Blog - Extly Extensions http://www.extly.com/blog.html Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:28:36 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb support@extly.com (Extly Extensions) Changes to Facebook post publishing rules http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/701-facebook-changes-on-post-publishing-rules.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/701-facebook-changes-on-post-publishing-rules.html Facebook has recently implemented a change in the rules that follow to create Posts. As a consequence, many users are being affected worldwide, and the impact is still generating questions. Since the change affects the whole ecosystem of tools and solutions associated with Facebook, a new wave of extension updates and news is coming to incorporate the new definitions.

Facebook changes on post publishing rules

Particularly, we have just released Joocial, AutoTweetNG PRO and AutoTweet Free 8.14 incorporating enhancements to the current family of components, modules and plugins. Please, remember to update as soon as possible. Take advantage of the current SUMMER SALE! --- 25% OFF --- Coupon SUMMER17

What Changed

On July 18th, 2017, Facebook changed the rules of how the complementary information of a link is retrieved to compose a Post.

In the past, a post published by a site or service, via Facebook API, could be fully composed and defined. The Facebook API could include all fields and values for picture, name, caption, thumbnail, description.

After the change of rules, the complementary information of a link is loaded from the page, and the values submitted with the Facebook API are ignored.

This change has already been reported as a bug, for more information: On sharing a URL the picture, name, caption, thumbnail and description set manually is ignored developers.facebook.com/bugs/165375244006359/. We are monitoring if Facebook "fixes" this definition since several developers (11) are reporting this change as a bug. At this point, Facebook has closed all bugs, and the new definition is final.

Facebook post has no image

As an immediate consequence, many posts are being published with no image or a blank rectangle. To solve the issue, Open Graph tags must be implemented on the site, for every content item.

In the past, Open Graph tags were a good practice to adopt and describe the published information. These hidden tags help to enrich the posts manually shared by users. Right now, it's the only way to provide the right fields to Facebook. To confirm how Facebook reads your pages: Testing Your Markup

Next Steps

If your site is publishing posts with missing fields or a wrong image, please, check the following FAQs. We have updated them to reflect the change, and detailed what are the steps to solve the issue:

Finally, we have just released Joocial, AutoTweetNG PRO and AutoTweet Free 8.14 incorporating enhancements to the current family of components, modules and plugins. Please, remember to update as soon as possible.

P.S. If you have an old version of the extensions, you can take advantage of the current SUMMER SALE! --- 25% OFF --- Coupon SUMMER17

Reference: Facebook - A Guide to Sharing for Webmasters

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:04:32 +0000
Web Push and Push Notifications for mobile apps are here! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/699-web-push-and-push-notifications-for-mobile-apps-are-here.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/699-web-push-and-push-notifications-for-mobile-apps-are-here.html Today, we have just released AutoTweet and Joocial 8.12.0. This new version of Joocial completes our implementation of Web Push and Push Notifications. To check full changelog, please, visit this link.

  • Web Push notifications were included in the previous version. However, this new version brings featured enhancements, such us support for Pushwoosh web push with images.

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  • The full scope of possible notification types:

Web Push and Push Notifications for mobile apps are here!

Additionally, we have also release Joocial 9 CLI Alpha 3, including the same features to keep "feature parity" with the stable version. The Alpha 3 is coming with the full web service (secured with JWT) that will empower the future client integration.

Finally, remember to take advantage of the hottest sale of the Summer. Save 25% on our subscriptions and renewals. SUMMER SALE! --- 25% OFF --- Coupon SUMMER17

To the moon!

 

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:29:16 +0000
Summer Sale: 25% Off Extensions & Club! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/698-summer-sale.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/698-summer-sale.html Summer News & Topics

In our notes, we have a whole load of exciting news that is coming in the second half of 2017. For all of these reasons, this is the right time to upgrade.

  • Facebook for Developers - Upgrade Reminder: Apps with access to Graph API v2.3 will reach the end of its 2-year lifetime on 10 July, 2017. To ensure a smooth transition, please upgrade to a recent version of AutoTweetNG and Joocial.
  • Joocial 8.11 has support for Web Push Notifications.
  • Joocial 8.12 is coming with support for SlimApps and Mobile Push Notifications.
  • The next versions of AutoTweet and Joocial will feature Joomla 3.7 Custom Fields with a seamless integration. For more information, please, visit this tutorial: Managing Custom Fields.
  • On the horizon, we are developing Joocial 9, the next major version of our social platform as the future hub for content management systems.
  • On top of these upcoming events, we are looking directly into Joomla 4. If you are interested in this development, please, watch this interview.

Don't miss this yearly opportunity. Upgrade now to be ready!

 

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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 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:10:07 +0000
Web Push Notifications. A service worker for Joomla! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/697-web-push-notifications-a-service-worker-for-joomla.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/697-web-push-notifications-a-service-worker-for-joomla.html The Push API gives web applications the ability to receive messages pushed to them from a server, whether or not the web app is in the foreground, or even currently loaded, on a user agent. This lets developers deliver asynchronous notifications and updates to users that opt in, resulting in better engagement with timely new content. - MDN > Web technology for developers > Web APIs > Push API

Web Push Notifications for Joomla!

Web Push Notifications is an emerging standard to send alerts. It is currently supported by Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Following the trend, we have just released Joocial 8.11.0 Beta supporting this technology, powered by OneSignal or Pushwoosh services. For more information, please, visit the documentation here: Web Push notifications for Joomla!. You can also visit our https://news.joocial.com, where Web Push notifications are enabled.

Web Push Notifications for Joomla!

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

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Tue, 30 May 2017 15:28:57 +0000
Spring is a time for renewal http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/696-spring-is-a-time-for-renewal.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/696-spring-is-a-time-for-renewal.html Today, we have severals news to share about the available versions and powerful new features:

  • AutoTweet and Joocial 8.10: In our regular update, we are introducing RSS Feeds Direct Posts. A brand new feature, to publish posts directly from RSS Feeds. This feature requires Joocial 9 Alpha 1 CLI. To implement it, please contact us.
  • XTDir 6.4.2 for SobiPro 1.3.6: SobiPro is on the road to renew its internal architecture, and we are closely following it. Please, remember to update as soon as possible.
  • Joomla 3.7 is just around the corner, and these latest releases have been tested in the most recent Beta release.

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Joocial 9 - Alpha 1 News

The future content hub

We are developing the stable branch of AutoTweet and Joocial 8 at the same time than we create Joocial 9. So, we are reaching full compatibility and implementing new features on the same releases.

  • If you prefer to wait for the final Joocial 9 stable version, you are going to notice that new features are tagged in the user interface as "Only Joocial 9".
  • If you plan to test the new Joocial 9 - Alpha 1 CLI, please contact us - only for experts -

Joocial 9 Alpha 1 features

  1. Run Joocial 9 in CLI mode (Headless).
  2. Requirements and compatibility: PHP 7 or PHP 5.6
  3. CMS: Joomla! 3 and Standalone mode
  4. Push and Web Notifications
  5. Social Channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, Scoop.it, Telegram, Medium, Tumblr, Xing, JomSocial, EasySocial and VK Profile.
  6. Unit Tests: more than 200 automated tests and counting...

Be ready; you can start right now with the current generation of extensions, click here for more information.

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:34:53 +0000
XTDir 6.4.2 ready for SobiPro 1.3.6 http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/695-xtdir-6-4-2-ready-for-sp-1-3-6.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/695-xtdir-6-4-2-ready-for-sp-1-3-6.html We have just released an update to XTDir for SobiPro. This version is fully compatible with the latest SobiPro 1.3.6.

SobiPro has been releasing new versions with a re-organization of the internal architecture. We have also been releasing new versions, following this new development.

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:14:59 +0000
Joocial Composer App v8.9 - Multi-Account http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/694-joocial-composer-app-v8-9-multi-account.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/694-joocial-composer-app-v8-9-multi-account.html Joocial Composer App has the core features needed to create and publish posts from Joomla!. At this time, we are releasing the Composer App v8.9 with a new feature requested by our customers: support for multiple accounts.

If you have multiple websites, from now on you can manage the mobile sharing of all your content with a single app.

Available for Android and iOS

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:34:36 +0000
XTDir 6.4 ready for SP 1.3.3 & Sobi Framework http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/693-xtdir-6-4-ready-for-sobipro-1-3-3-and-sobi-framework.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/693-xtdir-6-4-ready-for-sobipro-1-3-3-and-sobi-framework.html We have just released an update to XTDir for SobiPro. This version is fully compatible with the latest SobiPro 1.3.3.

Following the general trend to modernize PHP,  SobiPro has recently been upgraded the minimum requirements to PHP 5.6, for more information click here. In the same line, SobiPro 1.3.3 introduces a new Sobi Framework.

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:25:09 +0000
Extly's sponsoring JoomlaDay Florida 2017 http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/692-extly-s-sponsoring-joomladay-florida-2017.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/692-extly-s-sponsoring-joomladay-florida-2017.html This year is going to be huge. We have big plans to renew our portfolio of software and start with new initiatives. At this time, we are sponsoring JoomlaDay Florida.

JoomlaDay Florida 2017 is going to take place in Tampa, Florida on February 25th and 26th 2017 with two days of sessions, workshops, panels, and training from the world's top Joomla! experts and community leaders. Last year's conference was a complete success and sold out over a month before the event. This year is bigger and better and will sell out fast.

Register Today - 50% Off - Coupon Code JOOCIAL

Extly's sponsoring JoomlaDay Florida 2017

Joocial 9 is coming in 2017

The future hub for content management systems

In this event, we are featuring Joocial 9. This major version of AutoTweet and Joocial is going to be outstanding. The aim of this redesign is to embrace the idea of a content hub to publish posts and distribute content items from multiple feeds to any channel, on mobile apps or websites. Be ready; you can start right now with the current generation of extensions, click here for more information.

 

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:34:56 +0000
Wishing you, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/691-wishing-you-happy-holidays.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/691-wishing-you-happy-holidays.html We are happy to end 2016 and we're most excited about for 2017 and beyond. A technologic revolution is coming for our ecosystem.

In this road, we have released AutoTweet and Joocial 8.9.1 and XTDir for SobiPro 6.3.0 (Member Downloads). Don't miss these updates. 25% OFF - Coupon HAPPY17

 

Happy Holidays 2017 Extly Newsletter

Valid until 1st January

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:16:44 +0000
Introducing Update Day http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/690-introducing-update-day.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/690-introducing-update-day.html 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:


Website: https://jupdateday.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jupdateday
Facebook: https://facebook.com/jupdateday

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:33:49 +0000
Let's make our social hub great, together http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/689-let-s-make-our-social-hub-great-together.html http://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/689-let-s-make-our-social-hub-great-together.html 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!

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team+webmaster@extly.com (Extly) Blog Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:16:19 +0000