VikEvents Updater

The latest version 1.10 of VikEvents was released on May 17th 2018. All those with an active Support License on the release day will be able to upgrade for free. Therefore, under your account there must be a purchase for either Vik Events or a previous Update for Vik Events, made after the end of October 2017 (6 months before the release day).

If you purchased VikEvents before that date, and so your Support License is expired, then you will have to purchase the paid version of the update (not a copy of VikEvents) from the Extensions Updates page.

Please notice that your old version of the component may still be stable, so upgrading is not mandatory.
We suggest visiting the Demo Website to see some of the new features.


What's New in VikEvents 1.10?

CHANGELOG:

  • NEW FEATURES

  • New back-end reservations
  • Manual reservations can now be created easily.
  • New back-end Seats selection
  • Custom numbering is now used also in the back-end for an easier selection of the seats.
  • New Back-end Design
  • Every single view of the back-end has been redesigned.
  • New Front-end Design
  • Most front-end views have a new look.
  • Responsiveness
  • Vik Events 1.10 is mobile-ready in all its pages.
  • FontAwesome 5 Support
  • The whole framework now uses scalable font-icons.
  • Mandatory Options/Extra Fees
  • The Options can now be forced for selection to apply fixed fees.
  • View Seating Map Event Filter
  • The view Seating Map now allows to filter by event.
  • Custom Admin Email for each event
  • Reservations for certain events can now notify another administrator.
  • Deposit amount as a fixed value
  • The deposit to confirm a reservation can be either a percentage or fixed value.
  • IMPROVEMENTS

  • Custom Field of type Country
  • A new type of custom field was added.
  • Participants Print List
  • Generate, customize and print a report of all the participants with the seats selected.
  • Print List Seats Map
  • The organizers of the events will be able to have a map with all the free and booked seats.
  • Clean up files
  • The tickets for the expired events can be cleaned up from the server to save space.
  • Template Variables
  • Every single file-template now allows to access PHP variables.
  • Email admin improvements
  • More details are sent via email to the admin for new reservations.
  • Hours for auto-removing reservations
  • Decimal numbers are now supported for higher precision.
  • More details in the Orders List
  • Users now have more information about their reservations.
  • Re-captcha support
  • The registration form will use the Google Re-Captcha system if enabled.
  • SYSTEM

  • Joomla! Portability
  • Portability functions for future Joomla! versions.
  • Front-end Login
  • Support added for the new Joomla 3.8.x and 4.x series.
  • PHP 7 Framework
  • This new version is fully compatible with PHP 7.x.
  • Better XHTML Compatibility
  • Redirect actions no longer use XHTML for a better compatibility.
  • PayPal Update
  • The PayPal integration now supports the protocol TLS v1.2.
  • FIXES

  • Security Updates
  • All the security fixes have been merged into this new stable release.
  • Framework Optimization
  • The whole framework has been improved in speed and efficiency.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE UPGRADE?

Nothing bad will happen to your site if you haven't edited the source code of VikEvents. If you did, then some of your modifications might go lost. Of course no overrides will be touched by the update, and no custom template files for the tickets or other messages will be modified.
This update will overwrite the two CSS files of VikEvents, the one for the front site and also the one for the administrator section, including all the default images. A lot of Views of the front and back -ends have been modified so they will be replaced with the update in order to support the new features. The ticket template files will NOT be overwritten by the update, they will just be created if missing.
If you are upgrading from the version 1.9 then the front-end will not show many differences, it will just use scalable font-icons and a more responsive layout. Instead, if you are upgrading from an older version, then the look of the extension will be drastically changed as many views were re-designed.
All the custom language translations will NOT be touched, only the English translation files will be overwritten, so in case you have translated VikEvents into other languages, open those .ini language files and compare them with the new English .ini files to find the new definitions at the bottom. You will see that at the end of the file some definitions are missing, just add them into your translated files and translate the new definitions to update the other languages.

If you appreciate the new features of this update, please consider writing a review for the new VikEvents in the Joomla Extensions Directory, it would help the component grow even better and it will pay our efforts back.

READY TO UPGRADE?

Download the Update Package from the form below, and check our blog post for instructions

We suggest installing the Vik Updater plugin to upgrade to the latest version of Vik Events with just a few clicks.

Update Instructions


Please insert your order number and click on Download:
(the order number is in the order email that you received for downloading the component)


Order Number:

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