January 28th, 2013

SmartIconsThe latest version of the SmartIcons extension is finally here. This new version was made from the ground up to be compatible with Joomla! 3.0.

In this new version I have added a whole new set of features and also streamlining the code.

The features supported by the SmartIcons 2.0 are:

* Full support for Joomla! 3.0
* Quick and simple installation using a script that does all the heavy lifting.
* Make as many shortcuts to internal components and external sites. Makes administering your site easier and quicker.
* Shortcuts can have text, images or icons in any combination.
* Option to use images or Joomla!’s “iconMoon” icons for shortcut image.
* Links can be opened in the same window or new windows or in Joomla!’s modal windows
* Preview of the shortcut is possible before saving it.
* Uses Joomla! ACL system for managing access to both shortcuts and shortcut categories with the possibility of skipping access checks altogether
* Uses the Joomla update system
* Group shortcuts into categories that show up as tabs in the module.
* Custom links can be created for special needs (insertion of the user id or security token)
* Supports two layout types:
* Grid layout – as in the older Joomla! QuickIcon module
* List layout – as in Joomla 3.0
* Support for QuickIcon plugin with different options of displaying the plugin shortcuts.