Blog - Extly Extensions Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:44:42 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (Extly Extensions) Introducing Update Day Update Day is a 24-hour virtual event designed to help people update their Joomla! website(s) with free assistance from leading experts. The event is being held on November 28th. Participating organizations include Perfect Dashboard, Arc Technology Group, DJ-Extensions and Extly to name a few.

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Why Virtual

In an effort to reach Joomla's global community and make it easy to participate, Update Day will help as a virtual event. All activities will be done via the web and comfort of your armchair.

The Goal

As a first time initiative, the Update Day team has set a modest goal of performing 100 updates. The updates include installations, extensions, and templates.

The Perks

Besides the ability to learn and be apart of something awesome, each Update Day participant will receive a virtual gift bag filled with discounts and special offers on popular Joomla! extensions and templates.

I Want to Help

You can help make the first Update Day a success by spreading the news among your network and customers. Simply link to the Update Day website or social profiles (Twitter or Facebook). If you produce Joomla! products, you can be a sponsor by offering a coupon code that we can add to our virtual gift bag. Best of all, there's no financial investment required.

How to Participate

Simply subscribe to the mailing list on the Update Day website if you're interested in being a virtual event attendee and receive free update assistance on November 28th.

Update Day is going to be a blast. With Joomla! support from leading professionals and awesome giveaways. Don't miss the first Update Day. Best of all, you participate from the comfort of your home or office.

Here are the links, check them out:


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Let's make our social hub great, together After more than six years developing the biggest social hub for Joomla!, now we are working on the next major version. Our goal is to listen to your feedback, make improvements and face new challenges. We created a survey for you to let us know what you think so far. It takes less than five minutes, and each question is designed to help us make AutoTweet and Joocial 9 better.

Survey: Connect Your Joomla!

Get Started

  • What extensions do you use today?
  • What channels do you need?
  • What feeds do you need?
  • Let's be bold!

Let's make our social hub great, together

To give you more information about our vision:

AutoTweet and Joocial 9 will implement modern technologies to connect a new hub of services:

  • A 360º view of an ecosystem of information services
  • An Open Source Hub of technologies
  • Powered by mobile & desktop frameworks
  • Inspired by a new generation of our Joocial Composer App (mobile app for Android and iOS)
  • Looking directly into the future Internet of things
  • Available in multiple languages

To the moon!

Photo by Summer Skyes 11

]]> (Extly) Blog Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:16:19 +0000
Twitter is back and it comes with friends This month, we are releasing AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8.8 featuring Twitter news (tweets are back to 140 characters) and Medium channels support.

Twitter is back and it comes with friends

Initially, tweets had 140 characters, but Twitter changed this definition to count images and links as characters to reduce text length... Now, they are back to 140 as a way to simplify tweet writing (and our life!).

These improvements are included in the latest version released today. Stable versions are available now. Member Downloads

Medium - An online publishing platform

In this release, we are adding support for a new publishing platform to our content hub, Medium.
Medium - An online publishing platform

Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, and launched in August 2012.

The platform is an example of evolved social journalism, having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers on Medium and is regularly regarded as a blog host.

AutoTweetNG Free, PRO and Joocial 8.8.0 are already available. Member Downloads

If you have any question or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our support team will be glad to help you.

To the moon!

]]> (Extly) Blog Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:21:25 +0000
Introducing our new partner: JoomForest We are happy to introduce you JoomForest, a premium Joomla! Templates club which provides modern and beautiful Templates and Extensions.


"Sirena" - Responsive Joomla Template based on Powerful Gantry 5 Framework. Template is created on principles of Google's Material Design.
Template comes with lots of unique features and elements. Dozens of pre-made layouts give you a freedom to create anything you want. Also, Sirena has a Unique Theme for a "Community Builder" Social Networking Software and "Kunena" Forum Software.

Product Page - Live Demo

jf mobile menu pro1 

JoomForest's one of the best modules is "JF Mobile Menu Pro" - a professional mobile menu module for Joomla. It is based on beautiful Material Design. Mobile Menu module also can work as a simple vertical Joomla menu in any template position.
JF Mobile Menu Pro is easily customizable. You can choose to use a module with or without "Slide Panel" function, you can set-up animation types, add icons to menu items, to choose in which device to show, choose a direction, add custom font stylesheet and much more other options.

Product Page - Live Demo

 jf bottom panel1

"JF Bottom Panel" is a beautiful profile panel module for EasySocial and JomSocial. It shows avatar, badge, points, EasySocial and JomSocial menu items, user search, notifications.
The module is easily editable. You can set-up login form options and 3-rd party extension integration options, edit color styles, add google fonts or add your own CSS styles.

Product Page - Live Demo

 JF Login Pro1

"JF Login Pro" is a beautiful popup login module for Joomla. It supports JomSocial, EasySocial and Kunena Forum Extensions. In the module you can choose 3-rd party extension integration, set-up dropdown type, show name, username or email, also you can set-up custom links. Also, you can set-up color styles, add google fonts or add your own CSS styles.

Product Page - Live Demo

 Enjoy with 25% discount on JoomForest Subscription Plans and Extly major extensions (AutoTweetNG, Joocial, XTDir and Extly Club).


Coupon expires on August 22, 2016.

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Modern Facebook, Google and Telegram social sharing is here We started with small steps, adding a few enhancements and solving new feature requests.... and we attended to J and Beyond 2016. In the event, we received a clear picture of what a modern extension must provide, particularly in social networking. There is a huge movement in our industry and we are adopting the new practices in AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8.7.

autotweet joocial 8.7 modern facebook google and telegram social sharing is here

We are packing a long list of features. These are our featured news according to the innovation level and impact:

  • Facebook Instant Articles channel: We have included a new Facebook channel to support Instant Articles. Facebook’s Instant Articles were initially restricted to featured publishers, but now this technlogy is open to all publishers. For more information, click here.
  • Facebook channels update: since a long time ago, we implemented a legacy "Facebook SDK for PHP 3" library. Today, we are moving our implementation to the latest 5.2 version. This change requires PHP 5.4 or greater. For more information, click here.
  • Telegram channel: We have added Telegram support in Joocial 8.7. Telegram is a new era of messaging, a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed.
  • Updated shorthener and Google Blogger channel: in this version, we have also updated Google integration to Client library for Google APIs 2.0.

These are an initial spring to modernize our platform. These changes bring a whole new set of features. On the other hand, we had to raise PHP requirement to 5.4 or greater.

To release this version, we are going to publish a Beta version today and the final version in a week. AutoTweetNG Free, PRO and Joocial 8.7.0 Beta are already available.

If you have any question or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our support team will be glad to help you.

To the moon!

]]> (Extly) Blog Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:36:29 +0000
Facebook Developer Alert: Graph API v2.0 is reaching the end On Monday, August 8, 2016, Facebook is going to deprecate Graph API v2.0. The Graph API is the primary way that data is retrieved from or posted to Facebook. This event affects the upcoming versions of AutoTweet and Joocial. Particularly, upcoming AutoTweet and Joocial 8.7 are going to implement the latest Facebook SDK (v5.2).

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Until now, AutoTweet and Joocial have been working on the venerable Facebook SDK v3. We strive to be backward-compatible and match Joomla 3 minimum requirements (PHP 5.3) ... but this time, we are forced to raise the minimum requirements to PHP 5.4 or greater.

Please, take note that PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 are not longer considered as stable versions. They are buggy, outdated and do not receive support by PHP community. Furthermore, PHP 5.5 is also reaching end of life on 10 Jul 2016. If you are facing the decision to upgrade, PHP 5.6 is the current stable version, with support until 31 Dec 2018.

On the bright side, we take this step as the first one heading into the direction of Autotweet and Joocial 9. This is going to be a full new platform based on modern PHP and Javascript practices.

If you have any question or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our support team will be glad to help you.

To the moon!

]]> (Extly) Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:05:00 +0000
Looking for something new? XT Backup for Akeeba iOS is here Looking for something new? XT Backup for  Akeeba iOS is here

We have previously released XT Backup for Akeeba on Android. XT Backup allows to manage Akeeba on your entire back-up environment to provide a real-time, in-depth and holistic view of your storage environment so you can save time, save money and reduce risks. To backup from anywhere and whenever you have an internet connection.

Now, following the process to release it in Apple iTunes App Store, we have it ready as Beta App in Apple's TestFlight Beta Testing.

If you are interested to participate in the Beta Testing, please, contact us to join the program.

Finally, in this phase, we have a special launch offer:

XT Backup PRO 35% OFF - Coupon XTBACKUPJAB16

To the moon!


]]> (Extly) Blog Fri, 13 May 2016 10:07:51 +0000
XT Backup for Akeeba goes to #JaB16 XT Backup goes to Barcelona

We have been working hard to be ready for J and Beyond 2016, Barcelona. Today, we have released our brand new mobile application, XT Backup for Akeeba.

XT Backup allows to manage Akeeba on your entire back-up environment to provide a real-time, in-depth and holistic view of your storage environment so you can save time, save money and reduce risks.

Meet us at #JaB16, install XT Backup, backup right there and claim for your FREE XT Backup PRO - 1 year membership.

XT Backup for Akeeba - Android

XT Backup for Akeeba - iOS
Available now in TestFlight
Invitation only - Contact us

XT Backup for Akeeba - To backup from anywhere you have an internet connection

  • Manage your entire heterogeneous backup environment 24 x 7.
  • Backup any PHP site or application in seconds.
  • A convenient backup agenda for busy people. Get reminded, anywhere.
  • Based on the rock-solid Akeeba Backup technology.
  • Powered by Akeeba for WordPress, Joomla!, PrestaShop, phpBB and much more.

Finally, in Barcelona from 20 to 22/05, Anibal (@anibal_sanchez) will present you the conference « JED development: how to collaborate and improve our extensions directory » More info

See you soon!
Extly Team

]]> (Extly) Blog Mon, 09 May 2016 12:28:23 +0000
Social Media Strategies for Joomla! Social Media Strategies for Joomla!

At this time, we have a brand new tutorial for AutoTweetNG and Joocial. We have several good practices and new features to share from version 8.6. For instance, our list of social strategies for Joomla!:

  1. Social Auto-Posting
  2. Social Content Management
  3. Joocial Evergreen Management
  4. Joocial Channel Management

Learn more

]]> (Extly) Blog Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:16:24 +0000
Joomla 3.5: All about Emojis - UPDATED We can talk many hours about the amazing features being included in Joomla! 3.5... Forget it! It is all about Emojis.

Emojis are the main feature that we love in Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and every possible social network. Now, with the upcoming release Joomla 3.5, the full range of expressions are available for social publishing from Joomla! sites.

We have AutoTweet, Joocial and the Composer App 8.5.1 ready and this very post is being published with Joomla 3.5 RC4. Today, Joomla! 3.5 has been postponed to Monday, 21st March to complete the testing phase. We have also postponed the release to match the same schedule. Be ready!

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In you want to play with Joomla 3.5 RC 4 and Emojis, please, contact our support team to send you the latest build.

To the moon!

UPDATE 2016-03-21: Confirmed. Joomla 3.5. is going to be released on March 21st evening. We may have to delay AutoTweet, Joocial and the Composer App 8.5.1 to March 22nd.


]]> (Extly) Blog Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:44:25 +0000
Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 are almost here, we're ready for testing! March is going to be huge. PHP 7 is coming with amazing performance records and Joomla! 3.5 Beta 3 has just been released. This Joomla version has a lot of new features, improvements, bug fixes and supports PHP 7. It is going to be revolutionary.

In the same line, we are releasing beta versions of our major extensions to fully support and take advantage of Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 improvements:

  • AutoTweetNG Free 8.4.1
  • AutoTweetNG Pro 8.4.1
  • Joocial 8.4.1
  • XTDir for SobiPro 6.0.5
  • XTDir for JomSocial 6.0.5

These are BETA releases, that should only be used on test sites. 

Ready for Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7

When is Joomla 3.5 stable release due?

  • March 2nd, 2016 - 3.5 Release Candidate
  • March 9th, 2016 - 3.5 Stable Release

Please note that dates may be subject to change depending on availability of volunteers and circumstances.

]]> (Extly) Blog Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:29:43 +0000
This weekend #JD16UK, Google+ is back and it comes with friends We are packing to attend to JoomlaDay UK -2016. Before we leave the office, we have a couple of news to share :-D

We are more than happy to inform you guys that we are having 15% off on all of our major extensions. You can use the coupon code JDLDN16.

 JD16UK Google is back and it comes with friends

From Joomla to Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp and more

Joocial now integrates the Composer App. Beyond content auto-posting, our social mobile app is the next stage of channel management for Joomla!. Ready to provide new advanced features for communities, powered by mobile added-value services. From Joomla! extensions, content items can be directly published via mobile sharing to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp (or any other application ).

Evergreen Posts Reloaded

Evergreens features have been growing very fast and we have received multiple request to expand them. The upcoming version presents Evergreens as a first class citizens in our social hub.

  • NEW: Joocial - Evergreens in Requests
  • NEW: Joocial - Evergreens in Rules - Is Evergreen
  • NEW: Joocial - Evergreens in Posts
  • NEW: Joocial - Evergreens - Batch Management

Enter EasyBlog Composer

EasyBlog 5 has a new composing experience, an unique and powerful composer that gives more freedom to write, add photos and videos, share links and more. In the upcoming Joocial 8.4, we have integrated our Social Publish Manager to empower EasyBlog Composer. In this way, EasyBlog users can take full advantage of our social media solution.

Finally, we have just released new beta version of our major extensions.

To the moon!

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