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Joomla is more CMS than ever before!

If you’ve read Our Joomla Story, then you’ll know that we have been working with the it since the Mambo times. We’ve seen it grow from being the ‘Son of Mambo’  ( Thank you John Coonen from CMS Expo for that phrase! ) and evolving continuously to become an awesome platform in its own right.

Joomla has always been called a CMS but back in the Joomla 1.0 and Joomla 1.5 days, there were some major lacunas in selling Joomla as an effective CMS. Well to be fair you could get all those using extensions but the core was lagging. So trying to sell Joomla as a CMS to really large enterprise customers was a long hard battle to fight.

Back then its 'CMS Features' had lots of holes. Features considered basic in a CMS like tagging, extensive categories, ACL etc were just not there or were not up to the mark.

Joomla 3 however has turned all that over its head! If you look at Joomla now you will realise Joomla is MORE CMS than ever and beats other Content management systems hands down!

So if you had used Joomla in the 1.0/1.5 days and felt things were missing, its time to take a second look. And if you have not used Joomla to date, then this is one platform you have to look at.

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Extend your Zoo's functionality using some awesome applications!

Joomla - CMS

AS we already know Joomla is one of the most widely used content management system. We can easily manage the content of the site using Joomla's Article manager, ACL etc features.

Content management extensions

Third party extensions makes Joomla even more powerful. There are many widely used extensions like K2, Zoo, etc. These makes the content management very easy. In this list Yootheme's Zoo extension stands at the top of the list. Zoo helps you to handle the content related to movies, applications, downloads data in very efficient way.

Zoo limitations

Few cases Zoo lacks the much needed features like Zoo Export/Import feature doesn't allow you to import large CSV files.

No worries thanks to the companies that have created out of box applications which helps you to solve such glitches. These applications just extents the Zoo native feature. These are the applications that you have to check if you gonna widely use Zoo extension in your Joomla site. Below is the list of companies their Zoo based applications that extends zoo and adds some awesome feature for your site.

List of Zoo based Applications

Zoolanders

Zoolanders is the name that I never imagine Zoo without it. Here you can find very advanced Zoo based applications like RI Pro, ZooPort. We have used RI Pro in our project to manage movie based records. Zoolanders support is awesome. They help not related with their products but also helps for Zoo related stuff anytime. Miljan is super guy.

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Roadmap For jUnite v3.0

Hello Everyone,

Thank you very much for all the suggestions you gave us in order to improve this app and keeping all those in mind we are ready with the jUnite roadmap for v3.0. You will soon be able to perform all your site functions through this app.

Following is the Roadmap for jUnite v3.0:

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Posted by on in Discounts, Promotions & Offers

Guys,

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 :)

EasySocial

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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Posted by on in Shika - LMS for Joomla
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.

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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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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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