Parth's Blogs @Techjoomla

On paper, Parth does the Sales & is the CEO of Techjoomla so to speak.. But he loves getting his hands dirty with code, innovating & helping the team come up with new stuff !

Working in Joomla since the times when it was called Mambo, Parth is passionate about everything opensource. A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Parth was working with content management systems like PHP nuke while doing some voluntary work for non profits when he stumbled upon Joomla & was completely hooked 

Parth has been involved in the Joomla project as part of the Joomla Bug Squad, was a mentor for Joomla at Google Summer of code & plays a key role in managing Joomla User Group Pune & organising Joomla Day India. Currently, he is serving on the Joomla Marketing working group leadership as the Strategic Marketing Manager. 

When not in the office, you will find Parth in the mountains hiking or cycling, reading a book , cooking or gardening ..

Shika 1.0.5 Released

Shika 1.0.5 Released

We are happy to announce the release of a new version of Shika. As announced earlier, we are following a parallel release strategy allowing us to keep working on new features that a lot of users are asking for while maintaining a stable branch with regular updates & faster updates. 

In this release of the 1.0.X branch we bring you new set of bug fixes. Subscribers are encouraged to update immediately. Please read on to for the complete change log. 

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Shika 1.0.4 released

Shika 1.0.4 released

We are glad to announce the release of Shika 1.0.4. In this release we have fixed over 40 bugs in the maintenance branch. We have also introduced quite a few usability improvements. We have introduced a Ajax based export for CSV to allow exporting large volumes of data. Currently only supported in the attempt report, in future versions the same will be made available for all exports. 

Current subscribers can download the new release immediately. 

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Joomla Day Bangalore 2016 a smashing success !

Joomla Day Bangalore 2016 a smashing success !
It gives us immense pleasure to report that Joomla Day Bangalore has been received really well by the community there. Techjoomla was a sponsor at the Event and Parth Lawate our CEO presented the opening Keynote on ‘The Spirit of Open Source’. Here is a blog from him with updates from the Event.  JUG Bangalore was one of the Joomla user groups...
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Shika Development updates - version 1.1 and up

Shika Development updates - version 1.1 and up
The 2 months since the release of Shika 1.0 have been an amazing time. Thank you everyone that has supported Shika either as Early Adopters or through words of encouragement via the comments, forum posts and Social channels. We had published a Roadmap for version 1.1 of Shika on 22nd March. However, there have been some changes in the feature list ...
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Joomla 3.5 gets the 'Speed Force' with PHP 7 Support !

Joomla 3.5 gets the 'Speed Force' with PHP 7 Support !
Earlier today Joomla 3.5 stable was released by the Joomla Production leadership team. This marks a major milestone in the Joomla 3X series. This release adds quite a few new features and solves a significant number of bugs.  PHP 7 Support, Update Notifications via Email, System Information Export, Drag & Drop Images are just some of the c...
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#hashtags in #Joomla

#hashtags in #Joomla
Like all communities #joomla has its favourite hashtags that you around the twitterverse (Yes thats an actual word !). There are many that keep coming and going but there are some that have become part of the cultural fabric of the community. #joomla I obviously have to start with this hashtag that's used to tweet anything and everything ...
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Joomla Extension Devs ! Not using Joomla Update can cost you and your users !

Joomla Extension Devs ! Not using Joomla Update can cost you and your users !
 Not using the native Joomla Update mechanism could be a Major security issue as newer Joomla users are seen to be relying more and more on the active method to keep track of updates. Not having the latest version of extensions can be a major security issue as users might keep using old insecure versions without knowing that a new update has b...
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Joomla 3.4 is here !

Joomla 3.4 is here !
Its been a long wait since Joomla 3.3 was released but Joomla 3.4 is finally here and it brings with it some great features. 3.4 is the first release as per the new release strategy and road map published by the Joomla Production leadership team (PLT) last year. One click updates have got easier for over the years and that's one thing that I h...
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Empowering advertisers is a great way to sell advertising

Empowering advertisers is a great way to sell advertising
One of the great advantages of Internet advertising as against physical traditional advertising is that it gives advertisers more easily measurable ROI as well as more control on their campaigns. This allow advertisers to react faster to metrics and continuously improve their ROI. One of the key aspects of the vision behind creating Socialads was e...
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Tips and Tricks to Maximize the Advertising revenues from your Joomla site with SocialAds

Tips-and-Tricks-to-Maximize-the-Advertising-revenues-from-your-Joomla-site-with-SocialAds
Digital Advertising has always been a tough job when it comes to the look of your website and the reputation of your site with respect to the end user. In such cases, too much advertising is what tends to happen. Instead of increasing the brand goodwill it can hamper it. Special care needs to be taken to optimize the use of available real estate. H...
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Shika End of the year development update !

Shika End of the year development update !

Its the 25th of December and we are drawing to the close of an awesome year. This year has been all about change for us and rather than making 'New years resolutions' in 2015, we have already been investing in changing for the better in terms of quality, support and UI to name a few areas. We will be blogging separately about these efforts but we hope that you will see these lead to positive change in 2015.

This post is however, not a round up of 2014 but specifically about Shika which has been one of the major focus areas for us this year. We are now at a feature freeze and working on making this release rock stable.  

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Joomla is more CMS than ever before!

Joomla is more CMS than ever before!
What Features Makes Joomla a Better CMS out of the box? Lets take a look at the features that make Joomla a better CMS out of the box. here we are mainly going to cover features which are important to Joomla as a Content Management System. There are quite a few other features that Joomla has besides this, but thats another blog! Out of the box resp...
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Support Closure and Diwali Discounts

Support Closure and Diwali Discounts
Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. Know more about this important Indian festival here. We all at Techjoomla are excited as Diwali is here and celebrations are in full swing.  Diwali Break and Support Closure till 26th October We shall be closed from 20th of...
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Join in the Global Joomla Pizza and Bugs Event here in Pune !

Join in the Global Joomla Pizza and Bugs Event here in Pune !

Techjoomla and Tekdi Technologies is proud to be associated with the global Joomla community and is happy to announce that we are hosting JUG Pune's Joomla Pizza and Bugs event to help local volunteers contribute to Joomla. If you are in Pune and are a Joomla fan or would like to know more about what Joomla is and what it can do, we encourage you to be part of this awesome event. 

Joomla User Group Pune - Pizza Bugs and Fun !

Its that time of the year again when all the Joomla folks in the world get together to squash Joomla Bugs. Its a wild party with bugs getting squashed, patches being tested and docs being written.

And of course there's free Pizza and lots of Joomla Geeks to interact with. Whether you are an old Joomla Pro or a complete fresher, whether you know coding or don't - we will have something for you ! Read on for the full details.. 

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Independence Day Holiday - long weekend announcement

Independence Day Holiday - long weekend announcement
Please note that we are off from 15th August to 17th August, as 15th is the Indian Independence day making it a long weekend for us. Support shall be offline during this period. We will try & respond to all open issues on the 14th & close them. We will be back on Monday, 18th August with the support you love !   Happy Independence day ...
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