What's New in OSCampus Pro 1.1.6

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OSCampus is the best Learning Management system available for Joomla.

We rely on it heavily to power our popular OSTraining.com video library.

Here's what's new in version 1.1.6 of OSCampus:

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What Extensions Should OSMap Support?

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OSMap is the most popular sitemap extension for Joomla.

Currently, OSMap supports 7 extensions, using plugins from Joomlashack. These are Content, Weblinks, K2, Kunena, Mosets Tree, SobiPro, and Virtuemart.

Over 40 more extensions are supported, thanks to other developers.

We'd like to add official OSMap support for more extensions. Do you have any suggestions for extensions that are not yet covered, or that Joomlashack should support?

Ideally we're looking for extensions that meet these criteria:

  • Are used on a large number of Joomla sites
  • Contain a lot of valuable content

Click here to let us know what extensions OSMap should support.

What's New in JCal Pro 4.3?

Release of JCal Pro 4.3.0

We are happy to announce the release of JCal Pro 4.3.

This is a major release that introduces significant improvements to the database and code. End users will also notice some improvements in JCal Pro user interface.

Here's a rundown of what's new in JCal Pro 4.3:

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OSYouTube Pro Now Supports Short YouTube URLs in Joomla

Release of OSYouTube Free 3.3.4 and OSYouTube Pro 3.3.5

We are happy to announce new releases for the OSYouTube plugin.

OSYouTube Free 3.3.4 and OSYouTube Pro 3.3.5 are now available.

The new Free version is a maintenance release with bug fixes, but the new Pro release contains an important new feature. OSYouTube Pro allows you to use http://youtu.be URLs.

We've also updated the technical requirements for OSYouTube.

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OSTimer is Now a Powerful Marketing Tool for Joomla Sites

Release of OSTimer Free 2.8.10 and OSTimer Pro 2.9.8

We are pleased to announce a major new release for OSTimer.

OSTimer Pro is no longer just a countdown clock, but it's also a powerful marketing tool.

Let's give you a rundown of all the changes in OSTimer Free 2.8.10 and OSTimer Pro 2.9.8.

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Important: Call for JCal Pro Beta Testers

Call for JCal Pro Beta testers

Are you a JCal Pro user? If so, we'd love your help, please.

We're looking for beta testers to test the upcoming JCal Pro 4.3. This will be a major update that requires some changes to the database to reset the dates of pre-existing events.

Testing these date changes is where we would really appreciate your help.

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The 4th Joomla Development Class is Here

 

How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 2

We are delighted to publish the 4th major class in our Joomla development series. These 4 classes now cover all the key areas of building Joomla extensions.

We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to create this series of 70 videos.

This 4th class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 2: the Frontend".

In these videos, you'll finish building the todo list component that was started in Part 1. 

Join Joomlashack University for access to all these videos

Cory shows you how Joomla uses the MVC pattern for component development. You'll learn how to build Models, Views and Controllers in the recommended Joomla way. You'll also see how to create router files and language files, plus how to package your work for distribution.

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Here's Why We Use Recurring Subscriptions at Joomlashack

Recurring Subscriptions are Key for Sustainable Joomla Businesses

It's not easy to build a strong and sustainable business.

That's true whether your business is in construction, retail, food, farming, or any other industry.

It's definitely not easy to build a strong and sustainable business in Joomla. The platform is over 10 years old and the user-base is active, but not growing quickly.

However, over the last two years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Our revenues have doubled every six months. This enables us to add more developers and support staff, plus push out frequent product updates. 94% of Joomlashack tickets get a reply inside 3 hours, and 90% of users say the support is "great".

Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions.

Some customers are upset about this, so I want to talk through the reasons behind this decision.

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A New Version of Joomla 3 Explained is Coming

A New Version of Joomla 3 Explained is Coming

The team behind Joomlashack wrote the most popular Joomla books.

  • Joomla Explained was published in 2011 and focused on Joomla 2.5.
  • Joomla 3 Explained was published in 2013 and focused on Joomla 3.

These books sold well over 10,000 copies each. However, we haven't been able to release an update in recent years. Finally, that's going to change.

Why release a Joomla 3 Explained update?

There are several good reasons to release a new version now:

  • Joomla 3.7 will bring major changes with fields, multi-lingual changes.
  • After 4 years, the book badly needs an update. The book is actually being used in classrooms around the world. I'm embarrassed to even think about what the students must think.
  • The Joomla certification project is underway, and there needs to be affordable, high-quality study materials.

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New Class: How to Build Joomla Components

 
New Class: How to Build Joomla Components

Joomla development has been the most requested topic by Joomlashack University members.

So, I'm delighted to release another in a series of several Joomla development classes. We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building extensions.

This new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 1: the Administrator".

This class follows on from "How to Develop Joomla Modules" and "How to Develop Joomla Plugins". 

Do you want to learn Joomla extension development? Click here to join Joomlashack University.

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