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.
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.
Since version 2.5.0 Joomla has its own built-in color picker parameter type which can be used in the admin interface for components, modules and plugins. This can be used very simply by specifying the type 'color' in your extension fields configuration xml file.
For example if you are making a Joomla component and require a color to be entered as a component option, in your config.xml file you would specify it like this:-
<field name="exampleColor" type="color" description="Example color picker" label="Example color picker"/>
This will result in a nice color picker being displayed when the administrator clicks on the form field, when editing your component options.
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We are pleased to release version 2.0.0 of our articles count module for Joomla. This module will count your Joomla articles by category, then list the counts with a link to the relevant category. The counts can be displayed either as a simple list, or a collapsible tree showing the category structure of your articles.
There are a variety of options available, including the choice of which categories to display, and the handling of empty categories.
We have a new release of Jigsaw, our Flash puzzle game for Joomla. Version 4.0.0 is now available, which is compatible with both Joomla 2.5 and 3. This component allows you to turn your site images into a jigsaw puzzle, and is great fun for adults and children. It will load images from any site folder you specify, and automatically turn them into a puzzle.
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:-