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JGive 1.8.6 gets you lots of surprises!

JGive 1.8.6 gets you lots of surprises!

While chalking out the roadmap for JGive 1.8 we had come up with a lot of features which were highly on demand. However, the list was large and development of all those features together would’ve been time consuming. So, taking our key job of getting you timely and quick releases into consideration, we decided to split our roadmap into two parts and JGive 1.8.6 is the later part of it.

Let’s see what it has got!

Field manager

Want to show some additional information about the campaign on the campaign details page? Now, you can easily add an extra field from backend. It can be text, radio,calendar etc. anything. Just fill the details and it will be shown in a new tab on the campaign details page.

Improved SEO

Getting your campaign noticed on the web is always an issue. With the new ability to add Meta Keywords and Meta Description while creating a campaign now you can rest assure about the visibility of the campaign on various search engines, drawing more traffic.

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JGive 1.8 now with Bootstrap 3 support and more!

JGive 1.8 now with Bootstrap 3 support and more!

Now all the campaign owners will be able to monitor the donations more effectively and get a clear picture of how the campaign is performing. Admin can also get an overview of how much commission he has earned and how all the campaigns on his website are performing so far. That’s not all, JGive is now adaptable to all the wonderful templates in Joomla who use Bootstrap 3.

Let’s get into the details!

Frontend Dashboard

With this version we’re introducing a frontend dashboard for campaign owners. They will be able to closely monitor their campaigns by having a look at the All time donations of the campaign, average donation amount and graph of the donations happening per day. 

Backend Dashboard

 

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Sneak Peek at JGive 1.8!

Sneak Peek at JGive 1.8!

It’s been a while since the release of our last major version of JGive (v 1.7) release and we have got some really cool stuff coming in the next version.

Here’s what we have planned for JGive 1.8. We’ve always wanted you guys to actively participate in the planning and let us know your views on it.

This is what we’ve chalked out!

Donor Management

  • Add donors list view
  • Mass Mailing
  • CSV export for donors data
  • Print donation receipt

Field Manager

Note: Date: 21/11/15 Field Manager and Donor managment will not be a part of this release. We apologise for the change. 

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Overcome your crowdfunding challenges with JGive 1.7

Overcome your crowdfunding challenges with JGive 1.7

JGive a premium crowdfunding extension for Joomla! is getting into a new era starting this release. As promised we are delivering all the features, in fact we’ve managed to add an extra one ;)

As we all know that crowdfunding has always been a favourite topic of discussion at the dinner table. The discussions mainly revolve around issues like trust building, ROI for investors, achieving donation targets for non profits etc. JGive has a perfect blend of features to make sure that all these important aspects are taken care of.   

What are the newly added features?

Campaign promotion using Invitex

Achieving a campaign donation / investment goal within the decided time is of prime importance. Now to overcome this challenge promoting the campaigns is vital. With this new campaign promotion feature viral invitations using Invitex asking people to donate/ invest on your campaign can be sent to people, resulting in improved rate of donation / investments.

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How to generate video thumbnails in PHP?

How to generate video thumbnails in PHP?

A Video link without a thumbnail is like a smartphone without a camera, you can use it but no one would like to use it. If you want your visitors to see your video, you need to make sure that your video link has a thumbnail which is forcing users to click on the link.

How can we do this?

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Techjoomla partners with JoomlaShine to create a fantastic Charity Bundle!

Techjoomla partners with JoomlaShine to create a fantastic Charity Bundle!

Techjoomla has joined hands with the creative people from Joomlashine to bring JGive users a beautiful treat! JSN Fidem, their latest offering brings a specular new user interface for JGive. Non Profit organisations, Charities as well as religious organisations like Churches will find JSN Fidem a great way to start their site or refresh their existing ones!

Joomlashine is one of the leading template providers for Joomla and produces easy to install, high quality templates. We have worked with the Joomlashine team to make sure JGive looks great with JSN Fidem.

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JGive 1.6 is out. Re-imagining Joomla crowdfunding!

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Fundraising & Crowd Funding for the future with JGive 1.6

It gives me great pleasure to announce the availability of JGive v.1.6. JGive is one of our most popular extensions & this release seriously packs a PUNCH! We know this release has taken a little bit more time than initially planned, but we do hope you will find it worth the wait!

A quick glimpse of Features:

Selection 010Awesome new Pin Layout for Campaigns & a Multipurpose Campaign Display Module

Now you see all the campaigns in a fresh new layout inspired by Kickstarter. It comes with a great side bar with lots of filtering options to help your users find the campaigns they want. 

The multipurpose module will let you choose & show Featured Campaigns, Recent Campaigns, Campaigns expiring soon & Completed Campaigns on any page you want in a slick display. The best use of the module is to make copies of it & set them on different modes to make the Home page of your Funding section. 

  

jgive campNew Campaign details view

We have given the campaign details page a full revamp & it now comes with some really attractive design elements & the good looking JUI icons. 

Edit campaigns option for Admins

Site admins can now edit all campaigns from the Joomla back-end.

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Donation Checkout Improvements

This version adds the much awaited One Page checkout & VAT invoices which have been long asked for by our European clients.

Any kind of e-commerce transaction should be dead easy - then be it checking out from a Shop or making a donation or an investment. The One Page Checkout feature will let your donors do donations much more quickly without having to go through multiple pages of checkout.

Selection 012Photo gallery 

Impress your donors/investors by maintaining an awesome campaign image gallery! Lets you add multiple images to the campaign & show them in a nice gallery layout with lightbox effects.

Paypal adaptive payments to make Fees much easier! 

Paypal Adaptive payments lets you do Split Parallel payments instantly. Which means if the Donor is making a Donation/ Investment of 200$ & the fees owed to the site owner are 20$, then we can make instant payments of 180$ to the campaign owner & 20$ to the Admin for his fee. Note that this feature will only be available for the Paypal payment gateway.

Recurring Donations with Paypal

Another feature that was much awaited is the ability to do recurring donations. We will be implementing this with Paypal to start with & in later versions, depending on demand extend it to other supported payment gateways.

Community Builder Integration

The Community Builder Integration lets you show the user's Campaigns on their own profiles. 

Donors & Donations Display Module

Using this module, you can show various types of JGive data on any page you want! The module has multiple modes as below

  • My Donations - Donations of logged in users
  • Recent donations on site
  • Top donations (maximum amount) against the campaign by the single donor
  • Overall top donors

EasySocial Integration

CB Integration was always planned but EasySocial integration is the surprise extra feature in this release! The Easy Social Integration integrates pushes for all JGive activities into the EasySocial Stream. Plus campaigns owned by the user are shown on the User's Profile using the My Campaigns Application. 

Group Donations Support for JomSocial

One of the most requested features is finally here. Now you can tie in your campaign with your JomSocial groups & also show it to the Group. Now you can start doing Group specific campaigns or investments!

There's much more to this release so read on to see what else we have, plus there is a DIWALI BLAST offer inside. So Definitely Read On!

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JGive (formerly jomGive) - Donations & Fund Raising for Joomla is here! Rewritten from Scratch with awesome new features

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It gives us great pleasure to introduce JGive the Fundraising & Donations extension for Joomla. After we took over the reigns of JomGive from CorePHP, we wanted to take it to a completely new level. The result is right in front of you... JGive!

 JGive is a powerful  “crowdfunding” extension that enables your members to create fundraising projects; accept donations; and keep donors updated on the project’s progress. We have written this component from scratch to get the kind of flexibility & scalability needed for an extension like this. Packed with awesome new features like Multiple Campaign support, support for multiple payment gateways, Fully Bootstrapped frontend, Commissions & much much more, this release is sure to please you!

With JGive 1.0, JomSocial is no longer a necessary item. You can use it with plain Joomla, Community Builder, JomSocial - as you want. We are still giving an awesome integration with JomSocial with Activity stream updates & a Profile display plugin which means we have lost none of the old jomGive features while adding a lot more!

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