Documentation OSG Seminar Manager

OSG Seminar Manager PRO Package

Version  - Released March 12th 2019

Basic revision

OSG Seminar Manager PRO comes with fundamental changes that will address two important goals:

1. A new routing to improve the SEO

2. Changes in the code to prepare for the ever-changing requirements of Joomla 3 and Joomla 4

So far we have implemented the following:

  • New routing for courses, tutors, templates, categories and tags (- Feature: new routing of sef url with user defined url section name and unique url;)
  • New view for new routing: a start view showing all course categories is entry point for new routing (- Feature: start layout "all categories";)
  • LiveUpdate was removed and replaced by Joomla Update Server

3. Support of common payment api

  • For developer: you can write your own payment plugins based on common payment api, you can find the handout for developing payment plugins based on this api on;
  • For software user: if you install a payment plugin which supports the common payment api, either paid or free, you can use it in OSG Seminar Manager as well. 

Further skins / templates for the presentation of the events

one more template for the presentation of the events in the category overview. At present only a presentation in tabular form is possible.  However, this requires that your template loads Bootstrap 3.

Sack rebooking

Till now, in the case of a rebooking,  each participant had to be rebooked individually. From now on, several participants can be rebooked simultaneously in a new course. Required for this is the plugin "Manual Booking and Invoice".

Further features

  • There will be some more parameters for the email- and pdf-templates (e.g. display ov the invoice number on the attendee list)
  • Additional price groups will not be limited to 5 any more. Instead, there can be an infinite number of price groups.
  • Extra Charges: Until now, it was only possible to create one extra charge for a course and this extra charge was calculated per attendee. We are now developing an infinite number of extra charges and these can be calculated per attendee or per course
  • All changes to bookings will be logged  (which user made which changes
  • New Custom Field for the booking form: upload of documents
  • Optional grid view of courses in category, tag and tutor view.
  • Display of the attendee (and waiting) list at the frontend with access level
  • Access level in category and course;
  • New mechanism for price groups and course prices, infinite price groups and course prices are now possible


- Enhancement: removed url parameters which may cause duplicated pages with same content;
- Enhancement: automatically empty joomla cache of seminarman after backend editing.

Bug Fixes

A great number of changes due to deprecated classes / functions:

  • JRequest is deprecated and had to be removed
  • DS is deprecated and was changed to DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR
  • JError is deprecated, was mostly changed to throwing Exceptions
  • JSubMenuHelper is deprecated and was removed
  • JParameter is deprecated and was removed
  • Fixed multiple issues with Joomla Cache;
  • Fixed a lot of issues for the JED standard.


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