- Created on 23 May 2012
I'm pleased to announce that after a couple of months of development and testing - EZ Realty version 6.10.0 has been released. EZ Realty 6.10.0 includes a number of long-awaited new features - including a new flash image upload system and incorporation of the core Joomla database translation support.
The new flash image upload system has resulted in property image data being stored in a separate images table, and this means you'll no longer be restricted to the maximum 24 image upload limit. You'll be able to configure EZ Realty to allow more images to be uploaded - and the benefit is the sequential upload of images will resolve problems you may have had with php memory limits.
Also new in EZ Realty 6.10.0 is the ability to display listings on the frontend based on locality (suburb), and the inclusion of a new module to allow you to display the top property suburbs or categories - with links to these listings pages. I hope you'll enjoy these new listings output options and features, as they should add some nice flexibility to your site.
My multilingual EZ Realty customers will also be happy with the integration of the core Joomla translation support, as it will mean you won't need to rely on 3PD translation components such as Falang or JoomFish.
Other new features and changes in EZ Realty 6.10.0 include a new slideshow system and some new thumbnail layouts for the full details page layout, some tweaks to the modules and how they generate links to the property listings, and changes to how the listings pages are coded to fix a bug with table sorting on the Joomla 2.5x system. You'll also find the full details page PDF print page layout has been redesigned to incorporate the seller banner if using EZ Portal integration, and the PDF layout has also been simplified - to achieve a single page layout in most situations. There's also a new full details page template layout option available, and inclusion of coloured icons based on transaction type on the listings page layouts.
All customers with a current M-6 subscription have access to the new releases, and you'll find upgrade instructions are included in the user guide. Please read these - as the 6.10.0 version is now packaged with the EZ Realty modules included as part of the new and upgrade packages.
This is also a large upgrade which affects all of the EZ* addons associated with EZ Realty - so you'll need to upgrade EZ Realty, its modules, and the various companion components in use - eg. EZ Portal and its module, Realty Bookings, Realty Adverts, EZ Watchlists and EZ Feeds. You'll need to upgrade all of these due to the change in how the EZ Realty image data is stored.
Prior to beginning the upgrade - remember to make a full backup of your site and database, don't do the upgrade if you're tired, feeling irritable or short of time, and if you run into a problem - stop and post a support ticket via the helpdesk ticketing system.