Mobile 3.0 Beta-testing

Friday, 11 March 2022 12:48

Hello! We would like to invite everyone to participate in the public beta testing of Mobile 3.0, which has the following differences compared to the stable version 2.1:

  1. Supports Joomla! 2.5-4.1 and PHP 5.6-8.1.
  2. Everything related to adaptive design (i.e. using a separate template for the mobile version) is moved to the separate package Mobile Adaptive. Without it, Mobile 3.0 works in a "responsive design" mode, i.e. optimizes your existing template.
  3. Now both the mobile version and the desktop version are being optimized so that there is no need to install additional optimizing extensions (and resolve conflicts that may arise).
  4. Added support for "responsive" (which adjusts to screen width) images, tables, videos (HTML5/YouTube/Vimeo/Kickstarter/Twitch), and other embedded elements (Google Maps/Docs/Sheets/Slides and Facebook posts).*
  5. Page optimization code has been significantly redesigned to achieve maximum performance (and to get closer to 100/100 in PageSpeed Insights tests):*
    • Off-request optimization mode in which the page is given to the first visitor as quickly as possible with minimal optimization, after which some extra operations are performed in the background (image optimization, compression by the brotli algorithm, etc.), and the fully optimized page is sent to subsequent visitors.
    • Generation and use of the so-called above-the-fold CSS styles for the main page with asynchronous loading of other styles.
    • Support of DNS prefetch and URL preload.
    • Automatic generation of the srcset attribute for images.
    • Google Fonts loading optimization.
  6. Implemented a page caching, which is much faster than the built-in "System-Page Cache" plugin in Joomla! and is based on a tagged cache, i.e. allows to automatically update the cache when necessary (e.g. creation or editing of articles).
  7. Support of Progressive Web Application (PWA).

* Some features are only available in the Mobile Pro version.

Here are the download links for the packages:

You can either install Mobile 3.0 from scratch or update the existing installation. In the latter case, most likely, you will also need to install the Mobile Adaptive plugin and the new version of the mobile template.

Just in case, do not forget to backup your website before installing/updating beta-version of Mobile 3.0!

We have created a separate forum section to discuss any issues that arise: Mobile Joomla! 3.0 Beta Testing. For private discussions, you can contact us by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Any feedback is welcome!

P.S. Do not be afraid to experiment: if something went wrong during testing, you can always restore the settings to their original state by simply typing the code "IDDQD" (w/o quotes) in the admin panel of the Mobile extension.

P.P.S. There is also a secret mode for additional settings (code "IDKFA"): there, in particular, you can switch to using ImageMagick for image processing, enable support for webp and avif formats, use the jpegoptim and optipng utilities, and configure a bunch of other settings that are still under development and not moved to the "main" settings yet.

 

Joomla! 4.0 and our plans

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 11:03

Hello, dear Mobile Joomla! extension users!

Today Joomla! is 16 years old (it’s the day of the fork from Mambo CMS), and we are waiting for Joomla! 4.0 to be released in a short time. In this regard, we would like to tell you about our plans to further develop our Mobile Joomla! extension.

Mobile 3.0 will be ready for beta testing soon. Major changes:

  1. Supported Joomla! 2.5 to 4.0, PHP 5.6+ is required (7.3+ is recommended). Unfortunately, if your website is still running Joomla! 1.5, Mobile 3.0 does not support it (yet?).
  2. Significantly redesigned and improved page speed optimizations (our goal is 100/100 in the mobile PageSpeed Insight test).
  3. Optimization of responsive websites and desktop mode of adaptive websites.
  4. Support of Progressive Web Application (PWA).
  5. Very fast page cache that is based on the tagged cache approach (cache invalidates automatically after content is changed).
  6. and many-many other improvements…

A more complete list of changes will be posted soon with the official Mobile 3.0-beta announcement.

If you want to be among the first to get access to the beta version, contact us at support[at]mobilejoomla.com, and we will grant you access to a hidden section on the forum where the beta version will be discussed.

A big update to our mobile templates is expected too, but a little later. We are going to switch from jQueryMobile framework to Bootstrap 5.1 and get additional speedup for mobile websites.

The current stable version 2.1.x will receive updates for at least another two years, and if necessary, even longer (if required by our Pro/Club subscribers).

Wait for the news soon!

 

Mobile 2.1.45

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 16:30

This is a regular update with several improvements:

  • Fixed installation of demo logo image and demo favicon in the mobile_basic template
  • Added demo favicon.ico inspection
  • Added plugins ordering inspection
  • Removed support of iOS6 icons from Mobile_Basic template
  • Updated AMDD database

As always, you can update to the new version of Mobile Joomla! extension from your administrative panel via the Mobile Joomla! Remote Update feature, or by downloading the Mobile Joomla! package and installing it from the backend. Premium templates are not updating automatically and should be downloaded and installed manually. Do not forget to backup your website before the update!

Remember to subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to keep on top of all latest Mobile Joomla! news.

#StaySafeStayHome #COVID19

 

Mobile 2.1.44

Thursday, 05 December 2019 17:26

Over the past few days, two updates to the Mobile Joomla! extension have been released. Version 2.1.43 contains some performance improvements and AMDD device database updates. Version 2.1.44 deals with several bugfixes:

  • Fixed homepage detection issue caused by a conflict with 3rdparty extension
  • Fixed compatibility with System-Cache plugin in Joomla!3.8+

As always, you can update to the new version of Mobile Joomla! extension from your administrative panel via the Mobile Joomla! Remote Update feature, or by downloading the Mobile Joomla! package and installing it from the backend. Premium templates are not updating automatically and should be downloaded and installed manually. Do not forget to backup your website before the update!

Remember to subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to keep on top of all latest Mobile Joomla! news.

 

Bepaint your mobile template!

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 17:51

For many years our Mobile Elegance template supports ThemeRoller tool to create new color styles, but other templates were limited to distributed color presets only. And now we are happy to present you Template Colorizer, the tool that allows changing template colors (e.g. to match your desktop template):

Short usage guide

  1. Select the swatch (color theme) letter name to change (e.g. "A").
  2. Click on the input field to change (e.g. "Background").
  3. Choose a new color either 1) using pop-up (click on the color circle in the bottom right corner to apply) or 2) by typing color's hex code.
  4. Repeat the above procedure for other fields and swatches.
  5. Copy generated CSS style, and append it to template's css/custom.css file.

That's all. Happy creativity!

PS. Note that background color may be overwritten in the templates settings, so don't forget to update or reset it if necessary.

 

Premium Templates updates: Elegance 2.0.29, Flat 2.0.27, iOS9 1.0.22, Square 1.0.21

Monday, 16 September 2019 13:20

We have just released new versions of our premium Mobile Joomla! templates:

New releases include some performance optimizations and new feature Fonts Preload to preload Lato font (used in Flat and Square templates) and Ionicons (used in iOS9 template). Just check which font variants are used on your website (usually Regular and Bold are used), enable their preloading in template's settings, and get faster page loading and rendering.

 

August 2019 Updates: Mobile 2.1.42 and Premium Templates

Friday, 16 August 2019 09:40

We have just released Mobile 2.1.42 and updates to all our premium templates: Mobile Elegance 2.0.28, Mobile Flat 2.0.26, Mobile Square 1.0.20, and Mobile iOS9 1.0.21.

These updates fix error in mod_feed layout file for Joomla!3.x templates and add support of "*" wildcard in custom_preload.txt files' exclusion rules, so that it's possible to remove all URLs from mobile template that match specified pattern, e.g.

-/path/to/buggy/scripts/*.js

Mobile 2.1.42 includes updated AMDD device database for better mobile device detection.

As always, you can update to the new version from your administrative panel via the Mobile Joomla! Remote Update feature, or by downloading the Mobile Joomla! package and installing it from the backend. Do not forget to backup your website before the update!

Remember to subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to keep on top of all latest Mobile Joomla! news.

 

Mobile 2.1.37 and Security Update for mobile templates

Monday, 06 May 2019 18:22

Hey all, Today we are releasing Mobile Community/Basic/Pro 2.1.37 with following fixes:

  • Fixed possible XSS vulnerability in the jQueryMobile framework used by Mobile_Basic template
  • Fixed incorrect detection of "Force as homepage" in POST requests
  • Fixed issue with "Load MooTools" option in Mobile_Basic template

and updates to all our premium templates Mobile Elegance/Flat/Square/iOS9:

  • Fixed possible XSS vulnerability in the jQueryMobile framework
  • Fixed issue with id duplication in the case of AJAX navigation
  • Fixed issue with "Load MooTools" option

Note there is a fix for potential XSS vulnerability in jQueryMobile framework (used by all our templates). Exploiting of this vulnerability requires JSON (or other non-HTML) end-point on user's website that reflects input back, that's why most of websites are not affected by this vulnerability. Nevertheless, we strongly ask you to install this update(s) to avoid any potential issues.

As always, you can update to the new version of Mobile Joomla! extension from your administrative panel via the Mobile Joomla! Remote Update feature, or by downloading the Mobile Joomla! package and installing it from the backend. Premium templates are not updating automatically and should be downloaded and installed manually. Do not forget to backup your website before the update!

Remember to subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to keep on top of all latest Mobile Joomla! news.

 

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