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  • Introducing CB Package Builder 7.0.0 - Major Release!

    Screenshot of Package Builder 7.0.0 downloads with a file with multiple versions, a file for logged in users with access level, and one for paid subscribers

    πŸŽ‰ Your Ultimate Downloading Experience is Ready For Installation! πŸ₯³

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    We're excited to introduce the latest milestone in digital file management: CB Package Builder 7.0.0! CB Package Builder is the most powerful and flexible digital product presentation tool and file download solution for Joomla, allowing you to transform your digital files into packages that can be presented to everyone but only be downloaded by authorized users. With support for Joomla ACL and built-in conditions based on user CB field values, CB Package Builder empowers you to control access to your digital content effortlessly.

    Now, with the release of version 7.0.0, CB Package Builder is better than ever, packed with exciting new features, enhancements, and optimizations!

    Here's what you need to know: 10 New Milestone-setting Features!

    πŸŽ‰ New Page Management: Managing product pages is now easier than ever with the introduction of Pages. Configure custom display features, add banners, backgrounds, and feature blocks to create engaging product pages for your downloads.

    😍 Table Template: Prefer a clean table view of your packages? CB Package Builder now offers a table template for a streamlined browsing experience.

    🎨 Enhanced Display Options: Take full control of the footer display for every package and preset. Toggle off specific display elements without modifying template files, and customize package pages with new features like banners, backgrounds, and feature blocks.

    πŸ“¦ Powerful File Management: Forget about parsing files exclusively from the filesystem! With CB Package Builder 7.0.0, files indexes are now stored in the database, resulting in exceptional performance improvements. Enjoy a new file management page on both frontend and administration sides, where you can easily upload, delete, and manage files for your packages.

    πŸ” Efficient Version Retrieval: Versions are now stored in the database, leading to a 2-3x performance increase in all frontend package views. Plus, with stored versions, retroactive downloading is now optionally possible, allowing users to access releases even after their subscription expires.

    πŸ“± Mobile-Friendly Design: We've got your mobile users covered, user engagement on the go!

    πŸ”’ Internal Improvements: We've made numerous internal improvements to the code base to ensure a more secure and fast experience for all users.

    πŸ‘ There are Even More Features: Check out Kyle's blog post on CB Package Builder 7.0.0 for screenshots and even more new features and details!

    Why is CB Package Manager 7.0.0 so useful for your site?

    1. Create Stunning Product or Files Presentations:Β  Customize package pages with banners, backgrounds, and feature blocks thanks toΒ Flexible Display Options. Enhance user engagement, and drive conversions with visually appealing displays that inspire user interaction and conversion actions.
    2. Enjoy a Smooth User Experience: With its efficient file management: CB Package Manager 7.0.0 ensures faster performance and simplifies maintenance tasks by storing file indexes in the database, allowing you to scale seamlessly.
    3. Control Precisely Access and Versions: With versions stored in the database, CB Package Manager 7.0.0 provides quick access to content, extends content access control, and enables effortless management of changes, ensuring higher user satisfaction and efficient content management.

    Your Digital products presentation and downloads Journey Starts Now!

    Download CB Package Builder 7.0.0 Now and Redefine your user experience with your downloadables!

    Or take a look at it on our Demo Site running CB Package Builder 7.0.0 now!

    Even our own Downloads section uses CB Package Builder!

    Let's shape the future of downloading together and a big applause to Kyle for this amazing CB Add-On!

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  • Exciting Updates: Joomla 5.1 and Joomla 4.4.4 Released!

    Exciting Updates: Joomla 5.1 and Joomla 4.4.4 Released!

    πŸŽ‰ Β Exciting Updates: Joomla 5.1 and Joomla 4.4.4 Released!Β  πŸ₯³

    A Milestone Release

    The Joomla! Project marks a significant milestone with the release of Joomla 5.1 alongside Joomla 4.4.4! After six months of dedicated work by Joomla volunteers, this release brings youΒ  new features, security enhancements, and performance improvements.

    Why Joomla 5.1 Matters

    Joomla 5.1 marks a significant step forward in enhancing the user experience and functionality of the Joomla platform. With a focus on improving on-boarding, accessibility, streamlining the user interface, and enhancing security,

    Joomla 5.1 empowers both new and experienced users to create stunning websites with ease. From the intuitive welcome guided tour to the revamped dark mode, Joomla 5.1 ensures that users can navigate and utilize the platform more efficiently than ever before.

    Additionally, the implementation of The Update Framework (TUF) enhances the security of Joomla updates, providing users with peace of mind knowing their websites are protected against supply attacks.

    With Joomla 5.1, users can expect a smoother, more enjoyable website-building experience, making it the ideal choice for individuals, businesses, and organizations alike.

    Community Builder Compatibility

    Community Builder latest release has been thoroughly tested on Joomla 5.1, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance. To fully enjoy the benefits of Joomla 5.1 with the latest compatible CB Add-ons and stellar forum support,Β we highly recommend to renew your Joomlapolis membership and to upgrade CB and your CB Add-ons too.

    Key Highlights of Joomla 5.1:

    The latest release of Joomla, version 5.1, brings forth a host of exciting new features and enhancements that cater to both novice users and seasoned developers. Let's delve into the key highlights that make Joomla 5.1 a noteworthy update:

    1. Welcome Guided Tour: Joomla 5.1 introduces a welcome guided tour feature, offering new users a seamless introduction to the platform's interface. This guided tour simplifies the on-boarding process, empowering users to quickly familiarize themselves with Joomla's functionality and begin crafting their websites effortlessly.
    2. Improved Dark Mode: Dark mode receives a significant upgrade in Joomla 5.1, offering users a more comfortable and visually appealing editing experience. This enhancement reduces eye strain during prolonged website editing sessions, fostering a more enjoyable user experience.
    3. Accessibility Improvements: Ensuring inclusivity and user-friendliness, Joomla 5.1 updates the Jooa11y Accessibility Checker plugin, enhancing accessibility across Joomla sites. These improvements cater to diverse audiences, making Joomla websites more accessible and accommodating to all users.
    4. SEO Enhancements: Joomla 5.1 prioritizes search engine optimization with enhancements to URL handling and final slash behavior. These improvements contribute to better search engine rankings and increased visibility for Joomla websites, ultimately driving more traffic and engagement.
    5. Administration Interface Enhancements: With Joomla 5.1, managing your website has never been easier. The backend interface receives significant improvements, including a new dialogue boxes for various tasks, enhancing administrators' efficiency in overseeing Joomla websites.
    6. TUF Updater: Joomla 5.1 implements The Update Framework (TUF) to bolster the security and reliability of updates. By verifying the authenticity of update files using digital signatures and trust mechanisms, Joomla 5.1 safeguards websites against supply attacks, ensuring they remain secure and up-to-date.
    7. Library Updates: Keeping pace with technological advancements, Joomla 5.1 updates FontAwesome to version 6.5.1 and TinyMCE to version 6.8.3. These library updates provide users with access to cutting-edge features and functionalities, enhancing the overall performance and capabilities of Joomla websites.

    With these key highlights, Joomla 5.1 stands as a testament to the platform's commitment to innovation and user satisfaction, offering a robust and feature-rich solution for website creation and management.

    Why this makes a big difference

    With these key highlights, Joomla 5.1 lowers the learning curve for new users and stands with the platform's commitment to innovation and user satisfaction, offering a robust and feature-rich solution for website creation and management.

    Upgrade to Joomla 5.1 (or at least to Joomla 4.4.4)

    We highly recommendΒ the latest Joomla updates for all CB sites. Stay current with Joomla and Community Builder updates for the best possible experience for your website's users and a secure online environment.

    If you are not on Joomla 5, we recommend to start planning the Joomla 3->4 mini-migration and/or the Joomla 4->5 upgrade. Joomla 3.10.15-elts (Extended Long Term Security) support ends February 17th 2025, and so will the CB support for Joomla 3 end too.

    For a deeper dive into Joomla 5.1, check out Joomla's official announcement and the Joomla Magazine article on "What's new in Joomla 5.1".

    A big Thank You to Volunteers!

    Joomla is powered by a passionate community of users and developers who contribute their time and expertise to make Joomla better every day. We express a deep gratitude to all these volunteers doing a fantastic work.

    Join the Joomla Community

    By the way, whether you're a developer, designer, user, software architect or seasoned manager, there are plenty of ways to get involved and help shape the future of Joomla.

    Community Builder Compatibility

    The latest Community Builder 2.9.1, nightlies and all the latest versions of our CB Add-Ons are fully compatible with Joomla 5.1.0, 4.4.4, and 3.10.15-elts.

    Renew Your CB Membership

    To fully enjoy the benefits of Joomla 5.0 with the latest compatible CB Add-ons and stellar forum support, renew your Joomlapolis membership today. Gain access to the latest CB Add-on nightlies and support our work.

    Thank you for your continued support of Joomla and Community Builder.

     
  • Joomla 5.0.3, 4.4.3, and 3.10.15-elts: Vital Security and Maintenance Releases

    Joomla 5.0.3 and 4.4.3 Security & Bugfix Releases. Secure. Accessible. Fast. Extendable & yours.

    πŸŽ‰ Joomla 5.0.3, 4.4.3 and 3.10.15-elts are released and it's a safe upgrade! πŸ₯³

    The Joomla project has issued Joomla 5.0.3, 4.4.3, and 3.10.15-elts, focusing on security and bug fixes. These updates emphasize Joomla's ongoing commitment to accessible web design, inclusiveness, simplicity, and security.

    Important Security Update

    There releases address several security vulnerabilities, including one of high severity and two of moderate severity. For a complete list of the five security fixes, please see the official Joomla 5.0.3 and 4.4.3 announcement.

    Notable improvements in Joomla 5.0.3

    Joomla 5.0.3 fixes several minor bugs too, the most notable fixes being:

    1. Resolving correct display of messages on error pages
    2. Fixed background in full-screen mode in Code Mirror editor
    3. Updated translations

    Community Builder Security

    We have security-audited Community Builder for these Joomla security findings, confirming it does not contain the vulnerabilities addressed in these Joomla releases.

    Moreover, sites using exclusively CB for user management are protected from the high severity issue (affecting past Joomla 4 and 5 versions and fixed by 4.4.3 and 5.0.3 ).

    CB sites are also mostly protected from one of the two moderate severity issues (affecting past Joomla 3.7+ versions and fixed in 3.10.15-elts, 4.4.3, and 5.0.3). Our dedication to security, with all changes to Community Builder being security-reviewed, ensures your website remains protected when using Community Builder.

    We recommend the latest Joomla updates for all CB sites.

    The Amazing Joomla Security Strike Team

    Joomla's Security Strike Team works tirelessly to identify and address potential web threats, ensuring the platform remains secure and reliable. The release of Joomla 5.0.3, 4.4.3, and 3.10.15-elts demonstrates their ongoing efforts to protect your website and its users.

    Upgrade Today

    We highly recommend promptly upgrading all Joomla 5 sites to Joomla 5.0.3, all Joomla 4 sites to 4.4.3, and all Joomla 3 sites to 3.10.15-elts to benefit from these important security fixes. Stay current with Joomla updates for the best possible experience for your website's users and a secure online environment.

    If you are not on Joomla 5, we recommend to start planning the Joomla 3->4 mini-migration and/or the Joomla 4->5 upgrade. Joomla 3.10.15-elts (Extended Long Term Security) support ends February 17th 2025, and so will the CB support for Joomla 3 end too.

    For more information, visit the official Joomla announcement.

    Community Builder Compatibility

    The latest Community Builder 2.9.1 and all the latest versions of our CB Add-Ons are fully compatible with Joomla 5.0.3, 4.4.3, and 3.10.15-elts.

    Renew Your CB Membership

    To fully enjoy the benefits of Joomla 5.0 with the latest compatible CB Add-ons and stellar forum support, renew your Joomlapolis membership today. Gain access to the latest CB Add-on nightlies and support our work.

    Thank you for your continued support of Joomla and Community Builder.

     
  • Seamless Social Networking: CB Quickstart 1.1.0 & CB Activity 6.0.1 released!

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    πŸŽ‰ Your Seamless Social Networking is Ready For Installation! πŸ₯³

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    Exciting updates await Community Builder enthusiasts! With CB Quickstart 1.1.0 and CB Activity 6.0.1 for a smooth user experience.

    CB Quickstart 1.1.0 Unveiled: Seamless Integration with CB Activity 6.0!

    Exciting news for Community Builder enthusiasts! CB Quickstart 1.1.0 is here, integrating seamlessly with CB Activity 6.0 and featuring new default settings aligned with the latest CB Activity release. Whether you're starting a new social networking site or enhancing your existing CB site, CB Quickstart is the answer.

    This package effortlessly installs and configures Community Builder, along with a suite of CB Add-Ons, providing a solid foundation for basic social networking on your site. It can also be installed over an existing CB site, adjusting CB and Add-Ons settings for a smooth transition (in this case, we recommend exercising on a site clone first).

    Finally, if you're already running CB QuickStart 1.0.x, no need to reinstall Quickstart 1.1.0, simply update CB and individual CB Add-Ons for the latest enhancements.

    Upgrade your CB community building experience with CB Quickstart 1.1.0 for seamless integration with CB Activity 6.0!

    CB Activity 6.0.1: Fine-Tuning the Community Building Experience

    Say hello to CB Activity 6.0.1, a maintenance release dedicated to ironing out all known minor issues from CB Activity 6.0.0.

    Community Builder's CB Activity add-on introduces a dynamic and interactive layer to your website, fostering user engagement and social interaction.

    With CB Activity 6.0, we've rewritten the entire plugin, delivering a host of exciting features. From a stunning UI redesign to enhanced post creation, revamped location features, and much more, CB Activity 6.0 revolutionizes community building.

    Dive into the future of online interaction with CB Activity 6.0.1 and experience a social networking powerhouse.

    Unlock the Power of Community Building with CB Quickstart 1.1.0 and CB Activity 6.0.1!

    These releases are available exclusively to our Professional and Developer Members. Subscribe or renew now to unlock the full potential of Community Builder and take your community to new heights!

     
  • CB Activity 6.0 Stable released: Elevate Your Community Experience!

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    πŸŽ‰ Your Ultimate Social Experience is Ready For Installation! πŸ₯³

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    Excitement is in the air as we proudly introduce CB Activity 6.0β€”a game-changing release that redefines the art of community building! πŸš€ Get ready for a revolutionary experience that goes beyond the ordinary and propels your community interactions to new heights.

    What's in Store for You: Over 30 Mind-Blowing Features!

    Kyle has been working on this release for over a year! The list of new features and major improvements is so long, that this is only a short-list of the best of them:

    🎨 Stunning UI Redesign: Say hello to a fresh and modern look! Our complete UI overhaul brings CB Activity in line with the best in social media design, ensuring an intuitive and visually appealing interface.

    πŸ’¬ Enhanced Post Creation: Crafting posts has never been this dynamic! Live previews, quick mentions, and hashtags make your posts come alive, creating a more engaging and interactive state-of-the-art user experience.

    🌍 Revamped Location Feature: The new location feature supports built-in maps, automatic location selection, and nearby place searching. Share locations seamlessly, fostering more meaningful community connections. Moreover, google maps and open street maps are natively supported!

    πŸš€ Updated Actions for Accessibility: Actions take center stage with a fresh look! Transformed into a popover format, accessibility-first keyboard navigation and focus handling make interactions smoother and user-friendly.

    😍 Reimagined Reactions Popover: Express yourself with flair! A complete rewrite of the reactions popover offers better searching, a favorites system, and accessibility-first navigation support for both Tenor and Giphy.

    🀩 New Sticker System: Embrace versatility! Stickers, the new emote system, support images, videos, and custom HTML. Say goodbye to limitations and hello to creative freedom!

    🌈 Enhanced Themes for Customization: Themes receive an upgrade with an accessible UI, cleaner previews, and selection options. Customize your community's appearance effortlessly, ensuring a unique and polished look.

    πŸ“ Message Limit Indicator: Stay on point effortlessly! The new message limit indicator provides a visual cue as the limit approaches, making post limits easy to manage and enhancing the overall user experience.

    πŸ“± Mobile-Friendly Design: We've got your touch controls covered! All buttons and toggles are resized for mobile, optimizing user engagement on the go.

    πŸŽ‰ Redesigned Activity Display: Enjoy a more organized and visually appealing activity feed! Gallery media collapses into cleaner modal grids, offering an improved comment display.

    πŸ” Expanded Activity Stream Filters: Find and follow with ease! The activity stream filters system now includes search capabilities, allowing for a more personalized and user-centric experience.

    πŸ–ΌοΈ Robust Post Share Feature: Spread the love! The new post share feature lets users share posts across other sites and repost to their profiles, fostering collaboration and expanding content reach.

    πŸ“€ Embedding Support: Go beyond boundaries! CB Activity now supports external embedding, allowing users to embed posts on other sites effortlessly.

    πŸ”„ Redesigned Dropdown Menus: Enhance interaction with cleaner and more accessible dropdown menus! Increased in size for mobile and aligned with clean icons, these menus ensure an optimal user experience.

    πŸ”– Bookmarking System: Save your favorites! Users can now bookmark posts, creating a built-in saving system for easy access to preferred content.

    πŸ›‘οΈ Enhanced Report Functionality: Moderation made easy! The report functionality receives an upgrade with auto-moderation, ensuring a safer community environment with automatic actions based on predefined thresholds.

    πŸ”„ Stream Management Interface: Simplify administration tasks! All stream features are now easily managed from a single clean interface, providing a centralized hub for efficient stream management.

    πŸ” Unified Management of Hidden Items: Manage hidden content with ease! Hidden activity and comments are now streamlined on a single page, improving user control and moderation efficiency.

    πŸ”” Push-Based Notifications: Stay in the loop! Notifications are now Push based, providing a more responsive and reliable notification system.

    πŸ“ Standardized Notification Design: Aesthetic consistency is key! The design of notifications is standardized to fit within a single-row layout, ensuring a cohesive and visually pleasing notification display.

    🌐 Context Parsing Functionality: Navigate effortlessly! New robust context parsing functionality enhances notification links, providing contextually relevant links and improving overall user navigation.

    πŸ‘ New Views: Liked and Followed: Manage your interactions with ease! Liked and Followed views offer a quick overview, allowing users to easily manage their preferences and interactions.

    πŸ‘ There are Even More Features: Check out Kyle's blog on CB Activity 6.0 for screenshots and even more new features and details!

    Why Dive into CB Activity 6.0?

    1. Revolutionary Upgrade Process: Seamlessly transition from CB Activity 5.0 to 6.0 with our smooth upgrade process, migrating all your current 5.0 data to the new blazing fast 6.0 data storage in a fail-safe way: If your server times out, just re-upgrade again to continue the upgrade migration.

    2. Managed Streams: Enjoy enhanced functionality with streams now stored in the database. Explore new possibilities for community interactions with improved accessibility and speed.

    3. Built-in Notifications: Say hello to 37 built-in notifications! Keep your community engaged with interactive notifications and replace CB GroupJive Email/PM notifications with CB Activity notifications.

    Your Community Journey Starts Now!

    We invite you to embark on this exciting journey with CB Activity 6.0. We have thoroughly tested this upgrade-migration process, but as usual, make sure to backup your site before upgrading in all cases.

    For complex or customized sites with inline Streams via CB Activity Bot substitutions or Custom activity logging via CB Auto Actions, please read details on these specific cases in Kyle's CB Activity 6.0 RC1 blog.

    Check out Kyle's blog on CB Activity 6.0 for more information on upgrade, screenshots and many nice details.

    Download CB Activity 6.0 Now and Redefine Community Building Together!

    Or take a look at it on our Demo Site running CB Activity 6.0 stable now!

    Let's shape the future of community building together and a big applause to Kyle for this amazing CB Add-On!

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