Created: Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:32
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
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.
To see the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check out the changelog.
Created: Friday, 19 December 2014 19:25
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.
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.
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!
Created: Friday, 05 December 2014 22:47
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.
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.
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.
Created: Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:38
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Created: Monday, 17 November 2014 17:36
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:
- Joocial and AutoTweetNG v7.5 - new Social Composer release.
- XTDir for SobiPro v5.5.3.
- Final Main Site migration and updated Support Service.
- 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
New Extly Documentation Mini-Site
Now, in November and December, more incremental improvements are coming on top of this development. Thank you for your constant feedback and support!
Created: Monday, 20 October 2014 18:26
We have just released Joocial v7.4.3 Beta. This version comes with the first prototype of the Social Composer.
What is the Social Composer?
It is a brand new tool to manually create social posts for Joomla!. It is integrated with whole AutoTweet - Joocial hub, thus content requests follow the same rules and integrated social channels for publishing.
This a full Application to navigate requests and create new posts. The editor has the full set of features of AutoTweetNG or Joocial:
- Publishing Options
- Evergreen Posts
- Channel Selection
- Post Scheduling, Agenda and Calendars
- Post Repeats
From a technical point view, the new tool is an AngularJS application, living in its own right inside the Joomla! ecosystem, integrated with all extension enabled by AutoTweetNG and Joocial.
Right now, the Beta version includes a non-functional editor to show the upcoming features. To check it, you can download and update your site to this version, or review the following screenshots.
Publishing Options and Evergreen Posts
Post Scheduling, Agenda and Calendars
Thank you for your support and feedback!
Created: Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:32
October 17th, 2014 is our next Joomla! PBF event and we'd love for you to be a part of it.
- The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible.
- The event is an all-day global event for virtual participants, with local venues wherever they are organized.
- The event is open to both businesses and individuals.
We've dubbed the event as a Business PBF, since it's on a weekday (Friday) and we'd like to get more businesses involved. We've created badges that you can use on your sites to spread awareness of the event and get recognition for your participation.
Furthermore, we'd like to give you more recognition and highlight your pledge of participation by placing your logo and a link to your site on this landing page. To be listed on this landing page, please submit this form.
Created: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:40
Innovation inside, Images for Responsive Designs!
In our migration to a new Joomla 3 platform, we faced with a problem and we found a novel solution!
PROBLEM: How do you migrate images from an Joomla! site and send the just-right number of pixels to a smaller device without consuming excessive bandwidth?
SOLUTION: XT Adaptive Images
XT Adaptive Imagesfor Joomla is a port of adaptive-images.comscript for Joomla!
Adaptive Images detects your visitor's screen size and automatically creates, caches, and delivers device appropriate re-scaled versions of your web page's embeded HTML images. No mark-up changes needed. It is intended for use with Responsive Designs and to be combined with Fluid Image techniques.
- Works on your existing site
- Requires no mark-up changes
- Device agnostic
- Mobile-first philosophy
- Easy & powerful customisations
- Faster Page Loads & Reduced Server Load, easy integration with a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Created: Friday, 05 September 2014 00:44
We have come a long way, and now we are reaching 45+ integrated extensions in our new edition of the Compatibility Chart for AutoTweetNG and Joocial:
Created: Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:37
Welcome to the Party of Plugins!
In August, we have released Our Biggest Update Ever! And, now, we have more news to end this amazing month, a Party of new integration Plugins for AutoTweetNG and Joocial!
- NEW: Jomres v7.4 plugin
- Powerful booking system, tried and tested over many years, by thousands of users.
- NEW: JoomPlace's Testimonials v7.4 plugin
- Let your visitors leave feedbacks.
- NEW: Infyways's Responsive Testimonials Pro v7.4 plugin
- Perfect extension to display testimonials, ratings or case studies.
- NEW: Minitek's FAQ Book Pro v7.4 plugin
- Create a Frequently Asked Questions section in your website.
With these new integration options, we have reached 45 integrated extensions! All of them are fully integrated to enhance your social media management, publishing "Posts" to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more.
Created: Monday, 28 July 2014 14:39
As part of our efforts to improve your experience we are updating our web site. Joomla 2.5 is reaching EOL (end of life) 31 Dec 2014. Therefore, we are also migrating to Joomla 3 and new extensions to improve our customer support workflows.
Today, we announce the immediate availability of Install from Web, Live Updates, and Beta Channels.
Install from Web
We have added support to Joomla Install from Web feature to simplify installing extensions from the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) or account download direct links.
Live Updates feature provides one-click updates. In every visit to the extension control panel, fi there's a new version available in your account, then a notification it's going to be shown to allow the update.
Account Download Id
Now our customers have exclusive access to private Direct Download Links. Our components need you to set up the Download ID before you can install the web updates. Download ID is here. Then, in site's administrator page on Component Parameters, the Live Update tab can be finally enabled.
Stable and Beta Channels
We usually publish monthly stable versions, and now they have their own Live Update channels. Additionally, we are releasing Beta Channels to offer a new way to work on the latest features. Our beta extensions provide the most updated features, and we run them in our sites at all times. Beta channels are now available for our mayor extensions:
Autotweetng PRO and Free Beta
XTDir for SobiPro, JomSocial and EasySocial beta
Our beta releases are thoroughly tested, but may still contain a few minor bugs. If you run across one, please report it on our support forum or system.
To sum up, the above detailed new tools allow to simplify and reduce the administrative load on a Joomla site. We are working hard to improve and provide a top-notch service. More news are coming!
Created: Tuesday, 01 July 2014 14:07
We have updated the XTDir familiy of extensions. This time we have released a brand new set of features and modules to update the suite.
GeoMap search support
Based on SP GeoMap field, we have added published the XTDir GeoMap Search for SobiPro. In this way, XTDir has support for geographical search in a specific module, and in all of our search features. It includes:
Proximity Search, which lets the visitors search entries within the proximity of a given location
Compatible with XTDir Promoted Entries
Compatible with SP GeoMap field
Results are shown ordered by priority and distance
Faceted search support
Based on customers request, we have introduced Faceted Search for Joomla, and integrated it with SobiPro catalogs. To put it simply, XTDir for SobiPro provides search features in the same way you can find in Etsy.
User Access Level Promotion, memberships on PayPlans/Akeeba Subscriptions
Futhermore, we have added User Access Level Promotions. User Groups are used in Joomla for access control to content. Membership management extensions assign user groups according to user memberships. Thus, the new XTDir feature manages SobiPro Entries Promotions (ordering) according to user groups. That is to say, XTDir for SobiPro is even a perfect match for advanced membership implementation based on either on ReadyBytes' PayPlans or Akeeba Subscriptions.
Online Web Presentation: XTDir for SobiPro Recipe: Sobipro and PayPlans Membership Management
New Widgets: Entries Accordion and Grid of Entries modules
Finally, we have introduced new modules to show entries on new innovative layouts:
- Bootstrap Accordion Layout
- Horizontal Accordion Layout
- List of entries in a Bootstrap Grid
To sum up, XTDir v5.4 is a strong release full of news. For more information, please, review the change log.