ZOO 2.2 final released

Stable public release with speed improvements, native MooTools 1.2 and sh404SEF support

Nov
01
ZOO 2.2 final released

Today we are really excited to announce the release of the stable version ZOO 2.2! A big thank you to all of our BETA testers! ZOO 2.2 is now available to the public for free. The new release is all about bringing the ZOO up to date, with the current Mootools version. But there is more, we really focused on bringing you speed improvements. The new ZOO performs way faster in many occasions. You can read about it in more detail in our last blog post.

We also feature a sh404SEF plugin now, which enables you to customize your SEO links more freely.

The ZOO 2.2 release came after a very short development period. We recommend to update to this latest version of ZOO, as we won't maintain ZOO 2.1 any longer. We have already started working on ZOO 2.3, which will bring you some long anticipated features - we'll hint on them later ;-)

Grab your own copy of ZOO 2.2 and take it for a spin.

Important Notes

ZOO 2.2 will only run with the MTupgrade plugin enabled, because ZOO 2.2 requires MooTools 1.2! Make sure that no other extension loads any other version of MooTools. The MTupgrade plugin is an official Joomla plugin. Because ZOO 2.2 now requires MooTools 1.2 you will need a template which also only makes use of Mootools 1.2. All Warp 5.5 based templates support Mootools 1.2! All of our templates since 2009 are updated to Warp 5.5 so make sure you are using the latest template version. Older templates will not work with ZOO 2.2

Because of the MooTools upgrade, we had to exchange the syntax highlighter in the documentation app. Please read here for the new syntax.

All of our apps and templates are build for the current ZOO 2.2 release. You are fine with downloading and installing them. However pay attention, if you have build your own apps and templates, some methods regarding the categories item counts have changed. Please refer to the documentation. This is also important if you update the ZOO. If your previous installation was a full installation with all apps, make sure that you install the full package with all apps again to make sure all apps are updated to the latest version.

By Jan | | Posted in ZOO

Comments (24)

  • christian.falk

    christian.falk

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    Wow! Great work. It's Time for updating some Sites ;)
  • Ivo Haarmann

    Ivo Haarmann

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    that was a quick update! Looking forward to install it today.
    Upfront thanks a lot for your great work!
  • morgan.gustafsson

    morgan.gustafsson

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    Yes, yes, yes - this is truly great news! Refering to the shs404SEF plugin which I will take for a spin right away.
  • jeff.gurrier

    jeff.gurrier

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    Wow, just upgraded zoo from 2.1 and the speed increase is dramatically noticeable. Thanks
  • Benny Adolfsen

    Benny Adolfsen

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    Great work guys!

    Where can I download the plugin for sh404sef?
  • 3Kagit

    3Kagit

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    How can i update my Zoo to Zoo 2.2, just overwrite all files?
    Will my language files overwriten?
    I have translated to many language entries to my own language.
  • luca.caliciotti

    luca.caliciotti

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    Thanks friends for the great job you realize. I installed the latest version of ZOO 2.2, but the accordion side menu when you open the site no longer closes. Uninstall the update of the plugin mootools the problem is gone. What can you do?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      It seems that you have a JS conflict. Please make sure the Mootools upgrade plugin is enabled and all your extensions are for Mootools 1.2. ZOO 2.2 is only running with Mootools 1.2. I updated the blog post above with some important information.
  • pitititi

    pitititi

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    Thanks this is a very good news, and the sh404 plugin is good too.

    I will try it soon =)
  • Stacey

    Stacey

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    Where do I find Mootools Upgrade Plugin?

    I've checked my plugins and there's no sign of it. Can I download it from somewhere?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      You'll need the latest Joomla 1.5.21 release. There you can find it under Plugins -> System - Mootools Upgrade (mtupgrade)
  • richard.bailey

    richard.bailey

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    Chaps, I get the following error after the update...
    Call to undefined method Category::countChildrensItems()
  • joso

    joso

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    Great work.
  • MindTooth

    MindTooth

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    Nice to see you release frequent updates to ZOO. Two things, why is it called Zoo in the backend?

    Also, is INDEX a part of the SQL update script now? This makes me unable to update to 2.2.

    Thanks again for a sweet extension ;)
  • Mike

    Mike

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    Just curious.... the product catalogue app is awesome (in fact, all of Zoo 2 is awesome), but why not include a payment element (even if only PayPal for now)?

    Thanks!!!!
  • amir.deutel

    amir.deutel

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    Some of the apps in the Apps bundle looks very impressive.

    Is it possible (and if yes, how easy it is) to modify and extend a code of one of the Apps in the bundle? I didn't see any info about that in your site. I am talking specifically about the Cookbook App.

    Thank you

  • Alessandro Castagna

    Alessandro Castagna

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    As always you are great!
    One piece of advice I can give you is to make a nice early "shopping basket" as a ZOO, I expect that to give a professional service to my client. And 'know if you come in to do that?

    Good Job
  • Shira Shapira

    Shira Shapira

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    First I want to say that I think yourtemplates are the BEST, great looking, cleaning code, compatible to all internet explorer, and loaded with great usable features. My question is - I want to use the template and App bundle (specificly the catalog feature) in Right-To-Left (RTL) do you have this support or do I need to convert the template and the app bundle to RTL my self? I am a joomla developer in Israel and I build website in hebrew.
    Again - You are without a debut my first and best choice when it comes to joomla templates :)
    keep me update and have a great day.
    - Shira Shapira
  • RobbieMc

    RobbieMc

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    Thanks for this great ZOO product. I have installed ZOO 2.2 with Mellow template running, and turned on the MT Upgrade. But now my drop down menu animations do not work! Is this related?

    And second, where can we find somebody to do custom ZOO app development? I would like to develop a registration database, but seems complicated.

    Thanks for guidance.
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Hi, this sounds like an JS conflict. This issue will be solved with ZOO 2.3. BETA3 is already available and the final version will be ready before Christmas. Learn more why you have this issue and how we are solving it here.

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