How do Joomla sessions work?

How do Joomla sessions work?

Sessions within Joomla can be mystifying if you are unfamiliar with them. Pulling back the curtains reveals a pretty easy concept and one that you should be familiar with in case you run into some too-common issues, mainly around authentication and staying logged in, on your site.

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Joomla 3.6 Release - What's New

Joomla 3.6 Release - What's New

Joomla 3.6 is scheduled for release on July 12th. The last release, Joomla 3.5, was released in March and packed a huge amount of features and updates, so you may be asking what's new in this release so soon. Originally, the next version of Joomla was planned for much later in the year, but there was a key feature that the Joomla core team (and other members of the community) felt warranted a smaller release sooner.. and we couldn't agree with their decision more.

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Facebook Graph API v2.0 Deprecation

Facebook Graph API v2.0 Deprecation

Facebook has begun sending out notices to Facebook Application administrators that v2.0 of the Graph API will be deprecated on August 8, 2016. The message can be a bit cryptic on it's own. It's very difficult to know what it means when you're using an extension like JFBConnect for integration, since it's supposed to mask you from the inner workings of Facebook integration for Joomla.

If you're confused, concerned or just curious, read on to understand what the message means and what you need to do.

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What are Facebook Profiles, Pages, Groups and Applications and Which to Choose

What are Facebook Profiles, Pages, Groups and Applications and Which to Choose

It can be daunting setting up social networking. Getting everything set up can be a bear, but knowing where to start can be one of the hardest questions. Facebook has Profiles, Groups, Pages and Applications (and more, actually). What are each of these and, most importantly, how can you use each of these on your website best?

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JFBConnect v7 Released!

After countless hours of development, testing user feedback, we're proud to announce that JFBConnect v7 is now available. The main feature in this release is auto-posting of new content to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We've also touched up some issues with Joomla 3.5, improved integration with JomSocial, EasySocial and Community Builder, and made some large performance improvements in how JFBConnect queries the database.

There is something for everyone in this release.

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Preview: Automated Social Posting in JFBConnect v7

Preview: Automated Social Posting in JFBConnect v7

In early 2014, JFBConnect's 'Channel' feature was released to allow users to quickly post Joomla content from their site to a Facebook Page or Group, Twitter Stream or LinkedIn Company. Almost immediately we heard calls to make the process fully automatic. After a lot of development and refinement, that automation is coming in JFBConnect v7, along with numerous other improvements.

Read on for more details of one of our biggest releases. Ever.

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The Facebook Platform is Changing: Make Sure Your Joomla Site is Ready

The Facebook Platform is Changing: Make Sure Your Joomla Site is Ready

Almost a year ago on April 30th, 2014, Facebook made a sweeping change to how it's authentication and integration platform works. At that time, Facebook introduced the Graph API v2.0 which changed the authentication process, added restrictions to many permissions, changed their Javascript interface and changed how user IDs are retrieved for each user. 

These changes will be applying to all Facebook Applications soon and your site may need to be updated to ensure compatibilty. Read on to learn more.

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Yahoo Integration, Improved Front-End Social Management, Joomla 3.4 Support

Yahoo Integration, Improved Front-End Social Management, Joomla 3.4 Support

JFBConnect v6.3 is available now. This release brings over 50 new features, usability improvements and bug-fixes. The major updates include Joomla 3.4 compatibility, Yahoo integration, a new front-end method for letting users manage their social network connections, social sharing improvements and new debugging features to help narrow down issues even faster.

With JFBConnect, your website will cover authentication from more than 98% of the providers on the chart above.

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JFBConnect v6.2 Released!

Hot off the presses, JFBConnect v6.2 is now available. If you want social network integration on your site, this is the release for you. With 3 new social networks (Meetup, Amazon and WindowsLive) and over a dozen new features, including embedded Twitter posts, point rewards for social engagements, Alpha User Points and HikaShop integration, huge performance improvements and much more, there's something for everyone to like here.

For more information about the features of JFBConnect v6.2, see our preview blog post or the full changelog.

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JFBConnect v6.2 Preview: Points, Providers, Performance and Widgets

JFBConnect v6.2 Preview: Points, Providers, Performance and Widgets

In early July, JFBConnect v6.1 was released, which added Instagram, Github and VK authentication and profile integration for Joomla, along with the new social streams and other features. Just 2 short months later, there's another release right around the corner.

JFBConnect v6.2 is scheduled for release in late September, and we wanted to give you a preview of what to expect. We've been working on hard on some highly requested features, new providers, new widgets and performance improvements. There's something here for everyone, so lets get started!

UPDATE: JFBConnect v6.2 was released in early October, 2014.

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Social Streams; Instagram, GitHub & VK Authentication; Lots more in JFBConnect v6.1

Social Streams; Instagram, GitHub & VK Authentication; Lots more in JFBConnect v6.1

JFBConnect v6.1, the Joomla social networking extension, is available now with a new social stream feature to show posts from a Facebook Group or Page, Twitter Stream, or LinkedIn Company in a fully customizable stream on your Joomla site. Oh yeah, Instagram, GitHub and VK authentication and profile import as well as dozens of other features and improvements are included. Read on to find out more about this huge release.

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