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Today we have launched Vertex 3.4 for Joomla 3.X and Vertex 2.5 for Joomla 1.6 to 2.5. The original intent of this patch was to prepare Vertex 3 for compatibility with Joomla 3.2 as a few function names have changed in Joomla 3.2. However, we were also able to finish a new multi-language feature and it made into this release as well! This is why we have a Vertex 2.5 release as well as Vertex 3.4.

The Vertex 3.4 patch can be applied now, there is no need to wait for Joomla 3.2's final release. It will work with 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 with no issues.

You can download the patch files from here:

http://www.shape5.com/component/option,com_docman/Itemid,96/task,cat_view/gid,190/

And please follow the upgrade patch tutorials from here:

http://www.shape5.com/joomla_tutorials.html

A list of the major features and changes in Vertex 3.4:

1. The JSite::getRouter() function has been updated in Joomla 3.2 and Vertex has been modified to reflect this change.

2. The Vertex admin now opens to the Vertex tab by default when opening or saving the page via the template manager, instead of defaulting to the Joomla Template Details Page.

3. A new Language tab has been added for multi-language sites. This new tab allows you to set language overrides for items such as the login text and several other text fields. After setting up your multi-language site you simply set the langauge and the text you would like to show for that specific language. This new feature eliminates the need for multiple template styles per language.

 

In addition to the mentioned Vertex updates we have also updated the S5 Accordion Menu module to be compatible with Joomla 3.2, as well as older pre-Vertex templates. The same function mentioned in #1 above was used in the accordion module as well as our older suckerfish menu. Because these updates are outside of the Vertex framework we have documented the updates for you below so you can apply these to your site if you wish to upgrade to 3.2.

Please note that these updates are only for sites running Joomla 3, NOT Joomla 2.5 or lower. To date Joomla 3.2 stable has not been released, but these updates can be applied to now to Joomla 3.0 or 3.1 with no issues.

 

S5 Accordion Menu:

If you still have an active membership with us the simplest way to make this module compatible with Joomla 3.2 is simply download the latest version and install it. If you do not have a current membership you will need to modify the file:

modules\mod_s5_accordion_menu\helper.php

This can be done via ftp or cpanel. Around line 197 find the following:

$router = JSite::getRouter();

And replace it with:

$router = JFactory::getApplication()->getRouter();

 

Pre-Vertex Templates:

Any Joomla 3.X templates that were created before the Vertex Framework will also have similar updates that are documented below.

1. If your site is using the S5 Accordion Menu module apply the fix mentioned above.

2. In the root of the template's folder find the following files:

s5_no_moo_menu.php

s5_suckerfish.php

Perform the same update as above, search for the following in both files:

$router = JSite::getRouter();

And replace it with:

$router = JFactory::getApplication()->getRouter();

If your site using one of the following templates, these files will be found in the "libs" folder and not the root folder:

Appwonder
Life Journey
Photofolio
Real Estate
Shenandoah

3. In the five templates mentioned above find the file:

libs/mobile_device_menu.php

And perform the exact same find and replace as under #2. If that line does not exist in that file then there is no update needed to this file.

 

Please note - All current downloads have already been updated with these changes.

If you have any questions please post in our support forum boards and someone will be happy to assist you from there.

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