Dear CMGroupBuying subscribers and followers,

CMExtension team would like to announce that we plan to release CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 on November 24, 2012.

CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 will have a new cool feature: advance payment.

With advance payment, buyer only needs to pay to group buying site a small amount of deal price, the rest will be paid to merchant (partner). This kind of payment is very useful for expensive deals, because most of buyers don't want to risk for spending so much money online for something that they are not sure they will own. Travel deal is an example. A travel trip to a famous beach, a beautiful resort and spa could cost $500, after 50% discount on group buying site, $250 is still too expensive for many people. Instead of making a full $250 payment to group buying site, buyers can only need to pay $50, after having the coupons and bringing it to the travel company, they will pay the rest $200.

Payment methods in CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 will be available as Joomla! plugins. Using Joomla! plugins, you can easily configure your payment method, you don't need to modify a configuration file any more, and this way is more secure.

And the last great news for who is in love with Joomla! 3.x.x, CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 will be compatible with Joomla! 3.x.x. However, we still encourage to use Joomla! 2.5.x. Joomla! website already gives us some tips for choosing which Joomla! version is good for us, you can view the article here. Please note that 2 extensions that CMGroupBuying has integrations with - sh404SEF and AlphaUserPoints - have not been compatible with Joomla! 3.x.x yet!

Thank you for all your support! We hope you will like CMGroupBuying 1.7.0!

Best regards,

Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang


CMGroupBuying 1.6.0

CMExt team is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 1.6.0.

Fixed bugs since 1.5.0 version:

New features:

  • Support Facebook OpenGraph tags for sharing deals in Facebook more conveniently.
  • AlphaUserPoints and Jomsocial plugin/rule for rewarding buyers after they buy for deals.
  • 1 new template and 2 new layouts which fully support RTL languages. These template and layouts will replace current templates and layouts in future releases.
  • Effects for deal list: show deal short description (similar to Groupon.com) and run a slideshow (similar to Facebook's album) on mover hover (only available for 2 new layouts).
  • Ability to configure how deals are displayed in deal list (how many deals in a row, distance between deals..., only available for 2 new layouts).
  • Mobile template is redesigned and supports switching to desktop version, RTL languages.
  • Shipping cost for each item bought.
  • Free printable coupon and free coupon code:
    • Administrator can create new free coupons in back-end.
    • Partner can submit new free coupons in front-end.
    • Buyer can easily get coupon code or coupon image to print without providing personal information or adding coupon to shopping cart.
  • and other small improvements.

Since this release, there is a test site for you to try CMGroupBuying's features in Joomla's back-end. You can find more information about this test site here.

CMExt Team wants to say thanks to CMGroupBuying's users who have supported CMGroupBuying since 1.0.0 version and who have reported bugs and suggested new features! Thank you for helping us make CMGroupBuying better!

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

 

Regards,

CMExt Team

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Hello everyone,

We are pleased to announce the new features in the upcoming version of CMGroupBuying - CMGroupBuying 1.6.0:

- Fix issue: Slideshow doesn't run in order.

- Support Facebook OpenGraph tags for sharing deals in Facebook more conveniently.

- AlphaUserPoint and Jomsocial plugin/rule for rewarding buyers after they buy for deals.

- 1 new template and 2 new layouts which fully support RTL languages. These template and layouts will replace current templates and layouts in future releases.

- Effects for deal list: show deal short description (similar to Groupon.com) and run a slideshow (similar to Facebook's album) on mover hover (only available for 2 new layouts).

- Mobile template is redesigned and supports switching to desktop version.

- Shipping cost for each item bought.

 

We are in final steps to complete this version, we plan to release this version on October 24, 2012.

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to post in our forum.

 

Regards,

CMExt team.


Dear CMGroupBuying users,

We just changed our subscription plans for CMGroupBuying:

  • 180 days subscription plan was changed from $180 to $150.
  • 365 days subscription is now $250, it was $350.
  • A new $300 lifetime subscription is now available for purchase .

The reasons we made these changes are, there are more and more people interested in CMGroupBuying and choose CMGroupBuying to build their group buying sites, many people were asking about lifetime subscription to not have to pay a new subscription over again and again. Paying $350 for each year was a solution, but we think $350 a year for a Joomla! subscription is still expensive for long-term use, if you wanted to follow CMGroupBuying in 5 years, you had to pay us $1750 in total, it was so expensive for some people. Joomla! is a great CMS, and it's free, isn't it?

So now we decrease the prices for 180 days and 365 days subscription and add a lifetime subscription for CMGroupBuying. We hope these changes will help CMGroupBuying users be able to follow CMGroupBuying in long-term.

Note: If you purchase for a lifetime subscription, you will see your subscription will be expired in 10 years. Don't worry about it, your subscription will never end. It is a problem with PHP, it has a maximum value for a 32-bit signed integer for date, our subscription system requires an end date for a subscription.

Thank you very much for your interested and support for CMGroupBuying!

Best regards,

CMExtension Team


 

CMExtension team is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 1.5.0.

Some bugs in the previous releases were fixed:

  • Failed to verify transaction due to changes in Paypal Sandbox (only happened in Sandbox testing).
  • Failed to set coupons to "Delivered" in 2CheckOut payment gateway.
  • Missing deal name in JomSocial actitivy posts.
  • Couldn't get deal option information in tagacymailing plugin.
  • Deals are now in "Published" status automatically after Administrator approve them.
  • And other minor improvements.

New features in 1.5.0:

  • 3 new payment methods are available:
  • Geotargeting for Deal Map and Category Browsing which uses IP database from MaxMind and IPInfoDB.
  • Partner now can only access his/her folder for uploading deal and coupon image.
  • Mail notification to administrator when partner submits new deal is available.
  • Content plugins are supported in deal detail page.
  • 1 single XML link for all active deals is available for deal aggregator integration. Tags for category and city are also supported.  (Demo)

 

CMExt Team wants to say thanks to CMGroupBuying's users who have supported CMGroupBuying in 1.0.0 version and who have reported bugs and suggested new features, helped us test new payment gateways!

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

Regards,

CMExt Team

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