When it comes to getting free traffic for your website, there’s no better strategy than SEO. It’s effective, it’s important, it pays… and it’s about as much fun as washing dishes.
Which is why at iJoomla, we created the first ever SEO component for Joomla. “Meta Tags Generator” was launched back in 2006 and has made SEO work on Joomla much, much easier. It has since evolved into a much more powerful SEO solution called iSEO (or iJoomla SEO).
Yesterday we released version 184.108.40.206 which fixes two vulnerabilities.
As a result of the first vulnerability, our own site was hacked. Thankfully, our security experts spotted the attack very quickly and our developers raced out a patch. The information of how to exploit this vulnerability can be found easily by hackers, so you should upgrade right away, to protect your site.
While we were blocking that attack, we also spotted another vulnerability: the opportunity to exploit CStringHelper::escape function to execute eval method. With this new fix, hackers will no longer be able to execute eval function. It’s all a bit technical, but the point is: it’s fixed and we were able to prevent a potential problem.
All JomSocial site admins are encouraged to upgrade to this version as soon as possible.
You can download this latest version on our "My Licenses" page.
Free Patches For Everybody!
It’s important to us that your site is secure, so even if you don’t have an active license, we still want you to be safe. We’ve created a patch for you that you can download free now.
You can download a FREE patch for all previous versions here:
how to update > extract both folders "controllers" and "helpers" via FTP to components>com_community and replace all files
What's Else is New?
We are putting the final touches on JomSocial 3.2 which will have a brand new and amazing stream! Stay tuned for more information about that soon.
We are happy to announce that our JomSocial 220.127.116.11 hotfix release is now available. You may retrieve the latest version from your Account
What is new in this version?
We invested a bold effort in this hotfix testing the reported issues in many different environments and outlined issues are hopefully fixed once and for all. here are some highlights for the release
- We made the description editor in groups more stable, forcing it to show up every time.
- We stabilized the datepicker even more and,
- It is now possible to create the groups from back end again.
For a complete list of the changes, please visit the Changelog
Nobody wants to join an empty and inactive community. No one!
So you've put up a Joomla site, added JomSocial and linked to it on your main menu and now what? Most likely, nothing much is happening! You may quickly find out your traffic is dying, your community is empty, the stream has the same items as 3 months ago. It might look quite pathetic.
It’s great to have popular site, a site that with organic traffic that’s loved by users… until it starts to attract spammers.
And it will attract spammers. They’ll come looking for Google juice by adding links back to their own sites. They’re hoping that those links will increase their site relevancy and win higher positions in search results.
It’s been a year since iJoomla took over JomSocial. That’s a year of hard work, planning and development. It’s been a year of change and progress and radical improvement.
And we’re just getting started.
Much of the last year was spent doing the things that had to be done to get JomSocial on the right track, both as a business and as an ongoing project.
What a year! Exactly twelve months ago, JomSocial was taken over by iJoomla. It’s been quite a ride, an amazing experience. It’s not easy to fit a whole year of crazy, intense work into one short email, we’ve achieved a lot over the last twelve months!
What if you could install a JomSocial template and easily transform your regular Joomla site into a slick, professional social network powered by JomSocial?
Now it’s possible with the Socialize template by JomSocial.
The release of JomSocial RC1 went very smoothly so I’m now happy to announce the stable release of JomSocial 3.1.
In my previous email I wrote about the great new admin interface on JomSocial 3.1. You can read all about it here. Before you rush off and upgrade, though, there are a few more things you should know.
Smoothest JomSocial release yet!
First, you’ll be happy to hear that this is the smoothest release we’ve ever had for JomSocial. Only a few minor issues were reported in JomSocial RC1 and they were usually the result of some structural changes that we made. They can all be resolved pretty quickly by following this wiki document:
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 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124 if your site still running any version of Joomla 2.5
Click here to download 126.96.36.199
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 188.8.131.52. 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.