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Gantry and Joomla 3.0

Just a note to let everyone know that we are hard at work on Gantry for Joomla 3.0. We have put a lot of effort into updating our installer and also the core functionality in the framework itself to ensure we can have a single Gantry package that is compatible with both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.0. These same capabilities within Gantry wille enable us to have a single template package that will provide the necessary functionality to support both platforms.

Functionality include the addLess(), addStyle(), and addScript() methods which will have an override system that can pull a platform specific version of a file if it exists. Also we have a similar capability for overrides so a template can provide output overrides for a specfic platform. This is going to be especially important as the output for Joomla 3.0 is radically different compared to that of Joomla 2.5 for certain core extensions.

Gantry Menu

Along with these additional capabilities, the next release of Gantry will sport a new menu system that we have been working on for a few months. This menu system simple called Dropdown replaces Fusion with a cleaner, faster, and more customizable structure. It supports all the 'megamenu' capabilities that Fusion did and also has a couple of responsive menu options including our existing 'selectbox' style menu and a new mobile-friendly 'tree panel' view.


Conqua Gantry Blog

One of the members of the Gantry User Mailing List has started Conqua, a fantastic new blog that focuses on how to extend and work with the Gantry Framework. Marcin has many great examples on a variety of topics such as:

  • The benefits of built-in fontawesome support
  • Effectively using pre and code handlers
  • How presets work
  • Smart social links
  • Adding more color options to your template design
  • How to effectively use isbodyclass and setclassbytag capabilities
  • Extending font capabilities
  • How to use functions in features
  • How to add new fields to the template administration
  • How features work
  • How to use CSS rather than LESS
  • plus more...

The Conqua blog is a great resource for those who are looking to learn more about Gantry and utilize it more effectively.


Joomla 2.5 Version 4.0.5 Released

Gantry for Joomla 2.5 has been updated with small cleanups.

Release Notes - Gantry Joomla Framework - Version 4.0.5

• strict standards in /fields/slider.php
• strict standards in /gantryjson.class.php
• Minor alignment issue of "append" on text fields
• strict standards in /gantry-fusion/layout.php
• strict standards in /html/modules.php

Get Gantry for Joomla 2.5 v4.0.5


WordPress Version 1.26 Release

Gantry for WordPress Version 1.26 has been released.

Changelog for WordPress Gantry 1.26

# Gantry now properly loads the widget_admin.css file
# Added missing CSS and JS code for the "selectedset" field type
# Added missing charset <meta> tag in the displayHead function
# Proper fix for the Children items in the Mobile Menu
^ Display Single Post Category in Breadcrumbs widget is on by default

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Joomla 2.5 Version 4.0.4 Released

Gantry for Joomla 2.5 has been updated with small but important bugfix for backwards compatability.

Release Notes - Gantry Joomla Framework - Version 4.0.4

• Changed fixed layout mode to no longer include mobile responsiveness
• Gantry detecting the wrong path for a passed CSS/JS url under some circumstances 

Get Gantry for Joomla 2.5 v4.0.4


Joomla 2.5 Version 4.0.3 Released

Gantry for Joomla 2.5 has been updated with small but important bugfix for backwards compatability.

Release Notes - Gantry Joomla Framework - Version 4.0.3

• Add Backwards compatible browser detection variables

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Joomla 2.5 Version 4.0.2 Released

Gantry for Joomla 2.5 has been updated with some small bug fixes and improvements.

Release Notes - Gantry Joomla Framework - Version 4.0.2

• Notice: undefined variable in variant /libraries/gantry/features/font.php on line 89
• Minor IE8 fixes
• Backwards compatibility of "tips"
• Notice: Undefined property: GantryRegistry::$_raw in /libraries/gantry/facets/menu/gantrymenu.class.php on line 46
• Removed Header from Offline page
• Added some of the utility class suffixes from G3 to G4 template
• Add clear of Gantry caches on install or update.

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Joomla 2.5 Version 4.0.1 Released

Gantry for Joomla 2.5 has been updated with some critical bug fixes.

Release Notes - Gantry Joomla Framework - Version 4.0.1

• Gantry gzipper accessing protected variables
• Gantry trying to write admin side less
• Broken path for admin CSS files
• Path conversion from urls not working correctly in some cases
• Cannot access protected property GantryPlatform::$jslib_version
• IE9 Rendering issues in the admin

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New Gantry Framework Site

As you can probably tell, along with the release of Gantry 4.0 this evening, we have launched our new Gantry Framework site, built on, you guessed it, Gantry 4.0. So we have a new responsive Gantry Framework site that has been fully updated with new videos and tutorials to reflect the changes in Gantry 4.0 for Joomla 2.5. Along with the new site, we have a new logo! This is the logo we had originally envisioned for Gantry back when we started the project, but we just never seemed to have time to work on it.

Things are pretty-much business as usual on the site, although everything has been redeveloped from scratch and there are many subtle improvements. WordPress users have no fear, Joomla users don't get all the fun! We will be working hard over the coming months to bring all these great new Gantry 4.0 features to the WordPress version of Gantry.


Joomla 2.5 Version 4.0 Released

We're very proud to announce the immediate availability of our new Gantry 4.0 release. As we've been talking about on the mailing list and the RocketTheme blog, the last couple of months have been spent working on a new release of Gantry that incorporates many of our most requested features. As you can see in the changelog below, the biggest changes are the addition of a new HTML5 responsive base template that makes extensive use of Bootstrap. Another immediate change you will notice is a new, faster administration UI. We completely reworked the design, and also removed extraneous JavaScript and optimized loading as much as possible. One of the other exciting new features is the ability to use LESS CSS to make developing templates easier, more flexible, and overall, more enjoyable.

Gantry 4.0 Promo Video

Gantry 4.0 is fully compatible with existing templates, so make sure you update to this new and improved version.

Release Notes - Gantry Joomla Framework - Version 4.0 (J2.5)

New Features
• New HTML5 responsive frontend “Gantry” base template
• New Grid-Responsive CSS provided
• New leaner administrator UI
• Built in smart LESS compiler for LESS powered templates - recompiles LESS files when a change is detected
• Support for custom less or css files for safe user customization
• Optimized JavaScript performance for administrator UI
• Growl-like status administration notifications
• New admin fields: Image Picker, TextPlus with Prefix and Suffix, Google Fonts
• New manual clear-cache button to clear Gantry Cache
• Joomla ACL Support in administrator
• Typography updates and built-in support for syntax-highlighting with Google Prettify JS
• Performance optimizations
• Lots of code cleanup
• Strict mode notices and warnings removed
• New Gantry Logo!

Get Gantry for Joomla 2.5 v4.0

IMPORTANT: Trouble with Gantry 4.0?

You can revert by just installing Gantry 3.2.22 in your administrator. Please let us know via the mailing list or the RocketThem forums about your situation so we can try to get any issues resolved as soon as possible. Thanks!