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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...

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 ..

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Author Pages & Title Tags are now available for free !

Note that starting today, our Content Management extensions - Author Pages & Title Tags have been made free & community supported. Owing to a large amount of development in CCKs in the last couple of years, the utility of these extensions is comparitively reduced as the same features can be achieved with some development & template cust...

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J!MailAlerts V2.4 is here with Data tags, Ads in Email & Joomla 1.7 Support !

JmailAlertsJ!MailAlerts 2.4 is now available & comes with a host of bug fixes & addition of 2 Major features.With this version we add the ability to pass data to the plugin tags & use the tags multiple times in the JMA template. For instance, you can now use the JMA latest news tags like [jma_latestnews_js|secid=1|catid=1,3,32] & pass it the parameters that are normally stored in the plugin params ( just like you would with Joomla content plugins) . This adds a mightly lot of flexibility to JMA plugins. Please read the documentation in this relation.

The second Big feature is the ability to send insert Ads ( using our SocialAds extension) in JMA Mails. So now your advertisements can reach your users via email even if they havent visited your site in a while. You can configure the SocialAds JMA plugin to show ads from specific zones in positions you can set in your template using tags. Special care has been taken that an user will never be sent an email only containing Ads. The SA plugin shall only be triggered if there is any other content to send. More details about this will follow in the SocialAds release in a couple of days. The plugin will be part of the SocialAds package.

Another small feature is the addition of a CSS Editor in the JMA template editor. This will make it dead easy to change your JMA template. Just paste the html part of the template in the normal editor & paste the CSS in the CSS window.  Besides these there are tons of other fixes & small features. Plus there is Jooma 1.7 Support !

Update Instructions :  Please note that we are now generating a random Cron Secret Key on every install to ensure your security. So Please update your cron job according to this new key after you upgrade.

All Paid & free plugins have been updated & are available for Download. Please read on for the full changelog. Please note that ver 2.4.1 has been released to fix a bug with the url in simulating the emails

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Techjoomla & TWS Team - Monsoon outing at Tamhini

Tamhini is an awesome place to visit...Especially in the monsoons. The road meanders through mountains covered with a lush blanket of green & gushing waterfalls welcome us at every other corner. This was the place that was chosen for our monsoon outing after much deliberations on whether to go for a Trek or a Trip.

A Private bus was hired and attendance for the trip was at an all time high ! Only 3 people couldnt make it.. But still there were about 24 of us as we started out on the Sunday morning. The Sun was out as we embarked on our journey ( not at all promising here in India in the monsoons ! - So there are no really 'Nice Sunny Days' here ;) ) . We were hoping for rains & a nice windy atmosphere.. but at least it didnt look like that in the morning :(

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Invitex 2.1 with a Snazzy look & Invites Anywhere released !

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Invitex 2.1 is now available to all active subscribers. With this version, we introduce 2 main features.  The long awaited Facebook like look is one of them ! We have completely revamped the UI of Invitex to give it a nice slider layout. I am sure you'll love it !

The even bigger feature announcement is the Invites Anywhere feature using which Invitex can now be extended to be used with practically any extension. With this feature,its dead easy to setup Invitex to work with Groups, Articles, Events, Shops. Your imagination is the only limit. Read more about this feature here.

We have also solved a lot of reported issues in this release & sneaked in a lot of small but cool features like the ability to Import Friends & quickly add the people who are already on the site as your friends. For the Full change log & some cool screenshots, please read on. If you still havent got your hands on this awesome viral invitations extension, Buy it now !

Call for Sponsorship for Native API plugins
Next on our target list is adding support for Native API plugins for the major email & Social network providers. We are calling for sponsorships to help speed up the development of these API plugins. If you are interested, please drop us an email to [email protected] 

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Invalid Token Errors in Joomla 1.5.X & 1.6.X

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Invalid Tokens- I had been seeing this error on & off on some of the sites we were building both in Joomla 1.5 & 1.6. This error has caused a silent but significant furor on the Forums. Not just at Joomla.org but on the sites of quite a few Template & extension Developers as well. In this Blog, I hope to finally lay the question of why this error occurs to rest.

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Free SOBI Pro Date Field Plugin Released

We have just released a new plugin for SOBI Pro to add Date field Support in this awesome CCK. While working on a project, we realised that SOBI Pro does not support Date/Calendar fields so we went ahead & made this small plugin which will add this feature.  For those of you who are not aware of SOBI Pro, its a super flexible CCK system fo...

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Apologies for Issues with the site

We have been experiencing some issues with the site causing us some downtimes in the past few hours & also caused some problems accessing Subscription Downloads & tickets.  We have been working with the team at our host Cloud Access to get these issues resolved..  If you face any issues, please email us at [email protected] T...

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Techjoomla is now hosted on CloudAccess !

Hey All ! We have just arrived here at our new "Home" in the cloud at CloudAccess.net . It feels awesome & snappy fast here :) ... Thanks a ton to the Awesome team over at CloudAccess - Gary, Irfan, Chris & Saurabh for making this move super smooth & Chris Thanks for doing all the hard work man :) The site seems blazing fast to me from ...

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Calling Extension Devs - DealsInJoomla.com

Hey Joomla Extension Devs, we have some awesome news for you all ! We have started a new experiment called as DealsInJoomla (http://dealsinjoomla.com) to ease the process of promoting extensions to the Joomla user community. With Joomla serving over 5% of sites world wide, Joomla Extension Devs have a huge market open to us. The key is to get to ev...

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Joomla Day Malaysia a big success!

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Hey there, Malaysia! We want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on organizing such an amazing Joomla Day! We really enjoyed it there. A special thanks to the Joomla Day Organising team & the folks at JomSocial for their superb hospitality. Meriza, Azrul, Irwan, Fuqaha & the gang - Keep it up, guys! Joomla Day Malaysia 2011 was an ...

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Get EasyBlog from StackIdeas free with your orders on Techjoomla till 30th June !

This Month we have partnered up with StackIdeas to give you a chance to get a 6 month subscription of their awesome blogging component for Joomla EasyBlog  (worth 45$) for free! EasyBlog is the best blogging tool that works with Joomla! and many have enjoyed using it because of it's simplicity. Advanced users also find EasyBlog to be highly functio...

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JBolo 2.9.3 with Joomla 1.6 support & lots of improvement is here !

Yay ! Its finally here ! JBolo! Chat is here with Joomla 1.6 support. We are sorry to have kept you waiting for all this time !  Besides 1.6 compatibility, we have added tons of fixes including CSS & JS compression which means that JBolo will load much faster . Plus support for new MS Office files has been added in the file sending. We have also done a Quick installaler now for JBolo that will take care of a lot of the settings that you had to do manually earlier. So its even user now to get started with the chat system on your site. Also added are some more improvements in relation to the Javascript that will minimise any chances of conflicts with other extensions or templates even further.

Go ahead & give it a try ! Users with Active subscriptions can download the extensions from the My Subscriptions menu ! Please read on for a full change log.

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Giving back to the community

We love doing our bit for the community when we can & are very entusiastic about spreading the Joomla k nowledge via Joomla days, conferences & JUG meetings. These events in our opinion Show the real spirit behind what Joomla is.. & what community is. We are active members of Joomla User Groups in Pune & Mumbai & know what it ta...

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Newsletter 2 June 2011

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. J!MailAlerts 2.3 with Joomla 1.6 Support is here ! We are happy to announce the release of J!MailAlerts version 2.3 with Joomla 1.6 support ! The extension is free to download for all & so are all the free Plugins. For the JomSocial plugin pack & other commercial plugin...

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J!MailAlerts with Joomla 1.6 support is out !

J!MailAlerts ver 2.3 is now available with Joomla 1.6 Support ! The extension is free from download in the free extension area. All the plugins are also updated to support Joomla 1.6. Note that though all the plugins have been updated to 1.6, all extensions that we support might not be ready yet to work with 1.6. This is a common package release &a...

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