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On popular demand we are announcing Flat 20% OFF on all our smartphone Apps. So, celebrate Cyber Monday with Techjoomla and get customized Apps, just the way you want it! Sale has already started. What are you waiting for? Grab your favourite app right now! Offer valid till 3rd Dec 2014!

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Techjoomla Thanksgiving EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Hey Guys,

Thanksgiving is here and so is the most awaited deal season of the year! We have clubbed Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving into a discounts extravaganza this year!!

Get a Flat 20% Discount on Product Subscriptions.

Want to buy just a few of our awesome extensions, then this is the deal for you. Get a flat 20% discount on our product subscriptions. Always keep in mind that the 12 month subscription is a much better deal than the 6 month one!

Some of our popular extensions:

SocialAds, Quick2cart, JGive, InvitexJTicketing

Get this deal with the code : TJBFCMTG

Save upto 35% by buying Bundles

All our bundles are always a great deal with discounts as large as 25%. We are now going to make this deal even sweeter by giving you a further 10% discount on all bundles!

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Exchange of Ideas and their Implementation at JUG Pune November meet at the Techjoomla office !

Hello Pune Joomlers !

The JUG Pune gang is back with a bang post the Diwali celebrations.

The November Meetup was on DATE and saw 8 enthusiastic Joomlers attend. The announcement of Joomla World Conference 2015 happening in India had got everyone super excited and all the folks wanted to know more.

Parth Lawate, the strategic Marketing Manager for Joomla was in attendance and talked about JWC15 - possible venues, audience etc. A key goal for JWC15 will be attracting the student community in India towards Joomla and energise the local communities.

This was followed by an Open Discussion on various topics.

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EasySocial, Easyblog, JGive all in one with JUnite!

Hello Everyone,

We are super excited to announce the availability of jUnite which comes with lots & lots of awesome features. Yes, jUnite is here with Easysocial, Easyblog and JGive all in one. This is a cool new fusion of all these 3 apps in one. Write and read blogs, use your EasySocial profile and while doing the same you can also view your campaigns and monitor vital stats for donations!

Download the free app from the Android store now. We also managed to solve all our compliance issues with iTunes and it's now just waiting for the final approval from them! Great news :)


Friends List & User Search - You’ve lot of friends? Not a problem with Easysocial friend list and user search bar, finding your friend is easy as pie!

Newsfeed with filters - Browse your own posts, friends or the site's public stream

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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.


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

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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Posted by on in Shika - LMS for Joomla
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


This webinar will give you some great hands on time with Shilka and All your Questions will be answered. If you use or are looking to adopt a Learning Management system for yourself or your client, you can’t afford to miss this one.

The webinar is completely free. But seats are limited so Hurry !!

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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!

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


b. Add following code in above xml file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
	<layout title="All Products View" option="View" >
		 <message><![CDATA[Quick2Cart All Products View]]></message>

	<!-- Add fields to the parameters object for the layout. -->
	<fields name="params">
		<fieldset name="advanced" label="COM_MENUS_LAYOUT_FEATURED_OPTIONS">
			<field name="pageLimit" type="text" default="20" label="Product Limit" description="Limit to display product on All products view" />

		<name>All Products</name>
		<description>All Products View </description>

After adding the file, this parameter will be displayed while creating menu item for products view. Refer the following screen-shot for this.

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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 !

We wish you and your family a Happy, Prosperous and Safe Diwali. Use Coupon Code given below to claim your discount.

Discount Code : TJ15DIWALI
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