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.
We have a new release, version 1.6.3 of our Amazon Shopping Cart extension for Joomla.
These a maintenance release which fixes some bugs that have come to light since the release of version 1.6.2, and adds a few improvements. The new version has these changes:-
- More fixes to the pagination of search results
- Fixes an issue with the checkout purchase URL
- Improvements to the product search module
- Adds an option to select the menu item for click-through pages
You are recommended to update if you can, due to the fix for the purchase URL issue. If this is not convenient, then read this article for an alternative way to fix it: https://www.spiralscripts.co.uk/News/issue-with-amazon-shopping-cart-checkout.html
Yesterday an issue with the Amazon Shopping Cart checkout function was brought to our attention. If a customer uses the checkout button to click through to Amazon, they will be confronted with a message saying that there are no items in their cart - not good!
These a maintenance releases with two important new features: there are some significant improvements to the way that the caching system works; and the ability to show similar products to the ones currently being viewed as a way to increase buying opportunities for customers.
So the general intention of the new features is to prevent issues (so far as possible) caused by Amazon throttling, when Amazon consider that your site is making too many requests and refuses to supply any results. The caching improvements mean that it is possible to store results much longer, while still showing current ones when they are available. The similar products display is designed to provide an alternative way of showing products rather than just displaying them in a long list (which can result in throttling problems).
The caching improvements are available in both the Amazon Shopping Cart and the AmazonWS content plugin. The similar products display is available as part of the Amazon Shopping Cart package.
We are have a new release, version 2.6.2, of our extension, AS3 Manager. This extension package for Joomla! 3 allows you to manage your Amazon S3 objects and buckets from your Joomla admin. You can upload and delete objects, and create and delete buckets. You can create download files and packages (consisting of multiple files), for free or for sale. If you want to sell digital downloads you can use our download plugin for Virtuemart which is compatible with AS3 Manager.
The latest is a maintenance release which fixes some bugs (mainly an occasional issue with the Amazon S3 autoloader, and with the Dropbox download). It also includes a Russian language translation (thanks to Хорошевский Алексей http://aleksius.com/).
You can find out more using the links below.
Many website owners want the ability to sell files as downloads, or make them available to registered subscribers, or make them available as free downloads. It is often the reason for having a website. There are many scripts and plugins that will enable you to do this, but unfortunately they are most certainly not created equally. It is important to choose one that is well-coded with download security in mind.
Offering downloads on your site raises some serious security issues, the main one being how do you make sure that your users can only download the files that they are entitled to? It is not an idle question, if a malicious user can exploit your download system to download configuration files for your site they can basically own your server and do what they want with it. Even if an insecure download system doesn't allow access to sensitive system files, if it allows users to access commercial files that they are not entitled to, it is a serious weakness, and one which unfortunately some commercial download systems suffer from.Add a comment
We are happy to announce a new release of our extension, AS3 Manager. This extension package for Joomla! 3 allows you to manage your Amazon S3 objects and buckets from your Joomla admin. You can upload and delete objects, and create and delete buckets. You can create download files and packages (consisting of multiple files), for free or for sale. If you want to sell digital downloads you can use our download plugin for Virtuemart which is compatible with AS3 Manager.
The latest is a maintenance release which includes some new features. It concentrates on imroving the workflow, by making it much quicker to create downloads by bulk importing them into Joomla. Note that the files themselves remain hosted on your cloud host, by creating downloads you are creating a matching records in Joomla which allow you to control access to the files. Now you can do this for multiple files with a couple of clicks. The process is explained here.
We have a new release, version 1.8, of our Spiral download plugin for Joomla and Virtuemart. This is a maintenance release which improves the layout of the custom field in the Virtuemart administration.
Our paid download plugin for Joomla and Virtuemart supports locally hosted files, and also Amazon S3 and Dropbox hosted files through our AS3 Manager extension. The 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.
We have a new release of our Imgen Image Generator component for Joomla.
This component for Joomla 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.
Version 2.1.1 fixes some issues with browser caching and Cloudflare caching. Thanks to David Hayes for the contribution.
You can download the extension here.
We are happy to make a new release of our GooglebaseXML product feed for Joomla and Virtuemart. Version 4.6.20 includes some useful new features:-
- It adds support for submitting a feed by manufacturer;
- It makes the Google attribute tags translateable (more information here);
- Adds support for bulk pricing, now if there is a minimum purchase amount the price will be calculated for the minimum purchase amount,
- When bulk pricing is used, the feed automatically supplies the unit pricing measure, and unit pricing base measure attributes, so that Google can display the price per unit
The effect of the last two new features is that the feed can be used for products supplied in bulk, for business to business advertising.
The new release also fixes an issue with shipping rate calculations that meant shipping methods were not included in the feed.
We have a new release of our AS3 Cloud File Manager extension. The latest release is 2.5, and now supports Dropbox as well as Amazon S3. This extension allows you to manage your cloud hosted files through your Joomla admin, and make them available as download packages, either for free, for restricted Joomla user groups (through the standard Joomla ACL), or for sale.
If you want to sell your files, our paid download plugin for Joomla and Virtuemart works with the AS3 Manager extension to allow you to do this.We have a new release of this plugin available too: version 1.7 adds support for selling Dropbox files as well as Amazon S3, by selling AS3 Manager Manager download packages as Virtuemart products. The Spiral Download plugin is designed to allow you to offer paid downloads as products for sale in Virtuemart, by allowing you to attach the download package to the product as a custom field. It allows you to restrict either the number of downloads, the time limit on downloads, or both.