GroupJive 3.0 beta 1 ready for testing

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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.

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