Guide to Upgrade the Mobile extension from 2.x to 3.0

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 15:27

1. Check that your server matches the minimal requirements: Joomla! 2.5 and PHP 5.6.

2. Don't forget to make a backup and, if possible, test on a copy of your website.

3. Note that the Mobile extension has been split into Mobile and Adaptive packages (the former is used for page speed optimization, caching and PWA support, and the latter is used for device detection and template switching). That's why three packages should be installed:

3.1. Install Mobile 3.0 or Mobile Pro 3.0 package (depending on your subscription). If you have active Mobile 2.x Pro/Club subscription, you can upgrade to Mobile 3.0 for free.

3.2. Install Mobile Adaptive 3.0 package.

3.3. Install mobile template adopted for Mobile 3.0:

4. To activate Mobile Pro, open Settings page, enter your API key from Account page, and save changes.

 

Mobile 3.0.1 Release

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 15:27

Mobile 3.0.1 has been released. This is a regular update with following changes:

  1. Fixed processing of optimized images during update from Mobile 2.x
  2. Fixed combining of javascripts in the XML-based optimizer
  3. Fixed detection of mobile template updates
  4. Added "Set" button to the "missing API key" warning [Mobile Pro]

As always, you can update Mobile 3.0 to the new version via the Auto Update feature, or by downloading the Mobile 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 3.0.0 released

Thursday, 13 October 2022 20:55

The great day is here. We are happy to announce the stable release of Mobile 3.0.0, which supports Joomla! 2.5-4.2 and has a lot of new features compared to Mobile 2.x:

  • both the mobile version and the desktop version are being optimized,
  • support of Progressive Web Application (PWA),
  • improved page caching,
  • support of responsive images, tables, videos (HTML5/YouTube/Vimeo/Kickstarter/Twitch), and other embedded elements (Google Maps/Docs/Sheets/Slides and Facebook posts),
  • off-request optimization mode,
  • above-the-fold CSS styles,
  • support of DNS prefetch and URL preload,
  • generation of the srcset attribute for images,
  • Google Fonts optimization,
  • and a lot more...

We are going to soon publish instructions for upgrading from 2.x to 3.0, as well as a detailed description of all the new features. Stay tuned!

 

Mobile 3.0 RC7

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 18:02

Mobile 3.0 RC7 is released with fixed installation on Joomla 4.2. Check it out! If no bugs are found, then a stable release is just around the corner!

 

Mobile 3.0 RC

Friday, 22 July 2022 12:50

The Release Candidate version of Mobile 3.0 is ready for launch!

This version contains:

  • Bugfixes
  • New devices in the simulator
  • Updated AMDD database (in the Mobile Adaptive 3.0 package)

Here are the download links for the packages:

There is a forum section to discuss any related issues: 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!

As always, you can update Mobile 3.0 Beta to the new version from your administrative panel, or by downloading the Mobile 3.0 package(s) and installing it from the backend. Do not forget to backup your website before the update!

And 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 2.1.52 Release

Thursday, 21 July 2022 12:49

This is a regular update that contains updated AMDD device database.

As always, you can update to new version of the 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. 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 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!

 

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