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SOLVED Template Updates through the Joomla Updater

  • SOLVED Template Updates through the Joomla Updater

    Posted 3 years 3 weeks ago
    • I have never seen a Rocket Theme Template update listed in the Joomla Extension Updater. Gantry shows up just fine, but I would like to receive update notifications through the Joomla Updater, and install the the update by that method. So far the only way I know about a template update is by visiting the Rocket Theme site and downloading the latest version and then manually installing it through the admin -> extensions -> install link.
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    Re: SOLVED Template Updates through the Joomla Updater

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    Posted 3 years 3 weeks ago
    • Not being a coder, I don't understand why not. Apparently other template providers can do this. Thank You.
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    Re: SOLVED Template Updates through the Joomla Updater

    Posted 3 years 2 weeks ago
    • Most of our templates are PAID templates. Therefore we would have to authenticate your RT login details before we could download the update. We did previously use rokupdater extension (but it never did template updates). Rokupdater would need substantial updates to make it work with templates and the PHP7 - we have chosen not to undertake this in favour of targeting our limited development resources at Gantry 5, Templates and GRAV.

      Regards, Mark.
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  • Re: SOLVED Template Updates through the Joomla Updater

    Posted 2 years 9 months ago
    • I've bought RT membership on at least four or five occasions, most recently for Joomla v3.2.x Now we're on Joomla v3.6.x, the template I bought not so very long ago will not install on the latest version of Joomla.
      What is the shelf life of these templates supposed to be? Is the only way of keeping them up to date to constantly keep paying for renewed RT membership?
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    Re: SOLVED Template Updates through the Joomla Updater

    Posted 2 years 9 months ago
    • If Joomla is updated by Joomla then in some cases we also have to update our templates too. So, if you choose to update Joomla then, yes, it's likely that you will also need to update the template too (also possible Gantry and RT extensions). So really you question should be addressed at Joomla - they're the ones triggering the need to do update but they are doing it for good reasons... security updates, functionality improvements, and bug fixes. We also update templates to provide bug fixes too.

      So there is no particular "shelf life" of any RT product. If you didn't update Joomla or anything else then our products would carry on working on the versions they are... of course if you don't then you also run the risk of exposing yourself to a security breach (specifically Joomla updates).

      I would also point out that we offer "lifetime" memberships for a particular template. So rather than buying a "Joomla template" subscription which will need to be renewed as it expires you could purchase the specific template subscription and get lifetime support on it (no renewals required).

      Regards, Mark.
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  • Re: SOLVED Template Updates through the Joomla Updater

    Posted 5 months 5 hours ago
    • Hello support,

      Since it's been a few years, has the RocketTheme team made any changes to allow people to update their templates through the Joomla Updater? I've seen other developers do this by generating a "download ID" that is only vaild while the user's membership is active - that way only people with paid memberships will be allowed to download their template.

      Just wanted to see if this subject has been revisited / reconsidered to allow updating through the joomla updater.

      Thank you,

      Geoffrey
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    Re: SOLVED Template Updates through the Joomla Updater

    Posted 5 months 5 hours ago
    • No, we won't be changing that. What we did have now though is rokcheck (written by me) that will at least tell you when you template is out of date. - you can download this from our extensions page (do read the documentation too though).

      Regards, Mark.
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