Latest announcements from the JoomlaThat! Team

New Content Statistics Dashboard demo

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We have created a new dashboard page to show you how you can use Content Statistics to create your own Dashboards in your Joomla website using our extension Content Statistics and its great new modules.

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In this new demo, you can see many modules that we have set up to show you different chart options (bar, graph, line, doughnut) and we show you a few of the options you have in the modules:

  • Show/hide the date picker to allow users to change the date
  • Show/hide table of values
  • Show/hide chart axis to create a nice effect
  • Show/hide summary boxes
...and much more!

Evolution in time 3 released

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New ways to dynamically interact with your data and see the stats that matter to you

Starting with version 3 of our "evolution in time" module, we have added some advanced capabilities that will allow you to interact with your graphs and data like never before.

We have also added Charts JS in addition to GoogleCharts as a new rendering option for your charts.

This is a live, real demo of what this module can offer you. You can see:

  • The graph (line, area, column)
  • Summary boxes on top, which display the total amount, for each data set, that is displayed on the graph
  • The percentage variation for each data set, compared to the previous period
  • The date range selector, below the chart, where you can select a specific date range, or the way to group data (by days, months or years)
  • Quick access selector for Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly data, with arrows to jump to the previous or next period.
  • The complete table of values, where you can see all the detailed value info from the chart

All these options can be shown/hidden per module, if you need to

Invoice Manager 3 released

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Instant preview, custom email templates, multiple currency support, new contact manager and more make Invoice Manager better than ever.

We are very happy to announce Invoice Manager 3.0

We have completely re-built the backend interface to allow new possibilities that were not possible with the previous system. All the interfaces have been re-built using Vue.js, a state of the art progressive JS framework to allow things that were not possible before

Instant preview

Say hello to a new rendering engine that provides real-time, as-you-type invoice preview. Whatever your invoice template looks like, the system will allow you to instantly visualize the rendered invoice, to make sure you're getting what you expect. This happens instantly, with no need of server-side communication, and with whatever template HTML code you decide to use.

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E-mail templates

This long awaited feature is now native in Invoice Manager. You can define custom e-mail templates for your invoices, alonside your online HTML templates and PDF templates.

Multiple currency

If needed, you can now activate multi-currency support, to have invoices in different currencies, see totals for different currencies and more. You can define each currency number format and rules, and add or modify as many currencies as needed.

Contact manager

The contact manager now lets you see invoices, quotes and payments associated to a contact right in the contact page, to have all information in one place

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Calendar Planner 1.0.2 - Security release

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We are happy to announce the release of Calendar Planner v 1.0.2. This is a security release. We encourage all previous users to upgrade to this version.

Content Statistics Extended 2 released! E-mail Notifications

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We have included a much-awaited new feature on this release: E-mail notifications!

Now, you can get notified by email about whatever activity you are interested in.

As a site administrator, you may want to keep an eye on specific things that are happening in your site, and know about it. Who is logging into the backend? How many daily views is a certain article getting?

You can choose when to be notified (instantly, daily, weekly, monthly), and even get CSV reports directly to your e-mail inbox.

Learn more about e-mail report notifications!

Content Statistics core plugin and Compare module v 2.1 released

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We are happy to announce the release of version 2.1 for our COMPARE evolution in time module for Content Statistics.

This module requires also the core plugin to be updated to version 2.1

This module focuses on one important new feature: you can increase the data sets to compare up to 8 (the current limit was 4)

Additionally, this module will now replace the "Evolution in time (individual)" module (you can achieve the same with the Compare module)

We have rearranged the module parameters to make it easier for you configure it.

Invoice Manager 2.1 released

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We have completely re-written the TAX system to give you more flexibility and usability for taxes in Invoice Manager.

We are happy to announce Invoice Manager 2.1.

This version comes with 2 major new additions, plus several small changes and performance improvements:

  1. Completely re-built tax system
  2. New "history" tab inside invoices for Content Statistics users.

The new tax system

This new tax system gives a new way of flexibility and usability regarding taxes. What's new?

  • When adding taxes individually on each item on the invoice, you can define which is the tax being applied
  • When applying invoice-global taxes, you can set the tax rate on each invoice. No more "adding a new tax for 10%, another for 20%", etc. Just one single tax, but any rate possible.
  • These two major modifications allow for a much improved Template system. You can show tax totals separetely, grouped by rate, grouped by tax type... anything you want.

Taxes on items

You can define which tax applies to each item, and its % value.

Invoice-global taxes

You can now apply different rates on global taxes, on different invoices. You can have global 21% VAT on one invoice, but 10% global VAT on another invoice

Taxes in the template

All these new additions can now be shown in the invoice template, which offers many more options and tokens for taxes. 

Many new tokens when creating the template...

See totals on the backend

All this new information is comprehensively shown in the backend. Now, if you show the tax in a column, it will show you the invoice-global tax, as well as the taxes in the items inside the invoice. Also you will have a nice dashboard for the taxes total. It doesn't matter how you apply the taxes on your invoice (globally or individually), the system will know it and show it to you.

History tab

This one is for our Content Statistics users. If you're not a Content Statistics yet, remember you can upgrade your subscription to include both Invoice Manager and Content Statistics!

We have added a new tab inside each invoice (edit mode) that will show you all the relevant information tracked by Content Statistics on that invoice! We have upgraded our Content Statistics - Invoice Manager integration plugin, which now can register up to 13 different activities made on an invoice.

No more wondering "who messed this up?" or "how many times have I sent this invoice?", or "has the user seen this invoice yet?". With Content Statistics you can now track all this information, and it will be displayed to you in a helpful new tab called "History", right within the invoice. These are the actions you can track:

  • Invoice viewed
  • Invoice created
  • Invoice edited
  • Invoice deleted
  • Invoice emailed to client
  • Invoice published
  • Invoice unpublished
  • Invoice status changed
  • Invoice exported to PDF
  • Payment paid on invoice
  • Quote accepted by client
  • Quote rejected by client

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, 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.

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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.