Looking back at 2018
When you are standing at the top of a mountain, admiring the bela vista (good view), it is easy to forget how you got there.
Looking back down on 2018 it's been a wonderfully productive climb for our team with more than 50+updates for our Joomla extensions and one new product; Joomlatools Dashboard. We also gave back, a lot, with 60+ releases of our open source developer tools, and the release of Joomlatools UI kit 1.0 and Joomlatools Platform 2.0
Before we begin to tackle 2019's climb, we would like to extend hearty seasonal greetings to all of you! We look back with pride over everything we achieved in 2018.
Q1 Jan - Mar
It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. - Bilbo Baggins
We jumped straight into 2018 with the release of DOCman 3.2 stable. We made it easier for you to duplicate documents, added support for embedding video and audio files in articles, we began to display the publishing status and owner labels for categories and we updated the default search algorithm so that it now matches any one of the keywords.
Not only did January bring version 1.5 of our Joomlatools Console, but throughout the quarter we shared with you lots of tips and tricks to help you manage your joomla websites.
In March we released an update to TEXTman 2.0 that brought with it a smarter toolbar and ‘Back to Joomla’ buttons, a FILElink powered editor image button, restyled ‘share a draft’ functionality and custom article views.
Q2 Apr - Jun
It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit. - J.R.R. Tolkien
We put lots of effort into TEXTman, our powerhouse article editor for Joomla, with not one but two stable releases. TEXTman 2.1 was all about images, enhancements included; automatic image resizing, responsive images support, drag and drop upload and on-the-fly thumbnail generation.
We had such great feedback about the responsive images support in TEXTman 2.1 that in version 2.2 we added responsive images support for any and all article images. It doesn’t even matter where the image is located, stored in your site, or elsewhere, TEXTman handles them all.
In June we launched our first foray into the world of SAAS (Software as a service) with the long anticipated release of Joomlatools Dashboard, the central hub for everything Joomlatools. The Dashboard gives you a complete 360° overview of your sites, activity, tickets, and downloads, with easy and direct access to our support center and documentation.
I like the dashboard, good design and everything is logical and straightforward with all the information I need to administer my site. Good job!