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.
J2XML seems to be the cleanest way to migrate users and content in Joomla 2.5 with the use of XML files. I was almost led to believe this little component should be the focus of this migration tutorial, but I was disappointed at the end of my experiment to find out it has one very serious omission that may cause other migrated components to fail.
If you wish to simply migrate Joomla Users and Content, and to start clean on Joomla 2.5 with new components (these components having fresh data), then this is the quickest path to achieve it. But if you wish to migrate data from other components such as JomSocial, Kunena, jReviews or others, you might want to avoid this migrator and rely on either jUpgrade or SP Upgrade instead.
Ok, remember when I said J2XML seems to be the cleanest? Well, SP Upgrade on the other hand seems to be the easiest. I was first reluctant to try this migrator given its cost (Euro 25), even more so when I notice how tiny the migrator is. At 13kb, it is certainly the smallest migrator, and component that I have ever encountered! Boy I was fooled. It packs a punch for its size. If you are willing to spend a bit, this migrator is certainly the one.
Once you are satisfied, and have verified that the migrated tables are in working order, follow these steps to replace the live Joomla 1.5 with the newly migrated Joomla 2.5 website.
At this stage, it is assumed that Joomla User information has been successfully migrated to Joomla 2.5, and their information such as userid, username, password and email are intact. Again, userid MUST be intact! If your Administrator userid was 62 in Joomla 1.5, it has to be 62 in Joomla 2.5. This is the point where J2XML failed in our previous migration attempt. What a pity since it could have been one perfectly suited component for our needs.
Yes, you heard it right. JomSocial 2.4.2 is fully compatible with Joomla 2.5 without needing any update or compatibility patch.
The JomSocial Team would like to congratulate the Joomla Development Team and the awesome Community behind it for delivering the latest iteration of the world’s most popular open source content management system.
For your information, Joomla 2.5 is intended to be an LTS (a Long Term Support) version, which will be kept updated through October, 2013. It is a polished gem, a fusion of updates in Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7 that are finally merged into an LTS tree.
The JomSocial Team will be observing the New Lunar Year / Chinese New Year celebration which falls on Monday, 23rd January 2012 until Tuesday, 24th January 2012. There will be a delay in support delivery starting this weekend until the abovementioned date.
The New Lunar Year is celebrated throughout Asia in countries with significant Chinese populations. In Malaysia, it is considered a major holiday and is celebrated by all of us irregardless of race and religion. Traditionally the family members roll up their sleeves to clean up the house to remove ill-fortunes and to make way for new luck. Family members will look forward to a family dinner feast which is organized on the Eve of New year while kids will be most gleeful the morning after, by getting pocketful of 'Ang-Pows'; money in red paper envelopes. In Malaysia, the celebration evolved into a colorful and elaborate maze of open-houses and nation-wide festivities. I personally cant wait to get my hands on those delicious, home-cooked dimsums. They are best when prepared with a bucketful of love. :)
One of our awesome partners has released a clean, business friendly and JomSocial- compatible template called IT Community. It's also their first built Social Template that features JomSocial integration!
Want to get some tips on how to improve your website? Want to know where to get JomSocial integrated templates? Want to help your fellow users solve a problem?
New My Group Updates view to get users connected to updates from their participated groups. All in one place.
Have you heard the news? JomSocial 2.6 Alpha Two has just been released yesterday at our development site. The new Alpha Two concentrates on our social nodes, the melting pot of user contributed photos, all those fancy videos, the listing of events, and of course promoting user groups.
The JomSocial team is proud to announce the first Alpha release of the upcoming JomSocial 2.6.
This Alpha One package signals the completion of Internal Notification and Recurring event feature. We need your help in verifying the integrity of implemented features and as such, please only concentrate on these two major features. Shoot us with as many issues that you have found as possible. Do refrain from commenting on other parts of JomSocial yet as we are actively developing them right now.