The newest release of JFBConnect, v5.0, is available now. This release of the most popular Facebook for Joomla integration extension has been vastly improved with new features, faster load times, and sets the foundation for adding Twitter and Google+ authentication and integration over the next few releases.
After more than 5 years of development, JFBConnect has constantly been improved with new features, such as Open Graph Actions, Facebook Requests, and constantly changing and updated social widgets from Facebook. This new release focuses more on the roots of what made, and has kept us so popular over all this time: profile integration, excellent Joomla support and an eye on the ever-evolving Facebook capabilities.
JFBConnect now officially supports Joomla 3.0 for Facebook integration. This release is every bit as powerful, yet easy to configure, as our previous releases. We're happy to say that we've done more testing with this version of JFBConnect than on any previous release, and it shows. After more than a week of being available, our support requests have gone down significantly and there's no 5.0.1 version in sight.
This new release has a completely new profile integration system, built from the ground up. This new plugin system will allow a much easier creation of profile plugins to let you import profile information from your social network of choice into any Joomla extension.
Right now, we have plugins for JomSocial, Community Builder, K2, Kunena, and Virtuemart. The same social profile plugins also work for both JFBConnect and JLinked, our LinkedIn for Joomla integration extension, making configuration and integration of both social networks into Joomla simple.
This release has many other improvements as well:
We know very well what's made us so popular for the last 5 years, and we know what our users our looking for from us now. In the coming months and the remainder of this year, we have a lot of improvements planned. Here's the short-list, though this just scratches the surface:
We love all of our users, and are so happy to see the amazing Joomla sites that have been made with Facebook integration. We're so excited to work for you over the next 5 years developing the best social networking integration extension for Joomla!