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Profile Import for CB & JomSocial with support for Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn released !

Profile Import for CB & JomSocial allows your users to update their profiles on your website from Social Networks of their choice with a single click. A great addon to save your users the trouble of updating their profiles & keeping them current. Working natively on both Joomla 1.5 & 1.7, this is a great addon to enhance your CB or JomS...

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Cyber Monday Sale till 30th Nov !

Its a week of offers & sales all over the world & we are happy to jump in with another awesome offer ! Use the code CYBER30 when you check out to get an awesome 30% Discount on your purchases. Buying yearly packages & power packs will add even more value to this deal ! We are going to release some awesome updates to all our extensions o...

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Black Friday & Thanksgiving Sale !

Black Friday Sale For one day only, Techjoomla is offering an awesome 35% Store wide discount on Black Friday (25th Nov). Use the Discount Code : BLACKFRIDAY to await this great offer . Thanksgiving Sale We shall be having a Regular Thanks Giving Sale immediately after this one. If you miss the Black Friday sale, you can still get a 20% Discount fr...

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Invitex 2.3 brings Facebook, Orkut Invitations & more !

InvitexFacebook pulled a fast one on us a few months back by changing its API & removing messaging support. This meant that we had to re factor a lot of the way Invitex works so that we could get it to work with the Facebook API.
Finally after a long wait, Invitex 2.3 is here with the native API plugin for Facebopok & Much more !  Besides these major features, a number of code improvements & bug fixes are included in this release.

Existing Subscribers can download from the My Subscriptions menu. If you are not Using this awesome Viral Invitations system yet, Get it now !

New Features in Invitex 2.3

alt   Invite Facebook Friends
The Native API plugin for Facebook allows users to invite their Facebook friends to your site
alt   Invite Orkut Friends
Native API plugin for Orkut to allow users to invite friends from Orkut to your site.
  Referral Link Invitations
Invite Friends using a user specific link & track who joins because of you ! Read More about this feature here.
alt   JomSocial tool Bar Display
If you are using Invitex with JomSocial, then now with this option you can show the JomSocial Menu ( Toolbar) on the Invitex pages as well so that the end user feels that he is within JomSocial.


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JomSocial 2.4 is here & our extensions work with it already !

jomsocialJomSocial 2.4 was released recently & it comes with a slew of new features to empower your Joomla Social network.We have been working closely with the JomSocial team to ensure that all of our products work well with this new release.

How does the update affect Techjoomla Products ?

We have completed the testing of our products & are happy to report that all major extensions work flawlessly with JomSocial 2.4.So the good news is that you can upgrade without any issues..  In fact this release adds a bug fix which removes the need to hack the core JomSocial files for Integration with our Broadcast extension. All our Major extensions - SocialAds , Invitex, J!Bolo, Broadcast, J!MailAlerts & all JomSocial related plugins , Email Beautifier , People you may know, Network Suggest , Mutual Friends are fully compatible with the 2.4 release. Just make sure you download the latest versions of each.

JS Features & J!PHPlist are the extensions that are still waiting for an update for Joomla 1.7 & JomSocial 2.4. Of these the update for Featured shall be out by this month end.

Read to for whats new in JomSocial 2.4 & an awesome offer from JomSocial to get a mind blowing 25% off on your purchase !

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J!Bolo 2.9.4 with IMaqma HelpDesk integration as Live Chat!

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of JBolo 2.9.4 with a great new feature that allows customers of IMaqma Helpdesk to add live chat capabilities to their Support system with JBolo. JBolo integrates tightly with IMaqma & provides the following features : Ability for Support Users to Initiate a chat with Clients from a individ...

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Bug Fix releases for Invitex, SocialAds, Broadcast, J!MailAlerts & Happy Diwali !

Greetings & a Very Happy Diwali to you & your Family !
Diwali, the festival of lights & one of the most important festivals in India is upon us. Please note that our offices shall be closed from 24th to 30th October as our staff leave to celebrate with their families. Support shall also be closed during this period . In order to make it easy for you take care of any issues you might have in this period & cause minimum inconvinience to you if any at all, we have setup some Self Help resources for you.

The use of these has been explained below.

1. Read up on the Documentation
All the Documentation has been updated to the latest versions. So make sure you configure the extensions accordingly.

2. Read the FAQs & How to Debug Documents where available
FAQs contain the most commonly asked questions, most common issues & their resolutions.
The "How to Debug" Documents where applicable detailed instructions on how to find the cause & solution to your problems. In some cases, this content might be part of the normal FAQs only. In case of API plugins for Invitex & Broascast, make sure you read the specific documentation about them if you have issues.

3. Make sure you are using the latest versions !
We have released bug fix versions for SocialAds, Broadcast , Invitex & J!MailAlerts to solve some small bugs that were reported since the last release. Make sure you are using the latest versions.

We shall be back on the 31st of October ! Thank you for Understanding .
DIWALI10 : 10% off on all our extensions this Diwali !

We have bug fix releases for Broadcast, SocialAds,Invitex & J!MailAlerts released.

Broadcast 1.0.2

Features Added & Bugs Fixed

  • Added selection of API in the backend  view.
  • Major fixes
  • Module not seen in Joomla 1.7
  • UTF8 language support
  • Incorrect token feteched when the cron job runs

SocialAds 2.6.1


Features Added & Bugs Fixed

  • User data not fetched  when user logged into the site.
  • JavaScript braks if langauge string contains apostrophe.
  • Charts display distorted in IE 8
  • optgroup issue for Joomla 1.7 fixed
  • And a few minor bug fixes done, check the change log

Invitex 2.2.2


Features Added & Bugs Fixed

  • Front page layout is breking in some cases..
  • Template breaks when contacts are imported using APIs..

J!MailAlerts 2.4.2 Stable version with Alert Types Support


Features Added & Bugs Fixed

  • Alert Types now stable. Know more about Alert types here.
  • Bug #8708 Plugin CSS skipped in some cases
  • Bug #8707 Warning shown after creating a new alert type when no plugins are installed.
  • Bug #8500 J!MailAlerts User - Registration plugin not working in some cases throwing 500 error
  • Bug #8118 Can not edit/change plugin name shown in frontend in joomla 1.7 or greater

Note that all the plugins with version 2.4.1 will work with this version 2.4.2

Please read on for detailed changelogs.

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Broadcast for Joomla & JomSocial is here !

Social Relations

Hey Everyone ! Broadcast for Joomla & JomSocial is finally here ! Its been a really long wait & we have gone through multiple iterations in the development of this extension to get you a stable & extendible Social Integration platform.

Today no one can deny the role of the major Social networks like Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn as Promotion & interaction media.
If you are running a website, be it a small business website, a news portal or a Social network, you will know how the SlashDot Effect can help catapult your site to fame & fortune.

How Broadcast can help you Piggyback on the Masters.

Its an undeniable fact today, that the maximum time people spend online is on the big 3 Social Networtks. Broadcast will help you integrate your Joomla & JomSocial websites tightly into Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.

Read on to know more about Broadcast & how you can get your site Socialized with it

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Invitex 2.2 is here with native plugins for Hotmail,Gmail & Yahoo !

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Invitex 2.2 is here !

Invitex 2.2 is a ground breaking release as we introduce 3 new Native API plugins - Hotmail,Gmail & Yahoo. We have already had LinkedIn for a few months now.

Besides this we have added support forJ!MailAlerts Plugins - which means now you can add dynamic content like latest photos, videos, users etc into your Invite emails to promote your site to the people invited.

SocialAds support inside Invitex Emails is another awesome feature we have added to help you monetize your site even more !

New Features

  • Hotmail Native API Plugin
  • Yahoo Native API Plugin
  • Gmail Native API Plugin
  • LinkedIn Plugin rewrite
  • Ads in Email via SocialAds
  • J!MailAlerts Plugin Support in emails

New Pricing

Please note that prices for Invitex have been hiked to 45$ & 80$ respectively for the 6 Months & 12 month support Subscriptions. Users with Active subscriptions can download it rightaway !

 Read on For the full changelog

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RIP - 'Vanilla' Joomla Emails with Email Beautifier

How many of you have looked at the silly 'welcome email' and complained that it's so very un-cool? Gosh! I see so many hands up in the air! So here's an answer to all of that.. and more. With the Email Beautifier, making your Joomla emails look nicer is as simple as A-B-C. Email Beautifier catches all* emails going from your Joomla site, wraps an a...

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Facebook to send lesser Email. Joomla does that already with J!MailAlerts !

Today morning i woke up to see a rare 'Newsletterish" email from facebook.Facebook has finaly decided to do something about the huge amount of email that it clutters my inbox with. I am so afraid of this clutter that i refrain from commenting on Photos or wall posts since if that particular post gets popular, my inbox is sure to be flooded with ema...

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J!MailAlerts 2.4.2 Beta is here with Alert Types !

We are excited to announce the BETA release 2.4.2 for JMailAlerts. With this release we are introducing "Alert Types" in JMailAlerts(JMA). Now you can create different alert types with any number of plugins without being stuck with a single Email for all your Alerts. With Alert types, it means you chose what plugins go into each type, how frequentl...

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Search.. the way LinkedIn does

I think all of us admire the User Experience improvements all of the social networks are continuously doing. Facebook keeps pushing these tiny things and so does LinkedIn. One thing that LinkedIn has had probably from day 1 is the fantastic search. You can choose what to search - People/Companies/Jobs etc

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Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,Facebook coming as native API plugins to Invitex !

We have been hard at work at work on improving Invitex in many ways & whats most exciting for end users is the creation of Native API Plugins for Hotmail, Yahoo & Gmail. OpenInviter based curl contact imports have always been a bit pain & with major providers now stopping support for OpenInviter. So we started a couple of months back wi...

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First Graduates of our Google Plus Development Challenge ! Profile Imports & Activity Display

google plus logoAs part of our internal "Google+ Joomla" developer challenge to create Joomla Products using the new Google+ API in a full day coding session, we asked interested Devs to use the API & create new or improve our existing products. Here's what they came up with ..

Profile Imports for JomSocial

A while back we developed a Extension to allow users to Import their LinkedIn Profile to JomSocial (either as part of the Registration process or later via a button) . This hasnt been released yet.. But this was a nice starting point to extend the extension to support the Google+ API to allow you to import your Google+ profile into JomSocial.. Manoj took up this one & managed to get quite a bit of it done !  Read on for a walk through of how it works.. 

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