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Stay updated with all the latest happenings at Techjoomla. From news about the developments in your favourite extensions to Tips & Tricks about the Joomla CMS, Framework & Development.

Ashwin is the Lead geek at Techjoomla. The CTO so to say :) Ashwin has been dabbling with Joomla since the Mambo days. He knows his way around PHP Frameworks - Wordpress, Drupal, Magento as well any kind of coding in general just as well as he knows Joomla. The Guy to go to when anyone is faced with a tech challenge, its also his job to make...

Ashwin is the Lead geek at Techjoomla. The CTO so to say :) Ashwin has been dabbling with Joomla since the Mambo days. He knows his way around PHP Frameworks - Wordpress, Drupal, Magento as well any kind of coding in general just as well as he knows Joomla. The Guy to go to when anyone is faced with a tech challenge, its also his job to make sure the code getting shipped is top notch !

Ashwin loves to travel, eat, cook and of course speak at Joomla Conferences! 


Hurry Joomla 3.2 Released

It gives us immense pleasure to be a large contributor in the Joomla 3.2 release. Joomla 3.2 has many awesome & interesting features in it like never before in any CMS. Content version control Many user interface improvements Easy multi-lingual setup for 64 officially supported languages Built-in Joomla! Extensions Finder as an onsite interface to ...

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Going to the Joomla World Conference? Then you got to get this App!

Make JWC 2013 more happening with our IOS & Android App We have some awesome News for all JWC 2013 Attendees!  Techjoomla & Aptitude have made an awesome IOS & Android event app available to help you navigate & get involved in the event. App Highlights Home Screen Speakers List - Find your favorite speakers Speaker Details Session Schedule- View th...

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JGive 1.6 is out. Re-imagining Joomla crowdfunding!


JGive-Crowdfunding and donations for Joomla

Fundraising & Crowd Funding for the future with JGive 1.6

It gives me great pleasure to announce the availability of JGive v.1.6. JGive is one of our most popular extensions & this release seriously packs a PUNCH! We know this release has taken a little bit more time than initially planned, but we do hope you will find it worth the wait!

A quick glimpse of Features:

Selection 010Awesome new Pin Layout for Campaigns & a Multipurpose Campaign Display Module

Now you see all the campaigns in a fresh new layout inspired by Kickstarter. It comes with a great side bar with lots of filtering options to help your users find the campaigns they want. 

The multipurpose module will let you choose & show Featured Campaigns, Recent Campaigns, Campaigns expiring soon & Completed Campaigns on any page you want in a slick display. The best use of the module is to make copies of it & set them on different modes to make the Home page of your Funding section. 


jgive campNew Campaign details view

We have given the campaign details page a full revamp & it now comes with some really attractive design elements & the good looking JUI icons. 

Edit campaigns option for Admins

Site admins can now edit all campaigns from the Joomla back-end.

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Donation Checkout Improvements

This version adds the much awaited One Page checkout & VAT invoices which have been long asked for by our European clients.

Any kind of e-commerce transaction should be dead easy - then be it checking out from a Shop or making a donation or an investment. The One Page Checkout feature will let your donors do donations much more quickly without having to go through multiple pages of checkout.

Selection 012Photo gallery 

Impress your donors/investors by maintaining an awesome campaign image gallery! Lets you add multiple images to the campaign & show them in a nice gallery layout with lightbox effects.

Paypal adaptive payments to make Fees much easier! 

Paypal Adaptive payments lets you do Split Parallel payments instantly. Which means if the Donor is making a Donation/ Investment of 200$ & the fees owed to the site owner are 20$, then we can make instant payments of 180$ to the campaign owner & 20$ to the Admin for his fee. Note that this feature will only be available for the Paypal payment gateway.

Recurring Donations with Paypal

Another feature that was much awaited is the ability to do recurring donations. We will be implementing this with Paypal to start with & in later versions, depending on demand extend it to other supported payment gateways.

Community Builder Integration

The Community Builder Integration lets you show the user's Campaigns on their own profiles. 

Donors & Donations Display Module

Using this module, you can show various types of JGive data on any page you want! The module has multiple modes as below

  • My Donations - Donations of logged in users
  • Recent donations on site
  • Top donations (maximum amount) against the campaign by the single donor
  • Overall top donors

EasySocial Integration

CB Integration was always planned but EasySocial integration is the surprise extra feature in this release! The Easy Social Integration integrates pushes for all JGive activities into the EasySocial Stream. Plus campaigns owned by the user are shown on the User's Profile using the My Campaigns Application. 

Group Donations Support for JomSocial

One of the most requested features is finally here. Now you can tie in your campaign with your JomSocial groups & also show it to the Group. Now you can start doing Group specific campaigns or investments!

There's much more to this release so read on to see what else we have, plus there is a DIWALI BLAST offer inside. So Definitely Read On!

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Are you Going to the Joomla World Conference?

Joomla World Conference 2013 @ Boston !  The second Joomla world conference is happening at Boston between 8th to 10th November.   Techjoomla is going to #JWC13. Are you ?  If you are don't forget to meet us & get your special personal JWC discount from us ! Ashwin & Myself (Parth) will be speaking at the event...

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Have your store now in your Social Network, Quick2Cart now Available with Easy Social

Have your store now in your Social Network, Quick2Cart now Available with Easy Social

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Prayas Energy Group's Project selected as Finalist for Google Impact Challenge !

As you all know the main company behind Techjoomla, Tekdi Web Solutions in engaged in developing Technology solutions from clients both for mobile & web. Recently, we completed a very interesting web project for a long time client. And today it gives me great pleasure to announce that this project was chosen as a finalist for Google's Social Impact...

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Invitex v2.8 is Here !


Taking Invitations to a whole new level with Invitex v2.8

The wait is over.. Invitex v2.8 is ready and released with interesting lot of new features you have been waiting for!

Quick glimpse of Features:

3Better Bootstrap utilization and AWESOME NEW UI 

This version brings an awesome bootstrap styling & a new layout to give your site viral invitation tool an irresistible new look ! The old layout is revamped plus we have added a nice new one as well !

Let your Guests send Invitations with Captcha protection

Any visitor/guest user on the site can now invite their friends on the site. All they have to do is enter their name and email and use Invitex.


Social Network Batching

Making requests to different Social Networks in batches so that the users have a seamless experience while inviting their friends.
The limitations that many Social Networks on the number of Messages or notifications we can send using their OAuth APIs. is handled in this batching process.  Which means that a user can invite all the LinkedIn and Twitter friends in one go. However, the application will send these messges to respective network in batches so that your app does'nt hit its limits !

7Display Selected contacts in a separate tab, in the Invitation Flow

If you are popular, you will probably have thousands of contacts in your gmail or facebook. With so many contacts, it becomes hard to remember which ones you selected to Invite to the site. This feature will show the selected contacts in a separate tab making it much better from a usability perspective.

Ability to redirect to Invitation on Login with the ability to Skip

Remind your users to send out a few invitations after each login. This feature will allow you to redirect users to the Invitations page immediately after login & ask them to send Invitations. They can skip this ofcourse. Settings will also allow you to let this happen every time or Randomly.

altUser Information Plugin for Rich Personalised Landing pages

Introducing a new content plugin to make the custom landing pages for Invitex using a Joomla Article & any custom content much more rich and awesome.

There's much more to this release so read on to see what else we have in this awesome release . Plus there is an awesome discount too !

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JGive v1.6 is here!!


We are very glad to announce the release of JGive v1.6 to all subscribers. This version comes with some great UI- Pin layout, campaigns column & Usability features. Changes like One Page checkout, Invoice customisation, PayPal - recurring donations, module and much more.  Have a glimpse of what are we offering in this version Pin Layout: Make y...

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Congrats to the Swiss Community for an awesome Joomla Day Event

We would like to congratulate the entire team of Joomla!Day Schweiz for conducting such a great event and concluding it as a great success. This event intented in spreading and sharing knowledge about Joomla and bonding the Joomla Community around Switzerland. We also feel proud to be a part of this event by sponsoring a mobile app for the event an...

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JTicketing Event Manager's App is here for Android & IOS. Download it for Free today!


Event Owners rejoice! The JTicketing Event Managers app for Android & iOS is here !!  Scan Tickets, Look up names on your guestlists and use multiple devices without worrying about the same ticket being used twice. The JTicketing Event Manager's application lets the event organisers stay organised & check in the attendees at their Event usi...

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Catching JomSocial Ajax Calls for modifying flows


When you are custom developing on top of JomSocial, you sometimes need to Catch Ajax calls for modifications. This Quick tutorial will take you through how you can do this.

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Performance Tips: Indexing your Joomla tables


Once in a while, all of us come across a site that still feels a bit laggy even after doing all the caching & gzipping. Adding appropriate indexes to Joomla's tables can improve query times, effectively decreasing page load times. Depending on your table structure and the amount of data, indexing could mean massive to a slight performance impro...

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SocialAds v2.9.4 out

    We have released SocialAds version 2.9.4 which contains minor bug fixes for reported bugs. Please check the changelog given below.  Change Log for v2.9.4 - Bugs Fixed #21349: FOF is not install with 2.9.3 package #21389: changes to check if advertiser is non admin Update now

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Using Joomla logging to easily debug MySQL issues


Sometimes, you might have operations like crons running PHP scripts behind the scenes. If there are any errors in it, it can become difficult to debug them since they might not affect the entire website. Whether you are doing this with any PHP framework or in a Joomla component, logging can help you debug such issues.Here is how you can use Joomla'...

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Developing a Payment Plugin For HikaShop


Recently, we had a chance to develop a Payment gateway plugin for HikaShop. We thought this would be a good chance to share a small overview with everyone!

Let's Get started. 

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