CMExtension is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 2.7.0 with some new improvements:

  • Compatible with Joomla! 3.2.0.
  • Integrate with Disqus comment.
  • Improvements in CM Group Buy template for compatibility with RTL languages.

Since 2.7.0 release, we would like to change the release cycle of CMGroupBuying.

CMGroupBuying is now a big component with many additional extensions and many many features. Thank you very much for all your support, ideas, feature requests! Since the early days of CMGroupBuying, we have 1 month release cycle, every month a new version with improvements, with new features. However, now 1 month is not enough for us to develop new features and test them,  we need more and more time to test them all.

So what and how will we change?

Instead of 1 release every month with a few new features. Now we would like to have a new release in 2 (or maybe 3) months with more new features. We just updated CMGroupBuying Roadmap with new features of 2.8.0 release, we really need more than 1 month to develop and test them before publishing them.

Although we introduced what is new in 2.8.0, other ideas are always welcomed! Please feel free to post your request on our forum, if we have time we will integrate them right in 2.8.0. Please note most requested features have higher priority.

Again thank you very much for your support! If you have any problem with 2.7.0 version please contact us!


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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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