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JTicketing 2.5.2 is here with design improvements to the event details page and free Google Maps APIs for maps

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We are very excited to announce the release of JTicketing 2.5.2. This release brings design improvements for event details page similar to Eventbrite for mobile and desktop views. In addition to this, we have removed the old JavaScript API and used embed API to display the map with default direction facility. We recommend you to read this blog to know how we have used free Google map API to display a map on the event details page.

This map is responsive across all devices. Besides this, we have also fixed many bugs in this release.

Read on for the screenshot and the detailed changelog.

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JTicketing now uses only free Google Maps APIs

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Last year, Google made some pricing changes to its Maps APIs. While there is still a pretty big free tier which includes unlimited map embeds, some of the APIs have a free tier limit. Starting JTicketing 2.5.2,  we have modified the Google Map services that get used, so that you can stay within the free tier. 

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Headless Joomla using Angular and Algolia

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We had been working with our customer Osians, to build a knowledge base site for the years of archival work they had been doing documenting over 200 years of contemporary Indian culture. The catalog currently boasts of over 125,000 records documented with details.

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Programatically delete Zoo items

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While developing a custom frontend for Authors to manage their own content, we needed to let them delete their own items. The Quick & Dirty way of doing this is by executing some delete queries on zoo related tables. But that's not the right & elegant way to do it.

The right way is to use the Zoo API & do this in 3-4 lines of code against 20-30 lines of the dirty code.

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Rendering Zoo Records flexibly - Example with Record lists

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Rendering a List view of Zoo items using Code

 

Zoo is one of the most versatile CCK extensions available in Joomla. It's flexible & at the same time easy to use for end users. In spite of these positive points, there are times when you have to dive into development & Zoo APIs to develop your own custom views.

In this particular case, we wanted to develop a List/Grid view with Zoo ( of a particular Content Type)  which showed all Zoo attributes in a table view for easier data viewing on the frontend for content managers. In this blog, we will tell you just how to go about doing that

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