Mobile Joomla! Blog

Mobile Joomla! templates Elegance 1.3.6 and Flat 1.0.10 have been released

We have released new versions of our templates: Flat Mobile Joomla! template 1.0.10 and Elegance Mobile Joomla! template 1.3.6. There are a lot of changes and improvements, in particular:

  1. Support of FitVids script for responsive videos. Previous versions of Elegance and Flat rescaled videos (to fit screen width) using css rules that sometimes led to incorrect aspect ratio. FitVids does some magic to keep aspect ratio. Note that FitVids is disabled by default (for backward compatibility and to reduce total page size).
  2. Support of Lazy Images Loading. This technique allows to load images that are visible on the screen only, and other images will be loaded on demand when user scrolls to them.
  3. Support of different CDN providers for loading of jQuery/jQueryMobile: jquery.com, aspnetcdn.com, jsdelivr.com, cdnjs.com, yandex.ru. Detailed comparison will be published later, but you can choose one that's fastest for your site/location.
  4. All template's javascript files were reminified (recompressed) using Google's Closure Compiler (some files have been reduced by up to 50%).
  5. Update to add2home library (added support of iOS7).
  6. Other minor fixes.

All these changes make our premium templates Flat and Elegance even faster and more responsive than before. We hope you enjoy this release!

Should you find any issues in our templates, or have a feature request, please post it on Premium Support Forum.

Elegance 1.3.2 and Flat 1.0.6 have been released

We have just released new versions of our premium Mobile Joomla! templates Elegance 1.3.2 and Flat 1.0.6.

The new versions include:

  • Updates of two underlying libraries: jQueryMobile 1.3.2 and FastClick 0.6.9,
  • Fixes to several issues:
    • Fix for asset combining
    • Fixed sh404sef compatibility
    • Fixed styles of fixed mode for header and footer
    • Removed duplicated css code
    • Hid empty message area (J!3.x)
    • Fixed color picker styles in backend (J!3.x)
  • Two new features:
    • “Enable Zoom” to allow users to scale your website with pinch gesture,
    • “Enable Enhance Management” to have a way to disable jQueryMobile enhancement for specified extensions.

The latter new feature allows you fix possible compatibility issues between jQueryMobile framework and 3rd party extensions that may use their own themes (e.g. JomSocial). You can disable the enhancing of specific components directly from Elegance/Flat template’s settings (in the Advanced section). As to modules, you can disallow enhancing by set “noenhance” in Module Class Suffix field in module’s settings. Note that “Enable Enhance Management” is disabled by default, as it may lead to slowdowns in page loading.

Mobile Joomla! 1.2.6 and Mobile Joomla! Pro 1.2.8


Hey all, it's time for another update! Mobile Joomla! 1.2.6 and Mobile Joomla! Pro 1.2.8 are now available.

Changes and improvements:

  • Improved compatibility with Joomla! 3.x (fixed homepage detection, fixed compatibility with System-Cache plugin)
  • Improved SEO (remove possible duplicates: disable indexing of "forced" mobile versions and set “canonical” metatag in 3rd party mobile templates)
  • Fixed several caching-related issues
  • Due to lots of feedback, we have made the Scientia Mobile plugin available as an additional plugin (available at Mobile Joomla! Extensions directory)
  • Updated backend design
  • Updated AMDD database (more new devices!)

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

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Mobile Joomla! Elegance Template 1.3.0 Release

It's time to release next version of the Elegance Mobile Joomla! template with significant improvements:

  • Based on latest version 1.3.1 of the jQuery Mobile framework
  • Updated codebase with significant performance improvements (previously included in our new Flat Mobile Joomla! template)
  • New handy backend interface
  • New template settings (like background color and image)
  • Improved compatibility with 3rd party extensions (incl. jQueryEasy plugin, and jQueryUI-based extensions like jReviews, etc.)

Download the update or check the Elegance features.

Flat Mobile Joomla! Template Launches

Flat Design Mobile Joomla! template

Flat design is a trend lately featured grandly by Google Now and Windows 8 (and Facebook), emphasizing solid colors, clean layouts and sharp typography, and leaving behind beveled edges, gradients, shadows and reflections.

We wanted to make it possible for also you to update your or your clients' websites to use a new, clean, 'flat' design look. So, ladies and gentlemen, please meet our latest template, now using flat design: Flat Mobile Joomla! template!

Designed as delicately as our previous Elegance Mobile Joomla! template, the Flat Mobile Joomla! template is based on JQuery Mobile Flat UI project.

Flat Mobile Joomla! template works seamlessly with our Mobile Joomla! Extensions, such as the Social Sharing Buttons Mobile and Google Maps Mobile.

Feature highlights:

  • 7 different predefined color schemes
  • 9 different AJAX animations for page transitions
  • Open source, fully customizable using custom CSS and JavaScript
  • App mode for full screen browsing on iPhone
  • Compatibility with Joomla! 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1

Like all our premium products, when you buy Flat Mobile Joomla! template you also get access to our premium support forum and you will get 1 full year of product updates, new features and fixes.

(To give you some idea, since launching our Elegance template last year, we've released over 30 updates to it, including multiple new features and also new compatible extensions..!)

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Extra Launch Offer: Get Extra 3 Months To Your Subscription

We will give 3 extra months as a bonus to your subscription time when you purchase any Mobile Joomla! premium product between June 1 - June 7.

Mobile Joomla! Club subscription offers now more value than ever: you get access to both the Elegance and Flat Mobile Joomla! templates, all Mobile Joomla! Pro features, as well as all of our 10+ Mobile Joomla! extensions.

You will automatically get the offer when you purchase within the campaign period. So go and get Mobile Joomla! Pro or Club, or opt for Elegance or the Flat Mobile Joomla! template.

Kunena Mobile Extension Now Supports Kunena 3.0 And CAPTCHA

Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension 3.0 Today's update to our Kunena Mobile extension for Elegance mobile template includes support for the brand new Kunena 3.0 release. (Kunena 3.0 includes, among other things, a major rewrite of their codebase and support for Joomla! 3.x.)

Other changes in the Kunena Mobile Extension are:

  • Now there's support for CAPTCHA-protected posting on mobile
  • Fixed one conflict with Kunena's JavaScript libraries

Lastly, our congrats to the Kunena team on the 3.0 release!

NEW: Mobile Social Share Buttons - Mobile Joomla! Module

Here's the latest addition to the Mobile Joomla! modules: JQuery-based Mobile Social Share Buttons module! This extension is available now for Mobile Joomla! premium users (Elegance, Pro, or Club users).

Mobile Social Share Module - Mobile Joomla!Why did we build it? Most social sharing plugins and modules are quite heavy and slow to load on high-latency mobile connections. We wanted to offer something better.

So we built a lean new module, based on the SocialCount jQuery plugin by Filament Group Lab. The new module uses two or three small HTTP requests to the server (particularly, 1 for CSS style, 1 for JavaScript, and 1 optional request for counts) instead of a lot of requests to APIs of social networks. This improves the loading time considerably.

The new Mobile Joomla! social share module displays social sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and supports all Mobile Joomla! templates (including Elegance in AJAX mode).
The module features these advanced settings:

  • Select which social network buttons to display
  • Hide/display social network icons on the button
  • Set button size: small, medium, or large
  • Display share counts
  • Use Like or Recommend action for Facebook
  • Set Twitter share text
  • Load jQuery library (can be disabled if your template or other extension loads it)

Download the Mobile Social Share Buttons module now!

Mobile Joomla! 1.2.5 and Mobile Joomla! Pro 1.2.7 released

Hey all, today brings an update to Mobile Joomla! standard and Pro versions.

The latest releases fix two issues in Mobile Joomla's Extensions Manager:

  • Incorrect functionality in desktop mode
  • Incorrect functionality in the case of two modules with identical titles

In addition, this update fixes some issues with displaying of embedded large-width videos. Now they will be shrunk to the screen size and will not break site design.

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

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