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.

Social meta tags are one of the hardest things to grasp for website owners. They're not only difficult to understand and set, it can also be difficult to test social meta tags.

Just like the title and description of your site, social meta tags they are hidden pieces of text on your page that will guide the social networks in how your site, and brand, should be represented in status updates, news feed posts and other social channels. When they aren't set, you're leaving your first impressions to thousands of perspective users in the hands of what Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social networks 'think' is the best way to represent your content.

Learn more about the social meta tags you need to know about, how to set them, and how to verify them before sharing your content.

On May 1st, Facebook made a sweeping change to their programming interface. While there are many positives in this update, like longer-term stability, there were many surprises and changes that will affect your Joomla websites. If you're using JFBConnect for Joomla social network integration, you don't need to know the low-level details, but you should be aware of the bigger picture of how each change may impact you. We've broken them down into the standard good, bad, and ugly categories below to make things easier to digest.

LinkedIn has recently updated their application requirements and needs additional information about your site if you are using the authentication features of JFBConnect for Joomla social networking. The JFBConnect - LinkedIn Application setup guide has already been updated with these new settings. However, if you configured your application before the last few weeks, it's likely your Application is incorrect and LinkedIn authentication may break in the future. Please take the time to follow the steps below to verify your LinkedIn Application settings and ensure authentication using JFBConnect will continue to operate smoothly.

Social Stream
SourceCoast Joomla Social Extensions
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Joomla's caching system can be a huge benefit to your site, but can also cause a lot of headaches. The advantages are obvious: an overall better user experience, faster load times, less powerful server requirements and more. Let's talk about some of the pain-points that you should know about when trying to get Joomla's caching setup. https://lnkd.in/d_c_eaK
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
With the launch of v2.0 of the Facebook Graph API over 2 years ago, a new review process was also implemented for all Facebook Applications. The review process is Facebook's way to verify that deeper integration features on your site are abiding by Facebook's Terms of Service. There's a lot to understand about the process and some of it may surprise you. Some JFBConnect features like posting to your Facebook Page usually don't even need to go through the review process. For the features that do need review, what's the process and how do you proceed? Read our blog post to find out. https://lnkd.in/eKbiwbb
SourceCoast Joomla Social Extensions
Wednesday, 03 August 2016
Using a Facebook Page Tab can be a great way to promote your site by showing content from your site within your Facebook Page. It's a powerful, yet simple, way to show a newsletter subscription form, product page or view of your blog on your Page. Well, it should be simple. Sometimes, it just doesn't work and, when it doesn't, it can be very hard to diagnose. We've worked with thousands of users to integrate Facebook with their website and want to let give out some easy pointers on where to look first. Read our blog post to find out more. https://lnkd.in/e6rmchw
SourceCoast Joomla Social Extensions
Friday, 29 July 2016
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. Read more in our blog post at https://lnkd.in/dPMyZJj
SourceCoast Joomla Social Extensions
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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