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15

JomSocial Is Ready For Joomla 4 And PHP 7

Joomla! 4 Alpha 2 is available for testing but it comes with the hidden catch. You need to have PHP 7 running on the web server in order to install it.

PHP 7 is the minimum system requirement for Joomla! 4 website every server will have to comply with sooner rather than later.

Is My Hosting Ready?

At the moment of writing, every hosting provider should have been ready for transition. PHP 7 isn’t a new thing. It has been around for over two years. If you’re not sure what is the PHP version your site is running at, fret not. Go to Joomla! Backend of your website and navigate to System -> System Information then click on PHP Information tab. There you can see what is the PHP version your site is running at:

If first number is anything other than 7, then your server is not ready for Joomla! 4.
In that case, contact your hosting provider immediately.

What About JomSocial?

In almost decade long history, we tried to keep up with latest Joomla! standards and web technologies as soon as they were becoming available. That said, JomSocial offered immediate support for PHP 7 back in February 2016 (PHP 7 was released in December 2015.) and ever since then all subsequent releases of JomSocial were supporting PHP 7.

What Are The Benefits?

I don’t claim to know every single advantage of PHP 7 but i can definitely vouch for page loading times, memory usage and overall speed improvements. We tested JomSocial 4.5 with Joomla 4.0 Alpha 2 on PHP 7 against the same setup on variants of Joomla 3.8 and PHP 5. The results were nothing short than impressive.

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JomSocial Is Ready For Joomla 4 And PHP 7

Joomla! 4 Alpha 2 is available for testing but it comes with the hidden catch. You need to have PHP 7 running on the web server in order to install it.

PHP 7 is the minimum system requirement for Joomla! 4 website every server will have to comply with sooner rather than later.

Is My Hosting Ready?

At the moment of writing, every hosting provider should have been ready for transition. PHP 7 isn’t a new thing. It has been around for over two years. If you’re not sure what is the PHP version your site is running at, fret not. Go to Joomla! Backend of your website and navigate to System -> System Information then click on PHP Information tab. There you can see what is the PHP version your site is running at:

If first number is anything other than 7, then your server is not ready for Joomla! 4.
In that case, contact your hosting provider immediately.

What About JomSocial?

In almost decade long history, we tried to keep up with latest Joomla! standards and web technologies as soon as they were becoming available. That said, JomSocial offered immediate support for PHP 7 back in February 2016 (PHP 7 was released in December 2015.) and ever since then all subsequent releases of JomSocial were supporting PHP 7.

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08

JomSocial On Joomla 4. What to expect?

JomSocial On Joomla 4. What to expect?After Project Icarus which quickly turned into organised chaos, and Joomla X, we finally got the Joomla 4 Alpha 1 version for testing.We already wrote in Joomlart blog post what can you expect from the Joomla 4 and if you haven’t read it by now, we strongly encourage you to do so. In this entry, we will focus on JomSocial’s goals and planned changes to make the transition to Joomla 4 as smooth as possible. First ImpressionNeedless to say, it was expected. Current JomSocial version (4.5) is not installing on Joomla 4.So we immediately dedicated developers to work exclusively on Joomla 4 compatibility.First AdjustmentsThe immediate priority was successfull installation on Joomla 4 and after few tweaks, JomSocial was installing, but that was just a first step on a long road ahead.Navigation Must ChangeIt is more than obvious how JomSocial’s backend navigation doesn’t really fit into new Atum backend template of Joomla 4. So it must change, and the plan is to have it integrated into Joomla 4 sidebar navigation.Core Changes & Compatibility LayersJomSocial’s core base have been built for Joomla 1.5 and upgraded to Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 along the road. However, Joomla 4 will inevitably remove all deprecated code which means support for outdated dependencies will be removed effectively rendering most current extensions unusable on Joomla 4. Therefore, JomSocial Core need to change as well to support new Joomla 4 standards. For website builders, this practically means that JomSocial compatible with Joomla 4 won’t be compatible with Joomla 3.8 and lower.Luckily, Joomla 3.9 will be released simultaneously with Joomla 4 and it will bring the compatibility layer that will allow extensions made for Joomla 4 to work on Joomla 3.9. So if you don’t want to upgrade to Joomla 4, but want to use latest version of JomSocial, then you will have to upgrade to Joomla 3.9.Addons & Third-Party IntegrationsOne of the under-the-hood changes of Joomla 4 will be unification of all plugins making them run through a single dispatcher instead of five. This change is affecting JomSocial API and we are working on solution that will work across entire platform without interfering with third-party integrations.ThemesJoomla 4 comes with Bootsrap 4, but it doesn’t really affect JomSocial’s theme framework built in-house for specific purpose of using it within one single component. All themes that we currently have will make JomSocial fit into your Joomla 4 template the same way as they used to in Joomla 3. UpgradeThe upgrade will not depend solely on JomSocial’s ability to be upgraded with a single click. While that goes without saying, as a website builder, you will need to ensure your Joomla is properly upgraded to version 4, and all extensions that you might be using and integrating with JomSocial also have a version compatible with Joomla 4. Whats Next?After JomSocial is fully compatible with Joomla 4, we will start contacting the integration developers urging them to upgrade as well. After Joomla 4 hits the beta and RC (release candidate) status, we will start publishing beta’s of JomSocial compatible versions for users to try on their sites and see what needs to be fixed, improved or changed. Know more about Joomla 4:
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DEC
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JomSocial On Joomla 4. What to expect?

JomSocial On Joomla 4. What to expect?

After Project Icarus which quickly turned into organised chaos, and Joomla X, we finally got the Joomla 4 Alpha 1 version for testing.

We already wrote in Joomlart blog post what can you expect from the Joomla 4 and if you haven’t read it by now, we strongly encourage you to do so.

In this entry, we will focus on JomSocial’s goals and planned changes to make the transition to Joomla 4 as smooth as possible.

First Impression

Needless to say, it was expected. Current JomSocial version (4.5) is not installing on Joomla 4.

So we immediately dedicated developers to work exclusively on Joomla 4 compatibility.

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NOV
03

Poll: Which Gavick JomSocial Template you like the most? Vote & Win Pro memberships at Gavick & JomSocial.

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OCT
30

JomSocial 4.5.0 With Several New Features And Database Upgrade Is Now Available

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We are pleased to announce immediate availability of JomSocial 4.5 series introducing the brand new system for guest users to manually request invitation when website is set in “invite only” mode and database preparation for upcoming chatbar feature. For the full list of changes, refer to our changelog.

Request Invitation

JomSocial administrators had an option to set a website in “invite only” mode and today we introduce the option for visitors of the website to request invitation manually. This functionality is completely optional and it’s disabled by default so it won’t interfere with your site flow. If you want to enable this option you can find it in “JomSocial Dashboard -> Configuration -> Registration”

Once user request an invitation, it will show up in “Monitor -> Pending Invitations” section where you can easily review their application and accept or reject it.

If accepted, an email with invitation to the site will be generated through regular mail queue and sent out on next Cron run for user to register on the site.

More new features and improvements

Abandon the conversation in chat

Leaving the conversation you’re not interested in is now possible

Add Users to a JomSocial group when profile type is selected during registration

Adding users to a specific JomSocial group once they choose the profile type has never been easier

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SEP
22

JomSocial Omniglot Project: Translations for everyone

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20

JomSocial 4.4.4 With One Click Update And Improved Translations Is Now Available

JomSocial 4.4.4 brings over 300 new language strings. We investigated many hard-coded language, changing them to proper language constants. Some texts ware updated so they may become more understandable describing features. That means more and more text could be localized. If you have a multilingual or non-English website, please, update your languages as soon as you can.Omniglot Translation ProjectUpdated language files on your language immediately after the release, for everyone - sounds great doesn’t it?Our Omniglot Translation Project will start soon so stay tuned to learn how to participate if you are willing to help and get rewarded in the proces.One-Click InstallAs for other notable changes, possibility to update JomSocial with one click install can now be used.
We described the procedure in
JomSocial 4.4.3 announcement, all you have to do is to enter the license number and one-click install will work like a magic.
One click install requires minimum JomSocial 4.4.3

Joomla! 3.8

Joomla! 3.8 has just been released and i’m sure your question would be is JomSocial 4.4.4 compatible with this version of Joomla?

Yes, of course it is. We always make JomSocial compatible with latest Joomla! version almost within a first day of new Joomla release.

For future reference, please bookmark this page so you always have updated information on compatible versions.

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Use the promo code JomS30 during the checkout to get 30% OFF on new purchases for Professional and Supercharged packages.

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SEP
15

Milestone Update: JomSocial Translations Restart And New Release Coming Next Week

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SEP
06

JomSocial 4.4.3 With Support For Automatic Joomla Updates Is Now Available

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AUG
30

JomSocial 4.4.2 And Two New Themes, JS Shadow And JS Kikiriki Have Been Released

We were excited to see such a positive feedback reaction to JomSocial 4.4 so we decided to follow it up with great bug fix release and two new themes.

For a complete list of changes introduced in JomSocial 4.4.2, please check the changelog.

JS Shadow Theme

JS Shadow Theme focus on visual appeal adding unique touch of shade contrast to every part of JomSocial.

JS Kikiriki Theme

JS Kikiriki Theme focus is on content, making it really easy to discover while being presented in a familiar fashion.

How To Install Theme

JomSocial Themes must be unzipped and placed at the proper location.
We have prepared a simple tutorial for our previous themes at the documentation page while we work on the solution to automate this process.

We are currently looking into best possible ways to install themes automatically. Till then, please follow the instructions for "Flat" theme.

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AUG
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First Look At The Kikiriki: New JomSocial Theme

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Sneak Peek: New JomSocial Theme - JS Shadow

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APR
13

Facebook Authentication Breaking Change | JFBConnect v7.2.0

At the beginning of April, Facebook implemented a change that broke authentication for many websites. We identified the change quickly and released JFBConnect v7.2.0 which fixed this problem and added some great new features we've been working like Open Graph tag improvements, more social widgets, K2, JomSocial & Kunena improvements and more. Read on for all the details.

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