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How to provide live updates for extensions in Joomla?

How to provide live updates for extensions in Joomla?

As a Joomla extension provider, we are always rolling out updates for our extensions. Whether they are minor bug fixes or major feature releases, its always recommended that customers stay up-to-date so that they get the best of features, bug fixes as well as security fixes.

Normally the only way to notify them would be via Blogs and Newsletters. However this needs the customer to do the process of updation manually. 

With Joomla however, there is a much easier and smarter way of doing this using the Updates system. This is already baked into the core of Joomla and can be used by any Joomla extension. There is a core way to achieve both notifications and automatic updates which you can read about here. It works pretty well for free extensions but needs you to manually maintain the updates manifest. We have updated the blog with some inputs from weebler to also demonstrate how you can do this with core Joomla. 

The Akeeba Release System from the awesome Akeeba team however can give this system a major shot in the arm by completely automating Manifest generation and maintenance and also support updates for commercial extensions

Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can use ARS to automate extension update notifications and live updates in your extensions.

In fact since Joomla 3x has become the standard, your end users might be completely missing your updates if you are not using the Joomla 3x notification system and rely on your own ‘In extension notifications’ Read more about this in our earlier blog.

Note: This Blog is purely targeted to developers!

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#hashtags in #Joomla

#hashtags in #Joomla

Like all communities #joomla has its favourite hashtags that you around the twitterverse (Yes thats an actual word !). There are many that keep coming and going but there are some that have become part of the cultural fabric of the community.

#joomla

I obviously have to start with this hashtag that's used to tweet anything and everything about Joomla.

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Exclusive Discount on EasySocial and EasyBlog for Techjoomla Subscribers!

Exclusive Discount on EasySocial and EasyBlog for Techjoomla Subscribers!

Techjoomla has some products that have an inherent Social angle. Though People Suggest is the only product we have that needs you to have a Social Networking extension to use, all our other extensions (though they work standalone) can get added value, features and engagement if you add a Social Networking extension to the mix.

We have made sure that all our popular extensions - JGive, Quick2Cart, SocialAds, JTicketing, Shika, JBolo,Invitex,People Suggest, Mutual Friends as well J!MailAlerts have some really great integrations with EasySocial. The J!MailAlerts plugin for EasyBlog is pretty cool too!

So if you don't have these awesome Products from StackIdeas yet, there’s more than one reason to get them now.

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How to access Joomla menu parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

How to access Joomla menu parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

 

Screenshot shows menu item parameters for Joomla - Content - Featured Articles Menu

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Celebrate Independence Day with Techjoomla!

Celebrate Independence Day with Techjoomla!

Independence day is observed in India on 15th August. Exactly 69 years ago India got Independence from the British rule and was declared as a free country. In India it is a national holiday and is celebrated all over the country.

“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!- Romain Rolland

On this auspicious occasion Techjoomla is giving Flat 15% OFF  on all the products.

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JTicketing 1.7 Alpha out now!

JTicketing 1.7 Alpha out now!

JTicketing! An event booking system for Joomla is getting a new major release with some exciting features. We are getting a early Alpha out to you guys so that you can provide us a fresh perspective and report bugs if any. 

What do we have in here?

  • Email Reminders and SMS reminders to Attendees

Email Reminder

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CSV export using php

CSV export using php

A CSV referred to Comma separated values. This is widely supported format for transferring data between applications. Data can be exported with a .CSV file and it also can be imported by uploading .CSV file. However, in this blog we’ll see the implementation of CSV exports using php. Implementing a code for exporting data to CSV is useful in many applications. We have written this code in our product JGive to export donor data.

Note: This blog is purely targeted to developers!

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Subscribers, This one is for you!

Subscribers, This one is for you!

A journey is made beautiful more by those who accompany you than the route or the destination itself.

Our journey so far in developing products in the the Joomla space has been no different. It's been a whale or a ride so far and you our customers have played a mammoth role in making it awesome.

Thank you for your love, your support, your awesome ideas. Thank you for pushing us to innovate and be better.  

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Social-Ads3.0.10 with Joomla Update and Live Update support!

Social-Ads3.0.10 with Joomla Update and Live Update support!

SocialAds is a advertising solutions for Joomla! Which includes some amazing features like geo-targeting, contextual targeting, it also supports ad types like text ad, image ad and videos. Socialads is a way for the site owners to set their cash counters ringing using ads.

We have released a minor update version 3.0.10 for Social-Ads. In this version we have added new version update notification support to notify users about new versions and Live Updates support to let site admins receive and install updates right inside Joomla.

Know more about this extension here. 

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Email Beautifier 1.6.3 with add or override template facility and Joomla Live Updates support

Email Beautifier 1.6.3 with add or override template facility and Joomla Live Updates support
We have released a Email Beautifier version 1.6.3. In this version we have added Joomla Updates to notify users about new versions and Live Updates support to let users receive and install updates right inside your Joomla.
And most important feature -now, admin can override the existing template or easily add new template.
 
Talking more about Email Beautifier,  If you are looking for something fresh and new for your Joomla Emails which makes your emails alive! The search ends here, Email Beautifier makes sure that all emails going from your Joomla site are wrapped in an awesome template! Email Beautifier also ensures all emails going out of your Joomla site have an uniform and consistent look and feel.. You can read more about it here.
 

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JMailAlerts v2.5.4 with Joomla Update and Live Updates support is available

JMailAlerts v2.5.4 with Joomla Update and Live Updates support is available
We have released a minor update version 2.5.4 for JMailAlerts. In this version we have added Joomla Updates to notify users about new versions and Live Updates support to let site admins receive and install updates right inside Joomla.
See the entire change log here.
 
Talking more about JMailAlerts, it is one of our most popular free components. It lets you send automated digest emails by picking up data through various plugins e.g. notify users about - New site registrations, News posts, New photos or Videos uploaded in your Jomsocial or CB or Easysocial based community etc.
Read more about JMailAlerts here.
 
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Shika Beta 14 is here with new reports and more!

Shika Beta 14 is here with new reports and more!

With Beta 14 we’re introducing some more amazing features. As a part of simultaneous development for ongoing projects around Shika, we’re able to add some new features in every Beta release and give you guys a treat!

What all is new?

We’ve ensured that admin should be able to monitor all the courses, users lessons etc in a better way to stay updated! So the Admins can rejoice now as we’ve introduced reports to analyse your Users, Attempts, Lessons, Courses. You can have a quick look at the snapshots!

 

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How to hide Help Menu in Joomla backend?

How to hide Help Menu in Joomla backend?

While customizing the Admin template, most of us come across a situation where you want to hide the “Help” menu and the first solution which pops up in your mind is to use CSS to hide it. However, there is a very simple way to hide it.

How do we do it?

 

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JTicketing 1.6.1 released with upgraded mobile APP!

We have released JTicketing 1.6.1  which includes calendar Invites for google..Also Mobile APP upgraded to support multiple ticket selection and checkin.

For mobile APP following features added.

    • From search & add it allows user to check in multiple tickets at a time

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JLike 1.1.6 now compatible with Jomsocial 4.x

JLike 1.1.6 now compatible with Jomsocial 4.x

Hey All,

JLike 1.1.5 is now available. In this release we have added most awaited Jomsocial 4.x integration.

Changelog:  

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Introducing JGive and Invitex Super Saver Bundle!!

Introducing JGive and Invitex Super Saver Bundle!!

In crowdfunding achieving the goal amount of a particular campaign in that particular time is crucial. The reason why it is crucial is because some campaigns are time bound. People fall short to reach out to the masses in that particular time.

Now, we have made sure that this major stumbling block has been removed and got a solution for it. We’ve integrated Invitex  with JGive which sends viral invitations to your friends asking them to donate/ invest in your campaign. Invitex gives you the liberty to send invitations to almost anyone and anywhere.This is how you can reach out to the masses and put an end to this problem.

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JGive! 1.7.1 Released

JGive 1.7.1 is now available. In this released we have addresses some critical issues. We strongly encourage you to update JGive on your site.

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InviteX v2.9.8 released

InviteX v2.9.8 released

Hey All,

We have released a bug-fix release update v2.9.8 for InviteX. This release addresses 15+ bug fixes. Check changelog below to view what's new in this release.

Also, with this release we have two important announcements to make:
1. Since LinkedIn has restricted access to their APIs from May 215, we are dropping support for LinkedIn API plugin in InviteX. 
2. We are deprecating Easysocial APPs from this version, those will be eventually removed in future version.

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JMailAlerts new version 2.5.3 is available now

JMailAlerts new version 2.5.3 is available now

Hey Guys,

We have released a minor update v2.5.3 for JMailAlerts. This release includes the fixes for bugs reported in previous version. Here is what's new this release.

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How to get ‘btn-group’ buttons in plain html?

How to get ‘btn-group’ buttons in plain html?

We all know how to get those nice colored buttons for Radio form field type, its by adding class="btn-group” in the xml argument for that field.

There can be an exception to this, if you are not able to have a form field in your view? And you still crave for those nice colored buttons?

Here is how you can have those buttons with some plain HTML, CSS and bootstrap!

Following is a sample HTML for a radio field for yes no option which, you will need in your layout file.

 

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