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The JoomlaShine templates latest features and improvements

With the new release of all JoomlaShine templates such as JSN Epic 4.3.0, JSN Dome 2.3.0, JSN Tendo 1.1.0 and JSN Teki 1.1.0, the JoomlaShine Team is proud to announce to you many of the hottest template improvements and features. All these bring you a more stable, convenient to use, and customizable Joomla template - just like our other products.

Extended style support for K2 component

K2 is a free and awesome extension that has brought a new level to the presentation of Joomla content. Using this component you can have all the functionality you need to make a content-rich website or news portal with many extra fields such as article images, videos, image galleries and attachments, etc.

K2 article in the JSN Epic template

K2 article in the Beez2 Default template

Now with the new version of K2 for Joomla 1.7/2.5 , we have also added an extended style that will automatically support for the display of K2 component. As you can see in the differences between the two screenshots, in the JoomlaShine templates we have fixed the CSS bug where the star icon has been obscured. Moreover, we rearranged the article layout in a more beautiful and compact format.

With the new release of all JoomlaShine templates such as JSN Epic 4.3.0, JSN Dome 2.3.0, JSN Tendo 1.1.0 and JSN Teki 1.1.0, the JoomlaShine Team is proud to announce to you many of the hottest template improvements and features. All these bring you a more stable, convenient to use, and customizable Joomla template - just like our other products.

Extended style support for K2 component

K2 is a free and awesome extension that has brought a new level to the presentation of Joomla content. Using this component you can have all the functionality you need to make a content-rich website or news portal with many extra fields such as article images, videos, image galleries and attachments, etc.

K2 article in the JSN Epic template

K2 article in the Beez2 Default template

Now with the new version of K2 for Joomla 1.7/2.5 , we have also added an extended style that will automatically support for the display of K2 component. As you can see in the differences between the two screenshots, in the JoomlaShine templates we have fixed the CSS bug where the star icon has been obscured. Moreover, we rearranged the article layout in a more beautiful and compact format.

Optimal Sample Data Installation

JoomlaShine features : JSN Epic template Sample Data installation

If you install a single Joomla template package, it will take a lot of time and effort to get your website the same as the demo website. If you install a new one that has a heavy template framework that you need to install a complex website, it can make you lose the previous Joomla template customization.

With Sample Data Installation, a unique function in JoomlaShine templates which helps you setup a complete website in just a few steps without any re-installation. Now we have made this feature more simple and effective than ever - just one click, no configuration, and no customization to get exactly what the demo website looks like.

Reference document: Configuration Manual - Sample Data Installation section

Style for the Tabs and Sliders in an article

JoomlaShine new features : tabs and sliders

The new CSS style for the Tabs and Sliders feature in Joomla 1.7/2.5

When you create articles in Joomla, it seems that you have to use the Pagebreak function to split an article with long content. Alternatively, I guess that you can also find some external tabs or slider extensions.

But now Joomla 1.7/2.5 has added a new function in the Pagebreak plugin that helps you to separate the articles in Tabs or Sliders format. So in JoomlaShine templates, we have written the new CSS for Tabs and Sliders, that you are free to add to your articles to give them an elegant style.

New design of the "Go to top" button

JoomlaShine new improvement: Go to top button

Today we have websites are more diverse and long, which means that a "Go to top button" is always useful in our templates. In this release we have a new attractive style for the "Go to top" button, with variable color. It is also aligned to the center of the webpage to save your cursor motion when you are reading articles.

Reference document: Configuration Manual - SEO and System section

Equal Height technique for the modules in horizontal layout

Modules in a horizontal layout are so popular since they are good-looking and present a lot of content. JoomlaShine have added a script that makes all the modules within the horizontal layout (like content-top, content-bottom, etc.) have an equal height.

It is a really a creative function for the flexible template layout, however this technique does not support dynamic-content modules.

JoomlaShine improvement: Before enabling Equal height feature

JoomlaShine improvement: After enabling Equal height feature

Reference document: Configuration Manual - Layout section

The other improvements

Beside all of the features above, we have enhanced our templates to be more useable and to fix some minor bugs:

  • Improved translation for the Joomla template settings screen in the back-end
  • Improved CSS3 utilization by separating CSS3 code to an appropriate file
  • Fixed bug in Category List layout for article with Registered permission
  • Fixed bug with path to file when CSS / JS Compression is on
  • Fixed bug with article icon when parameter Show Icons is set to Hide
  • and so on

We already have a compact list of the each version Change log in its template detail page that you can review easily the features.

Reference document: JoomlaShine Templates Detail - Change log section

In conclusion

At JoomlaShine we have an ambition to make the perfect product - not only with a beautiful design but also with the best functions. That why we have and always will, improved our products to bring convenience for customers .

Do you like these new features or have you got any suggestion for JoomlaShine templates? Please leave your comments here to share your passion and suggestions, because together we can build a better Joomla template.

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