Happy Holidays from everyone here at Extly.  Wishing you happiness and success in 2016!

Happy holidays and best wishes for 2016!

Extly in 2015: A Fantastic Year

In this year, we have achieved an overhaul to our extensions and released major versions of AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8 (including 60+ integration plugins) and XTDir 6 for SobiPro 1.2, JomSocial 4.1 and EasySocial 1.4. On top of this, we have released JoomGap framework to empower Joomla-enabled mobile apps and presented it in Joomla World Conference, Bangalore.

Based on JoomGap framework, we have been able to create our first mobile application for Joomla! and social networking, Joocial Composer App.

Additionally, we have revamped Extly's documentation site and support site, launched JoomGap main site and documentation site.

Now we are ready to keep on building. Looking forward to an exciting 2016!

XTDir 6 is the next major version of the greatest extension for SobiPro. In this release, we are featuring an extensive review for Bootstrap 3 and SobiPro 1.2. At this time, we are releasing XTDir 6 for SobiPro 1.2 Beta 1 and you can check it live in our demo site: http://demo.extly.com

  • Bootstrap 3: Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. It has been adopted by many Joomla theme developers and it brings many improvements over the standard Bootstrap 2.3.2. Read More.
  • SobiPro 1.2: In this new SobiPro version Sigsiu's team concentrated their efforts to refine the front-end output of SobiPro.  To adapt the SobiPro layout to the used Joomla! template, SobiPro 1.2 has the ability to switch off loading its Bootstrap and Icon fonts and use the ones from the template instead. It also brings new icon fonts, which can be loaded. To adapt completely to Bootstrap 3 output, SobiPro now has the possibility to switch its generated HTML output to Bootstrap 3 format. Read more.

xtdir 6 for boostrap 3

Beyond these outstanding features, we have taken the time to rewrite many features for speed and created a final package ready for mobile devices.

The future looks bright and the times ahead are exciting. This is our new platform for mobile content management. We have already started rolling out and we intend to amaze you with every new release.

Please, check the final list of features packaged in this beta release. Do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.

Version 6.0 Beta 1 - 2 December 2015

  • NEW: XTDir Categories of SobiPro - Bootstrap 3 layouts (Accordion and Media Grid)
  • NEW: XTDir Entries Accordion - Bootstrap 3 layout
  • NEW: XTDir Faceted Search for SobiPro - Bootstrap 3 layout
  • NEW: XTDir Grid of Entries - Bootstrap 3 layout
  • NEW: XTDir My Entries - Bootstrap 3 layout
  • Feature: Compatibility review for Bootstrap 3
  • Feature: Compatibility review for SobiPro 1.2
  • Feature: Compatibility review for EasySocial 1.4
  • Feature: Compatibility review for JomSocial 4.1
  • Feature: General Javascript Optimization
  • Update: FoF Library - 2015-10-17
  • Enhancement: SP 1.1 PromoInfo field not editable by default (Contact field)
  • Enhancement: Margin sign label
  • Enhancement: Live update streams
  • Deprecated: SobiPro 1.0 - End of Support
  • Deprecated: Joomla 2.5 - End of Support
  • Optimizations and code styling

To the moon!

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  • Joocial - AutotweetNG 8 for Joomla 3 - RENEW NOW
  • XTDir for SobiPro 6 for Joomla 3 and SobiPro 1.3 - Coming in December - RENEW NOW
  • XTDir for SobiPro 6 - JomSocial for Joomla 3 and SobiPro 1.2 - Coming in December - RENEW NOW
  • XTDir for SobiPro 6 - EasySocial for Joomla 3 and SobiPro 1.2 - Coming in December - RENEW NOW
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After 6 months of research and development, we have finally released AutoTweet and Joocial 8.

AutoTweet and Joocial 8 are our renewed platform to enhance your social media management as never before! The biggest social hub for Joomla, leading to new heights.

welcome to autotweet and joocial 8

To follow this new road, we took the decision to release periodic beta releases for version 8, add new features, and finally replace the venerable version 7.

This development strategy allow us to innovate and prepare a new platform for a new technology iteration of new powerful features.

To sum up, this is the recipe that has guided our development:

  • Joomla 2.5 compatibility mode is gone. Users still on Joomla 2.5 must remain on AutoTweet and Joocial 7.9.
  • Integration with Joocial Composer App, to take advantage of mobile added-value features for Android and iOS, powered by JoomGap.
  • Composer and Item editor have been rewritten to be optimized and support new functionalities.
  • Installer and Live Update review and optimization
  • General usability improvements, optimizations and code styling

On top of this fantastic roadmap, we have packed on this new build the sum of matured social plugins from the traditional branch. Together, AutoTweet and Joocial version 8 deliver 60+ social plugins, including the latest plugins for CMGroupBuying, JV-LinkDirectory, Matukio and phpBB/ p8pbb.

Upgrading to version 8

As usual, you can update your Joomla 3 site, simply installing the new version on top of your current version or via Live Update. To take advantage of the new Joocial Composer App, please, check the following documentation chapter: Composer App - How to enable the mobile App access

What’s Next?

The future looks bright and the times ahead are exciting. This is our new platform for social content management. We have already started planning for the next version and intend to amaze you with every new release.

To the moon!

We have just released AutoTweetNG and Joocial 7.9.6 stable and 8.0.7 RC. In this version, AutoTweetNG and Joocial have peaked to include 63 social plugins, more integrated and powerful Joomla! extensions than ever. The new added extensions are:

  • CMGroupBuying: a social buying component for Joomla!
  • JV-LinkDirectory: the most powerful and feature rich SEO based, directory and link/banner exchange extension.
  • Matukio: the most powerful all-in-one Joomla events software.
  • phpBB: it is a free and open source forum software, integrated via AlterBrain's p8pbb bridge.

An even bigger social hub for Joomla

A social phpBB forum

This particular integration for AutoTweetNG and Joocial goes beyond our traditional social plugin. phpBB is the software that powers most web forums and it is integrated with Joomla! via AlterBrain's p8pbb bridge.

Thanks to AlterBrains' p8pBB bridge, the #1 free, open source bulletin board software is integrated with AutoTweet PRO and Joocial on Joomla CMS!

phpBB Forum is now integrated with AutoTweet and Joocial!

phpBB is a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. On Joomla! CMS, AlterBrains' p8pBB bridge is a complete bi-directional integration of phpBB forum. Forum is displayed inside Joomla! template as usual component. And now, AutoTweet PRO and Joocial are integrated to automate and publish phpBB Topics and Posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

Simply, AutoTweet PRO or Joocial publish from phpBB to social networks.

The new "AutotweetP8pbb bridge for phpBB forum" plugin is already available in the latest AutoTweetNG PRO and Joocial 7.9.5 or 8.0.6 Beta.

Our customers can get a discount coupon for AlterBrains' p8pBB bridge (please, contact us to receive the coupon).

Joocial Composer App Editor

Mobile Apps for Joomla! are coming. At this time, we are glad to introduce Joocial Composer App.

Breaking new grounds, Joocial Composer App is a mobile app to manage your social content management from your Joomla! CMS site.

In a nutshell, Joocial Composer App has the core features to create and publish posts from Joomla!

  • Control Panel - Stats: A control panel, to show general operation stats
  • Composer Editor: An advanced form to enter or edit social posts, with custom control types.
  • Requests list: A list of posts: to navigate and manage social posts

From a technical point of view, it is powered by JoomGap. JoomGap is a solution to integrate hybrid mobile apps and Joomla! on an OAuth secured communication.

We have just released:

Both technologies work together to connect and manage social content in Joomla!.

In September-October 2015, we plan to complete all features, release the app for Apple Store and release the final AutoTweet / Joocial next major version.

To test the current release, you only have to download AutoTweetNG PRO or Joocial 8.0.6 BETA 2 and install Joocial Composer App 1.0.1. Please, check these steps to enable OAuth integration to your site: Joocial Composer App - How to enable the mobile App access

To the moon!