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Image Generator for Joomla 3.0

badge mediumWe are happy to release version 2.0 of our image generator component. This is a free, GPL licensed extension for Joomla which allows you to dynamically resize and compress your site images. It includes a plugin framework, with plugins to add a watermark, and to apply dynamic resizing to all your article images.

For the first time it is now compatible with Joomla 3.0 as well as Joomla 2.5. There is also a legacy version available for Joomla 1.5.

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New Version of Google Product Feed

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.

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Read more: New Version of Google Product Feed

Our Latest Extensions for Joomla 3

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.

Read more: Our Latest Extensions for Joomla 3

VM2 Product Snapshot

One of the features that we liked from the old versions of Virtuemart 1.1x was the product snapshot plugin. This was a Joomla content plugin that allowed you to embed Virtuemart product information directly into a Joomla article.

Inspired by this we decided to recreate the plugin for Virtuemart version 2 and Joomla 2.5. We are now releasing our VM2 Product Snapshot Plugin in two versions: a basic free version, and a commercial version with lots of extra features.

Both versions allow you to optionally embed a product thumbnail, plus description, price and add to cart button. The commercial version comes with a variety of extra layouts, the ability to display additional images for the product, and a more sophisticated add to cart button.


Download the free version

Buy the commercial version

Read more: VM2 Product Snapshot

Joomla 3.0 Released

Joomla 3.0 releasedThe eagerly awaited version 3.0 of Joomla is now released. It has many new features that will excite developers: for the first time Joomla has support for mobile devices built-in. Also there is a big step forward in its javascript framework: Joomla 3.0 has includes the popular JQuery javascript library as well as Mootools.

This release is aimed primarily at developers rather than for production sites, because its planned lifetime is just six months. If you are building a site for a client you would likely do better to use Joomla 2.5 for now, and wait for the release of Joomla 3.5, which will be the stable long term release, and which is due in another year's time. However if you are interested in the future of Joomla then this is it.

How will this affect our extensions?

We plan to support Joomla 3.0 with all our extensions that currenty support Joomla 2.5.

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