Joomla 3.x versions

Version Date Changes
7.00 15 July 2018 The notifier (dropped in version 6.03) has been reinstated. It's now automatic and does not need a cron job.
The front end availability table is now responsive.
The back end booking process has been simplified to a single page.
If you use the Rentalot Plugin you must also upgrade it to version 7.00 at the same time you upgrade the component.
6.04 16 February 2018 Now works with Joomla 4.00 alpha (although Joomla 4 is not scheduled for release until mid-2018).
Minimum Joomla version is now 3.7.0.
Now supports Joomla ACL access control to the back end.
6.03 7 November 2017 On the 1st of November 2017 Yahoo terminated their exchange rate API service without notice or warning. This release downloads exchange rates from Please see the latest user guide for the additional configuration step required.
In order to fix the exchange rate update issue quickly, the notifier script has been removed from this release. It will be re-instated later.
6.02 1 July 2017 Availability table styles and icons updated (from Rentalot Plus 14).
6.01 16 May 2017 There are no new features or bug fixes in this release.
Re-coding of deprecated Joomla functions, in preparation for future Joomla versions. The minimum Joomla version required is now 3.4.8.
6.00 6 March 2017 The front end CSS file and its images have been moved to the /media folder.
The booking, price, and report pages now allow you to specify precise start and end dates, instead of just selecting a year. This enables you to much more easily find the records you want to work with, and is more consistent with Rentalot Plus and Payage.
When you upgrade to this version of the component, you must also upgrade to version 6 of the plugin.
5.03 9 December 2016 Fix for a PHP Notice error that could occur on some systems with version 5.02.
5.02 30 November 2016 There's now a CSS editor in the admin interface.
The availability status images have been updated and are now controlled by CSS, so are easier to customise.
5.01 31 October 2016 Supports the Joomla Update System. The Joomla admin interface will automatically notify you of new releases, and you will be able to install them with a single click in the Extensions Update Manager.
5.00 9 July 2016 Joomla 2.5 is no longer supported.
The start and end dates for the availability table can now be set to a number of months relative to the current date, allowing you to (for example) show a rolling 12 month view.
Fix for a PHP Notice error when running under PHP 7.
Removed all usage of deprecated html attributes.
Please upgrade both the Component and the Plugin to version 5.00 at the same time.

Joomla 2.5 and 3.x versions

Version Date Changes
4.04 10 October 2015 Fixed: Bug that prevented currency codes being changed.
Supports the collapsable sidebar in Joomla 3.4.
4.03 10 September 2014 Fixed: The configuration could not be saved on some servers.
4.02 21 July 2014 Fixed the booking search function, which did not work in Joomla 3.x.
4.01 4 February 2014 Underscores in currency symbols are now interpreted as a space.
The front end now validates as HTML 5.
4.00 2 January 2014 Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 are no longer supported.
If you use the Rentalot plugin, you must upgrade it for compatibility with this release.

Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.x versions

Version Date Changes
3.09 2 December 2013 Verified on Joomla version 3.2.
3.08 7 May 2013 Verified on Joomla version 3.1.
3.07 6 February 2013 Choice of H1 or H2 page title
Rentalot now has a front end CSS
The plugin is now packaged separately for Joomla 1.5 and 1.6+
3.06 22 November 2012 Now compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0

Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 versions

Version Date Changes
3.05 12 April 2012 The component and plugin now work with PHP Strict Standards checking enabled.
If you use the Rentalot plugin, you will need to upgrade it for compatibility with this release.
3.04 19 January 2012 Now compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5.