Vik Rent Car v1.12 Update

The latest version 1.12 was released on July 24th 2018. This is a special update!

The update is free only for those who still have an active Support License (purchase made within 6 months).

The limit date to download and install the free update is January 2018. If you have purchased a copy of Vik Rent Car, or a copy of its paid update after January 2018, then your account is eligible to get the free update.

Those who cannot update for free should purchase the paid version of the update for € 29 (from this Link).


Notice

The new version 1.12 is the result of over 4 months of intense programming. We have collected a lot of suggestions and feature requests from our clients to build a better software that could be used every day by car rental companies.

Vik Rent Car has been the leading car rental extension in Joomla since 2011, and we did our best to include as many feature requests as possible in this important update.

Please take a look at all the new features and at the new demo website to see what we have done. If you don't need any of the new features, please do not update.


Here are some screen shots of the new features:

IMPORTANT:

Please read this message carefully before updating. It won't take you longer than 1 minute

  • By installing the update, all the front-end and back-end Views will be overwritten. The same thing works for the (main) CSS files (not the custom CSS file) and for the English .INI files.
  • Any modifications made to the CSS styles should be backed up, as well as the whole website in order to lower the risks of getting unexpected results. Vik Rent Car loads a custom CSS file at last where you can put all your styles modifications. This file has the suffix _custom.css in the name (more details available in the Knowledge Base section). Backing up the whole site, files and database included, is strongly recommended.
  • During the first weeks after the release, our technical support team will be facing a high volume of work. We will give higher priority to server issues and lowest priority to CSS/Layout issues. We kindly ask you to check the Documentation and the Knowledge Base sections of our website before asking for help. Response timing will be slower than usual.

What's new in VikRentCar v1.12 ?

Please read all the new features below and check them out in the new demo website (back-end included):

Front-End Demo Back-End Demo


CHANGE-LOG:

  • New Features

  • New framework, design and layout This is not just a standard update! The entire framework of the software has been re-designed and re-styled
  • Booking Restrictions Define the allowed pick up and drop off week days on some dates of the year, and the minimum/maximum duration of rental
  • Customers Management functions New orders will store new customer records. Add notes and other information, including a PIN code for the front-end login
  • Pricing Calendar and Rates Calculator The new Fares Overview page will help you review, modify and calculate the rental costs for any car and date
  • Back-end Calendar Partial Availability The page Calendar now shows a different status for the cars that are partially available and not fully booked
  • Special Tags for Custom Messages to the Customers Create custom template files with special tags (customer name, dates, car etc..) for sending email messages to the customers
  • Improvements

  • New design for back-end and front-end all the views have been re-designed with modern and responsive layouts
  • FontAwesome support Vik Rent Car 1.12 no longer uses images as icons, they have all been replaced with font-icons for devices scalability
  • Scalable Characteristics Icons Characteristics icons are now shipped as font-icons
  • Back-end Edit Reservations Bug-Fixes Let the system re-calculate the new order total when making changes
  • Front-End PHP Security Fixes Restrictions and fully booked cars could be by-passed by forcing the dates manually in the URL that were only checked via JavaScript
  • Tens of back-end improvements Several adjustments and fixes have been made to the source code to avoid configuration errors
  • System

  • Joomla 4.x Portability Added support for the future Joomla 4.x releases
  • Bootstrap 4 Support for Bootstrap v4 of Joomla 4
  • MVC Back-end Framework The back-end has been entirely modified to support a new MVC framework

If you don't need any of these new features, please do not update as the version 1.11 is still stable although it's no longer supported.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE UPGRADE?

  • No cars, prices or orders will go lost. All your data will be kept as is before the update.
  • All the views of the front-end will be overwritten as well as a lot of other php files, including the CSS of both the administrator and front site sections of VikRentCar.
  • Make sure to move any CSS customization onto the dedicated custom CSS files for the front-end (editable from the Configuration page).
  • All the language translations will not be touched except for the English translation that will be overwritten with the new language definitions.
  • Italian users: the update will replace and update the Italian language files just like for the English files.

READY TO UPGRADE?

Download the Update Package and check our blog post for instructions

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

Update Instructions (also available inside the Update Package)


Please insert your order number below to see if it's eligible to get the free update:
(the order number is in the order email that you received for downloading the component or the paid update)


Order Number:

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