EasySocial 2.0 Beta 1 Available Now

EasySocial 2.0 Beta 1 Available Now

It's only just about a week since we released Alpha 1 and we squashed almost 40 different issues including hosting environment problems. Thank you to all the awesome testers! We believe that EasySocial 2.0 is one of the most stable release we have ever crafted.

This post will be pretty short as most of the introduction about EasySocial 2.0 was already explained at http://stackideas.com/blog/easysocial-2-0-alpha-available-now and http://stackideas.com/blog/another-glimpse-of-easysocial-2-0

 

Along with the beta, we will also be pushing out updates for EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss and Komento later this week so that it would work out of the box with EasySocial 2.0. For those who don't have a staging site yet, we created a playground for EasySocial 2.0 so that you can run wild there!

The playground also demonstrates the restructured SEF urls, which is something that we have always wanted to fix since version 1.0. If you have a chance pay close attention to those pretty urls. We spent a lot of time crafting all the urls over and over again just so that your site urls would kick a$$.

 

P/S: We have had several feedback from the Alpha release that it was blazing freaking fast and the responsive layout was amazing. Let me know what do you think :)

 

Try EasySocial 2.0 →

 

Comments (123)

  • Marc Bills

    about 2 months ago

    Hi there,

    I'm not sure if its just me but the responsive site doesn't seem to work properly on either the demo site or the download version (I tested using Alpha 2)

    I am using an LG G3 on Android 6 with Google Chrome and Native Android Browser (I cleared the full browser history, cookies, cache etc)

  • Sunny

    about 2 months ago

    Hi mark,

    Posting some of the initial bugs which came to my notice.

    1) Responsive site is not working on mobile view (android> chrome> Galaxy Alpha. )

    2) If we click on photo albums in sidebar of pages, which we are not a member of it leads to page not found error.

    3) While submitting a story, it throws up an error "JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 2 column 1 of the JSON data"

    4) Complete Privacy for pages missing. there should be three options 1) Who can post on my page 2) Who can review my page 3) Who can view (this is there in demo)


    For 1) "Only me can post on my page" "Only my friends can post on my page" "All can post on my page"

    For 2) "Disable reviews" "Only my friends can review my page" "All can review my page"



    5) in quick post module if we try to select a preexisting #tag, the story form disappears, we agian have to click in docker to open story form.

    regards
    This is Sunny Testing

    Comment last edited on about 2 months ago by Sunny
  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    1. Can you please head on to http://es2.stackideas.com/groups/7-bug-squad/apps/28-discussions/item/2 and post the results there?

    2. Got it, it's a bug.

    3. I can't seem to reproduce this, are you using FB / Twitter ?

    4. Privacy for pages are configured within the Pages

    5. Ah, okay you used your mouse to click on the tag yeah?

  • Marc Bills

    about 2 months ago

    I tested using a Motorola G2 (Android 5) and Galaxy Note 4 (Android 4.4) and got the same result.

    However, it loads correctly on a Nexus 6 (also Android 5)
    It works perfectly on the Apple iPhone 5 and 6S and a Lumina 930 Windows phone

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Hey guys,

    Could you please post your findings at http://es2.stackideas.com/groups/7-bug-squad/28-discussions ?

  • saovry

    about 2 months ago

    how could I can become testers even though I don't have license...
    thank You....

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    You would need to purchase a valid subscription just like everyone else to get access to the beta.

    If you want to play around with EasySocial 2, you can head on to http://es2.stackideas.com

    Cheers buddy!

  • Jean-Marc Burri

    about 2 months ago

    Hi Mark,

    is the Demo also your new Template you are going to release?

    Comment last edited on about 2 months ago by Jean-Marc Burri
  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    This demo runs on protostar template with 15 minutes of modifications :)

  • Dennis Lloyd

    about 2 months ago

    Mark, what modifications did you do? I very much like the way it looks on the test site.. Also, when is the docker going to be available? I noticed when ES2 went beta it was mentioned it would be :) thanks ! fantastic job on ES2 !!!

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Mmm, maybe when I have some free time I could write this up on the forum under the tips section but my fingers are coding non stop and I don't have the time to really pen down anything right now.

  • Bright Ibeawuchi

    about 2 months ago

    Hey there Mark. Will the EasyDiscuss Group (v1.0.4) plugin still be viable in ES 2.0? Or are some of those features being incorporated into ES 2.0? If its still viable will it be updated for ES 2.0 compatibility at the release?

  • Josh Lewis

    about 2 months ago

    Wooooooooow! Outstanding work with ES 2.0! :D:D:D:D The pages were loading so fast, even lightbox is flying! Man am I excited. Unfortunately I could not see the gallery based on a permissions issue. You must be logged in on the demo site. The only way to register is through a social account. I tried the Facebook register and got the following error:
    "App Not Setup: This app is still in development mode, and you don't have access to it. Switch to a registered test user or ask an app admin for permissions."

    So then I tried the Twitter one and got separate error:

    "The request token for this page is invalid. It may have already been used, or expired because it is too old. Please go back to the site or application that sent you here and try again; it was probably just a mistake"

    As for the pretty URLs, again very well done. :):):) The only one that I feel needs a little cleaning is the stream. For example linking to a stream item is http://es2.stackideas.com/stream/item/574 Ideally it should be http://es2.stackideas.com/stream/574 ;)

    Also note the search members error as seen here:
    http://es2.stackideas.com/?conditions%5B%5D=&criterias%5B%5D=JOOMLA_FULLNAME%7Cjoomla_fullname&datakeys%5B%5D=name&operators%5B%5D=contain&criterias%5B%5D=GENDER%7Cgender&datakeys%5B%5D=&operators%5B%5D=equal&conditions%5B%5D=&frmStart=&frmEnd=&criterias%5B%5D=BIRTHDAY%7Cbirthday&datakeys%5B%5D=&operators%5B%5D=between&conditions%5B%5D=&frmDistance=5000&criterias%5B%5D=ADDRESS%7Caddress&datakeys%5B%5D=distance&operators%5B%5D=lessequal&frmAddress=Seattle%2C+WA%2C+USA&frmLatitude=47.6062095&frmLongitude=-122.3320708&conditions%5B%5D=5000%7C47.6062095%7C-122.3320708%7CSeattle%2C+WA%2C+USA&0da4f54d98918d5d083a207649ab96dd=1&Itemid=136&option=com_easysocial&view=users&layout=search

    Comment last edited on about 2 months ago by Josh Lewis
  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Thanks for reporting this Josh :)

  • Sam

    about 2 months ago

    Hi Josh,

    Regarding the issue with the search, I tried to replicate the issue from our ES2 demo site but I cannot reproduce the issue. However, if i click on the link you provided, i hit error.

    Can you tell me how to replicate this issue? Also, can you create a ticket at our issue tracker here?
    http://stackideas.com/issues/easysocial

    Thanks.

  • Josh Lewis

    about 2 months ago

    To replicate this go to the members page: http://es2.stackideas.com/users

    On the left side bar go to the section called "Distance within". Set the distance to something like 5000 so that the odds of finding a member are decent. Then put in a city (in my case I put Seattle, WA). It jumps straight to an error. I've tried a bigger number too as well as a city such as New York. Same error as the link above.

  • Dennis Lloyd

    about 2 months ago

    Are we going to be seeing nightly builds available for download? I hope so :)

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Not at this point of time yet :(

  • Dennis Lloyd

    about 2 months ago

    is there a chance of an updated Beta to download for use this weekend ?? I would really like to run it on a backup of my live site.

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    We will try Dennis, we are still improving some of the user experience and performance as well :) Lots of touch ups in beta 2 :)

  • Dennis Lloyd

    about 2 months ago

    Hey Mark, sorry to keep asking but are we able to have another beta before your team has the weekend? I have alot of backend testing I would like to get done and prep my site and admin team for the new version. I know there are still bugs, but we can work with it as it is now.

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Hello Dennis,

    I can't promise you this because our hands are so full right now but we'll try of course :)

    Comment last edited on about 2 months ago by Mark
  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Dennis, we have just pushed out beta 2 :)

  • Alessandro Costa

    about 2 months ago

    Why font is so small?
    I'm getting old, but I cannot see anything! :p

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Which font are you referring to Alessandro?

  • Craig

    about 2 months ago

    I'm agree with Alessandro. In your EasySocial 2.0 demo site, everything is too small ! :( Text, icons, design, etc.
    We must zoom in the Chrome browser at 110%, so that it's much better

    Comment last edited on about 2 months ago by Craig
  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Thanks, will discuss with the team about this.

  • Philippe

    about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your listening

  • Josh Lewis

    about 2 months ago

    As someone who has really good vision I agree about the font size. I can read it, but it does take a little more work with some fonts. For example the menu has a font size of 11px. I suggest making #es .es-navbar__footer-link a size 12px font. Same goes for the poll description. 11px font makes sense for things that have a lot of text and are more of a subtle detail situation. Making the text pure black on size 11px helped, however I would only suggest #000 if you keep the size at 11px.

  • Marc Bills

    about 2 months ago

    I would second that too....
    We normally have to use CSS to increase the default font size otherwise members complain the text is small and hard to read.

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Please please around with http://es2.stackideas.com :) The font size has been updated.

  • Mel

    about 1 month ago

    Brilliant! So much better :)

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Thanks, we spent a lot of hours in changing font sizes! Changing font size is not as easy as just changing the font size as there are abundant of other attributes that needs to be taken care as well. For instance, line height, button sizes, padding, etc. You guys should help us try beta 3 and see if there are any styling issues and report them at https://stackideas.com/issues/easysocial

    Changing font size has a domino effect to everything!

  • Mel

    about 1 month ago

    Testing as we speak :D

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Thank you Mel!

  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    Yes it is much better like that :o

  • Sunny

    about 2 months ago

    Hi Mark,

    The top docker in demo loads after the page is loaded. there is a delay.
    Is there anyway the docker can be made visible only to logged in users? as for guests the login form is in the main body

    regards

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Hello Sunny,

    Let's wait for the stable release and we could discuss further on improvising the plugin :)

  • Mel

    about 2 months ago

    Hi Mark,

    I am still not receiving email notifications when a new blog is released on here. I even used your subscribe button the other day to make sure I received them (in case I had accidentally unsubscribed somewhere).

    Secondly I cannot download Beta - have posted under issue tracker

    Mel

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Hello Mel,

    Ah okay I think I know why you are not getting notifications about this blog post. This is because we did not send out a newsletter for this one :)

    As for the download issues, I am checking this out. It seems like you mentioned that this is a Chrome-only issue.

  • Guest - Elaine

    about 2 months ago

    What would be ideal server configuration to run EasySocial & EasyBlog together out of the box? Would a 2GB RAM with 2CPU core be sufficient for a website that would get about 100,000 visitors a month? Imagining over 100-150 concurrent users once a while when blogs are published.

    If not, what would be the ideal server spec?

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Elaine,

    There is no exact answer for this because it also depends on how active your users are. If you have 1,000,000 users registered on the site but only 1,000 people that are actively using the site, then using a proper shared host is good enough :)

    If you are looking at scaling up because you don't know how large your site would be, go with a cloud hosting provider like Linode, https://stackideas.com/partners :)

  • Guy Goodall

    about 2 months ago

    I cannot find the Docker plugin mentioned by Mark:

    "We will soon be releasing a new external plugin called "Docker" which will be published on the Apps Directory as soon as EasySocial gets into beta :)" It's Beta 1 right now...

    Where is it? Can anybody shine a light on this?

    Cheers!

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    We are still running some tests on the docker plugin and we are not comfortable in pushing this out yet.

  • Josh Lewis

    about 2 months ago

    What happened to the simple url option that enabled us to have site/username? :o It was such a cool feature in ES 1.4! I'm hoping that it was not deprecated, it really gave a personalized touch to profiles. :)

    Comment last edited on about 2 months ago by Mark
  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    It is activated by default now since most people are using it and you cannot turn it off :)

  • Josh Lewis

    about 2 months ago

    I figured out the issue. So ES 1.4 uses a simple URL without a permalink while ES 2.0 only uses the simple URL with a permalink. The ES 1.4 method for the profile link was better due to a simpler process for users (permalink was not required for a simple URL). Take Twitter and GitHub for example, it makes perfect sense for your profile url to reflect your username without the need for filling out more fields.

    The issue is that most folks probably won't fill out the permalink field. If I require the field to be filled, it's one more thing that users have to fill out when signing up. Plus a lot of inconsistencies can exist with needing to use 3 fields (name + username + permalink). I'm not trying to bash on permalinks, I'm just saying that ES 1.4 perfected it quite well and that it would be ideal if ES 2.0 did this approach as well. :)

    Comment last edited on about 2 months ago by Josh Lewis
  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Hm, not really sure if I am following you here Josh. Would you mind sending me an e-mail mark AT stackideas.com or post your issue on our issue tracker and let me know more about this?

  • Danny Malouin

    about 2 months ago

    Hi
    Where can we download the Beta version for a pre pro testing environment ?
    Thanks
    Danny

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Beta packages can be downloaded from https://stackideas.com/issues/easysocial

  • Danny Malouin

    about 2 months ago

    Thanks
    I'll start testing today :-)
    Danny

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Thank you Danny, happy testing!

  • Robert

    about 2 months ago

    Is it possible to disable to login box from the frontpage in the backend and use the quick registration form instead?

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Not sure why you want to do that because you could actually display the quick registration along with the login box. If you really need to remove the login form, you could easily create template overrides from the back end to remove it now :)

  • saovry

    about 2 months ago

    Where could i test administrator page of EasySocial 2.0 because I am not your clients.

    Anyway that users can swift from their current accounts to another account when we use many profile types?

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    We do not have a demo for the back end yet. It'll only be available when it is publicly available. With EasySocial 2, your users can switch profile type on the front end.

    Changing profile types from the back end is available since version 1.x :)

  • saovry

    about 2 months ago

    Hi, how could I switch my profile from A to profile B because I go to profile and edit but I don't see any option to switch it yet.

    Thank You...

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    It's because on our ES2 demo we only have 1 profile type, this is why it isn't showing up for you. We'll setup another profile type so that you can test the profile switching capabilities.

  • saovry

    about 2 months ago

    I hope you can create it soon and I can test it also

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    Yep, we are going to add another profile type on our demo so people can test this functionality.

  • saovry

    about 2 months ago

    I saw your new add profile type but it doesn't work for me. Have you tried to click Switch Profile Type yet? I think it is not right for it yet...Could you test it...
    :(

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Yep, just found a ticket on our issue tracker about the incorrect SEF link. It's still beta, relax and we'll upload a new copy to the demo site soon :)

  • saovry

    about 2 months ago

    when you complete to add it, could you tell me in here.
    :)

  • Philippe

    about 2 months ago

    Can we add the name of the category of a page or group in the url ?
    Example: http://es2.stackideas.com/groups/technology/7-bug-squad

    Thank you

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    It's not possible to have such urls but why would you want the category on the url eh? On the contrary, most of our customers are requesting shorter urls but it looks like you want something longer? :o

  • Philippe

    about 2 months ago

    This is to optimize the ranking on search engines (SEO). Otherwise according to Google all groups or pages are merged.
    You already offer the categorization, it seems obvious that I must apply the same hierarchy in the urls.

    Have shorter urls is a good thing, but not at the expense of SEO.
    I think the easiest way would be that everyone can himself choose to structure its urls. We should not be flanged on this point.

  • Josh Lewis

    about 2 months ago

    Otherwise according to Google all groups or pages are merged.


    I'm pretty sure that's not how it works. It checks each page for the sub items of said directory. For example if you have site/page/id-name it's going to look through all of the /page pages. Anyways rather than creating a new option for the URL structure, why not picky back on Joomla's structure? For example setup your menu items as the following:

    [img]https://stackideas.com/forums?controller=attachment&task=displayFile&tmpl=component&id=31878[/img]

    EasySocial should (currently doesn't as of ES 1.4 beta 2) create a URL structure of site/page/company/id-name with this menu item structure. This is how it works for Joomla articles and pretty much all other menu items. By taking advantage of menu items we would have the freedom of choice to have short URL's or very structured URL's. :D I like them short, you like them a little longer. But it can work both ways. :) Hopefully in the future the menu item structure has a little more say for being the primary URL path (and of course the current method as a fallback in case of no category menu item).

    Comment last edited on about 2 months ago by Josh Lewis
  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    This means that for each new group or page, it would require manually create a link in the Joomla menu manager ? :(

    In the EasySocial 2.0 settings, why not just add a tab dedicated to the SEF parameters with URL Format option ?
    As this is already possible with EasyBlog and EasyDiscuss...


    http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/814708seoeasyblog.jpg
    http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/364926seoeasydiscuss.jpg

    Comment last edited on about 1 month ago by Mark
  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    As much as I would want to add a new settings but as mentioned on my blog posts, we need to scrap out more settings. More settings often results into more confusions.

    Perhaps something we can consider in between major releases but again, I would really like to see a single solution that fits everyone and we need to find a fine balance in these urls. It really shouldn't be that hard.

  • Josh Lewis

    about 1 month ago

    This means that for each new group or page, it would require manually create a link in the Joomla menu manager ?


    Of course not, that would be insane! ;) It would only need to be created for each category. So if you have 5 categories where you would want a URL of site/page/category/id-name you would simply create 5 menu items that are a child of the menu item "page". This is how it works with Joomla articles and is how it should work eventually with ES pages. This gives complete freedom of choice for URL structure without complicating things. :)

  • Bright Ibeawuchi

    about 2 months ago

    Are there any controls for the cards layout? Can they be made to show 3 across?

  • Mark

    about 2 months ago

    These are not configurable but as soon as our styleguide is ready, it should be pretty easy just by tweaking the theme file.

  • Bright Ibeawuchi

    about 2 months ago

    Any chance to see a dashboard for groups. Where group owners and managers can view statistics and analytics for individual groups?

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Sounds like a plan, but could you pretty please post it at https://stackideas.com/voices/easysocial ? It would be much appreciated if brilliant ideas like this doesn't get lost on the comments area.

  • Bright Ibeawuchi

    about 1 month ago

    Okay Mark. Thanks. I did not see a section for groups, so I posted it under Misc.

  • Guest - ssnobben

    about 1 month ago

    Willl ES be ready/planned to work with new J 3.7 router too? Not use the old legacy router

    https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/11320#issuecomment-250983248

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Interesting, but once there is an alpha version of 3.7, we'll be compatible with the new routing structure :)

  • Josh Lewis

    about 1 month ago

    I've been holding off on that one due to Joomla volunteers figuring out a few kinks with the new router as well as seeing the transition of better URL's in ES 2.0. The new router for Joomla 3.7 works just fine and removes id's. :D We still don't have an absolute guarantee that it will make it into 3.7. Also note that ES 2.0 will be released before J3.7, so perhaps this is something that can be looked into when working on ES 2.1.

  • Stan Chomer

    about 1 month ago

    Hi I wonder if there is dl EasySociial v 2 soon?

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    ES2 is now on beta 3 and we are most likely releasing beta 4 pretty soon :)

  • Stan Chomer

    about 1 month ago

    Yes thanks good to know.

    But can I download it somewhere as I know bougth the whole Stackideas package 249 USD package to support you but only need the EasySocial and EasySocial components.

    Where can you download beta 3 ?

    Cheers!

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Hello Stan,

    Thank you for your support! You could download beta releases from https://stackideas.com/issues/easysocial . Just click on the "Download" button to download the package

  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    As much as I would want to add a new settings but as mentioned on my blog posts, we need to scrap out more settings. More settings often results into more confusions.

    Perhaps something we can consider in between major releases but again, I would really like to see a single solution that fits everyone and we need to find a fine balance in these urls. It really shouldn't be that hard.


    In reply to Mark :
    I agree with you on that Mark, EasySocial must stay Easy :)
    I'm sorry to insist, but to choose the url structure is essential and indispensable to fit the editorial choices of a site.

    Especially as I only ask you to duplicate a feature already offered on EasyBlog and EasyDiscuss. This proves that my request is not useless :(

  • Josh Lewis

    about 1 month ago

    @Philippe: If the categories respect individualized menu items for the URL structure like Joomla articles do, then an option will not be needed and we will have pretty good control of our URLs. This however assumes that ES makes it so that the menu item of a filtered category will control the URL base for that category (as mentioned above, if 5 categories, 5 menu items would be needed for "category" URL). :)

  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    Thank you Josh for your help :)

    Unfortunately my license has expired and I can not install EasySocial 2.0
    But with my installation EasySocial 1.4, I tried what you said. And it works great! :)
    The link structure is such that I defined in the Joomla menu manager (Groups, Groups Category Layout, Group Single Item).
    domain.com/easysocial/groups/groups-category/group-name/

    However, with EasySocial 2.0, can you tell me what happens to other Group links (Albums, Videos, Reviews, Discussions, etc.) ?
    Do they respect my structure defined in the Joomla menu manager ?
    domain.com/easysocial/groups/groups-category/group-name/application-name

    Thank you

  • Josh Lewis

    about 1 month ago

    I'd imagine that the group structure is still the same. With group apps I got a URL like "group/groups/1-name/albums". Could use a little cleaning ("groups" is not needed in the URL), but is mostly what we want. Pages however will need some evaluation coming up.

  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    Ok Josh. I will try myself when the time comes.
    Thank you for your help Josh ;)

  • saovry

    about 1 month ago

    Is there any way free download the beta version to install in local... so we can test any things that we want and try to test your demo there is limited.....
    thank you...;)

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    No sorry, these releases are made exclusively available to users with an active subscription only.

    Comment last edited on about 1 month ago by Mark
  • Abi

    about 1 month ago

    Hi Mark,

    Pardon me if the answer is obvious (I'm not a developer). I have customizations that rely on the file below, are thess files still in use in version 2? Esssentially I would want to place an image near the profile picture on the user's profile page, and leaderboard.

    /modules/mod_easysocial_leaderboard/tmpl/default.php
    . /components/com_easysocial/themes/wireframe/leaderboard/default.php
    /components/com_easysocial/themes/wireframe/profile/default.header.php

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Hello Abi,

    There has been HTML changes on all of the modules in version 2.0. You probably just need to extract your modifications and apply it on the new HTML structure :)

    It's best that you download the beta and play around with it on your development / test site.

  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    Hello Mark

    With EasySocial 2.0, can we disable Unicode Aliases ?
    This is to avoid numbers in URLs, like /groups/7-bug-squad or /pages/4-bmw

    Thank you for you response.
    Philippe

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    It is not possible to remove the id's from the URL currently, the main reason that we use the ID's is due to performance related issues. Having it to use permalink is tricky because it needs to fire more queries when parsing the permalink.

  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    Ok Mark.

    Josh Lewis gave me a technique for customizer my urls, and thus compensate for the fact that we can not natively include the categories of groups or pages.
    Anyway his technique allows me also to not have these numbers on urls :)

    However I asked myself the following question :
    With EasySocial 2.0, can you tell me what happens to
    internal links to applications of a Group or Page (Albums, Videos, Reviews, Discussions, etc.) ?
    Do they respect my structure defined in the Joomla menu manager ?
    domain.com/easysocial/groups/groups-category/group-name/application-name

    Thank you
    Philippe

  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    Please Mark ! Answer me :(

  • Josh Lewis

    about 1 month ago

    ID's are added on apps, but not other items such as albums. You can see the id-less one here: http://es2.stackideas.com/groups/7-bug-squad/albums

    The discussions look like this: http://es2.stackideas.com/groups/7-bug-squad/28-discussions

    Joomla is getting a more advanced router system (having the ability to remove id's from various components), supposedly it passed for getting into Joomla 3.7. Once it's added, perhaps Stackideas may consider in a future release being able to work with the new advanced router which could remove the ids. This way it's as painless as possible while using Joomla's structure. On Joomla 4.0 it's supposedly gonna speed up Joomla once another pull request is accepted. :)

  • Philippe

    about 1 month ago

    Thank you Josh for this information !
    This SEF feature of Joomla 3.7 is timely :o
    They talk about it here : https://issues.joomla.org/tracker/joomla-cms/11320

  • Macjoomla

    about 1 month ago

    Hello, EasySocial 2 Demo looks good. What about two points, is it possible to switch friendship function totally off, so nobody has "No friends yet" in his profile? And for second, will it be possible to switch off RSVP for Events, you cant join as for example holidays or thinking days?

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    You can't turn off "friends" yet as that is the core fundamental of a "public" social network. But we intend to allow this to happen in 2.1 or maybe later down the road :)

    As for RSVP of events, it's quite ambiguous when you say "holidays" because it would need to maintain a huge list of database of public holidays and depending on which country the event is at, it needs to map this back. I don't think the pros outweighs the cons here.

  • Macjoomla

    about 1 month ago

    Hi Mark, it is not as complicated, i am just talking about one yes/no button when you edit an event to allow or not allow rsvp at all ;)

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Hm, do you mean there are no automation here and the owner / creator of the event should edit the event manually all the time?

  • Macjoomla

    about 1 month ago

    Yes, there must not be an automation, just a default configuration like for other preferences and if a event creator adds an event without RSVP, it can just manually be turned off or on for this event "Allow RSVP-Yes/No". Just like "Allow maybe or allow not status for rsvp". You as developer must not take care about other users holidays so. But we as user can add local holidays or days like Halloween for example and turn off rsvp, as this does not make sense in theses cases. Thank you.

    Comment last edited on about 1 month ago by Macjoomla
  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Noted, thanks for the input this!

  • Bright Ibeawuchi

    about 1 month ago

    Isn't there a way to block group announcements from the dashboard stream. Cannot seem to find that setting in the beta.

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    There are no settings for this Bright. From our point of view, announcements are pretty important and having group announcements appear on the dashboard is important too.

  • Bright Ibeawuchi

    about 1 month ago

    I agree announcement are important if you are a member of the group making the announcement. I don't really want to see announcements from groups I am not a member of.

    Comment last edited on about 1 month ago by Bright Ibeawuchi
  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Bright, could you post this in our issue tracker please?

  • Stan Chomer

    about 1 month ago

    Will there be a option to insert a Geo db for setting up register with country, state/region, city, zip code like using free Maxmind free Geo IP db https://www.maxmind.com/en/home ?

    I would also be able to set up dynamic updated form fields for user with obligatory user group(s) so you can target users with marketing automation with integration with ACYMailing and/or free Mautic.

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Hello Stan,

    Hm, we don't have integration with Maxmind yet at this point of time but we do have our own regions / countries / state database internally.

  • Stroff Pte Ltd

    about 1 month ago

    When reduced the Chrome/Safari/Firefox browser to its minimum width in a Mac, the responsive view alignment went off. Please click on link to see screenshot taken in Chrome.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7HA2MgPbnFFWEdvY19MNTNaVWM

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    EasySocial 2 is more intelligent now. Nobody views your site in those kind of resolution on a desktop browser :) It now will be responsive when viewed with a proper mobile device.

    This way, you get rid of a lot of unnecessary fats on a page and only apply it necessarily on the respective devices.

  • Guest - ssnobben

    about 1 month ago

    About EasySocial groups to be able to set up users with group registration this JomSocial extra extensions explains what is all about:
    Usergroup Registration through Joomla frontend and Usergroup Mapper for Jomsocial Profile Types
    https://www.joomapp.com/

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    Why do you need 3rd party apps for this when this is built into EasySocial? In each profile type, you can choose which groups will be joined by the user automatically.

  • Bright Ibeawuchi

    about 1 month ago

    Why is there a minimum module size of 560px for the quick registration module? The current version has no such restriction.

  • Mark

    about 1 month ago

    The module is meant to be displayed on a larger area unlike in the previous version.

  • Josh Lewis

    about 1 month ago

    What if a template has a side bar which makes the main area (section with quick registration module) less than 560px? Perhaps there is a custom field that doesn't look good when displayed under 560px? Just trying to understand the reasoning here.

  • Bright Ibeawuchi

    about 1 month ago

    hmmm, well okay. Maybe we can get a stripped down version in future updates. Plain and simple works best for my format.

  • Stan Chomer

    about 1 month ago

    Ok Its good for EasySocial to have countries and states with Region installs b u t it would also be better if you could optionally add and install cities and zipcode too? i.e countries/states(regions)/cities/Zipcode

    So it could work togheter with AcyMailing to send out emails depending on city/zipcode.

  • ssnobben

    about 1 month ago

    Is it possible for categories for Pages to also have nested sub categories as well ? So you could make Categories and sub categories for ES Pages as Joomla have standard.

  • Josh Lewis

    about 1 month ago

    According to the JED newsletter I got today:

    Following the Security Checklist practice to Update early and often, on January 10th 2017, all extensions listed on the JED will soon be required to use the Joomla Update System.


    Sounds like EasySocial needs to have it work with the Joomla updater by this coming January. While it's not super important to me, not only will many benefit from this but it will help maintain the JED listing page for EasySocial. I wouldn't want the reputation of ES to vanish from the JED.

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