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Hot Property 1.0 Beta 5 released
Written by CY   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
We're excited to announce the release of our latest update for Hot Property - version 1.0 Beta 5. After months of hard work we have finally completed the overhaul of Hot Property's front-end. Here is the list of new features in Hot Property 1.0 Beta 5:

Unified MVC

Front and Back-end now take advantage of unified MVC framework. In non-developer speak, this means the model and business logic that represents Hot Property's structure is represented in one place making it very easy for developers to extend Hot Property's model in the future.

Mosets Framework

From helping developers to develop better Joomla application faster to improving existing Joomla's function. That is the aim of our new framework called Mosets framework. This new framework is shipped as part of Hot Property and will be the core foundation of Hot Property.

This is available as a plugin, so any developers can use Mosets Framework to help them with application development in Joomla.

xHTML valid and sematically correct code

HTML outputs from Hot Property are now XHTML valid and based on semantically correct markup. It uses the absolute minimum HTML elements to define our data and each HTML elements are carefully choosen to meaningfully describe the content. This is Plain Old Semantic HTML (POSH), built right in to the new Hot Property.

Plain Old Semantic HTMLAll headings use the Heading element (h1, h2 & h4). List elements (ul & li) are used for list of properties, images, agents, companies and anything that is a list. Definition list elements (dl, dt & dd) are used to list all captions/values pairs for properties, agents and companies.

If you are a designer or webmaster who constantly deal with making changes to the HTML code, you will find the new Hot Property template to be a breath of fresh air with semantic code - less noise and easy to understand. Exactly what you need to dive in and make the changes you want.

For end users, they will have pages that loads quicker and more accessible.

There are more benefits to semantically correct codes too. Because the content is easier to understand by human and computers, it tends to rank higher in search engine's results. Since we carefully choose the correct elements to describe the content, Hot Property will inherit the right CSS style from templates that adhere to semantically correct code. You as a designer is less likely need override Hot Property's template.


Agents and Companies' contacts information are now available in hCard format.

Minimal CSS and JavascriptMinimal use of CSS

We set ourself to use the absolute minimum CSS rules while creating a nice and clean layout across Hot Property. The CSS rules has been refactored to be minimal and as lean as possible. It works great with any Joomla site template and gives greater flexibility to designer to customize the styles in Hot Property. Nothing you never need, but has everything that makes Hot Property looks good.

Minimal and degradable Javascript

Javascript usage in Hot Property has been refactored in 1.0 Beta 5. If your users does not have Javascript enabled, it degrades gracefully while still being usable.

Remember your search

Hot Property 1.0 Search module Searching for a 2-bedrooms apartment? Enter this as search to Hot Property and it will remember your search criteria across pages. Improved search support in Hot Property 1.0 Beta 5 which enables shared search keyword across pages in search module and advanced search. Any searches done, will be remembered and stored as session variables. This improved user experience as your users only need to enter a search term once and Hot Property will re-populate the search form again whenever they perform a search another time.

Fields support in Search module

Search module now allows you to select and display multiple fields to be searchable. This used to be Advanced Search page's feature, now it's available to search module too.

Installable gallery

A new hook is added to display photos in properties. This opens up the possibility for third party developers to create custom installable gallery for Hot Property. Hot Property ships with a standard basic gallery.

Menu parameters

Menu parameters are available to all views which allows you to override the main component's configuration.

and more...

  • Improved interface in editing Extra Fields.
  • New set of "No Photos" imags for property, company and agent.
  • Smarter redirection based on refering page.
  • Now uses Joomla's pathway.
  • Improved pagination to provide list of pagination links near by to the current page.
  • All list views have ordering and limit options to provide more options to users to navigation through large number of properties. These options are configurable.
  • Configurations are now stored in database. This is the same "Parameters" icon you have known and used in most Joomla's core component. We call this "Settings".

As always, the release is available to all new and existing Hot Property subscribers. You can download Hot Property Beta 5 by logging in to your account at and click on your Hot Property's subscription number. The download links and install instruction is available right below the main Hot Property 0.98 release.

Mosets Tree 2.1.1 released
Written by CY   
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Mosets Tree 2.1.1 is out now and available to all Mosets Tree users. Please read the forum announcement for details of this release.
Site Subscriptions, Licenses and update to user accounts at Mosets
Written by CY   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009
Since the very first release of Hot Property in 2004 and Mosets Tree in 2005, we have been providing updates and support without any additional fee. The price of a license is all that you need to pay to use our extensions on a single website. For example, if you purchase a license of Mosets Tree 4 years ago, you have been able to download all our updates from version 1.0 to 1.5, 2.0 and the recently release Mosets Tree 2.1 for free.

We are doing this although we have stated in our pricing page that updates and support is available for the first 12 months only. The license on the other hand is perpetual and you can use them for as long as you like without time limit.

This has served us well because we want our paying users to upgrade their Mosets extension whenever a new version is released, with the hope that they like some of the new features introduced in the new version and consider using the extension for their future websites.

Mosets Tree 2.1 released
Written by CY   
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Mosets TreeI'm pleased to announce the release of the next update to one of our best selling flagship product - Mosets Tree 2.1. This release brings native Joomla! 1.5 compatibility and whole lot of improvements across the board. Some of the major improvements include support for Google Maps, Tags, improved Search Engine Optimization and more.

Existing subscriber can download the new version from their account by logging in at

Click here to see what's new in Mosets Tree 2.1.

Thank you to Mosets Tree 2.1 beta testers
Written by CY   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Now that the beta testing for Mosets Tree 2.1 has ended, I would like to take this moment to say Thank You to all users who have participated in our beta testing phase since March. Many have joined our private forum to submit bug reports and provide feedback since then. And this has contributed greatly to the stability of our final release of Mosets Tree 2.1.

As a token of appreciation, I would like offer free 1-year subscription on top of your existing active subscription to any beta testers who have posted as least once in the beta testing forum.

Please contact me with a link to this news, your forum username and the license number where you want the renewal to be credited.

Calling for Mosets Tree 2.1 Beta testers [ended]
Written by CY   
Sunday, 08 March 2009
Mosets Tree 2.1 is nearing its completion and we need your help! Read our forum announcement for more information.

Update 24/6/2009: Beta testing has ended.

Hot Property 1.0 Beta 4 released
Written by CY   
Thursday, 25 December 2008
It's been in development for sometime now and Hot Property 1.0 Beta 4 is now available for download now.

In Beta 4, we have improved a lot of things under the hood by completely rewriting the back-end and at the same time we have been working on a new Hot Property framework . This will pave way for faster development in the future for 1.x series. Much of the work in Beta 4 is in the framework itself. The interface structure remains intact but we have polished it by taking advantage of Joomla! 1.5 styles.

Read on for more new features in Hot Property 1.0 Beta 4

  • Polished back-end interface

    Here's the new look of Property Manager, the first screen you see whenever you access Hot Property's back-end. Property Manager in Hot Property 1.0 Beta 4

    Most screens in back-end that list information in a tabular form have an added capability to sort the list based on available columns. If you look at the screenshot above, you'll see that it is currently sorted by 'Name' while the rest of the columns that appears in blue are sortable when clicked.

  • Improved Edit Property screen

    Edit Property screen in Hot Property 1.0 Beta 4

    We've reorganized the layout in Edit Property screen to group related fields together. Photos Manager in Hot Property 1.0 Beta 4

    Photos Manager has also received an update. We are doing away with iframes and integrate the upload form within the same page. So now you can enter and property and upload photos at the same page without saving first.

  • Improved Edit Extrafields screen

    Edit Property screen in Hot Property 1.0 Beta 4

    Again, we've improved the layout in Edit Extrafields screen to use the new Joomla! 1.5 styles and better use of screen's estate.

  • Multiple editing

    If you look closely at the previous screenshots, you'll notice the screen is showing 2 fields at the same time. The new Hot Property framework allows you to do that with all editable items in back-end - properties, fields, companies, agents and types. This could save hours of work when you need to edit multiple properties. Now you can do it with a single edit.

  • Tooltips and on screen field validation

    Tooltips and on screen field validation in Hot Property 1.0 Beta 4

    We've added a whole bunch of tooltips in places where it needs explaination. If you're seeing an option and you wonder what it does, just hover your mouse over to the field's caption. It probably has a tooltip explaining its function. In back-end's forms, when you fail to fill in a required field, the new javascript validation will highlight the field in red and scroll your screen to that field.

As always, the beta is available to all active Hot Property subscribers. You can download Hot Property Beta 4 by logging in to your account at and click on your Hot Property's license number. The download links and install instruction is available right below the main Hot Property 0.98 release.

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