We want to say thanks to eWAY for listing CMGroupBuying in their list of shopping carts and eCommerce solutions which support eWAY payment method!

What is eWAY? eWAY is an online payment gateway used by 12,000+ businesses to process credit card payments. It is supported by more than 200 shopping cart platforms and 22 banks in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Find out more at http://www.eway.com.au/.


CMGroupBuying 1.7.0

 

CMExtension team is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 1.7.0.

Some bugs/issues in the previous releases were fixed/improved:

New features in 1.7.0:

  • Compatible with Jooomla 3.x.x
  • Advance payment: buyer only needs to pay to group buying site a small amount of deal price, the rest will be paid to merchant
  • Payment methods are now available as Joomla plug-ins
  • 2 new payment methods:

Tip for upgrading: Please do not upgrade your 1.6.0 to 1.7.0 in a production site, please do it on a test site. You need to install and configure the payment plug-ins that you use, "Payments" section in Joomla back-end is not available any more.

 

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,

Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang

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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

Discuss in forum


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.


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