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Dropping Bootstrap 2 Support for all products in upcoming major releases!

Dropping Bootstrap 2 Support for all products in upcoming major releases!

Till now we have been maintaining both Bootstrap 2 & Bootstrap 3 layouts for all extensions. However this is taking a toll on the release cycle and changes have to be done in both the layouts.

Over time we have seen that very few customers are using Bootstrap 2 templates now so this decision seems logical to take. However we have always maintained that we will maintain Bootstrap2 support till the Joomla core maintains it and we wanted to be double sure before taking this decision.

So we reached out to various popular template clubs both over the internet and at conferences we attend, the latest being at JWC Vancouver to get their feedback. Template clubs typically have a much larger user base and typically know more of what the masses are using. The feedback there too was that the users using Bootstrap 2 are very less and they too are seem to be migrating to Bootstrap 3.  Post this, we decided that the time had come to stop supporting Bootstrap 2.

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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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Independence Day Holiday - long weekend announcement

Independence Day Holiday - long weekend announcement

Please note that we are off from 15th August to 17th August, as 15th is the Indian Independence day making it a long weekend for us. Support shall be offline during this period. We will try & respond to all open issues on the 14th & close them.

We will be back on Monday, 18th August with the support you love !  

Happy Independence day to all Indians ! 

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Joomla 3 Day - Techjoomla is presenting !

Joomla 3 Day - Techjoomla is presenting !

Joomla 3 Day, an online event of Webinars is happening on the 14th and 15th of August thanks to OSTraining Joomla 3 Day will be like a free, online Joomla Day with expert presenters from all over the world coming online to talk to you about Joomla 3 and what you can build with it. With over 18 sessions on a variety of topics, this is one event you don't want to miss !

Plus since the event is online, you can attend from the comfort of your home or office !  Know more about Joomla 3 day here

Team Techjoomla has 4 presentations in the event. Some of which are general educational ones while some will let you take a deep dive in some of our products & experience them hands on !  

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Easysocial App - First Preview

First of all, thank you for the interest and the encouragement you have been showing towards the Easysocial mobile app.As promised here's an update with a quick video of the app in action. At this point, we have completed the planned functionality for the first release. We're still working on hammering down the design and adding some more wow to the UI & navigation, but do take a look at the video below and let us know how it feels! 

For more convenience we've added screenshots also:

1. Login Page

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The New Techjoomla Site is Live !

Hello All !

We have finally gone live with the Fresh new Techjoomla site. It was long upgrade from Joomla 1.5 to the latest 3X Joomla & involved changes of many systems. We have been testing the critical systems work & we can go live. However, the site is still not as awesome as we want it to be. We will go live so that support can continue while we work on improving the site over the next few days.  

 

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Best April Fools Jokes around the Joomla community !

April Fools is that time of the year when the most amazing & innovative content starts to float around the Web inundating all channels ! Its hard to decide what to believe & what not to believe ! The Joomla community is no exception to this rule :) 

1st April 2014 for Joomla 

1st of April 2014 has seen some pretty awesome pranks from the Joomla community. Here's a quick look at each of them . If i have missed your prank, do comment & i will update the blog post !

MONITOR YOUR COFFEE CONSUMPTION WITH WATCHFUL

Watchful the popular Joomla monitoring system has introduced a Caffeine monitoring system today via a tie up with Nespresso. So if you need your coffee monitored, Watchful is for you ! Read more about it here

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Using The Paypal Sandbox to test your Paypal Standard, Paypal Pro & Paypal Adaptive Payments !

Note- You can no longer sign up for PayPal adaptive. It will work only if you have an existing approved app.

PayPal supports a variety of APIs & Payment methods. So wading through their documentation & finding what you exactly want can be a real pain.. We have to explain how to this to customers all the time. So here is a blog to help you use the Paypal Sandbox site for testing your Payments before you go live. 

The Paypal Developer Site & Sandbox

While some payment gateways will let you test their systems by simply flagging the authorization or transaction as a test transaction, in case of Paypal you need to have completely separate test accounts on their sandbox site. Before you actually test anything, you need to create a developer account on https://developer.paypal.com/ . Note that lately you can also login with your live Paypal account to the sandbox site without having to sign up to a separate one. 

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Sneak peek into the EasySocial mobile App

A few weeks back the EasySocial forum was buzzing with discussions about a Mobile App for EasySocial. Seeing that so many of you want the app, we jumped on the task and got busy writing the app. With our previous release of the JTicketing app and the APIs to go with that, we felt working on this app will be a fantastic addition to EasySocial. This also gave us a good  chance to further enrich the APIs.

Currentlythe app is under active development, however we thought we'd tease you just enough with some screenshots. The first release of the app will support the newsfeed, status update, commenting, sharing, likes, viewing/editing you profile and avatar uploads. We are still working with the EasySocial team on the APIs for this app, however you can see that once it comes out this promises to be an exciting addition for EasySocial.

 So here it goes.. the screenshots that you have been waiting for..

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Best Practices to get a Paypal Adaptive Payments account approved Fast !

Note- You can no longer sign up for PayPal adaptive. It will work only if you have an existing approved app.

With almost all of our E Commerce extensions adding support for Paypal Adaptive payments, we have been getting a lot of emails & support requests to help setup the Paypal application for the same.

Though its not possible to have exhaustive generalized instructions as to what to fill in to get your app approved fast, there are several areas that can be addressed. In order to get the best possible information, we created our own 'Live apps' & went through paypal's approval process & here are the results. 

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Prayas Energy Group's Project selected as Finalist for Google Impact Challenge !

As you all know the main company behind Techjoomla, Tekdi Web Solutions in engaged in developing Technology solutions from clients both for mobile & web. Recently, we completed a very interesting web project for a long time client. And today it gives me great pleasure to announce that this project was chosen as a finalist for Google's Social Impact Challenge !

About Prayas

Prayas Energy Group is a Non Profit in Pune, India which words on the local & national level in electricity regulatory and policy areas. You are read more about their activities here

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Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav Goes Mobile !

The Sawai Gandharva Music Festival of Pune, which is celebrating its golden jubilee in December 2012, is without doubt one of the most important events held in Pune.

Since last year, we had felt the need for a Phone application to make it easy to get information about the event. As soon as we got the blessings of the organisers, the Mobile development team at our company, Tekdi Web Solutions got together to develop this application & release it in record time !

With the release of the Smartphone Application for Android phones, Tekdi Web Solutions has brought information about the event at the fingertips of connoisseurs. All information about the event like Daily Schedules, Artist Profiles, Location maps etc is easily accessed via this app.

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Apologies for Issues with the site

We have been experiencing some issues with the site causing us some downtimes in the past few hours & also caused some problems accessing Subscription Downloads & tickets.  We have been working with the team at our host Cloud Access to get these issues resolved..  If you face any issues, please email us at contact@techjoomla.com

Thanks for Understanding

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Techjoomla Ties up with Open Source Training for Joomla Training In India. Schedule is now live !

Techjoomla has tied up with Open Source Training in order to enhance & extend our Joomla Training services in India. Starting April 2011, Techjoomla shall be conducting regular Joomla courses in cities & towns accross India. The Training courses have been specifically adapted to suit the needs of the Indian clientale. Starting from Joomla Beginner & Intermediate courses for those starting with Joomla, we also have Developer & Template development courses planned.All courses are weekend courses to ensure that most people can attend. The Full Training Program details can be seen here.

We have already launched the initial schedule covering Pune, Mumbai, Chandigad & Ahemdabad. We shall be covering more cities & towns very soon. If you would like us to come to a city near you, drop us a line ! See the schedule for the next few months here.

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Joomla Training in India to come to a city near you !

On account of the great feedback & response that we have received for our Joomla Training sessions held in Pune, Maharashtra (India) & requests from many of our clients to provide crash training sessions in other cities in India, we have decided to take our training to a place near you!

Its Election time!

With the election air being felt everywhere in the country we feel we should let you take the call on where our next Joomla sessions should be held! So use your right & cast your vote in favor of the city of your choice. :)

The cities featured are given below. Use the Training poll on the home page to cast your vote.

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Course Schedule for Joomla Training in Pune, India goes live

The course schedule for classroom courses for Joomla Training at Pune, India has gone live.

The courses that will be covered in this schedule are the Joomla Webmaster Course, Joomla Template Developer course & a Crash course in Joomla Extension development.

The courses start on 9th May & continue over the consecutive weekends.

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