This year, we in Malaysia will be having a double celebration at the end of this month. Malaysia's National Day and Eid are among the biggest celebrations in Malaysia. To share the joy, we are putting up something special for you.
From 26th of August until 5th September 2011, enjoy up to 25% OFF on new purchases of JomSocial Standard, Professional and Unlimited Developer Access! You don't have to enter any coupon code as everyone will be eligible to get the special price.
Some of our staff will be going back to their hometown to celebrate Independence Day and Eid. Kindly expect a little bit of slow down in technical forum replies as we will not be operating in full capacity. Most of us will be back on Monday, 5th September. Happy National Day and Eid!
I just found out about this interesting video about social media revolution and would like to share it with you guys.
Guten Tag! Guess what guys? With all the excitement about JomSocial 2.4 coming soon, do tell us what are the things you would like to experience at Joomla!Day Germany? This is because Joomla!Day Germany is coming and it’s on the 2nd & 3rd of September 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. For those who previously missed our free tickets to Joomla! Day Chicago here is a treat for you!!
We've just received a truck load of bean bags that almost flood everyone in the office! Now we are ready for some upside down half spinal twist coding position. Click read more for more deliciously-colored photos.
There are a lot of reasons to adopt your own social networking. Some of you do it to increase traffic, build a niche community for the business, or simply to keep in touch with your friends. No matter how you will use it, social network is the way of the future. There are a lot to think when it comes to building your own social network. Here we have 5 aspect in choosing the best social networking software for your community.
Social Network features
Each community has unique requirements that differentiate them from the rest. It is important for you to identify important features most suitable for your niche. For example, does it allow video sharing or video hosting? Do you need event management? How about groups feature? Does it respect your members’ privacy? You can usually find the answer by going to your social networking script's feature page.
Early in the morning yesterday (Malaysian time), Syam(our server admin) was awaken by a downtime notification on JomSocial servers. He tried to connect and reboot the server manually but there was no response from the server, which is a rare case. We contacted RimuHosting and they informed us that they were having a power disruption on their servers and were working on it.
We received several complaints from our users especially from those who use version older than 2.2. In the older version of JomSocial, the update checker is set to check available update on JomSocial.com server. Since the server is down, it could not connect to our servers resulting to the slowdown. This issue is fixed in later versions. Besides, there was supposed to be a DNS fail-over that would redirect all requests to a backup server. Unfortunately, it didn't happen.
This is the first of many blog posts that will be posted in the next coming weeks, updating you, our loyal fans with the hottest JomSocial news, most especially on JomSocial 2.4 development updates and behind-the-scenes shots.
We have officially started developing JomSocial 2.4 shortly after the release of JomSocial 2.2.1. Our developers are grouped into four with each group having a dedicated web-designer to bring in the creative juice; doodling everywhere in our office. Seriously, they do doodle everywhere. Proof of this will be shown in the next blog post, your honor.
Hi guys, we just had our Joomla!Day Malaysia last month and we definitely had a lot of fun! We would like to spread the love of Joomla! more to all of you. As we love Joomla so much, we’d be happy to sponsor some tickets for Joomla Day specially for our JomSocial subscribers.
And guess what? We have two tickets to be given out FREE for Joomla! Day Chicago!
Note : The announcement date of the winners has changed from 23rd to 25th.
This year, we celebrate the 235th birthday of the United States of America with 25% discount for new purchases(yes, that means $124 discount for JomSocial Unlimited Developer Access). Use the promotional code “4th-New” to receive the discount during the checkout process.
If you are upgrading or renewing, there is 20% discount for you as well! Use the promotional code “4th-Upgrade” to receive the discount.
Joomla! Day Malaysia 2011, which has been held on 25th June 2011, was a great success. We have a great line up of speakers, a great venue (Petronas Twin Tower!), awesome sponsors and wonderful attendees.
As the organizer of this event, we would like to thank our Premium, Community and Media sponsors who have made this event a reality, the volunteers that help through the day, our marvelous speakers and other who directly or indirectly contribute to the success of this event.
Here are the link to some news, picture gallery and report on Joomla! Day Malaysia 2011:
We have just released JomSocial 2.2.3 Beta 3 which is compatible with Joomla! 1.7 Beta. There are various bugfixes and feature enhancements packed into this release. If you are an active customer and would like to try this out, head over to our release thread.
List of bugfixes and feature enhancements available after the jump.
I was was recently contacted by a developer who wanted some help hacking JomSocial core code. Within JomSocial privacy setting page, he wanted to add some of his own form elements, which would affect some privacy setting of his application.
What? hacking JomSocial core files ? NOOOOO! Really, you don't have to do that bro! Let me show you easy way to extend any JomSocial form with your own content, all from within a plugin.
During the Memorial Day Weekend, we did a giveaway for those who subscribe during this period. And the winners are... (drum roll)
Each of them will receive 6 months of SookaChat that worth $60. If you are one of the winners, you will receive an email containing the instruction get the free subscription. Thank you for those who participate and don't forget to subscribe to get latest info and promotion.
The year 2011 has definitely been a good year for our friends at JPeople! May 2011 marked their 1st birthday celebrated by their growth of nearly 7,000 members, 1604 photos, 443 videos, 513 Groups and 57 categories and still counting! JPeople is the place for Joomla! community to meet, share and enrich their Joomla! experience. We at JomSocial are pleased to wish them happy birthday and happy growing!
We actually feel really proud to be part of the project. As developer for the social network component that power the JPeople site, nothing gets us more excited than to see it bringing Joomla! community closer together. We really want to see Joomla! community to have the most amazing time in any Open Source project in the world! Having said that, software plays only a small part. Great work by the site admins and your participation bring this site alive.
If you haven’t done so, check out the JPeople site and join them at http://people.joomla.org/ and be part of the awesome movement happening right now!
We are having a giveaway on the countdown to Memorial Day this Monday. Starting from today, we will be giving away four 6-month SookaChat subscriptions for free, one for each day for our new JomSocial subscribers.
Each day, we will draw the lucky subscribers from the same pool. So, if you subscribe today, your email will be drawn four times.
Lucky winners will be announced on this blog at the end of this giveaway. We will also send notification emails. So don't wait, get to the footer of any page on JomSocial.com and subscribe by filling up the easy form.
Social media plays an important part for online community today. Here we will present to you a collection of tutorials to help you create your very own Facebook clone on your website.
Yes, you heard it right! JomSocial won the "Best Joomla! App for Social Networking" award at the CMS Expo 2011 for the second time. Some of you may have heard about the news from our tweet, and today we would like to celebrate it together with our valued customers with a little surprise.
We are humbly honored and at the same time astounded to receive the award for the second consecutive year. This award tells us that we have to work harder to make JomSocial better and more valuable for our customers. More importantly, it shows that all of JomSocial customers are getting the best extension to build their online community.
In celebration of Mother's Day, we have two exciting news to share with you.
First, we have partnered up with OStraining to give you more value when you purchase any edition JomSocial, the best tool to create social networking sites.
To help you to maximize your purchase, you will get 2 Months Joomla Training from OStraining worth $47 for a copy of JomSocial. OStraining's package is a suite of professionally created videos and tutorials that provides you step-by-step walk through on how to build wonderful Joomla websites. You will be able to learn at your own pace, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
On top of that, you will also get 1 license of OSToolbar that worth $49. It is a revolutionary new extension that places video tutorials throughout your Joomla administrator area. OSToolbar makes sure that you will always have the very best Joomla training and support, exactly where and when you need it.
It's the time for CMS Expo again! This year CMS Expo will be hosted at the Hilton Orrington Hotel, in Evanston, Illinois from May 2nd to May 4th, 2011.
2011 CMS Expo will feature over eighty information-packed CMS training sessions. Created for Web Designers, Developers and Businesspeople, CMS Expo is the place to be for the most relevant, timely and actionable information in the fast-growth CMS Sector.
When 2.2 was released a couple of weeks back, quite a few people were shocked to see the wall plugin is no more. Let me assure you that this is a major step forward and is something we should celebrate!
The "wall" has been with us since the first release of JomSocial. With the release of 2.2, we have decided to integrate comment-on-profile, (which is normally the job for the wall plugin) into the stream itself. So, instead of having a separate section for those messages, it now flows nicely into your personal social stream. As an added bonus, it now gains the new 'like' and 'comment' feature from the stream.
This is just the beginning. We really want to make friend-to-friend interaction more fluid and fun. If you guys have a fresh new idea, drop it at our uservoice page at http://uservoice.jomsocial.com . At the mean time, noticed that we have upgraded jomsocial.com itself to the latest 2.2 build. Go ahead and play around with it.