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Let's Stand for the Earthquake Struck Nepal!

Let's Stand for the Earthquake Struck Nepal!

As you may have read it in the news, tragedy has struck Nepal and thousands have perished and many more are rendered homeless and are in need of help.

 We are launching Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund with equal support and participation of top companies in the Joomla! sphere and are are pledging 10% of our sales in the next 7 days for the Nepal relief fund and would like to request you all to join hands with us to make this a worthwhile effort.

Buy from any of the 5 companies and your contribution will make a difference for someone in need.

  1. Techjoomla.com
  2. CorePHP.com
  3. StackIdeas.com
  4. ThemeXpert.com
  5. JoomlArt.com

10% of our revenue during these 7 days will be forwarded to the Nepal Government relief fund by us. We are sure, our effort would help a few to sail through this tough time and encourage others to take the initiative to newer heights.

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People suggest v1.4.5 released

Hi there,

We have released an update for People suggest. We have fixed some bugs from v1.4.4. We suggest you to upgrade to this version. Checkout the change log given below.

Bugs Fixed :

#44059: Fatal error: Class 'TjAkeebaStrapper' not found in plugins/community/recommendfriend/recommendfriend.php on line 19.Support for latest techjoomla straaper

#39490: If integration is set to Easysocial, and Site is set to SEF the ?itemid=0 variable is getting appended to profile URLs of suggested users

#39489: "1064 You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'AND state = 1' at line 1 SQL=SELECT target_id FROM rtovi_social_friends WHERE actor_id= AND state = 1"

#39488: Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '/components/com_comprofiler/plugin/language/default_language/default_language.php' inadministrator/

#35737: Fatal error: Cannot use object of type JRegistry as array in /modules/mod_people_suggest/helper.php on line 374

 

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Shika Beta 11 Out Now!

Shika Beta 11 Out Now!

It has been really long since the Beta 10 release of Shika! As we all know that we are really close to the stable release which can happen anytime soon. Entire feature list has been finalized and this is the Beta 11 we are rolling out.

You will be overwhelmed to see the number of Bug fixes (500+) done in Shika after Beta 10, especially if you are an Early Adopter!

Why is it taking so long to release a stable version?

  • Techjoomla has implemented a new stability matrix (Which will take our product's quality to new heights). All our products will undergo a deeper, closer QA tests.
  • Every change needs some time to be incorporated! Our devs are still used to Techjoomla's conventional QA and development methods and it is taking time for making them adapt to the new stability matrix.
  • We agree that this is time consuming but Rome was not built in a day! Shika 1.0 will be the most stable product delivered by us.

 We are blogging about the change in the Development and the QA process at Techjoomla. You have a look at the first blog here.

View the entire Change Log

Stability Matrix for this release!

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Geo-Targeting with SocialAds

Geo-Targeting with SocialAds

Socialads is not just an advertising tool for Joomla it is much more than that. It has plenty of stuff which can give your advertisers a whole new experience of advance trafficking and you can convert those in terms of revenue. One such feature in SocialAds is Geo-targeting.

Targeting is something which most of  the advertisers want to do by targeting a specific group of people whether it is based in age, gender, area or any community etc.  for their advertisements. In such a case, advertisers tend to focus on their unique selling proposition (what makes them different and better than competitors) and target specific markets.

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Joomla Extension Devs ! Not using Joomla Update can cost you and your users !

Joomla Extension Devs ! Not using Joomla Update can cost you and your users !

 Not using the native Joomla Update mechanism could be a Major security issue as newer Joomla users are seen to be relying more and more on the active method to keep track of updates. Not having the latest version of extensions can be a major security issue as users might keep using old insecure versions without knowing that a new update has been released.

We did a survey and this is what we found out:

  • Newer Joomla users are very much a Joomla 3 generation.
  • They have become one with the usability in Joomla 3 and expect consistency across extensions in the same
  • They trust the update mechanism to tell them about all new updates in Joomla core as well as extensions.

With Joomla 2.5 EOL happening months ago, this throws some really good insight into new user behavior and Joomla extension developers need to adapt quickly to risk of being left behind.

 

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“JBolo 3.2” Now with Message Sync!

“JBolo 3.2” Now with Message Sync!

JBolo 3.2 gets you the most awaited feature of message synchronization with JomSocial and EasySocial. People will be able to see their chats on the messenger and in the message inbox just the way it happens on Facebook, isn’t that fantastic? So, all the JomSocial and EasySocial users will be tempted to hit the Buy Button now. ;)

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Announcing Joomla Pro! Think beyond Joomla!

Announcing Joomla Pro! Think beyond Joomla!

Top Joomla! extension developers from all over the world have joined hands to get this fantastic CMS out. This is a Pro version of Joomla! Everything is same when it comes to developing extensions for Joomla! or developing extensions for Joomla Pro!

The only difference is its features. These developers have some gifted abilities to see beyond Joomla! With these abilities and endless coding efforts they’ve got us some exciting features giving birth to Joomla Pro!

Unbelieveable feature list

Awesome Spam Protection

Joomla Pro’s Face Recognition is tough on bots and easy on humans, which is replacing google’s reCaptcha from Joomla 3.4. You just have to make sure that your webcam is on that’s it.

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Techjoomla partners with JoomlaShine to create a fantastic Charity Bundle!

Techjoomla partners with JoomlaShine to create a fantastic Charity Bundle!

Techjoomla has joined hands with the creative people from Joomlashine to bring JGive users a beautiful treat! JSN Fidem, their latest offering brings a specular new user interface for JGive. Non Profit organisations, Charities as well as religious organisations like Churches will find JSN Fidem a great way to start their site or refresh their existing ones!

Joomlashine is one of the leading template providers for Joomla and produces easy to install, high quality templates. We have worked with the Joomlashine team to make sure JGive looks great with JSN Fidem.

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JTicketing 1.6 adds EasySocial events!

JTicketing 1.6 adds EasySocial events!

EasySocial and JTicketing subscribers, time to reJoice. JTicketing a premium event ticketing solution for Joomla is now seamlessly integrated with EasySocial with JTicketing 1.6

We bring you  EasySocial Events integration which means you can start selling tickets and get all the cool JTicketing features for EasySocial events too!

We introduce an awesome event Calendar view for JTicketing events which gives you a nice snapshot of what’s happening in the month and navigate events from a calendar perspective.

It doesn't end here. There’s quite a few more features in this release as well as bug fixes. Please read on and discover what all we have in store for you!

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Shika! Marching towards stability!

Shika! Marching towards stability!

Its not been a really long time after Beta 9 and we are already out with Shika Beta 10 for you. Our developers have made efforts to fix most of the issues assigned by our very own Early Adopters as well as some important issues which were needed to be fixed on priority, crossing 80+ bug fixes. :) 

View the entire Change Log

Since, Shika’s stable release is just a stone’s throw away, you guys should make sure that you avail the 42% Early Adopter Discount! 

Who is an Early Adopter?

Early Adopters are the ones who buy Shika Beta at $399.99!

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Quick2cart Version 2.2.6 is out!

Hey Guys,

This is a critical release which will help you to reduce JS conflicts on your site and some bug fixes. Quick2cart is now compatible with Joomla! 3.4.

However, if you are going to use it with Joomla! 3.4 make sure you go through this documentation carefully.

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SocialAds v3.0.7.2 is out !

SocialAds v3.0.7.2 is out !

Hey All,

We have another release of SocialAds version 3.0.7.2 out for active subscribers. This release addresses various bugs reported in previous version. Check the change log given below for more details.

Change Log : 

- Bugs Fixes.

  • Bug #40681: UI - issue for graphs on ad summary
  • Bug #40680: Fatal error - Mysql error for social targeted ads

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How to access Joomla plugin parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

How to access Joomla plugin parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

When developing a new Joomla extension or making changes to existing extension, you might need to access plugin parameters of a Joomla plugin outside the plugin code. There can be cases where you want to access plugin parameters in some Joomla module or component. Now the question is - How to get plugin parameters outside the plugin code?

Here is a snippet of a Joomla code in PHP that let's you access plugin parameters anywhere inside Joomla.

// Get plugin 'my_plugin' of plugin type 'my_plugin_type'
$plugin = JPluginHelper::getPlugin('my_plugin_type', 'my_plugin');

// Check if plugin is enabled
if ($plugin)
{
	// Get plugin params
	$pluginParams = new JRegistry($plugin->params);

	$param1 = $pluginParams->get('param1');
	$param2 = $pluginParams->get('param2');
	$param3 = $pluginParams->get('param3');
}

 

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Next BIG thing in Smartphone & Desktop Apps is here! “AppCarvers”

Next BIG thing in Smartphone & Desktop Apps is here! “AppCarvers”

Techjoomla has been a platform for sales and support for apps developed by our sister concern AppCarvers (formerly called Apptitude) till now. We have released quite a few apps to date. Notably the EasySocial App, the Easyblog app and of course the Event Manager app for our very own JTicketing are some of the releases that we have made and are improving so far. 

AppCarvers and Techjoomla are both brands under our parent company Tekdi Technologies. While Techjoomla was born back in 2009, AppCarvers came around 2011 (then called apptitude). Initially we had only focused on providing Application development services and had some of our own products (Reportoise being the first). Getting into Joomla based product was a natural expansion for us and Techjoomla became the platform for those apps. 

However as the activity around AppCarvers has been growing with your love and awesome response its becoming difficult for us to handle the support, development of the apps on one platform at Techjoomla. Keeping our efficiency and customer satisfaction in mind, we thought of having a dedicated independent platform for it. Thus, AppCarvers was born.

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Joomla 3.4 is here !

Joomla 3.4 is here !

Its been a long wait since Joomla 3.3 was released but Joomla 3.4 is finally here and it brings with it some great features.

3.4 is the first release as per the new release strategy and road map published by the Joomla Production leadership team (PLT) last year. One click updates have got easier for over the years and that's one thing that I hope will solve Joomla's version fragmentation issue (not too different from the one we see in Android). This means that the Joomla 3.4 update is just a click away for those of you on 3.3 or older versions of the CMS. If you are on 2.5 the task isn't that much harder but you do need to take some extra care.

For the 1.5s and the 1.0s it will be a migration but frankly if you are still on that old of an version its about time you did it ! The Joomla update team has done a spectacular job in providing some great documentation, tutorials and videos to help you get updated. Check it all out here !

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Celebrate Holi with Techjoomla!

Celebrate Holi with Techjoomla!

Holi is celebrated in Spring with lots of colors and is also called as festival of colors or the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu festival which has become popular and is celebrated widely throughout the non-Hindu communities as well in the South Asia.

We are offering FLAT 10% OFF on all the extensions and Effective upto 30-35% OFF on all the Bundles! 

This festival originated in India and is also celebrated in Nepal. some parts of Europe and North America as well. Holi is celebrated at the approach of vernal equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date varies every year, as per the Hindu calendar and typically comes in March, sometimes February in the Gregorian Calendar.

Holi symbolizes many things such as victory of good over evil, arrival of summer, repair ruptured relationships by playing with colors. So, let’s celebrate holi this year with Techjoomla! 

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Quick2cart 2.2.4.1! Compatible with Joomla 3.4!

Quick2cart 2.2.4.1! Compatible with Joomla 3.4!

Hey Guys,

This is a very important release which will help you to reduce JS conflicts on your site. Quick2cart is now compatible with Joomla! 3.4 .

However, if you are going to use it with Joomla! 3.4 make sure you go through this documentation carefully.

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Email Beautifier 1.6.1 Critical Release!

Email Beautifier 1.6.1 Critical Release!

This is a minor release but critical which will help you to reduce JS conflicts on your site. Now Email Beautifier is compatible with Joomla! 3.4

Changelog

+ Features Added

#39522 Joomla 3.4 Compatible

^ Task

#39523 Update Email Library for Joomla 3.4
#39525 Minimise the JS conflict.

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JTicketing v1.5.7 released with joomla 3.4 compatibility.

JTicketing v1.5.7 released with joomla 3.4 compatibility.

Hey All,

We have released a minor update for JTIcketing. This release includes the fixes for bugs reported in previous version. Also it addresses the Joomla 3.4 compatibility issue with JTIcketing. Take a look at what's new in this release below:

Changelog

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JMailAlerts v2.5.2 is released

JMailAlerts v2.5.2 is released

Hey Guys,

It's been a while since previous release for JMailAlerts which received an amazing response with over 3372+ downloads(as of 4th March 2015) and still counting.

We have released a minor update v2.5.2 for JMailAlerts. This release includes the fixes for bugs reported in previous version. Also it works quite well with all new Joomla 3.4. Here is what's new this release.

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