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Techjoomla products compatibility update with Easysocial 2.0!

Techjoomla products compatibility update with Easysocial 2.0!

Techjoomla products are now compatible with Easysocial 2.0! Here is the entire list of products compatible with Easysocial 2.0.

  • JGive
  • Quick2Cart
  • SocialAds
  • JBolo
  • JTicketing
  • Invitex
  • Shika
  • People Suggest
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Enrich your standup meeting with WIFLE & 02(Occasion Opinion)

Enrich your standup meeting with WIFLE & 02(Occasion Opinion)

I'm sure, many of you have already attended many standups before reading this blog. If you are not familiar with standups, below are some useful links.

https://www.blossom.co/blog/3-tips-for-quick-effective-stand-up-meetings

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand-up_meeting

http://martinfowler.com/articles/itsNotJustStandingUp.html

https://sprint.ly/blog/scrum-meeting-best-practices/

In short, a standup helps you to keep track of your team's progress on a daily basis. Stand-up is a 'self reporting' meeting. In Agile, the team members don’t necessarily report to a team lead. Its main objective is to self organize a team. According to me, standup is a great opportunity to meet all your team members at the same time & get an idea about the lists of tasks an individual is doing during today's schedule & whether any assistance is needed to accomplish those tasks! The meeting should not last for more than 15 minutes for 5-6 teammates!

Alright so we're convinced with standup meetings. We conduct standups daily. Everyday we come, we meet, we discuss & we work.(How boring! I felt really boring while even adding this sentence) We need to add some spices & have some TADKA(tempering) in order to make our standup meetings really interesting. Here, I want to help you make your standup meetings really happening using some out of the box ways!

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Roadmap for Shika 1.2

Roadmap for Shika 1.2

The latest major release for Shika, our Learning management system (LMS) for Joomla -  version 1.1 introduced 20+ new features and a host of bug fixes and improvements. While we continue to improve on the 1.1x release with minor release, development on the next major release has already started !

Read on to see what you can expect in the next major release - version 1.2. 

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Shika 1.1.3 is here!

Shika 1.1.3 is here!

Shika 1.1.3 has been released with some critical bug fixes and improvements. We encourage updating as soon as possible to the latest version.

Note-When you upgrade please note that some certificate generation tags have changed. Please update your existing certificates to use the new tags.

For the complete changelog, read on. 

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Dropping Bootstrap 2 Support for all products in upcoming major releases!

Dropping Bootstrap 2 Support for all products in upcoming major releases!

Till now we have been maintaining both Bootstrap 2 & Bootstrap 3 layouts for all extensions. However this is taking a toll on the release cycle and changes have to be done in both the layouts.

Over time we have seen that very few customers are using Bootstrap 2 templates now so this decision seems logical to take. However we have always maintained that we will maintain Bootstrap2 support till the Joomla core maintains it and we wanted to be double sure before taking this decision.

So we reached out to various popular template clubs both over the internet and at conferences we attend, the latest being at JWC Vancouver to get their feedback. Template clubs typically have a much larger user base and typically know more of what the masses are using. The feedback there too was that the users using Bootstrap 2 are very less and they too are seem to be migrating to Bootstrap 3.  Post this, we decided that the time had come to stop supporting Bootstrap 2.

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Shika 1.1.2 is here!

Shika 1.1.2 is here!

We are happy to announce the release of Shika 1.1.2. This is a maintenance release and fixes some bugs in the previous versions. We suggest upgrading to the latest release. Click on read more for the full changelog.

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Shika 1.1 released with 20+ features !

Shika 1.1 released with 20+ features !

It's here! Shika 1.1 is out with 20+ spectacular new features that will take learning with Joomla to a whole new level. With Shika its always been our goal to give you a scalable learning management system that's not only simple to use but can also scale and adapt to various learning needs. In this release we take another step closer to that goal.  

When version 1.0 was released, we had decided that for the next few releases we will do less new features per release and release faster. However we ended up having to increase the features planned for the release as we had a lot of merge requests pending from our customization teams. Delaying these merges would have meant complicating things for future releases. So it was decided that 1.1 will end up being a much bigger release than originally planned. 

Shuffling for Questions and answers, Event as lesson, Automatic random quiz generation, Link as lesson, Assignments and Goals are just some of the features that come to you in this release !  The net total if you include all the minor features goes upto 24 or so new features and a lot of bug fixes and improvements.

Please note that this release is a 'Major Release' and thus needs a migration. The Migration is pretty painless but you need to run it in both Shika as well as jLike post installation. Once you install the release, make sure you click the 'Fix' buttons in the left corner on the Shika and jLike component pages. Also make sure you read the release notes carefully before you upgrade !!

Buy Shika Now!         View Shika Demo!

Here's a Surprise offer for you ! Use the coupon SHIKA11LAUNCH to get a 15% Discount when you Purchase Shika or JTicketing ! Offer expires 5th January. 

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JGive nEXT - revamped UX, Activity stream and more!

JGive nEXT - revamped UX, Activity stream and more!

UX redesign is going to be a major focus for upcoming major releases of Techjoomla products. JGive will be one of the first to get these improvements. As part of this exercise we are taking a fresh look at how customers use the product and are letting this drive the design and new features.

We hope this new approach will take our products to a new level. Here’s a quick look at the new designs and related features. It would be great if you guys can give us your comments on the same.

The roll out of this new UI/UX and related features will happen in the next few version of the jGive 2x series. Note that not all improvements will come in a single release and will be spread out over multiple ones.

Read on to get the full scoop !

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Techjoomla and Joomla Update Day!

Techjoomla and Joomla Update Day!

Learn how you can be a part of a new kind of an event. Update Day has something for everyone that uses Joomla! from newbies to professional developers. See for yourself…

Update Day is a 24 hour virtual event designed to help people update their Joomla! website(s) with free assistance from leading experts. The event is being held on November 28th. Participating organizations include: Perfect Dashboard, Extly, Arc Technology Group, and DJ-Extensions to name a few.

Techjoomla is thrilled to be a part of the very first Joomla Update Day. You can use the given coupon code to avail 20% off on Single Packages & Upto 50%* off on Bundles (Bundles are already discounted up to 30%)

                     COUPON CODE:TJJUD

Validity: 28th November, 2016

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

 

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JBolo 3.2.7 is here!

JBolo 3.2.7 is here!

We are happy to bring to you the release of JBolo 3.2.7. This is a maintenance release that has few bug fixes along with Easysocial 2.0.x compatibility.

If you are upgrading from JBolo version older than 3.2.5, make sure you read the release note carefully before upgrading.

Changelog

Bug fixes(3):

- #90535 EasySocial - messages sync - SQL error seen when trying to send message to a user from all users list view

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Quick2Cart 2.9.1, JGive 1.9.2 and JTicketing 1.8.5 is here with advanced field based filtering!

Quick2Cart 2.9.1, JGive 1.9.2 and JTicketing 1.8.5 is here with advanced field based filtering!

We are delighted to announce the release of Quick2Cart 2.9.1, JTicketing 1.8.5 & JGive 1.9.2. The reason behind the joint announcement is that 'TJ Fields' an extension all of these products share for field management, has got a major architectural upgrade. This upgrade brings extensive field based filtering for Products, Events and Campaigns respectively.

This was made possible due to extensive improvements in TJ Fields which introduced a universal filtering system which allows extensions using our fields management system to automatically get field based filtering. All these extensions ship with TJ Fields v1.3 integrated.

Besides these, each extension ships with minor improvements and bug fixes.

Buy Quick2Cart Now!         Buy Jticketing Now!          Buy JGive Now!

    View Quick2Cart Demo!        View JTicketing Demo       View JGive Demo!

Read on for the complete details of the releases and on information on how to configure the new field filtering system. All the existing subscribers are advised to upgrade to the latest versions of Quick2Cart(v2.9.1), JGive(v1.9.2) and JTicketing(v1.8.5) as soon as possible! Read the release note carefully before upgrading. 

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Using custom field of jform create textcounter

Joomla already has powerful form management libraries - jform, supported by jfield. There is plenty of built-in field types (text, textarea, integer, file, calendar and several more). However, once in a while you come across a special field that is not present. Or maybe extending the existing field types to add more features.

These are perfect candidates for creating your own JFields. The JField class is very easy to understand, and using the same you can create any kind of simple or complex fields. Bear in mind that while the JField class will render your field, it's up to your model to save the data.

In a recent project, I had to create a text field with a character limit and a  character counter. My earlier thought was to include a piece of javascript, but I soon realised that  this was a good opportunity to create a reusable field which supports the above. So today I will be explaining how to create your own JFields through an example of the character counter field.

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Joomla World Conference is going to Vancouver! Are you ?

Joomla World Conference is going to Vancouver! Are you ?

Over the years, 2 conferences have become the mecca for Joomla users worldwide. The J&Beyond Conference that happens around the middle of the year in Europe and the Joomla World conference which happens in November and since the last 2 years has been travelling the world with the latest editions being held in India last year.

This year the World conference is going to Vancouver, Canada ! Starting on the 11th of November the conference promises to turn the weekend into a marathon of fun, learning, contributions and networking. The speaker line up

As with last year, Techjoomla is a proud sponsor to the event. As one of the benefits, we get a super discount to share with our followers. So if you have not got a ticket yet, use the following discount code to get a full 100$ off on the ticket price !

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Shika 1.0.8 released

Shika 1.0.8 released

Shika 1.0.8 has been released with some critical bug fixes. We encourage updating as soon as possible. While the team gears up for the next Alpha release of 1.1 and move steadily towards a feature rich stable release, we are continuing to do minor releases of the 1.0 branch and ensure you get a rock stable version of Shilka. 

If you are not using the most ground breaking LMS in the Joomla space yet, get onboard now ! 

For the complete changelog, read on. 

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JGive 1.9 is released!

JGive 1.9 is released!

We are happy to bring to you latest release of JGive 1.9 which is packed with couple of new features along with crucial bug fixes.  

The major feature updates in this release include a brand new ‘Donor List’ view for the Admin to get details of all the donors on the site. Also we have now added a “Complete Donation” feature which will allow donors to complete payments for any donations that they missed making a payment on.

Read on for the complete details of the new features as well as the changelog.

Buy JGive Now         Know more about JGive          View Demo

P.S. If you renew before your subscription expires, you get an automatic discount !

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Using sub-forms to create repeatable fields

Forms are everywhere on the web. From a simple sign up form to complicated application forms you’ve seen various forms with varying validation and fields. A very popular way to ask users to input multiple values for similar data is to use the “Add More” type field where the user can add any number of entries. Examples are Educational Qualification, Previous Employment History etc.

Joomla too supported the add more fields natively, by use of the repeatable element. However it had a few limitations

  • The sub fields show up in a popup, and not inline
  • It’s not easy to customise the layout of the popup

We’d tried to overcome these in a recent project by improving the repeatable field, but while we were doing that we realised that Joomla 3.6 has solved this in a much better way! Welcome “sub forms”. This provides a way to use JForm XML inside existing forms, by way of including another XML in lieu of a field in the parent XML. With sub-forms you can -

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Shika 1.0.7 released

Shika 1.0.7 released

We are happy to announce the release of Shika 1.0.7. This is a maintenance release and fixes some bugs in the previous version. 

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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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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