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EasySocial 3.0 Stable Released

EasySocial 3.0 Stable Released

​Nearly 2 weeks have passed since the release of PayPlans 4.0. Today, the entire team and I are super thrilled to be presenting you with the stable release of Easy Social 3.0. Without further a-do, let's go through some of the awesome lineup of new features for v3.0.

Redesigned Story Form 

​The brand new and redesigned story form in EasySocial 3.0 was revamped to have a rich user experience and it goes hand in hand with the overall new design. Apart from that, users are able to pick and choose their favorite post types on your story form as well.

Curated Stream Filters 

While the activity stream may be one of the key components in EasySocial, it has been curated from the inside out for EasySocial 3.0. Users can now easily filter through both the timeline and post types simultaneously which in return make searching for specific streams a lot more easier.

Custom backgrounds 

​The team added a fun element into posting status updates for EasySocial 3.0, users can pick and choose different background color from the brand new story form. Apart from that, admin will be able to add new gradient or solid color background from the back-end as well.

Embed Share Buttons

Create embeddable buttons & share links in EasySocial 3.0

​In EasySocial 3.0, users are able to generate share links on EasySocial 3.0's stream and these sharable embeddable buttons can be placed on any external sites almost effortlessly. 


In-stream Advertisements

Ad sample for EasySocial 3.0

EasySocial 3.0 also introduces the all new in-stream advertisement. It allows site owners another alternative and practical way to monetize on their site, in order to maintain a healthy ecosystem for their social site and the community.

Emoji Browser 

Adding new emojis have never been easier with the brand new emoji browser in EasySocial 3.0. Users can now simply type the character ":" and it would automatically suggest the available emoji on the site.
 

Emoji Management

Create and upload new emoticon in EasySocial 3.0

Apart from the new emoji browser mentioned earlier, site admins can also easily add their very own images or custom unicode emojis (provided that your database supports it) directly from the backend as well. 

Frontend Moderation

Frontend moderators can choose to approve/reject new created groups in EasySocial 3.0

With EasySocial 3.0, site admins have the ability to assign users with moderator permissions. That way, frontend moderators will almost have the same permissions as any site administrators and with the only exception of accessing the administrative area.

Movable Location Marker 

​What better way to mark locations instead of relying on suggested locations. Users can now easily drag the interactive marker on Google Maps across EasySocial 3.0.


Profile Header Customizer 

Add or remove items in profile header

​EasySocial 3.0 emphasizes a new approach of simplicity. With that in mind, site admins can now tweak and customize the layout of the apps that appears on the profile header of a user, group, page and event. This customizable header layout can be configured at profile types or category section.

Page Ownership

EasySocial 3.0 now allows page administrators the ability to choose to post comments or status updates on the page as the page owner or themselves. This would very useful for page owners to easily switch  from the different accounts when posting a comment or a status update.

Better Photo Management

​Another cool improvement that the team has  applied into photos in EasySocial 3.0 was the ability to mass delete multiple photos in one-go. 

Brand New Modules 

News feed module on the side

​Now with the redesigned story form, curated activity stream filters, and redesigned dashboard. We will also be introducing two new modules that will work hand in hand with the all new curated activity stream filters.

These modules can be placed anywhere on your social site, and it would then allow users to filter currently viewed activities based on the filters set. Not to mention, this allows you to have a more flexible workspace as well.

Recent Audio Module

Create new audio module for EasySocial 3.0

A community that shares good music is a healthy community. The brand new recent audio module allows site admin to place a list of recently uploaded audio files/links in EasySocial 3.0. 

Horizontal Layout in Modules

Page module in EasySocial 3.0 to appear horizontally

​The recent Events, Pages and Groups module will also receive a brand new horizontal layout. ​If you're familiar with the latest posts module in EasyBlog, you will notice the similarity of this module in EasySocial 3.0. Site admin can now showcase and promote events, pages or groups to appear horizontally anywhere across the site.

Page Inactivity Notice​

The pages in EasySocial 3.0 can now display a dialog to users when it reached the threshold of the specified time from their last activity. It reminds user to refresh the page in order to view the latest content.


​New Profile Type Selector

Another cool UX improvement added in EasySocial 3.0 comes especially useful for sites with multiple profile types. Users no longer have to scroll all the way to the bottom in order to select their desired profile type instead it can be displayed in a dropdown layout. 

Profile Edit Behavior

The team also added all new profile edit behavior to EasySocial 3.0. Just like the normal profile edit, instead of having users jumping and skipping to any steps, users will have to strictly follow the step sequence in order to completely edit their profile page. 

Overall Improvements

Since EasySocial 2.0, the team has already begun simplifying and centralizing our codes and design. Now fast forward to EasySocial 3.0, apart from all the heavily refactored and optimized codes, greater modularity and refined and improved UX for mobile view. 

Thank You

Last but not least, we would also like to take this opportunity to also appreciate every single user and tester who helped us throughout all our testings. It won't be made possible without your feedback and bug reports. 

Upgrading to EasySocial 3.0 

​Before upgrading to EasySocial 3.0, it's recommended to run a full backup of your site beforehand. Once that's taken care of, you may then download the full installer package found on your dashboard and upload the installer package via Joomla Extension Manager as you normally would. 

For any reason you're not comfortable upgrading to EasySocial 3.0 on your own, feel free to create a new ticket here and our support team will gladly assist you with the upgrades. 

 

Comments (55)

hi there is charm updated? And thank you :)

Yes, all the templates are updated and we will be posting another update about the templates soon.

Thank you for another fantastic release by the top Joomla developer for Joomla! Easy Social is by far the best on the market and beats the competition with its eyes closed!
Thank you! :-)
Can't wait for the mobile app

Thanks Lee, looking forward to the mobile app too!

did i heared mobile app? :) i think the whole joomla world is looking for it!

thank you

Thank you :)

I am very happy today. Thank you.

Great! Have fun with 3.0 :)

Ah finally Christmas for me and my Community :)

Thanks Pavol :)

Thank you. However, I take the opportunity to point out that EasyDiscuss is still not integrated with EasySocial Pages :(

We will explore this in the near future but it's not our utmost priority right now .

Thank you and congratulations !! :)
With this update I was able to deleted nearly 80 lines of custom codes thanks to the new available settings !!

Thank you and thank you for your suggestions :)

Nice work. Really!
However, there is not Open Street Map integration :(

Updates on EasySocial 3.1 will be available soon with something else which is really cool and extensive (massive)

that moment, when you thing Mark can't surprise you any more and you are back in that time, when santa was real. I think Stackideas is something beyond happyness. It's amazing, what a tiny small team can do an impact. Just WOW! Hope to read soon a blog about it :)

Ah yesss!!! I like what you said :D

What can we look for in EasySocial 3.1?

What's massive? Hmmmm

+1 for maps

Comment was last edited about 8 months ago by Paul Murray Paul Murray

Awesome Job Mark. You guys ROCK!

Thank you Robert!

Good day! Alas, I am disappointed with the removal of the side sidebar. Now the main page displays only the activity feed. There is no information in the sidebar, as well as positions. In fact, the structure familiar to users has been destroyed. Many users of the site used the sidebar to view the primary information, so as not to move from section to section. Including in the mobile version now there is no button to turn on and off the sidebar. But it was very convenient and unusual, in my...

Good day! Alas, I am disappointed with the removal of the side sidebar. Now the main page displays only the activity feed. There is no information in the sidebar, as well as positions. In fact, the structure familiar to users has been destroyed. Many users of the site used the sidebar to view the primary information, so as not to move from section to section. Including in the mobile version now there is no button to turn on and off the sidebar. But it was very convenient and unusual, in my opinion it was a feature of the network, easy to use. Big innovations in the release I actually did not see, but in terms of removing useful functionality is a disaster. Removed many positions for modules, it's terrible, because they are used to host other extension developers. Now paid extensions have become half non-working. I am preparing a full report on all the nuances and will soon send you for a full understanding.

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Hey Andrey,

Thank you for the constructive criticism and I appreciate it very much. We would love to work with you in understanding the problems and would be open to listen to your ideas and feedback on the helpdesk.

Just for your information, the initial goal on the dashboard to have the sidebar in the beginning is primarily focused on filtering activity stream. It has been greatly abused by users to place modules and other non relevant information. If you need to, why don't you place it...

Hey Andrey,

Thank you for the constructive criticism and I appreciate it very much. We would love to work with you in understanding the problems and would be open to listen to your ideas and feedback on the helpdesk.

Just for your information, the initial goal on the dashboard to have the sidebar in the beginning is primarily focused on filtering activity stream. It has been greatly abused by users to place modules and other non relevant information. If you need to, why don't you place it on a module on your template instead?

The other main issue with the sidebar is conditional filtering where one filter relies on the other filter. It's not going to be possible with the sidebar because it would cause the layout to look really bad. Also, the sidebar causes / introduces unnecessary styling bottlenecks especially when sites has a very minimal width.

I completely understand that some might not feel comfortable with such a change but we need to start shaving off unnecessary complexity to the UI because at the end of the day, the more stuffs that appear on the screen, the more complicated it gets for your users and for us to maintain as well.

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well i love the new idea to "easy to use". Also our users told me, that is way familiar like twitter. And as Mark said, place modules, it would work as well. Sometime is less more. When im new on a page, i knew exactly, where i can post my stuff and what i can do. We had modules for our blogs and events. Funny is, that when are new created, they appear also in the stream. So the users wont miss them.

I think its good to have the easy to use mantra and make it work much like Facebook bcs they test all their functions 3 months before they set it in production.

If you have the resources like Facebook, why not :)

The fact is that you can have more layout position

Comment was last edited about 8 months ago by peiyouliao peiyouliao

Hm, not sure what do you mean here?

Oh there's just one more thing, which I have forgotten to mention earlier, if you want / need to fall back to the previous way, you can always add the "EasySocial Newsfeed" module for the dashboard, http://take.ms/fFab7 and position it under "es-dashboard-aside" and they would then appear on the sidebar again.

Other existing modules that you have can be placed in "es-dashboard-aside" should you choose to retain the sidebar but as always, we strongly encourage you to keep your layout as...

Oh there's just one more thing, which I have forgotten to mention earlier, if you want / need to fall back to the previous way, you can always add the "EasySocial Newsfeed" module for the dashboard, http://take.ms/fFab7 and position it under "es-dashboard-aside" and they would then appear on the sidebar again.

Other existing modules that you have can be placed in "es-dashboard-aside" should you choose to retain the sidebar but as always, we strongly encourage you to keep your layout as minimal possible.

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Comment was last edited about 8 months ago by Mark Mark

My updated vanilla template does not have the "es-dashboard-aside" module position. Any help?

Alexandre,

That position is from EasySocial itself and it isn't related to Vanilla. If you don't see it in the list of module positions, you just need to key in the position and hit the enter key to add a new position on the list.

Thanks for this amazing update.

Thank you Christophe :)

Great job guys!! Now I hope your next goal is mobile apps! <3

Thank you Itamar :)

I love it! Couldn't wait to install. Well done once again on a fabulous product - just keeps on getting better!

May I ask what you use to create those videos in this blog - that would be so useful.

Mel

Thank you Mel, those are gif images and not videos :p

I Can't find anything on the in-stream advertisements. Am I missing something?

It's in the administration area :) Please pardon our documentation area as we are still updating our documentation section.

Thank you!

the ADS can be setup only in the backend of ES so far i have checked this.

Hello, do you know that http://easysocial.stackideas.com currently dont work ?

Hey Yann,

It seems to be rendering just fine here. May I know what errors were you getting earlier?

Mrk, I wrote you on facebook messenger because I cant upload screenshot here

Ah sorry, just saw your message! I seldom login to Facebook lately due to time constraints.

Please add open street maps soon.

Thanks for the input on this Adam :)

Wow! Very nice! Is there any information in the docs that can elaborate on the in-stream advertisement feature! I'd love to see what options are available with this!

Comment was last edited about 8 months ago by Alex Alex

We're currently still updating the documentation as we are also updating the docs for PayPlans 4. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop a line on our helpdesk :)

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