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Shika 1.2 is here with teacher and manager reports, Bootstrap 3 support and more !

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The wait is over! We are super excited to announce the release of Shika 1.2 which brings Bootstrap 3 support, User Hierarchy awareness and a plethora of reporting enhancements with TJ reports integration. Between TJ Reports and Hierarchy awareness it is now possible for managers to view reports of a user reporting to them. What’s more, the reporting now also understands the concept of ownership and allows Course creators to view reports about the courses created by them.

Please note that this is a major release and involves a migration which is however painless. Also since the layouts have been revamped to support Bootstrap 3, any overrides you have done might need some rework. On installation do not forget to click the ‘Fix’ buttons on both Shika and Jlike Components. Detailed instructions are given in the release notes. Make sure you read them carefully before you upgrade !!

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JGive 2.0.8 is here!

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The Techjoomla Team has been striving hard to churn out security releases that have been lined up for a number of extensions. This is our 4th security release this month as we had already done minor releases for JBolo, JTicketing and Invitex. We are happy to bring you yet another security and maintenance release for JGive, JGive 2.0.8. We recommend you to upgrade ASAP to ensure you are using a secure version of JGive. Initially we had released JGive 2.0.7 but an issue was reported by one of our clients. Hence we have released JGive 2.0.8 with fixes for the issue reported by the client along with certain security fixes. Read on for the installation instructions and detailed changelog.

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JTicketing 2.0.14 is here!

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In keeping with our commitment to ensuring our products are secure and bug free, we bring you a security and maintenance release for JTicketing v.2.0.14. Besides fixing issues found in our audits, we have also fixed a few bugs. Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading to the latest version. It is recommended you upgrade to this version ASAP to ensure you are on a secure version. Read on for the complete changelog.

Money Library Introduction from v.2.0.10

When one talks about money, the numbers are meaningless without a specific denomination. We introduced support for a money library from JTicketing 2.0.10 onwards to support currencies in a more meaningful manner. In the past - for instance we were not able to support the Japanese Yen (¥). This is now supported. This was a major change that we had not announced when we released 2.0.10 which we are highlighting now.

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Bug fixes(13):

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JBolo 3.2.9 is here!

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We are happy to release JBolo v3.2.9 which is primarily a maintenance and security release. Our team is always aiming to ensure that our products are free from exploits and this release is a result of some internal audits we ran to ensure that our products are secure. It is highly recommended that you upgrade ASAP to ensure you are on a secure version of JBolo.

A small UX improvement to let the admin choose the default behaviour for the User list has been added as well. The issue where Joomla based live updates were broken has been fixed as well. Read our changelog for the complete details.

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Invitex 3.0.5 is here with updated clickatell sms plugin!

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The Techjoomla team always strives to make sure that our products are secure and free from exploits. We are in the midst of a regular security audit to better the security of our products and are rolling out maintenance releases for the same. You can expect maintenance releases for most of our major products in the next few days.

We are happy to bring you Invitex v3.0.5 with updated clickatell sms plugin providing the facility to use both old and the new clickatell APIs along with security fixes and minor bug fixes. Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading to the latest version. It is recommended you upgrade to this ASAP to ensure you are on a secure version. Read on for the complete changelog.

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Techjoomla collaborates with Themexpert for integration of Shika LMS with Academia v3.0

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Techjoomla is happy to announce our new collaboration with Themexpert for integration of our popular Joomla LMS- Shika with the Academia v3.0 Joomla template from Themexpert.

Academia v3.0

Academia is a 100% responsive educational Joomla template, that is perfect for any type of educational organization. It is crafted with 3 homepage variations and 20 built-in pages.

If you are looking for a beautiful template that offers an official Shika LMS integration, then this is the one we highly recommend.

Shika users can use the coupon code ACADEMIA3 to get a 30% discount on Academia. Note that the coupon code is valid till 31st October, 2017.

Get Academia

Read on to get details of what the integration offers.  

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Shika 1.1.13 is here with the new Box API

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We are happy to bring you Shika 1.1.13 which brings an updated Box API integration which is used for rendering document type lessons.

The older version of our plugin was using legacy Box view APIs which will be having their EOL late this year. Hence the older version is being deprecated. You can find out more about the EOL announcement from box here : https://blog.box.com/blog/new-box-view

This new release is a HUGE step as it opens the doors to several new document types to be supported in the near future as the new API allows for high-fidelity, interactive viewers for documents, images, videos, 360 images and videos, 3D files and dozens of other file types. We will be working on bringing these new enhancements to you as we extend our tracking capabilities to the new file types.

Read on for details and instructions on setting up and migrating to the new plugin.

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Shika 1.1.12 is here!

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We are happy to release Shika 1.1.12 with feature support for AltaUserPoints and some bug fixes. We recommend you to upgrade to Shika 1.1.12 as soon as possible. Also don’t forget to read the release notes before upgrading for instructions related to backward compatibility breaks. Read on for the complete changelog.

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Shika 1.1.11 is here!

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We are happy to release Shika 1.1.11 with some new features, improvements and bug fixes. We recommend you to upgrade to Shika 1.1.11 as soon as possible. Also don’t forget to read the release notes before upgrading for instructions regarding backward compatibility breaks. Read on for the complete changelog.

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JTicketing 2.1 Roadmap is here !

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Thank you for the fantastic response from all of you on the JTicketing 2.0 release. We are happy to bring you the roadmap for the changes planned in the immediate next release - JTicketing 2.1.

This release is basically a follow up release to complete some features that were originally planned for 2.0 but could not be completed in time for the release and there are some really exciting things in there. One of the major focus areas of this release are a tighter integration with jLike and Shika among other things. This release will also bundle jLike as a core part of jTicketing for free !

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Shika Roadmap Update !

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If you have been following our blogs and social channels, you will know that we have released several incremental updates in the 1.1x series. In fact we have had to break typical semantic versioning policy in order to push in several small feature updates that could not wait till the next major version.

It has also been decided to introduce Bootstrap 3 sooner than originally planned in terms of version numbers since an increasing number of clients have asked for it. Since this would need a major version release on account of backward compatibility breaks, it warrants a major version.

So here is the proposed roadmap for the upcoming versions of Shika.

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JGive 2.1 Roadmap is here!

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JGive 2.1 will be the second major release in the JGive nEXT series which introduced a completely revamped UI/UX as well as a host of new features which will be implemented over multiple versions. In addition to the originally planned features and improvements, we have also included a lot of feedback we received after the 2.0 release.

Here’s a quick look at what you can expect in the 2.1 release. P.S. While we were able to get down to penning this blog now, development is already underway on this version !

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iSpring SCORM officially supported in Shika !

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We are happy to announce that Shika now has official support for iSpring SCORM content. Shika developers and technical experts at iSpring recently conducted compatibility tests to ensure that iSpring content works well with Shika.

Authoring good quality SCORM content can be a long and exhausting process. iSpring makes this a breeze ! With iSpring’s suite of authoring tools, you can turn your PowerPoint presentations into supercharged e-courses in a snap. iSpring authoring tools not only preserve animations, triggers and timings of PowerPoint presentations but also allow to enhance them with different types of interactive activities.

iSpring TalkMaster allows you to design interactive dialogue simulations to train your employees' communication skills in a safe environment. With iSpring QuizMaker, creating interactive quizzes is faster and easier than ever before, thanks to the new visual question editing mode. iSpring Cam, records “how to” tutorials and inserts them into your courses or publishes them directly to your YouTube channel.

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Joomla REST API extension com_api version 2.2 released

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In the past few weeks we have made incremental upgrades to com_api, our REST API extension for Joomla. For those who are not aware, com_api is a quick and easy way to add REST APIs to Joomla. Extensible via plugins, you can easily add support for more Joomla extensions.  This blog details the changes & improvements done from from 2.0 to 2.2.

The key change is support for SEF URLs, which will enable you to create better URLs for your API endpoints, like /api/articles/article/34. Till now, the API endpoints could only be accessed by Joomla non-sef URLs, making the URLs look clunky.

Few other changes include support for the Authorization header, and being able to override the response envelope for the resources. Also a few bug fixes around viewing logs and a performance improvement for sites that had a lot of API consumers.

Documentation

We have revamped our documentation to make it easy for developers to write their own API plugins. You can find it here : http://techjoomla.github.io/com_api/

Impact

Version 2.0 and onward introduces a backward compatibility break in the default output structure of the response. AppCarvers customers please check the blog on appcarvers.com before you upgrade.

To know about the full changelog, read on.

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Shika 1.1.10 is here!

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We are happy to bring you Shika 1.1.10 with some bug fixes and usability improvements. We recommend you to upgrade as soon as possible. Do read the release notes before upgrading. Read on for the complete changelog.

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JTicketing 2.0 is here with brand new designs, activity stream and much more!

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We are ecstatic to announce the release of JTicketing 2.0 - the fantastic event management extension for Joomla. Besides a host of new features, this release brings in a fresh new look and the release of some great ‘Infrastructure Extensions’ which empower this release in a big way! This is a major release. Make sure you read the release notes before you upgrade ! The AppCarvers team has also released a new version of the Event Manager’s app which you will need to upgrade to.

To celebrate this release, we are are offering a 15% discount on JTicketing Purchases. This discount is valid till 28th July 2017.

Coupon Code-JT20RLS

Buy Now | See the Updated Demo

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Quick2Cart 2.9.6 is here!

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We have released a new version of Quick2Cart today - version 2.9.6. The highlight of this release is an improved router that makes nicer SEF Urls for core product manager pages. Besides this we have fixed quite a few bugs.

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#106293 Frontend :- View Order :- No option to complete payment for guest users if order status is pending

#106168 Frontend :- EasySocial Toolbar is not responsive on mobile view

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Shika 1.1.9 is out with hierarchy based assignments

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We are happy to announce the release of Shika 1.1.9 which is a feature and maintenance release. We have consciously made a decision to do releases in the 1.1x series that move away from the ideal principle of semantic versioning in order to fill feature gaps in the 1.1x series before embarking on the next true major release which will be 1.2. So expect to see more feature releases in the 1.1x branch that make the extension more solid and enterprise ready. 

This release introduces a new feature that has been a horizontal extension for Techjoomla but wasn't released as yet - com_hierarchy. This lets you set context specific hierarchy relations between users. The utilisation for this is mainly to set training managers for users. These 'Managers' shall be able to assign & enrol courses to users under them from the frontend with the new Assignment workflow that is also released in this version. This is also a dependency to our migration to TJ reports which will allow for features like Teacher reports and Manager reports in v1.1.10. 

Besides this major feature, we have also introduced a configuration for Certificate orientation & introduced a spent time column in the attempts view on the frontend. 

Read on for the full change log

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Invitex 3.0.4 is here!

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We have released a new version of Invitex today - version 3.0.4. This is a maintenance release and has quite a few bug fixes. In addition, the facebook API v2.9 support is added. Read the complete changelog to view what’s new in this release.

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Bug fixes(5):

- #105553  Frontend :- Guest Invitation - reCaptcha version 2 not working

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Shika 1.1.8 is here with support for CSS,JS Overrides!

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We are happy to bring to you a new update in the 1.1x series of Shika - version 1.1.8. In addition to some UI fixes needed for Joomla 3.7x, this version brings some interesting new features like enrolment by User Group, support for CSS and JS overrides and the ability to manually enrol for paid courses in the backend.

Read on for the complete feature list and changelog.

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