Much of the work we put into JomSocial 3.1 went into the backend. We created a brand new admin and added a ton of new features. But we also improved the front end. We received a lot of requests and we’ve managed to add a whole bunch of the:
Cover photo placement
We didn’t get a chance to enable the repositioning of cover photos in JomSocial 3.0. It was the top request for the next update. It’s there now.
JomSocial 3.1 RC1 comes with a brand new, user-friendly and really beautiful admin interface!
I was never a big fan of the old JomSocial admin. I always found it a bit confusing and plain and dull. So once we got JomSocial 3.0 out the door, we got to work giving the old interface a complete facelift.
Much anticipated Joomla 3.2 version is finally here.
If you're going to upgrade your site to Joomla 3.2, please, first upgrade to JomSocial 188.8.131.52 which can be downloaded from account section. If you already upgraded site to Joomla 3.2, please apply the patch provided on forums.
Joomla 2.5.x IS NOT affected and you can freely continue using JomSocial 184.108.40.206 if your site still running any version of Joomla 2.5
Click here to download 220.127.116.11
Click here to download patch file if you already upgraded site to Joomla 3.2
On JomSocial 3.0, we’ve implemented a very rigorous testing process for all our major versions. We execute thousands of test cases to see what breaks and we fix these issues before we release. This is what we are doing now for JomSocial 3.1.
It’s a tough process but a huge improvement over the previous ad-hoc testing system.
It’s now become clear that we have to do the same thing with minor releases.
A few days ago we released version 3.0.5. We quickly discovered there were still a few issues with it though, so we kept the release quiet until we’d fixed them. Today we’re releasing 18.104.22.168. It’s a small release but an important one.
I am delighted to announce the release of JomChat — the first chat product officially approved by the team here at JomSocial!
JomChat is a HOSTED chat application that was designed and built by Blooie. They worked closely with us to make sure you get the best features and completely smooth integration with JomSocial.
Because JomChat is hosted on Blooie's powerful servers, you will get the best performance and a much smoother experience than if you used one of the self-hosted chat applications out there.
Exactly two weeks after our last release, we are happy to announce the availability of new JomSocial 3.0.3 version. This update does not only fix numerous bugs reported before September 1st but it also contains a fix to one moderate security issue and improves the date picker even more. It also brings some new changes to Hello Me module configuration.
Ever noticed how well the ads on Facebook match your interests? It’s creepy… like Facebook can read your mind.
Actually, it can read your profile.
Everyone on Facebook has a profile, and that profile is packed with valuable information. It let advertisers be very specific about who sees their ads. Google has nothing that comes close. AdWords? That’s so five years ago. Social ads are what it’s all about now. It’s the secret of successful advertising and it’s what’s made Mark Zuckerberg a very rich man.
JomSocial 3 comes packed with new features and enhancements. We added responsive design, a new template, cover photos and a whole lot more. The response has been terrific but the new version of JomSocial also has a number of new features that have received a lot less attention. They’re not as obvious as many of the other improvements but they are just as important.
A few weeks ago, I sent an invitation to our subscribers, developers and translators to apply to participate in a closed beta testing program. We approved 110 applications and the testers got to work. It turned out to be a hugely valuable opportunity. We were able to catch a number of bugs that we wouldn’t have been able to find in-house. We also set a new standard in beta testing. It was very important that the beta testers deliver well-written bug reports. To reproduce the problems and fix them quickly, we need to understand them. Luckily, our beta testers have been doing an outstanding job using our bug report template.
A few weeks ago I told you about our progress testing JomSocial 3.0. A lot has happened since then:
- We finished the second round of internal testing — and found about 26 new bugs.
- We finished a round of ad hoc testing — and found another 20 new bugs.
And with hard work and big, heavy boots we squished all of those bugs.
A few weeks ago I sent an email explaining the JomSocial testing process and updating the status of JomSocial 3.0. We got some great responses from that newsletter and I wanted to give you another update.
First, you can be sure that I read ALL your comments, whether they’re placed on Facebook or written on our blog. I take them to heart. One of the first things I remember reading when I took over the JomSocial project was that some people felt that they "Paid to be QA testers" every time they upgraded. That’s when I realized our testing process wasn’t comprehensive enough to support an application this complex.
A quick hotfix to deal with broken translations on some servers has just been released. This version also has a fix for the bug with changing the profile avatar.
This is another non-security, 2.8.4 hotfix release.
If you do not experience issues with broken English (en-GB) translation and innability to change avatar from profile page, you are not required to update to this version.
Please visit "My Account" page to download it.
Recent Joomla! 2.5 update to build 10 and 11, rendered our installer obsolete causing every installation trough Joomla! Extension Manager to fail with the messages
· JomSocial 2.8.x require minimum Joomla! CMS 2.5.6
· Component Install: Custom install routine failure
· Error installing component
The 22.214.171.124 release which is now available for download in your account area will deal with this issue and will allow installation to push trough.
If you already had JomSocial 2.8.4 running on Joomla! 2.5.9 and lower, and then upgraded Joomla! to version 2.5.10 or 11, you don't have to update anything
This error was only happening at the installation of component through Joomla! Extension Manager
A lot of people have been wondering when we will release JomSocial 3.0 so I wanted to give you a quick update.
The development is done!
The development of JomSocial 3.0 is finished. We are no longer adding features or making changes. It’s done. Yay!
Stepping up our quality assurance process
As soon as I took over the JomSocial project, I realized that we had to make some significant changes in our quality and testing processes. The product had become so complex we really needed to make sure that all of the parts were working properly.
We are happy to announce that our JomSocial 2.8.4 bugfix release is now available . You may retrieve the latest version from your Account area: www.jomsocial.com/component/account/
What are some notable fixes and improvements in this version?
1. Fixed compatibility issue with JoomlaXI Profiletypes - Thanks JoomlaXI Team :)
2. Improved support for Joomla 3.0 which is planned to be officially made compatible in JomSocial 3.0.
3. Popup window consistency. Tidy up the cWindow
4. A more stable avatar changing/uploading/cropping functionality
5. Proper developer view for DEV version
6. Over 30 other bugfixes and code improvements
For a complete list of the change log, please click on the link bellow
To upgrade, you may uninstall the old and install the latest JomSocial 2.8.4
If you want to get your hands dirty with upgrade patches and the change log, kindly follow this link:
When I took over the JomSocial project a couple of months ago, I promised you a roadmap. It’s time to deliver!
Creating this roadmap wasn’t an easy task. We didn’t just slap a few features into a document. We considered:
- What you, our customer wants.
- What can technically be done, and in a reasonable amount of time.
- What we should not do because it might hurt performance.
- The correct timing of each feature.
I flew from California to Malaysia where JomSocial’s headquarters are located, to meet the team in person and get this done. We then went step-by-step through a process that would allow us to plan the way ahead.