EasySocial 3.1 is available now

EasySocial 3.1 is available now

Have you been looking around for a social network tool that runs on Joomla CMS? If it's a YES! We, Stack Ideas is proud to present you with the stable release of EasySocial 3.1.

EasySocial is our take on how a Joomla social network extension should look, behave, and connect people on a community based site. Down this list are just some of the key features introduced in EasySocial 3.1.


OpenStreetMap 
Integration📍

While EasySocial 3.0 was already well equipped with its existing location services providers such as Google Maps, Google Places, and Foursquare. 

OpenStreetMap is the latest and newest addition being integrated into EasySocial 3.1. What's really amazing about this particular location services provider, it's an editable world map and data contributed by the people around the globe. Moreover, it's services are absolutely free of charge.

Beautified SEF URLs 🔗

Have you been worried about the SEO performance? EasySocial 3.1 now has the option to disable the IDs in the SEF URLs entirely. Not to mention, it's beautified in a way that the generated URLs are now standardized and properly optimized for search engines too.


Improved Users Listing 🙎‍♀️🙎‍♂️

Do you ever wish to search for a specific user to be quick and effortless? The all new and improved filters on the user listing page in EasySocial 3.1 has branched out for My Friends and My Followers as well. This allows users to quickly search for their friends and followers but minus the hassle. 

Import Users 📥

Have you ever wanted to import users from a CSV file to your social site? Good news for you, EasySocial 3.1 now comes equipped with Import User built-in. The importing process is very simple and straightforward. It can also be mapped with the custom fields in EasySocial as well.

Advertisement Module 💡

In addition to the in-stream ads introduced in EasySocial 3.0. Site admin can choose to showcase a single, specific or even all ads in EasySocial 3.1 from the available advertisers on hand. This is especially useful when the site admin decided to display multiple ads onto a single module. 

Username Restrictions 🚫  

Do you easily get mistaken with certain usernames on the site? EasySocial 3.1 has eliminated the problem of similar or partially similar usernames with the brand new username restrictions setting. Site admin can now list down specific words that are not allowed during user registration. 


Improved Notifications 🚨

The notifications in EasySocial 3.1 are able to show user reactions for every stream items. With this, it provides users with a much clearer view of these notifications. 


Photos & Albums Tagging 🏷

Another cool addition within EasySocial 3.1, it allows admin to completely disable tagging of photos and albums. This is especially useful for sites that preferred not having tag feature present in EasySocial at all.


User Poll Statistics 📊

​Poll statistics in EasySocial 3.1 will now be visible in the about user page. It will also display all the created polls and votes received of the user as well. 

​Task Management for Groups & Events 🗄

​Event and group owners in EasySocial 3.1 can now assign and modify tasks to their members in its respective milestones. Moreover, all tasks are also sorted to their due dates. 

AcyMailing 6 Integration 📧

AcyMailing 5 integration was already available in the prior version of EasySocial. EasySocial 3.1 is currently compatible with AcyMailing 6 version and this also can be integrated in the user workflow for registrations. It allows the newly registered users to also be aligned with the latest happenings on the site simply by subscribing to the new or existing mailing list on AcyMailing. 

 

Improved Privacy 🔓

User privacy should never be taken lightly. The team has made efforts to improve privacy in EasySocial 3.1. It involves denormalizing the access of each media item in Photos, Albums, Audio and Videos to have its own access columns. In other words, a lightweight privacy processing that's more robust for each listing. 

Let's Celebrate 🥳

Let's not also forget about every EasySocial subscribers who had contributed whether small or big through your feature requests, feedback or testings, we really appreciated all of it. EasySocial 3.1 has involved what is it today because of your feedback and suggestions.

We are still in the midst of finalizing the top 3 testers for our CMSBold template giveaway, and it will later be announced on a separate blog post very soon, please bear with us. 🙇‍♀️🙇‍♂️


Upgrading from EasySocial 3.0.x ✨

​What's next you may ask? As this is a major update for EasySocial, we strongly advise existing and seasoned EasySocial subscribers to perform a full backup of your live site before upgrade to EasySocial 3.1. Once you have successfully backup your site, you can then proceed to download and install the full or launcher package installer directly on Joomla's extensions page, this applies to both new and seasoned EasySocial subscribers. 

Should you require any assistance at all, feel free to reach our support team at our help desk along with the super admin access of your site and FTP here, so our support team can assist you right away.

We truly hope that you will enjoy what EasySocial 3.1 has to offer as a Joomla social network extension. Happy updating and installing folks! 😊

 

Comments (29)

Thanks for this update working fine! :)

Thank you for updating :)

Do we need to wait for a Charm update or is all good?

Okay no update required, and thanks for implementing No Cookie option for Youtube, that helps with the GDPR

Since this update is mainly focus on the system improvement rather than the layout, the existing template should be able to work out of the box without having to update it. :)

Cool perfect :)

Hi there, accesing the profile page goes on /index.php .... Any ideas ?

If you have issues, kindly please submit them on our helpdesk and we'll look into this.

Looking forward to giving it a whirl. In particular the Open Street map functionality :-) Thanks!

That’s my day planned for tomorrow :-)

Comment was last edited about 4 weeks ago by Julie Kubiak Julie Kubiak

Thank you

You are most welcome :)

Powerful! 给力!
Awesome! 牛逼!
Good! 赞!

Thank you :)

Thank you for this update. Time to study all new and improved possibilities. Looking forward to this.

Thank you :)

looks awesome!

I didn't received any newsletter for the native app. Would be cool to be on track with the cool thing :)

Excellent news !
You say "the generated URLs are now standardized and properly optimized for search engines too".
What are the improvements more precisely ?

Thank you
Philippe

I see only deterioration. Links become longer and ugly :(

You have created a ticket that is not even an hour old and you start posting your pointless comments here. We will look into the ticket and get back to you if there is a need to fix it.

At the very least, please provide us some time to look into this before making these accusations.

Thanks!

Comment was last edited about 4 weeks ago by Mark Mark

There are too many changes to the URL structure to really lay all these changes here but the most noticeable one would be the ids in the url. Prior to this release, you can never achieve something like this with group, pages or events, https://take.ms/KE8rb .

Hi,

Nice and good job.

Nevertheless, I was expecting really more about openstreetmap integration. When you share your location in easysocial stream...
Right now, it’s useless. This is the same to write your location in text... No map... only when you mouse over the link and there is no Icon for showing the location on the map :S

Thanks for your input on this Tony. I am not too sure what issues do you have with Open Street Map but the behavior should work pretty much the same as Google Maps on the form if you are trying to pinpoint to a location.

Hi Mark,

You're welcome.

About Openstreetmap, when you posted and shared your location on your wall to the attention of your friends; after clicking on share button; a link is posted on your wall with your adress. When you mouse over on your adress, a map of your neighbourhood appears without any icon for showing where, in this neighbourhood.

But instead to share a link of your location, I was expecting to share a map of my exact location, clearly like in facebook.

Here in comment, I...

Hi Mark,

You're welcome.

About Openstreetmap, when you posted and shared your location on your wall to the attention of your friends; after clicking on share button; a link is posted on your wall with your adress. When you mouse over on your adress, a map of your neighbourhood appears without any icon for showing where, in this neighbourhood.

But instead to share a link of your location, I was expecting to share a map of my exact location, clearly like in facebook.

Here in comment, I cannot to show you a screenshot for your understanding. For seiing, what I was expecting please take a look to this link for reading my comments about it: https://stackideas.com/forums/marker-not-visible

I don't know if you can see where I am coming from.

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Comment was last edited about 3 weeks ago by Tony Boutemeur Tony Boutemeur

+ 1 Tony thanks for your input and hope we get a solution for this I am sure.

I have already discussed this with our team and the limitation seems to be on Open Street's Map end as it wasn't able to render markers on static images.

The other alternative is to rely on 3rd party paid services such as https://www.mapbox.com/pricing/ , which defeats the purpose of using Open Street Map in the first place.

We'll see if there are better alternatives in placing the map or probably just render the dynamic version which supports markers.

DJ Classifieds team have manage to render markers on static images.

I made a test and it works in back end and in front end (on the ads).

In the right corner on the map there is a link named leaflets and when I clicked on it, I have got this link link https://leafletjs.com/

I hope it's help

Yes, I saw the post and I am more than happy to contribute ideas on that post :)

Thank you

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