K2 is built as a solid component and we don't plan on releasing updates every couple of weeks. To give you an idea of how solid K2 is, the previous version (2.6.9) was released in December 2014 and it was 100% compatible with Joomla 3.4.x up until the launch of K2 v2.7.0. A slower release cycle means we are more careful when we issue updates to K2 and this is something we believe firmly.
That being said, if we want to properly support third party extension integration with K2, it's best to decouple any such functionality. It's what we did since the inception of K2 in 2009 when we decided to keep the advanced media and image gallery functionalities completely separate in the form of AllVideos and Simple Image Gallery Pro.
After so many years, one thing has also proved certain: the continuous support of sh404SEF from Anything Digital and recently from Weeblr (founded by sh404SEF's original developer, Yannick Gaultier). sh404SEF is one of the most popular extensions in the Joomla community and it's arguably the best SEO related extension for Joomla.
So seeing sh404SEF continuously being updated and improved, we decided to decouple it from K2 in order to follow such changes in sh404SEF's development. As a bonus we also added community requested features for even better URL manipulation and finally we made sure the plugin supports both K2 versions 2.x and the upcoming 3.x. That's one codebase to maintain and from now on it will fall to faster updates, following closely the development of sh404SEF.
The new "K2 Plugin for sh404SEF" is distributed commercially for two reasons: we can provide dedicated/personal support and it's a way to give back to the K2 project.
"K2 Plugin for sh404SEF" is now available to purchase in 6 and 12 month subscriptions, starting from 14.90 EUR.
A plugin for supporting K2 in sh404SEF.
Use the plugin to configure K2 URLs when using sh404SEF in a multitude of options.
Unlike the previous built-in implementation for sh404SEF, this new plugin provides new URL manipulation options and it has dual compatibility with K2 versions 2.7.0+ as well as the upcoming K2 version 3.
The plugin has been successfully tested with sh404SEF versions 4.6.x in Joomla 2.5 and 3.x.
- K2 v2.7.0 or newer
- sh404SEF v4.6.x or newer
- Joomla 2.5 or 3.x
- Make sure you meet the requirements above and that K2 and sh404SEF are already present on your Joomla installation.
- Upload the latest version of the plugin on your Joomla site.
- Locate the plugin under the "sh404SEF ext plugins" group in the Joomla Plugin Manager.
- Click the plugin name to edit its settings - most options are pretty self explanatory.
- Make sure the plugin is enabled and hit "Save & Close" after you adjust settings as you see fit.
- Clean your sh404SEF URLs cache.
- Clean Joomla's cache if it's enabled.
- K2 URLs should now be optimized by sh404SEF.
Part of this change is the introduction of new awesome products for Joomla including new templates, the expansion to WordPress plugins (late 2015), the introduction of a new premium performance-oriented managed hosting service for both Joomla & WordPress websites*, and the long awaited unveiling of K2 version 3.0 - our flagship product.
We are happy to announce that K2 version 3.0 will be officially presented in the upcoming JoomlaDay Brasil 2015 event, held 4-6 September, 2015 in Brasilia (the retro futuristic city built in the 50s by the visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer).
Takai is the official demo site for K2, the popular award-winning content extension for Joomla, which JoomlaWorks designed back in 2012. After many requests from the K2 Community, today we are releasing Takai as a free Joomla template, updated to be fully responsive and modernized with JoomlaWorks's new template parameters and standard features. It's probably the best starting point for Joomla users that are just getting to know the content management super-powers of K2!
Nokkori is perfect for any type of multi-category presentation, which makes it a great choice for your next hotel, restaurant or event-oriented site. The full screen slideshow on the front page serves as a beautiful and captivating entrance to the rest of the content with a clear and intuitive navigation.
Hand-crafted for K2
K2 is a first-class citizen in all our Joomla templates. We don't just provide styling for K2, we go beyond with fully-custom made overrides to match our designs.
All our Joomla templates are built to be all-responsive - so they are desktop, tablet & mobile friendly out of the box.
All our Joomla templates feature modern HTML5/CSS3 code with fallback for older (supported) browsers.
We fully support the latest 3 versions of each major desktop browser vendor (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer) and the latest 2 versions for their mobile equivalents.
No Nonsense Frameworks
Forget about file hierarchies in your template that would even make the US Library of Congress jealous! Joomla already providers you with the tools to edit your template files. And our Joomla templates are simple to edit. No need to re-invent the wheel.
Fast & Lightweight
Our templates follow a simplistic approach: we don't use dozens of CSS and JS files. Instead, we only use 1 CSS file as base (2 if you choose to use K2), 1 CSS file for any custom styling you wish to do (custom.css) and just 2 JS files (1 for common libraries & 1 for the applied behaviour). This makes all our Joomla templates lightning fast to download & render on the browser.
We provide template upgrade packages along with regular template packages and quick-start Joomla packages. When we need to update the core code of our templates, we leave the main template file and custom.css (the files you are most likely to edit) untouched.
Quick-start packages for Joomla
Our templates are distributed standalone or as "Quickstart" packages. The "Quickstart" packages are essentially the demo site for each template. That way you can get started with one of our templates in no time (for new projects), only adding the changes you wish so you can adapt our design to your needs.
Built for Joomla
Joomla is the most flexible and easy to customize CMS for both newbies and experienced users. We currently support the latest Joomla 2.5 and 3.x versions.
Adobe Photoshop Sources
All our Joomla templates come with full Adobe Photoshop (PSD) source files for you to edit as you wish.