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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 !!

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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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Celebrate the festive season with Techjoomla Black Friday deals!

Celebrate the festive season with Techjoomla Black Friday deals!

This is going to be our last festive offer for the year. Thanksgiving is here and so is the most awaited festive deal season of 2016. Techjoomla wishes all its subscribers happy Thanksgiving and thank you for being with us throughout our journey with Joomla!

So, to thank everyone and celebrate Thanksgiving with you, we’re getting you some awesome deals on our extensions and bundles. We’re clubbing Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals together!

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

Use Coupon Code: TJBF2K16

Validity: 24th Nov to 28th Nov, 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 have provided strong jform field library to use in jform like (text,textarea,integer,file). But in some scenarios the library fields may not provide you all the comfort that you want.

Same situation we came accross in one of the our project where we need the textbox and textarea which will count the characters entered in the input box. As web developer, you all also must came accross the requirement where you need to count the characters entered in input box(i.e. text,textarea) .

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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.

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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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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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