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19

Instagram Basic Display API

Earlier this year, Instagram announced that new client registrations and permissions review would be discontinued for the exsting Instagram API platform in Mid-October 2019. New applications will use the Instagram Basic Display API going forward. Existing clients will continue to work only until early 2020.

JFBConnect v8.3 was just released and is compatible with the required changes for the Basic Display API. If you use Instagram authentication on your site, please read on for more details.

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NOV
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Instagram Basic Display API

Earlier this year, Instagram announced that new client registrations and permissions review would be discontinued for the exsting Instagram API platform in Mid-October 2019. New applications will use the Instagram Basic Display API going forward. Existing clients will continue to work only until early 2020.

JFBConnect v8.3 was just released and is compatible with the required changes for the Basic Display API. If you use Instagram authentication on your site, please read on for more details.

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NOV
10

JomSocial 4.7.6 updated for improvements and bug fixes

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Today we are releasing JomSocial 4.7.6 Joomla social community extension for improvements and bug fixes. This release contains 7 improvements and bug fixes.

Improvements :

Facebook Login redirection work with set configuration in JomSocial Redirection PluginJomSocial backend ID search support for Photos, videos and Poll

Bug fixes :

Postbox not showing in IE 11Postbox blinking during typeSmileys in postbox not on correct positing when typingBug When Setting Displayed Comments to ZeroDisplay emoji error when use native emoji

How to Download and Upgrade

Check the system requirements HereCreate a full Backup your websiteMake sure you are running minimum JomSocial 4.4 or JomSocial 4.5 versionIf you use JomSocial 4.3 or lower - Make the tier upgrade as explained in this doc & update Jomsocial with > 4.3 > 4.4 > 4.5.x > 4.7.xDownload JomSocial 4.7.6 from new unified download system hereInstall the package 4.7.6 zip installer fileTo update theme in Jomsocial : Download latest version of theme and install it via JomSocial > Configuration > templates > upload latest package

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

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OCT
16

JomSocial 4.7.5: Google Login support and more

We are releasing JomSocial 4.7.5 Joomla social community extension with a major new feature: Google login and other new features & improvements: Page vanity URL, improved Twitter login, Report comment. This update also includes 15 bug fixes and Jomsocial Themes updates for the latest JomSocial support.

Social Login Support:

In the previous release (JomSocial 4.7.4), we implemented social login for JomSocial with support for Twitter and Linkedin. JomSocial 4.7.5 now supports Google login.

How does Google Social Login work with JomSocial?

If you have an account on Google (Gmail) you can log in on JomSocial using the Google account. Simply hit the button: Login with Google and add your Google account username and password.

For user who already has an account on the site and would like to use the Google login, they can also login via Google.

How to enable Google Login on JomSocial?

To setup the Google Login on your website, follow the steps below:

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AUG
29

JomSocial Themes updated for bug fixes!

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Written by iTeamPublished on 29 August 2019Hits: 39

last week we released Joomla social community extension - JomSocial 4.7.4 for new social login: Twitter and LinkedIn Login integration, new 1500+ Emoji, improvements and bug fixes.

Today we are releasing JomSocial themes updated for latest features style improvements ad bug fixes.

Here is list of themes updated:

JS Column ThemeJS Shadow ThemeJS Flat ThemeJS Kikiriki Theme

JS Column Theme

JS Column Theme - Version 1.1.1

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AUG
22

JomSocial 4.7.4 released for new Social login, 1500+ new Emoji and more !

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.

New Social Login : Twitter and Linkedin

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 :

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 :

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AUG
07

Facebook Messenger Chat

Recently, Facebook has launched a customer chat widget for Messenger. It allows your customers to message directly from your Joomla website to your Facebook Page. By combining interactions from the Messenger App and the plugin on your page, you'll be able to engage with your customer and keep them drawn into your site.

We've been tinkering with the beta version of the widget here on sourcecoast.com and have had some great conversations with users. Some have asked for support, others have asked pre-sales questions and existing subscribers have repeatedly requested to add this into JFBConnect. In all, we've seen how useful a chat widget can be to help get a conversation with your audience going. We heard you! In the newest version of JFBConnect v8.2.3, we've included the Messenger Chat functionality. Continue reading for instructions on how to add chat to your site.

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AUG
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Facebook Messenger Chat

Recently, Facebook has launched a customer chat widget for Messenger. It allows your customers to message directly from your Joomla website to your Facebook Page. By combining interactions from the Messenger App and the plugin on your page, you'll be able to engage with your customer and keep them drawn into your site.

We've been tinkering with the beta version of the widget here on sourcecoast.com and have had some great conversations with users. Some have asked for support, others have asked pre-sales questions and existing subscribers have repeatedly requested to add this into JFBConnect. In all, we've seen how useful a chat widget can be to help get a conversation with your audience going. We heard you! In the newest version of JFBConnect v8.2.3, we've included the Messenger Chat functionality. Continue reading for instructions on how to add chat to your site.

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JUL
31

Meetup Breaking Changes and Paid Access

Earlier this year, Meetup announced a major revision to their integration API. The new release, version 3, will be mandatory starting August 15th. JFBConnect has been updated to support all of the changes required for version 3 for a seamless transition. If you use Meetup integration with JFBConnect, please make sure you are running at least JFBConnect v8.2.3.

Even if you don't use Meetup yet, one change to their API to take note of: After August 15th, you'll need to have a Meetup Pro membership to add Meetup Authentication to your site. Before August 15th, you can signup as an "OAuth Consumer" without being a Meetup Pro member and you will be able to continue using Meetup integration for free!

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JUL
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Meetup Breaking Changes and Paid Access

Earlier this year, Meetup announced a major revision to their integration API. The new release, version 3, will be mandatory starting August 15th. JFBConnect has been updated to support all of the changes required for version 3 for a seamless transition. If you use Meetup integration with JFBConnect, please make sure you are running at least JFBConnect v8.2.3.

Even if you don't use Meetup yet, one change to their API to take note of: After August 15th, you'll need to have a Meetup Pro membership to add Meetup Authentication to your site. Before August 15th, you can signup as an "OAuth Consumer" without being a Meetup Pro member and you will be able to continue using Meetup integration for free!

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JUL
19

JomSocial 4.7.3 released for improvements and bug fixes

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Hi, This week we are releasing Joomla social community extension - JomSocial 4.7.3 updates for new user points integration with Jooma LMS Extension - Guru and Publisher Pro with a total of 9 improvements and 12 bug fixes.

The latest version of JomSocial will support 4 more new user points rules for Guru and Publisher items.

New User Points:

Many extension has integrations options with JomSocial to share the activity in the wall stream. With LMS Joomla extension Guru Pro and Publisher we added a built-in option for user points. If a Guru or Publisher user adds a new item in the user will get user points based on configuration applied.

Guru - create a course: Give points when registered user created a new course.Guru - delete course: Deduct points when registered user deleted course.Guru - purchase course: Give points when registered user purchased course.Publisher - create an article: Give points when the author created a new article.

To enable these points, you must have the latest version of JomSocial, Guru, and Publisher installed on site. Now enable plugin below :

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04

JomSocial 4.7.2: Supports Events for Page and more

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JomSocial 4.7.1 introduced major new featyre: page with purpose of helping a user to build a place for people to get connected with their business.

JomSocial 4.7.2 comes with improvements for Page feature that includes Events support.

Support Events for Pages :

Page owner can create Event on their page to invite members of the page.

The event options for page will follow all standard options of default event.

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MAY
08

JomSocial 4.7.1 major release: Introducing Page Feature

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Page is a major feature for community social websites. It is developed with the purpose of helping a user to build a place for people to get connected with their business. For new business or startup, the page will be helpful to build community and convert the followers to customers.

And now, the Page feature is available in JomSocial major update - JomSocial 4.7.1. This new version also includes 8 major improvements and bug fixes.

1. Introducing Page feature

User can create their own pages and set it as public, closed page or public but not to show on the list page menu. There are lots of other settings for pages:

Allow page members to create photo albumnsAllow page members to add videosAllow page members to share filesAllow page members to create polls

Activities types supported for Pages:

Status: add status to the pagePhotos upload: Allows members to upload videos on the pageVideos upload: Allow members to upload video or link online videos on pageFile share: Upload files on page wall streamPoll: Create poll on pagesRating and Review : Allow members to rate and write a review about the page.

Quick guidelines to manage page in JomSocial :

Before creating the pages on frontend, you must check the backend configuration for pages. We Added following new options for pages :

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APR
04

LinkedIn API v2 - Required Update By May 1st

Late last year, LinkedIn announced a new version of their API. Starting May 1st, all integration features with LinkedIn must use the new API. JFBConnect v8.1 was just released and is fully compatible with the required changes. If you use LinkedIn integration on your site with JFBConnect, please upgrade before May 1st to ensure there are no authentication issues on your site. There are quite a few things to be aware of with the new API version as well, so please read everything if you incorporate LinkedIn authentication on your site.

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MAR
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Google+ Shutdown In Progress: Be Prepared

JFBConnect has supported Google authentication on Joomla for more than 6 years. It's one of the most popular networks we support, and so we wanted to update you with changes that have come to the Google+ social network. In March of 2018, Google+ experienced a security breach. Shortly after, they announced that Google+ would be shutting down. The front-end of Google+, where you visit with a web browser, will be turned off in April. The API, used for authentication and pulling in profile information, was formally shut down on March 8th.

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FEB
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JomSocial 4.7.0: introducing Followers feature and 20+ improvements, bug fixes

Hi Guys,
JomSocial 4.7.0 with an amazing new feature: Follow, improved filter in the postbox, 8 improvements and 19 bug fixes. This release also comes with new updates for all JomSocial themes for latest features and style support.

Please check the release details below:

1. New feature: Follow

The new feature: Follow allows you to follow/unfollow a user’s stream with one click. In each profile page, you can see a new button: Follow.

Once you follow the user, you can view his stream activities on your wall.

How to Follow/unfollow a user?

You can follow a user by

Hit the Follow button in the user profile pageWhen hover user’s avatar, you can see the Follow button, hit the button to follow the user.

Note: when you add a user as a friend, you will auto follow him, if you want to keep him as a friend but not follow, you can just hit the Unfollow button on his profile page.

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DEC
26

JomSocial 4.6.2 released for new features : Reactions, OpenStreetMap integration, improvement and bug fixes

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We are happy to announce the release of Jomsocial 4.6.2 version for new features: Reactions, OpenStreetMap integration and improved postbox view, Poll Module with 10 improvements and 16 bug fixes. This release also comes with new updates of 4 JomSocial themes for the latest features and style support. Please check the release details below:Reactions : JomSocial has cool features to share emotions in the status updates. Now it will also get support for reactions on the stream items. You are not only limited to click like button. Expression your emotion by giving reactions to community posts.Open Map Integration Google map now charge based on the volume you use, the charges are based on the usage. JomSocial now supports OpenStreetMap integration. That allows new and old users to switch between the map.If you have an old community site and using Google map integration, Now you can also move to OpenStreetMap without losing the current location data. Once you switch to Open street map, only Map view will be changed.Please note: you can using LOCATION_FIELD in Google map to use the same field with OpenStreetMap. If a location does not exist in the open street map view, User needs to re-edit his location as Google map is more advanced and have many custom locations added by users.Poll ModulePoll introduced in recent releases of Jomsocial and widely liked by community members, we received requests to make a module for the poll that allows sharing the single or multiple polls using the selected option in the module. This release comes with the Poll module, you can now show a poll anywhere on your Joomla site.To Create a Poll module on the Jomsocial, make sure you are using Jomsocial 4.6.2 and you can see the JS Poll module in Joomla module manager.Improved Post Box :In the last release, we introduced Colorful background status to share the status on the community. In this release, the post box has been improved and add emoji option in Colorful box. You can also switch between normal and colourful status box without losing the content.AWS Remote Storage :Jomsocial support Amazon S3 storage option, that allows you to store your video, image and file on AWS. The latest version 4.6.2 updated with AWS Signature 4 support, You can place your AWS bucket in any region for remote storage.More Improvements Disable social share option does not disable wall stream share button Add new filter to show older groups Add Emoji button in colorful background status activity about creating new group and date-time is not <small> [poll] Should show poll ended when it is ended Image quality of background image in postbox Share button language improvent Hard to see emoji icon on status backgroud [BG] Improvement for status background Bug Fixes [reaction] A guest still can reaction a photo album [reaction] Like link displays not nice on photo album page [RTL] Reaction, like should be moved to right side Cant typing on status background [RTL] Add more spacing between icon and username on photo popup Cant show old polls on user view Not able to translate Mark all as read in mobile [Got error on event detail page when not insert Google Map API key [OSM] Got error in console when enable open street map [OSM] Missing border on chrome browser [emoji] Cant show post button on background status [BG] Left/Right arrow should be hidden Still comment a post on group even I have not joined group yet [colorful] Limit character doesn't work on colorful statu [BG] Got error on background status when using ctrl + A then typing Got js error with google map in membar info page How to Download and Upgrade Check the system requirements
Here Create a full Backup your website Make sure you are running minimum JomSocial 4.4 or JomSocial 4.5 version If you use JomSocial 4.3 or lower - Make the tier upgrade as explained in this doc & update Jomsocial with > 4.3 > 4.4 > 4.5.x > 4.6.x Download JomSocial 4.6 from new unified download system here Install the package 4.6.2 zip installer file

We also released JomSocial themes updates to support latest Jomsocial style. Kindly download and install latest version of JomSocial themes to get best community experience.

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

Let us know in the comment section below what you think about this release.

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Joomla 4 Tutorials: How to use Content versioning

Joomla content version is an important feature of Joomla that helps to save different article versions. Many times when you writing an article in Joomla and accidentally deleted or changed the content/code, once you save the article the older content is no longer available, It becomes most frustrating part for a writer. In this blog post, we discussed how to use content versioning in Joomla 4 Note: This tutorial also works on Joomla 3.xEnable and use content versioning :To enable or disable content version in Joomla, you must have access to Joomla admin and Article options. Open Content > Articles > Options > Editing layouts > Enable content versioning. You can also define how many no. of the version you want to save.Now you can see the content version feature is successfully enabled and you will see a new version button in the article. You just need to save the article the first time to get the first version of it.Each new version of the article you can also add a Note what data you wrote in that session, Its really cool features for a writer who used to write longer articles.Article versions :When you saved an article multiple time and would like to see the previous version, Click on the Version Tab that displays all the saved version of that article with no. of options: Restore Preview Compare Keep Forever Delete Restore:This option allow you to restore the article to a previously saved version If accidentally you saved the article and lost the previous changes you can use this options.Preview : This option used to display the complete article properties from saved versions including publishing dates etc.Compare Article versions:This is one the most important feature inside content versioning allows you to make a comparison with all details of articles. You can select the article version you would like to compare and click on the Compare tab.Keep forever: Keep forever or Keep on/off is also very important feature in content versioning. This option will lock the select article from automatically deletion. You can select the article and click on the Keep On/Off tab to allow/disallow the article version from deletion.Delete : This option allows to delete selected article version, If there are unnecessary version saved, you can select those articles and deleted them.More Joomla 4 reviews and tutorials:
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28

Joomla 4 tutorials : How to use and configure Joomla editors

A Text Editor plays an important role for every CMS, Joomla 4 has inbuilt editors TinyMCE, CodeMirror.In this blog post, we discuss the default editor of Joomla 4 (alpha 3) and how to configure them for different users in Joomla. Note: This tutorial also works on Joomla 3Default Editors in Joomla 4 : Joomla 4 comes with 3 types of editors in it, that allows you to edit content in Joomla articles, modules, tags, and contact items. If any extension installed on your site and has the feature to adopt Joomla editors, it also works on them. There are 3 types : TinyMCE Editor CodeMirror Editor None TinyMCE Editor :This editor is default editor of Joomla when you install a fresh Joomla on your site the editor is set as default. It has many features that allow you to customize the text and help you to beautify it.CodeMirror: It's another editor that does not have any special buttons. But it has the ability to show the html content syntax. You can use this editor if you are writing an html code.Editor None : Basically, there is no Editor when you set the Editor to None. It will show all the text in plain text format.Change Editor for Different Joomla usersJoomla has special features that allow setting a different editor for every Joomla users. To Change a default editor for a user, Login to Joomla Admin > User Manager > edit a user profile > Basic Settings > Editor > Change the default editor for that user. A User who has admin access can also change his editor by Editing his own user profile.Configure Joomla editors : To configure the default Joomla editors Navigate to Extensions -> Plugins -> Editor This will display the list of the plugin present on your site. Each plugin refers to individual editor settings.TinyMCE Editor Settings : This Editor has a variety of options to configure the options. There are three sets of editors available on the plugin settings that you can configure for different user groups and also set the editor default size etc. CodeMirror Editor Settings : CodeMirror editor has not many options as it is used as HTML editor, the plugin options cover most the of useful things needed in an HTML editor.More Joomla 4 reviews and tutorials:
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JomSocial 4.6.1 released for colorful status, improved sharing feature and bug fixes

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