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Written by Parth Lawate Friday, 25 June 2010 12:32
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In the past few months, there have been some major announcements that have rocked the world of Social Networks. NING's announcement of phasing out free Social Networks have got many network admins worrying about what to do next. With the only way out being to pay to upgrade to NING's premium plans , admins have no other option than migrating to either a different system or a platform of their own. Other SAAS options include KickApps , SocialGO which include a free solution besides their premium services. The other alternative that some might prefer would be to move to your…
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Written by Parth Lawate Friday, 16 April 2010 14:43
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Recently looking at some extensions, i realized that a whole lot of Joomla extensions use a lot of custom js to add validations to their forms. While this might be needed in some cases, 90% of the times you should be able to use the inbuilt Joomla validation available via the mootools validate.js . Working using in built Joomla functions will help keep you code free from excessive external js & reduce the bloat. A lot of times it will also help reduce JS conflicts. Ironically i was prompted to write this blog post when we discovered one of our…
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Written by Ashwin Date Tuesday, 13 April 2010 13:52
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A couple of weeks back, I wrote about a component that can convert posts from CB profilebook to JomSocial wall posts. At the same time we'd also developed another one to convert the images from the BC profile gallery plugin into JomSocial albums. The tricky part here was the mammoth 5GB worth of photos that needed to be resized and refit to Jomsocial size & standard. I've implemented a batch size option so that only some photos are processed at every run. The component created a single JomSocial album for each user and adds all their CB photos into that…
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Written by Ashwin Date Saturday, 27 March 2010 10:15
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Lately we've been receiving a steady flow of requests from people wanting to convert their Community Builder based websites into JomSocial ones. I'm not the best person to comment if this is a good trend, but it definitely does seem logical given the variety of features JomSocial offers. Add to that the developer-friendliness of Jomsocial and suddenly you have everyone wanting a JomSocial community! We'd recently had one such request where there was a largish Joomla 1.0 based community site that needed to move over to JomSocial. You'd say - Hey, use the JomSocial migrator (From CMS Market) and you're…
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Written by Parth Lawate Wednesday, 10 March 2010 13:22
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SPAM ! This is one problem that any webmaster today has to contend with in his daily tasks. If not dealt with on a fundamental level it can really become a pain in the neck & also end up in consuming time.  Not removing Spam comments /registrations/ forums posts on websites can really be harmful for its reputation & credibility.
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Written by Manali Wednesday, 25 November 2009 11:21
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'What Clicks in Joomla' is twitter based game played in an attempt to conduct a community based research to find the leading preferences of Joomla users across the globe.  
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