The updated EF4 Joomla Framework comes with a bunch of new useful features. Let's focus on them.
What’s inside the 4.8.5 update?
Local Google Fonts
The possibility to load Google Web Fonts as local fonts instead of loading them from the Google servers is the feature. The framework downloads fonts and includes them into the template's head automatically. You can be sure that your fonts will be 100% GDPR complaint.
The Local Google Fonts need to be enabled in the Joomla template parameters:
Google Web Fonts loaded traditionally:
Google Web Fonts loaded locally:
Full HTML5 support
We have enabled full HTML5 support for the EF4 framework to fix warnings reported in W3C markup validation.
Now you can choose whether you want to use FontAwesome4 or FontAwesome5 free icons in your Joomla template.
The icons are loaded locally so they are GDPR complaint.
Override template blocks
This feature should be interesting for users who modify template files.
You can copy a layout file to the [template-name]/html/[template-name]/tpl/ or a block file to [template-name]/html/[template-name]/tpl/blocks/ to override the default file.
This way you can be sure that your changes will not be lost after the template update.
Load custom.js file
This is another feature for web developers.
Other bug fixes and improvements
The features listed above are only the part of the update. More information in the changelog.
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