JV-LinkDirectory 5.3 Released

After a slightly prolonged beta testing, we are pleased to announce the release of JV-LinkDirectory 5.3.0 to the Joomla community. JV-LD 5.3.0 is a major release in terms of the number of new features it brings in. We have been discussing significant ones in a series of blog posts here, but here is the big list of all features included in this release:

New Features/Changes:

  1. Integration with CComment for commenting on directory listings
  2. Integration with Komento for commenting on directory listings
  3. Latest Comments module for JV-LinkDirectory
  4. Multiple locations for a listing and display them in Maps.
  5. Integration with Thumboo for Thumbnail Previews
  6. Integration with Picoshot for Thumbnail Previews
  7. LinkExchange Connect Service (LECS)
  8. Microdata for listing detail pages
  9. Enhanced Post Payment Processing
  10. Keywords/Tags and SEF for Tags
  11. Restrict number of keywords/tags per listing
  12. Multiple One way Free Plans and Enhanced Add Link Menu/Screen
  13. Individual Map Configuration for Category and Detail pages
  14. Gravatar in Modules
  15. Configurable Text in Connect Now Banner
  16. Category Description in Pages
  17. K2 Integration with JV-LinkDirectory
  18. New Style for Bootstrap 3.2.0 and compatibility with T3 framework.
  19. Option to show info window on markers by default in Google maps
  20. load bootstrap css and js options has been added to advanced configuration.
  21. Styles can now be upgraded.
  22. Assign default style with a single click
  23. Ability to install and upgrade a new style with new parameters
  24. Edit style parameters, override config parameters
  25. New recent links with n articles to display home page style
  26. Link to submit feature requests from backend
  27. Thumbnail Generation – Ignore aspect ratio set to 1 when height is given, to ensure images are created as per given dimensions
  28. Upgraded phpthumb to 1.7.13
  29. Community Builder 2.0.2 compatibility
  30. Better CSS customization for styles
  31. Comparison table for add link is now responsive.

We are in the process of updating the documentation for 5.3 version and this should be completed in 3-4 days. 

Important Style Changes:

New Style “defaultbs3” – We have created a new style – defaultbs3 which provides a responsive layout style for JV-LD and it needs Twitter Bootstrap 3.x version to function. This must be used when your Joomla template is loading the Twitter Bootstrap 3.2 or 3.x versions. This style is not automatically installed when you install JV-LD. This must be downloaded separately and installed from the Styles section in JV-LD backend.

Similarly the “legacy” style that came bundled with JV-LD has to be downloaded separately and installed from the Styles section in JV-LD backend.

When you install JV-LD, the “default” style, is automatically installed. This style provides a responsive layout style for JV-LD and it needs Twitter Bootstrap 2.3.2 version to function. This must be used when your Joomla template is loading the Twitter Bootstrap 2.3.2 version, which is the default for Joomla 3.x.

Beta Testing:

With this release we are officially concluding the beta testing for JV-LD 5.3. We sincerely thank all our customers who took that extra effort in improving the quality of JV-LinkDirectory 5.3 with their feedback. As promised we will be extending their existing JV-LD subscription by 4 months for free, in the next 3-4 days.

Hope you like the new release. If you are happy with our product and support, kindly spend a couple of minutes to rate and write a short review of the same at Joomla Extensions Directory @ http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/ads-a-affiliates/text-a-link-ads/9460. This will go a long way in spreading the word about JV-LinkDirectory in the Joomla community.