Products Updates

Joomla Products Updates & Version release info

JA Social, JA Tiris and JA Edenite for Joomla 2.5 have been updated and released. Please note that all the extensions used in the templates are also updated, the same be updated by taking due backups.

03 Commercial JATC Templates Updated

Dear Members,

28 of our Joomla 1.7 templates are now updated to Joomla 2.5.1 and released in the downloads and demo sites updated. Remaining templates would be released over the time. Please make sure to take due backup of your sites before applying any update. If you are updating from Joomla 1.7 to Joomla 2.5.x please update the JA extensions manager first and then use the same to update related products. If you have customized the templates or T3 plugin files, you should be careful to avoid overwrites.

More than 30+ extensions (modules/ plugins) provided complimentary with the templates are also updated and exported to respective template download folder, the same be updated too along with the template for optimum performance.

QuickStarts for all templates also have been updated to include Joomla 2.5. and are located in the template's download area.

T3 Framework and Free GPL templates Update

As has been tradition at JA, we update the free GPL templates on priority and having added JA Elastica this year, the number of free templates now stands at 3, as all would agree it's not the number game, its the features that matters most

T3 framework 2 plugin version 1.6.0 - a major version release introducing more features and improvements was released over the last week. Please take due backup before upgrading your site. Earier versions of T3 plugin namely 1.4.0 and 1.5.0 were also major releases and part of plan to improve T3 functionality.

These updates will not be available in the T3 framework for Joomla! 1.5.

  • Simpler folder structure. Core & local folders replaced with etc and themes folder. Take backup and convert the folders to new structure from template backend - please note server limitations may hinder this operation.
  • Profile assignment for languages.
  • Improved implementation for Google Web Fonts 2.0
  • RTL option removed from global settings, now enabled by installing arabic (RTL language) and making it default
  • Typo.css file in the base theme removed.
  • Android Layout added
  • More options to manage layouts

Full Details and upgrade steps are updated in this wiki page.

JA JobBoard component version 1.5.3 for Joomla! 1.5 has been released. Its a bug fix, improvement and new feature release. All users are requested to upgrade to the latest version. Please check the detailed changelog for the updates in this version.

You can review the changes, or download the latest package on the following links:

  • Download JA JobBoard component HERE
  • View complete Changelog HERE
  • Compare with previous version HERE

JA Typo plugin version 1.1.4 for Joomla 1.7 has been released. Its a routine bug fix release. Users are requested to check the changelog and upgrade to fix any upgrade to latest version to resolve the issues with the earlier version. JA Typo button plugin should be installed separately for editor support.

Important: Please install the JA Typo Button plugin too to use with the editor, the same can be found in the typo plugin download folder

Upgrade steps :

  • View the comparison between versions at JoomlArt Version Updates and replace the affected files, if you have not customized the affected files.
  • RECOMMENDED : Use JA extension Manager Component for upgrade. Watch video for how to upgrade using JAEM.

Please discuss issues related with these updates in the respective product forums..

JA Comment Component version 1.1.1 for Joomla 1.7 has been released last week. Its a major release with many improvements, new features and routine bug fixes. Comes with K2 component support in Joomla 1.7

Whats new :

  • 1. K2 support. Use JA Comment with K2 component.
  • 2. Support for K2 user avatar.
  • 3. Kunena avatar support update.
  • 4. Now send email notification to article authors (including K2 articles/ authors).
  • 5. Support for AlphaUserPoints component user avatars.
  • 6. Option to remove comment count from article view.
  • 7. Now can put guest comments only to approval process, skipping registered users from approval.

Check complete Changelog for more details.

Upgrade steps :

Please discuss issues related with these updates in the respective product forums..

Updated versions of JA Methys, JA Rave, JA Community Plus and JA Portfolio templates for Joomla! 1.7.x have been released over the last week. Some of the extensions used in these templates were also updated and versions released. These are routine bug fix releases and members are requested to check the changelog and update their templates / extensions to the latest version. Please make sure to take due backup before updating.

Starting with version 1.4.0, we have started implementing major improvements to the JA T3 Framework V2 based on regular feedback from members and users. Version 1.4.0 saw update to support all major cache system (server side) supported by Joomla! 1.7 - the support has been implemented so far for Memcache, Xcache, cache lite and APC cache. Wincache and eAccelerator are not yet supported. Version 1.5.0 fixes bugs reported with the earlier version and also has few cache and optimization improvements including folder rearrangement in t3-assets folder. Check changelog for more details.

1.7 Templates running on T3 V2 would be updated to the latest Framework version over the time, anyone trying these latest improvement versions are requested to take due backups and report any issue arising out of upgrade. These updates will not be available in the T3 framework for Joomla! 1.5.