We specialise in professional extensions for the Joomla!®** Content Management System. We have a variety of professional components, modules and plugins, also some products available for free download. These are simplified versions of the commercial products, but fully working. All our extensions are open-source.
Our customers include professional web designers and developers creating websites for their clients, as well as webmasters and website owners looking for well-designed extensions that will add something extra to their site.
There have been reports on various Joomla-related forums of a mysterious security issue: a user deletes a file, and the result is that the permissions of the root Joomla site folder are changed to 0777. Depending on the server, this can cause the website to crash, and can make it vulnerable to hackers. Often the JomSocial extension is implicated in this problem, but opinions differ, and it may be that other extensions also feature this vulnerability.
The purpose of this article is to explain why this happens, and how it can be fixed.Add a comment
We have a new release, version 3.1 of our AmazonWS plugin. This is a plugin for the Joomla content management system which allows you to embed Amazon product information, reviews and links directly into your Joomla articles.
The latest release,version 3.1.0 includes many new features:-
The plugin can use either the article metatags to search for Amazon products, or more precise control of the output can be obtained using simple plugin embedding code.
There is an unfortunate mis-perception among PHP programmers that having open (777) permissions on a file or folder is not a security risk for a website, or at worst only a minor one. The purpose of this article is to explain why this is wrong, that such permissions are dangerous to the security of your site. I will discuss this using the context of a Joomla website, but really the main points apply to any website.Add a comment
Our GooglebaseXML component allows you to submit what Google terms product variants, using Virtuemart child products. This article describes this process, it assumes that you are using Virtuemart 2.
Before attempting this it is a very good idea to first read Google's product feed specification (the section on product variants is about half-way down) to check whether your products can meet the requirements. If not, then you will need to submit the parent product instead. If that is your choice then there is nothing special that you need to do, by default the feed component will submit the parent product data.
We have a new release, version 2.0.0, of our content plugin for Virtuemart, ProductSnapshot Pro. This plugin allows you to embed Virtuemart product information and an add-to-cart button in Joomla articles, and other extensions that support content plugins, using simple embedding code. The latest release is a much improved version of the extension with many new features. It is now possible to list multiple items, by specifying a list of products ids or skus, or by specifying the category or manufacturer, or a group such as featured, latest or popular products.
This month's featured extension is a content plugin for the Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3 CMS.
This content plugin allows you to embed product information and reviews and links from Amazon Web Services.
The plugin handles signed Amazon requests, and allows choice of Amazon country marketplace services.
You can specify products either by using an Amazon product id, or use a product keyword search, or a title and author search for books.
The latest release includes greater flexibility in layout choice, and a completely new additional template: the 'modal' layout displays Amazon Customer Reviews in a popup window rather than directly on the page.
Virtuemart is a popular open source e-commerce extension for the Joomla! content management system. We have a number of extensions written explicitly for Virtuemart that will enhance your store:-
You can view examples of these extensions in our Virtuemart Extensions Demo Store.
Below: A screenshot of our HTML5 slideshow for Virtuemart
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We are happy to announce the release of a new version 4 of our GooglebaseXML component for Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2.0.x. This component generates a product feed for your Virtuemart store which can be submitted to Google shopping through the Google Merchant Centre.
The component is designed to allow you to match Google's product feed specification exactly, so that Google should accept your feed without problems. The latest version is designed to make it even easier to generate multiple feeds, making it straightforward to submit feeds to Google even for very large sized online stores.
Joomla 3.1 is now available.
It is our plan to support Joomla 3 with all our extensions that currently support Joomla 2.5. We are currently in the process of updating them.
Our latest release for Joomla 3 is our NewsTab module, our module which allows you to display extracts from your articles as a series of tabs, in a format popular with news sites.
Our current extensions which support Joomla 3 are now:-
We plan to release further 3 compatible extensions shortly.
We are happy to release our new extension for Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2, catchily called VM2 HTML5 Slideshow. This module is designed to show images for your Virtuemart products in an attractive HTML5 slideshow.
The module is search engine friendly, because the caption content and the links are rendered on the page as ordinary html. The module features a variety of image transition effects. The image effects are rendered entirely through HTML5 (no Flash).
The module has a large number of customizable features, including whether or not to display the thumbnails, the orientation of the thumbnails (horizontal or vertical), the type of scroller used (click or mouseover), plus whether to auto-start the show on page load.
The module can be used in a variety of ways:-