Mar
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WordPress again shows another new way it can be used creatively. This March Madness basketball tournament season, we’ve come across a new free plugin that extends WordPress so that it can be used to host a tournament bracket competition. In this article, we’ll show you how to manage the tournament bracket system from within WordPress. By allowing open registration within WordPress, your tournament bracket site can be open to the public. You can also leave registration turned off
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Jan
28

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Paypal ‘s system is back up.  We are receiving notifications, and orders are currently processing normally.
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Jan
28

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#PayPal is having technical difficulties and so orders are taking longer to process than usual. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Oct
7

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Nick Temple will be speaking at the Louisville WordCamp this coming Saturday. If you are interested in WordPress, PHP or Mobile & Cloud Development, I strongly urge you to attend. Price is $20, a great deal for a tech conference. I’ll be eating lunch with a small group of people – if you do attend, let me know by posting here and we’ll save you a place. I’ll see you there! Register for Louisville WordCamp Today Details What: Louisville
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Jul
9

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  Intellispire is pleased to announce our first update to the Mobile Website Builder. This version is a minor update. Changelog: Feature: Adds an RSS Feed page type, so you can syndicate content from virtually anywhere. Fixes Click-to-Call issue for non-US phone numbers Fixes warning in plugin Fixes linkedin url issue (username just works) Existing customers can download the update from the members area. If you’d like to try the Mobile Website Builder, you can demo the system and
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Jun
30

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I’m pleased to announce our new product – the Mobile Website Builder is now available for download. Mobile Website Builder for Joomla! This Joomla! component allows you to quickly and easily create “true” mobile websites from directly within Joomla! Use it to build mobile websites for your own business, your client’s businesses (with the developer option), or allow us to build your site for you. Unlike other products, the Mobile Website Builder creates a completely seperate site for your
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Jun
26

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A few weeks ago I published a survey entitled “Is Joomla! Dying?”, and today I’d like to share the results. You’ll also find out about Intellispire’s CMS strategy going forward, and I’ll describe why we build our new Mobile Website Builder plugin that will be available later this week. Some people took exception to the fact that I implied Joomla! is dying – not dead yet, but there is a downward trend. The information I have so
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Jun
7

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According to the wordpress blog, wordpress 3.4 will be released shortly. While in Nashville attending Wordcamp a few months ago, I heard some of the core developers speak. This version has two very interesting updates that I think are worth mentioning. (more…)
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Jun
4

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I recently read a report describing the best web building systems. While Joomla was still in the top 3, a disturbing decline in popularity was shown over the past few years. Having built my business and my livelihood using and supporting Joomla!, this is a very disturbing trend for me. As, indeed, it may be for you as well. But I’d like to get the facts … will you help me out? (more…)
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May
8

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The first meeting of the new Louisville PHP Users Group will happen end of this month. I’ll be there (Nick Temple), so will my co-conspirator Jason McCreary, and many others using PHP for real projects – open source and commercial – in the Louisville area. There will be swag, as a well as an overview of the php|tek conference, and a chance to tell us what you’re looking for in the PHP Users Group. And, of course, we’ll
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Apr
10

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Joomla 1.5.26 Released The Joomla! core team has released 1.5.26 as a minor security release. The upgrade has been available to Pro users for about two weeks, and all seems good. Find out more about the Joomla!Software Installer Pro and Joomla! 1.5.26
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Feb
27

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The latest version of our newsletter, the Intellispire Informer is, here. After you check it out, comment here to let us know what you think about the new format.
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Feb
13

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I’m pleased to announce that the software in the Intellispire xStaller has had a massive update. This includes a version update, new extensions, in-app purchases and a brand new feature for Joomla! … shortcodes! All of these features make building and maintaining Joomla! based websites fun and exciting. Let’s look at the new features in detail… (more…)
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Feb
13

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Intellispire’s shortcode engine adds wordpress style shortcode capability to any Joomla 1.5, 1.7 or 2.5 website. After installation, go to the the Plugin Manager and find the System – Shortcodes plugin. You can enable this to run in “content” mode (default), which pre-processes all articles before display. In Joomla! 2.5, you can also configure modules to be run this way. This is the preferred and supported option for running the engine. Alternatively, you can set the system to run “Entire Page”. This first renders
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Feb
13

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This plugin allows you to add a snapshot of a web page to your website. Example: [scescape][snapshot url="http://www.intellispire.com" alt="My description" w="400" h="300"][/scescape] How to get the Shortcode: 1.) Get the Joomla Shortcode Pack from the Extension Web Store 2.) Using the Joomla! extension Manager, install and activate plg_shortcodes.zip system shortcode plugin 3.) Install and activate the shortcode_embedpdf.zip plugin 4.) Add the text above to any article to trigger the shortcode. Credits: catswhocode
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Feb
13

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The easiest way to display a PDF file on your website: The PDF is loaded through Google docs and then displayed in an iframe, on your own site. Example: [embedpdf width="600px" height="500px"]http://infolab.stanford.edu/pub/papers/google.pdf[/embedpdf] How to get the Shortcode: 1.) Get the Joomla Shortcode Pack from the Extension Web Store 2.) Using the Joomla! extension Manager, install and activate plg_shortcodes.zip system shortcode plugin 3.) Install and activate the shortcode_embedpdf.zip plugin 4.)
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Feb
13

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This shortcode embeds a Youtube video without the need of additional plugins or components. Example: [youtube src='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0'] Full paramaters: [youtube src='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0' width='375' height='350' name='movie' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'] The only required paramater is “video”. How to get the Shortcode: 1.) Get the Joomla Shortcode Pack from the Extension Web Store 2.) Using the Joomla! extension Manager, install and activate
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Feb
13

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This shortcode obfuscates any email address so bots can’t scrape them. Example: [mailto]email@example.com[/mailto] How to get the Shortcode: 1.) Get the Joomla Shortcode Pack from the Extension Web Store 2.) Using the Joomla! extension Manager, install and activate plg_shortcodes.zip system shortcode plugin 3.) Install and activate the shortcode_mailto.zip plugin 4.) Add the text above to any article to trigger the shortcode. Modify to your liking.
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Feb
13

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The Tweet Shortcode provides a tweetmeme button anywhere it appears. use like: [tweet] How to get the Shortcode: 1.) Get the Joomla Shortcode Pack from the Extension Web Store 2.) Using the Joomla! extension Manager, install and activate plg_shortcodes.zip system shortcode plugin 3.) Install and activate the shortcode_tweet.zip plugin 4.) Add the text above to any article to trigger the shortcode. Modify to your liking.
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Feb
13

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The user shortcode displays content based on information about the current user. You can use this to show the users their name, for example “Hi! Name”, username, or registered date. You can also provide content based on whether the user is registered and logged in or not. This is perfect for providing teaser text for membership sites. Task: Print the uses name, or “Anonymous” if it isn’t available: [user echo="name" default="Anonymous"] [user echo="username" default="Unregistered"] [user
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Feb
13

Shortcodes

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ShortcodesJoomla! now has “shortcodes”! WordPress has had “Shortcodes” – little snippets of text that expand to full programs on the page – for years. This is one of those cool little features that I always wish Joomla! had. And now … it does. Introducing the first fully supported Joomla plugin that ads shortcode capability to the both Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5. (more…)
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Feb
4

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Intellispire announces immediate end-of-life for the following software: - All stand-alone “sing-up” form modules - All stand-alone Community Builder plugins - All version 1.6 (only) plugins The functionality present in all of the above solutions can be found in our Jomlink solutions: AWeber Jomlink, GetResponse Jomlink and iContact Jomlink. Find out more about our products in the Joomla! Extension Webstore. In addition, all new email auto-responder components work with all versions of Joomla! (1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5), and are fully compatible with Community Builder
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Feb
4

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Intellispire is pleased to announce that all of our components have been updated to work with Joomla! 2.5. In addition, many new features and stability fixes have been added to each plugin and component. Updated components include: AWeber Jomlink GetResponse Jomlink iContact Jomlink GetResponse Plugin iContact Plugin AWeber Plugin Mailchimp Plugin ConstantContact Plugin CampaignMonitor Plugin Upgrade discounts are available for current customers … please contact support if you did not receive your  upgrade notification.  
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Jan
28

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JomLink: Joomla Link … a piece of software, usually module, component, plugin or some combination of the three.  For example the AWeber Jomlink links 9or “bridges”) the AWeber email marketing service with Joomla.  An iContact Jomlink would …. well, you get the idea.  You can find joomla bridges over at the extension store. Need something you don’t see? Request a new one.
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Jan
26

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Since the release of Joomla! 2.5, we’ve been testing and updating all our joomla components and plugins to work with the new, long term stability release of Joomla! With warnings turned on, we kept seeing warnings such as: “Warning: constant() [function:constant]: Couldn’t find constant JPATH_ in librairies/joomla/installer/adapters/module.php on line 117″ and “Warning: constant() [function:constant]: Couldn’t find constant JPATH_ in librairies/joomla/installer/adapters/module.php on line 119″ I googled for a while,
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Aug
28

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I am pleased to announce that Intellispire has updated it’s entire line of AutoResponder Plugins, and released two new ones. You can now choose from among the popular Autoresponder services including AWeber, iContact, GetResponse, Constant Contact and Mail Chimp – to power your Joomla! enabled site, on any supported Joomla! versions from 1.5 to 1.7. Read below for a complete features list, and find your promotional discount code. (more…)
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Aug
28

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All Intellispire auto-responder modules for Joomla use an additional component, call the “AR Helper”. This component is used to handle what we call advanced mode, allowing your visitors to subscribe to your mailing list without leaving the page you were on. A recent customer noticed a problem when using the Advanced Mode of the iContact Module for Joomla. It seems when using SEF (Search Engine Friendly URL’s), the link to the page was partially incorrect, causing all sorts of
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Aug
5

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky- August 2, 2011 – Integral Research and Development recently launched its brand new application, Toast Invoice, a free invoicing application that enables users to invoice clients, manage payments and contacts right at your very own desktop or iPhone device. Toast invoice is a free invoicing application that enables users to sync their data across platforms including the iPhone and the web. “Toast Invoice lets you manage invoices, clients and payments in the cloud. The best part of this application is that
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Aug
2

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Leader in Cloud Computing Recognizes Top ServerTemplates from RightScale Community SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – August 2, 2011 – RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today congratulated the winners of its Spring 2011 ServerTemplate™ Showdown. Integral R and D (http://www.intellispire.com/), So-net Entertainment Corporation (http://www.so-net.ne.jp/corporation/en/), and Practical IT Consulting (PITCON) took home the top three prizes and added innovative and useful ServerTemplates to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace. The RightScale ServerTemplate methodology is fundamental to agile cloud
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Apr
18

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Though Joomla does supply “patch” packages for upgrading, it’s relatively easy to create your very own patch with only the necessary changes, and not the full contents of each changed file. You may want to do this, for instance, to see exactly what has changed between versions, or when you’ve made changes to core files to support custom business requirements. Here’s how using the command line and svn. (more…)
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Dec
26

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You’d like to create a new squeeze page in Joomla! using one of the Intellispire Jomlink products. What you will need to do is to create a new module, then load it into your article. The Joomla! documentation explains this process somewhat. In this article, I’ll give you step-by-step instructions. (more…)
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Aug
25

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As you may know, the Marketing Website Generator is a free and open source membership management system supported by Intellispire. One real issue we face when supporting any software is that there are thousands of different hosting environments that people may want to use. Supporting and testing the software on each one is impractical, if not impossible. That’s why we’ve named … (more…)
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Aug
23

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As, with most great inventions the first AWeber Plugin for Joomla came out of a need we had, internally: we wanted to be able to mail our forum members using our AWeber account.  Developers call writing software to do something you want done  “scratching an itch”. Today, with the release of the AWeber Jomlink v3.1, I’m going to tell – for the first time – why it rocks. (more…)
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Aug
16

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It seems that Twitter changed it’s authentication method for applications to OAuth, and all my sites feeds stopped working. I’m not working on updating them … if you see this in twitter, then it worked! Still not working. What about now?
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Jul
22

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Joomla! 1.5.20 has just been released. This is the latest and most secure version of Joomla available. Pro Subscribers upgrade quickly: #1) Login to your Joomla! Administrator #2) Backup your site! #3) select Components | Add Software #4) Click the green “Upgrade to J!1.5.20″ button #5) Go have some fun, your update is complete! If you do not have a pro subscription, either purchase online (discount available this weekend), or spend your weekend upgrading the old fashioned way: http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrade_Instructions SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Upgrade
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Jul
6

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A customer wrote: I need a way for that script to register people in different aweber mailing list based on the landing page they do to. So for example if they see product A,  subscribe  would sign them up for mailing group A. In they visit product B and click subscribe they would sign up for mailing group B. Here’s a solution: The way you would set that up with AWeber Jomlink signup form: Create multiple AWeber lists Create
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Jun
25

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We’ve just completed the initial integration of iContact into the Marketing Website Generator, which will be part of next months MWG Club Gold membership subscription as well as available stand-alone. This integration mirrors the iContact Plugin for Joomla! we’ve been supporting for the last few years. If you are an MWG Gold Member, and would like to help TEST the gizmo, please contact Intellispire Support.
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May
19

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Today I am pleased to announce that Intellispire has released the CloudFront for Joomla plugin to the open source community through the Google Code project. The project, while not production ready, lacks only some community involvement – consider helping out! Cloudfront is an inexpensive, powerful, Content Delivery Network created by Amazon.com to allow you to serve static content (images, videos, etc) from their servers very quickly – offloading the burden from your own websites, and speeding up your users browsing experience.
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Apr
26

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Intellispire is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.16 upgrade packages in the Intellispire Software Installer for Joomla!.  We also have a short video available, that shows the upgrade process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkv2DBTu_kg
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Apr
26

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Have you ever had one of those days where everything just seemed to “go right?” from a development standpoint, that was the way this weekend happened.  The installer, the gizmos, even the bug fixes just seemed to flow together  to create the lastest release of MWG.  And now I’m so excited I can’t sleep … so here I am writing this post :-> I’ve just released the 1.1.0 beta to customers of the Marketing Website Generator. This is
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Apr
21

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We just uploaded MWG (based on Butterfly Software) 1.0.1 to the auto update system.  In addition to the previous changes, this version includes: Cruft Removal: Stormpay has been defunct for years, so it was removed. Updated extension API security functions All admin templates have been moved out of the main templates directory, and into their own admin/templates folder. This facilitates upcoming rewrite of the administrator to increase ease-of-use Bug #4 was closed PHPMailer was introduced. ALL external mail now goes through
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Apr
18

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about Plugins for the Butterfly Software code, and that needs some clarification. What most people are calling a “plugin” really is a patch, as the core butterfly software as released simply doesn’t support plugins. A plugin (I like to call them extensions) is where you add functionality to the system by adding a few files to a special directly, and maybe setting some configuration options. In this scenario, the code of
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Apr
8

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We’ve removed the following components from the Software Installer for Joomla 1.5 (more…)
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Apr
7

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I just rolled out com_updater v.1.5.0 to all the servers. You can upgrade in one of two ways: Upgrading from the Installer Login to your Joomla! site Select “Add Software” from the components menu Look for the “Update Now” button, next to “Add or Update Software – Required Upgrade”, and press the button. Upgrade takes about 5 seconds, 10 if you have a slow connection. If you don’t see the “Update Now” button, click “Refresh Software List” in the upper right
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Mar
30

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3 days to go.  That’s right, the Software Installer for Joomla! v1.5 is about ready to be released! Rather than the “scarcity” tactic of taking value away through fast action bonuses, fake limitations or other ploys, we’re doing something a little different. Each and every day we’re adding value to your order. And if order today, you get tomorrows goodies too. Up until we actually release 1.5 on Friday, that is. Today we’ve actually put together 3 reasons to
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Mar
30

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As part of our week-long march to the Software Installer 1.5 release, Intellispire has just made available major multilingual components through the Software Installer for Joomla!. First, we’ve added the popular JoomFish component, allowing you to make a single site in multilanguages. Then, we added the Joomla Translation Manager, allowing you to translate the “strings”, or text, that exists within the Joomla framework itself. Finally, we added the major joomla language packs, including French, German, to the Software Installer. You
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Mar
29

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It’s true: sometimes you just need a little  help figuring out something in Joomla! (more…)
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Mar
27

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In this video, Nick shows you how to upgrade to the latest version of Joomla using the Intellispire Software Installer for Joomla!. Then he talks a little about how it works and some of the additional features available. You’ll also find a promotion code inside. (more…)
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Mar
23

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Our Jomlink (joomla link) products connects major 3rd party services to Joomla! Jomlink for AWeber connects the AWeber email marketing system to Joomla! in 2 ways: through the standard Joomla! registration form or an opt-in form on your website. Like all of our upcoming Jomlink products, Jomlink AWeber fully supports JomSocial and Community Builder extended registration fields. Find out more about this great plugin here.
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Mar
23

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Great news! The Intellispire Add Software component com_updater is undergoing a major update! The newest version will be released Tuesday, March 30th with a “bang”. This will be a free upgrade to all existing Pro users, but adds significant functionality based on the capabilities of the 2.0 server already in place. New features include significantly more extensions (nearly doubling the number of of extensions currently available), additional channels, and better installation / upgrade capabilities. Right now, we’re looking for a
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