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How to develop JMailAlerts Plugin for any component?

How to develop JMailAlerts Plugin for any component?
Note: This Blog is targeted towards Developers!We will be going through a detailed step by step process of writing a JMailAlerts Plugin.Extending JMailAlerts needs you to create special plugins of the type 'emailalerts'Before we Proceed:Replace your new plugin name “myplugin”The code required adding a custom xml parameter is skippedA. File Structur...
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3 ways to do RESTful APIs in Joomla

3 ways to do RESTful APIs in Joomla
There has been a growing trend to start offering RESTful services for any web product, and Joomla is no exception. With Joomla, however, there is no "preferred" way of writing RESTful services so everyone (that includes us) is trying to build their own component and plugin to enable RESTful services in Joomla. We did the very first REST implementat...
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Adding Custom Fields to Joomla Categories in Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.0

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We recently had a special case scenario where we had to develop a Quick2Cart plugin to sell Joomla Categories.  We were consistently hitting a wall trying to show our custom fieldset for Quick2Cart in the Joomla Category Add/Edit view. We already have a content plugin for this which shows Quick2Cart in Joomla content items. But it simply wasn't wor...
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The Right way to fetch media in JomSocial - Developer Blog

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While doing some R & D work while working on J!MailAlert plugins, we realized that majority of extensions were not using the right way. This resulted in broken image links, especially when using Amazon S3. So here's some easy to use code snippets to fetch JomSocial Photo thumbnails, Video thumbnails, Group Avatar thumbnails etc..This is missing...
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Performance Tips: Indexing your Joomla tables

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Once in a while, all of us come across a site that still feels a bit laggy even after doing all the caching & gzipping. Adding appropriate indexes to Joomla's tables can improve query times, effectively decreasing page load times. Depending on your table structure and the amount of data, indexing could mean massive to a slight performance impro...
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How to access Joomla plugin parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

How to access Joomla plugin parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?
When developing a new Joomla extension or making changes to existing extension, you might need to access plugin parameters of a Joomla plugin outside the plugin code. There can be cases where you want to access plugin parameters in some Joomla module or component. Now the question is - How to get plugin parameters outside the plugin code?Here is a ...
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Send Joomla email via Amazon SES

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Reliable email delivery is key in web applications, you don't want your customers to miss that order confirmation email or skip that very important Social Network notification. When using a service like Amazon SES, that additionally helps you improve your email sending quota if your web host gives you a rather small quota. It's fairly easy to get u...
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Joomla Day Netherlands is going to take place on 13th and 14th April, 2018 in Eindhoven

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Joomla Day Netherlands will take place for two days from Friday, April 13th to Saturday, April 14th, 2018 in Eindhoven at the world renowned High Tech Campus! It is the 13th edition of the Dutch Joomla day. Joomla Day Netherlands is an interactive event for both Joomla beginners and advanced users. It is a great platform for knowledge sharing and to meet other Joomla users across the world. On Friday, a number of workshops are going to be conducted to show an in-depth analysis of some of the things one can do with Joomla along with providing information on tools we use with Joomla. Some of the speakers for the event like Paul Delbar and Sander Potjer have been associated with Joomla for a long time. Also for all the foodies, an amazing Italian buffet awaits you at the event. There will also be a separate presentation for Joomla newcomers and Joomla beginners. Saturday’s session will highlight the amazing things going on in the world of Joomla. All the social events would take place in the evening after the sessions are completed.

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Techjoomla is sponsoring CMS Africa Summit 2018

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CMS Africa has become one of the premier technology events in Africa that brings together people across the globe including web developers, online marketers, software engineers, online retailers, web administrators, online banking admins and company owners. Initially, it all started with a small event called Joomladay Kenya - an event about Joomla!-the CMS. But then people in the tech-world weren’t  just using Joomla, they were also using other CMS’s like WordPress, Drupal among others. This idea eventually led to first CMS Africa Summit that was held at Strathmore Univerisity, Nairobi in 2014.

CMS Africa Summit 2018 is going to be held at the Kigali Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda on 16th-17th March, 2018. The event will feature hackathons and sessions by key speakers from people across the CMS world along with interactions and knowledge sharing between the event attendees on a variety of topics. 

Read on for more details and some amazing news for event attendees.

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Hierarchy Management is here!

Hierarchy Management is here!

For the past couple of months, we have released couple of blogs on some of our infrastructure extensions like TJ vendor and TJ notifications and we thank you for the feedback. We are happy to introduce yet another infrastructure extension-Hierarchy Management.

Hierarchy Management is an horizontal(Infrastructure) extension for Joomla that allows setting up general or context specific hierarchical relations between users which can be further be used by other extensions for a variety of purposes like allowing special access control, reports generation and so on. Hierarchy is currently supported out of the box by TJ Reports for manager reporting and JLike for assignments. Read on for the features.

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Using sub-forms to create repeatable fields

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Forms are everywhere on the web. From a simple sign up form to complicated application forms you’ve seen various forms with varying validation and fields. A very popular way to ask users to input multiple values for similar data is to use the “Add More” type field where the user can add any number of entries. Examples are Educational Qualification,...
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Techjoomla is sponsoring Joomla World Conference 3 years in a row!

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The Joomla World Conference is a key annual event for all Joomlers/people associated with Joomla in way or another.

Techjoomla has been working in the in the Joomla space since the days of Mambo and we are all extremely passionate about working with and contributing to this fantastic project.

We are delighted to be a sponsor for the Joomla World Conference 2017, back to back for 3 years now !

Joomla World Conference 2017 is going to be held in Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center, Rome, Italy, on 17-19 November, 2017.  Parth, our CEO shall be attending the event and talking about Rapid development with Horizontal / infrastructure extensions in Joomla. If you are planning to attend the event, do say hi !  

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Joomla! is participating in the SEO contest Siebtlingsgeburt 2017 !

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When it comes to CMS comparisons between the popular content management systems, 'Out of the box SEO Capabilities' are always a very important factor. Now for those who have used Joomla! know that Joomla's SEO capabilities have steadily improved over the years and the new router in Joomla 3.8 takes it up several levels. To prove Joomla's mettle in ...
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JooStock-First Joomla Unconference to be held in the Netherlands

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Joostock is the first Joomla unconference to be held in the Netherlands at Eindhoven on the 7th and 8th October, 2017. As a Joomler, you might have plenty of new ideas along with vast knowledge that you are eager to share. Apart from knowledge and ideas, you also have your own share of problems with Joomla that you tackle everyday.

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TJ Reports-Universal reporting engine for Joomla is here!

TJ Reports-Universal reporting engine for Joomla is here!

We are super excited to introduce TJ Reports - our Infrastructure extension that allows developers to easily develop reporting plugins and get extensive reporting capabilities in their extensions. Features include extension specific and multi extension reports, Report default configuration, Report customisation and CSV exports to name a few.

Let’s look at the features it offers in detail as well as how the integration with extensions works. Continue reading for the feature list.

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