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 ..

Say no to Pirated Joomla Extensions & keep your site secure ! Download extensions only from our official site.

Say no to Pirated Joomla Extensions & keep your site secure ! Download extensions only from our official site.
Recently, it has come to our attention that some non paying users have downloaded non official copies of our extensions from Warez & nulled sites & have ended up getting their sites hacked. This has been reported for SocialAds, Invitex, JBolo & JGive so far. It looks like some backdoor code had been injected in the extension files befor...
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Invitex ver 2.7 is here with Joomla 3.X support !

Hey All Invitex Fans ! The wait is over :)

Invitex 2.7 is now available for Download !  The 2.7 release adds support for Joomla 3X & also adds Payplans support for registration. Besides these, there are 9 bugs fixed. Existing subscribers can download the release immediately from the my Subscriptions area.

In case your subscription has exired, you might want to take advantage of our Easter Offer to renew today !

Please read on for the full changelog.

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Joomla Pizza & Bugs at the Tekdi & Techjoomla Offices - Starts 1 PM on 16th March.

Its that time again where there's plenty of Bug Squashing fun & Pizza .. Not necessarily & that order ! Everyone here at Tekdi & Techjoomla will be participating in Joomla Pizza Bugs & Fun tomorrow starting 1 PM & you are invited ! Joomla's PBF is typically a one day event with the main purpose of squashing bugs before a release...
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Joomla Pizza & Bugs at the Tekdi & Techjoomla Offices - Starts 1 PM on 16th March.

Its that time again where there's plenty of Bug Squashing fun & Pizza .. Not necessarily & that order ! Everyone here at Tekdi & Techjoomla will be participating in Joomla Pizza Bugs & Fun tomorrow starting 1 PM & you are invited ! Joomla's PBF is typically a one day event with the main purpose of squashing bugs before a release...
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Preview of jLike - Our awesome rewrite of jomLike - with Likes, Labels & Annotations !

After we aquired jomLike & jomGive from our friends at CorePHP last August, we had promissed both existing subscribers as well as our custommers of exciting & ground breaking changes & features to both the extensions. jGive a full rewrite of JomGive was released soon after to add tons of Features & native Joomla & CB support bes...
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Quick2Cart is here!

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It's a great pleasure to announce (finally ;)) that our super flexible E-commerce solution for Joomla is here! For those who haven't heard about this yet, here's a recap!

In all the years we have been working in Joomla, we have continuously been frustrated with the lack of a shopping cart solution that's plug & play & at the same time is robust & scalable. There are lots of Carts in the market. But for most applications, they are just too huge & come with a lot of overheads.

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SocialAds 2.9 Beta - Campaigns, Budgeting & More!

We are pleased to announce that SocialAds 2.9 has entered Beta! This version brings some pretty major features to the advertising scene in Joomla. This blog will give you a quick overview of what to expect. Note that this is a beta release & should only be used for testing & not on Production sites !

A Whole New Charging Option with Campaigns & Budgeting !

SocialAds 2.9 beta brings a whole new Charging Model. With this new model, SocialAds will now let you make a Pre payment to add balance to your account, then create Campaigns, set budgets & create Ads against them without having to pay & checkout for every Ad. Google Ads, Facebook & LinkedIn Ads already work on this model.

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Switching to this model is optional. If you prefer to use the Pay & Checkout per Ad model, you can keep using this same. If you wish to switch, we have provided a quick migration tool that will convert your user's existing ad balances to the new model on a prorata basis.

Ad Balance & Billing

Once you are on this model, the users can use a 'Add Balance' process to prepay funds to their account on your site. A Nice looking Ad Billing view shows a history of all transactions as well as full details of how its being spent.

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Campaigns & Budgets

The user can create campaigns & set a Daily budget against the campaign. Ads will be created against campaigns. SocialAds will show Ads till the daily budget is exhausted.

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Beautiful with Bootstrap !

We have completely revamped the front end views of SocialAds & added some awesome Bootstrap magic. Now you don't have to wait for 3.0 to get a beautiful interface for SocialAds ! P.S. SocialAds will be 3.0 compatible by March end in the version 3.0 .

100+ Bug fixes & many Feature improvements

This version of SocialAds as of now has fixed 132 Bugs & added 6 features including the features mentioned above.

Help Us Beta Test & Give us Feedback

In order to do more inclusive development, we try & get our subscribers involved whenever possible in the planning & development process. This is your chance to help us test the beta release & also give valuable feedback on improving it. Jump on to our Beta testers Discussion forum. You can find documentation on how to setup SocialAds Beta 2.9 with Campaigns & Budgets here

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Event manager App for JTicketing makes its debut at Joomla Day India ! Check the Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek into the Jticketing Event Manager app that was used for Validating Joomla Day India 2013 Tickets !
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Invitex 2.6 is here ! - Facebook Request Invites, Automated Invitations & Much more !!

We are very pleased to announce the release of Invitex 2.6 which comes with the much awaited Facebook "Request" Invites and some really powerful features like Automated Intelligent Invitations, Google Analytics Integration & much more !  Here is a quick snapshot of the added features. Plus Invitex 2.6 is fully compatible with JomSocial 2.8 .

Facebook Request Invitations

In line with our commitment to give you the best & the latest in Invitations, we have updated our Facebook API plugin to now support Facebook Request Invitations which is the latest suggested method by Facebook to send invites.

 

Automated Intelligent Invites

This is similar to the email Facebook sends “ Do you know Meg, Ryan, Sally ? ”

Automated Invite

Borrowing on some of the logic we use in our People suggest system for "Imported Contact Analysis" , Invitex can now send automated emails to people who are not on your site yet, but are very likely to know a few people on your site. For this, you need to turn on "Store Imported contacts" in Invitex configuration. This is a revolutionary feature that will make your site as intelligent as Facebook :) & drive even more traffic !

In Addition a few more features which you will find pretty interesting are added.

  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Admin control on the order of Invitation methods in the frontend
  • Ask user to "Resend" Invites to previously Invited Email Addresses
  • [INVITER_NAME] and [INVITER_UNAME] tags to show Inviter name or Inviter Username in the Invitation  
  • JomSocial 2.8 Compatible

Read on to go through the complete changelog.

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Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav Goes Mobile !

The Sawai Gandharva Music Festival of Pune, which is celebrating its golden jubilee in December 2012, is without doubt one of the most important events held in Pune. Since last year, we had felt the need for a Phone application to make it easy to get information about the event. As soon as we got the blessings of the organisers, the Mobile developm...
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Joomla Common Payments API Released at Joomla World Conference, 2012

We are proud to announce that Techjoomla "Common Payments API for Joomla" was released as free GPL code at the Joomla World conference 2012 held at San Jose this month.  This release is focussed towards all our developer friends in the community & will benefit end users as well making payment plugins available more easily & for many ex...
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25% Off Everything this Thanksgiving !

Happy Thanksgiving from Techjoomla ! Get an awesome 25% off all our extensions as well as Combo packs this Thanksgiving ! Just use the discount code below & make your Holiday even more Awesome ! Code : THANKS12     Here's What our Top Extensions will cost you with this code Invitex 45$ 33.75$ BuySocialAds 70$   52.5$ BuyjGive 30$ 22.5$ BuyJ!Bolo 30...
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An awesome Discount on account of Diwali !

As Diwali draws closer, streets & houses all over India are lighting up with Diyas, lanterns & every form of light imaginable. There are holidays in the air & everyone is super excited to be going home to their families to celebrate one the biggest festivals of India ... Our Offices shall be closed on account of Diwali from 11...
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Drag & Drop Ordering in Joomla 3.0 - Discovering Joomla 3.0 Series

Continuing with our Joomla 3.0 Discovery series, this blog is targeted at End users. Joomla 3.0 has brought some awesome improvements in usability & you are sure to discover something new every time you open up the Admin panel. While working on the Joomla Day India site today, i had one such moment & thought i'd quickly share it :...
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Quick2Cart Update!

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Its been a while since we gave you an update on Quick2Cart. I got an email today morning asking about updates & I realized we hadn't posted a blog in a while. So here it goes! In the past few weeks, we have been tweaking Quick2Cart based on results on the various production sites as well as Beta tester inputs that we have been getting. We have ...
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