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J!MailAlerts & Intranets- Our own Case Study

The Problem

We were faced with the problem almost every company has.. That of making sure that information sharing across the organization is maximized in a bid to improve overall efficiency & educate our employees. To help do this, we started quickly put together a Company Intranet using some great extensions like Kunena, Docman, Phoca Gallery & of course Joomla content ( We Plan to upgrade this to Flexi Content later)

One of the Major issues, which you must have already guessed ... Was that the intranet was in place for over 6 Months.. but the activity was limited to a few individuals.. But even then no one else was looking at the posted info.. So effectively.. there was no information sharing .. file sharing.. Nothing.. Nada

After taking some offline sessions, we realized that though we were promoting the intranet heavily, there was no way for the people to know when new content was added..

J!MailAlerts on the Intranet

The Solution

Who would believe that the Solution had been staring at us, sitting  in our own Downloads Area at Techjoomla for months !..  So in came J!MailAlerts..

We set it up with plugins for Kunena, Phoca Gallery, Docman & Joomla content & also threw in a new custom made plugin called most active users which calculated most active users across the extensions we were using.

We are now using this on our Intranet for almost a month now & we love the results.. Read on to see actual usage statistics & see how an alert email looks when there is content available from all the plugins..

 

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Sneak Peek at JomSocial Group activities plugin for J!MailAlerts !

More new J!MailAlerts Plugins are coming ... Here's a Sneak Peak at one of the most wanted ones ! The preview only shows a few activities but the actual ones supports everything you can do in Groups - Users, Photos, Videos, Discussions, Wall Posts, Bulletins, Events ... All packaged in a snazzy looking output :) Comment away people.. The more comme...

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Baby SocialAds is 6 Months Old. See whats coming in SocialAds 2.0

This is one question that i have been needing to answer almost everyday.. So here is an update of where SocialAds development is at ..Well atleast these are the features that i could quickly take some screen shots of anyways ! Quick Look at SocialAds 2.0 1. Community Builder Integration Option I guess this is the biggest announcement yet.. Communit...

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Holiday offers from Techjoomla & other Joomla Partners

This Holiday Season we have partnered with a variety of partners to bring you the coolest offers from Around the Joomlasphere.. Make the best of the Deals this Holiday Season.. Techjoomla's Holiday Mega Discount Get a Mega 30% Discount on all our products till the 31st of December 2010 ! This is the best time to Buy or renew your expiring subscript...

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DocMan, EasyBlog & Mosets Tree Plugins for J!MailAlerts Released

More Alert Plugins for J!MailAlerts are here ! We have just released plugins for DocMan -the most popular document management system for Joomla, Mosets Tree - the Directory system that the JED runs on, & EasyBlog - An amazing blogging system for Joomla. With this set of releases , the plugin tally for J!MailAlerts has gone up to 17 with 7 free ...

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J!MailAlerts 2.0.2 Minor Update released

A Minor update to J!MailAlerts core extension has been released today.. We have added a new feature so that the Sync sets the date back to a Day/ Week / Month as per your default settings so that when you run the cron immediately after the sync, the component will find valid users to send emails to..  Another feature added in the earlier relea...

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J!MailAlerts 2.0.1 is here

J!MailAlertsWe have released J!MailAlerts 2.0.1 today. It comes with a shiny new interface as well as a huge number of bug fixes. All bugs reported to date have been solved. The new interface makes it easy for frontend users to chose what alerts they want & configure each alert to a level never known before !

Whats New ?

We have pushed in a couple of small but interesting features. One of them is "Respect Last Email Date" . This option in the configuration should be kept on if you want to ensure that emails are sent only if any of the plugins has new content to deliver for the user, however if you want mails to be sent out irrespective of whether the content is new or not, you can switch it off.

The next interesting thing is the verbose debug. We have added this specifically to prove the reliability of the extension & save on support issues & also to give you an insight on how it works. When the Cron runs, a debug is shown in the following manner. Its also logged to a log.txt file in the component admin.

[2010-12-08 16:55:37] : Start cron run
Looking for users...
Found them: 16 to process
Processing for Administrator (user id 62)
The applicable pulgins for user are jma_latest_docs_docman,jma_latestphoto_pg,jma_latest_posts_ku
2010-12-08 16:55:37 [email protected] 1<br>
Mail sent to Administrator (user id 62)
Processing for Tom (user id 82)
The applicable pulgins for user are jma_latest_docs_docman,jma_latestphoto_pg,jma_latest_posts_ku
2010-12-08 16:55:42 [email protected] 1<br>
Failed to send Email. No New content found

Our own Use case

A copy of this version has been running on our intranet for the past week or so & its achieved the impossible of getting people to logon & share what new things they have been working on. With a few spicy plugins of our own like the Docman Latest Documents Plugin, Most active User Plugin ( these have not been publicly released yet) , our Intranet is really becoming a nice hub of activity. We hope you achieve the same success with your sites !

Please read on for the full change log & upgrade instructions.

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JomSocial Network Suggest 1.8 is out !

We are pleased to announce the availability of JomSocial Network Suggest version 1.8 with some nifty new features ! Network Suggest 1.8 Now supports Native JomSocial Profile types as well ! So if you are on JomSocial 2.0 & are using the Profile types feature, you have to have it ! Plus now it supports showing what fields are matching in a nice ...

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Sneak Preview at Invitex 2.0

Its been a long time since we did a release of Invitex. We have been hard at work and as of today more than 45 major & minor issues being solved & more than 10 new features, this promises to be a release you all will love ! Since a lot of our users have been asking us about whats coming, we are blogging about this release today. Also note t...

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J!MailAlerts 2.0 is out with user configurable plugins, & much more !

After a long wait & a lot of user feedback, we are very pleased to announce the release of J!MailAlerts 2.0 ! This is one power packed release that will lay the path for many more exciting possibilities ! The release comes with many amazing features like :

  • User Configurable Plugins
  • Customizable Plugin Views
  • Emogrifier Integration
  • Support for Daily Alerts

For details of these features, click on read more .

We have also released a 2 new free plugins. These are :

  • SOBI2 Listings Plugin
  • K2 Content Plugin

Also there are updates to all old plugins to fix some bugs & add features. See All free plugins here.

The JomSocial Plugin Pack for J!MailAlerts now has 2 new plugins too ! Buy the Plugin pack today !

  • JomSocial Events Plugins for J!MailAlerts
  • JomSocial Pending connections for J!MailAlerts

Subscribers with Active support subscriptions can download it immediately. Note that you must upgrade the component to 2.0 before upgrading the plugins. Please read on for full details of features, change log & upgrade instructions.

Note : The Core J!MailAlerts extension is free &  Free Support for this extension is available via community Forums. If you need Fast & professional support, Please consider buying a Support Subscription here.

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November 2010

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JomSocial Network Suggest now has output randomisation & JSPT support !

JomSocial Network SuggestionsWe are pleased to Launch JomSocial Suggest V 1.7 which comes with a hoard of fixes, features & code improvements. Network Suggest has been one of our oldest & most well received products. Its matured over time & is one of the best tools for JomSocial today to boost networking. We have been listening to your feedback & 90% of all feature suggestions to date have been incorporated in this version ! We recommend you do an upgrade immediately.

In  a snapshot, JS Suggest now has support for JomSocial Profile types ( XIPT/ JSPT) which means you can chose which profile types to suggest. Optional output randomization which means users see new suggestions on each refresh. Option to show only profile with Photos, which is a great addition for dating sites ! Plus an optimized query :) Read on for the full change log.

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Copy of JomSocial Network Suggest now has output randomisation & JSPT support !

JomSocial Network SuggestionsWe are pleased to Launch JomSocial Suggest V 1.7 which comes with a hoard of fixes, features & code improvements. Network Suggest has been one of our oldest & most well received products. Its matured over time & is one of the best tools for JomSocial today to boost networking. We have been listening to your feedback & 90% of all feature suggestions to date have been incorporated in this version ! We recommend you do an upgrade immediately.

In  a snapshot, JS Suggest now has support for JomSocial Profile types ( XIPT/ JSPT) which means you can chose which profile types to suggest. Optional output randomization which means users see new suggestions on each refresh. Option to show only profile with Photos, which is a great addition for dating sites ! Plus an optimized query :) Read on for the full change log.

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Techjoomla Oct 1 Newsletter

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. JomSocial Discount Get 25% with coupon code: jomsocialtech expires: 8 Oct 2010 CB/Ning to JomSocial Migration Service We are now offering a migration service for people who want to move from NING or CB to JomSocial. With JomSocial going GPL & you getting such a mega discount ,its the best...

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Celebrate the Ganpati Festival with us !

Come celebrate the Ganpati festival with us ! In Indian mythology, Ganesha is revered as the god of intellect & wisdom & is considered a patron of the various arts & Sciences. The Ganpati festival is celebrated with great ferver all over India. Celebrated for approximately 10 days from 'Ganesh Chaturthi' to Anant Chaturdash, this is the...

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