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REST API v2.5 - Social Login for Joomla Mobile Apps using JFBConnect

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As we continue to make com_api the platform of choice to add REST API support to Joomla, we added an interesting feature that makes it very easy to add Social Login to Mobile Apps based on Joomla.

JFBConnect from SourceCoast is one of the easiest to use social login tools. When a recent project called for a seamless social login across web and mobile we had to enhance com_api to natively allow JFBConnect as one of the ways to perform the login.

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Email Beautifier v2.1.1 maintenance release

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We have released Email Beautifier v2.1.1 which contains fixes for the bugs reported by some of our subscribers. Please check the changelog given below.

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Joomla User Group-London Meetup with the Techjoomla team

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This month’s Joomla User Group-London Meetup will be held on 21 May 2019 at the London South Bank University. Ashwin and Parth - Co-Founders of Techjoomla will be speaking at this event about  "Joomla Backends and JS Frontends".

If you are in London, do plan to attend the session and learn how you can leverage Joomla as a Backend to provide APIs and create abstracted JavaScript frontends with Angular.  As frontends move towards JavaScript we expect more and more projects to take this approach going forward.

They will also discuss how the Techjoomla extensions are used in a wide variety of domains like crowdfunding, e-learning, advertising, and ticketing.

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SocialAds 3.1.15 is released

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We have released yet another update for our Joomla advertising solution. We are happy to release SocialAds 3.1.15 which is primarily a bug fix release along with some security fixes.

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Read on for the detailed changelog.

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TJ Queue - A message queue for Joomla

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As we go on in our pursuit to use Joomla in never-seen-before use cases a few interesting problems came forth.

  • A web-hooks implementation: Similar to how plugins can declare triggers they want to listen to, webhooks allow external applications to register URLs that can receive a JSON payload when an action happens in an application. Since there could be multiple webhooks, each webhook call is queued as a message and happens asynchronously.
  • In Shika: Recalculating user progress in the background. When a new lesson is added to a course, Shika recalculates each enrolled user’s progress to take into account the newly added lesson. When there are a lot of lessons and a large number of users enrolled in the course, this recalculation cannot happen in real time. In this case, a recalculation job does this in the background once the lesson is saved.
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Joomla REST API v2.4 released with User Impersonation Support

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In the past few months, we have made lots of 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.

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SocialAds v3.1.14 maintenance release

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The latest version of our Joomla advertising solution, SocialAds is now available and all our customers are requested to immediately upgrade to the new version. We have fixed plenty of bugs in SocialAds v3.1.14.

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Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for the detailed changelog.

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Headless Joomla using Angular and Algolia

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We had been working with our customer Osians, to build a knowledge base site for the years of archival work they had been doing documenting over 200 years of contemporary Indian culture. The catalog currently boasts of over 125,000 records documented with details.

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JoomlaDay Florida is going to take place from 22nd-24th February 2019 in Tampa, Florida

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The fourth annual JoomlaDay Florida will take place from 22nd-24th February 2019 in Tampa, Florida at the Hillsborough Community College, YBor City Campus. JoomlaDay Florida is currently the largest attended Joomla Day in the United States. The who’s who of the Joomla community is going to be an integral part of the event. Even the Wordpress community is going to be a part of the event this year.

This is a perfect platform that brings together web designers, developers, and marketers from across the globe. JoomlaDay Florida is an event for all Joomlers that are interested or involved in web design, development, and digital marketing. This event is a great chance to meet Joomla experts who can share their knowledge and expertise. It is a perfect place to make new friends and meet people of diverse culture. Besides this, one will be acquainted with the happenings in the Joomla world. Learn how the upcoming Joomla 4 will impact businesses and the Joomla community. Whether you are a novice or a professional, you will get trained by the very best Joomlers with workshops on design, Joomla applications, Joomla administration, and security.

Like many other Joomla days, JoomlaDay Florida is a great opportunity to get recognition for your Joomla knowledge. Open Source Matters will be holding Joomla Certification testing at this year's JoomlaDay Florida.

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Quick2Cart 2.9.15 is released with text editor support for store description and bug fixes

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A new update for our super flexible multi-vendor shopping cart for Joomla is out. We are happy to release Quick2Cart 2.9.15 which primarily adds text editor support for store description and fixes few bugs reported by some of our subscribers.

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Read on for the feature improvement and the detailed changelog.

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JooStock-Second Joomla Unconference to be held in the Netherlands

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Last year we had blogged about the The first Joomla unconference held in the Netherlands at Eindhoven on the 7th and 8th October, 2017. This year, the unconference is back in the Netherlands albeit in a different location. The second Joomla unconference will take place on 24 November, 2018 at the Seats2meet conference center in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

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People Suggest v1.4.8 released with action log and privacy plugins

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We are happy to release People Suggest 1.4.8 which primarily adds support for Joomla 3.9.x privacy tools suite. This release introduces two new plugins: action log plugin and privacy plugin for People Suggest.

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Read on for details related to the plugins and for the detailed changelog.

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Invitex 3.0.10 released with action log and privacy plugins

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We are happy to release Invitex 3.0.10 which primarily adds support for Joomla 3.9.x privacy tools suite. This release introduces two new plugins: action log plugin and privacy plugin for Invitex.

Read on for details related to the plugins and for the detailed changelog.

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JMailAlerts 2.6.1 released with action log and privacy log plugins

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Our automated periodic Email Alerts system gets a new update. We are happy to release JMailAlerts 2.6.1 which primarily adds support for Joomla 3.9.x privacy tools suite.

This release introduces two new plugins: actionlog plugin and privacy plugin for JMailAlerts.

Read on for details related to the plugins and for the detailed changelog.

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CORS Support comes to com_api in v2.3

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We recently built a Angular 5 application that used Joomla as a backend service. The angular service was deployed on a primary domain, and Joomla was set up at a subdomain. The result, we now have CORS support. YAY!

We have now released com_api v2.3 that adds support for CORS. There are also a few other minor improvements, read on for more details.

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PDF Embed v2.1.8 is released

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We are happy to announce availability of PDF Embed v2.1.8. PDF Embed is one of our most popular and free extension with ~1.4 lacs of downloads and counting. This release addresses a bug seen on PHP 7.x versions, it also has improvements for installation script. At the time of release, this version is compatible with the latest version of Joomla (3.8.13). Read on for the upgrade instructions and complete changelog.

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Let’s vote for Joomla as best free CMS at the CMS critic awards

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It's that time of the year again when you vote for your favorite CMS at the CMS Critic Awards! A regular at the awards, Joomla has once again made it and is nominated under the "Best Free CMS" category. Joomla has been voted as best free CMS at the CMS critic awards for the past 3 years. Let’s show our love and make Joomla a winner again this year!

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JMailAlerts v2.6.0 is released

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Hello Joomlers!
 
We are happy to announce the availability of new JMailAlerts v2.6.0. JMailAlerts is one of our most popular and FREE extension with 20K downloads and counting.

This release mainly addresses logging in JMailAlerts. Now, the logs are written into where Joomla logs path is configured. Also, email ids in the logs can be masked, giving you more control over sensitive information not being logged into log file. This is not all of it, we have also added an option to specify max log file size for log file. After reaching this size, log file will be rotated. 

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Joomla Camp Chicago is going to take place on 22 September 2018 in Chicago

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Almost every month, a Joomla event take place somewhere in the world. While the ‘Joomla Day’ events usually have speakers who conduct the sessions, a Joomla Camp event totally differs from the Joomla day events. This is what makes Joomla Camp interesting. Joomla Camp is a completely hands-on event where anyone can learn how to use Joomla.

Joomla Camp Chicago takes place on 22 September 2018 in Chicago at the DePaul Club. Participants are free to choose a topic of their interest. The workshops that are to be conducted are then determined accordingly. Participants would be divided into small groups and every group would have a mentor to lead the team and provide instructions for the workshop.

Joomla Camp Chicago is a great opportunity to enhance your Joomla knowledge with the guidance of mentors who have been associated with Joomla for several years.

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13 years ago a CMS was Born. Today it powers an entire industry. Happy Birthday Joomla !

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13 years ago on this day, the core Mambo development team in a letter to the community announced its intention to fork away from the Mambo project. This letter was the seed that led to Joomla becoming a reality. However the name Joomla was not announced till the 1st of September 2005. It was a time of change. Head to these early posts on the Joomla forums to be transported back to 2005 ! So there could be some controversy on when is Joomla's birthday really ? 17th August or 1st September ? I'll let you decide :)

Since 2005 Joomla has come a long way. Today it powers an entire Industry and provides thousands of jobs to people world wide. It has truly been a change maker on a massive scale. 

Personally for us, it has been central to our growth and strategy over the years. When Joomla was born, I was still in college using Mambo for some Non profit work with my partner Ashwin. When we started our first company in 2006 Joomla ! Was our CMS of choice. Joomla literally has been central to our story since the very inception and it remains one of our core offerings to this date. We had published Our Joomla Story back in 2010 when Joomla completed 5 years. 

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