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Vik Rent Items v1.7

VikRentItems v1.7 has been released! We have developed a great amount of new features and we are introducing a completely re-designed framework for the entire back-end section. This update is fully compatible with Joomla 3.x as well as with the upcoming Joomla 4 framework.

How to update to the latest version?

You can install the latest version of Vik Rent Items through the Joomla native update functions, or by using our free plugin Vik Updater.

The policy for the updates of this extension hasn't changed: updating is free only if you have purchased a copy of Vik Rent Items, or a copy of the previous Updates, after May 6th 2020. This means that your Support License must be active on the release date of the new version of Vik Rent Items, which is November 6th 2020. Those who have purchased the extension or an update before May 6th 2020, will be asked to purchase the paid version of the update (Update Package) for €29. This will give you access to free updates for another update cycle, and it will renew your Support License for another 6 months.

IMPORTANT: please remember to check for any updates for the modules of Vik Rent Items. This can be easily done from your Joomla administrator section, by clicking on Extensions - Manage - Update.

What's new in Vik Rent Items 1.7? Here's the full changelog

New Features

  • Totally new back-end design
    This is a major release that includes several new improvements to the design and layout of the entire component.

  • New Calendar page
    The page Calendar has been improved with a new look and some new functions, like the possibility of selecting a website rate plan for a manual order.

  • New Promotions framework
    Promotions have been completely re-designed, with some new settings to quickly allow their creation.

  • Strikethrough price
    Show your customers how your promotions lower the rental costs on specific dates.

  • Sortable Extra Images
    You can sort with drag & drop the extra images of the gallery of each rental item.

  • New availability calendars
    The page Item Details is using a new system for allowing the selection of the rental dates.

  • Customer Email Preview
    Quickly preview the changes made to the customer email template with a simple preview button.

  • New Phone Input Field
    Custom fields of type Phone Number are now rendered with a special layout to facilitate the input of the phone number.

  • New Rates Calculator Tool
    The page Rates Overview comes with a new design and useful buttons to quickly book an item with a specific cost.

  • Cron Jobs
    The new framework for custom Cron Jobs is finally available. Schedule automatic email sending functions for your clients.

  • iCal Reminders
    Attach an iCal reminder to any confirmation email message.


  • Fancybox updated
    The jQuery plugin has been updated to its latest version.

  • Administrator confirmation email
    The administrator is now receiving the same email message as the customer with all the information.

  • Assign Options to Items
    Options can now be assigned or deselected to/from certain items directly from their management page.


  • Joomla 4
    The framework has been tested with the latest Alpha 5 version of Joomla 4.
    EDIT: since the dedicated minor update 1.7.1, the component now fully supports the Joomla 4 framework.

  • MVC Framework
    Models, Views and Controllers have been updated


Enjoy your new Vik Rent Items!

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