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Quick2Cart Promotion Rules. Coming Soon!

Quick2Cart Promotion Rules. Coming Soon!

We’re happy to announce that, soon we will be introducing the “promotion rule” for the store owners using Quick2Cart. We’re doing little different this time by approaching our subscribers early to get a feedback for a feature which is being developed in the interest of people using Quick2Cart. This feedback from you will help us to develop the feature in a way you really want it to be. We’re looking forward to getting your feedback.

Here is how we are trying to implement this feature:

With promotions rule you will be able to create

  1. Discount on product bundle e.g Buy MP3 Player with Audio Speakers and Get 5% discount

  2. Discount on purchase of specific units from category e.g Buy 2 pair of shoes and get 3% discount

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Is your site an ad magnet? If not make it one.

Is your site an ad magnet? If not make it one.

Advertising has been one of the first and still is one of the most effective means of monetizing web properties. But some websites have always done it much better than others.

What is it that makes some websites irresistible to advertise on while some fail miserably? The way to success is probably the most open secret on the internet today.

Its all about pleasing your users - your target audience.

User is KING!

Happy and satisfied users will keep coming back to your site resulting in a sustained and increasing rate of traffic for your site. You need to figure out what is it that makes your users tick. Get your users and the rest will follow.

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Empowering advertisers is a great way to sell advertising

Empowering advertisers is a great way to sell advertising

One of the great advantages of Internet advertising as against physical traditional advertising is that it gives advertisers more easily measurable ROI as well as more control on their campaigns. This allow advertisers to react faster to metrics and continuously improve their ROI.

One of the key aspects of the vision behind creating Socialads was empowering Advertisers and this has been consistently implemented via various features of Socialads. Giving advertisers control and transparent access to performance metrics helps you gain their trust and build the base for a long and lasting relationship.

With a tool that lets you do this on one side and a great strategy to attract and engage your users on the other, you should be on the right path to earn your due from your web properties. Lets see how SocialAds can empower your advertisers.

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Catalyze your Ad revenues from SocialAds with Email Beautifier!

Catalyze your Ad revenues from SocialAds with Email Beautifier!

Not happy with the ad revenues you are getting? Advertising on websites is not enough? Try something new to expand your reach and your advertising real estate. Emails have always been effective to convey your message to the masses.

Why not advertise via emails? SocialAds has a fantastic feature which not many of its users are aware of i.e ADS in Email.

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Extend your Zoo's functionality using some awesome applications!

Extend your Zoo's functionality using some awesome applications!

Joomla - CMS

AS we already know Joomla is one of the most widely used content management system. We can easily manage the content of the site using Joomla's Article manager, ACL etc features.

Content management extensions

Third party extensions makes Joomla even more powerful. There are many widely used extensions like K2, Zoo, etc. These makes the content management very easy. In this list Yootheme's Zoo extension stands at the top of the list. Zoo helps you to handle the content related to movies, applications, downloads data in very efficient way.

Zoo limitations

Few cases Zoo lacks the much needed features like Zoo Export/Import feature doesn't allow you to import large CSV files.

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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” parameter to default layout of a view named 'products'. For menu item, you have to create add default.xml for this layout and have to add parameter entry as given below.

a. Add a xml file at location

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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_size, the $_POST and $_FILES superglobals are emptied. Now, if post size validation is not added, it becomes very difficult for the end user as well as developer to track what exactly the issue is.

Using the code given below for 'post_max_size' and 'memory_limit' validation we can display the warning if post data is greater than ‘post_max_size’ or if the 'memory_limit' is exceeded in the same way as ‘com_media’ in Joomla does.

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jQuery Basics - Getting Values of Form Inputs Using jQuery

jQuery Basics - Getting Values of Form Inputs Using jQuery

As a web developer how many times we need to get values entered into text-boxes, text-areas or we need to get selected option from a dropdown select list or from radio buttons. As a novice programmer we all struggle with this situation several times.

In this post we are quickly going to cover how to deal with getting entered or selected values from all types of form fields including inputs, textarea & selects.

Below is sample code that shows a form with all types of form fields for input, textarea, selects, radios, checkboxes. And as you type or select options for those fields, selected options or entered text is shown.
To get values we will be using jquery.

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Shipping, Taxation, multivendor CCK, native EasySocial App and more with Quick2cart 2.2

Shipping, Taxation, multivendor CCK, native EasySocial App and more with Quick2cart 2.2

When we started planning Quick2Cart 2.2, we admittedly bit of more than what we could chew so to say from a timeline perspective. This release has lots and lots of features and not many of them small. This led to lot of delays on our end. We are extremely sorry about this but we cannot release something we believe is not complete and hence the delay. However, I hope you will all agree that it was all worth the wait !

Quick2cart v2.2 takes Joomla Ecommerce to new highs with major improvements in User experience and some really awesome features. Multi Vendor Shipping and taxation, CCK Multivendor support, tight EasySocial Integration are just the tip of the feature iceberg we have in this release ! Read on for the full Scoop !!

Shipping and Taxation Reloaded

Shipping and taxation was a major point of this release. It was important that it be done in a way that can be flexible and scalable to a variety of situations. The basis of shipping and taxation is based on Geographical Zones.

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Make the Joomla Modal Popup Responsive

Make the Joomla Modal Popup Responsive

Today, its critical that your site is mobile friendly. More and more people are accessing the web via their mobile devices. The Joomla native Joomla modal popup is not responsive by default. Here’s how you can make it responsive.

 The Code to make it happen !

1. Import following library at the start of the page. Please make sure you embed this code in php start and end  tags.

JHTML::_('behavior.modal', 'a.modal');

 This simply ensures that the modal.js script and the modal.css style sheets are loaded, plus the mootools javascript framework which the script requires, and initialises the modal window. Note that from Joomla 3.3x onwards using JQuery might be a better idea. 

 

2. Add following function in javascript

$(document).ready(function() {	var width = $(window).width();	var height = $(window).height();	//ID of container	$('a#modal_info').attr('rel','{handler: "iframe", size: {x: '+(width-(width*0.10))+', y: '+(height-(height*0.10))+'}}');});

If we give modal size directly in html then it will not make modal popup responsive. So for that we have used javascript to give size to the modal.

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What's a bad Blog post and why not to write one..

What's a bad Blog post and why not to write one..

Blogs are the one of the biggest and fastest growing medium of publishing on web..
Blogs have brought in a personal publishing revolution …
Blogs this Blogs that.. Blah Blah Blah !!!

You will find similar lines all over the web glorifying blogging. And actually all of them are very much true. Blogging has changed mass media in a big way and is still doing so now.

Blogging was one of the earliest manifestations of Individual freedom of expression on the Internet and one that has had a big impact on life outside the Internet as well.

The low entry barrier to blogging however also often leads to generation of a mass of low quality content on the web, the authenticity of which can be doubtful. With the growing importance of blogs in online marketing and the stress given on ‘Content Strategy’ and ‘Content Marketing’, recently there has been a huge infusion of content on the web.

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Integrating JBolo with other Social-Community extensions or Joomla User Management systems

Integrating JBolo with other Social-Community extensions or Joomla User Management systems

JBolo is one of the most popular Chat systems for Joomla & many popular Social networking platforms like JomSocial, EasySocial, Community builder to name a few. However besides these systems there are many extensions available that extend the Joomla User management to add features like extra fields, profiles, avatars etc. 

This blog is targeted at extension developers who want to add JBolo support for their specific profile extension. We are writing this integration guide for Jbolo so that you can easily integrate it with the community extension you build.

You can easily integrate Jbolo by modifying two files -

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Shika - an awesome new LMS extension for Joomla enters Labs

Shika - an awesome new LMS extension for Joomla enters Labs

Update 

This first stable version of Shika LMS for Joomla was released in April 2016. You can find out more about the product and its features here . 

Shika in Marathi means 'to learn'. Like with many ideas, this idea started out of frustration of the lack of good LMS systems for Joomla. Sure there are a few but we saw a dire need of something different with a fresh approach.

Shika is a Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla. Its been in development now for more than a year & is in production use at some of our clients. We are now beginning the process to generalize the development as a plug & play product for Joomla based eLearning.

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Maximizing your Advertising Real Estate with SocialAds 3.0

Maximizing your Advertising Real Estate with SocialAds 3.0

Socialads 3.0 is here to start another revolution in Joomla Advertising. With SocialAds we have always tried to push the boundaries of Joomla Advertising. This release is no different.

Our kick off meeting set a clear vision for our team for the SocialAds 3.0 release.

Maximizing Advertising Real Estate , Enhanced User Experience & Unmatched performance.

This & the immense feedback we have received from the community went into the recipe of what was to become a pretty power packed release for us. We hope you will agree that we have done this vision justice in this release !

Multi Site Ad Delivery, Ad Rotation, A brand new integrated Ad creation & checkout wizard, Tight EasySocial Integration, are just a few of the awesome features in this release .  Read on for the full blog post for complete details of this release !

The release is available with immediate effect to all existing subscribers.

Not Using SocialAds Yet ? 

If you are not using SocialAds on your site yet, we invite you to start today !  We are specially extending our ‘No Questions Asked Money back policy’ to 30 days for everyone who buys SocialAds in the next 15 days. This is one extension you can’t afford not to have on your site if you offer any kind of advertising. So take this chance & make the switch now !

Buy Now

Checkout our Demos & Screenshots

Joomla Demo JomSocial Demo EasySocial Demo Screenshots

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Secrets to Designing Invites that work ! - Invitex Subscriber Education Series

Design Awesome Invitations - that users can't help but click !

In this edition of the Subscriber Connect - Subscriber Education series, we shall spill the beans on the secrets of making irresistible invitations. So Awesome that users cant help click !!

Invite Design, Content & Subject lines play a critical role in the success of your Invitation system !

Invitations are the first look clients get of your website. How your invite is designed and what it contains plays a vital role in whether a user signs up to your site or not. Make an awesome first impression with an Invitex Invite !
Design Beautiful Invitations
Use your brand colors, design a nice header graphic. Impress your prospective user..

Content Matters
Be brief. Hardly anyone reads long emails and Invites even less. Say your stuff in a few words. Add a screen shot or picture that will make an impact.

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Promoting Advertising on your Site with Coupons & Email Campaings

Hello *|FNAME|*  !

Techjoomla is committed to help your get the maximum out of our products. In case of SocialAds, it literally means helping you earn the most you can from your website !

Today I got an email promotion from LinkedIn, inviting me a 50$ coupon to advertise there. A Pretty impressive email it was too, it got me converted :)
I thought i'd share the same with you. Did you know that you do can also do Promotions like this on your site if you are using SocialAds ?


Linkedn Email


If you havent Kick Started with Advertising on your site yet OR its not rolling in as much Cash as it potentially could, probably its a good idea to get a Campaign of your own started ?
Worry not ! We have got it all figured out for you ! Head over to our blog to learn how to make the most awesome promotion coupons. Plus we have an awesome campaign email sample ready for you to pick up & start using too :) . What are you waiting for ? Send that Campaign today !

Read on for the Full Blog " Promoting Advertising on your Site with Coupons & Email Campaings" Now !

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JMailAlerts 2.4.4.beta.1 Released. Feedback & test reports requested

Its time for a Subscriber Connect for J!MailAlerts, our most popular Free extension. We believe that the success of our products is highly dependant on building on ideas that help you solve your problems. In order to improve our communication with you & have an active ear for your needs, feedback & inputs we are starting a Newsletter + Blog series to get your direct inputs for all our Products. Its called Subscriber Connect !

The current release is ready.. Already in Beta. But we are taking this opportunity to open up a communication channel with you ! We would like you to use the comments section to report any issus you find in this release & also tell us what you would like to see in future releases.

Points to be noted

- This beta release may differ from the stable product.
- Please do not install it on your live site.
- You are advised to use & test this on development sites.

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