Scoop.it! and Tumblr channels for Joocial

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

Service migration completed! ... now running on a Joomla! revamped platform

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!

 

New Social Composer in Joocial v7.4.3 Beta

social composer image chooserWe 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

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Channel Selection

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Post Scheduling, Agenda and Calendars

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Post Repeats

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Thank you for your support and feedback!

Friday, 17 October 2014 - NeXT Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun - Online globally

Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and FunOctober 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.

Participation

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.

Innovation inside: Adaptive Images for Responsive Designs

Innovation inside, Images for Responsive Designs! Adaptive 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.

Benefits

  • 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)

Welcome to the Family! Jomres, Testimonials, and FAQ Book

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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.

Install from Web, Live Updates, and Beta Channels

Install from Web, Live Updates, and Beta ChannelsAs 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

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.

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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
  • Joocial 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.

Install from Web, Live Updates, and Beta Channels

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!

XTDir v5.4 is out! A whole set of new features

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

GeoMap search supportBased 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

Faceted search supportBased 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

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

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.

 

Ready for Facebook Platform Version 2.0

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Today, we've released AutoTweetNG and Joocial v7.3.0. On this version, the main feature is a compatibility review for new Facebook Platform Version 2.0.

Overview 

Facebook Platform Version 2.0 has several updates.

  • User IDs and Friends: Graph API v2.0 includes some changes to how user IDs and friends work in order to better protect people's info.
  • Login: Facebook Login in v2.0 contains significant differences as compared with the previous version. It introduces more user permission control, and new and optimized permissions.
  • Graph API: Changes on endpoints and new endpoints.
  • FQL: FQL is still available in version 2.0r, but will not be available in the next version of platform.
  • Sharing: Apps can tag friends as part of that story; App Links is an open, cross platform solution; and more.

Biggest impact is on "Joocial - Community Auto Posting" and the audit to authorize Registered User Channels, for more information please, check this slide.

Please, remember to upgrade your site to AutoTweetNG or Joocial v7.3.

NEW: Communiy Auto-Posting in Joocial v7.2 Beta 2

UPDATE Joocial Version 7.2.0 - Beta 2 is out! - 15th April 2014

  • NEW LinkedIn Community Auto-Posting
  • NEW Twitter Community Auto-Posting

BREAKING NEWS: Full social integration from back-end to front-end users.

Until now, Joomla! social auto-posting has been focused on backend configuration to site-wide social channels.

Today, in Joocial v7.2 Beta 1, we are releasing Front-End User Social Channels, to enable user-level social auto-posting.

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  • Registered Users can enable their social channels E.g. Facebook.
  • All User Activities in site are published to User Social Channel.
  • A site-wide channel works for general auto-posting, publishing as usual to site channels.
  • A user channel publishes only to User Profile.

In the upcoming weeks, we are relasing the final version, including Front-End Auto-posting for Twitter and LinkedIn.

As always, we appreciate any feedback you have on the Beta 1, it helps us to improve the product and service.

Joocial - Community Auto-Posting

Online Web Presentation

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