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Shika 1.2 is here with teacher and manager reports, Bootstrap 3 support and more !

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The wait is over! We are super excited to announce the release of Shika 1.2 which brings Bootstrap 3 support, User Hierarchy awareness and a plethora of reporting enhancements with TJ reports integration. Between TJ Reports and Hierarchy awareness it is now possible for managers to view reports of a user reporting to them. What’s more, the reporting now also understands the concept of ownership and allows Course creators to view reports about the courses created by them.

Please note that this is a major release and involves a migration which is however painless. Also since the layouts have been revamped to support Bootstrap 3, any overrides you have done might need some rework. On installation do not forget to click the ‘Fix’ buttons on both Shika and Jlike Components. Detailed instructions are given in the release notes. Make sure you read them carefully before you upgrade !!

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JGive 2.0.8 is here!

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The Techjoomla Team has been striving hard to churn out security releases that have been lined up for a number of extensions. This is our 4th security release this month as we had already done minor releases for JBolo, JTicketing and Invitex. We are happy to bring you yet another security and maintenance release for JGive, JGive 2.0.8. We recommend you to upgrade ASAP to ensure you are using a secure version of JGive. Initially we had released JGive 2.0.7 but an issue was reported by one of our clients. Hence we have released JGive 2.0.8 with fixes for the issue reported by the client along with certain security fixes. Read on for the installation instructions and detailed changelog.

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JTicketing 2.0.14 is here!

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In keeping with our commitment to ensuring our products are secure and bug free, we bring you a security and maintenance release for JTicketing v.2.0.14. Besides fixing issues found in our audits, we have also fixed a few bugs. Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading to the latest version. It is recommended you upgrade to this version ASAP to ensure you are on a secure version. Read on for the complete changelog.

Money Library Introduction from v.2.0.10

When one talks about money, the numbers are meaningless without a specific denomination. We introduced support for a money library from JTicketing 2.0.10 onwards to support currencies in a more meaningful manner. In the past - for instance we were not able to support the Japanese Yen (¥). This is now supported. This was a major change that we had not announced when we released 2.0.10 which we are highlighting now.

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JBolo 3.2.9 is here!

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We are happy to release JBolo v3.2.9 which is primarily a maintenance and security release. Our team is always aiming to ensure that our products are free from exploits and this release is a result of some internal audits we ran to ensure that our products are secure. It is highly recommended that you upgrade ASAP to ensure you are on a secure version of JBolo.

A small UX improvement to let the admin choose the default behaviour for the User list has been added as well. The issue where Joomla based live updates were broken has been fixed as well. Read our changelog for the complete details.

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Invitex 3.0.5 is here with updated clickatell sms plugin!

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The Techjoomla team always strives to make sure that our products are secure and free from exploits. We are in the midst of a regular security audit to better the security of our products and are rolling out maintenance releases for the same. You can expect maintenance releases for most of our major products in the next few days.

We are happy to bring you Invitex v3.0.5 with updated clickatell sms plugin providing the facility to use both old and the new clickatell APIs along with security fixes and minor bug fixes. Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading to the latest version. It is recommended you upgrade to this ASAP to ensure you are on a secure version. Read on for the complete changelog.

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Celebrate this festive season with Techjoomla's amazing Black Friday deals!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday is just around the corner. Techjoomla would like to wish all its subscribers a happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we are grateful for being with us throughout our journey with Joomla!

In order to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday with you, we’re getting you some awesome deals on our extensions and bundles. No better way to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday other than shopping for your favorite extensions and bundles. We have clubbed Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals together to make the celebrations even more special!

Get 20% off on Single Packages & Upto 50%* off on Bundles (Bundles are already discounted up to 30%)

Use Coupon Code: TJBF2K17

Validity: 23rd Nov to 28th Nov, 2017

 Grab this Deal on Products!     Grab This Deal on Bundles!

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Techjoomla is sponsoring Joomla World Conference 3 years in a row!

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The Joomla World Conference is a key annual event for all Joomlers/people associated with Joomla in way or another.

Techjoomla has been working in the in the Joomla space since the days of Mambo and we are all extremely passionate about working with and contributing to this fantastic project.

We are delighted to be a sponsor for the Joomla World Conference 2017, back to back for 3 years now !

Joomla World Conference 2017 is going to be held in Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center, Rome, Italy, on 17-19 November, 2017.  Parth, our CEO shall be attending the event and talking about Rapid development with Horizontal / infrastructure extensions in Joomla. If you are planning to attend the event, do say hi !  

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Special 15% discount on all Products and Bundles this Halloween

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Do not despair if you missed our Diwali sale ! Halloween is just around the corner and we are offering a flat 15% off on all products and bundles. This is one Halloween that won’t scare you at all !!

Use the coupon code TJHALL17 at the checkout to get a 15% discount. Note that the coupon code is only valid till 2nd November, 2017.

Get this deal on Products!         Get this deal on Bundles!

Also listing the best deals that some of our partners are offering as well, so you get everything under one roof.

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Techjoomla collaborates with Themexpert for integration of Shika LMS with Academia v3.0

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Techjoomla is happy to announce our new collaboration with Themexpert for integration of our popular Joomla LMS- Shika with the Academia v3.0 Joomla template from Themexpert.

Academia v3.0

Academia is a 100% responsive educational Joomla template, that is perfect for any type of educational organization. It is crafted with 3 homepage variations and 20 built-in pages.

If you are looking for a beautiful template that offers an official Shika LMS integration, then this is the one we highly recommend.

Shika users can use the coupon code ACADEMIA3 to get a 30% discount on Academia. Note that the coupon code is valid till 31st October, 2017.

Get Academia

Read on to get details of what the integration offers.  

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Shika 1.1.13 is here with the new Box API

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We are happy to bring you Shika 1.1.13 which brings an updated Box API integration which is used for rendering document type lessons.

The older version of our plugin was using legacy Box view APIs which will be having their EOL late this year. Hence the older version is being deprecated. You can find out more about the EOL announcement from box here : https://blog.box.com/blog/new-box-view. Make sure you update and migrate your documents to the new BOX API ASAP. Not migrating can break your lessons using BOX in the future. 

This new release is a HUGE step as it opens the doors to several new document types to be supported in the near future as the new API allows for high-fidelity, interactive viewers for documents, images, videos, 360 images and videos, 3D files and dozens of other file types. We will be working on bringing these new enhancements to you as we extend our tracking capabilities to the new file types.

Read on for details and instructions on setting up and migrating to the new plugin.

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Joomla! is participating in the SEO contest Siebtlingsgeburt 2017 !

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When it comes to CMS comparisons between the popular content management systems, 'Out of the box SEO Capabilities' are always a very important factor. Now for those who have used Joomla! know that Joomla's SEO capabilities have steadily improved over the years and the new router in Joomla 3.8 takes it up several levels. 

To prove Joomla's mettle in this areas, the Joomla Optimisation team has decided to enter the SEO Contest 'Siebtlingsgeburt' by SEO-Day in Germany (Cologne). It involves an imaginary keyword 'siebtlingsgeburt' which means seven births. We thank the enthusiastic and talented bunch of designers, coders, storytellers, translators who are working to make this happen ! They recently reached out to us and asked us for a little help in their mission to 'Help Captain Joomla save the 7 cute puppies from being killed by “Glatzkröte” (bald toad)' . To make this happen, we are reaching out to you, our community. We need to get as many people as we can linking and visiting the below link. I'd suggest you go there right away, it is a very interesting read ! 

In a nutshell, here is how you can help. 

Visit the Siebtlingsgeburt link and tell your friends to do so too !Write a blog post telling your audience about this contest and ask them to spread the word. You need to add the link title as  "siebtlingsgeburt" (https://www.joomla.org/3/de/siebtlingsgeburt" title="siebtlingsgeburt">siebtlingsgeburt)Share the post on Facebook and other social media
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JooStock-First Joomla Unconference to be held in the Netherlands

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Joostock is the first Joomla unconference to be held in the Netherlands at Eindhoven on the 7th and 8th October, 2017. As a Joomler, you might have plenty of new ideas along with vast knowledge that you are eager to share. Apart from knowledge and ideas, you also have your own share of problems with Joomla that you tackle everyday.

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Shika 1.1.12 is here!

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We are happy to release Shika 1.1.12 with feature support for AltaUserPoints and some bug fixes. We recommend you to upgrade to Shika 1.1.12 as soon as possible. Also don’t forget to read the release notes before upgrading for instructions related to backward compatibility breaks. Read on for the complete changelog.

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Shika 1.1.11 is here!

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We are happy to release Shika 1.1.11 with some new features, improvements and bug fixes. We recommend you to upgrade to Shika 1.1.11 as soon as possible. Also don’t forget to read the release notes before upgrading for instructions regarding backward compatibility breaks. Read on for the complete changelog.

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JTicketing 2.1 Roadmap is here !

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Thank you for the fantastic response from all of you on the JTicketing 2.0 release. We are happy to bring you the roadmap for the changes planned in the immediate next release - JTicketing 2.1.

This release is basically a follow up release to complete some features that were originally planned for 2.0 but could not be completed in time for the release and there are some really exciting things in there. One of the major focus areas of this release are a tighter integration with jLike and Shika among other things. This release will also bundle jLike as a core part of jTicketing for free !

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Shika Roadmap Update !

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If you have been following our blogs and social channels, you will know that we have released several incremental updates in the 1.1x series. In fact we have had to break typical semantic versioning policy in order to push in several small feature updates that could not wait till the next major version.

It has also been decided to introduce Bootstrap 3 sooner than originally planned in terms of version numbers since an increasing number of clients have asked for it. Since this would need a major version release on account of backward compatibility breaks, it warrants a major version.

So here is the proposed roadmap for the upcoming versions of Shika.

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Hierarchy Management is here!

Hierarchy Management is here!

For the past couple of months, we have released couple of blogs on some of our infrastructure extensions like TJ vendor and TJ notifications and we thank you for the feedback. We are happy to introduce yet another infrastructure extension-Hierarchy Management.

Hierarchy Management is an horizontal(Infrastructure) extension for Joomla that allows setting up general or context specific hierarchical relations between users which can be further be used by other extensions for a variety of purposes like allowing special access control, reports generation and so on. Hierarchy is currently supported out of the box by TJ Reports for manager reporting and JLike for assignments. Read on for the features.

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JGive 2.1 Roadmap is here!

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JGive 2.1 will be the second major release in the JGive nEXT series which introduced a completely revamped UI/UX as well as a host of new features which will be implemented over multiple versions. In addition to the originally planned features and improvements, we have also included a lot of feedback we received after the 2.0 release.

Here’s a quick look at what you can expect in the 2.1 release. P.S. While we were able to get down to penning this blog now, development is already underway on this version !

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TJ Reports-Universal reporting engine for Joomla is here!

TJ Reports-Universal reporting engine for Joomla is here!

We are super excited to introduce TJ Reports - our Infrastructure extension that allows developers to easily develop reporting plugins and get extensive reporting capabilities in their extensions. Features include extension specific and multi extension reports, Report default configuration, Report customisation and CSV exports to name a few.

Let’s look at the features it offers in detail as well as how the integration with extensions works. Continue reading for the feature list.

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iSpring SCORM officially supported in Shika !

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We are happy to announce that Shika now has official support for iSpring SCORM content. Shika developers and technical experts at iSpring recently conducted compatibility tests to ensure that iSpring content works well with Shika.

Authoring good quality SCORM content can be a long and exhausting process. iSpring makes this a breeze ! With iSpring’s suite of authoring tools, you can turn your PowerPoint presentations into supercharged e-courses in a snap. iSpring authoring tools not only preserve animations, triggers and timings of PowerPoint presentations but also allow to enhance them with different types of interactive activities.

iSpring TalkMaster allows you to design interactive dialogue simulations to train your employees' communication skills in a safe environment. With iSpring QuizMaker, creating interactive quizzes is faster and easier than ever before, thanks to the new visual question editing mode. iSpring Cam, records “how to” tutorials and inserts them into your courses or publishes them directly to your YouTube channel.

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