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JGive1.7.2 with Version Update Notifier and Live Update support!

JGive1.7.2 with Version Update Notifier and Live Update support!

JGive is a powerful “crowd funding” extension that enables your members to create fund-raising projects; accept donations or Investments; and keep donors updated on the project’s progress.

We are releasing version 1.7.2 of JGive. In this version we have added new version update Notification support to notify users about new versions and Live Update support, to let site admins receive and install updates right inside Joomla.

Know more about this extension here.

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How to provide live updates for extensions in Joomla?

How to provide live updates for extensions in Joomla?

As a Joomla extension provider, we are always rolling out updates for our extensions. Whether they are minor bug fixes or major feature releases, its always recommended that customers stay up-to-date so that they get the best of features, bug fixes as well as security fixes.

Normally the only way to notify them would be via Blogs and Newsletters. However this needs the customer to do the process of updation manually. 

With Joomla however, there is a much easier and smarter way of doing this using the Updates system. This is already baked into the core of Joomla and can be used by any Joomla extension. There is a core way to achieve both notifications and automatic updates which you can read about here. It works pretty well for free extensions but needs you to manually maintain the updates manifest. We have updated the blog with some inputs from weebler to also demonstrate how you can do this with core Joomla. 

The Akeeba Release System from the awesome Akeeba team however can give this system a major shot in the arm by completely automating Manifest generation and maintenance and also support updates for commercial extensions

Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can use ARS to automate extension update notifications and live updates in your extensions.

In fact since Joomla 3x has become the standard, your end users might be completely missing your updates if you are not using the Joomla 3x notification system and rely on your own ‘In extension notifications’ Read more about this in our earlier blog.

Note: This Blog is purely targeted to developers!

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CSV export using php

CSV export using php

A CSV referred to Comma separated values. This is widely supported format for transferring data between applications. Data can be exported with a .CSV file and it also can be imported by uploading .CSV file. However, in this blog we’ll see the implementation of CSV exports using php. Implementing a code for exporting data to CSV is useful in many applications. We have written this code in our product JGive to export donor data.

Note: This blog is purely targeted to developers!

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JLike 1.1.6 now compatible with Jomsocial 4.x

JLike 1.1.6 now compatible with Jomsocial 4.x

Hey All,

JLike 1.1.5 is now available. In this release we have added most awaited Jomsocial 4.x integration.

Changelog:  

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JGive! 1.7.1 Released

JGive 1.7.1 is now available. In this released we have addresses some critical issues. We strongly encourage you to update JGive on your site.

Changelog:

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JGive 1.6.8 released

JGive 1.6.8 released

Hey All,

We are glad to inform you that JGive 1.6.8 is released with some awesome features. In this release, we have added most awaited JGive with JoomlaShine JSN fidem Church template integration.

Here is the change log

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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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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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Adding sidebar filters in your extension Joomla 3.0 style

Adding-sidebar-filters-in-your-extension-Joomla-3.0-style

Joomla 3.0 introduces an awesome Bootstrapped UI in the backend. As part of the standardization introduced to make Joomla easier for end users, its expected that list filters are shown on the left. Its imperative that you get your extensions to start following this UI standardization or your extension will stick out like a sore thumb!

Here's a blog post by our Dev Amol on how you can introduce these filters easily in your own extensions!

Parth

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