EasySocial 2.1 Available Now

EasySocial 2.1 Available Now

After almost 7500+ commits, and countless sleepless nights, it is finally here! It is an honor and brings me great pleasure to present you with the long awaited EasySocial 2.1 release. This will definitely be one of the greatest release ever for EasySocial.

There are just too many refinements in EasySocial 2.1 that I can't list them all here but these are just some of the highlights showcasing all these new features in EasySocial 2.1.

Verified Badges

Verified Badges


This helps user to identify and filter verified accounts within EasySocial 2.1, whether that particular user is a public figure, celebrity, an official organizations or a credible account your on the site.  When a user is verified, their display names would have the verified icon throughout the site. 

Reactions

Reactions are pretty similar to likes, users are able to choose from 5 preset reactions such Happy, Love, Angry, Wow or Sad and react on any item from the activity stream.  

Activity Stream Reactions


Rich Media Editing

Editing Rich Media Items

Apart from having the ability to edit the story form from inevitable typos or grammars. You can now edit any content or caption on any rich media stream items easily. 

Audio Support 

Music Player

Users can now easily upload mp3 files, embed Spotify or SoundCloud links on their profile page, events or even within their groups. On top of that, users can also collaborate and create playlists of similar genres or moods for all occasions. 

Refined E-mail Templates

In this release, we have also tried to standardize e-mail templates generated by our extensions to have a unifying look across all of our Joomla extensions. 

Conditional Custom Fields

Conditional custom field for header

There are several core components within EasySocial and one of it is of course the custom fields and profile types. A lot of thoughts has been put in redesigning and revamping the custom fields workflow in EasySocial 2.1. 

Apart from just updating the custom fields, we also added the ability to create chain-able custom fields called "Conditional Custom Fields". This would allow you to setup highly interactive custom field workflows.

Twitch Videos

Twitch Videos

Recently Twitch videos are starting to get really viral, and in order to ensure that your site also gets these viral videos, we have added Twitch support in EasySocial 2.1. It allow users on the site to share Twitch video links. Believe it or not, when I was trying to capture a screenshot of the video, I ended up watching the full match (Hate the procrastination monkey in me) :|

The Horizon Theme 

Running on Horizon theme

Here's a brand new theme to tag along your awesome social network sites. Along with the brand new theme, we also spent a lot of our time understanding how template makers created template overrides, and we also restructured the wireframe theme to allow template developers to create custom overrides with as minimal codes possible.

Till date, EasySocial incorporates up to 6 different themes that you can choose from.

CleanTalk integration

Many site owners often have problems with spammers registering on the site and in order to offer a true anti spam registration check with CleanTalk, we have added a new CleanTalk app. You may download it for free from our App Store. The app also has a built-in post frequency control on the activity stream for for spammers detection.


Beautiful Text Based Avatars

Too many generic profile pictures on the site makes the site looking dull and boring? Say hello to text based avatars. This was initially implemented on EasyDiscuss, and we have taken this to the next level in EasySocial by generating these pictures on the fly. Now you don't have to worry about constantly asking your users to upload a profile picture :)

Text Based Avatars


Moderation Tools 

EasySocial Frontend Moderation

As your community grows, it would be rather tedious for site moderators to monitor every single items. What more, they need to login to the administration area which will wreck your nerve if they did anything wrong. With EasySocial 2.1, you may now give moderation rights to selective profile types that you trust! Believe me, it's really handy!

Subcategories! Yay!

Create a subcategory in groups
Subcategories Navigation

​EasySocial 2.1 now supports subcategories for groups, pages and events. With the new n-level hierarchy support in EasySocial 2.1, it would allow a greater use of groups, events and pages on your site.


These are just some of the highlights of EasySocial 2.1 and there are hundreds of other refinements and improvements made in EasySocial which you will find when you update to EasySocial 2.1. Moving on, I would also like to announce the availability of these new apps on our app store.

This nifty plugin displays 5 different and individual bubbles in a pop-up form, each representing 5 different apps being integrated on your story form. It allow users to quickly post anything anywhere.

For a limited time only, you can get this awesome plugin at the price of $35 which is selling at an introductory price. 

With the new LinkedIn single sign on integration in EasySocial 2.1, we have also added a new LinkedIn app that allow users to automatically push their status updates to LinkedIn, should they have the desire to do so. It works hand in hand with the rest of the single sign on providers like Facebook and Twitter.

The app will be made available at a one-time only payment of $25

LinkedIn Autoposting


Docker Plugin

Along with the refinements that we have added in EasySocial 2.1, we have also taken the time to refine the Docker plugin. It is so much faster and smoother on any browsers! It now also allows you to configure the colorization of the docker all through the settings.


Mobile Web Template 

One of my all time favorite, the mobile web template. The all new mobile web template is absolutely stunning and it integrates very well with some of the hybrid apps from our partners! Also, you may now customize the behavior of the mobile web template directly from the settings.


Thank You Beta Testers!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved directly or indirectly with the rigorous testing of EasySocial 2.1. Without your help, we'll definitely not be able to push this out as quickly as we could imagine.

Thank You!

 

Comments (61)

Fantastic!

Well done stackideas!

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  1.    Abi

Thank you Abi :)

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Wow. Just upgraded. Absolutely brilliant! Loving all the new features and so pleased with the new Docker - no more jumpy loading of pages! Love the new theme too :)

A massive thank you for producing such quality products. You all deserve a well earned break!

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  1.    Mel

Thank you Mel! Appreciate the <3

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CONGRATULATIONS Miracle Makers! Dreams do come true with StackIdeas!

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  1.    Andy

Thank you for your continuous support Andy!

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I felt that the announcement was going to be made today ;)
Thanks to all the Stackideas team !

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  1.    Philippe

Thank you :)

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  1.    Philippe

I also had that feeling that christmas are comming soon :)

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Congratulations Mark & Team! Kudos to you guys!

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  1.    LAC Webadmin

Thanks Jackson!

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The Best Team :)
Thanks for this great work :P

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  1.    Domko

Thank you!

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Congrats!!! And thank you for yet again brillant update. Also thank you so much for your hard work. ;)

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  1.    Jean

Thank you Jean!

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Love it :-)

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  1.    Paul Murray

Thanks Paul!

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Hy,
the new esmobile template is not available :(

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  1.    Domko

Hey,

It has been updated now :)

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congratulations to the best team in joomla world !!
you guys are awesome

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  1.    loic

Thanks loic!

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Thanks!! What about the update for echo template? that template doesnt work correctly with horizon theme

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  1.    Jose Manuel

We will be releasing a new update for Echo soon.

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Nice job SI Team. Congratulations... now we can open the champagne, right? :)

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  1.    Cristian

Thanks Cristian! No champagne yet as we still have something else :)

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i will not update or renew untill you make the best work on the messages system .....

i dont know how you can say " After almost 7500+ commits, and countless sleepless nights " and untill now you have
a poor messages system that i recuest to improve it before 2 years ago ....... i cant beleave that you work hard on things that are not important than the messages system .

just now i tryed it , i still scroll the page to see the " send " button and the text area is growing down during...

i will not update or renew untill you make the best work on the messages system .....

i dont know how you can say " After almost 7500+ commits, and countless sleepless nights " and untill now you have
a poor messages system that i recuest to improve it before 2 years ago ....... i cant beleave that you work hard on things that are not important than the messages system .

just now i tryed it , i still scroll the page to see the " send " button and the text area is growing down during writing .

when you will learn that the massege syatem is the main basic Corner in the site that is the most uses ????? when ??????????????????????? i cant beleave that you dont see what i see .

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  1.    sofian

Hm, generally people would prefer the expanding textarea and I am not entirely sure why you feel that it is a problem but with some tweaks, you could turn it off.

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So great !
Thank's for your work everyall :)

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  1.    Joel Daspet

Thanks!

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Wow awesome! :) how is the status about vanilla? i've purchased the quick posting app :D

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  1.    joy

Thanks! We are working on the styles for the rest of our extensions on Vanilla currently but you could check out the progress of it at http://vanilla.stackideas.com :)

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Thank you for all hard work. Just reading the changelog is serious job, so I can not imagine how you did all these miracles. Congrats!

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  1.    Pavol Nagy

Thank you Pavol!

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I like the new mobile template

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  1.    John Wang

Thank you!

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Thanks very much Mark and the whole EasySocial team. To be very honest with you, I really wish you guys were the owners of Joomla. You work so hard and your products are the best in all the fields they fall under. It is my prayer that 1 sweet day you will also develop an EasyClassifieds component. I just love your work guys. Thanks very much.

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  1.    pearce

Try Jreviews !

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  1.    pearce

Thank you! As HMED mentioned, you should try out JReviews

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Looks great!!! Well done to the StackIdeas Team!!!

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  1.    Andrew Gous

Thanks Andrew :)

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Documentation for Linkedin connection please. Have a nice day! :)

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  1.    Sun Shine

Yup, it will be out real soon. The team are updating our docs as we speak. Cheers! :)

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When is the next EB release?

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  1.    Mehmet Alp Sirin

We'll be posting a blog about this, stay tune :)

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Hello in KL - wow Mark - congratulation to you and your team. I wish I were in KL you must be on a party by now or holiday.

I saw that even the LinkedIn app is on now. That will be the first app we will get going as soon we have upgraded.

When the dust has come down after this exciting EasySocial 2.1 Release I would like to discuss the GoGreen Credits app with you, we ant to move GoGreen Credits 100% to EasySocial. We had an integration app developed, but it is not working yet.

Take...

Hello in KL - wow Mark - congratulation to you and your team. I wish I were in KL you must be on a party by now or holiday.

I saw that even the LinkedIn app is on now. That will be the first app we will get going as soon we have upgraded.

When the dust has come down after this exciting EasySocial 2.1 Release I would like to discuss the GoGreen Credits app with you, we ant to move GoGreen Credits 100% to EasySocial. We had an integration app developed, but it is not working yet.

Take care...

All the best from Koh Samui.

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  1.    Finn Hyttel

Thank you Finn! We are still very far away from parties :) We have a lot of new and exciting updates coming in your way!

Sure, if you are ready, get in touch with us. We just pushed out 2 interesting plugins that links with PayPlans and I can see that this is quite a good prospect.

https://stackideas.com/apps/item/3397-badges
https://stackideas.com/apps/item/3398-points

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Typical my subscription expired a week ago :) Any promotions for subscription renewals?!!

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  1.    Matthew Pate

Sure :) You should consider going for the bundles since they are all based on 1 year.

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when do you guys update the emojis? It got 2 different versions. Is something coming for Easyblog? A redesign from the composer would be awesome. It's yet to complicated.

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thanks ;) fantastic work - will help our local community mallorca so much - ;)

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  1.    danimo

Thanks danimo! Hope you love every bit of it just as we do :)

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Hi
new easysocial has really bad problem with rtl! all themes doesn't show profile correctly. i hope you solve this problem and make it much popular for RTL users!

Also in multilingual websites the plugin "System - EasySocial" prevent the page changing direction. so i disable it and problem solved.

I think the new version need more attension on multilingual websites

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  1.    mika

You don't have a license, so I am unsure which copy did you downloaded from :) The latest version of EasySocial works fine with RTL as confirmed by our customers.

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  1.    Mark

NO i don't have, but some of my clients have the license because of my suggestion and they faced this problem on their websites and two of them are using 2.1 ( last version)
anyway I just wanted to help, you can simply ignore this issue but there is some bad problem with late version of easysocial on RTL websites.
Best ;)

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  1.    mika

If your clients has license, they can and should get in touch with us.

We have rtl sites running on the latest version without any issues.

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  1.    Mark

Did you checked it on multilingual RTL and LTR ?
system plugin problem occurs on changing direction!

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Subcategories for groups, events and pages....Text based avatars....Verified badges...Reactions... I think ES 2.0.1 is really a huge leap forward.

Thanks guys for all the effort. Looking forward to seeing ES grow even more in the months ahead!

Hassan

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  1.    Hassan Abdul

Thank you Hassan :) You mean 2.1 ? :p

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  1.    Mark

Yes Mark...2.1 :)

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i created an app to display zoo items on easysocial how i could share it for other users?

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  1.    mika

You can submit your app on https://stackideas.com/apps :)

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