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 paid download plugin for Joomla and Virtuemart now supports Amazon S3. This plugin is designed to allow you to offer paid downloads as products for sale in Virtuemart, by allowing you to attach the download to the product as a custom field. It allows you to restrict either the number of downloads, the time limit on downloads, or both.
- Supports both files hosted on your own server and Amazon S3;
- The customer can only download the file once payment is confirmed;
- Downloads can be restricted either by number of downloads or time period - or both;
- Download entitlements can be edited for individual customer orders, for example you can increase the number of downloads a particular customer is entitled to;
- Download restrictions are applied to the custom field not the downloaded file, so you can change the file, for example, if you want to release a new version;
- Download security, customers are not able to download anything they are not entitled to by manipulating the file id.
- You can attach as many downloadable files as you want per product;
- The plugin supports either a simple file download, or display/play in the browser (eg for JPEGS or MP3 files)
- The plugin can simulate file streaming, you can set a maximum download speed, useful to reduce the load on the server if you have a lot of downloads or big files
We have a new release of our popular Google product feed component for Joomla and Virtuemart, GooglebaseXML.This extension for Joomla and Virtuemart is designed to take the pain out of submitting your products to Google shopping, by supplying an XML feed exactly in the form that Google likes it.
Version 4.6.6 is a maintenance release which concentrates on fixing bugs, mainly in the shipping method calculations. If your store uses the Virtuemart weight-countries shipping method, the feed can include the appropriate shipping costs, and calculate when the product price entitles the order to free shipping.
The latest release is compatible with Joomla 2.5 and 3, and Virtuemart 2 and 3. Existing customers who have bought the extension in the last year can update using their existing download link.
We are happy to announce the release of a new version of our extension, Amazon Shopping Cart. Version 1.2.0 includes some bug fixes, and improvements. The main changes are:-
- the new version fixes the problem with Amazon product editor button not working in the front end: now you can add Amazon products directly to your Joomla articles when using the front-end editor;
- there is an improved router, and the extension now produces much prettier URLs, with the product title included in the product url;
- also the 'continue shopping link' is much improved: the text for the link is correctly set as a language constant can be overridden, and it is now possible to set a default page as the landing page for the link, so the link back to your main shopping page will never get lost.
Amazon Shopping Cart is a complete package of Joomla extensions based around our AmazonWS plugin, that allows you to create an Amazon store on your Joomla website, including a shopping cart. Customers can browse your site, and add items to their cart without leaving your site: it is only when they are ready to pay that they are redirected to the Amazon website.
IThe package can be used with any Joomla content that supports content plugins, including the native Joomla content component, also for example K2 or Virtuemart, and is compatible with Joomla versions 2.5 and 3. The product information includes your affiliate links to Amazon: when a customer uses your site to buy products, you get paid.
Within the cart the customers can have multiple items, can modify the quantity, delete items, or save them for later. If they are logged into your site the cart can also be stored for up to 90 days: useful for people who want to go "window shopping" but are not ready to buy yet.
- You can read more the Amazon Shopping cart here.
- You can view a demo of the Amazon Shopping Cart here
- You can buy the Amazon Shopping cart here
Missing images can cause page loading problems for your Joomla site. Each time a missing image is requested, the CMS generates a 404 page, which requires a separate loading of the CMS and running a whole lot of SQL queries. If you have several of these it can substantially increase page loading times, and can place a significant extra load on your server. In a simple experiment, where I turned on the Joomla debug output and tried to load a non-existent image on my site called http://mysite.com/images/none.jpg, by typing its non-existent address into my browser bar, it required no less than 87 queries just to generate a 404 error page. Imagine if you have several missing images on your pages, then you can see that the problem can become substantial, because each one will generate a separate load of the CMS. You may not even be aware of the problem: a 1x1 pixel png can generate exactly the same error as a large JPG. Moreover the image may not be one that you would easily miss on your site: it could be a small background image requested in a css file.
In this article I discuss why this happens (because really it should not) and suggest a simple way to solve this problem.Add a comment
Google is introducing some updates to its product taxonomy on 15th September, to make it easier to find products in Google Shopping, so if your store submits products to Google Shopping you will need to make sure that your feed is updated. The updates are summarized here.
If you are using our Googlebasexml extension for Virtuemart, making these updates should be easy. Our extension includes category mappings from your Virtuemart categories to those in the Google product taxonomy, you will be able to do this simply by updating the mappings.
It is important to make sure that your product feed complies with the Google product feed specification, otherwise your products may be suspended. There is a useful article about Google Shopping and the product taxonomy in the Joomla community magazine here.
We are pleased to announce the release of a new extension. Our Articles Count module has long been a popular Joomla extension, which counts the articles in your Joomla categories, and displays them in a list with a link to the category. The categories can be displayed as a tree, showing parent-child relationships.
We now have a new module, which does exactly the same thing, but for K2 articles. (If you have read this far, you are probably already aware that K2 is the popular content construction kit for Joomla, which allows you to create rich content forms).
Like the original Articles Count module, this one is available as a free download, which you can get here.
Plug Amazon Web Services
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 the Amazon Product Advertising API.
The plugin handles signed Amazon requests, and allows choice of Amazon country marketplace services, including: US Amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.co.jp, amazon.ca, amazon.it, amazon.cn and amazon.it..
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. You can embed the product information into your Joomla articles either by using a simple embedding code, or by using the article metatags - no coding required at all!
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.
Submitting a product feed for your Virtuemart store to Google Shopping can be a time-consuming experience, even with the benefit of our dedicated shopping feed extension, GooglebaseXML. If you are a busy store owner you probably don't want to be spending your time doing this. We can now save your time by offering the benefit of our experience to provide a complete feed submission service. We will set up your feed for you, and either submit it to Google shopping for you, or provide you with the feed for you to submit for yourself (your choice).
We are pleased to announce the release of a new extension, our Image Zoomer Plugin for Virtuemart, the popular e-commerce extension for Joomla. This plugin is compatible with Joomla 2.5 and 3, and Virtuemart 2 and 3, and displays your product images in a nice image zoomer on the product page. The display shows a medium sized image. When it is hovered over, the customer sees a magnified version of the image, allowing them to view product details. Multiple images can be displayed in the zoomer, allowing the display of products from multiple angles.Add a comment
These new releases fix some issues with the operation of the add to cart button when used with Virtuemart 3, and some issues with the lightbox and slideshow displays for Virtuemart Product Snapshot Pro