Vik Rent Items v1.6 Update

The latest version 1.6 was released on October 20th 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 April 2018. If you have purchased a copy of Vik Rent Items, or a copy of its paid update after April 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).


The new version 1.6 is the result of over 3 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.

For this reason, the download of the updates for this extension is restricted to those who have an active Support License. It's the same policy we've been using for years for our other components.

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, you can just keep your current version.

Here are some screen shots of the new features:


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 Items 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 Vik Rent Items v1.6 ?

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


  • New Features

  • New MVC Framework The administrator section of the component now follows the MVC standards.
  • New UI for a total new look The new layout provides a neat, clean and modern interface.
  • Customers Management A new back-end page will show all the customers information.
  • New Cancelled status Orders that get removed will be set to Cancelled before being removed.
  • Fixed Deposit Deposit can be set up as a fixed fee in your currency.
  • Pick Up on Drop Off Pick ups can be allowed at the same time as another drop off.
  • Options per Item Options/Extra Services can be applied once per item without multiplying the cost by the units.
  • Delivery Service new Options The Delivery fees can be applied once per order or once per item, no matter how many items are in the cart.
  • Delivery Service Tax Delivery fees can be assigned to one tax rate for the summary and confirmations.
  • Custom Rental Costs Manual orders can be assigned to a custom rate to have a price ad-hoc.
  • Improvements

  • New Orders List The back-end orders list has many new filters and details.
  • New order editing Editing the existing rental orders is now easier and faster.
  • New front-end Characteristics The tooltip for the Characteristics are now rendered through CSS3.
  • Better PHP Templates Every PHP Template (PDF, Customer Email) now supports PHP variables to access any information.
  • PDF Template Parameters New parameters added to the PDF template to control the margins, the orientation, header, footer etc...
  • Front-end CSS Custom CSS file for the front-end for custom rules/overrides
  • Customers PIN Code Orders will optionally contain a PIN code for the customer to log in and see the order details.
  • Required Custom Fields Required Custom Fields of type checkbox are no longer stored in the customers details.
  • Improved CSV Export Improved CSV Export Functions.
  • New Dashboards Lists The name of the items rented has been added to the lists.
  • Customizable Error Form Error form has been moved onto a template file for customization.
  • System

  • Joomla 4.x Portability Added support for the future Joomla 4.x releases
  • Bootstrap 4 Support for Bootstrap v4 of Joomla 4
  • PHP 7 Framework This new version is fully compatible with any PHP 7.x version.

If you don't need any of these new features, please do not update as the version 1.5 is still stable, although it's no longer supported for bugs fixing.


  • No items, 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 Vik Rent Items.
  • 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.


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 Items with just a few clicks.

Update Instructions (also available inside the Update Package)

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