Blog - Extly Extensions http://www.extly.com/blog.html Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:37:11 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb support@extly.com (Extly Extensions) Modern Facebook, Google and Telegram social sharing is here http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/685-modern-facebook-google-and-telegram-social-sharing-is-here.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/685-modern-facebook-google-and-telegram-social-sharing-is-here.html 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 Goo.gl 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!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:36:29 +0000
Facebook Developer Alert: Graph API v2.0 is reaching the end http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/684-facebook-s-developer-alert-graph-api-v2-0-is-reaching-the-end.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/684-facebook-s-developer-alert-graph-api-v2-0-is-reaching-the-end.html 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).

facebook s developer alert graph api v2 0 is reaching the end

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!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:05:00 +0000
Looking for something new? XT Backup for Akeeba iOS is here http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/683-looking-for-something-new-xt-backup-for-akeeba-ios-is-here.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/683-looking-for-something-new-xt-backup-for-akeeba-ios-is-here.html 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!

 

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Fri, 13 May 2016 10:07:51 +0000
XT Backup for Akeeba goes to #JaB16 http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/682-xt-backup-for-akeeba-goes-to-jab16.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/682-xt-backup-for-akeeba-goes-to-jab16.html 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

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Mon, 09 May 2016 12:28:23 +0000
Social Media Strategies for Joomla! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/679-social-media-strategies-for-joomla.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/679-social-media-strategies-for-joomla.html 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

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:16:24 +0000
Joomla 3.5: All about Emojis - UPDATED http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/678-joomla-3-5-all-about-emojis.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/678-joomla-3-5-all-about-emojis.html 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!

J35 all about emojis

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.

 

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:44:25 +0000
Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 are almost here, we're ready for testing! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/675-joomla-3-5-and-php-7-are-almost-here-we-re-ready-for-testing.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/675-joomla-3-5-and-php-7-are-almost-here-we-re-ready-for-testing.html 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.

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:29:43 +0000
This weekend #JD16UK, Google+ is back and it comes with friends http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/674-this-weekend-jd16uk-google-is-back-and-it-comes-with-friends.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/674-this-weekend-jd16uk-google-is-back-and-it-comes-with-friends.html 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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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:54:34 +0000
A full circle from EasyBlog Composer to Joocial Composer App http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/673-a-full-circle-from-easyblog-composer-to-joocial-composer-app.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/673-a-full-circle-from-easyblog-composer-to-joocial-composer-app.html We are pushing the limits. We have recently released AutoTweet, Joocial and Composer App v8.3 to complete the most powerful social content management solution, completing a vision from auto-publishing to mobile content sharing supporting Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp (or any other application ).

Now, we are working for the upcoming v8.4 and we have exciting news.

Enter EasyBlog Composer

a full circle from easyblog composer to joocial composer app

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.

To the moon!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:29:55 +0000
Out of the Box: mobile content sharing for Joomla! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/672-out-of-the-box-mobile-content-sharing-for-joomla.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/672-out-of-the-box-mobile-content-sharing-for-joomla.html We have been working hard on Joocial and JoomGap to cope with the opportunity and challenge of mobility. In social media management, there is a gap between content creation and social sharing that have to be covered to take advantage of its full potential.

Right now, we are releasing our second take on Joocial Composer App 8.3, and it comes with a new powerful feature: mobile content sharing.

Until now, Joocial and AutoTweetNG have integrated Joomla! CMS with social networks to publish content directly from the site. In this new development, Joocial Composer App is integrated with our extensions to manage posts and share them from the mobile device. This feature provides a whole new dimension to social management for Joomla!. In this new scenario, new business cases are supported. Firstly, a social manager can supervise and manage all posts from Joomla! (a frequent requirement from users whom prefer manual publishing instead of content auto-publishing). Secondly, content can be shared or re-shared at any time or from anywhere when an opportunity appears (e.g. a community event). Finally, all social networks are integrated via their own mobile applications, likewise:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • WhatsApp
  • Any social network with a mobile app

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In this road, we expect great many things. For instance: we are creating our Instagram and Pinterest channels to feed them right from our site with Joocial Composer App.

To the moon!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:14:52 +0000
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2016! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/666-happy-holidays-and-best-wishes-for-2016.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/666-happy-holidays-and-best-wishes-for-2016.html Happy Holidays from everyone here at Extly.  Wishing you happiness and success in 2016!

Happy holidays and best wishes for 2016!

Extly in 2015: A Fantastic Year

In this year, we have achieved an overhaul to our extensions and released major versions of AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8 (including 60+ integration plugins) and XTDir 6 for SobiPro 1.2, JomSocial 4.1 and EasySocial 1.4. On top of this, we have released JoomGap framework to empower Joomla-enabled mobile apps and presented it in Joomla World Conference, Bangalore.

Based on JoomGap framework, we have been able to create our first mobile application for Joomla! and social networking, Joocial Composer App.

Additionally, we have revamped Extly's documentation site and support site, launched JoomGap main site and documentation site.

Now we are ready to keep on building. Looking forward to an exciting 2016!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:15:02 +0000
XTDir 6 for Bootstrap 3 and SobiPro 1.2 is almost here http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/665-xtdir-6-for-bootstrap-3-and-sobipro-1-2-is-almost-here.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/665-xtdir-6-for-bootstrap-3-and-sobipro-1-2-is-almost-here.html XTDir 6 is the next major version of the greatest extension for SobiPro. In this release, we are featuring an extensive review for Bootstrap 3 and SobiPro 1.2. At this time, we are releasing XTDir 6 for SobiPro 1.2 Beta 1 and you can check it live in our demo site: http://demo.xtdir.com

  • Bootstrap 3: Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. It has been adopted by many Joomla theme developers and it brings many improvements over the standard Bootstrap 2.3.2. Read More.
  • SobiPro 1.2: In this new SobiPro version Sigsiu's team concentrated their efforts to refine the front-end output of SobiPro.  To adapt the SobiPro layout to the used Joomla! template, SobiPro 1.2 has the ability to switch off loading its Bootstrap and Icon fonts and use the ones from the template instead. It also brings new icon fonts, which can be loaded. To adapt completely to Bootstrap 3 output, SobiPro now has the possibility to switch its generated HTML output to Bootstrap 3 format. Read more.

xtdir 6 for boostrap 3

Beyond these outstanding features, we have taken the time to rewrite many features for speed and created a final package ready for mobile devices.

The future looks bright and the times ahead are exciting. This is our new platform for mobile content management. We have already started rolling out and we intend to amaze you with every new release.

Please, check the final list of features packaged in this beta release. Do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.

Version 6.0 Beta 1 - 2 December 2015

  • NEW: XTDir Categories of SobiPro - Bootstrap 3 layouts (Accordion and Media Grid)
  • NEW: XTDir Entries Accordion - Bootstrap 3 layout
  • NEW: XTDir Faceted Search for SobiPro - Bootstrap 3 layout
  • NEW: XTDir Grid of Entries - Bootstrap 3 layout
  • NEW: XTDir My Entries - Bootstrap 3 layout
  • Feature: Compatibility review for Bootstrap 3
  • Feature: Compatibility review for SobiPro 1.2
  • Feature: Compatibility review for EasySocial 1.4
  • Feature: Compatibility review for JomSocial 4.1
  • Feature: General Javascript Optimization
  • Update: FoF Library - 2015-10-17
  • Enhancement: SP 1.1 PromoInfo field not editable by default (Contact field)
  • Enhancement: Margin sign label
  • Enhancement: Live update streams
  • Deprecated: SobiPro 1.0 - End of Support
  • Deprecated: Joomla 2.5 - End of Support
  • Optimizations and code styling

To the moon!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 02 Dec 2015 17:22:28 +0000