With Quick2Cart[1] on your Joomla ecommerce site, your users will have an out of the box online shopping experience. Quick2Cart 2.6 is a very special release since we have at least one thing for all of them; the Admin, the Store owner, Buyer and not to forget the Developers. Let’s have a look...

What’s new?

Pay with Amazon Integration

Handling stuff like payment gateways, shipping providers etc. has always been a pain. Now let off this pain, since the entire checkout process and post checkout will also be handled by amazon. Let people buy a product on your store and let Amazon handle the checkout part including shipping etc. How’s that? :D

Note: As of now this Features is for “Pay with Amazon India” and will work only for single vendor

Common SMS API integration for Joomla

Developers can rejoice, as we are introducing an Api using which they can use to implement SMS integration for Joomla extensions.

SMS integration for Quick2cart

Store owners can relax, as the buyer will be kept updated about the status of his order with an SMS on his registered cell phone number. SMS integration for Quick2Cart will work with SMS providers like clickatell, SMS Horizon.

Change ordering of the products

Admin will now be able to change the ordering of the products easily by just dragging a product and dropping it in the sequence which he wants.

Apply Coupon code for Modules and Cart

Earlier, Apply coupon code field used to be displayed only at the last step of the checkout process. With this new addition users will be able to apply coupon code in the cart and also in a module.

New Setting for emails

Admin will have the control over the system emails sent through Quick2Cart.

Now compatible with Joomla 3.5x and PHP 7

What are you waiting for? Start your Online Shopping portal with Quick2Cart now!

References

  1. ^ Quick2Cart (techjoomla.com)

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Dolce Vita Theme

Summer season is starting and the Dolce Vita Theme arrived on time. This theme features varied block styles, a frame like style, a special bottom position, four custom widgets and many little helpers and modifiers. At first glance it looks like a theme made for fashion but you can add any personal or business related content, too to create your unique website. This theme also features 6 different and fancy styles to start from.

Dolce Vita also supports the latest Widgetkit 2.7 features. In case you've missed it, please check out this blog post[1].

Theme Layout

This theme provides a special option to display a subtly animated frame around the layout. You can decide between a frame that overlays your content and one that "hugs" your content by adding padding around it.

It also comes with a special layout position called bottom-offset, perfect to display banners or small teasers. The dimensions and spacings are calculated automatically according to the size of the published content, so that it always stays centered between the bottom and footer sections.

This time we decided to fully style almost everything in the contrast component .uk-contrast. This means all kinds of UIkit components like alerts, buttons, panels, subnavs, text elements and forms are completely styled. We recommend the class for dark and colored images and for the .uk-block-secondary modifier class/secondary background option in the block appearance section.

Dolce Vita Layout

Navigation

The main navigation of Dolce Vita Theme supports the latest UIkit sticky navigation component features. You are able to choose from 4 different navigation layouts.

With the special overlay option, the logo will work as a hover trigger for the navigation to display. If you start scrolling down, the navigation will also appear.

Further you can enable a full width dropdown menu container, which will be displayed on top of the content.

Dolce Vita Navigation

Parallax Widget

As you may already have noticed, we’ve added CSS blend mode effects to the block appearance options of Dolce Vita and Avanti. Now we've added this to the Widgetkit 2 Parallax widget, too. The images can blend into the 2 different background colors!

Dolce Vita Parallax Widget

Slider Widget

This Slider supports CSS scaling for the before and after items. You can choose from different value options in the widget settings. While scrolling through the single items you will experience a liquid like effect. We also have modified the overlay to allow some more flexibility.

Dolce Vita Slider Widget

Gallery Widget

The Gallery grid provides a pre-defined sequence, which supports first- and last doubled item widths. This sequence is also fully responsive. We took a look at the overlay settings and added new options for blend modes, opacity, color, alignment and a boxed style.

Dolce Vita Gallery Widget

Grid Widget

For Dolce Vita, we have created a modified Grid widget to customize our output, especially the one we can not control at all, like WordPress/Joomla system content. We have added a truncate option for the title and the content, which makes it easier to control the data output and height.

Dolce Vita Grid Widget

Additions

Dolce Vita includes some additional features, like modifiers and helpers, to customize your content. It supports 3 font types by default to create a very unique look for your personal website. Please view the Theme[2] page for a detailed overview of all included features and specials.

Dolce Vita Theme Styles

You will soon find answers from our support to your Frequently Asked Questions[3].

  • Parallax, Slider, Gallery and Grid widgets
  • Additional framed style
  • Four navigation layouts
  • Bottom-offset position
  • Dotnav follower
  • Different block appearance settings
  • Custom blog layout
  • Demo pages built with Widgetkit 2
  • Full UIkit components styling
  • 6 pre-built style variations
  • Easy customizer and LESS integration
  • WooCommerce support

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo[4][5]

References

  1. ^ Widgetkit 2.7 (yootheme.com)
  2. ^ Theme (yootheme.com)
  3. ^ Frequently Asked Questions (yootheme.com)
  4. ^ Joomla Demo (www.yootheme.com)
  5. ^ WordPress Demo (www.yootheme.com)

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Phoca Cart

Phoca Cart component[1] development version 3.0.0 RC2 has been released.

 

Changelog (in comparison to Beta2):

  • Fixed language typo errors
  • Added video parameter to frontend view
  • Added multiple categories feature - product can be assigned to more than one category
  • Changed SEF handling
  • Changed database column types (float to decimal)
  • JString replaced by StringHelper
  • Search filter for categories in administration is applied to whole category tree
  • Added Max Levels filter for categories view in administration
  • Added new parameters for Product: External link, External link title
  • Main, category, product (product view, comparison view), shipping and payment description accepts content plugins
  • Implemented hits for categories and products
  • Added most viewed, best-selling, best-selling (in time period) product statistics in administration
  • Filter box moved to top in administration

 

Phoca Cart is a Release Candidate version and it is still in development. Upgrade of database does not work between development version. If you upgrade from RC to RC2, then database data needs to be updated. See:

administrator/components/com_phocacart/install/sql/mysql/install.utf8.sql (RC -> RC2 part).

There are SQL instructions for upgrading database of the component.


If you find any bug or you have some feature request idea, please post it to Phoca Forum[2]. Thank you.

 

Screenshots: Phoca Cart screenshots[3] site.

Demo: Phoca Cart demo[4] site.

Download:

Phoca Cart component download[5] site.

Phoca Cart download[6] site.

 

Modules:

 

To test Phoca Cart, you need to run Joomla! 3 and template which supports Bootstrap 3, see Phoca Cart or Phoca Gweld:

Phoca - Joomla! 3 Templates[7]

Inside Phoca Cart installation package you will find Phoca Upgrade plugin - install this plugin and enable it in your Plugin Manager - it is a system plugin which tries to change Bootstrap 2 design (rendered by Joomla! 3) to Bootstrap 3 design.

 

See this article: How to install sample data in Phoca Cart[8] to easily test the component.

 

References

  1. ^ Phoca Cart component (www.phoca.cz)
  2. ^ Phoca Forum (www.phoca.cz)
  3. ^ Phoca Cart screenshots (www.phoca.cz)
  4. ^ Phoca Cart demo (www.phoca.cz)
  5. ^ Phoca Cart component download (www.phoca.cz)
  6. ^ Phoca Cart download (www.phoca.cz)
  7. ^ Phoca - Joomla! 3 Templates (www.phoca.cz)
  8. ^ How to install sample data in Phoca Cart (www.phoca.cz)

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Phoca Download

Phoca Download component[1] and Phoca Download Content plugin[2] version 3.1.2 have been released.

Download: Phoca Download component and plugins download[3] site.

Documentation: Phoca Download documentation[4] site.

Demo: Phoca Download demo[5] site

Changelog:

  • Fixed problem when accessing files
  • Filter box moved to top in administration
  • Moved styles in plugin to run only if plugin will be found in article

 

If you find any bug, please report it in Phoca Forum[6], thank you.

 

 

References

  1. ^ Phoca Download component (www.phoca.cz)
  2. ^ Phoca Download Content plugin (www.phoca.cz)
  3. ^ Phoca Download component and plugins download (www.phoca.cz)
  4. ^ Phoca Download documentation (www.phoca.cz)
  5. ^ Phoca Download demo (www.phoca.cz)
  6. ^ Phoca Forum (www.phoca.cz)

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Joomla is one of the most powerful CMS on earth. As uncle Ben said ‘With great powers, comes great responsibility’. Despite Joomla’s power, its has one big drawback: building beautiful pages is cumbersome and complicated process.

A good looking page contains : components, modules and your modules should be rightly assigned to menu, etc.. As your site grows, it seems impossible to maintain and improve. If you want to change your template, it requires more amount of work because each template has different module positions and naming conventions.

Thanks to our friends at ThemeXpert[1] for building Quix, a revolutionary page builder for Joomla[2]. Page building in Joomla has never been easier before. Quix comes with advanced drag and drop layout builder, responsive controls, powerful collection system and much more.

Let’s take a look how Quix can speed up your page building experience.

Drag & Drop layout builder

With Quix advanced drag and drop layout building system, you can create simple to complex layout in minutes. It's a very simple and easy to use. Every row comes with few pre-defined column structures but you can add columns on the fly and resize it instantly. There is nothing you can’t built with Quix.

Control the responsiveness of your page

Nowadays everything has to be responsive first and Quix is no different . ThemeXpert build the responsive controls from the ground up to help you build responsive website faster.

Enable responsive mode of Quix and resize your layout, rearrange it for specific screens size you want. You can disable any element, row or section for any screen size you want.

By disabling anything in responsive mode, Quix will not render that element when you browse the site from the design with the screen size. It will boost your mobile page load speed drastically.

Manage Joomla Module from the Layout Builder

Now you can add any Joomla module to your layout and you don’t have to remember which module is published on which page. With Quix Joomla Module element you can place any module inside your layout.

Quix runs everywhere

This is the most promising feature I’ve found in Quix. Other page builders will load inside component or replace your editor window. Quix is completely different.

You can access Quix through its component interface and at the same time from Joomla articles, module or any component. Quix will not take over you editor window instead it loads in modal and inject a shortcode inside your article. This way you will not lose your article, isn’t it great?

That's not all! Quix is powepacked with plenty more awesome features.

What's in it for Techjoomla Subscribers?

We're looking forward to integrate Quix with our extensions. Stay tuned for more updates! ;)

Get it now at a Discount!

ThemeXpert is giving 20% exclusive discount on all their products and memberships to Techjoomla Subscribers. Hurry!!

Use Code: TXTECH

Expires on: 29th April 2016

References

  1. ^ ThemeXpert (www.themexpert.com)
  2. ^ page builder for Joomla (www.themexpert.com)

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