[21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released

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5 months 2 weeks ago #144877 by Tuan Pham Ngoc
[21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released was created by Tuan Pham Ngoc
Dear Customers

Today, I am happy to announce new version of Events Booking 3.16.0 with the following nice improvements:

1. Improve Ticket Types Plugin
Added a new parameter called Enable Access to ticket types plugin. If you want to set Access Level level for each ticket type, set that parameter to Yes and you can set Access Level for each ticket type (so you can control who can see and register for certain ticket types, depend on their user groups)

2. Update TCPDF library to latest version
Events Booking uses TCPDF library to generate PDF files (invoices, tickets, certificates). In this version, we update TCPDF library to latest version so that it works well with PHP 8 (older version is not compatible with PHP 8 and generates Fatal errors)

3. Improve PDF generation
One of the limitation of TCPDF library (which is used to generate invoice PDF, ticket PDF and certificate PDF) in the extension is that it does not support css very well. So if you want to style the PDF layout, it is difficult and time consuming. In this version, we added a new plugin called Events Booking - MPDF which uses a modern PDF library with better css support and well documented. For your new project, you might want to explode and use that new plugin, see  eventbookingdoc.joomservices.com/plugins/mpdf

4. Improve Excel/CSV manipulation
We also added a new plugin called Events Booking - Spout which is used to handle import/export (registrants, events, coupons) in the system. Compare to the current library (phpexcel) which is used by default, it is:

- Faster
- Compatible with PHP 8

So if you want to switch to use PHP 8 for your site, switch to use this plugin is a must. Otherwise, no need to use this new plugin. See  eventbookingdoc.joomservices.com/plugins/spout

5. Improve and Fixes bugs for waiting list
In previous releases, we added some improvements to waiting lists like prevent duplicate registration, cancel waiting lists. These improvements causes some issues like waiting list users are not allowed to register again when the event has more capacity, or a wrong message displayed when user already join waiting list and not allowed to register anymore. This is fixed in this latest release

6. Compatible with Joomla 4 RC2 and PHP 8
We made some efforts in this version to make sure Events Booking works well with PHP8 and Joomla 4 RC2. So if you want to uses Events Booking with this latest version of Joomla and PHP, it is already possible.

7. Code improvements
Step by step, we switch to use namespace class in Joomla API instead of the alias classes, so it is a bit faster.

Please update your site to this latest package of Events Booking to use these improvements and bugs fixes. Thanks for continue using our products and support our development

Regards,

Tuan

 
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5 months 2 weeks ago #144885 by Dex
Thank you so much for the Ticket Type Access .

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5 months 2 weeks ago #144886 by Tuan Pham Ngoc
Replied by Tuan Pham Ngoc on topic [21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released
Yes. Happy to have it implemented. It could be useful and to be honest, it did not require much affort.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #144889 by Frank K.
Replied by Frank K. on topic [21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released
Hi Tuan,
Thanks a lot!

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Line 316:<?php echo $buttonText; ?>
JText is missing, like
<?php echo JText::_($buttonText); ?>

Frank

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5 months 2 weeks ago #144890 by Tuan Pham Ngoc
Replied by Tuan Pham Ngoc on topic [21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released
Thanks Frank. Confirm and got it fixed on the package on server

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5 months 2 weeks ago #144934 by Domenico
Replied by Domenico on topic [21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released
Hello,
the certificates are not correctly generated anymore.
In group registrations, the single certificate (per partecipant) are white pages. The certificates for the group, instead, are complete and the PDF correctly contains all the certificates of each partecipant.
I tried to install the MPDF plugin but without Membership PRO it returns an error.
How can we fix that?

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5 months 2 weeks ago #144935 by Tuan Pham Ngoc
Replied by Tuan Pham Ngoc on topic [21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released
Could you please access to My Downloads menu item, see your order, download latest package from there , upgrade it to your site, then check it again to see if the issue sorted?

You do not need to use MPDF plugin, it is optional and should only be considered to use for new site only

Tuan

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5 months 2 weeks ago #144936 by Domenico
Replied by Domenico on topic [21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released
Outstanding! So quick response and solution :-)
Everything is working now.
Thank you.
Domenico

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5 months 2 weeks ago #144937 by Tuan Pham Ngoc
Replied by Tuan Pham Ngoc on topic [21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released
Great. Thanks for confirming. Sorry for the trouble

Tuan

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4 months 2 weeks ago #145456 by Wynand Louw
Replied by Wynand Louw on topic [21-June-2021] Events Booking 3.16.0 released
Hello Tuan,

I have the same problem with events booking 3.16.0 that certificates are blank. Unfortunately, my subscription has lapsed on 1st July before I could download the new update that fixes the problem.. I am a bit cash strapped with all these covid issues and must renew, but now I have to issue certificates and this version has an issue. Please advise.

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