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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.

JoomlaDay Chicago is going to take place on 12th October 2019 in Chicago

JoomlaDay Chicago is going to take place on 12th October 2019 at DePaul University in Chicago. If you plan to build your business using Joomla, Joe Sonn will guide you to build a successful Joomla based business.  In case you are an advanced Joomla user, the event will have sessions related to subforms and advanced template development. Besides thi...
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TJ UCM - Yet another Joomla Universal Content Manager

Joomla has tried to create a content manager / CCK for several years now. Though the project has been inactive, there are a few database tables that Joomla still uses, mainly for storing content history. Although the original UCM in its spirit isn’t part of Joomla, similar functionality has been introduced by article fields. 

So, with com_content already there what purpose does a new UCM extension serve you'll ask? A UCM gives the flexibility of defining multiple "types" of content. This is very useful so you could create types like Films, Actors, Banners all on the same site. Each type has its own fields, and a list of records from each type can be fetched. You could even relate these items together to build an IMDb clone!

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JGive 2.3 introduces donor data management & 80G tax benefit certificate

Efficient organization and management of donor data and building long-term relationships with donors is crucial for the success of any fundraising campaign. Donor management is the key to donor retention. Donor retention goes a long way in increasing the returns for any fundraising campaign.

Till now, JGive did not explicitly manage the Donor as a separate entity. It was simply Billing information filled at checkout. With JGive v2.3 we introduce a feature called Donor Data management that lets you manage the data of Individual and Organizational Donors.

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Event Marketing Strategies and Best Practices

In a customer-empowered world, marketers need to capitalize on every opportunity to get noticed, build relationships, and earn the trust of customers. 

The modern consumer needs more than just a product pitch when evaluating solutions and making purchasing decisions. Therefore, there’s a lot that marketing companies can gain from events. Through events, companies can showcase their products while offering customers a firsthand experience of their brand and personality.

According to a study, 95% of marketers agree that events provide attendees with a valuable opportunity to form in-person connections in an increasingly digital world.

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Coding secure Joomla Extensions

Among the different online content management platforms available, Joomla is preferred for its flexibility and improved security. Yet, this doesn’t stop hackers from prying into your site's vulnerabilities to exploit them. Regardless of the type of website and security level, websites are always susceptible to being hacked. Most times this is due to the use of vulnerable 3rd party extensions.

Joomla is developed by expert developers and has a strong security model to combat vulnerabilities in web applications. Security holes being introduced in the web applications are mostly the consequences of poorly coded extensions that don’t implement the Joomla security model. That is why it is quite critical to choose an extension from a reputed provider. In this post, we'll cover the most common types of vulnerabilities, and how they can be prevented when creating custom Joomla extensions. 

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Shika 1.3.22 maintenance release

We are happy to present you with a maintenance update for Shika, our Learning Management System for Joomla. Shika 1.3.22 addresses many bugs reported by our subscribers. We recommend you to read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for the detailed changelog.

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A Multilingual Website in 8 Languages - DIKSHA

We recently happened to design a widely adopted learning website for one of our clients. India, being a multicultural and multi-diverse country, languages and dialects all vary from state to state and so the teaching medium also changes. Designing a multilingual educational website was a challenge. An additional challenge was to deliver the same typographical/font representation across all channels like a book, a website, and a mobile app, as it matters in education domain.

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The 7-Step Secret Recipe for an Awesome Blog post

Here’s the thing with blogging. Everyone wants to do it, but not many know how to do it in the best way possible. Internet is already abuzz with numerous blogging platforms, advice, tips, tricks, hacks and the likes to get rookie bloggers in the same league as pro-bloggers. 

In this scenario, they have no idea which is the best advice or what should they do in order to take their blog posts from Nay to Yay. Sounds like a problem you have got? Fret not, as we have the secret sauce with us. 

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How to Get Millennials to Contribute to Your Fundraising Campaign?

Millennials are one of the most preferred demographics for several brands. What they do, how they react, and why do they take specific actions, influence a lot of advertising and product launch decisions made by brands. And this holds true for non-profits as well. The demographic is giving a new twist to charitable causes, and therefore, they need to be wooed in a completely different manner than other generations. 

The following statistics echo this point aptly:

  • 40% of Millennial donors are enrolled in a monthly giving program.
  • 84% of Millennials give to charity, donating an annual average of $481 across 3.3 organizations
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SocialAds 3.1.16 is released

We are happy to release an update for our Joomla advertising solution. We are happy to release SocialAds 3.1.16 which is primarily a bug fix release. We have also upgraded jQueryUI that fixes the geo-targeting country selection issue if JBolo and SocialAds are installed on the same site.

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Read on for the detailed changelog.

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Shika 1.3.21 brings Google Analytics eCommerce integration to better track paying customers

Google Analytics has a great feature - enhanced eCommerce tracking which lets site owners track purchases and also measure the effectiveness of the checkout process. Shika now leverages this tool so that site owners who sell paid courses online can measure performance of their marketing activities. Enhanced eCommerce allows reports like viewing most bought products, seeing which social channels are converting better and even coupon code reports.

We are happy to release Shika 1.3.21 with google analytics e-commerce integration for online payments.

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Read on for the complete details and screenshots. 

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How to Evaluate the Shopping Cart for Your eCommerce Site?

As the eCommerce rage continues, it’s natural for you to want to start a site of your own. 

Of the myriad aspects that you need to take into consideration – including what platform to build your solution on, what features to choose, what products to offer, and more, there is also the pressing decision of what shopping cart software to use. Given that your shopping cart will be with you for years to come, its capabilities (or the lack of it) will either make you (and your customers) extremely happy or completely miserable. 

When you set to look for a shopping cart vendor, you’ll find hundreds of them claiming their solution is the best one for you. But how can you really tell? How do you figure out which one best fits the bill? What features should you look for? How do you ensure you make the right educated decision? Here’s how! 

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Shika 1.3.20 maintenance release

We are happy to bring you another maintenance update for Shika, our Learning Management System for Joomla. Shika 1.3.20 mainly addresses security issues related to enrollment apart from bug fixes reported by some of our clients. Besides the bug fixes and security fixes, we have also added 4 additional columns to the lesson report-last accessed on, modified date, modified by and total content.

We recommend you to read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for the detailed changelog.

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How to Successfully Monetize Your Website or Blog?

Making money from a website or a blog has turned into a successful endeavor for many.

Are you inspired by the long string of names who have made a mark by earning huge revenues using their sites? Do you want to follow suit? Then you’ve arrived at the right place. 

Every site follows different tactics, and it can get a bit overwhelming when you try to implement those for your site. But worry not, as we have got you covered with some of the best methods that can help you. 

Take your pick based on what works best for your website and get the cash registers ringing. 

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Techjoomla is a proud sponsor for the global Joomla Pizza, Bugs and Fun event

Techjoomla is proud to be a sponsor for the global Joomla Pizza, Bugs and Fun event to be conducted on 19th October 2019. We have been associated with the Pizza, Bugs and Fun event for more than 8 years. We had blogged about the event in 2014 , 2013 and 2011 This year’s global Joomla Pizza, bugs and fun event holds special significance. Joomla 4.0 ...
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