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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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Maintenance updates for JGive, Quick2Cart, and JTicketing

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We are happy to announce the release of Quick2Cart 2.9.13, JTicketing 2.2.5 and JGive 2.1.9. These releases mainly address an important security issue we found in our internal audits. Besides this, each extension ships with a few bug fixes.

All the releases are compatible with the most recent version of Joomla, Joomla 3.8.11.

Buy JGive    Buy Quick2Cart    Buy JTicketing

Read on for the detailed changelog for all the extensions.

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Some JavaScript code snippets in Joomla worth keeping in your stash

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In this blog, I will be explaining some JavaScript snippets which are very useful while developing extensions in Joomla. Let’s start one by one.

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Joomla Day Brazil is going to take place from 10 August 2018 to 12 August 2018 in São Paulo

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Joomla Day Brazil will take place from 10 August 2018 to 12 August 2018 in São Paulo at the Eniac College in Guarulhos, Brazil. Guarulhos is the main financial, corporate and commercial center of South America. Joomla Day Brazil will host the first ever Joomla Certification in the Americas. This is going to be one of the biggest Joomla events that provide a great platform for knowledge sharing for developers, entrepreneurs, and technology students.

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JUG Wallonie - An opportunity to get Joomla certified

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Along with many Joomla related events like JWC and Joomla Days, Joomla User Groups (JUGs) and their meetings are an integral part of the Joomla world. Get ready for JUG Wallonie, the first ever JUG organized by a French-speaking Joomla team. The event is set to take place on 16th June 2018 at Rue Du Web (Mont-Saint-Guibert), Belgium. The organizers for this event are Marc Dechèvre and Christophe Avonture.

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Some great memories from J and Beyond 2018

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Have you ever been to a Joomla Event?  Till recently they came in 3 main flavors.

  1. The Joomla Days - which tend to be super local and get a good mix of integrators, developers and business people
  2. JandBeyond (JAB) - which is an EU event but attracts a global audience and focuses on content that’s not just Joomla but also beyond. JAB tends to be more developer focussed.
  3. Finally the Joomla World Conference - the first few editions of which happened in the US and since it has traveled the world and been to Mexico, India, Canada & Italy. This event was retired after the Rome edition in 2017 with funds being diverted by OSM to making more local events happen.

The Events Page on the Joomla Community site is the best place to stay on top of events happening worldwide. So if you have not been to an event yet, plan your outing today!

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Building Chatbots with Joomla

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Chatbots are a great new way to engage with clients. A chatbot allows for a more "conversational" style of interaction as opposed to the traditional "transactional" way of interacting with web applications. A well-designed conversation experience can keep users hooked and increase the time spent with your applications. In this blog, we write about how we used FlowXO to create a quizzing bot for Shika

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Joomla Day Texas is going to take place on 28th April 2018 in Houston, Texas

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Joomla Day Texas will take place on 28th April 2018 in Houston, Texas at the Norris Conference Center - Westchase. If you are completely new to the Joomla world, Rod Martin will guide you to build your business website from scratch. He has been associated with Joomla for more than 6 years and has authored plenty of tutorials at Joomla.org and OSTraining.com.  

In case you are an advanced Joomla user, the sessions will focus on more advanced technologies as well as emerging technologies that would be of interest to Joomlers attending the event. Joomla Day Texas is thus a great platform for both Joomla beginners and advanced users.

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PDF Embed 2.1.7 has been released along with compatibility with Joomla 3.8.7

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We are happy to release PDF Embed 2.1.7, which is a maintenance release. This version is compatible with the latest version of Joomla, Joomla 3.8.7. Read on for the Upgrade instructions and complete changelog.

Get PDF Embed Now!

If you are upgrading from an older version, go through the following instructions:

After upgrading the plugin, go to "upgrade sites" section in the administrator area and click on rebuild button after deleting the records that correspond to PDF Embed on the same page.

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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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Security release updates for JTicketing, JGive and Invitex plus bug fix release for JBolo

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We always aim to keep our customers’ sites free from any vulnerabilities, so our security team is continuously trying to make Techjoomla products safer. As a part of this, we recently discovered some issues with JGive, JTicketing and Invitex. An updated version for these 3 products is now available, and all our customers are requested to immediately upgrade to the newer versions.

Along with the security fixes, a few minor enhancements are included in some of the extensions. With these releases, we’re also making it easy for you to know if you’re using an old version. Additionally, we’re also making a bug-fix release for JBolo.

Read on for more information regarding the exciting renewal discount.

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JTicketing 1.9 is here with better URL routing and more !

JTicketing 1.9 is here with better URL routing and more !

While our team works on the big and beautiful JTicketing 2.0, we bring you an interim update in version 1.9 with PHP 7.1 compatibility, a better URL router as well as improvements in field based advanced filtering with TJ Fields integration.

Besides this we have fixed quite a few bug fixes and added a default Zoom value for the Google Map display on the event details view. Read on for the complete change log. 

JTicketing 2.0 will be a major release with a brand new UI & will be rewritten from scratch. Also note that JTicketing 2.0 will drop Bootstrap 2 support so prepare accordingly for the same !

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Techjoomla and Joomla Update Day!

Techjoomla and Joomla Update Day!

Learn how you can be a part of a new kind of an event. Update Day has something for everyone that uses Joomla! from newbies to professional developers. See for yourself…

Update Day is a 24 hour virtual event designed to help people update their Joomla! website(s) with free assistance from leading experts. The event is being held on November 28th. Participating organizations include: Perfect Dashboard, Extly, Arc Technology Group, and DJ-Extensions to name a few.

Techjoomla is thrilled to be a part of the very first Joomla Update Day. You can use the given coupon code to avail 20% off on Single Packages & Upto 50%* off on Bundles (Bundles are already discounted up to 30%)

                     COUPON CODE:TJJUD

Validity: 28th November, 2016

 Grab this Deal on Products!     Grab This Deal on Bundles!

 

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Shika 1.0.8 released

Shika 1.0.8 released

Shika 1.0.8 has been released with some critical bug fixes. We encourage updating as soon as possible. While the team gears up for the next Alpha release of 1.1 and move steadily towards a feature rich stable release, we are continuing to do minor releases of the 1.0 branch and ensure you get a rock stable version of Shilka. 

If you are not using the most ground breaking LMS in the Joomla space yet, get onboard now ! 

For the complete changelog, read on. 

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Shika 1.0.7 released

Shika 1.0.7 released

We are happy to announce the release of Shika 1.0.7. This is a maintenance release and fixes some bugs in the previous version. 

We suggest upgrading to the latest release. The release is available in the downloads area. Click on read more for the full changelog. 

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