Joomla Update System on our extensions

Joomla Update System on our extensions

I know it's a little late but Happy New Year folks and it's really good to have you back with us. It is yet again a priviledge for us to help you to achieve your next milestone for 2017.

To start off, we have updates across all of our Joomla extensions which includes bug fixes, new features and lastly implementation of native Joomla update notifications to all our Joomla extensions. Please refer to the change logs for more details. 

 

How should i perform the upgrades?

For the benefit of those who are rather new to our products, upgrading our Joomla extensions are pretty simple and straightforward: 

Head on over to your dashboard to download these updates and install it just like how you initially installed the extension.

If you are using any prior version of these our extensions, kindly update to the latest version as quickly as possible. 

Additionally, the releases today will now utilise the native Joomla update notifications as well. When any of our extensions are out of date, the global notice would appear in your Joomla control panel.

EasySocial ChangelogEasyBlog ChangelogEasyDiscuss ChangelogKomento Changelog

 

New addition to the Apps store for EasySocial

We are also excited to be announcing 2 newly released blog apps added to our apps store today! To recap, these are the apps that are released in our App Store this week.

 

Page Blog App

This app enables page admin or page owner to compose and associate blog posts for their pages on EasySocial. These blog posts would appear on the activity stream as well as under the blog section within the page itself. 

 

 

 

Event Blog App

This app enables event admin or event owner to compose and associate blog posts for their events on EasySocial. These blog posts would appear on the activity stream as well as under the blog section within the event page itself.

 

 

Profile Unlocker App

This feature was funded by Jean-Marc and we really appreciated initiatives like this and supporting what we do. This nifty app automatically unlocks the different profile types available on site whenever a user collected sufficient points.

 

This is configurable from the app itself and the unlocked profile achievements would appear on the activity stream as well.

 

 

25% Discounts On Renewals

Before i forget, you can now get hold of 25% discount on renewals for the next 3 days only with the coupon code below upon checkout. Have a great weekend guys! :) 

 

JOOMLA25

 

Comments (39)

  1. Philippe

Wow super ! Great news. Thank you.
Now all that is missing is Page EasyDiscuss App and Event EasyDiscuss App to complete the whole...

 
  1. Mark    Philippe

Thank you Philippe Do you mean something similar to the group discussion app?

 
  1. Philippe    Mark

Yes exactly, like group discussion app

 
  1. Philippe    Philippe

?

 
  1. Mark    Philippe

Yes?

 
  1. Philippe    Mark

Sorry
Could you propose an application to integrate EasyDiscuss with EasySocial Pages and Events?
Effectively on the model of Group Discussion App, and recently as Page Blog App and Event Blog App.
Thank you.

 
  1. Mark    Mark

If there is enough requests for it, we'll consider adding those apps

 
  1. Philippe    Mark

Okay.
Without these two applications, the puzzle will remain incomplete. It would be unfortunate and inconsistent.

 
  1. Shane Seguin

Hello, I am trying to update EasyBlog and I have the Pro version which allows unlimited installations. I get this message on my site trying to update during the Step 3 of the installer update.

Your current domain is not listed in our list of supported domains and you will not be able to utilize the versioning services. Please enter your domain name in your license area to be able to utilize our services

How do you get around this? I tried downloading the launcher and the full version as...

Hello, I am trying to update EasyBlog and I have the Pro version which allows unlimited installations. I get this message on my site trying to update during the Step 3 of the installer update.

Your current domain is not listed in our list of supported domains and you will not be able to utilize the versioning services. Please enter your domain name in your license area to be able to utilize our services

How do you get around this? I tried downloading the launcher and the full version as the built in version update says I need to use the launcher to get to 5.0.42

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  1. Raymond    Shane Seguin

You can only get the updates for the one domain you got the license for and support for. you would have to manually install it to update any other domains.

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  1. Shane Seguin    Raymond

Ok so to confirm, this process is new from what it was up till this version.

 
  1. Raymond    Shane Seguin

its always been that way as far as i know. you buy a license and they support one domain. so an update script would only support that one domain. if you wanted to run it on other domains not sure on there rules about multi domains but if you can run it on multiple domains in the pro version. the main domain would be able to just run upgrade. but any others you would have to manualy upload the package and it would update. as long as you dont delete the component first it would just...

its always been that way as far as i know. you buy a license and they support one domain. so an update script would only support that one domain. if you wanted to run it on other domains not sure on there rules about multi domains but if you can run it on multiple domains in the pro version. the main domain would be able to just run upgrade. but any others you would have to manualy upload the package and it would update. as long as you dont delete the component first it would just upgrade it and not overwrite as far as i know.

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  1. Mark    Raymond

We do not restrict your installations. In short, you can install it on as many websites as you want with the exception that your other domains are unsupported and it will not be able to utilize our API services.

You can still download the full package and install it. It'll still work.

 
  1. Mark    Raymond

Correction, you can download the full package and install it through Extensions Manager

 
  1. Mark    Shane Seguin

Hello Shane,

You would need to use the full package and install it through Joomla's Extension Manager. The launcher package will be restricted to your registered domain in your license.

If you have changed your site, you can contact us to update the domain.

P/S: When you download the full package, it also contains the latest launcher as well.

  Comment was last edited about 1 year ago by Mark Mark
  1. Shane Seguin    Mark

Hi Mark, I tried the full package and still get the error when it installs and trys to download the version. I'll keep trying.

 
  1. Mark    Shane Seguin

After downloading the full package, you need to use the Install from Directory method, http://take.ms/v60pG

 
  1. Eileen O'Donnell

Re: the PlayStation Network App, it's mentioned:

if you have a game in mind do share with us.


Does this mean the PlayStation Network App works only for one particular app used on PlayStation or does it mean you may support another gaming system like Xbox?

 
  1. Mark    Eileen O'Donnell

The app only works for PlayStation related activities, games and trophies.

We are considering adding an Xbox app since there is an unofficial xbox api from http://xboxapi.com/ . The drawback is the API isn't free though.

  Comment was last edited about 1 year ago by Mark Mark
  1. adam george

Just want to know with the page blog app, in the demo images it doesn't look like you can images when creating a blog post as a page.

Is this correct? Would love to be able to blog posts on easyblog with images that have been created by an easysocial page or event.

Thanks Adam

 
  1. Mark    adam george

Hello Adam,

Currently, the app doesn't render the page's albums in your media manager. This enhancements would need to be done from EasyBlog instead.

This is something which we are looking at with the new media manager in EasyBlog 5.1

 
  1. Josh Lewis

Regarding the Profile Unlocker App, can it upgrade your Joomla usergroup? When editing a profile type it says "Specify the default user groups for users who registers under this profile type". I'm not sure if this means it only displays those types of users and higher instead of changing a user's Joomla user group. The reason I'm wondering about this is to see if permissions can be unlocked. Take for example if I had a wiki site and wanted only contributing members who received a certain...

Regarding the Profile Unlocker App, can it upgrade your Joomla usergroup? When editing a profile type it says "Specify the default user groups for users who registers under this profile type". I'm not sure if this means it only displays those types of users and higher instead of changing a user's Joomla user group. The reason I'm wondering about this is to see if permissions can be unlocked. Take for example if I had a wiki site and wanted only contributing members who received a certain number of points to be able to edit all wiki pages (via users in a specific usergroup). Ultimately this idea I mention is for security purposes, but of course can be used to encourage contributions too.

As always, I appreciate the upgrade and hard work you guys do. Great to see more Stackideas apps coming out.

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  1. Mark    Josh Lewis

Yes provided that the profile type is associated with the user groups in Joomla accordingly

Consider this scenario:

1. Profile type A (Associated with Registered Joomla user group)
2. Profile type B (Associated with Author Joomla user group)

If you switch from profile A to profile B, your user group changes to Author too.

 
  1. Josh Lewis    Mark

This is great news! If Profile type A is a Joomla admin and unlocks Profile type B (which doesn't have admin associated), will that admin suddenly no longer be an admin? I bring this up for admin posters who also contribute to the site.

 
  1. Paul Murray    Josh Lewis

Hi Josh

This is also exactly what I was thinking

 
  1. Supporter

Hi, there is an issue in the update notification for ES


You are running on an older version of EasySocial.
Installed version: 2.0.9 Latest version: 3.0.10

 
  1. Supporter    Supporter

After the updatethe notification displays the correct version:

Great! EasySocial is up to date
Installed version: 2.0.10 Latest version: 2.0.10

 
  1. Mark    Supporter

Thanks for the input on this Supporter and it is actually done on purpose because there was a bug in the launcher prior to 2.0.10. The way our javascript compares for version is incorrect prior to 2.0.11 (which isn't out yet).

Since we use semantic versioning, comparing using will not work because 2.0.9 is > than 2.0.10. The only way to solve this bug is to set a higher major version.

In a way, we are creating a good bug to solve a bad bug Thank you for reporting by the way.

  Comment was last edited about 1 year ago by Mark Mark
  1. James

There was some mention of EasySocial 2.1 development being underway.

Can you provide some insight so we know what to expect as far as new features or improvements?

 
  1. Mark    James

We will disclose more details on EasySocial 2.1 and EasyBlog 5.1 in our upcoming blog posts

 
  1. James    Mark

Thanks Mark! Looking forward to it and happy to see a lot of activity lately on the blog.

 
  1. Mark    James

No problem James

 
  1. Philippe

I'm sorry to insist Mark. But to convince you of the need for Page EasyDiscuss App, just observe the current EasySocial Pages.
The Discussions application already exists, it proves that you yourself feel that this tool is necessary.
But for those who make the choice to use EasyDiscuss (because more efficient and successful), so it lacks the application to integrate EasyDiscuss in the Pages.

I am extremely pleased that you suggested Blog Page App and Event Blog App, I was waiting for them....

I'm sorry to insist Mark. But to convince you of the need for Page EasyDiscuss App, just observe the current EasySocial Pages.
The Discussions application already exists, it proves that you yourself feel that this tool is necessary.
But for those who make the choice to use EasyDiscuss (because more efficient and successful), so it lacks the application to integrate EasyDiscuss in the Pages.

I am extremely pleased that you suggested Blog Page App and Event Blog App, I was waiting for them. But I am very disappointed that you are not proposing anything to integrate EasyDiscuss into the Pages.
A year ago I decided to suspend the progress of my project because it lacked some functionality to your software. I preferred to wait rather than propose a non-functional site.
But now, all planets are almost aligned. Your softwares are ripe.
The only thing that will block me will be the lack of EasyDiscuss in Pages.

I realize that many people have to ask you for specific features, sometimes so specific that it is not worth it, not profitable enough.
But here I am only asking for something that you are already proposing in some way.
EasyDiscuss is much more successful than EasySocial's native Discussions application. EasyDiscuss deserves to be well integrated with EasySocial, and to have the same treatment as EasyBlog, no ?

Thank you. (That was my pleading )[img][/img]
Philippe

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  1. Mark    Philippe

I appreciate that you are being persistent for this functionality but I would strongly suggest that you start a new thread on the chat zone and garner suggestions / feedback from other customers as well.

As much as we want to build the app, we also need to prioritize the needs of majority of our users. I hope you understand where we are coming from in our perspective.

 
  1. Philippe    Mark

I understand. Thank you Mark for your response.
Philippe

 
  1. Mark    Philippe

Thanks for understanding Philippe

 
  1. Krx

Hello
You create a nice discount and I get (not so nice) flu and miss it just when I need to renew my licenses :'(
Bad luck! Hopefully, rest of the year will be better
Regards

 
  1. DeeEmm

3 days only.

 
  1. Sylvie

Hello Krx and DeeEmm,

Most of our offerings are usually shared on our blog post or newsletter. These offerings are mostly good for 3 days or stated otherwise. Don't miss out on the next one

 
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