Since the release of Matukio 4.2 we had many minor releases and three major ones, which brought some nice new advanced features and some cool additions. In this blog post we are going to give you an overview about the changes.
Let's start with the biggest addition Matukio now has three new cronjobs for recurring automatic tasks (cli/matukio.php):
New payment plugins:
Matukio now offers also support for Payfast, Paymill and Epaydk.
Pariticipant grading system:
Now you can also give grade your participants and give them marks. Participants can view them at the frontend and they can be used as placeholders in emails, certificates and all other export templates - just use the new placeholder MAT_BOOKING_MARK.
Other "minor" changes:
There are hundreds of fixes, small improvements and additions, here are some which may be important for you:
+ New configuration options for setting the status of all new bookings to pending or active
+ You can now book an event multiple times as a Joomla user (if allowed in the settings)
+ Added booking id to the "My Bookings" overview
+ Bootstrap in the print lists
We also updated the documentation, including a new detailed template replacements list.
What's coming next?
With Matukio 5 we are going to introduce a lot of new features, like a complete new frontend template, new event specific fields, CSV event import, a new dashboard, events without a fixed date and many other great things.
But we are also going to remove some old and deprecated functions we have carried until the current Matukio version. This concerns features like the old booking form, the old default templates and some other things, which are removed from Matukio with version 5. The new booking form has advanced further and there is not a single feature the old one offers, which the new one doesn't.