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Ready for Joomla 1.6

New Warp 5.5 framework

In 2010 we closely followed the development of the next major Joomla release: Joomla 1.6. After 15 betas and one Release Candidate the stable version Joomla 1.6.0 was released on the 11. January 2011. Joomla 1.6 introduces some anticipated features like better user access control management and nested categories for structuring your content. You can read on "What's new in Joomla 1.6" for a detailed list of all the changes and enhancements of Joomla 1.6. A lot of developers already started testing and evaluating Joomla 1.6 for their future website projects. Thats why we received a lot of tweets and emails from you guys, asking for Joomla 1.6 compatible templates. We hear you and this post is for everyone who is excited to run our templates with the new major version of the Joomla CMS!

Lets go back a few weeks... Our mission started in December with the announcement of the Joomla 1.6 RC1 and we began to work on the next major update of our Warp theme framework. It was important to us to ensure that all great template features you are using right now, are also available in our Joomla 1.6 templates. This includes features of the Warp 5.5 framework like style presets, dropdown & accordion menus, CSS/JS/Image compression and Javascript effects. Further we want to run all our templates native on version 1.6 and also support the new features that Joomla brings along.

Today we are glad to announce that we have a new Warp framework version for you which is Joomla 1.6 ready! We also took the time to port the latest Warp 5.5 templates, so you can start right away and try them with Joomla 1.6. All in all we are excited to present you 19 templates for Joomla 1.6 starting with "Phoenix" our June 2009 template until our latest January 2011 template called "Spark". Now its your turn to try them out!

Most work went into converting our overrides for Joomla 1.6 to make the core components HTML output look great with our templates. All component overrides are not final yet and we will update them in future template releases. Consider the template releases as beta and in case you experience any issues please let us know so we can fix them. Just get in touch by sending a tweet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a comment. We will also keep our eyes on the next 1.6 releases and apply template updates if needed.

Everyone who wants to try out our Joomla 1.6 templates today, just grab a copy of Joomla 1.6 and head over to our downloads. Enjoy!

Update: We received a lot of questions regarding the ZOO and YOOtools compatibility with Joomla 1.6. Here are the answers: Right now we are working on ZOO 2.4 which will be compatible with Joomla 1.6. The old YOOtools will not be converted for Joomla 1.6 but again we are working on something new for Joomla 1.6 :-)

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