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27

JFBConnect for Joomla 4 Status

Joomla 4 beta 4 was announced at the end of October. While there's no certainty as to when the final version will be released, things are progressing at a healthy clip now. All new feature development has been baked into Joomla 4 and the project is firmly in bug-squashing mode. We've been actively developing JFBConnect to be compatible with Joomla 4 and are really liking the new feel, features and overall modernization of the Joomla core.

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NOV
23

JomSocial 4.7.8 updated for bug fixes

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Today we are releasing JomSocial 4.7.8 Joomla social community extension for bug fixes. This release contains the important bug fixes for the postbox emoji, Amazon S3 storage, postbox location issue with a total of 9 fixes. The latest version of JomSocial also compatible with the latest Joomla.

Bug Fixes :

Postbox Location : Google map location issue fixed for frontpage postbox during posting on wall stream.Can't see thumbnail on Change Profile Picture page after rotating the thumbnail issue fixed.Send message button : Send message button inside chatbox fixed.Serialization of 'JXMLElement' is not allowed error showing on Frontpage wall fixed.JomSocial - Amazon S3: upload meta data changed issue fixed. Now it will use the default Image meta data after upload.Postbox Emoji code issue: Now emoji will display its icon in the post once selected.Update new emoji board on postbox for improved emoji icons.Can't display emoji when typing characters from the keyboard issue fixed.Improved Photo upload thumbnail: Postbox upload photo thumbnail re-styled for better view

How to Download and Upgrade

Check the system requirements HereCreate a full Backup your websiteMake sure you are running minimum JomSocial 4.4 or JomSocial 4.5 versionIf you use JomSocial 4.3 or lower - Make the tier upgrade as explained in this doc & update Jomsocial with > 4.3 > 4.4 > 4.5.x > 4.7.xDownload JomSocial 4.7.8 from new unified download system hereInstall the package 4.7.8 zip installer fileTo update theme in Jomsocial : Download latest version of theme and install it via JomSocial > Configuration > templates > upload latest package

Note: If your site is using a very older version of Jomsocial kindly Create a shadow copy of the site & Upgrade Jomsocial. For any error in updates, Report the Issues on support forum Here

For the future version of JomSocial the roadmap has been updated here. To request new features in JomSocial kindly post on our official forum page Here

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SEP
16

JFBConnect Roadmap and User Survey

It may sound crazy, but JFBConnect is now over 12 years old. What started with basic Facebook authentication (without profile import, widgets or anything else) for Joomla 1.5 has evolved to:

Integration for 16 different social networksProfile import of avatar and hundreds of fieldsOver 50 social widgets for tight integration between your site and social networksAutomated posts of content to Facebook, LinkedIn and TwitterOpen Graph tag support to ensure your content looks the best it can when sharedOur automated configuration toolJoomla 2.5 and 3.x support

Along the way, we've presented at multiple Joomla World Conferences, Joomla Days and at local Joomla user group meetings. It's been an incredibly exciting journey, and we wanted to let you know... we're not nearly done yet!

Take Our Survey & Help Define the Future Roadmap for JFBConnect

We put together a 5 question survey to help us better understand how you currently use JFBConnect and what you'd like to see in future releases. Please take a minute to fill it out and help making social integration even better for your site.

Take the JFBConnect User Survey

Thank you!

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SEP
07

JFBConnect v8.4.6 Released - Instagram and Facebook Compatibility Updates

JFBConnect v8.4.6 is now available. This release is primarily a compatibility update to support upcoming changes in Instagram and Facebook. At the end of October, some older API and widgets for both Facebook and Instagram will no longer work. Specifically:

Facebook Graph API v3.1 sunsets on 10/27. Versions of JFBConnect before v8.2.0 will likely no longer function with Facebook after that date.Instagram's embedded post feature has been overhauled and the current implementation will no longer work on October 24th. Once your site is updated to JFBConnect v8.4.6, you'll need to add your Facebook 'Client Token' in the administrator area to continue embedding Instagram posts on your site.

In addition, there were some other under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes, which you can see in the JFBConnect changelog.

We highly recommend updating to JFBConnect v8.4.6 to ensure your authentication and other social features continue working properly.

The Next Major Release Is Coming

This is the last planned version in the JFBConnect v8 series, which was originally launched in 2018. Version 8 has been instrumental for laying the groundwork for future releases. Over the course of v8 development, we've added a new plugin system to easily add more social networks (we now support 15), improved Open Graph and sharing support, more widgets and loads of other improvements and features. 

Version 8 was all about breadth.. more features for more networks. Version 9 will be much more targeted with large improvements to specific features, like automatic posting, easier configuration and Joomla 4 compatibility. We'll be posting more about our long-term roadmap shortly. Stay tuned!

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JUL
08

Social community extension - JomSocial 4.7.7 updated for bug fixes

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Today we are releasing JomSocial 4.7.7 Joomla social community extension for bug fixes. This release includes important fixes for the birthday date picker, slow loading of the open street map with a total of 14 bug fixes.

Bug Fixes :

Birthday Picker open slow on touch devicesClose button not working on PopupWrong Message for Polls daily limitsSlow loading of Event page with OSM mapfix missing notification when react on a local video on streamfix can not login when using both twitter and facebook loginshow message if upload video errorunable translate select locationremove warning when user info doesn't have email fieldEmoji not showing in Photos and video comments module.community domain not allowed in Request invitationamazon eu-south-1 region not supportedProfile badge bug with chatbarEdit status not working for Pages

How to Download and Upgrade

Check the system requirements HereCreate a full Backup your websiteMake sure you are running minimum JomSocial 4.4 or JomSocial 4.5 versionIf you use JomSocial 4.3 or lower - Make the tier upgrade as explained in this doc & update Jomsocial with > 4.3 > 4.4 > 4.5.x > 4.7.xDownload JomSocial 4.7.6 from new unified download system hereInstall the package 4.7.7 zip installer fileTo update theme in Jomsocial : Download latest version of theme and install it via JomSocial > Configuration > templates > upload latest package

Note: If your site is using a very older version of Jomsocial kindly Create a shadow copy of the site & Upgrade Jomsocial. For any error in updates, Report the Issues on support forum Here

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NOV
19

Instagram Basic Display API

Earlier this year, Instagram announced that new client registrations and permissions review would be discontinued for the exsting Instagram API platform in Mid-October 2019. New applications will use the Instagram Basic Display API going forward. Existing clients will continue to work only until early 2020.

JFBConnect v8.3 was just released and is compatible with the required changes for the Basic Display API. If you use Instagram authentication on your site, please read on for more details.

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NOV
19

Instagram Basic Display API

Earlier this year, Instagram announced that new client registrations and permissions review would be discontinued for the exsting Instagram API platform in Mid-October 2019. New applications will use the Instagram Basic Display API going forward. Existing clients will continue to work only until early 2020.

JFBConnect v8.3 was just released and is compatible with the required changes for the Basic Display API. If you use Instagram authentication on your site, please read on for more details.

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NOV
10

JomSocial 4.7.6 updated for improvements and bug fixes

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Today we are releasing JomSocial 4.7.6 Joomla social community extension for improvements and bug fixes. This release contains 7 improvements and bug fixes.

Improvements :

Facebook Login redirection work with set configuration in JomSocial Redirection PluginJomSocial backend ID search support for Photos, videos and Poll

Bug fixes :

Postbox not showing in IE 11Postbox blinking during typeSmileys in postbox not on correct positing when typingBug When Setting Displayed Comments to ZeroDisplay emoji error when use native emoji

How to Download and Upgrade

Check the system requirements HereCreate a full Backup your websiteMake sure you are running minimum JomSocial 4.4 or JomSocial 4.5 versionIf you use JomSocial 4.3 or lower - Make the tier upgrade as explained in this doc & update Jomsocial with > 4.3 > 4.4 > 4.5.x > 4.7.xDownload JomSocial 4.7.6 from new unified download system hereInstall the package 4.7.6 zip installer fileTo update theme in Jomsocial : Download latest version of theme and install it via JomSocial > Configuration > templates > upload latest package

Note: If your site is using a very older version of Jomsocial kindly Create a shadow copy of the site & Upgrade Jomsocial. For any error in updates, Report the Issues on support forum Here

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OCT
16

JomSocial 4.7.5: Google Login support and more

We are releasing JomSocial 4.7.5 Joomla social community extension with a major new feature: Google login and other new features & improvements: Page vanity URL, improved Twitter login, Report comment. This update also includes 15 bug fixes and Jomsocial Themes updates for the latest JomSocial support.

Social Login Support:

In the previous release (JomSocial 4.7.4), we implemented social login for JomSocial with support for Twitter and Linkedin. JomSocial 4.7.5 now supports Google login.

How does Google Social Login work with JomSocial?

If you have an account on Google (Gmail) you can log in on JomSocial using the Google account. Simply hit the button: Login with Google and add your Google account username and password.

For user who already has an account on the site and would like to use the Google login, they can also login via Google.

How to enable Google Login on JomSocial?

To setup the Google Login on your website, follow the steps below:

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AUG
29

JomSocial Themes updated for bug fixes!

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last week we released Joomla social community extension - JomSocial 4.7.4 for new social login: Twitter and LinkedIn Login integration, new 1500+ Emoji, improvements and bug fixes.

Today we are releasing JomSocial themes updated for latest features style improvements ad bug fixes.

Here is list of themes updated:

JS Column ThemeJS Shadow ThemeJS Flat ThemeJS Kikiriki Theme

JS Column Theme

JS Column Theme - Version 1.1.1

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AUG
22

JomSocial 4.7.4 released for new Social login, 1500+ new Emoji and more !

Joomla social community extension - JomSocial 4.7.4 is released for new social login: Twitter and Linkedin Login integration, new 1500+ Emoji, improvements and bug fixes.

New Social Login : Twitter and Linkedin

By default, JomSocial supports Facebook login. JomSocial 4.7.4 introduced 2 new popular social logins: Twitter and LinkedIn. With this update, JomSocial allows users to create an account from the popular social websites: Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. If you already have an account on these sites you can simply login on JomSocial community page on your Joomla based website.

Twitter Login :

Twitter login required an application setup to get the login integration with JomSocial. To create an application on twitter you must have an active Twitter account.

To Enable twitter login on site, kindly follow below steps :

1. Create a Twitter application :

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AUG
07

Facebook Messenger Chat

Recently, Facebook has launched a customer chat widget for Messenger. It allows your customers to message directly from your Joomla website to your Facebook Page. By combining interactions from the Messenger App and the plugin on your page, you'll be able to engage with your customer and keep them drawn into your site.

We've been tinkering with the beta version of the widget here on sourcecoast.com and have had some great conversations with users. Some have asked for support, others have asked pre-sales questions and existing subscribers have repeatedly requested to add this into JFBConnect. In all, we've seen how useful a chat widget can be to help get a conversation with your audience going. We heard you! In the newest version of JFBConnect v8.2.3, we've included the Messenger Chat functionality. Continue reading for instructions on how to add chat to your site.

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AUG
01

Facebook Messenger Chat

Recently, Facebook has launched a customer chat widget for Messenger. It allows your customers to message directly from your Joomla website to your Facebook Page. By combining interactions from the Messenger App and the plugin on your page, you'll be able to engage with your customer and keep them drawn into your site.

We've been tinkering with the beta version of the widget here on sourcecoast.com and have had some great conversations with users. Some have asked for support, others have asked pre-sales questions and existing subscribers have repeatedly requested to add this into JFBConnect. In all, we've seen how useful a chat widget can be to help get a conversation with your audience going. We heard you! In the newest version of JFBConnect v8.2.3, we've included the Messenger Chat functionality. Continue reading for instructions on how to add chat to your site.

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JUL
31

Meetup Breaking Changes and Paid Access

Earlier this year, Meetup announced a major revision to their integration API. The new release, version 3, will be mandatory starting August 15th. JFBConnect has been updated to support all of the changes required for version 3 for a seamless transition. If you use Meetup integration with JFBConnect, please make sure you are running at least JFBConnect v8.2.3.

Even if you don't use Meetup yet, one change to their API to take note of: After August 15th, you'll need to have a Meetup Pro membership to add Meetup Authentication to your site. Before August 15th, you can signup as an "OAuth Consumer" without being a Meetup Pro member and you will be able to continue using Meetup integration for free!

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JUL
31

Meetup Breaking Changes and Paid Access

Earlier this year, Meetup announced a major revision to their integration API. The new release, version 3, will be mandatory starting August 15th. JFBConnect has been updated to support all of the changes required for version 3 for a seamless transition. If you use Meetup integration with JFBConnect, please make sure you are running at least JFBConnect v8.2.3.

Even if you don't use Meetup yet, one change to their API to take note of: After August 15th, you'll need to have a Meetup Pro membership to add Meetup Authentication to your site. Before August 15th, you can signup as an "OAuth Consumer" without being a Meetup Pro member and you will be able to continue using Meetup integration for free!

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JUL
19

JomSocial 4.7.3 released for improvements and bug fixes

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Hi, This week we are releasing Joomla social community extension - JomSocial 4.7.3 updates for new user points integration with Jooma LMS Extension - Guru and Publisher Pro with a total of 9 improvements and 12 bug fixes.

The latest version of JomSocial will support 4 more new user points rules for Guru and Publisher items.

New User Points:

Many extension has integrations options with JomSocial to share the activity in the wall stream. With LMS Joomla extension Guru Pro and Publisher we added a built-in option for user points. If a Guru or Publisher user adds a new item in the user will get user points based on configuration applied.

Guru - create a course: Give points when registered user created a new course.Guru - delete course: Deduct points when registered user deleted course.Guru - purchase course: Give points when registered user purchased course.Publisher - create an article: Give points when the author created a new article.

To enable these points, you must have the latest version of JomSocial, Guru, and Publisher installed on site. Now enable plugin below :

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JUN
04

JomSocial 4.7.2: Supports Events for Page and more

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JomSocial 4.7.1 introduced major new featyre: page with purpose of helping a user to build a place for people to get connected with their business.

JomSocial 4.7.2 comes with improvements for Page feature that includes Events support.

Support Events for Pages :

Page owner can create Event on their page to invite members of the page.

The event options for page will follow all standard options of default event.

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MAY
08

JomSocial 4.7.1 major release: Introducing Page Feature

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Page is a major feature for community social websites. It is developed with the purpose of helping a user to build a place for people to get connected with their business. For new business or startup, the page will be helpful to build community and convert the followers to customers.

And now, the Page feature is available in JomSocial major update - JomSocial 4.7.1. This new version also includes 8 major improvements and bug fixes.

1. Introducing Page feature

User can create their own pages and set it as public, closed page or public but not to show on the list page menu. There are lots of other settings for pages:

Allow page members to create photo albumnsAllow page members to add videosAllow page members to share filesAllow page members to create polls

Activities types supported for Pages:

Status: add status to the pagePhotos upload: Allows members to upload videos on the pageVideos upload: Allow members to upload video or link online videos on pageFile share: Upload files on page wall streamPoll: Create poll on pagesRating and Review : Allow members to rate and write a review about the page.

Quick guidelines to manage page in JomSocial :

Before creating the pages on frontend, you must check the backend configuration for pages. We Added following new options for pages :

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APR
04

LinkedIn API v2 - Required Update By May 1st

Late last year, LinkedIn announced a new version of their API. Starting May 1st, all integration features with LinkedIn must use the new API. JFBConnect v8.1 was just released and is fully compatible with the required changes. If you use LinkedIn integration on your site with JFBConnect, please upgrade before May 1st to ensure there are no authentication issues on your site. There are quite a few things to be aware of with the new API version as well, so please read everything if you incorporate LinkedIn authentication on your site.

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MAR
10

Google+ Shutdown In Progress: Be Prepared

JFBConnect has supported Google authentication on Joomla for more than 6 years. It's one of the most popular networks we support, and so we wanted to update you with changes that have come to the Google+ social network. In March of 2018, Google+ experienced a security breach. Shortly after, they announced that Google+ would be shutting down. The front-end of Google+, where you visit with a web browser, will be turned off in April. The API, used for authentication and pulling in profile information, was formally shut down on March 8th.

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