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We’re closing support for Joomla 2.5!

We’re closing support for Joomla 2.5!

It has been a really long time since Joomla has announced End of Life for Joomla 2.5, which will mark the end-of-support for the Joomla 2.5 series. While current websites running Joomla! 2.5 will continue to work, administrators are encouraged to use this opportunity to migrate their sites to Joomla! 3.x. When a Joomla! version reaches end of support, it means that Joomla! will no longer provide bug fixes, features or security updates.

What do Techjoomla subscribers need to know?

All Techjoomla extensions are compatible with both Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x series however, future versions of all the extensions won’t be supporting Joomla 2.5 anymore. Administrators who manage Joomla! 2.5 sites are encouraged to update to Joomla! 3.x

How to migrate to Joomla 3 from Joomla 2.5?

Before you attempt migration, we would recommend to take a backup of your website files and database and conducting a test to ensure that your backup is working.

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Grab all your favorite extensions this THANKSGIVING!!

Grab all your favorite extensions this THANKSGIVING!!

Thanksgiving is here and so is the most awaited deal season of 2015. Techjoomla wishes all its subscribers Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for being with us throughout our journey with Joomla!

 So, to Thank you all and Celebrate Thanksgiving with you, we’re getting you awesome deals on our extensions and bundles. We’re clubbing Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals together!

Get 35% OFF on all our extensions!

Use Coupon Code: TJTHANKSGIVE

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JGive 1.8 now with Bootstrap 3 support and more!

JGive 1.8 now with Bootstrap 3 support and more!

Now all the campaign owners will be able to monitor the donations more effectively and get a clear picture of how the campaign is performing. Admin can also get an overview of how much commission he has earned and how all the campaigns on his website are performing so far. That’s not all, JGive is now adaptable to all the wonderful templates in Joomla who use Bootstrap 3.

Let’s get into the details!

Frontend Dashboard

With this version we’re introducing a frontend dashboard for campaign owners. They will be able to closely monitor their campaigns by having a look at the All time donations of the campaign, average donation amount and graph of the donations happening per day. 

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Joomla World Conference 2015: We came, We Shared, We Learnt!

Joomla World Conference 2015: We came, We Shared, We Learnt!

The Most awaited Joomla Event of 2015 is over. Joomla World Conference 2015 was full with enthusiastic Joomlers, Students, Entreprenueurs Developers, Designers and more! Let's get you the insights of the event from our point of view. ;) Techjoomla team was all geared up for the event. As we were one of the sponsors, we were helping organize and yeah our team actively conducted some cool sessions. So, we were quite excited and nervous. Flight from Pune to Bangalore was the shortest flight i’d ever experienced, it was just 1.5 hours. Bangalore Airport is huge compared to Pune, everything was hassle free, though the time required to travel from Bangalore airport to the venue was the same as that of the flight :P. Entered the plush boundaries of The Sheraton Grand, rushed into the Techjoomla sponsored room and made sure that our Bag insert (the yellow smiley ball) was in place, I hope you guys liked it.

 

Day 1

Fresh start of the event by Sarah Watz followed by an amazing keynote by Brad Frost. Well, after that we rushed to the Arc room as we had to conduct some informative sessions. Btw, all our sessions had a room packed with Joomlers from all around the globe. Thank you for the response. :)

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Celebrate Diwali with Techjoomla!

Celebrate Diwali with Techjoomla!

Techjoomla is all lit up for Diwali. Diwali is the festival to celebrate the return of Lord Ram after killing Ravan, who was a cruel King of Lanka. So, let’s celebrate the victory of the Good over the Evil.

Techjoomla is giving FLAT 25% DISCOUNT on all its products

Use Code: TJDIWALI

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Claudia Apostoaei

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Claudia Apostoaei

In this week's interview of The Joomla Speak! series we will be talking to Claudia Apostoaei who works as a Marketing Representative thePHPfactory and started her journey with Joomla since then. Let’s get to know her a bit. She reads a lot about the Gothic literature, loves to hear music Hip-Hop and Rock so to say, is also into creepy horror movies and in free time you might find her cuddling with her pet cat, Garfield.

What does she have to say about Joomla? 

What's your Joomla story? How did you get introduced?

I have been introduced to Joomla! about one year and a half ago, when I started working as a marketing representative for the company thePHPfactory.

You have built a good business around Joomla. What made you choose Joomla?

thePHPfactory has been dedicated for more than 8 years to delivering cutting edge software for Joomla! integration. We are doing it because it's fun, because we are always proud to see our business grow alongside the J! Community.

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JBolo 3.2.5 gets you Emojis! and lot more ;)

JBolo 3.2.5 gets you Emojis! and lot more ;)

JBolo a simple yet powerful chat extension for Joomla gets you a new update with some of the most awaited features. 

What’s new?

Express more with Emojis

JBolo adds 1000 plus emojis to make your chat  more interesting and fun!

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Henry Nguyen

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Henry Nguyen

After Sarah Watz’s interview, this week we’re in talks with Henry Nguyen in The Joomla Speak Series, who started as a developer in 2003 and now is the Chief Technical Officer of JoomlaShine.com, one of the most favorite template provider for Joomla!

Henry has been working with PHP and open source project since 2004. Joining JoomlaShine team as CTO since 2008 and focus on building infrastructure system for JoomlaShine.

Skillful with PHP, MySQL, Apache, Nginx, Cloud technology... Currently involved in many of JoomlaShine projects and focus on building Joomla Community, he has strong belief in the development of Joomla project.

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How to access Module parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

How to access Module parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

In Joomla, Module configurations are stored as Module parameters. Typically you only need to use parameters in the module itself. However, sometimes you might need to access them from other places like your component or a plugin. And this can get especially tricky when you have multiple copies of the module. 

A live case example for this is SocialAds Modules. In this case we need to know in places other than the module itself what parameters each copy of the SocialAds module is configured with.

This blog will show you how you can do this. 

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Sarah Watz

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Sarah Watz

Guys, we’re back again this week with the 3rd interview in The Joomla Speak! series. Now this one is pretty special because we’re going to be in talks with The President of Open Source Matters, Sarah Watz. People who are not aware who she is (i don’t think there might be any, at least not from the Joomla space) let’s get to know her.

Sarah is a Joomla evangelist who lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She runs the Joomla! specialized web agency Pixpro. Sarah has been working with marketing, communication, sales and education for more than 20 years. Her passion is to provide great business value to the projects with which she is involved.

Sarah discovered Mambo in 2004 and moved to Joomla in 2005. She fell in love with Joomla! with it's vibrant community and began contributing to the community. Her first involvement in the Joomla! community was as vice president for the Joomla! User Association Sweden (JUAS). Since then she has been the President for the JUAS for several years, as well as project manager for many Joomla!Days and Joomla!Nights in Sweden. Sarah is a frequent speaker at events such as Joomla!Days, JAB and the JWC.

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Sneak Peek at JGive 1.8!

Sneak Peek at JGive 1.8!

It’s been a while since the release of our last major version of JGive (v 1.7) release and we have got some really cool stuff coming in the next version.

Here’s what we have planned for JGive 1.8. We’ve always wanted you guys to actively participate in the planning and let us know your views on it.

This is what we’ve chalked out!

Donor Management

  • Add donors list view
  • Mass Mailing
  • CSV export for donors data
  • Print donation receipt

Field Manager

Note: Date: 21/11/15 Field Manager and Donor managment will not be a part of this release. We apologise for the change. 

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jQuery Basics - How to Set values of Form Inputs using jQuery?

jQuery Basics - How to Set values of Form Inputs using jQuery?

In the previous blog on JQuery we saw - “How to Get Values of Form Inputs Using jQuery”.

In this post we will cover how to set up values for Form Inputs using jQuery for form fields including inputs, textarea, radio, single select list and multi-select list.

Below is sample code that shows a form with all types of form inputs for input, textarea, selects, radios, checkboxes.

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PDF Embed - Content Plugin v2.1.5 Released with New Options

PDF Embed - Content Plugin v2.1.5 Released with New Options

We have released new version 2.1.5 for our most popular extension PDF Embed.

This version adds an option for admins to set the default PDF viewer if no viewer is specified in the syntax. This was needed for site admins who were using PDF embed for more than hundreds of  content articles. If you are updating from older version of plugin, this option will come handy, as you won’t need to edit all the content articles to specify the google or pdfjs viewer.

Also, with this version you can now specify both the height and width in percent for the PDF being embedded to avoid pixelwise width adjustments. ;)

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Techjoomla is going to the Joomla World Conference at Bangalore, India. Meet us there!

Techjoomla is going to the Joomla World Conference at Bangalore, India. Meet us there!

This year is a pretty exciting time for Joomla in India as for the first time ever, the Joomla World conference is happening in India. Bangalore is said to be the silicon valley of India and India is one of th fastest growing markets in the world. The world is flooding to India to explore this huge market and Joomla cant be left behind either!

Over the course of 3 busy days in November, attendees, guest speakers and users from all over the world will gather at Bangalore for the conference. Whether you are an end user of Joomla, a hard core developer or a designer, this conference promises something for everyone! The schedule is packed with interesting talks on everything from content marketing to responsive design practices to workshops on Joomla. 

We will also have members from the leadership in Joomla - OSM, PLT and CLT speaking at the conference. Sarah Watz, President of OSM shall also be attending. 

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The Joomla Speak! In conversation with Brian Peat

The Joomla Speak! In conversation with Brian Peat

I hope you guys enjoyed reading our first interview with Joe Sonne in The Joomla Speak! series.

And we’re back again this week with one more exciting interview with Brian Peat. Let’s get to know him a bit before we start.

Brian is a member of the Joomla Marketing Team and also the founder of The Peat Group. He builds Joomla sites for a living and play drums in his spare time. He is a closet Lego fanatic (that’s something really cool! ), have experience in video (including web streaming) and in creating presentations with Apple's Keynote software and also runs keynoteuser.com. His specialty is "integration", making all the parts of a site match perfectly even if it means a bit of hacking and using lots of overrides ;). Most of his sites are built with commercial themes and extensions, but they're nearly all Joomla based!

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JTicketing 1.7 is here with exciting new features!

JTicketing 1.7 is here with exciting new features!

Are you organizing events? Then you need to make sure that you're updated with all the news of one of the most sought after event ticketing system for Joomla. Yes, we're talking about JTicketing!

As promised we are getting you a new release and introducing some new features like automated reminders and more, to help you manage your events more efficiently.

Let’s look into the details!

Give a personal touch to your emails

Now the Admin can manually select attendees from the attendee list and send personalized emails to them.

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Migrating from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 3? Let’s make your Job Simple!

Migrating from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 3? Let’s make your Job Simple!

We just finished transforming one of our extension Quick2Cart from BS2 to BS3. It was a fun task to do. We thought of sharing some of the migration stuff with you.

Before starting the migration

You need to learn Bootstrap 3 coding standard, what’s new, what’s removed, major class changes.

To know everything, please go through the following guidelines and documentation links.

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Canva v1.1 adds support 30+ new design types

Canva v1.1 adds support 30+ new design types

Canva plugin for Joomla gets a new update. This new version introduces two new cool things - support for new design types from canva.com and Joomla Update Notification support. It also includes fixes for some bugs we found.

Let’s see which Canva designs this update has got!

Social Media Posts

Twitter Post, Social Media Graphic, Instagram Post, Tumblr Graphic

Documents

US Letter, a4, Letterhead US, A4 Size Letterhead, Desktop Wallpaper, Magazine Cover, Resume

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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Joe Sonne

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Joe Sonne

Here is our first Interview in the The Joomla Speak series with Joe Sonne. Let’s get to know him a bit before we start. Joe had a successful career in the graphic arts and multimedia industry before moving into management with a national charitable organization.

He got involved with Joomla! in 2005, and in 2009 started his own marketing company. The web division of Joe’s company, JoeJoomla, uses Joomla exclusively, managing projects for clients. Joe is hands on with website strategies, site integration and design and not to miss he is one of the Board Members of Open Source Matters. ;)

Let’s see what Joe has to say!

What's your Joomla story? How did you get introduced?

This is the most interesting story of all. The beginnings of this story can be read at: http://joejoomla.com/aboutjoejoomla.html

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Quick2Cart 2.4 with Bootstrap 3 and more!

Quick2Cart 2.4 with Bootstrap 3 and more!

We’re pleased to announce the much awaited Bootstrap 3 support for Quick2Cart with v2.4. This is how some of the views look with Bootstrap 3.

 

Backwards compatibility for Bootstrap 2.x

Quick2Cart will be set to Bootstrap 3 by default after the installation. If you want to use it with conventional Bootstrap 2.x versions you will have to change the integration and follow the setup instructions given.

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