Its been a while since I wrote a blog post and since K2 V2.5 has finally been released for Joomla 1.7, I wanted to give some news on what is happening.
- K2 MultiNotify
We are in the process of updating this to be 2.5 compatible.
Once this has been tested and released, it will be made available in the Multi Notify subscription packages and a further blog announcement while be made.
- K2 Templates
New template releases have been slow specifically due to the immenant release of K2 V2.5, but due to delays in its release, I too have had to hold back on the development phases of some new templates.
There is a slight difference in the file structure on 2.5 and all files have additional code to make them Joomla 1.7 complaint.
Unfortunatley, templates made in 2.4.1 are not directly compatible to 2.5.
I am looking at converting the existing templates to beboth 2.4.1 and 2.5, but they may have to be two seperate versions.
2 New templates designs for 2.5 have been designed, coding is taking a little longer due to K2 support demands and the fact that there are now extra views that need to be styled. It takes almost as long to make a full K2 template as it does a Joomla template.
- A new K2 Template Manager has been released in conjunction with USJoomlaPros.
Thanks to them, they have taken my idea and coded this and now its available to purchase and download.
Again, this is currently on 2.4.1 ready, and 2.5 version is being investigated.
- Discussions with other developers have been made to promote and sell their plugins and extensions on K2Joom, so there could be more downloads available soon, including some free ones, as some developers are making K2 v2.4.1 versions obsolete< i would still like to see them made available.
If you have anything you wish to be promoted on K2Joom, then let me know.
- K2Joom is going to get another overhaul in the coming months.
It is hoped to become Joomla 1.7 and K2 2.5, but I am waiting on some essential components to be J1.7 ready.
The new site will be much cleaner in style, already have a template ready and we will be moving away from Ambra Subs and Billets in favour of RS Membership and RS Tickets. The support I have had from RS on a new site development has far exceeded the support received form Dioscouri.
There is also chance that Red Membership could be used too as it has some fantastic potential to be further expanded with Red List, but we will have to see what happens about some customisation that has been requested. Of all three, Red Coomponents is the only company that has shown interest in providing customisation. So they all have pros and cons.
- The biggest piece of news is still being kept under wraps, but within the next 2 weeks, something seriously new is going to happen.
Until then, you will just have to subscribe to this cateogry, so that you can be kept informed of what that might actually be.
Finally, K2 does have a new website at www.getk2.org and thankfully Joomlaworks has gotten away from Ning and produced a Joomla, K2 and Kunena based site. Congratualtions on the release.
I am also please to have been made part of the K2 site team, along with William White and Olivier from Jiliko.net, so we are continuing to support K2 Users on the forums.
Thats it for now, but stay in touch for more news soon.