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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EasyBlog now at your fingertips with “The Blog App”!

EasyBlog now at your fingertips with “The Blog App”!

As promised, we’re extremely happy to announce the release of “The Blog App”. This app is set to work with Easyblog to give your readers a way to easily read the blogs on a smartphone. Now even more ways you can get your content to your readers!

The app is currently available on Android’s Play Store and will soon be available on iTunes as well. A lot more features are planned, but since we wanted to make a release very soon, this version is a preview to what is soon to come. The app right now allows your visitors to read blogs from your site. However I promise the next version will be feature packed and will definitely have the ability to write blogs. Social sharing is another feature we are planning for the next release.

Here’s how the app looks like with some of its cool features


1. Start up

You just have to enter your site url and all the blogs on your site will be shown. Username and password are optional. These will be used when blog posting is made available.

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3 ways to do RESTful APIs in Joomla

3 ways to do RESTful APIs in Joomla

There has been a growing trend to start offering RESTful services for any web product, and Joomla is no exception. With Joomla, however, there is no "preferred" way of writing RESTful services so everyone (that includes us) is trying to build their own component and plugin to enable RESTful services in Joomla. We did the very first REST implementation with Joomla 1.5 which was made as a JSON based alternative to the then existing XML-RPC system that was already present. This blog attempts to list out the various approaches available and the benefits of using each. 

Using the JSON document type (format=json)

This is perhaps the oldest and most common way to do JSON over REST. This method is supported inherently by Joomla and developers just need to provide a view.json.php into each of their views to expose the data from the model via JSON. The framework on Framework (FOF) goes a step further and you don't need to create this file if the default output from the model is sufficient to you.

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Avail 40% discount on Themexpert’s products on their birthday!

Avail 40% discount on Themexpert’s products on their birthday!

ThemeXpert is one of the leading Joomla template creator and is making the Joomla website development experience pleasant since last 4 years. Yes right Themexpert has turned 4 on 7th July 2014.

Let’s celebrate Themexpert’s birthday with them and congratulate them on this auspicious occasion. Themexpert is offering a whooping 40% OFF on all their memberships. Hurry Discount is valid only till 9th july 2014. Make sure you grab this offer. Use coupon code : HAPPY4THBIRTHDAY . Click here to visit the official website. Plus Themexpert is offering all time discount of 25% on their products for Techjoomla active subscribers. For coupon code visit the techjoomla partners page.
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Shika - Changing the face of learning in Joomla. Development updates!

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If you have been following our blog, you will know that we are close to launching a brand new Social Learning system for Joomla.  Its an exciting time for us and development is in full swing! This blog will give you a quick update on where we are.  If you want to know more about Shika - the Social Joomla LMS, read our Labs Post here

We would love to hear your feedback about what you think of the development and UI so far and give us your valuable inputs. 

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SocialAds v3.0.2 minor update with bug-fixes released

We have released an update for SocialAds. This release v3.0.2 is a maintenance release which includes fixes for following bugs.  We suggest you to upgrade to this version.

#29439 - zone not pre selected for edit Ad and also when redirected from module create ad link.#29302 - Payment view. Coupon area not available to apply coupon (ticket id 9690) #29248 - Ad type not pre selected if redirected from create ad link from module. ticket id 9657 #28937 - config for loading jQuery UI. (ticket id 9471) #28153 - On paypal page there isn't description what is buyer actually buying. ticket id 9368#28117 - Change bytes to kilobytes in tooltip for "maximum media size"

 

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Flexi Content Plugin for J!MailAlerts

What does it do ?

The Flexi Content plugin for J!MailAlerts allows site users to subscribe to various Flexi Item updates. They can opt to get Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly digests of the article activity on your website.

The User can decide what Categories to receive updates for and how many articles to include in an update.

Frontend User view to let user configure his Flexi content Alerts

Plugin Configuration

The Admin is allowed to chose which categories to offer in the Digest emails on a global level. Only these activities are available to the users to chose from.

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Techjoomla football bonanza. Daily prizes to be won!

We already have an offer going on for FIFA World Cup 2014. We will be giving Flat 30% off on all products. However as the football fever is heating up we thought of making it more interesting and give away free subscriptions daily.

Guess the winner for each quarter-final matches and win prizes.

Quarter-final match starting from 4th july. 1 day, 2 matches. Fill the form and win. We will be selecting winners by lucky draw from the correct submissions. Form entries will stop as soon as the first match of the day starts. New form will be uploaded for the next day on this same blog. Make sure you grab this opportunity and make the most of it. Winners will be announced on the next day. Make Sure you Bookmark this page.

The Form Submission has been closed and its time to announce the WINNERS nowThe Winners of Techjoomla Football Bonanza are:

  1. First Day Quarter Final matches were predicted correctly by Joshua Jaymes
  2. Second Day Quarter Final matches were predicted correctly by Felix Warren

Congratulations to the Winners!!!!! You guys will be receiving Free 12 months subscription of SocialAds and Invitex.

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Celebrate FIFA World Cup 2014 with Techjoomla!

Here's your chance to get 30% OFF!!

The heat is on & football fever is in the air .. and its hit is Hard ! So hard that we are giving huge discounts on our subscriptions & also giving away several extension subscriptions for free !   Here's a Quick look at the competition.  

Ah Discounts !! Where do I Sign up ? 

Signing up just needs you to fill out the form below & predict the winning team ! 

What are the rewards  ? 

A flat 30% off to all the winners who predict the correct team off all our Product Subscriptions.

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People Suggest 1.4.3 brings support for EasySocial !

People Suggest 1.4.3 is here with EasySocial support and much more ! Since People suggest is new to the EasySocial community, we will give you a quick introduction of what its all about. A Social Network be it a major player like facebook or a specific niche network, thrives on the relations the people involved in it establish with each other. In fact it wouldn't be a ‘Network’ at all if there were no ‘connections’ or ‘relations’ between its members.

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Social Networks are more or less completely dependent on their members to create and share content and keep it alive. The users in the network contribute content because they want to share it with their connections. In fact since Social networks are so peer driven, the more connections a user has, the less likely he or she is to leave your network.

The more the connections, the more healthy your Social Network is likely to be.

People suggest is just the ingredient you need to make this happen. A intuitive suggestion is all it takes to get your members to start connecting to each other. They key is in making a suggestion that’s accurate.

People Suggest comes enriched with a multitude of connection suggestion algorithms based on the user’s profile information, the friends they have, their mutual friends, the people they have invited, actual recommendations & much more which are used in combination or individually as per your preference to give uncannily useful suggestions !

People Suggest also has integrations for Community Builder and JomSocial with the same awesome set of features !

Additional features like Matchmaking mode & User preferences for suggestions, its the perfect tool for Dating websites too !

Read on for the complete details of EasySocial 1.43 and the EasySocial Integration !! 

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Quick2cart 2.1.3 with jLike integration which brings likes, comments & more!

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When people buy products from an online store, user reviews & ratings are one of the most important factors that are considering in making the Buy decision. Reviews are very much like comments & reviews very much like 'likes & unlikes'. Quick2Cart 2.1.3 brings you comments & like support with a tight integration with our product jLike.  

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We recently released jLike 1.1 which adds support for Comments. This means all the extensions that jLike integrates with get the added feature of commenting that you can switch on if you want to! 

In addition, this Quick2cart also fixes quite a few bugs. Do read on for the complete Changelog. 

Buy Quick2Cart Buy jLike Demo 

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Techjoomla Football Fever!!

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Guys, As the world cup is here, you all must be excited about who will be the winning team and so are we. Let’s celebrate FIFA world cup in a different way this time.
Football has always been a great game to play, lot of enthusiasm and team spirit. FIFA fever has bit Techjoomla team really hard and we all are going gaga over this. So Techjoomla has come up with an exciting offer for all you football fans out there. You guys have to predict who the winning team will be and if the team you predicted wins the world cup this time, you will be getting flat 30% OFF on all Techjoomla individual products.



You just have to fill a registration form and tell us who do you think will win the world cup this time. OFFER valid till the Quarter finals that is till 4th July 2014. Make sure you fill the form and grab this opportunity. Forms will be available in next week, watch out for the announcement..!!

 Contest is now closed & winners have been notified by email.

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jLike 1.1 gives you power to comment and express more!

jLike is all about the relationship between a user & content. We are always looking at enhancing and enriching that relationship. Till now you were able to like & dislike content, you could add your personalized notes & also put content into your own lists for better organisation.

Sometimes however, just showing that you like or dislike some content is not enough. You need more freedom to express yourselves. With jLike 1.1, we give you just that !

We bring you comments !

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Comments are a great way to relate with content & share with everyone what you feel about it. Commenting evolves discussions around content & creates social virility around content enriching in so many ways. Text is good to express but smilies are better ! You can use them to express yourself even better ! 

Besides this mega feature, this version introduces many more features like a cool new dashboard, display modules & a tight EasySocial integration to mention just a few of them !  Go on & read the full blog for the complete scoop !

Buy Now Joomla Demo JomSocial demo EasySocial Demo CB Demo

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5+2 Reasons to Buy JomSocial Essentials Pack

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Guys I am writing this blog let you know that we’ve Different Bundles which contain Combination of different extensions. So, if you buy a bundle you’ll be getting benefits of many extensions in one bundle.
This blog is about JomSocial Essentials Pack. These are the reasons why you should buy JomSocial Essentials Pack:

1) SocialAds: This extension has taken Joomla advertising to a next level. Advertise on your Joomla website and earn some serious revenue. SocialAds has all the features which are necessary to create an awesome ad and publish it. Some of its features are Multisite Ad Delivery, Ajaxed ad rotation, Ads in email and much more..

2) jBolo: Now this is something which every (good) messenger should be. It is fast and you get a Gmail or Facebook like chat on your website. JBolo has group chats, chat history, user blocking and more..

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Clone html element using jquery

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Guys, This blog is about adding multiple html elements using jQuery and display the cloned field. If you are a developer, you might be interested in this. Hope this Helps! :)

So this is Quick guide to create multiple fields as many as with in minimum efforts

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Sorting Nested List using jQuery

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This is informative Blog for Sorting Nested List using jQuery

If you want to sort elements of UL/LI in another UL/LI using drag and drop, Here is a quick guide to achieve that.

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Add automatic updates to your extensions with Akeeba Release System (ARS) & Native Joomla updates

Add automatic updates to your extensions with Akeeba Release System (ARS) & Native Joomla updates

Joomla has introduced an awesome update mechanism since Joomla 2.5 and with Joomla 3.0 it has become extremely stable & easy to use. This not only lets you update your Joomla installation with one click, but also makes a method available for extension developers to let you update extensions easily. 

If you are a Joomla extension developer & have not introduced One click updates yet, I would recommend you do so at the soonest. Though this facility has been available in Joomla for a while now, extension developers (Techjoomla included) have been slow to adopt it in their products..

One click updates within your extensions can be a huge value addition to your users & make their lives easier. With this blog we will give you a quick walk through at how you can do this with minimum effort & save you some digging around for the same. Note that this blog assumes that you are using Akeeba Release System (ARS) to manage downloads for your Joomla Extensions. 

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Quick2cart 2.1.2 is here!

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 We have released Quick2Cart version 2.1.2 which contains bug fixes for reported bugs. Please check the changelog given below.

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Easysocial App - First Preview

First of all, thank you for the interest and the encouragement you have been showing towards the Easysocial mobile app.As promised here's an update with a quick video of the app in action. At this point, we have completed the planned functionality for the first release. We're still working on hammering down the design and adding some more wow to the UI & navigation, but do take a look at the video below and let us know how it feels! 

For more convenience we've added screenshots also:

1. Login Page

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Sneak Peek At jLike 1.1

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Its been a long time that there has been any release for jLike. However, the wait is over now. Our team is coming up with a new version jLIke 1.1. jLIke 1.1 will be having some awesome improvements in UI and will be power packed with a lot of features. We’ve taken jLike to a next level this time and the release will be soon.

Some features that this release will be having are:

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Amazon Cloudfront or S3 - What should I use ?

I've often seen confusion about these two - Amazon S3 vs Cloudfront. People do get confused on what is the best option for them, and I don't blame them. The whole Amazon jungle is a tough one to navigate around! I always find myself writing long emails or having long conversations explaining the difference. We were very recently planning a Joomla 1.5 -> Joomla 3 migration for a news/video site and a part of the plan was of course performance improvements. Eventually, this question did come up. So here's a quick primer on how to decide what's the right thing for you.

Amazon S3

S3 is the name of Amazon's file storage service (Remember ImageShack or Photobucket ?). You upload your files - images, video, CSS, javascript, documents and any file to Amazon servers rather than storing that on your server. So what S3 really does is improve your storage costs since storing such media on S3 is cheaper, especially you are on SSD storage. So S3 isn't exactly a site optimization service. However, most often than not, this does end up being a performance improvement due to 2 reasons

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