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 website is rocking with Joomla 3.5.1, Community Builder 2.0.14, CB Paid Subscriptions 4.1, Kunena 5.0, uddeIM 3.9, CB Privacy 4.0.3, CB AntiSpam 2.0.0, CB Gallery 1.0.6, CB Auto Actions 6.3.5, CB Conditionals 4.0.7 and many more of our great add-ons !
We are especially excited to announce the brand new CB Package Builder 5.0.0 - a revolutionary download manager solution for Joomla that also has built-in integration for our CB Paid Subscriptions product. Our Joomlapolis Downloads section is powered by CB Package Builder (yes, we do eat our own dog food) - so go ahead and check it out !
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.
New Joomlapolis Rocks!
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The updates aren't automated. You'll need to still download and install the latest release. It'll simply let you know when there is a newer release.
Automatic update is great so long as there are not conflicts with other components and modules i have on the site.
The current plugin version is in the version column or in plugin edit view. The mouseover version is the latest release. You'll be able to compare them that way. In addition to this our downloads page has full version history selection. This means you can click the dropdown and see the versions as they progress and download an older release if needed.
but would be nice to see where the version numbers change
Have added a ticket for package builder to make the font larger for the label usages. This should solve the visibility issues. A separate page with a grid is not happening. We've no desire to bring back a page we had to manually maintain. Package builder is entirely automated; we simply upload the files and it entirely handles it.
Hope that makes sense. At least for me, the white on black version numbers is hard to read so maybe if that was different than the grid might not be as desirable for me at least.
A few cool features are also in the works like 1-click demo login and backend demo.
Personally Helix3 templates are fantastic; the parameters offered for customization are very helpful plus the drag and drop layout editor. Page Builder is riddled with issues and caused me quite a bit of headache. I've had to add a multitude of fixes to it in addition to Joomla content.prepare support. With that said though it is still the best Page Builder extension from my experience testing the others available so don't let some of my frustration shy away from using it, lol.
pepperstreet wrote: I always had some vague assumptions, but never expected to find HELIX3 and PAGEBUILDER. I know both really well and I am curious to investigate your creation in more detail at a later date. Good to know "Joomlapolis" choose to rely on this particular combination. Personally I was a bit hesitant to use it for important jobs and tasks. Unfortunately, I found some things I did not like... but hopefully they are going to be improved in the next major updates. Nonetheless, I am confident and looking forward to give some feedback very soon.
Massive task, lol. I used notepad++ to keep a TODO list. I don't have anything public in that regard to share. Just took it 1 step at a time. Getting the initial layout planned was the first step, but that we just used a template that had an initial layout to our liking (the revibe template specifically). The products page took a good week just to get us all to agree on a single design that we'd use for each product page. The individual product pages content wise then took some time as they all include product screenshots, etc.. I'll be happy to answer any further questions if you've anything more specific that you're curious about.
pepperstreet wrote: BTW, that must have been a huge task. What about creating an article-series or some kind of "migration-diary"?
I bet that would show a lot of interesting tips and insights. Please!
allenjj wrote: As a user who has installed your products and knows what each module does, I miss the grid listing the shows the latest versions. That said overall I do like the new look and think that the new design will help less experienced or new joomlapolis users. Do hope you will create the grid listing for folks like me.
In "Downloads" menu, each package shows it's latest version in a drop-down where you can see the available previous versions too. Also the versions-check inside CB Plugin manager now works too, and you can even single-click to install upgrades!
Does 2 items replace enough the previous table for the uses you had of that table we had on our old site ?
(the big advantage is that those 2 items automatically update as we release )
allenjj wrote: Conceptually the listing of my downloads in my profile could be really useful, but right now they just list the plugin and the date downloaded, not the version number. Adding the version number would be helpful I think. Anyways, not trying to find fault with the new site as I love Joomlapolis and Community Builder, but trying to make it even better by adding my feedback.
We love feedbacks! Keep them coming
You can edit and add comments on your Downloads history. There is a cog on the right with "Edit" drop-down where you can name your downloads.
The real interest of the Downloads history is that if you click on the link, it will re-download you the same items, but with their latest versions. So not sure that version numbers would make any sense. Specially, if you download 30+ items in a single download ?
allenjj wrote: Seems with the new web page and the changes you have made, most of my plug-ins are now showing on my control panel community builder updates section that there are new versions when in fact I already have installed the latest version and my version number matches the version on your page.
There is a bug in versions comparison in CB, which is fixed in latest CB nightly. Just install latest CB nightly and things should be displaying green when up to date.
I always had some vague assumptions, but never expected to find HELIX3 and PAGEBUILDER. I know both really well and I am curious to investigate your creation in more detail at a later date. Good to know "Joomlapolis" choose to rely on this particular combination. Personally I was a bit hesitant to use it for important jobs and tasks. Unfortunately, I found some things I did not like... but hopefully they are going to be improved in the next major updates. Nonetheless, I am confident and looking forward to give some feedback very soon.
BTW, that must have been a huge task. What about creating an article-series or some kind of "migration-diary"?
I bet that would show a lot of interesting tips and insights. Please!
Until then, congrats to your relaunch and your new website!!!