We had a busy week at JomSocial. First, Joomla released version 3.3 and lots of customers were fast to upgrade, many without even knowing they were doing so (see my previous post). This Joomla version created a few new issues around user login/sessions in not only JomSocial but also Guru, Ad Agency and Publisher, so it’s probable that many other Joomla extensions are affected by this version.
We quickly released a new version 220.127.116.11 with a fix to this issue but then the next day, customers started reporting a problem with Facebook Connect. At first we thought it was a result of the changes we made but then we found that Facebook API itself was modified and created this problem. This issue was tricky because they simply stopped supporting certain function so we had to find a way around it, and so we did.
Joomla! 3.3 has just been released and a few JomSocial customers have already reported a bug. They found that some JomSocial users were being logged out. This conflict affected almost every aspect of JomSocial and made it unusable.
Our team got to work immediately and squished the bug. The fix is now available on version 18.104.22.168.
The highly anticipated JomSocial 3.2, stable release is here!
It took us three-and-a-half months to develop and another month to find and squish all the bugs… but boy, was it worth it!
Our own community uses the latest version and we’re really grateful to everyone who visited and made comments and suggestions. We read all the comments we received and they did help us to correct bugs and make improvements. A special thanks goes to our awesome beta testers.
Last week we released JomSocial 3.2 RC1. After a week of bug fixing and a short lived RC2, we are now ready for RC3!
JomSocial 3.2 RC1 - GREAT feedback!
We’ve received some great feedback following the release of RC1. These are just some of the comments that people have sent us:
- ‘I'm totally impressed! Well done!’
- ‘Jomsocial 3.2 is everything and more!”
- ‘This looks amazing!”
- ‘I cannot wait. It looks like you have done a great job so far.’
- ‘The new postbox is awesome, guys!’
We put a lot of effort into JomSocial 3.2 so we really appreciate that feedback. It really spurs us on as we keep working hard to bring you the best social networking app ever!
eLearning is exploding! Sites like Lynda.com and Udemy.com are already making millions selling online courses. And you know what?
So can you.
Three years ago, we released an amazing eLearning system called “Guru.” This powerful extension allows you to create courses and generate passive income through online education. Guru has evolved very nicely since then, becoming ever more powerful and feature-rich. You can check out Guru’s website to learn more, or try our demo to see just what it can do. It’s very cool.
Whether you have an online community and want to start selling online courses or have an online training website and want to add a social spark, this integration is for you!
JomSocial version 3.1.1 is out!
Yes, I know. You were expecting version 3.2. It’s coming, really soon! (currently testing internally and beta is coming next week).
In the meantime, it was important for us to release a version with a bunch of bug fixes and a new security fix to a vulnerability that was reported by a customer.
You can see the list of all the bugs that were fixed for this release on our change log. There are few known bugs that we didn’t get to fix for this release, these will be included on the next major release, version 3.2, you can find a list of these bugs here.
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 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199 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: