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JMailAlerts Plugins Split and v2.5.5 Availability for Paid Plugins!

JMailAlerts Plugins Split and v2.5.5 Availability for Paid Plugins!

On popular demand, we have decided to make JMailAlerts plugins available for individual purchase.

Why the Split?

  • For instance if someone is using JomSocial/ EasySocial/ CB he had to purchase all the unnecessary plugins since they were all in the same subscription package.

  • Again same thing while downloading. It was bit harder to find the particular plugin’s latest version.

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The Joomla Speak!

The Joomla Speak!

We all are aware that Joomla has turned 10 this year. It has been a long journey full of innovation, rough patches, excitement and progress.

Over the years,  Joomla has grown bolder, prettier and smarter; winning hearts and awards. To celebrate this year and make it more exciting we are conducting a series of interviews and will publish them on regular intervals.

In this series of interviews we will talk to many people from the Joomlaverse - from contributors to leaders, from system integrators to end users, from extension developers to template developers .

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JGive1.7.2 with Version Update Notifier and Live Update support!

JGive1.7.2 with Version Update Notifier and Live Update support!

JGive is a powerful “crowd funding” extension that enables your members to create fund-raising projects; accept donations or Investments; and keep donors updated on the project’s progress.

We are releasing version 1.7.2 of JGive. In this version we have added new version update Notification support to notify users about new versions and Live Update support, to let site admins receive and install updates right inside Joomla.

Know more about this extension here.

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Shika Beta 15 is out with some cool new features!

Shika Beta 15 is out with some cool new features!

As promised, we are happy to announce the release of Shika v.1.0 Beta 15. Besides a ton of fixes, we have managed to merge some pull requests on projects that our services teams have been working on to get some new features in as well. So let's look at what's in there...

Whats new in Shika Beta 15 ?

Ability to delete questions

This was a missing feature. Now you can delete questions from the Question Bank. However if the question is associated to any of the quizzes it will not be deleted and an error message will be displayed.

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Mutual Friends v2.2 released for both CB & JomSocial

Mutual Friends v2.2 released for both CB & JomSocial

We have released a minor updates for plugins "Jomsocial Mutual Friends" and "CB Mutual Friends". We have done some bug fixes and improvements in this version for both the plugins.

For those who don't know what these plugins do here is quick intro for both plugins: Mutual Friends For JomSocial & Community Builder Mutual Friends

  • These plugins let you 'know your common friends'.
  • These plugins display mutual friends of the logged in user & the user whose profile the user is looking at. This feature is similar to the Mutual Friends feature at Facebook.
  • In addtion to that if you are using our JBolo Chat extension, you get an option to show online / offline status of mutual friends and start chatting with them right from these plugins.

Here is what's new in v2.2 release.
Mutual Friends For CB
v2.2 Changelog:
Bugs fixed:
- #5088 Chat option is shown even if JBolo is not installed
Other Improvements:
^ PHPcs fixes

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Make "Yoonique’s Zoo Element Anywhere" extension syntax work with text field!

Make "Yoonique’s Zoo Element Anywhere" extension syntax work with text field!

In case you hadn't heard about it yet, the guys at Yoonique have a nice plugin called  Zoo Element Anywhere that lets you insert elements from ZOO items into content anywhere in Joomla.

While using this in one of the projects our services team works on, we discovered that this had some limitations which we needed to get around.

The name of the plugin suggests that this plugin "Zoo Element Anywhere" will as the name says, work everywhere. However, we found that  it doesn't work "everywhere"; to be more specific, inside text fields. The syntax of this plugin only works inside text-area field and not in simple text field.

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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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