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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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Joomla is more CMS than ever before!

Joomla is more CMS than ever before!
What Features Makes Joomla a Better CMS out of the box? Lets take a look at the features that make Joomla a better CMS out of the box. here we are mainly going to cover features which are important to Joomla as a Content Management System. There are quite a few other features that Joomla has besides this, but thats another blog! Out of the box resp...
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Shika Learning Reimagined Webinar!

Shika Learning Reimagined Webinar!
“Shika” the most awaited LMS for Joomla is very close to a public release and the excitement is growing. Many of the customers who have availed to be Shika Early Adopters have already been playing with it and giving some great feedback. A lot of you have asked for a closer look at what Shika is all about. So we have tied up with CloudAccess to brin...
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Invitex 2.9 is here with Easysocial Apps and Plenty more!

Invitex 2.9 is here with Easysocial Apps and Plenty more!

Whether you are building a simple Joomla website, a Social network or a powerful web application; driving traffic is critical for your success. Invitex is the most powerful Viral Invitations system for Joomla today and we have just made it even more awesome ! 

We are happy to announce that Invitex v2.9 is now available to all subscribers and it comes packed with features, lots of bug fixes and lots of UI improvements. Read on to see what all is new with Invitex !

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Adding a parameter to Joomla component's menu item is as easy as pie!

Adding a parameter to Joomla component's menu item is as easy as pie!
Hey Guys, In this blog we are going to see how to add a parameter to a Joomla component's menu item. This parameter can be used while referring view level in Joomla 2.5.x or 3.x.Following are the steps to achieve this. Step 1: You have to specify parameter / option in your_layout.xml file in your component.Lets say, you have to add “pageLimit” para...
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Canva plugin v1.0.1 for Joomla released

canvaforjoomla
Hey all, We have released a maintenance version for  'Canva plugin for Joomla'. This release addresses the javascript issue fix reported on our forums. Special thanks to our member "upsetter" for giving us patch for this on the forum. Changelog:- Bug fixes:Bug #33151 Javascript errors on 'Zoo' add item page^ Improvements:+ Minor changes in the plug...
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Adding validation in Joomla for post_max_size and memory_limit

Adding validation in Joomla for post_max_size and memory_limit
Hey Guys, In this blog we will see how to handle validation for ‘post_max_size’ and 'memory_limit' in Joomla for file uploads. Sometimes when dealing with file uploads in Joomla or in any PHP frameworks, form post size can exceed the max allowed ‘post_max_size’ (set in php.ini in your server configuration). If the size of post data exceeds post_max...
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