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!

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, 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 Images for Joomla is a port of adaptive-images.com script 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)

Adaptive images

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:

Updated Compatibility Chart for AutoTweetNG and Joocial v7.4

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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 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 major 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!

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.

 

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