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 t...he code getting shipped is top notch ! Ashwin loves to travel, eat, cook and of course speak at Joomla Conferences!  More

The REST api is now Joomla 1.6 compatible

We just made an awsome commit to our REST api on github. This has  introduced support for Joomla 1.6! Yes you can now use the super simple REST api on Joomla 1.6 as well!

Get hold of the REST api on github - https://github.com/techjoomla/Joomla-REST-API

I hope all of you find this release useful. I can already imagine so many mobile app developers thinking of porting their applications to Joomla 1.6! Thanks for your support guys!

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Email Beautifier - Bye bye vanilla flavoured Joomla Mails

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This time around, we have something that will make every Joomla site say - 'Hey why did I not have this all this time?'

Introducing the Joomla 'Email Beautifier' which will help you say bye-bye to all vanilla flavored Joomla emails. How many of you have looked at the silly 'welcome email' and complained that it is 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

Look at what we did to Superman's site

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SocialAds 2.5 Features - another teaser :)

Its been a while since we wrote the last blog post about SocialAds 2.5 & upcoming features. Last time we just showed you a little bit of what was planned. This blog post will take you through the rest of the planned features. We got very tied up with a lot of releases & klind of forgot to get this out !  SocilalAds 2.5 may come any moment now .. while you wait, here's what to expect :)

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Techjoomla Ties up with Open Source Training for Joomla Training In India. Schedule is now live !

Techjoomla has tied up with Open Source Training in order to enhance & extend our Joomla Training services in India. Starting April 2011, Techjoomla shall be conducting regular Joomla courses in cities & towns accross India. The Training courses have been specifically adapted to suit the needs of the Indian clientale. Starting from Joomla Beginner & Intermediate courses for those starting with Joomla, we also have Developer & Template development courses planned.All courses are weekend courses to ensure that most people can attend. The Full Training Program details can be seen here.

We have already launched the initial schedule covering Pune, Mumbai, Chandigad & Ahemdabad. We shall be covering more cities & towns very soon. If you would like us to come to a city near you, drop us a line ! See the schedule for the next few months here.

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Something bubbling in SocialAds 2.5

Hey All !
Sorry to surprise you.. so soon with a Blog about SocialAds 2.5 just after the 2.0 Stable release.. While the Beta was out for testers, we weren't just sitting & waiting around for Bugs to arise..
We were already working on the next Major release of SocialAds thanks to a sponsor who agreed to chip in to get a lot of our features that were actually months ago done right away ! In fact, we plan to name the release after this client ! All I can tell you in the intro is that the changes in 2.5 are absolute dynamite.. We are packaging pure advertising power in this release to blow your mind away :) & make you even more money ;) To tease you even more, we are going to be doing a series of blog posts over the next few weeks & unravel one feature after another ! Over to Dipti for the details ..

Parth Lawate

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Adding Plugin triggers in your extensions. How & Why?

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Why have plugin triggers?

The ability to add Plugin Triggers in your Joomla extensions, is a great asset to developers which is not always used to the fullest extent.. Having various Plugin events in your extension means that you give other developers the ability to extend your extension, or modify it to suit their requirements without having to hack core files. The same logic that is used by Joomla content plugins or JomSocial plugins etc can also be applied to your extensions.

Use of Plugin triggers when hacking/ modifying extensions

At Tekdi Web Solutions we do a lot of Joomla Service & get client needs to modify extensions left & right. Where possible this is always done using Plugins & overrides. But the time comes when a hack has to be made. To reduce the impact, instead of modifying the whole extension, we just add plugin triggers where needed & usually send back the modifications to the original developer where possible. This serves two purposes. One is that the code maintenance is way easier & its very easy to document & identify these small hacks. Secondly, there is always a chance that if the main dev accepts your patch, these "hacks" might become regularised in the future.  Even if they aren't, it's still much easier to re-patch the extension with plugin triggers.

So in order to share this knowledge, I asked one of our Developers, Shantanu to write a small blog about how you can go about adding triggers. Shantanu is just one of the new bloggers I shall be introducing to this blog in the next few weeks. So stay tuned for more!
Over to Shantanu for the same! Read on to read the full blog!

Parth Lawate

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J! Mail Alerts v1.1 released

We're pleased to announce the release of J! Mail Alerts v1.1 Following are the bugs fixed in this release -

1. Sync feature not working
2. Email not being delivered to any user, even with last received dates set in the past

Visit the following link to know more about J! Mail Alerts and to download the component for free!
http://techjoomla.com/table/jmailalerts.-cms-slices-delivered-via-email/

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J!Growl - Realtime Notifications for Everything!

TechJoomla Labs is proud to present you with J!Growl.

So, What is J!Growl?

J!Growl is a real time notification system for any kind of notification in Joomla. Simple things examples might be a Growl alert when a a user logs in, or when you get a new message,etc..

We have created J!Growl in such a way that it can be completely customized. It can well be integrated with other components to display their own custom notifications via plugins.

J!Growl gives developers the opportunity to create their own plugins. These plugins can add their own custom notificastions to the site. We will be providing a developer documentation to help you in this.

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Cool Screenshots of the upcoming Invitex extension

We cant wait to show you the new Invitex extension..

Check out the cool screen shots :)

 

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JBolo Touched!

Yes, its official. JBolo, the chatting extension for Joomla! is soon to be integrated with Mighty Extension's PeopleTouch.

Currently JBolo can be integrated with Joomla!, JomSocial and Community Builder.

While we are busy making all the required changes to the component, feel free to add your own suggestions and comments..

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December 2009 Newsletter

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Dear [NAME],

It gives us great pleasure in bringing you the Newsletter for December 2009. So lets get on with it !
JBolo! V2.6 out - Groups integration & support for CB Super Activity

After weeks of working on these cool new features, we are very exited to bring you the latest release of JBolo! The coolest chat extension for Joomla, CB & JomSocial. JBolo! V2.6 comes with path breaking features like support for Group Components which include JomSocial Groups, Group Jive & CB Super Groups as well as integration with CB Super Activity!

Groups Integration - What does that mean ?

Group Integration will give you an option to show logged in users in two new ways !

  • Show online users only from groups that the logged in user is from.
  • Show online members of the group the user is currently browsing.

CB Super Activity Integration for Facebook Chat Bar mode

Another piece of good news, especially for CB users of our Facebook Chat version is added support for CB Super Activity. This means that the Facebook chat bar can now show the activity stream for CB as well ! Don't have CB Super Activity ? We have a discount code from the Axis guys at the bottom of this mail if you are looking to buy it !

Don't have JBolo! Yet ? Get it now!

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Upcoming Features in Jbolo !

You must have been thinking that we have been pretty quiet lately..

Well.. Not quite..

We have been getting hoards of feature requests & reports for Jbolo & we have been working hard on getting all these in releases as fast as possible. This is an overview of what we have been upto & what you can expect in the next releases.

Continue for Full details.

 

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CB Suggest Soon to have Matchmaking mode !

We have been working on a new exciting feature addition to the Network Suggest Modules.

We call it "Matchmaking mode" .

Once enabled you can show people suggested matches of the opposite gender..

It will be perfect for Dating & matchmaking sites, Matrimonial sites etc..

Look out for this feature in the upcoming releases !

Thanks to Alessandro for sponsoring & speeding up the development of this feature !

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JomSocial Suggest Soon to have Matchmaking mode !

We have been working on a new exciting feature addition to the Network Suggest Modules.

We call it "Matchmaking mode" .

Once enabled you can show people suggested matches of the opposite gender..

It will be perfect for Dating & matchmaking sites, Matrimonial sites etc..

Look out for this feature in the upcoming releases !

Thanks to Alessandro for sponsoring & speeding up the development of this feature !

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JomSocial Suggest Site specific issues

While fixing one of the tickets, we came across a couple of peculiar problems this week..

Problem I

The Row X Column config seemingly, was'nt working on one of our client sites..

Reason & Solution

On investigation, we discovered that this problem arose because the css layout of module were being overridden by template.

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Facebook Like Chat Bar (Known Issues)

Some known issues in Facebook Like Chat Bar (Beta-2.5.0) we are working on:

- Icons are not visible on the chat bar in JomSocial on few sites.

- When you click on some users the chat does not open.

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Kevin R. Morrison

Highly recommended

"The SocialAds component is one of the most exciting developments to arrive for those with Joomla-based communities, and I was thrilled to be among one of the first customers.  Like any new extension, there were bugs to be worked out, but the level of response and customer service to resolve them in an expedited manner has been simply refreshing.  The developers are top notch and more than capable of making this component to be one of the best value-add solutions for increasing revenue and satisfaction to both advertisers and community members.  The installation is a no-fuss, straight-forward effort and has had no compatibility issues with any other extensions on my site.  I would happily pay above what is being charged for this component, especially as the product road map matures providing even more functionality.  Highly recommended."

Kevin R. Morrison, MBA President & CEO Masters Society, LLC www.MastersSociety.com
Source: Direct Email
August 21, 2010

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Joomla Training in India to come to a city near you !

On account of the great feedback & response that we have received for our Joomla Training sessions held in Pune, Maharashtra (India) & requests from many of our clients to provide crash training sessions in other cities in India, we have decided to take our training to a place near you!

Its Election time!

With the election air being felt everywhere in the country we feel we should let you take the call on where our next Joomla sessions should be held! So use your right & cast your vote in favor of the city of your choice. :)

The cities featured are given below. Use the Training poll on the home page to cast your vote.

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Course Schedule for Joomla Training in Pune, India goes live

The course schedule for classroom courses for Joomla Training at Pune, India has gone live.

The courses that will be covered in this schedule are the Joomla Webmaster Course, Joomla Template Developer course & a Crash course in Joomla Extension development.

The courses start on 9th May & continue over the consecutive weekends.

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