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! 

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Techjoomla Thanksgiving EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Techjoomla Thanksgiving EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Hey Guys,

Thanksgiving is here and so is the most awaited deal season of the year! We have clubbed Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving into a discounts extravaganza this year!!

Get a Flat 20% Discount on Product Subscriptions.

Want to buy just a few of our awesome extensions, then this is the deal for you. Get a flat 20% discount on our product subscriptions. Always keep in mind that the 12 month subscription is a much better deal than the 6 month one!

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EasySocial, Easyblog, JGive all in one with JUnite!

EasySocial, Easyblog, JGive all in one with JUnite!

Hello Everyone,

We are super excited to announce the availability of jUnite which comes with lots & lots of awesome features. Yes, jUnite is here with Easysocial, Easyblog and JGive all in one. This is a cool new fusion of all these 3 apps in one. Write and read blogs, use your EasySocial profile and while doing the same you can also view your campaigns and monitor vital stats for donations!

Download the free app from the Android store now. We also managed to solve all our compliance issues with iTunes and it's now just waiting for the final approval from them! Great news :)

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Shika v1.0 Beta 4 is out!

Shika v1.0 Beta 4 is out!

Hello Early Adopters!

We missed out on making proper announcements for the Beta 2 and Beta 3 releases which might mean a lot of you will not have had a chance to test those yet. However starting with this release, we’ll make sure you get updated on a weekly basis.  We encourage you to test the releases and contribute on the Exclusive Early Adopter forum for Shika and tell us your feedback. Thank you once again for your support.

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If you are not a Shika Early Adopter yet, hurry up and sign up ! The awesome 42% discount is not going to be there for ever. Buy it today!!

P.S. A Quick reminder about tomorrow’s webinar about Shika with our awesome partners CloudAccess . We will be going completely hands on with Shika here.. So it will be an introduction cum training. Click here to know more.

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Shika Learning Reimagined Webinar!

Shika Learning Reimagined Webinar!

“Shika” the most awaited LMS for Joomla is very close to a public release and the excitement is growing. Many of the customers who have availed to be Shika Early Adopters have already been playing with it and giving some great feedback.

A lot of you have asked for a closer look at what Shika is all about. So we have tied up with CloudAccess to bring you a Pre-release Webinar on Shika.

What will the webinar cover?

  • Organization of your learning content
  • The Anatomy of a Shika Course
  • What are Lessons? What types are supported?
  • Authoring Content
  • Assessment with Quizzes
  • Sell Access to courses and make money
  • Make Learning Social with our Social features and integrations
  • Reporting, Tracking and Scoring
  • Certification and Rewards

This webinar will give you some great hands-on time with Shilka and All your Questions will be answered. If you use or are looking to adopt a Learning Management system for yourself or your client, you can’t afford to miss this one. 

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Invitex 2.9 is here with Easysocial Apps and Plenty more!

Invitex 2.9 is here with Easysocial Apps and Plenty more!

Whether you are building a simple Joomla website, a Social network or a powerful web application; driving traffic is critical for your success. Invitex is the most powerful Viral Invitations system for Joomla today and we have just made it even more awesome ! 

We are happy to announce that Invitex v2.9 is now available to all subscribers and it comes packed with features, lots of bug fixes and lots of UI improvements. Read on to see what all is new with Invitex !

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Adding a parameter to Joomla component's menu item is as easy as pie!

Adding a parameter to Joomla component's menu item is as easy as pie!

Hey Guys,
In this blog we are going to see how to add a parameter to a Joomla component's menu item. This parameter can be used while referring view level in Joomla 2.5.x or 3.x.
Following are the steps to achieve this.

Step 1:

You have to specify parameter / option in your_layout.xml file in your component.
Lets say, you have to add “pageLimit” parameter to default layout of a view named 'products'. For menu item, you have to create add default.xml for this layout and have to add parameter entry as given below.

a. Add a xml file at location

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SocialAds v3.0.3 minor update with bug-fixes released

Hey All,

We are pleased to announce the availability of SocialAds version 3.0.3 to active subscribers. This release addresses various bugs reported in previous version. Also we have made several minor quality improvements in it. Check the change log given below for more details.

Change Log : 

- Bugs Fixes.

Bug #30697: ads not aligned horizontally even if zone orientation is set to horizontal
Bug #30707: archieved stats not shown against ad stats in manage Ads view
Bug #31018: 403 error while editing zones.
Bug #31205: Notice error on backend "manage ads" page.
Bug #31283: random ads not seen in module when Ad rotation is set
Bug #31340: on admin ad edit it is unpublished in case of campaigns
Bug #32817: sql error on cb integration if targeting plugins added to mapping
Bug #32928: states are not loaded when selecting a country in billing
Bug #33154: do not allow to access quick registration form if "Show registration form to guest users" option is No
Bug #33155: Notice error on backend import fields
Task #30173: Update GIF resizer library

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Roadmap for the Mobile App v2.0

Roadmap for the Mobile App v2.0

Hiya Everyone!

First, thank you very much for all the suggestions and improvements you suggested to all of the apps. As promised, putting down here the features and plan for the v2.0 of the combined app (P.S. It's v2.0 directly to avoid any version naming confusion). The combined app will sport Easysocial, Easyblog & JGive to start with. Here's a list of features for each section that will be available in v2.0. Most of these features were already available in the respective singular apps, but since the combined app is a significant rewrite, listing down all the features.

We're still working out a date for this release, and late October / early November seems to be working out. I'm still discussing with the Stackideas team in regards to the Easysocial APIs, will update with a date soon!

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Quick Update on Shika LMS - Awesome new changes that you will love!

Quick Update on Shika LMS - Awesome new changes that you will love!

Attention everyone ! Please. No talking between yourselves !! Haha :) did that make you remember your schooling days? Well, even your old class teacher will be blown away by what we have in store for you in the new Beta of Shika. Note that this is not a public beta yet.

The fastest way to get an overview of what's coming is to watch our demo video below!

Rather read about it? Click on read more to see the full details and screenshots

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Appify your EasySocial website with our smartphone EasySocial App

Appify your EasySocial website with our smartphone EasySocial App

Easysocial by Stackideas is one of the top social networking extensions for Joomla. If you are new to EasySocial, you can find out more about it here. With the app for iOS and android we bring you an awesome slice of EasySocial's capabilities to your smartphone.

The free branded version of the app is available via the Google Play Store and in the queue for approval on the IOS App Store. You can buy a custom branding service on our site.

We believe in creating apps that work and are effective and one of the important factors in achieving that is deciding which is deciding which features to offer on mobile and which to restrict to the web.

Adding too many functionalities to mobile apps makes them complex and hard to use. We have followed the same policy with the EasySocial app. The features you are more likely to use on mobile have been prioritized in this development to give you a clean and useful experience. Read on for the full details. 

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Quick2cart brings e-commerce to JReviews

Quick2cart brings e-commerce to JReviews

Its our pleasure to announce that JReviews has introduced an integration for Quick2Cart !  This is the second 3PD integration for Quick2Cart after Seblod which shows the growing popularity of Quick2Cart in the CCK communities in Joomla as the preferred Ecommerce integration !! We have worked in close collaboration with the JReviews team to make this happen. Ecommerce a long sought requirement for jReviews and Quick2Cart now fulfils it.

JReviews is one of the most trusted and powerful application for building media rich review sites, business directories, service directories, product catalogs, classifieds and any other application that you can practically imagine. You find find out more about JReviews here. To know more about this integration, visit the JReviews Quick2Cart add on page on the JReviews website.

Buy Quick2Cart Buy JReviews Demo

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We're moving! Please Follow our Official Techjoomla page on Google+

We're moving! Please Follow our Official Techjoomla page on Google+

Hi Guys,
An important announcement. Please make a note that we are unifying our Google Plus Pages in order to consolidate the mess google has created by automatically creating many pages which is confusing our followers.

Please make sure you are following the Official Techjoomla Google + Page here :

https://plus.google.com/+techjoomla

Please do not follow any other pages. All other pages are going to be deleted soon ! 

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Nothing Mars the ISRO mission. Techjoomla joins in the celebrations with a 15% store wide discount !

Nothing Mars the ISRO mission. Techjoomla joins in the celebrations with a 15% store wide discount !

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) successfully launched MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) . ISRO is the only organisation that entered the mars’s orbit in it’s first attempt. The whole of India is celebrating this awesome achievement !

Techjoomla announces a 15% Storewide discount and joins in the celebration. Offer valid till 30th of September. Hurry up and get it before its too late ! 

Coupon Code : ISRO-MOM

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JGive 1.6.7 is here!!

JGive 1.6.7 is here!!

Hi Everyone,

We have released JGive 1.6.7. We have added one major feature in this release - The Country and Regions manager with multi-lingual support.

The Country Manager and region manager now allow you to restrict which countries and regions you want to allow donations from. This way if you service lets say only the UK, then your users don't have to browse through a huge list of countries and regions and donating is that much simpler for them! 

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Quick2Cart Webinar - Recording and Transcription of Q & A

Quick2Cart Webinar - Recording and Transcription of Q & A

The Webinar on Quick2Cart held via hangouts was a great success with 50+ attendees attending the session. We covered a Quick2Cart in great depth. So this webinar is a must watch if you plan to work with Quick2Cart. The recording is live on youtube. 

What does the Webinar Cover ? 

  1. In depth review of Features
  2. Quick setup for Single vendor mode with the Native Product Manager
  3. Selling Digital Products
  4. Multi Store and Multivendor setup.
  5. Set things up well with Quick2Cart modules
  6. Setup the right Menus
  7. Going Social with JomSocial or EasySocial integrations
  8. Going into the depths of Shipping and Taxation
  9. CCKs and Quick2Cart - K2, Zoo, Joomla content, Flexicontent, Seblod, jReviews
  10. Digging into the Quick2Cart API - Developers, this one is for you !

Those who missed it, please see below the details of the webinar. Read on for the Webinar video and transcript of Q & As. 

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jTicketing Webinar with CloudAccess

jTicketing Webinar with CloudAccess

Learn about jTicketing and our 360 degree solutions for events with Joomla, jTicketing and our mobile apps for event managers and attendees !
Have you best utilised jTicketing on your site?
Have you recovered you investment on jTicketing?
All your questions will be answered.


When : Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST.

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Shipping, Taxation, multivendor CCK, native EasySocial App and more with Quick2cart 2.2

Shipping, Taxation, multivendor CCK, native EasySocial App and more with Quick2cart 2.2

When we started planning Quick2Cart 2.2, we admittedly bit of more than what we could chew so to say from a timeline perspective. This release has lots and lots of features and not many of them small. This led to lot of delays on our end. We are extremely sorry about this but we cannot release something we believe is not complete and hence the delay. However, I hope you will all agree that it was all worth the wait !

Quick2cart v2.2 takes Joomla Ecommerce to new highs with major improvements in User experience and some really awesome features. Multi Vendor Shipping and taxation, CCK Multivendor support, tight EasySocial Integration are just the tip of the feature iceberg we have in this release ! Read on for the full Scoop !!

Shipping and Taxation Reloaded

Shipping and taxation was a major point of this release. It was important that it be done in a way that can be flexible and scalable to a variety of situations. The basis of shipping and taxation is based on Geographical Zones.

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Let your images speak for you with Canva plugin for Joomla by Techjoomla!

Let your images speak for you with Canva plugin for Joomla by   Techjoomla!

Someone has rightly said, “A Picture is worth a thousand words”. You can convey a lot through pictures. Creating content is not just about attracting traffic. You need to get them interested in reading your content.

When writing content for your website or blog for that matter anything, use of correct pictures can do wonders for you. When scanning through content, people don't read every word but good pictures will catch their attention and keep them riveted on your content.

However great though pictures are, its not always easy for anyone to create stunning graphics and you end up having to rely on your designer who might not always available when you need that blog or newsletter image urgently. This is when Canva steps into the rescue.

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jGive coming soon on iTunes and Google Play Store

jGive coming soon on iTunes and Google Play Store

jGive, a powerful crowd-funding extension for Joomla is coming soon as a mobile app.

jGive (extension) has many more features. For details you can visit our landing page.
App will be easy to use, you will have to make sure that the website you enter on the login page has jGive extension installed on it and you are up for it.

Now with this app you will be able do things like:

        

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JUG Pune August Meetup : They came, they gathered, they talked Joomla !

JUG Pune August Meetup :  They came, they gathered, they talked Joomla !

Joomla as a community has always been a close to me. Was really overwhelmed to attend the JUG (Joomla User Group) Pune meet. We had 30 odd people attending this meetup.

Learnt many new things through the presentation given by Parth Lawate and Ashwin Date, exchange of ideas took place with developers across Pune. Thought of sharing this experience with you.

The Sessions

This is the coolest thing about the JUG meetup is that its planned to be fun as well as productive. The sessions make sure that JUG attendees get nuggets of wisdom and new information every time !

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