Joomla social community extension - JomSocial 4.7.4 is released for new social login: Twitter and Linkedin Login integration, new 1500+ Emoji, improvements and bug fixes.
By default, JomSocial supports Facebook login. JomSocial 4.7.4 introduced 2 new popular social logins: Twitter and LinkedIn. With this update, JomSocial allows users to create an account from the popular social websites: Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. If you already have an account on these sites you can simply login on JomSocial community page on your Joomla based website.
Twitter login required an application setup to get the login integration with JomSocial. To create an application on twitter you must have an active Twitter account.
To Enable twitter login on site, kindly follow below steps :
1. Create a Twitter application :
Go to: https://developer.twitter.com/en/apps and login with your twitter account to create an application.
2. Application setup :
Once you create an application on Twitter, you need to fill out some important details related to your website.Application name Website URL and description Callback URL ( You must add callback URL with /index.php at the end of domain name: https:abc.com/index.php) Terms of Services and Privacy URL App usage details
Once you setup the app, you need to go to Permissions Tab and add read and write permission with a Request email address as additional permission.
3. Keys and tokens:
Once the App is set up, you are able to see the Consumer and access token keys. Copy the Keys to add them in JomSocial configurations
Open JomSocial > Configuration > Integration > Twitter login . Paste the Consumer Key (API Key) and Consumer Secret (API Secret) in JomSocial integration settings.
Once you Login with your twitter account first time you need to authorize the application to get access for your twitter account permission.
Once you allow it, it's all done and you can log in.
Note : In case you are testing application on a test domain and later want to use the Application on live site, do not forget to edit twitter application for domain name changes.
JomSocial 4.7.4 also support LinkedIn integration. The professional community users can easily log in and register on the site. To set up LinkedIn login and registration with JomSocial you need setup Application on LinkedIn.
1. Create application :
Navigate to https://www.linkedin.com/developers/ login with your LinkedIn account to create an application from My apps navigation button or create an app.
Application setup:Name - Enter a name for your application. Company Name - Select an existing company if exist or choose a new company Website URL - Enter the URL for your website’s (domain URL). Business Email - Enter the email address you used as a business email. Application Logo - Upload an image for your application's logo. It appears as a logo for the app. LinkedIn Legal Terms - Read the terms of service and confirm if you agree with terms.
Once the application is successfully created, its time to copy the keys and paste them in JomSocial > Configurations > Integration > Linkedin
If you are new user or logging in on site for firrst time via Linkedin login. you must authorize the application
In JomSocial 4.5.6 we introduced new 42 Emoji to give a fresh style to postbox, comments and wall stream items. The latest version 4.7.4 making them stronger. We added 1500+ new Emoji and added Native Emoji support in JomSocial postbox, Comments, and chat.
This will allow you to express your feelings to your friends, community members in the form of beautiful emoji. New Emoji box allows you to search emoji and find the recent emoji at one place.
Note : If you are using JomSocial Themes, do not forget to use latest version of Theme that will have latest style support for all new features.
Note: If your site is using a very older version of Jomsocial kindly Create a shadow copy of the site & Upgrade Jomsocial. For any error in updates, Report the Issues on support forum Here