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GroupJive 3.0 Stable Released !

Written by Nick A.


GroupJive 3.0 can be downloaded by all paid members.

GroupJive 3.0 is ready to empower your community members to create their own mini-communities with media sharing, group events and private discussions. And it looks great on all viewing devices (smart phones, tablets and desktops) with Community Builder 2.0.12+ (required).

GroupJive 3.0 has been totally rewritten for a completely fresh new intuitive user experience.

The main features of GroupJive 3.0 are:

  • Fully CB 2.0 compatible and fully responsive (smart phones, tablets, desktops)
  • New canvas layout
  • Simplified single level hierarchy of groups with group categories
  • Joomla ACL support for Groups and Categories
  • Groups can be of Open, Approval or Invite type
  • Catgeories can restrict Group types
  • Photo, video and file sharing
  • Invitations to increase group membership
  • Group Events with Google maps integration
  • Wall and private forum (Kunena) discussions
  • Notifications and communications with email and private messaging (uddeIM)
  • Joomla search support for group content
  • Showcase groups and categories with GroupJive module
  • Full integration with CB Activity and CB Auto Action for powerful workflow and activity streams
  • Localization support using CB Language plugins

With this release we have reached a major milestone as we now have all our Professional add-ons, our CBSubs GPL Paid Subscriptions Solution and our Joomla Templates fully CB 2.0 compatible !

Discuss this announcement on our forums.


GroupJive 3.0 RC 1 released

Written by Nick A.

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GroupJive 3.0 RC 1 can be downloaded by all paid members.

GroupJive 3.0 RC 1 is fully compatible with latest Community Builder 2.0.12 (required) and can be installed on live websites.

All community feedback (thank you) and comments from our GroupJive 3.0 beta 1 testing round have been addressed and the GroupJive 3.0 RC 1 can be installed over GroupJive 2.7 environments. The built-in migration script will take care of everything and make all needed database conversions.

The recommended process for installation is:

  1. Take backup of your website - always!
  2. Make sure you have Community Builder 2.0.12 or better installed. If not upgrade first amd take another backup.
  3. Download and unzip the GroupJive 3.0 RC1 package
  4. Install all elements (CB plugins, Joomla module, Joomla search plugin)
  5. If you are installing over GroupJive 2.7, test all frontend Joomla menus - everything should work as backwards compatibility is built-in. If something does not work you may have to create new Joomla menu items of type Community Builder -> Plugins -> CB GroupJive.
  6. If this is a clean (first time) install, then after installation you should publish all plugins and create any Joomla menu items needed fo access from frontend.
  7. Test everything

We are also working on new documentation in the form of a GroupJive Primer book that should be ready for public release later this month. Video tutorials are also planned. Language projects have been added on Transifex and we have already pushed new CB 2.0.12 compatible language plugins with GroupJive 3.0 support.

Finally, to integrate with the CB Activity add-on you will need that latest CB Auto Actions 6.3.2 release and the latest CB Activity nightly build. Both can be downloaded by Professional/Developer members from the CB 2.0 add-ons compatibility chart.

Discuss this on our forums.


CB 2.0.12 released and paving the way for GroupJive 3.0 RC

Written by Nick A.

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Community Builder 2.0.12 is here and is required for upcoming GroupJive 3.0 RC release
Download it now - it's free and super stable

Community Builder 2.0.12 is a maintenance release that fixes 14 bugs and adds 4 new internal features (see forum discussion for full changelog) paving the way for the upcoming GroupJive 3.0 RC release.

CB 2.0+ websites can be upgraded to latest CB 2.0.12 using the built-in Joomla upgrader or with a simple install over (precautionary backup always recommended) as all previous settings are kept.

Community Builder 2.0.12 is released as a required upgrade for the upcoming GroupJive 3.0 RC release.

The CB Primer Book is valid and the CB 2.0 Add-on compatibility chart has been updated. New CB 2.0.12 Language plugins are available in the Language Download area.

Discuss this on our forums !


Critical Security Joomla 3.4.5 released

Written by Nick A.



Our newsletter recipients have already been notified that Joomla 3.4.5 has fixed a critical security vulnerability and that all Joomla 3.2.0 and above webistes need to upgrade to Joomla 3.4.5 immediately.

Community Builder 1.9.1 and 2.0.11 are fully compatible with this new Joomla 3.4.5 release.

CB Team member Beat is on the JSST (Joomla Security Strike Team) and he has been contributing to make this Joomla security release happen. He strongly recommends that every Joomla 3.x website must be upgraded to Joomla 3.4.5 now.

Beat says: "If you have Joomla 3.2.0 or above, stop reading and start upgrading to Joomla 3.4.5, now!"

Please read the official Joomla release announcement and start upgrading.


GroupJive 3.0 beta 1 ready for testing

Written by Nick A.

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GroupJive 3.0 beta 1 can be downloaded by all paid members.

GroupJive 3.0 beta 1 is fully compatible with Community Builder 2.0.11+ and is ready for test sites.

GroupJive 3.0 is a complete rewrite using CB 2.0+ framework and libraries and has been restyled to match the CB 2.0 profile canvas layout.

Main features and changes list

GroupJive 3.0 has many new featres and changes compared to the previous 2.7 release:

  • Rewritten for CB 2.0 compatibility
  • New responsive (yes, mobile ready) canvas layout design
  • Adds Community Builder plugin joomla menu item support for all integrations
  • Language files for each GroupJive integration plugin that will be included in CB Language plugins (no more need for separate GroupJive language plugin)
  • Intergration plugins now push their own menu items to the CB Admin Navigation module
  • Updated forum integration for Kunena 4.0+
  • Updated support for CB Antispam
  • Nested categories and nested groups features have been dropped.
  • New component buttons for administration accessible from plugin management page

You can see full changelog on our forge.

Please note that this beta release does not have a migration script (planned for Release Candidate), so it should not be installed over previous GroupJive environments.

GroupJive 3.0 beta 1 installation recommendations

GroupJive 3.0 beta 1 is not a stable release and:

  • should only be installed on CB 2.0.11+ sites that do not have previously installed versions of GroupJive
  • can be installed on live sites but you might encounter errors (that will be fixed of course in next beta/RC builds)
  • is recommended for testing pruposes
  • After you install you should make configuration changes to your CB Admin Dropdown Menu module (administrative):
    Set Menu -> CB GroupJive Menu to Hide and Menu -> Plugin Menus to Show

Testing feedback and Roadmap Comments

All paid members can download GroupJive 3.0.0 beta 1  and start testing by installing and publishing all its elements (main plugin, integration plugins, Joomla module and Joomla search plugin) on your Community Builder 2.0.11 environment. It is recommended to upgrade first to latest CB Nightly Release.

So here is a list of steps to help you quickly get started:

  1. Upgrade to latest CB 2.0.11 Nightly release
  2. Download the CB GroupJive 3.0 beta one distribution
  3. Unzip distribution package to reveal individual CB plugins, Joomla module and Joomla plugin
  4. Install the CB Plugins using the CB Plugin Manager and then publish them
  5. Optionally Install Joomla module and Joomla search plugin and publish
  6. Create a new Joomla menu (give it a name like GroupJive) of menu type Community Builder -> Plugin
    Select CB GroupJive from Plugin dropdown and save
    Then Select All Categories in the Action parameter
    Save menu
  7. Create as many categories as you want from the CB GroupJive -> Categories button
  8. You can also create groups from the CB GroupJive -> Groups button
  9. Access GroupJive from your website frontend by clicking on the Joomla menu you created in step 6

You can explore options and settings to quickly get the hang of things and study all available tooltips. We are working on a GroupJive Primer Book that should be available when release candidate status is reached,

Please post any problems or feedback on the discussion thread below so we can quickly address and fix. Depending on feedback and issues identified we will be issuing either a new beta release or we will be going directly to a Release Candidate process.

Discuss this on our forums


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