Dear CMGroupBuying users,

If you are running CMGroupBuying on Joomla! 3.1.x, do not upgrade to 3.2.0!

Joomla! 3.2.0 will be released in November, it includes new features and changes, there is 1 change that affects CMGroupBuying:  Migrate application classes from legacy JApplication to JApplicationWeb.

If you upgrade to Joomla! 3.2.0, you will not receive any Joomla! message when using CMGroupBuying, eg info message when action succeeds or error message when action fails or when error occurs. You could easily notice this problem when adding a new deal to cart, the message "The deal is added to cart successfully." is no longer displayed.

We are working for CMGroupBuying 2.7.0, it will be compatible with Joomla! 3.2.0.

If you want to upgrade to Joomla! 3.2.0:

- Wait until CMGroupBuying 2.7.0 is out, upgrade both Joomla! and CMGroupBuying.

- Fix CMGroupBuying by yourself (programming skill required). You can refer this commit. In general, you need to change

JFactory::getApplication()->redirect($this->redirect, $this->message, $this->messageType);


JFactory::getApplication()->enqueueMessage($this->message, $this->messageType);


You can use your preferred integrated development environment to search for 'JFactory::getApplication()->redirect(' in CMGroupBuying source code and update them.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any question.


CMExtension team

Dear CMGroupBuying users,

CMExtension is pleased to announce the availability of CMGroupBuying version 2.6.0.

CMGroupBuying 2.6.0 provides ability to accept credit card payment directly on your site. Now we have 2 options, list available payment methods for users to choose (the old way), or show credit card form and let users enter card detail then checkout (the new way).

At the present time we only support Paypal Pro's Direct Payments for this direct credit card payment. We would like to hear your feedback to improve this feature. More direct payment methods will be available soon. If you support credit card payment, don't forget enable SSL on your server!

Since 2.6.0 in checkout form you can also display your custom messages as instructions to buyers. This is useful if you want to give them instruction how to select a payment method, what credit card type you support or how to find the CCV code on credit card...

The following payment gateway methods are updated.

  • Alipay: Dual payment type is added to the plug-in (*).
  • iDEAL: Our iDEAL plug-in only supported Mollie service, now we have added TargetPay (*).

2.6.0 also comes with 2 new payment gateways:

(*) Because these payment services don't provide public sandbox or public testing so we can not test the plug-ins. If you have any issues with these payment plug-ins please let us know. If you are using CMGroupBuying but your subscription is expired and you want to use or update these new payment plug-ins, please email us, we will send the plug-ins to you.

We look forward to receiving your feedback for this new release. Thank you for your bug reports, feature requests and your support!



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CMExtension team is proud to announce the first release of CMCouponListing.

CMCouponListing component gives you ability to setup a coupon listing site, where stores or merchants can register and submit their discount offers like coupon code, coupon image, discount activation link, affiliate link; this helps them promote their trademarks, promote their services and earn more sales.


  • GPL 2 or later


  • Joomla! 2.5.x and Joomla! 3.x.x.
  • PHP 5.2 or newer.

Additional extensions:

  • CMCouponListing Category List module: a module lists all categories.
  • CMCouponListing Featured Merchants module: a module shows random featured merchants.
  • CMCouponListing Search module: a module displays a search form.
  • cmcouponlistingmerchant plug-in: a plug-in for integration with Akeeba Subscription component, a merchant is automatically created in CMCouponListing when user subscribes a subscription in Akeeba Subscription component. Merchant is inactive when subscription expires.
  • tagcmcouponlising plug-in: a tag plug-in for ACYMailling, this helps you insert many coupons from a specific category into ACYMailing's newsletter automatically.

Main features:


  • 2 layouts: non-responsive and responsive (Bootstrap).
  • Menu item for listing all coupons, coupons in specific categories.
  • Menu item for listing all categories and merchants in them.
  • Menu item for listing all merchants.
  • Menu item for search page.
  • Coupons from featured merchants or featured coupons can be displayed on the top of coupon list.
  • Merchant's management area, where merchant edits profile and manages coupons.
  • Integrate with Akeeba Subscription, only active merchant can access management area, when merchant's subscription expires his/her account is deactivated so he/she can't access this area any more, unless he/she extends the subscription in Akeeba Subscription.
  • Merchant can upload his/her own logo image.
  • Merchant can create, edit and delete his/her own coupons.
  • Registration form for user to sign up as a merchant.
  • Facebook, Twitter and Google+ sharing for coupon and merchant.
  • Coupon detail page.
  • Support Joomla!'s access control. Coupon can be configured to available to a specific user group, this give you ability to deliver special coupons to special users, for example, users who pay for monthly fee to have access to special offers.
  • Merchant registration settings inherit from Users component's settings.
  • Merchant logo upload settings inherit from Media component's settings.


  • Manage category, merchant, coupon.
  • Manage where coupon images and logo images are stored.
  • Enable or disable Facebook, Twitter and Google+ buttons.
  • Enable or disable coupon detail page.
  • Control where users can get offers, in coupon listing page or in coupon detail page.

We look forward to receiving your feedback for this new product.

You can purchase CMCouponListing here, the price is $50 and you receive support, updates in lifetime.

CMCouponListing demo site:

Dear CMGroupBuying users,

CMExtension is pleased to announce the availability of CMGroupBuying version 2.5.0.

In this release CMGroupBuying has the following new features and changes:

  • Autopost plug-in is updated to fix Facebook issue.
  • New payment plug-in: MOLPay.
  • Partner can edit his information in Partner Management Area.
  • Akeeba Subscription integration for partner.
  • Improvements in AlphaUserPoint integration:
    • Customizable exchange rate.
    • Reward rule supports percentage value.

We look forward to receiving your feedback for this release. Thank you for your bug reports, feature requests and your support!

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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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