Blog - Extly Extensions Fri, 27 Apr 2018 04:23:24 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (Extly Extensions) Introducing Joocial 9 Alpha 3, the extension and the mobile app Today we are incredibly excited to introduce Joocial 9 Alpha 3 release of our future hub for CMSs. This is mainly an internal milestone, but it marks the point where the new software is fully operational. All the moving parts are defined and working as expected.

Joocial 9 aims to provide a better toolkit for post sharing running everywhere: iOS, Android, Desktop, and on the web as a Progressive Web App.

Introducing Joocial 9 Alpha 3, the extension and the mobile app

Joocial 9 will offer a consistent user interface to handle social content management on the underlying platform in a portable, cross-platform way. That means the Joocial app will work no matter where it runs.

Features of Joocial 9

Joocial 9 has some handy features:

  • A New Usage Scenario for Joomla optimized to be intuitive.
  • The same user experience on desktop and the mobile app for Android and iOS.
  • A Simple Plugin model (no more optional plugins).
  • Translations will be provided in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese Brazil, Dutch and Polish. More languages will be added after the initial release.
  • Rebuilt on strong quality assurances (automated end to end testing) 

That’s a long way of saying there are cool features in Joocial we think our users will appreciate.


As a glimpse of how it is working today in our testing sites, in the following screenshots, we can show how the new Composer and the Channels are managed in the new user interface:

New Mobile App

Mobile App UI

New Channel Navigation

Channel Manager on Desktop

New Composer

New Composer


No migration. The new version is going to be fully compatible. It will be installable side-by-side with the current version 8. We expect to support both versions at least for one year.


In the upcoming release, we are going to remove features that were defined ages ago, they have been with us for years, but they are no longer actively used.

  • Plugins and Settings will be removed/simplified.
  • Paywall Mode
  • Community Auto-Posting
  • Front-End User Channels
  • Jootool, Front-End Management. The whole extension will be available on the front, back and in the mobile app.

We are going to need your feedback!

Today’s alpha release represents more than one year and a half of hard work over thousands of commits, and we’re just getting started. Joocial 9 is not production ready yet, but we hope to be at that point soon. For Joocial 9 to move forward, we are going to need your feedback and testing.

In the next months, we are going to publish a series of Beta versions for testing. To simplify the testing, the new Joocial 9 will be installable side-by-side with the stable version. So, you will be able to test the new shiny feature along the current installation.

To the moon!

]]> (Extly) Blog Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:13:03 +0000
XT Adaptive Images 4: Support of HTML's new responsive image attributes XT Adaptive Images 4: Support of HTML's new responsive image attributes

We have released XT Adaptive Images 4.0. This new major version of the plugin brings with several big news for responsive images generation:

  • Adaptive Images, we have rewritten the code to empower the following techniques and implemented unit testing to confirm that it works reliably in all cases. 
  • HTML's new responsive image attributes, the new version can generate an image adapted for the screen and declare all the available image sizes in the new srcset and sizes attributes. For more information about the HTML features,  Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To picture And srcset
  • Lazy Load, we have updated the original stable version of the jQuery plugin and added a new Vanilla Lazy Load (beta) alternative, with support of srcset and sizes attributes.
  • Compatibility with Joomla 3.8 or superior. Including compatibility with Joomla! 4.

This new major version also embodies a new direction in our development practices, where we manage the process to include unit testing and best coding practices as part of the general methodology to produce high-quality software for desktop and mobile devices.

To the moon!

]]> (Extly) Blog Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:07:54 +0000
Happy Holidays! Wishing you a spectacular 2018! Extly in 2017: A fantastic year!

2017 Happy Holidays Extly

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Extly.  Wishing you a spectacular 2018!

  • In this year, we have released several updates to AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8, and at the same time continued the development of the next major version, Joocial 9.

  • We have also released XTDir 6.6 for SobiPro 1.4, EasySocial 2.1 and JomSocial 4.5.

  • In 2017, we have created a brand new service: JoomGap SlimApps,  the easiest way to create a mobile app based on an existing website. Additionally, we integrated web and push notifications for Joomla and presented SlimApps and Joocial content hub at Joomla World Conference, Rome.

  • Finally, we are readying a new AutoTweet and Joocial version (8.18) to say goodbye to this amazing year. At this time, the beta version is already available in the Member Downloads.


Looking forward to an exciting 2018!

]]> (Extly) Blog Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:20:27 +0000
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This is a great opportunity to Join the Club!: Access and support services to all Extly's extensions for 1-Year. The Extly Club is your source for all of our extensions.

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]]> (Extly) Blog Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:15:45 +0000
Support of Twitter's 280 Limit and Facebook's Domain Verification The connected life has these wonders. In the past week, we released AutoTweet and Joocial 8.16 to support Joomla's Custom Fields. Today, we are releasing AutoTweet and Joocial 8.17 to support two breaking news from the biggest social media outlets:

  • Twitter has expanded the tweet limit of 140 characters to 280 characters. We can already find tweets that are fully embracing the new freedom to write longer texts. We have adjusted the extensions accordingly.
  • Facebook is adding new controls to limit the content of posts to the authors. We are actively following the topic and releasing new versions to be updated with the latest news. In the previous change, Facebook mandates to keep the Open Graph Tags syncronized with Posts of content items (Changes to Facebook post publishing rules). Now, with the release of API 2.11, Facebook has added a validation to associate Pages and Domains. So, posts can only be published to Verified Domains. This control does not affect directly to the extensions, but it is a new configuration step that has been added to the authorization workflow: Facebook Link Ownership Guide.

Support of Twitter's 280 Limit and Facebook's Domain Verification

The new AutoTweet and Joocial 8.17 beta version are available in the Download Area, and the stable versions are going to be released in the next week.


]]> (Extly) Blog Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:23:15 +0000
Custom Fields are supported now in AutoTweet Free, PRO, and Joocial 8.16 Custom Fields are supported now in AutoTweet Free, PRO, and Joocial 8.16

Joomla! has recently introduced a powerful new feature, Custom Fields. Now, it is possible to create articles and extended them with a rich set of fields. By default, Joomla! comes with these field types: Calendar, Checkboxes, Color, Editor, Integer, List, List of Images, Media, Radio, Sql, Text, Textarea, Url, User and Usergroup. On top of this, more field types can be installed and they are readily available on Joomla! extension directory.

To support this new ecosystem of functionality, we have augmented the integration of AutoTweet Free, PRO, and Joocial (8.16). The default content plugin, that processes Joomla! Content Articles, is now able to include the original text fields and/or the new custom fields. In the plugin configuration, we have added a new Post Template where a full message can be shaped to reach the site target.

To sum up, now, the basic component of Joomla! raises the bar of the content definition and becomes a complete Content Construction Kit (CCK). This feature is virtually a game changer and our social media management extensions (AutoTweet Free, PRO, and Joocial v8.16) are ready to accept the challenge.

To test the new functionality, version 8.16 is already available in the Beta channel and the stable version is going to be released in the next week.

To the moon!


]]> (Extly) Blog Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:45:06 +0000
News about AutoTweet, Joocial and SlimApps This month, we have a good share of news. At first glance, we see a convergence of several technologic trends, from Facebook Open Graph tags improvements to Web and Push Notifications on mobile apps for Joomla!.

AutoTweet and Joocial 8.15 are here!!

Updates on AutoTweet and Joocial

AutoTweet, Joocial 8.15 are here!

AutoTweet and Joocial 8.15 are coming with several brand new features and improvements:

  • NEW: Joocial - Facebook OpenGraph Tags - Smart Generator - Improvements for Composer posts
  • NEW: Joocial - Global Automatic Publishing Agenda
  • NEW: Joocial - EasySocial channel. Support for Groups and Pages
  • NEW: Compatibility review for EasyArticles - EasyArticles is a front end Joomla article management extension for authors on your site.
  • NEW: Joomla Event Manager plugin (8.14.0) - JEM is a free Event Management Component for Joomla
  • NEW: Compatibility review for Joomla 3.8.0
  • NEW: Compatibility review for Facebook Graph API v2.4 end of lifetime
  • Enhancement: Joocial - Web Push Notifications - Button Translation Constants
  • Enhancement: Joocial - Pushwoosh Push Notifications for JoomGap SlimApps - Improvements 

SlimApps for DJ-Classifieds and EasySocial

SlimApp for DJClassifieds

This month, we have released SlimApps for DJ-Classifieds and EasySocial. SlimApps are our consulting projects where we combine a mobile app with a CMS to build a seamless integration. Working hand in hand with our clients and partners, we are ready to release two new SlimApps to the public. These apps show how a convergence between mobile apps and CMSs is happening right now to empower a new technology wave of innovation. For more information, please, visit this link.


To the moon! 

]]> (Extly) Blog Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:07:46 +0000
Changes to Facebook post publishing rules Facebook has recently implemented a change in the rules that follows 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 arriving 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.

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 could be fully defined via Facebook API. The Facebook API could include all values for picture, name, caption, thumbnail and description fields.

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 We are monitoring if Facebook "fixes" this definition since many developers (14) 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 steps must be taken 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.

Reference: Facebook - A Guide to Sharing for Webmasters

]]> (Extly) Blog Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:04:32 +0000
Web Push and Push Notifications for mobile apps are here! 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.


  • 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.

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To the moon!


]]> (Extly) Blog Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:29:16 +0000
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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!

]]> (Extly) Blog Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:10:07 +0000
Web Push Notifications. A service worker for Joomla! 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, 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.

]]> (Extly) Blog Tue, 30 May 2017 15:28:57 +0000
Spring is a time for renewal 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,, 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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