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Stable 5.0.5

Released on:
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00
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Hotspots 5 introduces nested categories. A feature that many of you have requested. Now you are able to create an unlimited number of nested categories and order the hotspots the way you want :)

You can check out the demo over here.

Have a look at the release notes for more information.

Hotspots 5.0.5
# load the correct language for facebook recommend plugin
# Joomla search plugin was not returning the correct results
# jomsocial, matukio & k2 plugins were unable to select a Hotspots category
# fixed sobiPRO import
# selecting start and end date in the frontend was not visible due to css bug
# on Joomla 2.5 one was not able to delete any hotspots in the backend
# map on dashboard was not showing the markers

Hotspots 5.0.4
+ KML import now import files that don't have a document node
+ KML import now has a default category option
# in some cases the installation was failing on joomla 2.5
# uploading a category marker icon was not working
+ it's now possible to seach for more than one hotspot by id in the backend syntax: id: 28,29 etc
# fire onContentChangeState event when a hotspot gets published/unpublished

Hotspots 5.0.3
# category icon selection was not working when JSN power admin was enabled
# when category filter was selected KML files were not being loaded due to wrong query
# when the content - categories plugin was enabled one was not able to save hotspots, articles, categories or upload media :(

Hotspots 5.0.2
# the publish/unpublish button in the toolbar was not working in hotspots view in backend
# editing categories on joomla 2.5 was not possible
# on some sites the marker icons were not loading
# on joomla 2.5 the content and k2 plugins were crashing the page rendering
# possible page crash when using meta description & keywords
# the single hotspot selection was showing few notices
# locations view was not loading on joomla 2.5
# deleting a hotspot in the backend was resulting in a php error after the deletion
# kml import was no longer working correctly with the new category manager
# wrong link to the categories in the installation quick links.
Hotspota 5.0.1
# Due to a wrong category check users were not able to create new Hotspots in the backend

Hotspots 5.0.0
+ when selecting a parent category automatically select all children
~ The tile cache has been moved to joomla's cache folder
^ Using Joomla's Category Manager. Now supporting subcategories!
# marker tiles were not loaded on joomla 2.5
~ changed the default message that displays when you haven't provided a download id
+ kml import now also support StyleMaps definitions in the KML file
# CB plugin - if the user is blocked, not approved, not confirmed or banned then remove his location from the map
+ the latest hotspots module has an option to show/hide the author and date
# the mail notify plugin was sending the same email X times to each user (where X is the number of moderators (facepalm))
# the email notify plugin was sending emails to blocked accounts
# reverse geocoding location in the backend was working only for 1 item and for multiple items
# imported KML locations were not being shown on the map due to a missing language value
+ added EasySocial avatar and profiles support
# map not working on Ipad in fullscreen mode
+ added an option to show the coordinates in the PRO version
~ share map & rss is per default disabled in the core version
~ when a custom field is not filled out don't show it
# kml import on joomla 2.5 was not working properly
+ added a module class suffix support to the latest hotspots module
# javascript error when changing direction's to/from in the hotspots marker
+ the matukio integration can now also use the locations define in matukio for each event

Hotspots 4.3.3
# submitting a hotspot in the backend was not working under joomla 2.5

Hotspots 4.3.2
# submission form was not working in the frontend

Hotspots 4.3.1
# customfields assigned to specific categories couldn't be loaded in the hotsptos create view

Hotspots 4.3.0
+ improved Matukio integration. Now the link to event leads to the new dates view where the user can select a date repeating event
+ added option to show latitude and longitude in the frontend
- removed print map option as it was not working since the 4.0 version. Will introduce it back in 4.5
+ the content - hotspots plugin now also works in jevents
# Address is not displayed correctly
# zoom not working in the div at the bottom of the map (when menu is turned off)
- removed the loading data indicator near the cursor
+ added the hotspotsanywhere plugin. It allows you to include the main hotspots view in a module position or in an article
~ the custom fields code has been abstracted and moved to lib_compojoom (have a look at your configured custom fields, you might need to reapply any category relationships)
# custom fields data is now output event for unpublished events
# saving a hotspot with wrong data was not outputing any error information

Hotspots 4.2.4
# on some installations the configuration was crashing
# when the title was too long and there was an image, the title was slipping to a new row

Hotspots 4.2.3
# on joomla 2.5 the dashboard was crashing on some installations

Hotspots 4.2.2
# K2 plugin was not working with custom zoom level
+ added option to toggle the states (open, clsoe) of streetview by clicking on the streetview image
+ added avatar support for CB, Jomsocial, Kunena and K2
+ added profile support for CB, Jomsocial, Kunena and K2
# fontawesome icons for directions search were not loading when emulate bootstrap was on
# map width was not correct when menu was set to start closed
# the menu arrow was not correct when the menu was set to start closed

Hotspots 4.2.1
# wrong center when we had coordinates in the url
# wrong offset leading to inability to load hotspots when a filter is selected

Hotspots 4.2.0
# Show correct message when saving a hotspot in the frontend and autopublish is set to off
# list length parameter was not taken into account (the menu list had always 20items...)
# when tabs title is turned off don't show information how to change the tabs...
+ added an option to turn off the streetview when a hotspot is selected in the menu list
+ added a new custom field: url
# when users don't have any markers in a category, always use the default map center
# wrong tiles generated when no cats filter provided
# centering by marker bounds was not working properly
# wrong catid was used when there was no k2catid=hotspotcatid mapping in the k2 - hotspots plugin
# Map doesn't respect the map type options in backend
# the rss feed is now cached in joomla's cache folder and not in hotspots media folder
# k2 items were saving the hotspot with wrong coordinates (lat & lng were mixed up)
# allow empty in custom fields options was not respected
# map in the dashboard was cut off
+ Hotspots is now fully responsive. Works on small screens(iphone, windows Phone, android)
# fixed issues with the tour when tabs are disabled
~ making the css a little more bulletproof for templates that are not well written
# emailing the map was not working when the user was not logged in

Hotspots 4.1.1
# fixed Jomsocial activity plugin was no longer adding activity to jomsocial
# fixed warning on filters view

Hotspots 4.1.0
+ added option to emulate bootstrap for templates that don't come with support for the framework
+ enter now triggers the direction search in the hotspots list
+ added an option to hide the tab title
+ when no tab is selected for the menu, we now show the information about the hotspot in a div on top of the map
+ added options to select which tab to show in the menu
# the menu closed option was not taken into account
# the k2 plugin was not properly centering the marker
# the k2 plugin was creating a fatal error
~ moved all helper files to the frontend /helpers folder
^ Renamed hotspotsHelper to HotspotsHelperSettings - this might break your template overrides, so make sure to update them!
# hotspots were not properly loaded on multilingual sites
+ hotspots_above_filter & hotspots_below_filter module positions allowing you to display additional info to your users when they click on filters
+ onBeforeBuildQuery & onAfterBuildQuery events for developers who want to manipulate the list of hotspots
$ added missing translations
~ made the css a little more bulletproof against badly written templates and extensions
^ Switching to the Handlebars.js template framework - you'll need to update your template overrides
+ added import locations from KML file
# page class & page heading options in page display in the menu were not respected

Hotspots 4.0.6
# tooltips on the filters were cut off
# reorder the toolbar buttons in category view to follow the joomla standard 3.x behavior
+ adding fb, twitter & google plus share button on single view of a hotspot
# on some installations users were not able to upload KML files
# the k2 plugin was missing the javascript file
# tour navigation buttons were not translated
# directions search from hotspots list was not working
^ changed syntax of underscore js templates - we now use {{ }} instead of - Make sure to update your overrides!
~ code cleanup
# reloading update information was not working on joomla 2.5
# kml files were not loaded when no category was selected
^ changed the k2 integration behave. Now the fields support geocoding
# category ordering was not respected
# start map in fullscreen was not working

Hotspots 4.0.5
# forgotten console.log output
# hotspots were not loading because of a missing tooltip library on some joomla installations
+ added new module positions. Check docs on for more details

Hotspots 4.0.4
# on update the modified_by table field was not created, due to a typo in the mysql file
# jquery ui tabs can load content using ajax, which screws hotspots if the url contains a query...
# hardcoded language strings
~ language file cleanup
~ removed unused code
~ code cleanup

Hotspots 4.0.3
# when there is no filter set, make sure that we look only for hotspots in published categories
# hotspots now respect the address settings
# show author and date settings were having no effect
# marker count was not taken into account
# hardcoded language strings in the map view
# truncating the short description was creating issues with html code

Hotspots 4.0.2
# wrong sql syntax in a query on the dashboard
# dashboard buttons were missing icons on joomla 2.5- removed option to hide categories on top (as we no longer have the categories on top)
# map was not respecting the centering method selected by the user
# styled maps was not working on some installations

Hotspots 4.0.1
# old install definitions in the hotspots.xml were preventing it from installing (update was working)
# the complete_uninstall option was not respected when uninstalling the component

Hotspots 4.0.0
+ Now using joomla's updater for updating core & pro versions
- Removing the liveupdate library as we rely on joomla for updates now
# Change arrow direction when menu opens# When menu is closed and the user clicks on a hotspot -> open it and center on this hotspot
# menu was not closing on IE11
+ added pagination on top of the list in the menu
# still using mootools functions on some places
# using the new sql installer. Now updates from dev to stable, from stable to dev are no longer an issue. Downgrades to version 4 as well!!! yahoo!
~ now using our backend template
- removed the old controlcenter and all backend modules
+ added new dashboard
# added map to the k2 item submit view (now user can use a drag and drop marker to specify the location
+ we have street, city, zip, country) fields
# custom fields were crashing, because values were not escaped.
+ new hotspots view - new directions, hotspots & settings
# fixed bug in the SobiPro migrator

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