EasyBlog and EasySocial updates

EasyBlog and EasySocial updates

Google has been contacting us and we were discussing about how a number of our users were seemingly spammed by unwanted parties. This was caused by a bad chemistry related to the default settings of both Joomla and EasyBlog, and it was explained on our blog post here. However, the aftermath of the issue snowballs up to a point where Google themselves are starting to take notice.

This shows how important it is to ensure that your site are secured and updated to the latest version, as each version will ensure that all the bolts and nuts are tightens.

Which actually brings me to my next topic, we've released two new versions this week.

EasyBlog 5.0.20 is available in your dashboard

After the aforementioned issue, we've sent our code to our forensic team for analysis to ensure that it's top-notch. This is one of the reason as to why we have not developed any major new features for EasyBlog 5 yet. We've concentrate on the quality of the code, bug reports and any under the hood issues to ensure that your EasyBlog site is faster, stable, and secure.

 

Layout Settings

Apart from the enhancements, we have also introduced several new settings to make life much easier for you. Under the layout settings, you may now find 2 new tabs which allows you to configure the behavior of the listings and category pages in this section. Just in case some of you who are not aware of this, these settings can also be overriden by changing it in your menu parameters for both the "Frontpage Blog Layout" as well as the "Single Category Layout" menu.

 

SEO Options

You can now configure a custom page title for each of your blog post in the composer. This has been one of the most requested feature by some of our customers and we thought that this is as important as the meta options that are already available for the authors.

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EasySocial 1.3.30 sees the days of light

EasySocial 1.3.30 was released few days back, with a lot of fixes on it, ranging from issues related to themes and issues related to the workflow, namely the integration between both EasySocial and EasyBlog. With the latest versions of both EasyBlog and EasySocial, the integration between these two are more smooth and stable, ensuring that the site is fast, stable, and secure.

 

Renewals Discount!

Contrary to popular belief, all of us in the Stack Ideas teams are normal human beings; which means all of us are consumers ourselves. We buy software and hardware for both our work and our personal usage. We know that sometimes, it's painful to fork out extra cash just to ensure that the current stuff that we have are renewed and stayed updated. A part of us wanted to give huge discounts (or even free updates!) to our users. However, another part of us knew that this wouldn't be possible due to the fact that we need to sustain ourselves and our establishment; we cannot produce best results if we are unable to even sustain ourselves.

Having said that, we've decided to provide you all with a 35% discount on both EasySocial and EasyBlog's renewal. The coupon code is :

RENEWNOW35

 

Renew Your Licenses

 

Comments (30)

I JUST renewed my license about 3 hours ago! Is it possible to get the 35% discount please?

Thanks,
Doug

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Hey Doug,

Please contact us at http://stackideas.com/contact-us

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Had a chance to finally test EB5 for a small project over the last day - the new composer is beyond awesome! I've been a fan of JCE and its extension for years, but what the SI team has done with this is incredible. The composer's block structure makes composing an entry a breeze for even the most novice users (which, at least in my experience, is most users in general).

Well done team! I know it took much longer to develop EB5, but now after finally being able to use it in a live project,...

Had a chance to finally test EB5 for a small project over the last day - the new composer is beyond awesome! I've been a fan of JCE and its extension for years, but what the SI team has done with this is incredible. The composer's block structure makes composing an entry a breeze for even the most novice users (which, at least in my experience, is most users in general).

Well done team! I know it took much longer to develop EB5, but now after finally being able to use it in a live project, it was more than worth the wait!

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  1.    Justin

Thank you Justin! This really boosted the team's morale.

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Hi Mark,

I'm interested in renewing my ES subscription, but am more concerned whether the next 6 months would have ES 2.0 released. This is because my main issue is of JS/css optimization, which according to some of your posts have been postponed to ES 2.0 road-map. Do you foresee that ES 2.0 would be released before Jan'16?

regards

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  1.    Sunny

Sorry my bad, i thought ES subscription was for 6 months. (Its 12 months!).

Just renewed, you all rock. Thanks for the discount

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  1.    Sunny

Hi Sunny, thank you for your support. Just wondering though, are you referring to ES or EB?

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  1.    Ahmad Justin

Hi Ahmad,

I was referring to ES.

regards

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Hi Mark, There is a TYPO in the Site Header, you have mentioned Easy Social 5.0.20, i think it should be Easyblog 5.0.20

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  1.    Sunny

Thank you Sunny. We got that one fixed up really quick.

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Hi SI Team

I really appreciate the generous discounts that you guys have.
Currently good to go until...
23rd March, 2016

You guys rock

Paul

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  1.    Paul Murray

Thanks Paul. Awesome!

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ES 2.0 before Jan '16? I think you should be asking if ES 1.4 will be released before then as based on their past development rates that seems unlikely!

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  1.    George

Thank you for your opinion, George. The team are working very hard to deliver EasySocial 1.4; it should be out pretty soon. I wish I can give you the deadline (you'll be thrown away from your chair if you knew!) but Mark have decided to keep it between the team for now.

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  1.    George

EB 5 is pretty stable and ES 1.4 is nearly complete! Check this out: http://stackideas.com/roadmap/easysocial
Videos is set to complete. Just within the last 24 hours they set favorite photos to complete. The Stacked team has learned their lesson about working on two major releases at the same time. The good news is that at least we have amazing outcomes from "the mistakes". I personally don't have a lot of money myself, but am happy to help out an awesome team of developers who want to...

EB 5 is pretty stable and ES 1.4 is nearly complete! Check this out: http://stackideas.com/roadmap/easysocial
Videos is set to complete. Just within the last 24 hours they set favorite photos to complete. The Stacked team has learned their lesson about working on two major releases at the same time. The good news is that at least we have amazing outcomes from "the mistakes". I personally don't have a lot of money myself, but am happy to help out an awesome team of developers who want to make world class software, which they already have produced.

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  1.    Josh Lewis

Thank you very much Josh! You don't know how much your message means to me and the entire team. We are all under heavy pressure after the release of EasyBlog 5 but it is a great relief that we managed to pull it off and also managed to solve 99% of the issues logged on our forums / tickets.

That said, lesson learnt and moving onward, we will be handling releases differently.

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when this coupon will expire?

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  1.    shahryarjb

I'm assuming it already did.

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How comes I cannot use this discount coupon "RENEWNOW35" to renew my easysocial?

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Hey Seth,

This coupon code has already expired and this is why you are not able to use it.

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  1.    Mark

Seems that there is a fresher coupon code as seen in this blog:
http://stackideas.com/blog/mobile-app-for-easysocial-and-easyblog

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  1.    Josh Lewis

I accidentally swapped my reply (from Seth to Mark) based on a button click.

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Hello Easyblog support microdatos, schema?

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  1.    Marcelo F.

It does but I think Google no longer supports it if I recall correctly?

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  1.    Mark

Google and other major search engines support the schema.org vocabulary for structured data.


- Source (updated on July 27, 2015)

You can see Google's support for Microdata still in action as seen here (second result): https://www.google.com/#safe=off&;q=easysocial

Google also has a developer page for this which is more evidence of it being widely supported by them: https://developers.google.com/schemas/formats/microdata

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  1.    Josh Lewis

Ah yes, I think it was Google Authorship that was discontinued eh?

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  1.    Mark

Correct.

Authorship markup is no longer supported in web search


- Google Support

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This is because my main issue is of JS/css optimization, which according to some of your posts have been postponed to ES 2.0 road-map.

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  1.    Jeniffer

Hm, not really sure what you mean eh? But yes, we are focusing on the performance of EasySocial 2.0 very heavily

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  1.    Mark

I'm very much looking forward to this. I recall a mentioning a while back about the possibility of swapping away from Foundary to reduce JS? I'm assuming there would be more focus on using J3's native jQuery?

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