CMSExpo has recently ended and JomSocial, for the 3rd consecutive year has won the "The Best Joomla App - Social" at CMSA Spolight Awards! Whew! We're very happy that JomSocial has once again won this award.
One of our awesome partners has released 2 new stylish templates that have high integrability with JomSocial.
1. FASHION LIFE
We've just received good news from Joomlart that they have made JA Social compatible with JomSocial 2.6. Check out the latest screenshot:
Find out more about it here.
Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Festival, Malaysia. Photo by Kevin Poh.
This is an open secret. We have an international translation project hosted at Transifex.org. The project, though has been mooted for over a year can only be announced today as we were pretty much occupied with development of the newest JomSocial 2.6.
Transifex is an online translation service that allows people to collaborate and contribute towards localization of their favorite open source projects. You may find this tool indispensable in your quest for freedom of information in your community, to let information flow across language barriers and to reach out onto more international users that may fit your niche.
We already have quite a number of translation teams in the JomSocial Transifex group. Sorted by percentage of completion, Danish and Swedish Team emerge at the top for having translated all 7000+ strings, inclusive of backend, applications and modules for JomSocial.
Get free ticket to Joomla Day New England! Just comment on what you like the most about the new JomSocial 2.6 and you can stand a change to win FREE tickets to the event!
With the awesome response that we received on Joomla Day France, we are doing the same thing for Joomla Day New England(JDNE)! JDNE is of the biggest and oldest Joomla! events in the world and we are proud to be a part of this event!
As always, JDNE will be filled with interesting talks, awesome panels and great networking opportunities. This year, the even will focus on mobile, templating, e-commerce, content construction kits (CCKs), and migrating Joomla 1.5 to 2.5. Don't forget to enter the content by leaving a comment about what you like the most about the new JomSocial 2.6.
Do check out Joomla! Day New England's website!
The most awaited JomSocial 2.6 has been released. This newest iteration has gone through almost 4 months of Alpha, Beta and RC (Release Candidate) testing phases. The first official Alpha was released on the first week of 2012 and has gone through 10 releases to break our record of having the longest ever beta tasting phase in any JomSocial version. It is also in a very wide margin, the most downloaded JomSocial ever with over 11,000 cumulative downloads during its testing phase.
We are confident, yes we are, that JomSocial 2.6 is now ready for public consumption. It will take your community to new heights, with a number of highly interactive, yet scalable features at your disposal.
Let us put JomSocial 2.6 on the operating table and peek at what it has to offer. [View the official changelog]
We are currently preparing for the release of JomSocial 2.6 in the next few hours. For the time being, I am reposting some quick notes that were first published a few months ago during the release of JomSocial 2.4. This guide holds much relevance to most if not all upgrade attempts for a Joomla website, hence the need for a round of reminder to ensure that such major upgrade will be smooth and safe.
Upgrading JomSocial has always been a simple matter of uninstalling the older JomSocial version and then installing the shiny, new and polished JomSocial 2.6.
But hold your horses, dear friends! A responsible community manager will always follow a strict standard operating procedure before a major update is done to the website. The following steps form basic guidelines that we abide religiously while upgrading any site of ours. You may tweak it to suit your needs, requirements and system configuration.
Yes, folks. This year JomSocial will be part of Joomla! Day France!
Joomla! Day France will be on the 24th and the 25th of March held at Strasbourg,France.
5 free JomSocial Professional will be won on the 25th of March during Ryan Ozymek’s session! Don’t miss a chance to find out about our 2.6 release. What’s more for all the audiences present during the prize giving session will be given a coupon code that will enable them to have 20% discount for new purchases of JomSocial. The coupon code will be valid from 25th till 31st of March 2012.
Also, take a look at the video for Joomla!Day France.
The release of JomSocial 2.6 has been rescheduled to be on 26th of March 2012, Monday.
This decision has been made as we found out that certain parts of JomSocial 2.6 should be much faster than it currently is.
Balancing performance and features is always a delicate matter, most especially in an organic community deployed using JomSocial because we have to consider a multitude of possible system setups and configurations that JomSocial runs on. There are a lot of cases whereby requested features are simply way to advance to be handled by a shared or VPS environment. Apart from performance, scalability is also high in the equation.
It goes without saying that in JomSocial, no feature will be added at the cost of performance slowdown.
With almost 10,000 cumulative downloads of JomSocial 2.6 Alpha, Beta and Release Candidate versions, the next generation JomSocial 2.6 is poised to be our biggest unveiling of the best social networking platform available on Joomla.
We are proud to announce the immediate availability of JomSocial 2.6 Release Candidate Three, slotted to be the last Release Candidate version of JomSocial 2.6 before we go stable! This release is the closest you can get to an actual stable version. Last week’s release of JomSocial RC2 saw us committing around 140 issues discovered since RC1, and today’s release of JomSocial 2.6 RC Three eradicates a further 60 bugs with 20 new enhancements.
While we have been kept busy since the past couple of months with development of JomSocial 2.6, updates and bugfixes for JomSocial 2.4 branch are still being added on daily basis. If you are a follower of our development tweets, you will realize that some important updates have been merged into JomSocial 2.4 branch recently.
UPDATE : The malware issue on has been resolved and we’re back on Fastspring!
Earlier today, users might experience a malware warning on JomSocial purchase pages. Please rest assured that this issue does not affect the security of order pages or your purchases. It is risk-free as ever to purchase JomSocial.
The warning is given because one marketing page on FastSpring.com (our payment processor) was hacked with some malware. This is an isolated issue and does not affect e-commerce servers including the order pages.
Because of this, Google lists any FastSpring.com URL as hosting malware and blocks Chrome and Firefox visitors from going to FastSpring.com URLs. While Order pages weren't hacked, the net effect is that users of Firefox and Chrome are temporarily blocked from getting to order pages. FastSpring is working to clean this up and get Google to unblock and hope to have it fixed soon. Buyers using IE, Safari or Opera aren't effected.
For your convenience, we have enabled alternative payment system on our Buy Now page. Please purchase from there for the time being until the warning notice is lifted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please proceed to these links to purchase:
JomSocial Unlimited Developer Access
JomSocial Professional Edition
JomSocial Standard Edition
We had the most pleasant surprise last weekend subsequently after the release of the first JomSocial 2.6 Release Candidate. Our development site and this particular blog were visited by thousands of visitors in a matter of hours, with a surge of download activity that almost choke the unoptimized secondary server for the development site. Luckily for us, the little server proved to be a tough nut.
The first RC version of JomSocial 2.6 is now available (download link at the end of this article). The amount of hours, spilled coffee and littered pizza boxes that have been sacrificed into making this release compatible with numerous extensions and templates out there is massive!
YooTheme Warp templates + Zoo CCK + WidgetKit compatibility
Great news. Our Affiliate system is now better than ever! This is a great way to venture up with JomSocial, improve partnerships and earn additional income in the process!
How to join the new affiliate system work?
- Just register to get your link. Register now on our affiliate page.
- The correct tracking code is the same as the old one:
No matter if you are new or have previous affiliate account, we will use the same tracking URL: http://www.jomsocial.com/?referrer=youraffiliateid
We are honored to be part of the Joomla ecosystem, a shining beacon of light in mostly disorganized domain of Content Management Systems. All good criteria people most associate in a good system is there, speed, reliability, security, extensibility and community.
Community is the keyword. While some other open source management systems may boast some of the criteria, little actually have a well-organized and strong community behind it. The Joomla ecosystem is a robust network of code contributors, extension developers, users, and template developers who have colored and shaped this once a reborn of Mambo CMS into a now highly successful and most used CMS on the planet. Joomla, we love you!
We have just reached an important milestone. The release of JomSocial 2.6 Beta 2 signals the completion of all planned features and improvements for the upcoming JomSocial 2.6.
What are the major features in JomSocial 2.6? Glad that you ask. Most updates in JomSocial 2.6 revolve around 4 primary features.
With the release of Joomla 2.5 a few days ago, we begin to receive quite an influx of requests for guidance on migrating to Joomla 2.5 with JomSocial users and data intact. This tutorial will guide you with hopefully detailed steps on moving Joomla 1.5’s data into Joomla 2.5, and steps needed to safely transfer JomSocial users and data into the brand new site.
If you are not a JomSocial user and looking to only migrate Joomla 1.5, don’t worry, the following instructions are perfectly valid as once you have completed Part 6, the migration is complete.
We have tested 3 migration components listed in JED and will provide our findings for each of them. We are hoping that this guide will provide our dear users with a thorough and intimate understanding of how each migrator operates and choose the best option to suit your requirement.
1. The website must be at least on Joomla 1.5.21 (the minimum version that JomSocial supports)
2. A running JomSocial 2.4.2 or above (optional, if you wish to migrate JomSocial data)
3. An instance of Apache running locally / in localhost. The easiest method would be having XAMPP installed.
4. A mirror of the site runs locally. Guide on how to do that.
5. Some hugs, a steady mind and caramel frappucino, with cream please.
We initiate this migration experiment by utilizing jUpgrade. jUpgrade is a popular migrator which has helped many to move from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 1.6/1.7 not so long ago. It is frequently mentioned in numerous Joomla migration articles, in the Joomla Community blog, and also within the official Joomla Wiki.