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Add Video on a community site play an important role to share information and memories. In the recent time we got requests to add more video provider support for Popular videos channels. As we promised in the preview blog post we have implemented 17 New video providers support that include facebook videos, SoundCloud, Flicker video etc.
Before, we supported 6 video channels:Youtube Vimeo DailyMotionVimeolive leak Metacafe
JomSocial 4.5.4 now supports 17 more video channels:nFacebook VideosFlickr VideosSoundCloudCollege HumorDotsub.comFunny Or DieGloria.tvGodtube.comKu6.com (China)MySpace VideosRutube (Russia)Sapo Videos (Portugal)Twitchvbox7 (Russia)VeohVidea (Hungary)Youku (China)
Check Jomsocial demo site here to see how the video feature work.
To add a video in Jomsocial you only need to copy the URL of the video and paste it in the Video post.
JomSocial team is happy to announce preview of JomSocial 4.5.4 with 17 more popular video channels support. Currently JomSocial supports YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, liveleak and Metacafe, we got lots of requests for more video channels. The new version will also come with improvements and bug fixes.
Here are the list of Video providers that will be supported in the upcoming version of JomsocialFacebook VideosYouku (China)Flickr VideosSoundCloudCollege HumorGloria.tvGodtube.comKu6.com (China)MySpace Videosdotsub.comFunny Or DieRutube (Russia)Sapo Videos (Portugal)Twitchvbox7 (Russia)VeohVidea (Hungary)
As you are using JomSocial Chat for sending messages, pictures and file attachments to community members/friends. In any case, you forget to check the message? No need to worry, since we added the unread chat notification in the previous version of Jomsocial.
In Jomsocial 4.5.4 version you will have a new option to control the new/unread chat notification. Now you will have full control over the chat notification.
In April, Facebook started making many changes to their platform to improve privacy for their users. Those initial changes, and the reasons behind them, were detailed in our previous blog post, "Facebook is Changing Quickly. JFBConnect is Ready". We will be releasing an updated version of JFBConnect with an incredible amount of updates on Monday, June 4th. We are highly recommending all users upgrade to the latest release to ensure social networking continues functioning on your site.
Due to the amount of changes, we wanted to give a heads up to any administrators on what to be aware of before installation. We want the upgrade process to go as smooth as possible.
Read on for all the details and important information on upgrading.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about Cambridge Analytica and the unauthorized use of user data coming from the Facebook Platform. In response to this, Facebook is rapidly making multiple changes to their platform. JFBConnect integrates with many different social networks, but Facebook is the most used of them all. Because of that, we want to make sure all of our users are aware of the changes we know of, the actions we'll be taking, and how to make sure Facebook integration continues working as expected on your site.
NOTE 1: JomSocial 4.5.1 Beta 2 is not a stable version and as such will not be officially supported by us. You are welcome to post eventual bugs and suggestions for improvements, but if you install this version on production site, you are bound to fix all issues yourself.
NOTE 2: After you upgrade to JomSocial 4.5.1 Beta 2, the Joomla update notification may pop up saying that there is a newer version of JomSocial (4.5) because the version numbers are not the same. Just ignore it.
JomSocial is very happy to announce release of JomSocial Version 4.5.1 Beta 2 - important release with performance improvement and 17+ bug fixes plus some other improvements.
We would like to thank you for the positive feedback and bug reports in the 4.5.1 beta 1. In this release, we have addressed the performance issue also and expect more improvements in the upcoming releases.
We evaluated fresh installed Jomsocial and also on multiple user site's with 5K+ conversations to understand the issue and plan fixes :
Problems and Solutions:
Problem: JomSocial ajax init chat loads all conversations at a time. If a user has too many conversions ( like ~ 4k), it causes slow loading and freezing browser.
If you’re a passionate Joomla! user reading every possible news about upcoming Joomla! 4, there are high chances you seen something called “Orthogonal Component Structure” but not many have ever tried to explain what that strange term really means for the users and developers. In this blog post, we will touch that topic and try to reveal some secrets behind it.
Mathematics are often cluttered with expressive terms with no meaning outside it’s constraints, often causing a sudden loss of interest in the subject matter. You will easily find the definition of orthogonality on the web, but it still won’t give any clue how it relates to Joomla! development.
Orthogonal Component Structure in Joomla! sense means that there are two types of components, vertical and horizontal - hence the name orthogonal.
Or in other words, core components such are Content, Users, Contacts, Weblinks… which all are developed separately forming what we know as Joomla! CMS.
Think of horizontal components like extended features for vertical component, adding on top of it. These are components like Tagging, Versioning or Custom Fields which can’t work per se, and must rely on other vertical component.
Joomla 4 is a big hit for Joomla community, the major release version will have many new features, high coding quality, cleanup codebase, using new technologies, minimum PHP 7 requirement and especially, it integrates Bootstrap 4 - the most popular framework to build responsive, mobile-first web projects.
Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS. Quickly prototype your ideas or build your entire app with our Sass variables and mixins, responsive grid system, extensive prebuilt components, and powerful plugins built on jQuery.
Joomla 3.x released in 2015 with Bootstrap 2 integration in Joomla core and can be used all over, not only just on templates but also in back-end and front-end of extensions.
The integration got very good feedback from Joomla community, it also helped developer to build Joomla template and extensions easier and faster.
Joomla 4 and Bootstrap 4 are latest version with huge major updates & improvements, up-to-date with new technologies, adding more new features in comparison with their previous versions.
NOTE 1: JomSocial 4.5.1 Beta 1 is not a stable version and as such will not be officially supported by us. You are welcome to post eventual bugs and suggestions for improvements, but if you install this version on production site, you are bound to fix all issues yourself.
NOTE 2: After you upgrade to JomSocial 4.5.1 Beta 1, the Joomla update notification may pop up saying that there is a newer version of JomSocial (4.5) because the version numbers are not the same. Just ignore it.
Chat Bar plugin is disabled by default to prevent interference with your current website operation and flow.
After manually updating to JomSocial 4.5.1 Beta 1, you must enable System - Jomsocial Chat Bar plugin and set two simple options.Chatbar position - will determine at what position the chat bar will be shown Remember Last State - will try to remember the state of open chat bar windows when page is refreshed or user navigates away from the page. For example, if you had open chat bar conversation with someone and then went to another page without closing the conversation, new page will load with that conversation window open. Plugin will respect all other chat settings from component - For instance, if you disabled uploading files in the chat, the chat bar plugin will not show that option.
You asked for it, so here it goes. Starting with JomSocial 4.5.1 Beta 1 you will be able to add custom images as a display name tags when user is a member of certain Joomla User Group.