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Quick2Cart 2.8.5 released

Quick2Cart 2.8.5 released

Today, a new maintenance release of Quick2Cart, version 2.8.5 has been released. In this release quite a few bug fixes have been made. We recommend that subscribers update to this release asap.

Note that if you use any other Techjoomla extensions, this update releases the Dompdf library.

So when you update this release, make sure that you also update other extensions that use this library. Specifically you should update Jticketing to version 1.8.3 and Shika to version 1.0.6.

You can read on to see the complete changelog.

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Shika 1.0.6 released

Shika 1.0.6 released

We are happy to announce the release of Shika 1.0.6. This is a maintenance release and fixes some bugs in the previous versions. We have also solved the package size issue in v1.0.5.

We suggest upgrading to the latest release. The release is available in the downloads area. Click on read more for the full changelog. 

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Lets vote for Joomla at the CMS Critic Awards !

Lets vote for Joomla at the CMS Critic Awards !

Its that time of the year again when you vote for your favorite CMS at the CMS Critic Awards ! A regular at the Awards Joomla has made it once again and has been nominated under the "Best Free CMS" category. Lets show our love and mak Joomla a winner again this year !

Head over to the Awards Page and cast your vote today !

 Vote Now !

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Shika 1.0.5 Released

Shika 1.0.5 Released

We are happy to announce the release of a new version of Shika. As announced earlier, we are following a parallel release strategy allowing us to keep working on new features that a lot of users are asking for while maintaining a stable branch with regular updates & faster updates. 

In this release of the 1.0.X branch we bring you new set of bug fixes. Subscribers are encouraged to update immediately. Please read on to for the complete change log. 

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Invitex with Bootstrap 3 and more!

Invitex with Bootstrap 3 and more!

Invitex is up with its new release. Faster, better and with some cool new features added to its kitty helping you expand your network with ease.

What’s new?

Bootstrap 3 support for Invitex

A lot of templates are adopting and moving towards bootstrap 3, we thought of making sure that all our extensions should also support it and with our other extensions Invitex joins the club.

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Shika 1.0.4 released

Shika 1.0.4 released

We are glad to announce the release of Shika 1.0.4. In this release we have fixed over 40 bugs in the maintenance branch. We have also introduced quite a few usability improvements. We have introduced a Ajax based export for CSV to allow exporting large volumes of data. Currently only supported in the attempt report, in future versions the same will be made available for all exports. 

Current subscribers can download the new release immediately. 

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JTicketing 1.8.2 Maintenance release

JTicketing 1.8.2 Maintenance release

A feature packed event booking system with a native event manager and integration for EasySocial Events, Jomsocial Events and JEvents. Also features an Android and iOS app for event organisers!

Checkout the improvements!

Changelog:

Task :

+ #86827 Assign event creator as a host on ADC
+ #86691 Event create - add an adobe connect validation for online event creation
+ #86690 Venue - Add adobe connect validation for creating a room on adobe connect
+ #83174 Create meeting function specify to climate project

Bug Fixed:

- #86237 For Free tickets after click on 'Save & Next' page redirects to all events page
- #86658 Event time error
- #86673 JEvent Event location is not displayed
- #87329 JEvent on event payment sql error is getting (venue id is blank)
- #87335 Frontend My Tickets Bought event date&time shows wrong
- #87332 All events - pin view notices for adobe connect displays
- #87556 Backend/Frontend:- Event :- CSV export button generated file even if no events are present
- #87554 Backend -> Events -> Move all sidebar filters into main component area, just above the list
- #87546 Backend:- Component options -> Tab names need to be short
- #87540 Backend:- Dashboard:- All time orders graph shows huge black space even if no data is present
- #85565 (+2)Backend:- Configuration:- Change the Options Arrangement
- #70111 Fronted:- Billing info:-Make UI Proper
- #86657 dompdf issue 

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Joomla Day Bangalore 2016 a smashing success !

Joomla Day Bangalore 2016 a smashing success !

It gives us immense pleasure to report that Joomla Day Bangalore has been received really well by the community there. Techjoomla was a sponsor at the Event and Parth Lawate our CEO presented the opening Keynote on ‘The Spirit of Open Source. Here is a blog from him with updates from the Event. 

JUG Bangalore was one of the Joomla user groups that was initiated as part of the outreach campaign before the Joomla World conference that happened there in November 2015 and I was lucky to have helped initiate the same with Puneet Kala & Saurabh Shah early last year. 

I remember the kick off meeting where it was the 3 of us who attended the meeting ! Today their meetup group is 450+ people and the core group meets regularly. The speed with which they have grown & matured in the last 9 months is really amazing. If you are in Bangalore and want to be part of this awesome group, here is their Facebook page & Official User group page.

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Curious to know whats coming in Invitex 3.0?

Curious to know whats coming in Invitex 3.0?

Invitex has been one of the favorite extensions for Joomla for sending Viral Invitations and helping you expand your network in every possible way. However, like every extension always has a scope of improvement and ideas keep pouring in from our very own Invitex subscribers, which help us improve and take this extension to the next level. With Invitex 3.0 we will be getting you some new features which you will love for sure.

Here is what is lined up...

Bootstrap 3 support for Invitex

With more and more templates using Bootstrap 3, it was imperative that we also support it in Invitex. Most of our other extensions already support having Bootstrap 2 or 3 as an option. Now Invitex joins the list!

Awesome Quick Invitations Module

Introducing a module which will be used only for manual invitations. You just have to add the email address of the Invitee and click the send button.

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Flexible Discounting with Promotion rules in Quick2Cart 2.8!

Flexible Discounting with Promotion rules in  Quick2Cart 2.8!

When it comes to E-commerce, giving discounts and other amazing offers to its potential customers is one of the key Marketing strategies that can never go out of fashion. However, the site owners need to make sure that they’re able to give its potential customers a discount in the best way possible and is covering all the aspects of its online store.

Also, to make it better; applying discounts by creating bundles of products within the store or with different categories of products will always help cross sell and can yield larger profits. Keeping this in mind we have introduced “Promotion Rules” and a few more new things in this release.

What’s new?

Promotion rules

This being the most awaited feature, is going to transform the way discounts are given with Quick2Cart. You will be able to configure different discounts for different combinations.

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Online Events, Venues and more with JTicketing 1.8!

Online Events, Venues and more with JTicketing 1.8!

JTicketing v1.8 is here and there’s even more to it than meets the eye! Which is why this blog will delve deep into all the awesome stuff it brings forth. Key highlights of this release include Venue Management and Support for Online events via Adobe Connect.

Initially the major focus of this release was to enable our Learning management system - Shika to support ‘Classroom trainings’ as part of its Blended learning feature. We eventually added quite a lot more that enriched not only JTicketing but also added a lot of value add to Shika.  

Existing subscribers can download the new release right away from the Downloads area. If you are not a Subscriber yet, we would love to see you onboard! As a special treat on account of this release, we are giving a 10% discount to all new Buyers.

Use the code: JTROCKS

Expires on 5th August

For people renewing before the renewal date, an automatic discount of 20 or 25% (based on you are renewing a 6 month or a 12 month subscription) is applied. 

 

Buy JTicketing Now!         Checkout the Demo!

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Tips for your Crowdfunding success

Tips for your Crowdfunding success

Achieving the goal amount of a Crowdfunding campaign in that particular time is crucial. The reason why it is crucial, because some campaigns are time bound. People fall short to reach out to the masses and end up failing the campaign.

Key factors to achieve your goal!

Be Heard and Found

Getting noticed is where everything starts. You should leave no path for your campaign to get noticed whether it is through word of mouth or Social Media Platforms, Advertisements (usually the budget is low, so most of them don’t go for this) and having a campaign website with a strong SEO so that Search Engines help you get noticed ;).

There is another cool Idea you can invite people to contribute to your campaign. So if it is a personal email with some information about your campaign and a link to the site can help. Make sure that the message you send does not look like a spam email.  Invitex is one such extension for Joomla! which will help you send such invitations with ease.

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Quick2Cart 2.7 gets you Facebook share for discounts, PHP api and more!

Quick2Cart 2.7 gets you Facebook share for discounts, PHP api and more!

This release is going to add a few more features and some most awaited integrations to Quick2Cart’s kitty. Q2C 2.7 will be opening doors for the fellow developers to use it as an ecommerce tool for more of their external integrations.

Lets see what's in here...

Share to get a Discount

Store owners are always looking for some new marketing stuff for their shop which can get them some customers and a lot of sales. So, with this cool feature we are giving them one more reason to give their customers a discount while promoting their store item on facebook.

Note: This version will support only Facebook share

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The Ultimate Joomla extension kit to lift up your Joomla Development!

The Ultimate Joomla extension kit to lift up your Joomla Development!

You know that we've been publishing blogs to overcome some common problems faced in Joomla and also about Joomla user experience in general, right? Now let's jump into practicing the real thing!

We will help you build a fully functional Joomla site in half the time without having to do too many things.

Some of major extension and Template developers in Joomlaverse like Techjoomla, JoomlaShine, Tassos.gr and aikoncms have come together to enchance your Joomla user experience.

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JomWALL now integrated with JGive, JBolo and EB!

JomWALL now integrated with JGive, JBolo and EB!

In today’s world, no other tool is more important to the growth of your business than Social Media.  Brands that realize this potential have access to more customers than ever before, and can operate their business on a global scale that was previously impossible.  Website developers specializing in Joomla! need resources that allow them to deliver social media and community integration quickly and easily, to properly satisfy their clients.

One great tool that many turn to is JomWALL, by Dashbite.  Amazingly effective and power-packed right out-of-the-box, JomWALL has been heralded for its ease of use, wide array of features, and the fantastic support provided by the engineers at Dashbite.

What’s in it for Techjoomla subscribers?

We wanted all of our great Techjoomla subscribers to be able to experience first-hand just how fantastic JomWALL is.  Our friends at Dashbite made sure to integrate JGive, JBolo, and Email Beautifier in with their product.  On top of all the wonderful features already mentioned, all extensions offered by TechJoomla and Dashbite are Joomla 3.5 compatible.  By choosing cutting-edge products that support the most recent Joomla! update, you’ll have the best tools on the market for building the community-driven sites that companies are demanding.

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Quick2Cart Promotion Rules. Coming Soon!

Quick2Cart Promotion Rules. Coming Soon!

We’re happy to announce that, soon we will be introducing the “promotion rule” for the store owners using Quick2Cart. We’re doing little different this time by approaching our subscribers early to get a feedback for a feature which is being developed in the interest of people using Quick2Cart. This feedback from you will help us to develop the feature in a way you really want it to be. We’re looking forward to getting your feedback.

Here is how we are trying to implement this feature:

With promotions rule you will be able to create

  1. Discount on product bundle e.g Buy MP3 Player with Audio Speakers and Get 5% discount

  2. Discount on purchase of specific units from category e.g Buy 2 pair of shoes and get 3% discount

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JTicketing 1.8 with amazing new features. Alpha Out now!

JTicketing 1.8 with amazing new features. Alpha Out now!

JTicketing 1.8 is getting you some amazing features. With this release we will be opening doors for all the event organizers who wish to have pre-booking for all their Online Events. So, let's see..

What do we have in here?

Online- Offline Events (By virtue of venue)

Creating an event has always been a piece of cake in JTicketing. However, with introduction to online events we have made it even better. The event is associated with a venue and we have two venu types (Online and Offline). If the event is associated with an online venue it will be considered as an online event.

Venue Management

Earlier, we used google maps for offline events. However, we have a plan to introduce sub venues in future. For instance, if there is a large campus and the Event is been conducted in Room1 and other event in Room2. To keep this simple we need Venue Management.

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Invitex- Viral Invitations for Joomla, gets a new update!

Invitex- Viral Invitations for Joomla, gets a new update!

Invitex is a premium joomla extension used to send Intelligent Viral Invitations. With this release you get some new features and a lot of bug fixes.

New additions?

Configuration to turn logs ON and OFF

Invitex has a feature which logs the status of the invitations. For instance: If an invitation is sent or there was some error in sending an invitation everything can be logged. However, if this log file get really heavy that might cause some performance issues. That is why with this release we have introduced a configuration to turn the logging ON and OFF.

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Quick2Cart 2.6 out now!

Quick2Cart 2.6 out now!

With Quick2Cart on your Joomla ecommerce site, your users will have an out of the box online shopping experience. Quick2Cart 2.6 is a very special release since we have at least one thing for all of them; the Admin, the Store owner, Buyer and not to forget the Developers. Let’s have a look...

What’s new?

Pay with Amazon Integration

Handling stuff like payment gateways, shipping providers etc. has always been a pain. Now let off this pain, since the entire checkout process and post checkout will also be handled by amazon. Let people buy a product on your store and let Amazon handle the checkout part including shipping etc. How’s that? :D

Note: As of now this Features is for “Pay with Amazon India” and will work only for single vendor

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Shika Development updates - version 1.1 and up

Shika Development updates - version 1.1 and up

The 2 months since the release of Shika 1.0 have been an amazing time. Thank you everyone that has supported Shika either as Early Adopters or through words of encouragement via the comments, forum posts and Social channels.

We had published a Roadmap for version 1.1 of Shika on 22nd March. However, there have been some changes in the feature list and hence the schedule of this release. In this blog I'll take you through what's coming. 

Parallel Release Tracks

Since the release of version 1.0x we now have separate teams working on parallel release tracks as below. 

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