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Phoca Gallery 4.1.2 Released

Phoca Gallery

Phoca Gallery component version 4.1.2, Phoca Gallery Content plugin version 4.1.2, Phoca Gallery Slideshow plugin version 4.1.2 and Phoca Gallery Button plugin version 4.1.2 have been released.


Phoca Gallery component download site

Phoca Gallery Content plugin download site

Phoca Gallery Slideshow plugin download site

Phoca Gallery Button plugin download site


Phoca Gallery and Joomla! 3 demo site - categories view

Phoca Gallery and Joomla! 3 demo site - category view


  • Fixed minor design issue in Permission folder (Options in administration)
  • Changed parameter for Facebook comments box width
  • Removed code in Phoca Gallery Plugin, Phoca Gallery Slideshow Plugin and Phoca Gallery Button Plugin which caused
  • Strict Standard warnings
  • Fixed minor typo errors
  • Changed "Shadobox Slideshow Delay" parameter
  • Fixed warnings displayed when Picasa image is rendered instead of folder icon
  • Fixed wrong information by "Clean Thubmanil" parameter in administration info view
  • Implemented Joomla! Global Configuration "Include Site Name in Page Titles" parameter
  • Fixed column ordering in category and image rating view (in administration)
  • Changed frontend order methods in UCP (Grid - sort method) to allow running more form instances on one page


If you find any bug, please report it to Phoca Forum. Thank you.


New Book "Joomla! 3 - The Book for Everyone" Released

Phoca Photo

New Joomla! book "Joomla! 3 - The Book for Everyone" written by Simon Grange has been released.

The book itself and more detailed information about this book you can find here:


Phoca Photo 3.0.0 Released

Phoca Photo

Phoca Photo version 3.0.0 has been released. This version is designed for Joomla! 3.3.

Documentation: Phoca Photo documentation site

Download: Phoca Photo download site

Demo: Categories View, Category View, Image view



  • SQL queries omptimized
  • Changed header in category view
  • Added new parameter - Display Categories
  • Added new parameter - Hide Categories


If you find any bug, please report it in Phoca Forum. Thank you.


Phoca Cart Development Version 3.0.0 Alpha3 Released

Phoca Cart

Phoca Cart component development version 3.0.0 Alpha3 has been released.


Changelog (in comparison to Alpha2):

  • Added Guest Checkout feature
  • Added new parameter: Guest Checkout   
  • Added new parameter: Order - Guest Access   
  • Added new parameter: Download - Guest Access
  • Added Account view (edit shipping and billing address and user profile)
  • Fixed minor language errors
  • Added new folder in Order view - Download links (download links of each product, e.g. used for guest checkout)
  • Added option to proceed checkout without shipping method
  • Added option to proceed checkout without payment method
  • Fixed language loading problem in categories view
  • Added variables to email body text (name, email, download link, order link) for registered users or guests

What does Alpha3 mean:

• this version is designed for developers and testers
• the component is not ready yet, some features are still missing, e.g.

   - payment methods

• all features are developed from scratch (there can be a lot of possible problems)
• calculation should be thoroughly tested
• of course such version cannot be used on production site.

What is and what isn't Phoca Cart:

Phoca Cart is simple shopping cart solution for Joomla! 3 CMS. It is not robust e-commerce solution like VirtueMart is. If you are looking for robust e-commerce solution, you should use VirtueMart not PhocaCart (in addition, there is a long way to make Phoca Cart stable and ready).

Why has been released a not completed extension:

Shopping cart solution is really complicated system (for example calculation: inclusive VAT, exclusive VAT, fixed VAT value, percentage VAT value, discounts on all items, on selected items, on selected categories - fixed or percentage, shipping rules based on region, country, amount or weight values, shipping VAT, payments, etc. - all this in various combinations) so it needs to be heavily tested.

If you find any bug or you have some feature request idea, please post a topic to Phoca Forum. Thank you.

For now there are three modules:

• Phoca Cart Cart module - displaying a cart in module position
• Phoca Cart Currency module - displaying currency selector in module position
• Phoca Cart Compare module - displaying selected products to display them in comparison list.

Screenshots: Phoca Cart screenshots site.

Demo: Phoca Cart demo site.


Phoca Cart component download site.

Phoca Cart download site.


To test Phoca Cart, you need to run Joomla! 3 and template with Bootstrap 3 design, see Phoca Gweld:

Phoca - Joomla! 3 Templates

Inside Phoca Gweld installation package you will find Phoca Upgrade plugin - install this plugin and enable it in your Plugin Manager - it is a system plugin which tries to change Bootstrap 2 design (rendered by Joomla! 3) to Bootstrap 3 design.


See this article: How to install sample data in Phoca Cart to easily test the component.


Phoca Email 3.0.3 And Phoca Email Newsletter Module 3.0.1 Released

Phoca Email Newsletter module

Phoca Email component version 3.0.3 has been released.

Phoca Email Newsletter module version 3.0.1 has been released.

Download: Phoca Email component download site. Phoca Email Newsletter module download site.

Documentation: Phoca Email component documentation site. Phoca Email Newsletter module documentation site.




If you get errors when upgrading, see: How to solve problems which occur when upgrading Joomla! extensions

If you find any bug, please report it to Phoca Forum, thank you.

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