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Canva v1.1 adds support 30+ new design types

Canva v1.1 adds support 30+ new design types
Canva plugin for Joomla gets a new update. This new version introduces two new cool things - support for new design types from canva.com and Joomla Update Notification support. It also includes fixes for some bugs we found. Let’s see which Canva designs this update has got! Social Media Posts Twitter Post, Social Media Graphic, Instagram Post, Tumb...
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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Joe Sonne

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Joe Sonne
Here is our first Interview in the The Joomla Speak series with Joe Sonne. Let’s get to know him a bit before we start. Joe had a successful career in the graphic arts and multimedia industry before moving into management with a national charitable organization. He got involved with Joomla! in 2005, and in 2009 started his own marketing company. Th...
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Quick2Cart 2.4 with Bootstrap 3 and more!

Quick2Cart 2.4 with Bootstrap 3 and more!
We’re pleased to announce the much awaited Bootstrap 3 support for Quick2Cart with v2.4. This is how some of the views look with Bootstrap 3.     Previous Next   Backwards compatibility for Bootstrap 2.x Quick2Cart will be set to Bootstrap 3 by default after the installation. If you want to use it with conventional Bootstrap 2.x...
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JMailAlerts Plugins Split and v2.5.5 Availability for Paid Plugins!

JMailAlerts Plugins Split and v2.5.5 Availability for Paid Plugins!
On popular demand, we have decided to make JMailAlerts plugins available for individual purchase. Why the Split? For instance if someone is using JomSocial/ EasySocial/ CB he had to purchase all the unnecessary plugins since they were all in the same subscription package. Again same thing while downloading. It was bit harder to find the particular ...
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The Joomla Speak!

The Joomla Speak!
We all are aware that Joomla has turned 10 this year. It has been a long journey full of innovation, rough patches, excitement and progress. Over the years,  Joomla has grown bolder, prettier and smarter; winning hearts and awards. To celebrate this year and make it more exciting we are conducting a series of interviews and will publish them o...
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#hashtags in #Joomla

#hashtags in #Joomla
Like all communities #joomla has its favourite hashtags that you around the twitterverse (Yes thats an actual word !). There are many that keep coming and going but there are some that have become part of the cultural fabric of the community. #joomla I obviously have to start with this hashtag that's used to tweet anything and everything ...
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JTicketing 1.7 Alpha out now!

JTicketing 1.7 Alpha out now!
JTicketing! An event booking system for Joomla is getting a new major release with some exciting features. We are getting a early Alpha out to you guys so that you can provide us a fresh perspective and report bugs if any.  What do we have in here? Email Reminders and SMS reminders to Attendees Email Reminder Also now you have different t...
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Email Beautifier 1.6.3 with add or override template facility and Joomla Live Updates support

Email Beautifier 1.6.3 with add or override template facility and Joomla Live Updates support
We have released Email Beautifier version 1.6.3. In this version we have added Joomla Updates to notify users about new versions and Live Updates support to let users receive and install updates right inside your Joomla.
And most important feature -now, admin can override the existing template or easily add new template.

Talking more about Email Beautifier,  If you are looking for something fresh and new for your Joomla Emails which makes your emails alive! The search ends here, Email Beautifier makes sure that all emails going from your Joomla site are wrapped in an awesome template! Email Beautifier also ensures all emails going out of your Joomla site have an uniform and consistent look and feel. You can read more about it here.

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How to get ‘btn-group’ buttons in plain html?

How to get ‘btn-group’ buttons in plain html?
We all know how to get those nice colored buttons for Radio form field type, its by adding class="btn-group” in the xml argument for that field. There can be an exception to this, if you are not able to have a form field in your view? And you still crave for those nice colored buttons? Here is how you can have those buttons with some plain HTML, CS...
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How to create widgets for your Shika user dashboard?

How to create widgets for your Shika user dashboard?
In the process of making Shika's user dashboard more user friendly we have made some major changes by adding new widgets to the dashboard. With this you can now build your own widgets and give your users the freedom to choose which widgets he/ she wants to be shown on the dashboard. We have created a new table #__tjlms_dashboard which contains...
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JBolo v3.3 Development Update!

JBolo v3.3 Development Update!
Hey all, A lot of JBolo users asked for a Skype like one page view form where users can access all chat conversations. So here we are with an update regarding JBolo development. Here is a snapshot of how one page chat-conversations view will look like in JBolo v3.3.   With this view users will be able to access all their chats, group chat...
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Passing filter values via the url to Joomla Admin List Views

Passing filter values via the url to Joomla Admin List Views
We have already seen how you can introduce filters to list views in the Joomla admin & collate them under the Search tools menu previously in our Blog  last year.  The Search tools filters are extremely useful to admins especially if your extension manages a lot of data. As a usability feature, Joomla retains the s...
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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...
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Ways to delete documents in Solr!

Ways to delete documents in Solr!

Solr is a open source standalone enterprise search server. It comes with great features like full-text search, auto suggest, faceted search, database integration and many more. To know more you can visit http://lucene.apache.org/solr/.

Solr extension is a light-weight, very fast and feature-rich library which allows to communicate with the Apache Solr Server in PHP. To know more solr-php methods visit http://php.net/manual/en/book.solr.php

We have been using Apache Solr in one of our service project. The project is a website which is basically collection of artefacts, posters and other memorabilia from across the globe, importantly India. It currently has about 75,000 objects in our database. In addition, there are roughly 100,000 items in ‘masterlists’. Within the masterlists we have the list of people, films etc, which are the related data for the objects.

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Shika Beta 12 gets you a surprise!

Shika Beta 12 gets you a surprise!

We are regularly rolling out updated Beta versions of Shika as promised. In previous blogs you might have noticed that we’ve said that the feature list for version 1.0 has been finalized and we will not be adding any new features till 1.1.

However, we have made an exception and added some tempting features!

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