The Techjoomla Blog

Stay updated with all the latest happenings at Techjoomla. From news about the developments in your favourite extensions to Tips & Tricks about the Joomla CMS, Framework & Development.

JTicketing 2.6 brings brand new Event Filters, Google Analytics E-commerce integration & the ability to copy events

JTicketing 2.6 brings some fantastic new features to the Joomla Event ticketing space. We have introduced a set of new filters on the Events page in a more compact format. 

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Techjoomla collaborates with JoomlaShine for the integration of Shika LMS with JSN eCourse

Techjoomla is happy to announce our new collaboration with JoomlaShine for the integration of our popular Joomla LMS - Shika with the brand new JSN eCourse template from JoomlaShine.

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Joomla Development with Eclipse: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Every developer uses a set of tools that simplifies their life and without which their development life feels crippled! Over the years, I have developed my own set of tools which I have described in this blog.

The primary OS for my development related tasks is Ubuntu with Eclipse IDE, so the entire blog is targeted for Eclipse.

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Get amazing discounts this festive season with Techjoomla Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

Celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday by grabbing some awesome deals on our extensions and bundles. In a nutshell, this is what our amazing deal brings you : 

  • 20% off on all Techjoomla Products
  • 35% off on Shika
  • 10% off on all bundles getting you as much as 35% effective Discount

Read on for the discount codes. Remember all the deals expire on 4th December at midnight. Hurry and grab them while they last!! Plus we have some great deals from our partners too!

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IoT based Smart Door Detector

Internet of Things (IoT) has been all the rage over the past years. The extensive use of sensors and wireless connectivity amongst devices has increased to the trend. This increase in trend has changed our day to day life to a much greater extent. For e.g. we can now have control of our room’s air conditioner from the comfort of our bed even if we forget the remote in the other end of the room. 

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Any content can be a lesson with Shika LMS for Joomla!

Delivering and tracking learning programs is one of the fundamental features of an LMS. While most LMS will support online delivery and tracking of some standard learning formats like SCORM, not a lot of other content can be used for online viewing with the ability to track. Tracking can mean a lot of things - tracking time, Progress, Scores, etc. Depending on the lesson type Shika supports some or all of these tracking parameters. 

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eCommerce Trends to Look Forward to in 2020

The eCommerce sphere is growing by leaps and bounds, with consumers making more purchases online than ever. 

From fashion brands to household goods, multiple eCommerce stores are giving stiff competition to each other. This is why brands need to constantly keep up with the latest trends and innovate to get ahead of the curve

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DevOps friendly Joomla Extensions

Undoubtedly, Joomla! is one of the most popular and flexible CMS for building websites and online applications of all types and sizes. The large number of extensions help give a headstart to any project.

Like other software frameworks and platforms, a lot of Joomla projects have adopted DevOps processes to streamline their deployments. This also helps scaling of Joomla sites to run on multiple servers. At Techjoomla we have been using Jenkins, Ansible and GIT to deploy Joomla sites for several years. Recently we have also started exploring Docker for containerized deployment and easy scaling.

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Joomla Powering an Agricultural Warehouse Management System - Bringing Profits for Indian Farmers

For the Indian economy, agriculture has always been one of the most important sectors driving growth for the country. 

In 2018 alone, the Gross Value Added by the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors was a whopping  $271 billion. Today, agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for 58% of the population.

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Joomla! Development - Common Mistakes To Avoid

In this series of blogs, we will talk about common mistakes to avoid while building extensions for Joomla!.

In this particular blog, we will talk about these four common mistakes:

  • Not using language constants and instead of hard coding language strings
  • Not using JInput and instead directly accessing $_POST or $_GET
  • Not using the Joomla Database layer and writing plain database queries instead
  • Wrong usage of loadObjectList / loadAssocList() (Using loadObjectList() when just 1 row is needed)
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Serving 50 million hits a month with Joomla

Aadhaar project by Indian Government operates on a massive scale. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which handles this project, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued more than 120 crores (1.2 billion) Aadhaar numbers to the residents of India till date. For context, the Aadhaar number in India is somewhat similar to the Social Security Number in the US.

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Joomlashack conference 2019 is going to take place from November 6-8

Techjoomla has been a regular feature at the annual Joomla World Conference. The Joomla World Conference is a key Joomla event that brings together some of the best speakers in the Joomla world. Unfortunately this year the world conference got canceled over Brexit related travel uncertainties. 

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Joomla Pizza Bugs and Fun 2019-A massive success

At Tekdi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Techjoomla we have a long tradition of contributing to #opensource and making what we use better. So much so that every developer at Tekdi has a #KPI to make at least one open-source contribution every month! So it's hardly surprising that we do not let up on any opportunity to contribute. On 19th October 2019, the #Joomla community had organized a Global Synchronous event called "Joomla Pizza and bugs".

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3 Common marketing problems that can be solved by an event landing page

Crafting landing pages for marketing has been widely used in all industries. It brings a more personalized experience for visitors, therefore increasing the chances of taking further action.

In the events industry, a landing page not only serves to maximize conversions but can also help you solve many other marketing challenges.

This article will show you 3 common marketing problems that can be solved by an event landing page. 

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Why Am I Not Earning Enough from My Website Ads?

Minting money from a website is no more a novelty today. With the help of ample tools and tutorials that are available, one can easily start a website and monetize it using website ads. 

The caveat is that it involves meticulous planning and a robust strategy, which is something that some website owners fail to pay attention to and lose money (and sleep) by not earning enough from the website – despite having good content and value to offer. 

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