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 major 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

Social Profile Links for Google in AutoTweetNG

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.

A new hub for social content management

To see the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check out the changelog.

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.

Joocial Social Cloud 2015 Social Hub

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.

New Composer

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 major 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!

 

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

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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 major 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!

 

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

autotweet-social-composer-publishing

Channel Selection

autotweet-social-composer-channels

Post Scheduling, Agenda and Calendars

autotweet-social-composer-scheduling-agenda

Post Repeats

autotweet-social-composer-repeat

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.

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