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Music Collection 3 released!

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Music Collection front-end user interface has been completely re-built from the ground up to offer much more intuitive, fast and pleasant user experience

The front-end interface has bee completely redesigned from scratch. This affects not only the way Music Collection looks, but also how it operates internally. Your music is now loaded using AJAX calls in JSON form, allowing the page to load faster and enabling a much more dynamic user experience. We've included caching to many data blocks to make it all even faster.

Music Collection 3

What's new? The main changes and new features

  • Bootstrap 3 has been used in several layouts to improve the look and feel
  • Powered by AJAX and JSON: music blocks are rendered on the client site, offering a faster experience.
  • Redesigned pages: Artist, Album, Song, Playlist pages have been redesigned to make them look better, much more modern.
  • Redesigned Search: Search is now available for Artists too (alongside with albums and songs). The main search page loads results dynamically (no page refresh), and offers results for the 3 categories (artists, albums and songs). You can choose also to show only a particular type of result.
  • Search auto-complete suggestions: search as you type! the system will offer you the most relevant results as you type, and offer completion.
  • Search bar everywhere: The search input box is available alongside the letter bar in every page to allow you to search for Music from every page.
  • Microdata: Music Collection now includes Google's structured data standards, based on Schema.org, to include microdata that offer meta information about your pages, making it easier for Google to offer high quality results.
  • Cache: Cache has been added to the most relevant data blocks in Music Collection (lists of albums, songs, artists...) to allow for an ultra-fast page load experience.
  • Redesigned comments: the native comment system is now AJAX powered as well.
  • Redesigned play (jwplayer): You can now play albums and songs from everywhere, including modules. We have switched to JWplayer 7.

Are you upgrading?

If you're upgrading to Music Collection 3.0 from a previous version (2.4, for example), there's a few things you need to know. We have removed some things and moved others inside Music Collection.

Read this if you are upgrading from 2.4

PaperShape - A new member to the family

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We are very happy to introduce PaperShape, our brand new time tracking and project management tool for Joomla!

We have been working hard during the last few months to provide you a solution for your project management and time tracking that satisfies your needs and provides a really nice user experience.

Paper ShapeClick on the image to enlarge

See which are it's main features:

  • Create projects and tasks
  • Track the time you spend on each task and project, manually or in automatic mode.
  • Redesigned dashboard for large screens. If you have a large screen, you will enjoy it even more. Invoice Manager takes advantage of large screens to display both lists of invoices and invoice creation forms in the same page, and also allows for invoice previews. The experience is so sleek you need to see it to believe it!
  • Add your teammates to projects to work together.
  • Assign teammates to tasks.
  • Set task priorities.
  • Assign clients to projects, let them see the progress
  • Bill hours to your clients with our Invoice Manager integration, right from inside PaperShape
  • Keep due dates in mind.
  • See and filter reports of your projects.
  • Export reports as CSV.
  • Create notes for your projects.
  • Track the monetary cost of each task and project with task categories.

Moreover, the extended version is fully integrated with Invoice Manager and Expense Manager to create invoices and expenses for your projects.

Take a look at it in the Paper Shape section.

Invoice Manager 2 released!

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We have completely redesigned the backend interface to build a faster, sleek, more intuitive and dynamic Invoice Manager.

We are happy to announce the release of Invoice Manager 2.0.0.

We have changed all layouts and rebuilt them using Bootstrap 3, and we have completely changed the way Invoice Manager operates internally. Layouts are now loaded dynamically and all your data is securely loaded in JSON format using AJAX calls to leverage load on the server and make pages load much faster. All happens "in one page" (from filtering your invoices to find the one you're looking for to create or preview invoices), without page reloads. All is dynamically powered by JavaScript in your browser. The user experience increases dramatically with this new approach!

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See what's new:

  • Completely redesigned user interface using Bootstrap 3.
  • Powered by AJAX and JSON. Your browser does the heavy work, the server breathes peacefully.
  • Redesigned dashboard for large screens. If you have a large screen, you will enjoy it even more. Invoice Manager takes advantage of large screens to display both lists of invoices and invoice creation forms in the same page, and also allows for invoice previews. The experience is so sleek you need to see it to believe it!
  • Dynamic, on-page filtering: No need to reload the page. The results will be dynamically filtered as you type
  • Dynamic totals. Totals will also be automatically recalculated any time you do an action
  • Auto-save. There's an option to auto-save an invoice when you're working on it. This way you don't have to worry about loosing any data if you forgot to hit the Save button.
  • Graphics, one step further. If you use Content Statistics along with Invoice Manager, the experience will be as you would expect it. Graphics re-draw themselves dynamically on-page when new things happen in Invoice Manager.
  • Bug fixes and usability improvements

If you're upgrading from an older version of Invoice Manager, please make sure to read some useful tips.

Affiliate Tracker 2.0.0 is here

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We are happy to announce the release of Affiliate Tracker 2.0.0.

We've updated both the component and the system plugin and this version comes with new functionalities you've been requesting.

See what's new:

  • Unified forms for creating a new user and a new affiliate account. When a user wants to sign up to your website and create an affiliate account, he/she will only need to fill up one form and the system will create the new Joomla user and the new affiliate account linked to that user.
  • Different commission values for each plugin. Now, you can set which will be the default commission for each integration plugin and redefine it for each user if necessary instead of having only one commission per user being applied on all plugins.
  • Multi-level or multi-tier affiliates. Only with the extended version, now you can define different levels of affiliates so conversions will be applied taking this into account. This functionality will be the difference between the extended version and the normal version of Affiliate Tracker.
  • New tracking method: Now, you can set the website of each affiliate on its profile and all the visitors comming from there, will be tracked
  • Marketing material. With this new functionality, the manager or the admin can create banners from the administrator and the affiliates will be able to preview them and place them to their websites.
  • And other bugs and usability improvements

We've created some documentation articles explaining these new functionalities here

Note that you will need to update the component, the system plugin and each integration plugin you have installed on the system to get all these new functionalites.

Invoice Manager 1.4.9 released

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We are happy to announce the release of Invoice Manager 1.4.9.

This release fixes a small issue that could appear in the frontend in very limited occasions.

Invoice Manager 1.4.8 released

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We are happy to announce the release of Invoice Manager 1.4.8.

This release fixes a small issue related to the "due date" input field in the invoice creation form that could give problems in Joomla 3.4.5.

Stripe payments for Affiliate Tracker released

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We are happy to announce a new plugin for Affiliate Tracker that will allow to pay your affiliates using Stripe.

This release is available to all our Affiliate Tracker users.

Affiliate Tracker 1.1.0 released

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We are happy to announce the release of Affiliate Tracker 1.1.0.

We've updated both the component and the system plugin.

This new version includes:

  • The possibility of having a referral word in the affiliate links instead of the affiliate id.
  • An optional information box about the version of the component in order to be notified when a new version is available.

You can find more information about the referral word here

Invoice Manager 1.4.7 released

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We are happy to announce the release of Invoice Manager 1.4.7

This version improved the backend MySQL queries to make them more efficient and help load pages faster.

It also includes a new version checker system that will allow you to know automatically if you're running the latest Invoice Manager version or there are new versions available.

This update is available for Joomla 3.x series only.

Expense Manager 3.0.0 released

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We are happy to announce the release of version 3.0.0 of our Expense Manager component.

This upgrade comes with a lot of visual and performance upgrades and new functionalities.

Note that we've finally considered Joomla! 2.5 deprecated for Expense Manager and this version will only work on Joomla! 3.x. Nevertheless Joomla! 2.5 users will still able to download the previous version of Expense Manager.

Main updates:

  • AJAX-powered. Items are now retrieved from the server in a fastest way improving the performance of the system. The user won't need to reload the page when using the component's every day actions.
  • Asynchronous filter search. Start typing to instantly retrieve the items that match your request.
  • Completely new design. We've redesigned the whole component to provide a better user experience. Users will love working with Expense Manager
  • Infinite scroll. Just scroll down to load more items.
  • Choose your prefered Bootstrap versioin. We've created 2 different layouts in order to fit in your system style.
  • Version checker. Be aware about if you are running the latest version of Expense Manager by looking at the backend's system information box.
  • Better item suggestions.
  • And more...

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You can find all the information in the Expense Manager page