The latest version of P2Dpro brings some nice new features to further improve your customer relationship and to boost your sales…
With the new version you can now add keywords (or meta tags) for your articles. Search Engines are usually looking for those keywords, hence the new option to enter keywords will improve your search engine ranking and create more sales.
If a donation is not sufficient for you or your customer we introduced the “minimum amount” feature. “Minimum amount” is much like a donation, i.e. a customer can enter an amount he wants to pay, however taxes are calculated (and stated in the paypal bill) like with a normal purchase.
The new version also allows to enter taxes as a percentage, thus you don’t have to calculate the tax amount manually anymore.
The new free version of P2D comes with lots of new features which were only available in the pro version in the past…
The free P2D version now inherited the new administration interface of P2Dpro, that includes e.g. a quick item access screen to maintain your products even faster. A small box now shows if a newer version is available – useful to stay up-to-date.
Taxes may now be defined as a percentage (which is probably the most common case) – makes it much simpler in case of changed prices.
With variables in the confirmation text you can make the shopping experience for your customers more personalized.
Meta tags help improvingyour search engine rating.
With the “donation” and “minimum amount” functionalities flexibility in pricing your products is enhanced dramatically.
For a full list of changes please refer to the changelog.
An even better customer service and increased flexibility can be offered with P2Dpro!
We increasingly get requests for Joomla 1.6 versions of our extensions… At the moment all JoomlaXT extensions are released for Joomla 1.5 only, however we are currently evaluating Joomla 1.6 and the consequences for JoomlaXT extensions and decided to handle each extension individually. Unfortunately Joomla 1.6 is not downwards compatible, i.e. most of 1.5 extensions will not work with 1.6 and there’s no simple way to make extensions work on both (1.5 and 1.6) version, thus we’ll have to create and maintain separae versions for Joomla 1.6 and 1.5 even if we don’t want to use new 1.6 features. The discussions are in progress, we’ll update the post as soon as we have new decisions.
GuardXT is pretty stable, the only thing that frequently changes are the hash files for new Joomla versions.
Joomla 1.5: GuardXT for Joomla 1.5 is in “maintenance mode”, i.e. new hash files will be provided for new 1.5 releases, secuity related bugfixes will also be provided, new functionality will not be introduced.
Joomla 1.6: A 1.6 version for GuardXT is in progress and is planned to be released before end of May. All future enhancements will be developed for Joomla 1.6 only.
PollXT is a grown and basically un-maintainable solution… no updates released for quite some time.
Joomla 1.5: will be phased out. Currently no new releases planned
Joomla 1.6: Uncertain. The current code will definitely not be adopted for Joomla 1.6. Probably a completely new poll solution will be developed for Joomla 1.6