Shika 1.3.7 Stable

Released on: Thursday, 21 March 2019 05:30

Release notes and changelog:


In Shika 1.3.7  we have introduced new feature and fixed some bugs.

 Upgrade Path

  1. If you are on 1.2x do upgrade to 1.2.10 then only Upgrade to 1.3 or 1.3.7

    Shika older version >> Upgrade/Install to 1.2.10 >> Then Upgrade/Install to 1.3.7                                                                               
  2.  If you are on beta 1.3 then upgrade does not work, as there are some database tables introduced in 1.3 stable.

  3.  If New Site directly install Shika 1.3.7

Backward Compatibility breaks in this release:

  1. HTML Overrides will break: A lot of the HTML in this release has been optimized and rewritten introducing structural changes and new elements on most of the pages. Any overrides you have done should be reviewed and redone for the extension to work correctly and to get the full benefit of new features. To see the new UI you need to remove your overrides.

New Installation Instructions:

  • Download the latest version of the Shika component from the Techjoomla website.
  • Install the downloaded Shika component using the Joomla Extension installer
  • Once you have installed the latest version, browse to the Shika Dashboard and click on “Migrate Data”
  • Save Shika configuration before using media with questions.
  • Enable fileinfo php extension in your server, If you face any issue with media upload.

Upgrade Instructions

  1. First of all, Take a backup of your entire site using an extension like Akeeba and try this version on your staging site first

  2. Download the latest package of Shika from the Techjoomla website.

  3. You can use the ‘Install from URL’ or ‘Upload and install’ interface to complete the installation

  4. The size of the package is about 18MB. Make sure the upload_max_filesize and post_max_size variables in php.ini file is set to the greater value than package size.


Feature Added (1):

  • #139106 Allow specific file size while uploading file & Character count config for text area type questions.

Bug Fixes (2):          

  • #138635  Security fix

  • #140787  Associated File Names on Download should be same as actual File Name

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