So, visit our demo site, select the Community Builder menu feature item or the Add-ons menu item you are interested in. You can also use the direct login buttons to explore both frontend functionality and administrative area configurations.
The demo site is periodically reset to its initial state, so don't hesitate to experiment with settings and additional functionality of our installed products.
This website was designed for you and we are excited about it !
Whether you are visiting Joomlapolis for the first time or you are a frequent community member, you will see and experience many improvements designed to help you get the most bang for your time and your money.
Designed from scratch, our new Joomlapolis website is powered by the latest and greatest Joomla and Community Builder add-ons. The new environment will help you easily find the product you are looking for and quickly understand what its benefits are and how you can get it. If you are already a customer, information about latest releases and new downloads available are at your fingertips. Special blog feeds from the experts, documentation areas and support discussions are here to keep you connected to the largest Joomla community in the world.
The new Download History tab you will see on your new user profile page is another CB Package Builder feature that shows you exactly what you downloaded from Joomlapolis and when.
We have also provisioned a News Blog area for CB Core Team members to better communicate with the huge Community Builder community. And we will be using it often -- so stay tuned and subscribe to the RSS feeds.
Another new concept we have designed for you and we will be activating is: the new releases feed (located under the News menu). Here we will push a brief no nonsence message everytime a new release (or new nightly build) is available for any of our many products.
CBSubs GPL Paid Subscriptions Membership 4.1 released with 9 new features and 7 bug fixes. Up to date paid members can download from here
The punchline for this release is -- "Content Control Everywhere".
The new features give you fantastic granular control to display any plan description or pricing data in any Joomla content area (articles or modules) and even lets you specify when specific content is to appear (or disappear) for your paid subscribers. Well that's the punchline, but there are many more features and CBSubs default and rounded templates are now fully responsive -- so everything looks great on tablets and smartphones!
The major new features included in this release are:
-- Decide when your paid subscribers see the content you want them to see --
(2606) - Timed Release content support using new [cbsubs:if since] tags Lets you filter any Joomla content based on time criteria against subscription baseline.
Example: [cbsubs:if plan="1" status="A" since>="1 week" and plan="1" status="A" since<="2 week"] This only shows up between 1st and 2nd week of your subscription [/cbsubs:if]
-- Optionally include tax costs in your plan price displays --
(3732) Tax inclusive plan price display options Display plan price that includes default tax calculation. This is off by default, but you can enable it on a plan by plan basis default tax rate setting to be used (based on default customer location).
-- Personalize your marketing by embedding plan or subscription data in your content --
(5953) Display plan or subscription content in Joomla content Show plan or subscription specific data in your Joomla or CB content areas (articles, modules, fields).
Example: Upgrade to our plan [cbsubs:plans plan="1" output="name" /] for just [cbsubs:plans plan="1" output="price" /] now!
-- Even more tools to help you target active and even expired subscribers --
(5954) Condition Joomla content depending on subscriptions You can now embed [cbsubs:if plan] substitutions in your Joomla content to show content based on subscription.
Example: [cbsubs:if plan="1" status="X"]Your subscription has expired, please renew today at our discounted price[/cbsubs:if]
-- Make things easier and faster for people to pay you --
(5934) New URL to take potential purchaser directly to basket This new feature gives you a different URL that bypasses the plan selection process taking purchaser directly to basket ready for checkout.
-- Sales process is now awesome looking on any tablet or smartphone device --
(4987) Updated default and rounded template markup to Bootstrap 3 The default and Rounded templates have been updated to support Bootstrap 3, so frontend CBSubs displays are now fully responsive and look great on all viewing devices (tablets and smartphones).
-- More controls for you to keep your subscribers motivated to follow your customer lifecycle --
(5912) New subscription plan time sensitive settings to disallow reactivation of expired or cancelled subscription You can now configure a plan to not allow reactivation once it has expired or has been cancelled. Setting also lets you configure the "disallowing" based on duration since expiration or the duration before expiration.
Your site is up, users are joining and searching your user list pages and making friends with each other. You are able to send off personalized email messages using the CB Mass Mailing functionality located in the CB User management page.
But you realize that you need to help people express themselves and make noise on your website.
Back to the CB Primer Book you go and find Chapter 8 Working with Plugins and start reading. Aha, CB Blogs looks very promising. What if you setup and allow your users to blog straight from their user profile page? And how about storing the blogs as Joomla articles so your can use the Joomla content management functionality to show off the blogs outside the profile pages also. Wow, there is even another great video tutorial that illustrates this - CB Blogs Plugin Joomla Mode.
You quickly get this new functionality working on your website and once again you create a new Joomla tutorial article explaing how your users can create their own blogs. Of course you once again use the CB Mass Mailing functionality to let your existing users know about this new functionality you added.
Continuing where we left off, you have your Joomla website in place - with great content - and Community Builder configured to handle the registration process and the profile pages of your community. All your members get their own profile page where they can update their data when needed. You have also created a number of user lists with searching enabled to let your users find others with similar interests.
From experience with other social netwrking sites (aka Facebook) you know that people should be able to hook-up with each other (social friends).
Back to the CB Primer Book you go and find Chapter 9 Working with Connections and start reading. Aha, Connections is the term used to describe this user hook-up. You read the chapter and watch the great #24 tutorial - and you quickly get this functionality configured on your site. You notice that connections can be bidirectional or unidirectional - but for know you decide to keep things simple. Bidirectional it is - if I am connected to someone, that someone is also connected with me. You have a test user configured and you establish a connection to test out the process. Email notification is sent, user receiving the connection request approves it and the connection is set and recorded in the new Connections tab.
Wow, that's cool you say.
As you were reading the CB Primer Book, you noticed that in Chapter 8 Working with Plugins there is a discussion about integration with a Private Messaging extension called uddeIM. "Hmm, why not you say .." and quickly read up on it and download it and get it configured and integrated. Another cool video - tutorial #21 - helps you in this process and you also quickly add new messages notification to your CB Login module.
Now you have a better way for your users to communicate with each other - directly on your site.
This is cool you think. I hope users can quickly take advantage of this new functionality. "Hmm, maybe I should create a new article describing Connections and Private Messaging". Yup, that is the way to go. So, back to Joomla to create new content. Great screenshots are taken and embedded in your awesome tutorials - this way your users will not have to experiment. All they need to do is read the new tutorials.
You scratch your head and ask yourself - "How can I let people now about this functionality and the great tutorials I created?"
Back to the CB Primer Book and to Chapter 7 Working with CB User Management where you find the Mass Mailer functionality. And of course you find another great video tutorial #38 to guide you through this task. This is exactly what I need you think - wow these guys have thought of everything!
So you quickly create your mass mailing message - add links to your new Joomla tutorial articles and bombs away!
And suddenly you realize: "Wow, and all of this is still FREE!!!".