Dear CMGroupBuying users,

We are working for the next release of CMGroupBuying, version 2.5.0. We hope it will be available at the beginning of September, or if there is any big issue which delays the release we will try our best to release CMGroupBuying 2.5.0 in the middle of the month.

In this 2.5.0 release we have the following new features:

  • MOLPay payment plugin.
  • Partner can edit his information in Partner Management Area.
  • Akeeba Subscription integration: after a user subscribes for a specific subscription in Akeeba Subscription component, a partner is created automatically for that user, he can log into Partner Management Area and add/change his company info, then create his first deal immediately. When his subscription expires, the partner is unpublished, he can't access Partner Management Area anymore unless he renews or subscribes the subscription again.
  • Improvements in AlphaUserPoint integration:
    • Exchange rate: instead of having 1 point = 1 currency unit exchange rate which can not be modified, now you can set your custom exchange rate, eg 1 point = 10 currency point (1 point = $10 for example).
    • Reward rule supports percentage value: Instead of rewarding buyer a specific amount of point for buying deal, you can reward him an amount of point which is the percentage of deal price. For example, if your AUP's rule percentage value is 50%, buyer will receive 50 points if he buys a $100 deal, or 20 points for a $40 deal.

We hope you will like these new features. Thank you for your support and feature requests!

CMExtension Team

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We are pleased to announce the availability of CMGroupBuying version 2.4.0.

We planned to release this version at the end of July, however because of the issue in Joomla! 3.1.4 we postponed the release. After Joomla! 3.1.5 was out, we tested everything again to be sure the bug in Joomla! was fixed and CMGroupBuying could run on Joomla! 3.1.5 without any problem.

CMGroupBuying 2.4.0 has the following changes:

We look forward to receiving your feedback for this release. Thank you for support!

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CMExtension Team would like to announce that CMGroupBuying 2.3.0 is now available to download in CMGroupBuying download area.

CMGroupBuying 2.3.0 includes some bug fixes and the following changes/new features:

  • Bootstrap is loaded in back-end in both Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x.x.
  • The number of deal option is increased to 10.
  • A new email template for administrator when there is new cash order made.
  • Menu items for deal listing and free coupon listing now have an option to list deals / free coupons in a specific location.
  • K2 integration: we have ability to map a K2's item to a CMGroupBuying's deal, we can insert buy button, countdown timer and number of purchases of deal into K2's item. When user clicks on buy button in K2's item page, deal is added to cart and user is taken to CMGroupBuying's checkout form.
  • CM Group Buy template has a responsive K2 layout included. We can use this K2 layout to override K2's default layout to have a responsive site with Bootstrap.

We look forward to receiving your feedback for this release. Thank you for using CMGroupBuying!
You can discuss this news in our forum.

Regards,
CMExtension Team


We are pleased to announce the release of CMDealAggregator 1.2.0, a deal aggregator component for Joomla!.

In 1.2.0 we have ability to import deals from the following sites:

  • groupon.com
  • groupon.de
  • groupon.com.br
  • livingsocial.com
  • bigkupon.cz
  • 3days.gr
  • bonybony.cz
  • dooplan.com
  • groupalia.com
  • ehub.cz
  • grabo.bg
  • offerum.com
  • offerum.it
  • sebogo.com
  • slevykurzu.cz
  • lightinthebox.com
  • linkwise.gr
  • mydeals.cz
  • kanui.com.br
  • vykupto.cz
  • ilovetravel.cz
  • newgo.cz
  • primacestovani.cz
  • travelix.cz
  • sebogo.es

CMDealAggregator is now compatible with Joomla 3.x.x and Bootstrap is loaded in CMDealAggregator's back-end and front-end on both Joomla 2.5.x and Joomla 3.x.x.

In this release, the subscription form is removed, however tagcmdealaggregator plug-in is still available for integration with ACYMailing.

If you want to upgrade your CMDealAggregator from 1.1.0, please note the we have changed some language strings in front-end, so you may need to translate CMDealAggregator again. Always back up your site before upgrade! If it is possible you can try to upgrade on a test site first!

if you install CMDealAggregator 1.2.0 (new install, not upgrade), sample data will be installed, this helps you know how to setup sites and XML tags in CMDealAggregator.

We have added some new subscription plans, please check the purchase page for more info.

Please feel free to give us feedback and new feature suggestion in our forum. If you have any problem, please submit a support ticket and we will help you.

Thank you for your support!


We have finished the development for CMGroupBuying 2.3.0, now we are testing and we hope 2.3.0 could be released as soon as possible in this June.

In 2.3.0 we have fixed 2 bugs: failed to override background image for free coupon, issue with Joomla's flash uploader in Joomla 3.x.x.

New features in this releases are:

  • Bootstrap is loaded in back-end in both Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x.x.
  • Deal has 10 options at max, instead of 5 as previous releases.
  • A new email template for cash order, every time a new cash order is made this mail template is sent to administrator. This is useful for group buy sites which use cash payment.
  • Menu items for deal listing and free coupon listing now have an option to list deals / free coupons in a specific location.
  • K2 integration: we have ability to map a K2's item to a CMGroupBuying's deal, we can insert buy button, countdown timer and number of purchases of deal into K2's item. When user clicks on buy button in K2's item page, deal is added to cart and user is taken to CMGroupBuying's checkout form.
  • CM Group Buy template has a responsive K2 layout included. We can use this K2 layout to override K2's default layout to have a responsive site with Bootstrap.

With K2 integration, you can easily build a group buy site with your own layout and many other powerful extensions for K2. Some interest features of K2:

  • extra fields
  • comment system
  • tag system
  • multi-level category system
  • Facebook Like button, Twitter share button, Google +1 button are integrated by default
  • Google search integration
  • reCaptcha integration
  • powerful SEO (you can integrate with sh404SEF too!)
  • Community Builder integration
  • Many popular Joomla template providers have already integrated K2 into their templates with beautiful and flexible layouts and
  • many third-party extensions to extend K2
  • and more!

We would like to say thanks to CMGroupBuying users who requested and suggested these features! Thank  you to all CMGroupBuying users for your support!

We hope you will like CMGroupBuying 2.3.0!

More info about K2: http://getk2.org/

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