JTicketing now uses only free Google Maps APIs

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Last year, Google made some pricing changes to its Maps APIs. While there is still a pretty big free tier which includes unlimited map embeds, some of the APIs have a free tier limit. Starting JTicketing 2.5.2,  we have modified the Google Map services that get used, so that you can stay within the free tier. 

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Multi Site Ad delivery with SocialAds

Multi Site Ad delivery with SocialAds

SocialAds, one of our popular extension has a feature of showing ads on a multiple sites. You can install SocialAds on your Joomla based website and the ads created on this site can be displayed on any type of websites like plain HTML site or Joomla, wordpress, ASP based sites and what not!

How can this be done?

In SocialAds, you can create different types of zones. For instance, if you have a module position on your site which would be great for a banner, you can go ahead and create a zone such that it can accept image ads of the dimension of say 680X120 px. If you want to show ads created in this zone on other site, then from zone view go to the widget tab and you just have to copy the script code given on right hand side and paste in the HTML page or module of the other site.

You can customise the widget script by using the settings given on the left hand side of the widget tab. You just have to change the settings you require. The script will take the changes dynamically, you don’t have to save the changes.

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How to access Module parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

How to access Module parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

In Joomla, Module configurations are stored as Module parameters. Typically you only need to use parameters in the module itself. However, sometimes you might need to access them from other places like your component or a plugin. And this can get especially tricky when you have multiple copies of the module. 

A live case example for this is SocialAds Modules. In this case we need to know in places other than the module itself what parameters each copy of the SocialAds module is configured with.

This blog will show you how you can do this. 

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