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  • GDPR and what it means for your Community Builder site

    <disclaimer>This article does not provide legal advise - please consult a lawer.</disclaimer>

    There are millions of articles currently on the Internet discussing the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GPRD) - last time I typed GPRD in Google I got 19,500,000 results. This regulation is planned to go into effect on May 25th, 2018 (unless a delay is granted).

    As a Joomla Community Builder website owner this new regulation most likely affects you - even if your website is not located in a European Union state. If your site has a registration form, you are collecting data from your website visitors and some of those visitors might live in a European Union state - tag your it!

    The simplest way to go about GDPR compliance is to address the following 7 aspects of the requlation:

    ConsentBreach NotificationRight to Data Access
    Right to be forgottenData PortabilityPrivacy by Design
    Potential Data Protection Officers

    You will most likely not need to be concerned with the Data Protection Officers aspect as this pertains to large corporations that handle lots of personal data (but once again remember the disclaimer). Kyle's GDPR Compliance with Community Builder blog is a great starting point for these 7 points and it also provides some useful reference links. We strongly suggest you read it now.

    As you see from Kyle's blog, things are not that complicated as you should keep in mind that:

    • The Community Builder Terms and Conditions field helps you tackle the Consent aspect for your privacy policy along with the registration date / time stamp recorded during the CB registration process. You can also use the CB Profile Update Logger as proof of user consent.
    • The Right to be forgotten aspect can be requested by configuring a simple Joomla contact form (to allow your users to request to be deleted from your website) and you can manually delete the user from the Community Builder User Management page. Yup, there is no mandate to automate the deletion process, but you can if you want with the CB Privacy Delete Me field feature.
    • The Right to Access aspect can be satisfied with a simple CB profile view that allows the user to see all the data you have collected about them. As Kyle states, you can also enhance this by using a CB Code Field field or a CB Query Field.
    • If the data you have gathered has been compromized, the Breach Notification directive gives you 72 hours to notify the EU authorities. You can also use the CB User Management Mass Mailer functionality to quickly notify your users of the breach.
    • The Privacy by Design aspect can be addressed using the powerful Joomla ACL functionality and if needed with the CB Privacy powered user controlled privacy features.
    • The Data Portability aspect can be satisfied using phpmyadmin to export user specific data from your Joomla database. You can also use CB Juice to export CB related user data and a planned future release of CB Privacy will also export user data.

    Joomla 3.9 is also planning to be released with a new privacy component that Joomlapolis will be tapping into with a future Joomla 3.9 compatible plugin.

    Perhaps the most important and probably most time-consuming part is to review your Privacy Policy and make it clear and easy to understand and GDPR-compliant, like Kyle explains in his blog.

    Key take-aways from this article:

    • don't panic
    • read Kyle's excellent blog
    • you don't have to automate everything day one
    • you already have the tools to be compliant
    • more tools will follow with Joomla 3.9

    We are here to help you!

     
  • Joomla 3.8.7 Bug Fixes release!

    Joomla 3.8.7 is here - a bug fixes release!

     

    The Joomla project team has released version 3.8.7, a bug fixes release.

    Community Builder 2.1.4 (latest build) and all Joomlapolis add-ons work just fine with Joomla 3.8.7. You can see everything in action on our demo site.

    This is a maintenance release for all Joomla 3.x series sites. As always, before any Joomla upgrade on your live website, take a backup just in case anything goes wrong.

    You can learn more about these bug fixes by reading the Joomla 3.8.7 announcement.

     
  • Joomla 3.8.6 Security & Bug Fixes release!

    Joomla 3.8.6 is here - a security and bug fixes release!

     

    The Joomla project team has released version 3.8.6, a security and bug fixes release.

    Community Builder 2.1.4 (latest build) and all Joomlapolis add-ons work just fine with Joomla 3.8.6.

    This is an important maintenance release for a few Joomla 3.8.5 regression bugs and a recommended upgrade for all Joomla 3.x series sites. As always, before any Joomla upgrade on your live website, take a backup just in case anything goes wrong.

    The security fix addresses a low level SQLi vulnerability in User Notes and the bug fixes address various Joomla 3.8.5 regressions (session management and cookies improvements), PHP 7.2 compatibility issues and other bugs.

    You can learn more about these bug fixes by reading the Joomla 3.8.6 announcement.

     
  • CB Paid Subscriptions 4.2 Released!

    CB Paid Subscriptions (CBSubs) 4.2 is here with 25 new features and 52 bug fixes!

     

    CB Paid Subscriptions (CBSubs GPL) 4.2 is mainly a features and maintenance release that requires Community Builder 2.1.4.

    All new features and bug fixes are listed in the changelog that is included in the forum thread discussing this article (just scroll to end of article to see changelog and forum discussion start).

    Of the 25 new features, we would like to focus on the following:

    • Many Improvements in admin area with better search and batch actions
    • Minor improvements in front-end area with better subscription workflow
    • New payment gateway for Stripe with autorecuring payments and SEPA support
    • Improvements in PayPal Pro with new Payflow API and Paypal Advanced with support for new partners
    • Quickpay payment gateway for new API
    • Support for PHP 7.1 and 7.2

    All 25 features and the 52 fixes are listed in the discussion thread below.

    CBSubs 4.2 is available in our Downloads section and simply requires an active subscription to CBSubs.

     
  • Community Builder 2.1.4 Released!

    Community Builder can be freely downloaded by all registered members

     

    We just released Community Builder 2.1.4 with 17 new features and 24 bug fixes (see discussion for full changelog).

    Our favorite CB 2.1.4 features are:

    • New time-only field type brings built-in CB field types to 24!
    • Install from Web single button update for all out-dated CB plugins lets you quickly update your website with one click.
    • Better file-uploads with pre-processing.
    • Better handling of touch events on mobile devices.

     

    CB 2.1.4 is a simple one click upgrade for all CB 2.0+ websites (as always you should first take backup and test your upgrade on a cloned site).

     

     
  • GroupJive 3.2 released!

    CB GroupJive 3.2 is now available for all paid members

     

    CB GroupJive 3.2 is here with 14 new features and 6 bug fixes.

    The main new features are:

    • Module category and group include and exclude filtering
    • Group URLs can now exclude categories and groups
    • Group users display can now be disabled
    • Event owners can now attend or not-attend their own events
    • Additional module views (my groups, joined groups, invited groups, owned groups)
    • Improved activity parsing

    You can see the full changelog in the discussion thread and also see it in action on our updated demo site.

     
  • CB Gallery 2.2 Released!

    CB Gallery 2.2 is here with 12 new features and 14 bug fixes!

     

    CB Gallery 2.2 is a feature rich release with many great additions.

    Here is a short list of some of the new features:

    • Improved performance with smart file chunking and photo preloading
    • Client side resizing support for EXIF orientation
    • New content bot usages for displaying individual inline gallery entries and urls
    • Improved integration with CB Activity for better activity display

    Join the forum discussion to see a full changelog and see the new features in action on our demo site!

     

     
  • Joomla 3.8.5 Bug Fixes release!

    Joomla 3.8.5 is here - a bug fixes release!

     

    The Joomla project team has released version 3.8.5, a bug fixes release that primarily addresses fixing regressions which were reported after the 3.8.4 release..

    Community Builder 2.1.3 (latest build) and all Joomlapolis add-ons work just fine with Joomla 3.8.5.

    This is a recommended upgrade for all Joomla 3.x series sites, especially for sites working with Joomla 3.8.4. As always, before any Joomla upgrade on your live website, take a backup just in case anything goes wrong.

    You can learn more about these bug fixes by reading the Joomla 3.8.5 announcement.

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Image, video, music and file galleries can be added by members in their profiles. Easy and simple with powerful quota system. Media can also be moderated before final publication. CB Gallery Bot and CB Gallery Module also available in this all inclusive package.
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