Blog - Extly Extensions http://www.extly.com/blog.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:13:22 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb support@extly.com (Extly Extensions) Summer time on Facebook: API 2.4 has been released http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/653-summer-time-on-facebook-api-2-4-has-been-released.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/653-summer-time-on-facebook-api-2-4-has-been-released.html Facebook API 24 UpdateFor us, there's nothing quite like having a perfect Summer vacation with friends and family. On Facebook world, Summer also means the best time to release a new API!

On July 8, 2015, Facebook released API Version 2.4.

It comes with API several tweaks. Most notably in our our area of interest:

  • Operations that reference the admin_creator object of a Post in now requires a Page access token.
  • The maximum limit for Page related objects is now set to limit=100
  • Declarative Fields, to try to improve performance on mobile networks
  • user_groups permission has been deprecated. We may continue to use the user_managed_groups permission (only managed groups can be accessed).

As usual, we have released maintenance releases to keep compatibility with the new Facebook API v2.4. This new API only applies to new Facebook Apps. Please, remember to update to the the latest version:

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:25:43 +0000
AutoTweet, Joocial and XTDir are coming with Mobile View http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/652-autotweet-joocial-and-xtdir-are-coming-with-mobile-view.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/652-autotweet-joocial-and-xtdir-are-coming-with-mobile-view.html AutoTweet and Joocial 8 Beta 1 are hereAutoTweet and Joocial 8 Beta 1 are here!

At this time, we have released AutoTweet and Joocial 8 Beta 1. They are the first step to renew from the ground up our line of extensions. These are the guidelines we are following to design and implement the next mayor versions:

  • AutoTweet 8, Joocial 8 and XTDir for SobiPro 6 will have mobility support to provide the best user experience
  • All extensions will have integrated Android and iOS apps
  • Our mobile apps are developed with JoomGap, a free and open source framework based on PhoneGap, Ionic and AngularJS for Joomla

Finally, Joomla 2.5 is not longer supported by Joomla community (EOF December 31, 2014) and JED has removed J25 extensions on June 30, 2015. All upcoming mayor versions are focused and optimized for Joomla 3. AutoTweetNG 7.9.2, Joocial 7.9.2 and XTDir for SobiPro 5.6.2 are the LAST versions compatible with Joomla 2.5. Be ready for Joomla 3 - migrate as soon as possible.

To the moon!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:55:13 +0000
Social content management on EasyBlog 5 Beta Mobile View http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/647-social-content-management-on-easyblog-5-beta-mobile-view.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/647-social-content-management-on-easyblog-5-beta-mobile-view.html Following the release of AutoTweetNG and Joocial 7.9, we are working with social content management on mobile devices and responsive technologies. On the same trend, EasyBlog 5 Beta 2 Comes With Mobile View:

We are living in times where everything is at the tip of our finger. Mobility is the key to ensure that software are able to provide the best experience to our users.

Even though EasyBlog 5 is still in Beta 2, we are already testing concepts and integrating the new user interface for social management and content auto-posting. In these screenshots, we show how a Quick Post from EasyBlog can be edited in AutoTweet Joocial Composer before publshing to social networks.

Social content management on EasyBlog 5 Beta Mobile View

To the moon!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 27 May 2015 22:53:18 +0000
AutoTweet Joocial 7.9, the biggest social hub for Joomla http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/646-autotweet-joocial-7-9-the-biggest-social-hub-for-joomla.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/646-autotweet-joocial-7-9-the-biggest-social-hub-for-joomla.html 60 social plugins for Joomla The biggest social hub ever

We have just released AutoTweetNG and Joocial 7.9. In this version, AutoTweetNG and Joocial have peaked to include 60 social plugins, more integrated Joomla extensions than ever, to reach this outstanding achievement:

  • 57 Social Plug-ins for Joomla extensions, including K2, Zoo, JomSocial, Fabrik, RSForm!, Cobalt CCK, among others.
  • Social Profile Links for Google plug-in
  • Facebook OpenGraph Tags plug-in
  • TwitterCard Tags plug-in

In addition, besides the usual set of new features, enhancements and bugs fixes, Joocial 7.9 includes the new Paywall mode to support this paid content distribution model. For more information, Joocial - Social Management on Paywall systems

A mobile app from your Joomla! website

Finally, AutoTweetNG and Joocial 7.9 are the LAST versions compatible for Joomla 2.5, be ready for Joomla 3 - migrate as soon as possible. Upcoming AutoTweet and Joocial 8 will be optimized for Joomla 3 only AND include the first Composer App. Composer App is going to be a hybrid mobile app to empower your social management, tighly integrated with Joomla via JoomGap (framework based on PhoneGap, Ionic and AngularJS for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8)

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Tue, 26 May 2015 18:18:00 +0000
Joomla 2.5 Support Ending: AutoTweet and Joocial 7.8.2 Beta is here http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/644-joomla-2-5-support-ending-autotweet-and-joocial-7-8-2-beta-is-here.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/644-joomla-2-5-support-ending-autotweet-and-joocial-7-8-2-beta-is-here.html Post Management - Repeat Until date field

According to Joomla timeline, Joomla 2.5 hit its end-of-life (EOL) on December 31, 2014. Starting in June the JED Joomla! Extensions Directory will begin phasing out 2.5 extensions.

The 2.5 Timeline

  • June 1, 2015: JED will no longer accept Joomla 2.5 only extensions.
  • June 30, 2015: The 2.5 compatibility icon will be disabled and any 2.5 only listings will be removed.

Today, we are releasing AutoTweet and Joocial 7.8.2 Beta. These packages include the last new features for Joomla 2.5, leading to the final release of 7.9.

AutoTweet and Joocial 7.8.2 Beta include the following new features:

  • Joocial Post Management - Repeat Until date field
  • Joocial Post Management - Post description field
  • Feeds RSS Script removal
  • Feeds Get Image from Page
  • Multilingual - Define language tag by content

To check the full changelog, please, click here.

Upcoming AutoTweet and Joocial 8 are going to support Joomla 3 or superior.

 

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Mon, 18 May 2015 17:06:58 +0000
Keep up-to-date with the growth in mobile traffic http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/643-keep-up-to-date-with-the-growth-in-mobile-traffic.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/643-keep-up-to-date-with-the-growth-in-mobile-traffic.html JoomGap, mobile apps from your Joomla! website

We have just released new stable versions of our top extensions: AutoTweet & Joocial 7.8 and XTDir 5.6. As usual, they include a nice set of features, improvements and bugfixes. Moreover, these versions are critical in our evolution strategy.

Mobile traffic will continue to rise as smart devices take over the world. Besides Joomla 3 adoption and migration to the latest responsive design frameworks, we plan to release JoomGap, mobile apps from your Joomla! website.

At this stage, we are working to provide in the next major versions these mobile apps:

Stay Tuned!

Joocial new social meter 2Updates in AutoTweet and Joocial 7.8

Facebook announced and released Facebook API 2.3 on March 25th (F8 conference). Please, remember to update as soon as possible to avoid any incompatibility.

As part of our new adopted technologies, we have renewed and added Social Meter 2.0 . To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

How to generate 5,000 evergreen content items

Based on a customer's idea to take advantage of Joocial's evergreens and a big set of articles to republish them to social media channels, we have supported this scenario and published this article with a step-by-step guide.

Updates in XTDir 5.6

In this version, we have featured a new Promo-Validation Field. This new field allows to easily restrict the Number of Entries per User. To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:58:50 +0000
Riding The News: March as every year is a month full of news http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/641-riding-the-news-march-as-every-year-is-a-month-full-of-news.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/641-riding-the-news-march-as-every-year-is-a-month-full-of-news.html Besides the recent release of Joomla 3.4, this month JomSocial has released its expected mayor version, JomSocial 4.0 Is Here!, SobiPro has also released a new version (1.1.12) with nice new additions and we have expanded our 50+ social hub of integrated social extensions in AutoTweet and Joocial.

Updates for JomSocial 4Updates for JomSocial 4

JomSocial 4 includes many new features, What You Need To Know and More things you need to know. As a technology partner, we have had early access to development versions and now we are ready to release all the integrated extensions:

To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

Updates for SobiPro 1.1.12Updates for SobiPro 1.1.12

In this version, besides enhancements and fixes, SobiPro has introduced Dependency in Lists. We have integrated the new feature and release a new version to all XTDir family of extensions.

To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

Updates in AutoTweet and Joocial 7.7.3Updates in AutoTweet and Joocial 7.7.3

Even though, we have defined this version with a focus on maintainance, we have added new plugins to integrate more extensions to our social hub. New members of AutoTweet and Joocial family:

  • NEW: JDownloads plugin - An extensive Download Manager
  • NEW: JGive plugin - Donations and Funding for Joomla
  • NEW: JTicketing plugin - A feature packed event booking system
  • NEW: EasySocial plugin - Events and Groups support

To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:12:04 +0000
Showing the right content to the right people http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/640-to-show-the-right-content-to-the-right-people.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/640-to-show-the-right-content-to-the-right-people.html To set the tone for the year, we are releasing AutoTweetNG v7.7 and Joocial v7.7. The goal of these releases is to distribute curated Joomla content to reach the right people at the right time. At a high level, we are introducing new interactive tools to compose perfect messages and more ways to integrate the content hub to achieve a 360º broadcast.

Facebook OpenGraph Tags, Twitter Cards Tags and Google Social Profile Links

All mayor social platforms have published its own tags to describe content. In these releases, we are publishing plugins to support them and satisfy any need:

  • Facebook Open Graph Tags plug-in (only AutoTweetNG Pro and Joocial)
  • TwitterCards Tags plug-in (only Joocial)
  • Social Profile Links for Google

Social Profile Links for Google in AutoTweetNG

A new hub for social content management

Nowadays, content strategy is relevant through a variety of channels. AutoTweetNG and Joocial are positioned as the best solutions for social content distribution to a hub of channels.

A new hub for social content management

To see the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check out the changelog.

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:32:23 +0000
Joocial, year 2015: a new hub for social content management http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/636-joocial-year-2015-a-new-hub-for-social-content-management.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/636-joocial-year-2015-a-new-hub-for-social-content-management.html With the release of AutoTweetNG and Joocial v7.6, we have completed the 2014 objectives to introduce a new hub for social content management.

Nowadays, content strategy is relevant through a variety of distribution channels. The “web page” is not longer the main channel. A Hub of Channels has created a new way to communicate us.

Joocial Social Cloud 2015 Social Hub

Our aim to manage posts is based on a set of common tools for content composition, scheduling, repetition and integration from the business source to multiple segmented targets.

To consolidate this vision, beyond simply renewing the platform, we have been steadily adding integrated extensions to reach a whopping number of +50 extensions. On the other hand, beyond the most popular social networks, likewise Facebook and Twitter, we have just incorporated Scoop.it, Tumblr, JomSocial and EasySocial. Particularly, JomSocial and EasySocial are native Joomla! social networks.

Far from plain auto-publish, AutoTweet NG and Joocial create Posts from articles, RSS news feeds and manual messages to introduce new content actions into the social hub, along selection, creation, maintenance and distribution steps.

New Composer

Once the messages are generated, a virtual assistant helps to publish and manage a publishing agenda to reach the target audience. As a result, the content is distributed to multiple and evolving channels.

The concept of a “web page” can no longer be equated to the content itself. We need to stop referencing “web page” as content. CMS users need to start seeing content as something separate from the web page. The old perception of the "web page" must die.

This is certainly a challenging task. It requires a change in the user’s mental model. Instead of authors asking “How does this look?” they ought to ask “How does this read?”

Karen McGrane, Channels, Chunks, and the Death of the "Web Page", written by Randy Carey - Joomla! Community Magazine, Issue 2014 May

 New Year Resolutions

 Following this year of great achievements, we have several objectives for 2015:

  • Joomla! 2.5 is reaching the general End of Support, on December 31, 2014. The next mayor release of AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8 will not support it.
  • With more room for growth, we plan to extend our support for mobile devices and responsive technologies. For instance, under the radar, we released XT Adaptive Images, changing how images are generated for mobile devices in Joomla!.
  • Complementary management services: Internet is very large. Thus, multiple services have to be orchestrated to manage an ever-increasing complexity. We are planning to integrate third-party services to enhance several areas, such as dashboards and reporting.
  • Working on our renewed platform, we are in the iterative process to improve and update extensions information, user manuals, demo sites and tutorials.
  • And more powerful features, integrated extensions and social channels are coming.

To sum up, our focus is filling the need for serving up content across multiple social channels. A year ago, we delineated our objectives to update all extensions and our internal processes. Today, we have completed them and we are ready to take on the challenge of a unified social hub for 2015.

Thank you for your constant feedback and support!

 

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:25:52 +0000
Scoop.it! and Tumblr channels for Joocial http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/635-scoop-it-and-tumblr-channels-for-joocial.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/635-scoop-it-and-tumblr-channels-for-joocial.html Breaking news! We are adding new channels to extend the content hub supported by Joocial. Right now, available in Joocial v7.5.2 BETA, Tumblr and Scoop.it! channels.

Joocial is a social Media tool for Joomla. A powerful social content platform to manage multiple social networks, namely Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. It is a central content solution to publish from the CMS to several targets. Now, Scoop.it! and Tumblr channels are new destinations for your content.

About Scoop.it!

Scoop.it helps professionals and businesses publish content online in a meaningful, easy and rewarding way. Discover, curate and publish great content to get visibility online.

Scoop.it! channel for Joocial

About Tumblr

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.

Tumblr channel for Joocial

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:47:07 +0000
Black Friday and Cyber Monday, buy one, get one 30% off storewide! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/634-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-buy-one-get-one-30-off-storewide.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/634-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-buy-one-get-one-30-off-storewide.html Take full advantage of the recent releases with a new or renewed membership purchase at 30% off until Cyber Monday.

30% Off Storewide - Coupon BFCM2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday, buy one, get one 30% off storewide!

Until December 2nd, 2014 - Join the Club »

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:38:47 +0000
Service migration completed! ... now running on a Joomla! revamped platform http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/633-service-migration-completed-now-running-on-a-joomla-revamped-platform.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/633-service-migration-completed-now-running-on-a-joomla-revamped-platform.html One of our key objectives for this year is the release of our Revamped Platform. Right now, we are glad to announce that we have completed the mayor tasks.

We are still going to be releasing new content in the upcoming months, but the operation is fully deployed in the new platform. To give you a timeline and some snapshots of the project efforts:

Timeline

November

  • Joocial and AutoTweetNG v7.5 - new Social Composer release.
  • XTDir for SobiPro v5.5.3.
  • Final Main Site migration and updated Support Service.

October

September

  • Migration from Joomla v2.5 to Joomla v3.3.
  • Release of the new Subscription and Download Management.
  • XT Adaptive Images release, to deliver re-scaled images for mobile devices..

June - August

  • Planning, Planning, Planning ... and Testing

New Extly Support Service

Extly Support Service

New Extly Documentation Mini-Site

Extly Documentation

Now, in November and December, more incremental improvements are coming on top of this development. Thank you for your constant feedback and support!

 

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:36:51 +0000