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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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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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Shika Beta 11 Out Now!

Shika Beta 11 Out Now!

It has been really long since the Beta 10 release of Shika! As we all know that we are really close to the stable release which can happen anytime soon. Entire feature list has been finalized and this is the Beta 11 we are rolling out. You will be overwhelmed to see the number of Bug fixes (500+) done in Shika after Beta 10, especially if you ...

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Joomla Extension Devs ! Not using Joomla Update can cost you and your users !

Joomla Extension Devs ! Not using Joomla Update can cost you and your users !

 Not using the native Joomla Update mechanism could be a Major security issue as newer Joomla users are seen to be relying more and more on the active method to keep track of updates. Not having the latest version of extensions can be a major security issue as users might keep using old insecure versions without knowing that a new update has b...

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JTicketing 1.6 adds EasySocial events!

JTicketing 1.6 adds EasySocial events!

EasySocial and JTicketing subscribers, time to reJoice. JTicketing a premium event ticketing solution for Joomla is now seamlessly integrated with EasySocial with JTicketing 1.6

We bring you  EasySocial Events integration which means you can start selling tickets and get all the cool JTicketing features for EasySocial events too!

We introduce an awesome event Calendar view for JTicketing events which gives you a nice snapshot of what’s happening in the month and navigate events from a calendar perspective.

It doesn't end here. There’s quite a few more features in this release as well as bug fixes. Please read on and discover what all we have in store for you!

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Shika! Marching towards stability!

Shika! Marching towards stability!

Its not been a really long time after Beta 9 and we are already out with Shika Beta 10 for you. Our developers have made efforts to fix most of the issues assigned by our very own Early Adopters as well as some important issues which were needed to be fixed on priority, crossing 80+ bug fixes. :)  View the entire Change Log Since, Shika’s...

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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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Shika Beta 9 Out now!

Shika Beta 9 Out now!

It has been really long since the end of the year development update of Shika! As we all know that we are really close to the stable release which can happen anytime soon. Entire feature list has been finalized and this is the Beta 9 we are rolling out. We are keeping no stone unturned to get you a rock solid stable release. Our developers are goin...

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Our experiments with quality

Our experiments with quality

Last year was quite fruitful for us in terms of setting up several systems and processes to make sure our releases are more sharp and our code is much better. After several great suggestions and some oops! moments, we decided to pull up our socks and kicked off the slow but disciplined process of code review and infusing good quality into our products and projects. These are experiments and we are of course measuring what works best and will continue to tweak our quality process to further strengthen it

We've taken some great steps and implemented several automated checks which will reject bad code. We also thought of sharing them with everyone so everyone can benefit. Here's a list of things that are already implemented or are in the process of being implemented

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JTicketing v1.5.5 released with several bug fixes

JTicketing v1.5.5 released with several bug fixes

Hey All, We are pleased to announce the availability of JTicketing version 1.5.5 to active subscribers. This release addresses several critical bug fixes for bugs reported in previous version. Check the change log given below for more details. Change log: - Bugs Fixed: #35879 Installation screen :: Read document links redirects to page no...

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