Featured Plugin of the Month: JCalProIn this edition, JCalPro, the events calendar for Joomla, is the new featured AutoTweetNG plugin of the month.

JCalPro offers simplicity, flexibility, a robust feature set and gorgeous templates to fit almost any color scheme.

Available in AutoTweetNG v6.5.1!


  • New JCalPro plugin v6.5.0, support for the events calendar for Joomla
  • Fix in SobiPro plugin category support, v6.4.3.
  • Fix in the cronjob scheduler (n. posts > 1)
  • Improvements in context help
  • New OpenGraph Tags v6.5 plugin, to generate Facebook Tags in Joomla Content
  • New Goog.gl Google URL Shortener
  • Yourls API v1.6 support, check out http://www.joocial.com and our brand new http://joo.nu domain
  • New [introtext] tag for rules
  • New text tag limit for rules Eg [introtext,30]
  • New Facebook Testing App

Top 100 Joomla Extensions by Savvy Panda

In almost a year, we have renewed AutoTweetNG, and refreshed the whole workflow. Everyday we receive your acknowledgement in forum or in support tickets (*). But, this time is special, in the 2013 edition for the Top 100 Joomla Extensions, AutoTweetNG jumped from 93 to 79 position.

The Top 100 Joomla Extensions: the number one resource to find the best Joomla extensions for your Joomla website

--Savvy Panda

(*) A few days ago, a customer just open a ticket to thank us about a great product! Just bought Autotweet NG Pro - just saying hi! This isn't a support request! ... Well done!

listbingo logo-360Today, we are releasing AutoTweetNG v6.4.5. This version is a regular update with a set of improvements and a new plugin.

This time we are adding support for ListBingo. Listbingo is an essential tool to build your own classified site in Joomla. When a user submits a new Ad, AutoTweet posts the ad to the social channels. Welcome to the family!

Improvements in AutoTweetNG v6.4.5

  • ListBingo plugin
  • Zoo plugin now supports ImagePro / Multiple Images
  • Content Plugin now supports article Intro and Full images
  • New System Check for server versions compliance
  • K2 plugin, tags as hashtags
  • Updated plugins: Iproperty, JomWall, K2, HWDMediaShare, Mosets Tree, SobiPro, VirtueMart, and Zoo
  • Javascript / RequireJS optimization
  • Logging optimization
  • Image min-max parameter in configuration
  • Ruletype filter and contextual help
  • New Btn-Group for Joomla 3 visual style
  • German translations, in the way to be deprecated

About German translations, in the team currently there's no german speaker. Our efforts to keep the translations up to date have been odd in the results. So, we have to remove the German translations, and focus our ongoing efforts improving the English and Spanish product and site documentation.

XTDir - Extended Directory for SobiPro

XTDir for SobiPro is our brand new solution to support a powerful new directory model, based on SobiPro.

This version is based on your feedback, Thank you!

We're organizing our modules, plugins and apps under a single component for the sole purpose of extending SobiPro native features.

XTDir-ExtendedSearchFormforSobiPro1.1The new extension XTDir ALPHA 1 version is available and ready to be downloaded for all current Search Power Pack members.

This is an Alpha version. It is not recommended to be used in production, only compatible with SobiPro 1.1 Beta 2 in Joomla 2.5/3.0.

UPDATE: XTDir Alpha 1 also runs in current SobiPro 1.1 v1.0.8. http://demo.extly.com/xtdir.html

Check it here:

We are also improving the original implementations, and adding long standing requests (Eg: search form memory).


Featured Plugin of the Month: JomWALL

Featured Plugin of the Month: JomWALLIn this opportunity, we have the pleasure to showcase the JomWALL plugin.

JomWALL is a Joomla-based platform for building intranets, meeting places, work groups, social networks and community websites with collaboration tools and Facebook-like features, installation is fast and easy!

New integrated extensions

The latest AutoTweetNG v6.4.4 is packaging more power than ever. Beyond the usual improvements, our Social Hub of products is growing. We have over 30 integrated extensions!

  • JomWALL
  • HWDMediaShare
  • Iproperty
  • Joom Donation
  • JoomShopping
  • Mosets Tree
  • SermonSpeaker (third-party)

Sigsiu's SobiPro 1.1 Beta is here!

SobiPro 1.1 Beta has been releasedSobiPro 1.1 Beta has been released. It has support for Joomla! 2.5 and 3.0; and also integrates the visually stunning Bootstrap framework in the directory component.

Please, join the SobiPro 1.1 Beta testing to improve the best multi-section directory, now in Joomla! 3.0.

Extly's XTSobiPro is coming

XTSobiProFollowing the SobiPro Beta, we are working to update and re-organize our family of SobiPro extensions under a new concept.

From our humble beginnings, now we want to create a new solution, simplify the configuration, refactor the code, remove old Joomla! 1.5 code, and add new features based on your feedback!

Thank you for your continual support!

Kind Regards,
Support Team

Tognome-lockscreen-256day, we've been reading the news about how a user discovered the fact about free untrusted downloads.

In the article Warning! Don't download joomla extensions from untrusted websites!, Daniel describes how he downloaded, and installed an extension from an unknown author. Soon, he discovered that the source code has a hidden link.

Also, he tried to download again the module, to discover a different hidden link! So, the untrusted author's been not only surreptitiously adding links, also rotated the hidden links as a regular operation.

As Daniel notes, a hidden link is one way to get your site hacked. Also, the source code can have worst attack vectors. For example, accesing your site customers, user passwords, and social media accounts.

Now, the module's been reported and it is not anymore listed on the JED.

From Joomla's Security Checklist:

  • Use the community: Don't forget the truism, "If a deal is too good to be true, it is." ...

As Daniel concludes "This goes to you too! Be careful where you download your next joomla extension!".

SermonSpeaker-360SermonSpeaker is a free Joomla component for churches to publish their sermons. And, now ... A New Member of AutoTweetNG's 3rd party supported extensions.

The plugin has been developed by Thomas Hunziker. Congratulations Thomas!

With the new plugin, SermonSpeaker automatically publishes new sermons to social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.

Some SermonSpeaker features include:

  • Support for up to 3 files per sermon, one for audio, video and (downloadable) notes.
  • Supports all fileformats Flash can play (see supported Fileformats for JW Player), also supports wma/wmv files and Youtube and Vimeo videos.
  • Multiple players integrated (JW Player, Flowplayer, Wordpress Audio Player). SermonSpeaker automatically chooses a fitting player depending on filetype and your favors.
  • Automatically creates a full featured podcast (RSS feed with iTunes tags).
  • Frontend Editing for an easy uploading and publishing of new sermons or editing existing ones.
  • Multiple layouts already included for the sermon detailpage. More layouts can be made easily or downloaded for free. For each view the layout can be selected independently.
  • Supports external storage servers and Amazon S3.
  • Support for content plugins like Scripture Links and Biblelink XT
  • Support for JComments and Xmap

SermonSpeaker plugin is available for download, here.