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ZOO presentation in Hamburg

Meet the YOOtheme developers in Hamburg, Germany at Hagenbeck ZOO on May 27th, 2009

ZOO presentation in Hamburg

Our newest product ZOO was well received by the Joomla community, so we think it's time to celebrate the pleasant outcome of a year's worth of work with you! On May 27th, 2009, we are going to have our first YOOtheme event ever: We are really excited to invite you to our ZOO presentation in Hamburg, Germany. The event will begin at 19:00 (Central European Summer Time). The rough agenda is that first we will present the power of the ZOO and its true CCK functionality and show you how everything works. We will structure the presentation to be informative for both people who haven't used the ZOO yet and experienced developers. After the presentation we are planning on having a lively discussion amongst the participants. The presentation and discussion will be held in German. Of course, all YOOtheme developers and designers will be there. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Exciting Location

We chose a location with an ambience that fits the occasion perfectly. Experience a night in company of sharks roaming the reefs of the South Seas: Our presentation will take place at a tribune viewing the Huge Shark Atoll of the Hagenbeck ZOO's Tropical Aquarium. Snap at the chance to meet fellow web developers in a stunning atmosphere!

  • Date: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
  • Time: 19:00 (Central European Summer Time)
  • Location: Hagenbeck ZOO, Tropical Aquarium
  • Address: Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2, Hamburg, Germany
  • Email registration is required until May 20th, 2009

The entry is free. The number of seats is limited though, so drop us an email soon. First come, first served! See you on the 27th of May!

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO, Company | 17 comments

Learn more about ZOO's CCK

Get a clue about the idea of our CCK architecture


It has been two and a half weeks since the ZOO release and we have over 5700 downloads of the Lite Edition. We are glad to see more and more reviews, news articles and Twitter discussions going on about our ZOO extension. Also, the term CCK is a hot and intensely discussed topic and we would like to share our view on some points and answer some questions here.

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 14 comments

I love YOO

Enter the competition and win a free ZOO Pro Edition!

I love YOO

It's been 3 days after the ZOO release and we are overwhelmed by the positive feedback we are getting for the new ZOO extension. Thank you guys! Over 1900 people downloaded the free Lite Edition already. We got a lot of feedback in our forum and already fixed some bugs which sneaked into the final release. If you have any issues running ZOO make sure you use the latest ZOO version 1.0.2. To update an older release take a look at the update instructions on our documentation page.

Win a ZOO Pro Edition for free!

To celebrate the ZOO release we give away 10 Pro Editions of the ZOO!

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO, Company | 29 comments

ZOO released yesterday

Pro and Lite Edition of the ZOO are both available for download!


Yesterday was a big day for us. We released our work of the last 9 months to the public. We want to thank everybody for the nice feedback we received via twitter, email, comments and the forum! Some bugs were reported and we already fixed them. The Pro and the Lite Edition are both updated to 1.0.1 and are now available to download.

In the next weeks we will be working on more documentation and also publish more tutorials about the template system. Including an advanced guide on how to use the full power of the ZOO Editions. Anybody who didn’t download the ZOO yet? Jump over to the ZOO website, watch the video tour and get your own ZOO Edition.

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 28 comments

ZOO release date


First of all we are a little surprised by all the buzz in our comments of our latest article about the ZOO licenses. This is the first time that we release an extension that big like ZOO and it was somehow obvious for us that the ZOO extensions will be a YOOtheme product of its own along with its own website and subscription model.

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 31 comments

ZOO editions

The ZOO will be distributed as Pro and Lite Edition


Today we like to give you a quick update on how the upcoming ZOO extension will be distributed. The ZOO will be released in two editions: The Lite Edition and the Pro Edition.

The Lite Edition will be will be available as a free download for everybody. The Pro Edition will be available as a commercial extension. You can purchase a single license for 99€. A single license means you can install the ZOO in one Joomla installation. The single ZOO license gives you access to the YOOtheme member area with downloads, updates and the forum for 3 months.

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 106 comments

Versatile catalog system

The ZOO extension allows you to create different catalogs for all purposes


In our last blog post we described the CCK feature of our new ZOO extension in detail. This time we want to take a closer look at the catalog system.

One great thing about the ZOO is that with a single installation of this component you can create unlimited catalogs. This means you can create for example a product catalog, a download archive and a news magazine. All these use cases are basically catalogs with different contents. Furthermore different templates and styles can be assigned and each catalog will have it's own individual design and layout. Using Joomla's powerful overriding features you will have full control of all ZOO layouts. Finally you can use ZOO for very different purposes on a single website. Take the YOOtheme website for example, since our Joomla 1.5 migration back in January we use the ZOO component ourselves to manage our download section and also this blog you are reading right now. So you have been using the ZOO component for quiet some time... ;-)

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 32 comments

CCK for Joomla

A brand new catalog system that comes with a content construction kit will arrive soon

CCK for Joomla After we announced our upcoming ZOO component we received quite a lot of comments. Now there are some rumors out there because we put a couple of hints about the ZOO on our teaser website.

Some people were wondering what the acronym CCK stands for. CCK means Content Construction Kit. The CCK is a module to create custom content types within the Drupal CMS. It is a great and powerful feature we always wanted for our favorite CMS and its functionality has been requested by the Joomla community for a long time, so we created our own super flexible Joomla catalog component that comes with a comprehensive content construction functionality.

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 90 comments