EasySocial 1.2.1 is here!

EasySocial 1.2.1 is here!

EasySocial 1.2 for Joomla out now!

We are proud to announce the release of EasySocial 1.2! This is not some normal, minor upgrades but rather a major breakthrough in the development of EasySocial. We took our users' opinion and feedback very seriously; went through few process of filtering in order to sort out the functions that is needed to be in our gem. All of our developers burned the midnight oil just to deliver the best, most valuable social networking component to Joomla! users out there.

Here are few of the key features that will be greeting you : 

Revamped stream's sharebox 


EasySocial New ShareboxEasySocial Share Smiley Moods 

The sharebox's design had gone through some changes and has been made simplified yet trendy. Nearly all of the functions that the users need will be available in the sharebox -- sharing pictures are as easy as drag it and drop it onto the box. Feeling happy? Users can now share their moods! The status will no longer be a boring, one-liner-turned-long-paragraph text. The mood's text can also be modified to suits the user's needs. Who likes boring designs, anyway? :)

Photo popups 


EasySocial Photo View made easy with photo popup

Have you ever come across a situation where you want to view a photo shared by your friends, but clicking on it suddenly sends you to a new page, showing you it's full album? I've been there and trust me, it gets annoying as time goes by. EasySocial 1.2 provides an awesome solution to that. Instead of viewing it on a new page, why not just open up a photo viewer on the page itself? Hence, photo popups. Clicking on a photo shared on your stream will open up a photo popup where you can view the full photo without leaving your stream. 

Groups (yay!)


EasySocial For Joomla now comes with Groups

The most anticipated feature, EasySocial 1.2 now comes with groups (finally!). Users can now create and invite others to join their groups. Aside from discussing, users can also share files and pictures. To those who create groups for events, you can create milestones and assign it to members. Though the milestone itself can be a task, you can create tasks within the milestones to help you manage a project, thus making EasySocial 1.2's group a perfect function for all levels, from professional CEOs to music fans to sport enthusiasts alike.

We have received some request from our users that they wished to migrate all of their social networking datas from JomSocial to EasySocial. Previously this was quite an issue as we haven't developed Groups yet and thus the data from their JomSocial's group will be sent to limbo. With EasySocial 1.2, we've built both the group functions AND the migrator to migrate all of their user and group's data from JomSocial to EasySocial. :)

Enhanced 'Search' 


EasySocial New Enhanced Search

Our previous EasySocial's search function only allows the search to crawl anything within EasySocial only. This can be quite frustrating to those who uses multiple Joomla! components (like EasyBlog and/or EasyDiscuss). We acknowledged this issue and have now developed an enhanced 'Search' function. Using Joomla!'s smart search, the enhanced 'Search' can now search for items/data that are outside of EasySocial, as long as it is indexed in Joomla!'s Smart Search. 

Advanced 'Search' 


EasySocial for Joomla with Advanced Search

With the previous Enhanced Search, we've anticipated an issue -- what if users only want to search for something within EasySocial? With our Advanced' Search', users can customize their search and use filters and custom fields created within EasySocial itself. This will make it easier for users to search for something, for example, a group within EasySocial (only) that shares the same interest. 

New theme : Frosty


EasySocial New Theme Frosty

Our designers joined in the fun and have created a new theme named Frosty. To be honest, Frosty was inspired by the current hot weather in Malaysia. The weather here is so hot that the designers have decided to create something soothing to our eyes and souls. Hence, Frosty was born. Frosty was so cool that the team now doesn't mind the hot weather anymore... 

....or perhaps it's our full-blast air condition. 

Twitter Bootstrap 3


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We're using Twitter Bootstrap 3 on EasySocial 1.2 as we believe that we should always, always, stay up to date with the current design framework. This will help and motivate template developers to build more beautiful and awesome templates for EasySocial. 

Migrators for Community Builder


Users from Community Builder can join in the fun and migrate all of their data into EasySocial. The best part is that the process is as simple as a click of a button. Everything was made simple, even for the administrators and community managers.

K2 Integration


Socializing online is not complete if you cannot use a common identity (avatar). In EasySocial 1.2, avatars from EasySocial can be viewed in K2. Besides avatar, badges and points are easily pushed to K2 to better complete your profile there. All these and more can be achieved with the K2 Article app that is free to download.

Quick Register


EasySocial Quick Register

In this new age, we want everything to be fast. Though registration fields are mostly required, there are times where we just want to hop in the wagon without the hassle of filling up forms with information and clicking next over and over again. Our Quick Register now works like a charm; simply key in your username, password, email, full name and you're good to go. 

Thank you, you, you, and you!


The StackIdeas team would like to thank all of those who helped to contribute towards this build, especially our beloved users and beta testers. Without your help, ideas and insight, EasySocial won't be as awesome as it is. No words is enough to express our gratitude and we will improve EasySocial more as time goes by. Who knows, we might even put the unicorn that you guys have been asking for. :)

What's next?


As soon as we're done grabbing 5 minutes of fresh air, we will continue to camp in our secret lab and concoct the next release; EasySocial 1.3. You can check out what we have in-stored for the next release by checking our EasySocial 1.3 roadmap. 

We view our work as our pride and joy, with the outcome being not a 'product' but rather a solution to help our fellow Joomla! users to build a better, stronger, and awesome social networking site. We admit that developing such component is very gruesome, but it's not without reward. What's the reward, you might ask? 

The smile on each and every satisfied users. :)

Discounts!


We're now offering a 20% discount to anyone who wishes to upgrade or purchase the latest EasySocial. The coupon code is EASYSOCIAL121. However, this offer is valid within 24 hours from this blog's post; and will end approximately on Friday, March 21st, 0200 hrs (UTC+8). Time is running so I'd highly suggest for you all to make haste and use this coupon code while it's still active! 

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Congratulations, yours are unsurpassed!

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  1.    Cristiano

Thank you Cristiano.

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Congrats team for reaching the milestone! Great job and keep up the momentum!!

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  1.    Peter

Thank you for your kind words, Peter. We'll keep up the pace and momentum but first, our 5 minutes of fresh air!

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Congrats guys on this release and all the hard work you put into it.

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  1.    Mist

Thank you Mist. We hope our users will enjoy the latest EasySocial as much as we've enjoyed developing it.

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Fantastic news, you guys are the best!

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Yay !

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Thanks guys

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Well done, well done, well done!

When will 1.3 be out? - only joking!

Now go and relax (but no too long)

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This is amazing news. Just in time for my official launch April 1st.

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Thanks Keenan Looking forward to have you on board with us!

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This is great news! you got yourself a new customer, my customer loves your interface! Well done!

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Awesome !!! Great job guys !!!!

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fantastic job! congratulations!

but a little disappointed because of still 'username' fields instead ONLY e-mail in registration... hope it will be solved in next release!

best regards!
Adam

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  1.    Adam

Hi Adam,

This is already achievable since version 1.1. You just need to activate this option at backend -> Settings -> Users -> Use Email as Username.

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and you can not edit the recording here?

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  1.    losper

Hello losper,

Yep, editing will be included in the upcoming release

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  1.    Mark

And what the number of planned n the upcoming release ?

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Like this text So inspirational :-) About ES 1.2: You guys did it again. Set the bar high. Loving it as it is. Thanks and congratulations again!

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As soon as we're done grabbing 5 minutes of fresh air, we will continue to camp in our secret lab and concoct the next release; EasySocial 1.3.
haha..grabbing 5 minutes of fresh air is a realy good desicion..but before you work on ES 1.3 in your secret lab, i suggest you to push out EB 4.0 release!

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  1.    René

Sorry René, missed your comment earlier. Yup, works are underway for 4.0 and 1.3 concurrently

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You guys have done an amazing job on 1.2 and listening to your community.

Mark and the team should be very proud of this release.

Now its time for me to offload some new ideas i would love to see in the next release, 1.3

Well done all.

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HEY!!
Thank you, you, you, and you! and YOU too for this great news..
http://www.gig-hair.com/de/community

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HANDS DOWN THE BEST MOVE I COULD HAVE EVER MADE BY SWITCHING TO EASYSOCIAL!!!!! A1 COSTUMER SERVICE AND AN A1 COMPONENT!!!!! PLEASE CONTINUE THE OUTSTANDING WORK!!!! THANK YOU!!!

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Thank YOU everyone at Stack Ideas for:


  • the best Joomla, or any software-based, component support, ever![/*]
  • the best architecture, user-centered design, and implementation of a Joomla social community for apps, administrators, and end users![/*]
  • the best run way of patiently, carefully, and prudently listening to and incorporating "user voice" into everything you do![/*]

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Congratulations ,Thank you

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lol ,, mark why my face (avatar) shows for every guest comment ?

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  1.    muhanad

We're using a little older version of Komento which has some bugs with guest comments Haven't upgraded it yet haha

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will good if comments add the ability to upload documents and photos !

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Thanks for the heads up on this but please kindly post feature requests at http://stackideas.com/voices

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  1.    Mark

it is not clear exactly where you can detail to provide a link or explain?

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  1.    losper

The place to submit feature requests is at http://stackideas.com/voices and it's for users with a valid subscription and I think you don't own one?

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  1.    Mark

Now I understand you

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I'm so thoroughly impressed with EasySocial. The ease, usability and quick team response is just mind boggling when compared to the bug riddled phpFox (my current CMS) puts out. Thank you guys for such great work! Can't wait to finally make the switch from phpFox to EasySocial.

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  1.    Sean

Thank you Sean We're glad that you loved EasySocial! We promise to ensure that it goes way and beyond with upcoming updates

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Congratulations! Upgrading now. I must say that my experience so far with StackIdeas has been unmatched in the Joomla world. The absolute best customer service, and the components are fantastic and so well coded!

I'm glad I made the switch to EasySocial! Not a single regret.

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  1.    Aubrey Robertson

Thank you Aubrey, and it's great to be loved! We hope that we have certainly helped the Joomla! community as a whole

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which files are responsible for notifying?

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Please use our support forums at http://stackideas.com/forums rather than posting them here.

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Seems like you guys take a lot from JomSocial... didn't have moods until they've just released a beta with them... Kinda flattering to them, I guess.

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  1.    Well...

Firstly, I think you are from one of the competitors because we can see where you are from Anyways, I am not going to delete any comments from the blog because we are completely transparent unlike some of our competitors.

Clearly, I think you are very wrong because we do have moods all these while internally and please, by all means, please do review the codes if you say that we are copying. Before accusing anyone of anything, please get your facts right.

Secondly, please do not come up...

Firstly, I think you are from one of the competitors because we can see where you are from Anyways, I am not going to delete any comments from the blog because we are completely transparent unlike some of our competitors.

Clearly, I think you are very wrong because we do have moods all these while internally and please, by all means, please do review the codes if you say that we are copying. Before accusing anyone of anything, please get your facts right.

Secondly, please do not come up false accusations as this will only make yourself look like a fool We have some stuffs which we built very long ago and it was inherited by our competitor and we are not going to name names. We have never ever whined or complained about this in any way Open competition is the key to success.

Anyway, just to re-iterate, we are getting our inspirations from Facebook and other successful social networks. There is no point of us trying to "imitate" something that is not worth imitating about.

Thank you and have a pleasant day

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  1.    Well...

Oh, and I also think that it is very unprofessional of you (If you are really from a competitor to come in and post such comments) Anyway, this is the information of the ip address which we have gotten and we know very well who lives in Indonesia at this moment

person: ****
nic-hdl: AA590-AP
e-mail: *****
address: Midplaza 2, 8th Floor
address: Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11
address: Jakarta, Indonesia
phone: *****
fax-no: *****
cou...

Oh, and I also think that it is very unprofessional of you (If you are really from a competitor to come in and post such comments) Anyway, this is the information of the ip address which we have gotten and we know very well who lives in Indonesia at this moment

person: ****
nic-hdl: AA590-AP
e-mail: *****
address: Midplaza 2, 8th Floor
address: Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11
address: Jakarta, Indonesia
phone: *****
fax-no: *****
country: ID
changed: ******
mnt-by: MAINT-ID-BIZNET
source: APNIC

Please, we want open competition / open constructive arguments and not using some cheap methods to defame others

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  1.    Well...

No-one really cares who though of what first, only that it delivers.

What sets Mark and his team apart from the competition, is huge integrity. You can see from the service, speed of delivery and readiness to correct bugs as a clear sign that not only do they know their product really well, but that they passionately care. They care about their products, and they care about it working well for the customer.

Jomsocial was bought last year by iJoomla. If you look at their own products, which...

No-one really cares who though of what first, only that it delivers.

What sets Mark and his team apart from the competition, is huge integrity. You can see from the service, speed of delivery and readiness to correct bugs as a clear sign that not only do they know their product really well, but that they passionately care. They care about their products, and they care about it working well for the customer.

Jomsocial was bought last year by iJoomla. If you look at their own products, which average $150 -$250, you can see how they can find the money to do so. Another successful product they bough was imaqua, the helpdesk component.

It is always worrying when a company thinks buying up the market is the way forward. If all developers of Joomla thought this way, then it will not be long before it all gets absorbed into google or facebook.

Sadly for iJoomla, I think they have bought more than they can chew here. Because it is not their own product, they are having to pay less devoted developers to do the leg work, which cannot be cheap. As such, every bug is another headache, and another $dollar on the spreadsheet.

I don't think it will be that long before the cracks appear.

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  1.    Darren Knipe

Darren, I don't think iMaqma belongs to iJoomla (I might be wrong here) because I believe Pedro owns iMaqma and he's a pretty nice guy to talk to

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  1.    Mark
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  1.    Mark

Hello Darren,

Hm, yeah that's weird. Maybe I was wrong, but when I did spoke to Pedro, he said he is the owner of iMaqma.

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Well hello guest, I would argue that JomSocial and EasySocial both were inspired by Facebook, and that ultimately it is flattering to Facebook, not to JomSocial... and while I will admit that JomSocial and EasySocial are very similar products and that they draw inspiration from each other, that is how it should be... it is called market research... if you want to be the best in the market, you have to make sure that you offer a better and more complete product than the competition. P.S. I...

Well hello guest, I would argue that JomSocial and EasySocial both were inspired by Facebook, and that ultimately it is flattering to Facebook, not to JomSocial... and while I will admit that JomSocial and EasySocial are very similar products and that they draw inspiration from each other, that is how it should be... it is called market research... if you want to be the best in the market, you have to make sure that you offer a better and more complete product than the competition. P.S. I subscribe to both JomSocial and EasySocial, and I can tell you that EasySocial is a much better quality product. JomSocial is out of date and bloated.

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Thanks for having an open mindset Jannik That's what we would always like to hear from our customers. 100% clean and honest feedback.

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Anytime, Mark, Anytime

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I like how over at phpFox, I posted a forum thread about making the switch to EasySocial. How easy it is to use, moderate and integrate. I re-iterated the current issues with phpFox's customer service, the PLAGUE of bugs each release includes, the aspect of how many of their module developers are beginning to jump ship from a broken product with horrible support. All I did was praise EasySocial. The cost, the ease of use all that fun stuff...and they banned me! Not surprising with one of the...

I like how over at phpFox, I posted a forum thread about making the switch to EasySocial. How easy it is to use, moderate and integrate. I re-iterated the current issues with phpFox's customer service, the PLAGUE of bugs each release includes, the aspect of how many of their module developers are beginning to jump ship from a broken product with horrible support. All I did was praise EasySocial. The cost, the ease of use all that fun stuff...and they banned me! Not surprising with one of the 2 horrible moderators there. She always tends to have a chip on her shoulder when asked basic questions.

Thank you guys again for giving me (and everyone else) that's disappointed with their current or old CMS a very good reason to make the switch. I may sound like a fan boy or whatever, but really, I'm just that much impressed with the software.

Don't let anyone in these comments deter you from what you guys do. It's easy to do so when you read some bad reviews. You're MILES ahead of the competition, (especially phpFox).

Again...thank you!

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Thank you for the insights Sean and to be frank I am really sad and disgruntled to see that even today, there are still software vendors who still practices such actions.

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Magnificent products, awesome support and an overall package that is number 1 in the joomla world, v 1.2 and the arrival of a new baby in the same week is a combination that is hard to beat...........

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  1.    Richard

Thank you Richard!

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Congratulations Easysocial has very good things now, but I do not like their simple registration, it is a bit ugly

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  1.    jasonargo

You can turn this off you want

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Keep up the good work developers! Don't waste time dealing with businesses that does not have ethics. Just focus on what you guys do best. I have been a customer with jomsocial for over 4 years now and just started using easysocial for almost a month now, we all know who is the winner. Keep up the good work and hope to see more updates rolled out!

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Thanks Greg, that is exactly what we are going to do next

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I used JomSocial for years without success, once EasySocial appeared I decided to migrate all the content and finally my community is starting to run! Users are more familiarizated with EasySocial themes so it is easier for them to use it. And StackIdeas has the BEST SUPPORT TEAM that I have ever seen. Congrats to StackIdeas!

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Thanks for the heads up on this Manuel Hope you are loving every bits of EasySocial!

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Hai Mark,

Need your 2 minutes
Is it possible to build a community review site basis Easy-social, considering a small local city doctors review - wherein member can post in comments about doctor feedback - similarly on lines of Tripadvisor

Sorry - could not check in the features - is this possible on lines of what Tripadvisor is - to a fair small extent of having a site on local city doctors review site through Easysocial

thanks & compliments for ever smiling and awesome person and creator...

Hai Mark,

Need your 2 minutes
Is it possible to build a community review site basis Easy-social, considering a small local city doctors review - wherein member can post in comments about doctor feedback - similarly on lines of Tripadvisor

Sorry - could not check in the features - is this possible on lines of what Tripadvisor is - to a fair small extent of having a site on local city doctors review site through Easysocial

thanks & compliments for ever smiling and awesome person and creator of fantastic products

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