Remember last month when we told you how our new version JFBConnect, the premier Joomla Facebook extension for Joomla, would support Facebook Open Graph Actions? Remember how excited you were? How you imagined how much traction your Joomla site would get, if only those crazy SourceCoast folks would finally release their new product? Well, it’s here. And it’s awesome. Your Facebook efforts are about to get easier and more powerful. Open Graph Actions can be implemented on your site today. No more waiting. No more hoping your users will share your stuff. JFBConnect eases people into action. Call it a bit passive aggressive. Or call it smart. Set it up and watch as your website gets the kind of promotion it deserves.
In anticipation of our upcoming v4.3 release of JFBConnect later this month and our excitement to speak at the Joomla World Conference, we're offering our first ever special offer on our extensions!
Read on to learn more about all the great things happening at Sourcecoast!
One of the most requested features we've received for JFBConnect over the last year has been for support for Facebook Timeline events based on Open Graph Actions. With the upcoming release, these actions can be posted automatically and there will be integration with many other extensions. It's all coming in our biggest update to JFBConnect ever, and it's coming soon.
If you don't know anything about Open Graph Actions or Timeline events, or want to learn more about our support, read on for how you can use what Facebook says can have highest click-thru rate of any of their organic promotional tools and how you'll be able to implement them in Joomla.
The newest version of JFBConnect, v4.2.5, was just released. This update fixes some minor bugs that certain configurations of JFBConnect may run into. While the update is not required and may not affect all users, we always recommended you use the latest version to ensure the smoothest operation for your Facebook integration.
For more details on the features affected and if you should upgrade, read on.
Great news! In August, LinkedIn added the ability to fetch a user's email address. We updated our LinkedIn for Joomla extension, JLinked (JED Listing), to take advantage of this and added other new features as well! The new release, v1.3, is available now and allows for pulling of a user's email address into the registration form automatically. Additionally, we've added the auto-username feature of JFBConnect to automatically select an available username for your new visitors.
Joomla 3.0 is coming in late September, and we've already heard a few users asking about when JFBConnect, the Facebook for Joomla extension, and JLinked, LinkedIn for Joomla, will support the newest release of our favorite CMS! As with all Joomla releases, we completely plan to support J3.0. At the same time, Joomla 1.5, while well loved, will be unsupported by Joomla.org once J3.0 is available. Due to the overwhelming transition to Joomla 2.5, we will be discontinuing development and support for the J1.5 series shortly.
Read on to understand when the right version for your needs will be available along with an idea of what will be in each reelase.
We've recently heard some reports from users about the Facebook Invite Friends feature no longer working on some Joomla sites. If your Facebook Invite Friends features has stopped working, please ensure you have upgraded to JFBConnect's newer Facebook Request system which was introducted in January this year with version 4.1.
Using Facebook to let your users invite their friends to your site can be an invaluable tool to grow your site quickly. Since it uses social sharing, it's proven that these methods of engagement have a higher click-through rate and are overall higher quality than many other promotional campaigns. Above all, using the Facebook invitation system is free!
A new version of JFBConnect was just posted with some bug-fixes. This release fixes a few permission request issues in uncommon cases as well as other minor updates and improvements. There were no security related issues in this release. Of course, we take security extremely seriously and have never had to have a security release, in case you were curious.
For more information on the v4.2.3 update, please see the changelog.
Less than 6 months ago, we launched JLinked, the most robust LinkedIn extension available for Joomla, compatible with JomSocial, Community Builder and multiple other extensions. Today, we release the 2nd large update to that release, solidifying it's robust feature-set and tightening up the integration with the most popular Facebook integration extension, JFBConnect.
This release's main features are an update to allow one-click updating, courtesy of Akeeba's release system, and lots of minor feature improvements and bug-fixes. For a full list of changes, see the JLinked Changelog.
The newest release of JFBConnect is out now, and has everything you need for Facebook integration on your Joomla site. This version has everything in it from a new auto-configuration tool that can get you up-and-running in 5 minutes to Virtuemart 2 and Alpha User Points integration to speed improvements to automated updates. We're proud of how well-received this release has been for the last week for our users, and are excited to call it the most stable release yet!
JLinked v1.1 is now available. This is the first big release of the best LinkedIn for Joomla extension since it's launch, just 3 months ago. The new version focuses on improvements to both the profile import system and social sharing capabilities that integrating your site with LinkedIn allows.
The initial release of JLinked was feature packed, leveraging our years of Facebook integration experience. However, with any first release, there are areas that could use some more work. Our user's told us, and v1.1 fills in those holes.
For more information and details on the the new release, read on.