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Shika v1.0 Beta 4 is out!

Shika v1.0 Beta 4 is out!

Hello Early Adopters!

We missed out on making proper announcements for the Beta 2 and Beta 3 releases which might mean a lot of you will not have had a chance to test those yet. However starting with this release, we’ll make sure you get updated on a weekly basis.  We encourage you to test the releases and contribute on the Exclusive Early Adopter forum for Shika and tell us your feedback. Thank you once again for your support.

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If you are not a Shika Early Adopter yet, hurry up and sign up ! The awesome 42% discount is not going to be there for ever. Buy it today!!

P.S. A Quick reminder about tomorrow’s webinar about Shika with our awesome partners CloudAccess . We will be going completely hands on with Shika here.. So it will be an introduction cum training. Click here to know more.

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Location tracking made easy with Google Maps APIs

Location tracking made easy with Google Maps APIs

Hey Guys,

We come across situations where locating a place becomes imperative; whether it's a venue for an event, site office or anything. Just to make sure that this  problem is overcomed, you need to add google maps support in your extensions, website and applications wherever necessary. This can be achieved with the help of certain information like the IP addess, Latitudes and Longitudes.

In this blog we are going to see how to use  Google maps APIs to show map (based on location)

 

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Shika Learning Reimagined Webinar!

Shika Learning Reimagined Webinar!

“Shika” the most awaited LMS for Joomla is very close to a public release and the excitement is growing. Many of the customers who have availed to be Shika Early Adopters have already been playing with it and giving some great feedback.

A lot of you have asked for a closer look at what Shika is all about. So we have tied up with CloudAccess to bring you a Pre release Webinar on Shika.

What will the webinar cover?

  • Organization of your learning content
  • The Anatomy of a Shika Course
  • What are Lessons ? What types are supported ?
  • Authoring Content
  • Assessment with Quizzes
  • Sell Access to courses and make money
  • Make Learning Social with our Social features and integrations
  • Reporting, Tracking and Scoring
  • Certification and Rewards

 

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Invitex 2.9 is here with Easysocial Apps and Plenty more!

Invitex 2.9 is here with Easysocial Apps and Plenty more!

Whether you are building a simple Joomla website, a Social network or a powerful web application; driving traffic is critical for your success. Invitex is the most powerful Viral Invitations system for Joomla today and we have just made it even more awesome ! 

We are happy to announce that Invitex v2.9 is now available to all subscribers and it comes packed with features, lots of bug fixes and lots of UI improvements. Read on to see what all is new with Invitex !

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Adding a parameter to Joomla component's menu item is as easy as pie!

Adding a parameter to Joomla component's menu item is as easy as pie!

Hey Guys,
In this blog we are going to see how to add a parameter to a Joomla component's menu item. This parameter can be used while referring view level in Joomla 2.5.x or 3.x.
Following are the steps to achieve this.

Step 1:

You have to specify parameter / option in your_layout.xml file in your component.
Lets say, you have to add “pageLimit” parameter to default layout of a view named 'products'. For menu item, you have to create add default.xml for this layout and have to add parameter entry as given below.

a. Add a xml file at location

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Support Closure and Diwali Discounts

Support Closure and Diwali Discounts

Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. Know more about this important Indian festival here. We all at Techjoomla are excited as Diwali is here and celebrations are in full swing. 

Diwali Break and Support Closure till 26th October

We shall be closed from 20th of October to 26th of October on account of Diwali. During this period, direct developer supports via tickets the support shall not be available. However we will be back on 27th October, Monday to help you with your problems. 

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights and happiness with Techjoomla !

Join us in our celebrations with a flat 15% discount on all Techjoomla products. The Discount is valid from now till 30th of October. Make sure you take the benefit of this offer !

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Invitex 2.9 Beta is out for testing

Hello Guys,

We are pleased  to announce  release of   Invitex_2.9_Beta. Note that This is just Beta so Install it on your test site only. Do not install it on live site. We have introduced quite a few new features in this release. Also a lot of bugs are fixed. The beta is available to all subscribers in the Downloads section. 

Features

 #28431  Use Improved layout for (gmail like) contact for name and email.
 #28480: Clickatell sms support and also added backend template for sms integration.
 #31917: Easysocial app for Event,Group,Profile Invitex.
 #32004: Include Easysocial toolbar in invitex view. Also override easysocial Invite by Ivitex Invitation.
 #32465 New Dashboard improvement in backend to show data invitations.
 #32466 Invite Stats report in Backend. 

Bug Fixes

#32006 The email providers name should be proper -Frontend
#31403 Not working with JFBconnect when login first it doesn't work l onloginuser trigger not working
#30497 Name Card doesn't show profile avatar
#32431 Automatic entry in unsubscribe list after inviting users
#30526 Domain validation config not work
#32419 frontend Stats - Filters not working properly

To know more about what we have in this release, please read on. Also included are installation and upgradation guides. Note that we have created a new Forum thread for those of you who wish to discuss this release or report issues with it. Please click here to visit the same.

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JTicketing v1.5.4 released with bug fixes

 Hey All, 

We are releasing JTicketing 1.5.4 with some minor  bug fixes and features.  Also we have made several minor quality improvements in it. This release addresses various bugs reported in previous version.

Feature Added

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SocialAds v3.0.3 minor update with bug-fixes released

Hey All,

We are pleased to announce the availability of SocialAds version 3.0.3 to active subscribers. This release addresses various bugs reported in previous version. Also we have made several minor quality improvements in it. Check the change log given below for more details.

Change Log : 

- Bugs Fixes.

Bug #30697: ads not aligned horizontally even if zone orientation is set to horizontal
Bug #30707: archieved stats not shown against ad stats in manage Ads view
Bug #31018: 403 error while editing zones.
Bug #31205: Notice error on backend "manage ads" page.
Bug #31283: random ads not seen in module when Ad rotation is set
Bug #31340: on admin ad edit it is unpublished in case of campaigns
Bug #32817: sql error on cb integration if targeting plugins added to mapping
Bug #32928: states are not loaded when selecting a country in billing
Bug #33154: do not allow to access quick registration form if "Show registration form to guest users" option is No
Bug #33155: Notice error on backend import fields
Task #30173: Update GIF resizer library

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Canva plugin v1.0.1 for Joomla released

Hey all,

We have released a maintenance version for  'Canva plugin for Joomla'. This release addresses the javascript issue fix reported on our forums. Special thanks to our member "upsetter" for giving us patch for this on forum.

Change log:
- Bug fixes:
Bug #33151 Javascript errors on 'Zoo' add item page
^ Improvements:
+ Minor changes in plugin code
The plugin works on Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x.

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Quick2cart v2.2.3 is here

Hey All,

We are pleased to announce the availability of Quick2cart version 2.2.3 to active subscribers. This release addresses various bugs reported in previous version. Also we have made several minor quality improvements in it. Check the change log given below for more details.

This is a follow up maintenance release after we the previous release in which JReviews made its integration with Quick2cart. Yes, Quick2cart has brought e-commerce to JReviews. JReviews is a powerful extension for building media rich review sites. It also has CCK functionality which allows you to build your own listing and review forms.

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​JMailAlerts - Mosets Tree - Latest Listings v2.5.1 for Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x available

Hey all,

We have released a maintenance version for plugin - 'JMailAlerts - Mosets Tree - Latest Listings'. The plugin now works on Joomla 2.5.x as well as on Joomla 3.x. This version is compatible with Mosets Tree version 3.5.11.

Change log:
- Bug fixes:
#32959 Mosets tree plugin not working on joomla 3.3.x

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Join in the Global Joomla Pizza and Bugs Event here in Pune !

Join in the Global Joomla Pizza and Bugs Event here in Pune !

Techjoomla and Tekdi Technologies is proud to be associated with the global Joomla community and is happy to announce that we are hosting JUG Pune's Joomla Pizza and Bugs event to help local volunteers contribute to Joomla. If you are in Pune and are a Joomla fan or would like to know more about what Joomla is and what it can do, we encourage you to be part of this awesome event. 

Joomla User Group Pune - Pizza Bugs and Fun !

Its that time of the year again when all the Joomla folks in the world get together to squash Joomla Bugs. Its a wild party with bugs getting squashed, patches being tested and docs being written.

And of course there's free Pizza and lots of Joomla Geeks to interact with. Whether you are an old Joomla Pro or a complete fresher, whether you know coding or don't - we will have something for you ! Read on for the full details.. 

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Roadmap for the Mobile App v2.0

Roadmap for the Mobile App v2.0

Hiya Everyone!

First, thank you very much for all the suggestions and improvements you suggested to all of the apps. As promised, putting down here the features and plan for the v2.0 of the combined app (P.S. It's v2.0 directly to avoid any version naming confusion). The combined app will sport Easysocial, Easyblog & JGive to start with. Here's a list of features for each section that will be available in v2.0. Most of these features were already available in the respective singular apps, but since the combined app is a significant rewrite, listing down all the features.

We're still working out a date for this release, and late October / early November seems to be working out. I'm still discussing with the Stackideas team in regards to the Easysocial APIs, will update with a date soon!

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Adding validation in Joomla for post_max_size and memory_limit

Adding validation in Joomla for post_max_size and memory_limit

Hey Guys,

In this blog we will see how to handle validation for ‘post_max_size’ and 'memory_limit' in Joomla for file uploads. Sometimes when dealing with file uploads in Joomla or in any PHP frameworks, form post size can exceed the max allowed ‘post_max_size’ (set in php.ini in your server configuration). If the size of post data exceeds post_max_size, the $_POST and $_FILES superglobals are emptied. Now, if post size validation is not added, it becomes very difficult for the end user as well as developer to track what exactly the issue is.

Using the code given below for 'post_max_size' and 'memory_limit' validation we can display the warning if post data is greater than ‘post_max_size’ or if the 'memory_limit' is exceeded in the same way as ‘com_media’ in Joomla does.

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Quick Update on Shika LMS - Awesome new changes that you will love !

Quick Update on Shika LMS - Awesome new changes that you will love !

Attention everyone ! Please.. No talking between yourselves !! Haha :) did that make you remember your schooling days ? Well even your old class teacher will be blown away by what we have in store for you in the new Beta of Shika. Note that this is not a public beta yet.

The fastest way to get an overview of what's coming, is to watch our demo video below !

Rather read about it ? Click on read more to see the full details and screenshots

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Appify your EasySocial website with our smartphone EasySocial App

Appify your EasySocial website with our smartphone EasySocial App

Easysocial by Stackideas is one of the top social networking extensions for Joomla. If you are new to EasySocial, you can find out more about it here. With the app for iOS and android we bring you an awesome slice of EasySocial's capabilities to your smartphone.

The free branded version of the app is available via the Google Play Store and in the queue for approval on the IOS App Store. You can buy a custom branding service on our site.

We believe in creating apps that work and are effective and one of the important factors in achieving that is deciding which is deciding which features to offer on mobile and which to restrict to the web.

Adding too many functionalities to mobile apps makes them complex and hard to use. We have followed the same policy with the EasySocial app. The features you are more likely to use on mobile have been prioritized in this development to give you a clean and useful experience. Read on for the full details. 

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jQuery Basics - Getting Values of Form Inputs Using jQuery

jQuery Basics - Getting Values of Form Inputs Using jQuery

As a web developer how many times we need to get values entered into text-boxes, text-areas or we need to get selected option from a dropdown select list or from radio buttons. As a novice programmer we all struggle with this situation several times.

In this post we are quickly going to cover how to deal with getting entered or selected values from all types of form fields including inputs, textarea & selects.

Below is sample code that shows a form with all types of form fields for input, textarea, selects, radios, checkboxes. And as you type or select options for those fields, selected options or entered text is shown.
To get values we will be using jquery.

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Quick2cart brings e-commerce to JReviews

Quick2cart brings e-commerce to JReviews

Its our pleasure to announce that JReviews has introduced an integration for Quick2Cart !  This is the second 3PD integration for Quick2Cart after Seblod which shows the growing popularity of Quick2Cart in the CCK communities in Joomla as the preferred Ecommerce integration !! We have worked in close collaboration with the JReviews team to make this happen. Ecommerce a long sought requirement for jReviews and Quick2Cart now fulfils it.

JReviews is one of the most trusted and powerful application for building media rich review sites, business directories, service directories, product catalogs, classifieds and any other application that you can practically imagine. You find find out more about JReviews here. To know more about this integration, visit the JReviews Quick2Cart add on page on the JReviews website.

Buy Quick2Cart Buy JReviews Demo

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We're moving! Please Follow our Official Techjoomla page on Google+

We're moving! Please Follow our Official Techjoomla page on Google+

Hi Guys,
An important announcement. Please make a note that we are unifying our Google Plus Pages in order to consolidate the mess google has created by automatically creating many pages which is confusing our followers.

Please make sure you are following the Official Techjoomla Google + Page here :

https://plus.google.com/+techjoomla

Please do not follow any other pages. All other pages are going to be deleted soon ! 

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