward to release its ultimate version. Just a few days ago Joomla 3.8.3 has been released and now version 4 is coming. You might be thinking what's new is arriving with the upcoming version?

Well, there is a lot of features are coming with Joomla 4. There has been a significant change on the user interface, dashboard, and backend with the new update.

I have already shown how the user interface is going to look on previous post. Now let's check out what features are coming with Joomla 4. 


Updated System Requirements

Joomla 4 will not run on backdated systems; it must meet the following requirements:

  • PHP7
  • PostgreSQL 9.2
  • MySQL 5.5.3
  • SQL Server support has been dropped. 

PHP 7 is a Must in Joomla 4

Joomla 4 is coming with the latest version of PHP. By the time when Joomla 4 releases, the security support for PHP 5 will be available for less than one year. So after the release of Joomla 4, user must use PHP 7.

Besides PHP 7 has 50% better consumption of memory and so many performance improvements, that makes your Joomla site run twice as fast compared to PHP 5.

Joomla 3.x was first released in September 2012, and its support will come to an end after eight years. We are assuming that Joomla 4 will be released in 2018 and will have the similar lifetime as Joomla 3. So you can see this is a very long time to give support for a software.

PHP MySQL Extension

From now on Joomla will no longer support PHP's ext/mysql driver, since it was removed on PHP 7.0. Joomla will fail to create a database connection if it cannot use mysqli extension or mysql PDO Driver which is available since PHP 5.3.

Package Removal

Joomla 4 comes with a fair number of refactored libraries, and for the current instance these two packages are entirely removed from the framework:

  • Compat
  • Log - Instead you can use PSR-3 compatible logging package. 

There might be compatibility issues with Joomla 4, so it's better to know them before Joomla 4 arrives. ​

Features of Joomla

Integration with Bootstrap 4 in Core UI

Finally, it's time to say goodbye to Bootstrap version 2 and from now on Joomla will be integrated with the latest version of Bootstrap. This will help very much to build mobile responsive websites with ease.

Faster Page Loading Times

To make Joomla more faster, Joomla developers team focuses on coding quality. Improved coding quality with modern technologies will help to enhance the page loading times of Joomla. 

Usage of More Joomla Framework Packages

Joomla framework is also getting updated with the Joomla main version. In the framework, new renderer, console package has been added, and several packages have been refactored. To make Joomla more, fluent the usage of the framework has been increased.

Event Management System Refactored

New Joomla comes with more stability in event management as the developers are trying to make it better and better.

Introduction of a Service Container for Global Dependency Management/Injection

The construction and life cycle of objects can be controlled with Dependency Injection. It provides a simple IoC Container for applications. This new service container will be available with Joomla 4.

Removal of jQuery From Core

Joomla version 3.x uses jQuery JavaScript library. However, it has many issues and needs additional plugins. With Joomla 4, jQuery dependency will be completely removed from core.js. It will be converted to plain JS.

Introduction of Framework Agnostic Web Components

Till now adoption of framework agnostic web components has been very slow though it helps to reduce time and testing requirements. That's why this time Framework agnostic web components will be introduced with Joomla 4. 
This is a collection of all the components that are used in new Joomla, and these are developed with the new W3C standard.

Features under development in Joomla 4.0

The following features are currently under development process:

Joomla Framework 2.x

Joomla framework 1.x is coming to an end with the release of framework 2.x. The new framework will introduce new library packages, remove previously deprecated functionality and raise the minimum supported PHP version to PHP 7.

Joomla 2.0 framework will be the first release of the next Joomla framework. 

Main features of Joomla Framework 2.0

  • New rendering package providing support for rendering templates with many popular PHP libraries (including Twig, Mustache, and Blade.
  • New Console package for building command line applications
  • Following packages are refactored

1.Session package
2.Router package
3.Dependency Injection package, including support for the PSR-11 container interface
4.Cache package providing support for both the PSR-6 and PSR-16 caching interfaces
5.HTTP package providing support for PSR-7 Requests and Responses

Joomla 4 User Interface

Along with features, Joomla user interface has shaped to a new look also. You can peek a look at the new user interface of Joomla 4 from our post- New Joomla 4.0 User Interface. In the post, you will also be able to know every detail about the interface.

Joomla 4 is under construction; if you have any suggestion or thoughts regarding features, User Interface or anything you can let us know through the comments section.

JoomlaDay Malaysia : An Opportunity to Learn Directly from Joomla Experts

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Woah!!!! What an exciting day it was
Did you participate on Joomladay 2017 Malaysia? If you did, you know how much exciting the event was. But somehow if you missed it- no worries, you will find every detail of the event throughout this article.

The event (Joomladay 2017) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 9th December, this year. The Joomla lover peoples from all over the world, including many company owners, site managers and the web developers came to gather at one place to make the event successful. 

It was a great opportunity for all of them to broaden their knowledge​ with Joomla in such a friendly​ and professional environment
Most importantly, they got the opportunity to come closer at many company heads and got helpful ideas directly from them​ to grow their business.

Event Venue : Residenci UTMKL(Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur), Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

"Themexpert was one of the proud sponsors of JoomlaDayKL '17 Malaysia."

We are very proud to become the silver sponsor for the event this time. Themexpert CEO Parvez Akhter and CTO Abu Huraira Bin Aman were present there, along with 200+ Joomla lovers from all over the world.

The event started with the welcome speech of Dr. Shamsul Bin Shahibudin, Professor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. Themexpert- CEO Parvez Akhter got the chance to deliver a speech regarding the State of Web Development with Joomla. He also mentioned sort precious guidelines for growing business towards the attendance.

In addition to- the complicated part of Joomla and the possible solutions including the future of Joomla, were also discussed by various speakers.

In aggregation, the following topics were discussed by the keynote speakers and others:

  • Building map application with Joomla custom fields
  • Joomla on Cloud 
  • Visible The Invisible Joomla Traffic
  • Optimizing Joomla on Linux Server
  • Blogging With Joomla!
  • Synthetic Monitoring of Website
  • Building Your First  Ionic Mobile Application with Joomla! Backend.