ZOO 3.3 released

1-­Click Updates and beyond

Dec
22
ZOO 3.3 comes with 1­-Click Updates

Just in time for Christmas we have little present for you, ZOO 1­-Click ­Updates. With the ZOO 3.3 release we are introducing for the first time the possibility to get notified about updates and apply any future release without leaving your Joomla! backend.

1­-Click Updates

Through the Joomla! Update Manager you’ll get notified and offered the possibility to update ZOO with just one click. For those using ZOO + App Bundle the YOOtheme Installer plugin provided with ZOO will manage the authentication, just be sure to set your API key.

API Key

In order to authenticate yourself while requesting the download without compromising your credentials, we are providing an API Key, which you will find in your YOOtheme account page. It acts on your behalf, so remember to treat it just like a password, don’t share it. To set the API Key open the plugin "Installer - YOOtheme" in Joomla's plugin manager.

Demo package

While working on the new ZOO release we decided to improve the Demo package by removing the built in Joomla! installation. Now it’s a regular ZOO installation package which installs the demo content, too. This change will allow you to easily and quickly install ZOO to any Joomla! website you already have.

What’s next

Widgetkit2 is around the corner and will be released along with our new theme in January 2015. Widgetkit2 is a complete rewrite of our popular widget toolkit featuring a new interface, UIkit support and 1-Click Updates and other new features.

Also we are working on bringing support for 1-Click Updates to our themes in both Joomla! and WordPress making sure your customizations and settings are safe during the update process.

By Miljan | | Posted in ZOO

Comments (38)

  • ray.lawlor

    ray.lawlor

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    Posted by Miljan?

    Congrats friend! :)

    glad to see ZOO get some TLC... it is the best extension in the Joomla market.

    Looking forward to Widgetkit2...

    I'm off to renew... :)
  • lucas

    lucas

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    Thanks, i think that new year will be great and wonderful
  • abacmedia

    abacmedia

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    Thanks Yootheme!
  • ornulf.bratlie

    ornulf.bratlie

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    Thank you, and keep up the good work!
  • moloseb

    moloseb

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    HALELUJAH - Thanks guys, been waiting for AGES for that!!!! You rock!!!!
    • moloseb

      moloseb

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      Thanks Miljan btw for that AWESOME News that will facillitate our life and spare us SO MUCH time! Now if ZOOlanders could just do the same for their awesome ZOOextensions...;-)
      • miljan

        miljan

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        ZOOlanders will be definitely investigating about it :)
  • marcin.drogosz

    marcin.drogosz

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    ZOOlanders already have "ZOOlanders component" where you can do even more than updates - in seconds! Just like NoNumber have. Also needed language packs.
    • moloseb

      moloseb

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      Yes of course, but the zoolanders component is independent from the native joomla update, so you always have to go to the zoolanders component to know if there is an update available for any of the extensions. ( which is a pain in the *** when you manage more than a dozen websites...)
  • artisanwebandprint

    artisanwebandprint

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    Wonderful! Will this work with Watchful.li? They have API integration.
    • miljan

      miljan

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      It should, and with any similar service, but let us know if you find any issue.
      • artisanwebandprint

        artisanwebandprint

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        Hi Miljan,

        To integrate Zoo with Watchful for automatic updating via the dashboard (like Akeeba, NoNumber, Jinbound, JCE, etc), you'll need to contact them. You can reach Ron Van Schick here: ronvs@anything-digital.com
  • akimov

    akimov

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    Fatal error: Class 'JHtmlContent' not found in
    • hubert.cole

      hubert.cole

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      Getting a similar fatal error reaching for my backup.
      • sascha

        sascha

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        Please report your issues in the support center. We will fix it right away.
        • hubert.cole

          hubert.cole

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          Thanks Sasha and Miljan . ..3.3.1 fixed it! I am happy to be the canary in the coal mine for the awsome potential of Zoo. You Guys Rock!
    • miljan

      miljan

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      ZOO 3.3.1 is out and should solve it. Let us know otherwise :)
  • schmallegger

    schmallegger

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    would have loved to play around with Widgetkit 2.0 over christmas time...
    • sandstorm871

      sandstorm871

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      me too. is there a beta or other test version?
      • lucas

        lucas

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        Will be released in the begin of 2015
  • trench

    trench

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    After upgrading to the new ZOO 3.3 no longer works the Open Graph protocol to post links on Facebook. I hope that the development team will solve the problem soon.
    Thank You
  • mizon.mizon

    mizon.mizon

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    the release is really cool !!!
  • toonworkz

    toonworkz

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    Hi Miljan,
    From Spain to Germany? Already settled in Hamburg?
    Tried to use my API key but no Installer-YOOtheme plugin found.

    John
  • simon.latham

    simon.latham

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    Love Zoo! Currently on 3.3.2. If only I could get an answer to my support question...
    Sorry I had to come here to do that.
  • robert.schoemann

    robert.schoemann

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    Great Product! I start loving it.
    Thanks for Zoo...
  • simon.latham

    simon.latham

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    What's the 411 on Zoo 3.3.6? I'm being asked to update, yet I can't find ANY info on it. Or am I not looking in the right place?
  • accademia.domani.sas.di.fabio.rebecchi

    accademia.domani.sas.di.fabio.rebecchi

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    Hi guys,
    I posted a question in support page but nobody answered me. Can anyone help me please? the link is: https://yootheme.com/support/question/92136
  • juan.juarez

    juan.juarez

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    I'm very surprised that it has been a whole year without even a point-release. Is ZOO still under development or is YOOtheme focusing all of its resources on PageKit?
  • paulgreene

    paulgreene

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    Hope 2016 will include a Zoo mayor update and sync with your Templates and widgetkit etc. We love it but can use it with out development and support.
  • tom.neveu

    tom.neveu

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    Are you going to release a version for WordPress as I can't find a comparable plugin that has all the functionality as Zoo?
  • gjrweb

    gjrweb

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    Is ZOO dead? Last update december 2014?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Nope, but our current focus is on YOOtheme Pro and our new website builder. But sure, there are ideas how ZOO could benefit from the new website builder.
      • gjrweb

        gjrweb

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        I understand the focus. However we are looking for the best Joomla blog option. Is this still Zoo? Or do we need to go for K3 or something else?

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