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Quick2cart 2.3.1 is here!

 

 

 We have released Quick2Cart version 2.3.1 which contains bug fixes for reported bugs. Please check the changelog given below.

 

 

 

 

Changelog for v2.3.1

-TASK

#48725 Added trigger to catch step change from checkout page
#48700 Modified tooltip from Quick2cart options

-BUGS

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JBolo v3.3 Development Update!

JBolo v3.3 Development Update!

Hey all,

A lot of JBolo users asked for a Skype like one page view form where users can access all chat conversations. So here we are with an update regarding JBolo development.

Here is a snapshot of how one page chat-conversations view will look like in JBolo v3.3.

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Techjoomla joins hands with Easy Profile!

Techjoomla joins hands with Easy Profile!

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve a new partner Easy Profile! Easy Profile is a powerful component for Joomla that allows to profile users by using custom fields. Easy Profile also allows you to use integrations with the most important Social providers (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn) to register/login users, assign user groups based on fields conditions and many other features.

Easy Profile can also become a full-feature social network component with our Social Network Plugin, you can create your community with only few clicks. We have JBolo and recently introduced new version of JGive tightly integrated with Easy Profile.

We’re looking forward to integrate more of our extensions with Easy Profile. With this partnership announcement, all our subscribers will be getting 20% DISCOUNT on Easy Profile. Make sure you make the most of it! 

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Shika Beta 13 gets you new dashboard widgets and more!

Shika Beta 13 gets you new dashboard widgets and more!

After the pleasant surprise that Beta 12 has given you by adding more features in the same version, we’re releasing Beta 13 with some more new exciting features, bug fixes and minor improvements.

What are the new addons?

4 new dashboard widgets

  1. My Liked Lessons - This widget makes sure that you have the freedom to directly launch your favorite liked lessons from the dashboard
  2. Total Time spent - With this you can view total time spent directly on the dashboard
  3. My Groups -  You can view all the groups you’ve joined directly on the Dashboard. (For both JomSocial and EasySocial)
  4. My Group Discussions - You can view all the discussions you’ve been participating on the dashboard directly. (For Both JomSocial and EasySocial)

MailChimp and ACY mailing integration.

To make sure that your mailing is awesomely creative and effective we’ve integrated mailchimp and ACY mailing to make it happen.

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Passing filter values via the url to Joomla Admin List Views

Passing filter values via the url to Joomla Admin List Views

We have already seen how you can introduce filters to list views in the Joomla admin & collate them under the Search tools menu previously in our Blog  last year. 

The Search tools filters are extremely useful to admins especially if your extension manages a lot of data. As a usability feature, Joomla retains the state of the filters to the ones last used by the user. 

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Overcome your crowdfunding challenges with JGive 1.7

Overcome your crowdfunding challenges with JGive 1.7

JGive a premium crowdfunding extension for Joomla! is getting into a new era starting this release. As promised we are delivering all the features, in fact we’ve managed to add an extra one ;)

As we all know that crowdfunding has always been a favourite topic of discussion at the dinner table. The discussions mainly revolve around issues like trust building, ROI for investors, achieving donation targets for non profits etc. JGive has a perfect blend of features to make sure that all these important aspects are taken care of.   

What are the newly added features?

Campaign promotion using Invitex

Achieving a campaign donation / investment goal within the decided time is of prime importance. Now to overcome this challenge promoting the campaigns is vital. With this new campaign promotion feature viral invitations using Invitex asking people to donate/ invest on your campaign can be sent to people, resulting in improved rate of donation / investments.

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Ways to delete documents in Solr!

Ways to delete documents in Solr!

Solr is a open source standalone enterprise search server. It comes with great features like full-text search, auto suggest, faceted search, database integration and many more. To know more you can visit http://lucene.apache.org/solr/.

Solr extension is a light-weight, very fast and feature-rich library which allows to communicate with the Apache Solr Server in PHP. To know more solr-php methods visit http://php.net/manual/en/book.solr.php

We have been using Apache Solr in one of our service project. The project is a website which is basically collection of artefacts, posters and other memorabilia from across the globe, importantly India. It currently has about 75,000 objects in our database. In addition, there are roughly 100,000 items in ‘masterlists’. Within the masterlists we have the list of people, films etc, which are the related data for the objects.

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Quick2cart takes your shopping experience to a next level with v2.3!

Quick2cart takes your shopping experience to a next level with v2.3!

We’re very excited to announce the release of Quick2cart version 2.3. Quick2cart has always been a favourite extension for people who have and want to build an ecommerce shopping platform in Joomla!

With this release we will be unfolding the new boundaries of Quick2cart by Introducing plenty of features which will make sure that the user and admin experience is taken to new highs!

What’s new?

Buyer's Delight

Update attribute options during checkout process

This feature gives users a freedom of choice to change the attributes like color, size etc. even after the product has been added to the cart. There are always some last minute changes. ;)

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Shika Beta 12 gets you a surprise!

Shika Beta 12 gets you a surprise!

We are regularly rolling out updated Beta versions of Shika as promised. In previous blogs you might have noticed that we’ve said that the feature list for version 1.0 has been finalized and we will not be adding any new features till 1.1.

However, we have made an exception and added some tempting features!

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How to generate video thumbnails in php?

How to generate video thumbnails in php?

A Video link without a thumbnail is like a smartphone without a camera, you can use it but no one would like to use it. If you want your visitors to see your video, you need to make sure that your video link has a thumbnail which is forcing users to click on the link.

How can we do this?

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PDF Embed plugin v2.1 with Google Viewer and PDF.js support released

PDF Embed plugin v2.1 with Google Viewer and PDF.js support released

Hey All,

We got some good news for you! Our most popular Free Extension PDF Embed plugin (with 1 Lac+ downloads and counting) is here with exciting new features.

1. Google Viewer Support: This feature is offered by Google Docs. With this you can embed PDF files in a web page. And, the pretty part is - you don't have to be upload PDF files to Google Docs, but those files need to be available online somewhere.

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JGive 1.7! Coming Soon!

JGive 1.7! Coming Soon!

JGive! A premium crowdfunding extension for Joomla! which is getting into a new era starting this release. After much thought out process and keeping all the necessary most asked features in mind we have come up with a roadmap for JGive 1.7 .

What all is coming in JGive 1.7?

  1. Campaign promotion using invitex
  2. Campaign Specific Video gallery
  3. Quick Donation
  4. Easyprofile  community Integration

Our existing JGive subscribers have been waiting for these features to come in. We will be making this release somewhere by the end of  1st week of June.

All the features will be explained in detail with screenshots and an updated demo so that you can experience them on release date. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Techjoomla with ReadBytes Celebrates PayPlans 4th Anniversary!

Techjoomla with ReadBytes Celebrates PayPlans 4th Anniversary!

PayPlans by ReadyBytes is a Joomla! membership software for selling your services online & provides automatic subscription and effortless billing management. We have always recommended PayPlans to our customers plus we have some great integrations with them too !

As part of the celebration, the awesome guys at ReadyBytes have offered to give a cool 30% OFF on PayPlans subscriptions !!

 You need to be logged in to view the coupon code

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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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