EasyBlog 5.1 Beta 2 and Updates available!

EasyBlog 5.1 Beta 2 and Updates available!

We have some important announcements to make, to start of, EasyBlog 5.1 Beta 2 is now available.

Mark and his team did an excellent job squashing and fixing all of the reported bugs from the initial Beta release. Also, a pat on the shoulder to each and every beta testers as well, we really appreciate for testing, reporting and feedback, and especially on the wider composing area was well received. 

 

EasyBlog 5.1 demo site

For those who are fairly new to EasyBlog, worry not. We have also setup an EasyBlog 5.1 demo playground just for you, to give you a better understanding on EasyBlog 5.1, therefore feel free to take a spin and let us know what do you think of it. :)

Try EasyBlog 5.1 today →

 

Open invitation for all EasyBlog subscribers

Secondly, we would like to extend our Beta 2 testing invitation to all EasyBlog license holder, whether you have an active or expired license. Even though this is something slightly different from what we usually do, this is so we could cover more aspect a lot quicker and EasyBlog 5.1 will be even more stable before releasing to the public. 

Please be reminded that EasyBlog 5.1 Beta 2 is only intended for testing purposes and NOT advisable to be installed on live site.

 EasyBlog 5.1 Beta 2

 

EasyDiscuss 4.0.14 & EasySocial 2.0.15

While concurrently developing EasyBlog 5.1, the team managed to release EasyDiscuss 4.0.14 and EasySocial 2.0.15. These maintenance releases consist mainly of bug fixes and some new minor features added in. For more information on our releases, you could refer to our changelogs with the links below. 

EasyDiscuss 4.0.14   EasySocial 2.0.15

 

Stack Ideas Family Retreat

Moving on, the whole StackIdeas family will be away from April 7th - April 9th, 2017 for a little team building retreat. This trip was long delayed because we couldn't find a suitable time for it, despite our busy schedule we managed to set aside some time and decided to just do it. 

Due to our short retreat, there would be some delay on our forums and helpdesk however we'll try to squeeze in some spare time to answer some urgent cases, meanwhile you may try referring to our forums for some answers. 

Whopping 40% discount up for grabs

Last but not least, it doesn't seem fair that we have "all the fun" over the long weekend, therefore we decided to offer 40% off for all EasyDiscuss and Komento license renewal. Just enter the coupon code:TYBETA3 upon checkout to enjoy this offering and this is valid for the next 3 days only.

We really appreciate your patience and happy testing! :)

 

Comments (13)

hi. just tried your 5.1 Demo Page but there is still not a easy way to add a Image Caption under a new Image without using the right Sidebar! Please create a Option to add/edit Image Caption direct within the respective Image in Composer Write Area.

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  1.    René

You could already type an image caption directly if there is already a text there.

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Loving it. Like the way the add block window is a manageable site. Generally Easier to use. Also the ES Fixes seem to be working like a charm. I am a happy camper Paul.

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  1.    Paul Murray

Thanks Paul!

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Great work on all fronts!

One question... On the EasySocial change-log there's a new feature about mailings and notifications for events. How do I find out more about what this is, where it is, and how it works?!

Enjoy your Stack Ideas Family Retreat!

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  1.    Andy

Hi Andy,

For EasySocial 2.0.15 and above, events reminders in which can be found from backend > easysocial > settings > events > enable reminders as shown here http://take.ms/PiYxT will notify and send email notification automatically to all attendees of the upcoming events.

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  1.    Sylvie

Great. Thanks!

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Have a nice "trip building". Have fun ... Nice job

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  1.    Cristian

Thanks Cristian, we had a great time together.

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Fantastic work Mark.. For composing however i still miss having more space. Would be good if you could adopt a medium like editor as one option. Its a breeze to compose on it.. Actually makes you feel like writing.

Another heads up. We have been experimenting with a Google Docs to Joomla addon and have successfully posted to EasyBlog using the APIs from Appcarvers. More on that later !

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  1.    Techjoomla

Thanks! This is one of the reason why the editor loads up on a full page instead now.

Unlike Medium or any other authoring tools, having a different font will be extremely tricky because it involves the line height / padding / margin differences and most of the time, what you write will be different than the output altogether.

In order to maintain the behavior between the output and the composing experience, we had to minimize as much changes on the fonts.

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Looking forward to testing EB 5.1. A lot of great additions. Also we appreciate the EasySocial upgrade.

Glad to hear you folks took a well deserved vacation.

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  1.    Josh Lewis

Thanks Josh, it was a great retreat!

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