PWT ACL 3.2.0 released - Multilingual & filter improvements

Monday, 01 October 2018

We are pleased to announce the availability of PWT ACL 3.2.0. In this release, we make it easier to see the language of the asset, we added new filters for the assets view and made changes to support updates for Watchful and YourSites. 

Display language of asset

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It was hard to distinguish assets in the PWT ACL overview in case you have multiple articles in the same category, with the same title, but for different languages. We are now displaying the language flag when the asset is related to an object (for example an article) that is set to a specific language. This makes it much easier to find the asset you are looking for.

Thank you Christian for your feature request & suggestion!

New filters: Start level, End level and Language

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Next to displaying the language flags for assets, it would be useful to filter for a specific language as well. So we added a language filter for the assets in the PWT ACL overview. We also added filters to set a specific Start level and/or End level. This allows you to be very specific in what assets you would like to display. 

Thank you Colin and Christian for your feature request & suggestion!

Quickscan Asset Issues detection notice

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The PWT ACL Diagnostic tool can easily detect issues with the assets table of your Joomla website. When issues are detected this will be displayed in PWT ACL. When PWT ACL detects issues a notice will now also be visible on the Joomla control panel for Super Users. This was requested by users that specifically have to go to PWT ACL in the backend to check if new issues were detected. 

Thank you Guy for your feature request & suggestion!

Improved support for updates via Watchful and YourSites

We also implemented a few changes to improve the update support for external Joomla-update services like Watchful and YourSites. You can now configure your Download keys in their dashboard and start updating our extensions. For Watchful we fixed the removal of ACL Manager when updating via Watchful. 


Some great efforts have been made by our translators as well. The language files for Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish and Thai are all updated for the latest version now. You can follow the translation status or contribute translations yourself on our Translations page.

Changelog PWT ACL 3.2.0

+ -> Display languages & filter languages for assets
+ -> Adding option to filter assets by start and end levels
^ -> Quickscan Asset Issues notice trigger via plugin with caching, adding notice on Control Panel

^ -> Change ACL Manager removal, supporting external updating tools
^ -> Cleanup old files during installation / update

$ -> Croatian translation updated
$ -> German translation updated
$ -> Swedish translation updated

Please find the entire changelog history on the downloads page of PWT ACL

How to update PWT ACL?

If you have an active subscription you can easily update PWT ACL via the Joomla-updater under Extensions -> Manage -> Update. To use this feature you need to set your "Download ID" in the PWT ACL component options. You can find your personal Download ID on your dashboard. Both the Watchful Download Key as Download ID will work. You can also download PWT ACL and install the package via the Joomla installer. 

If you are using PWT ACL 3.0.0 you need to download and install the update manually due to a bug in this specific version. Download PWT ACL and install the package via the Joomla installer. 

PWT ACL Roadmap

The roadmap for PWT ACL is publicly available on the PWT ACL Roadmap page. You can vote on features to help us decide what the next steps are for our extension. Let us know if you're missing something on the roadmap, we're happy to receive your input!


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