While rebuilding our component CMGroupBuying, we wanted to add a social login feature into it, and we realize that not only CMGroupBuying but also other components of us needed this feature. So we decided to build a standalone Joomla! extension for authentication via social networks, we could integrate and use this extension in all of our other extensions.

Now this extension is completed, it is called "CM Social Connect" and it is free. You can download and use it freely on your site, our other extensions (like CMGroupBuying) are not required in running it.

There are 3 supported social networks: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

You can download CM Social Connect on Github: https://github.com/cmextension/cmsocialconnect/releases/

The documentation is hosted on Read The Docs: http://cm-social-connect.readthedocs.org/

You can try CM Social Connect on our demo site: http://donationdemo.cmext.vn/

CM Live Deal 1.5.2 Stable

We would like to say thank to CMLiveDeal for all of your support and contributions for helping us test CMLiveDeal 1.5.x. Today we are happy to release 1.5.2 Stable.

CMLiveDeal 1.5.2 fixes 2 problems in 1.5.1 Beta:

  • Searching by keyword didn't work.
  • Incorrect deal quantity in Cities module.

There is also 1 new feature which many users requested: ability to copy information of subscriber from Membership Pro to CMLiveDeal merchant's profile. The integration is very simple, you can see it in the documentation.

Our documentation and our demo site were updated to 1.5.2:

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any problem or question for CMLiveDeal 1.5.2.

We are pleased to release the version 1.4.1 of CMDealAggregator. This release improves the cron job feature in the 1.4.0 version which was difficult to debug if there were something wrong.

If you have any question for this release, please don't hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for using CMDealAggregator and giving feedback for 1.4.0 release!

CM Live Deal 1.4.1 Beta

After releasing CMLiveDeal 1.5.0 last week, we received some bug reports from CMLiveDeal users, so today we release 1.5.1 to fix those problems:

  • Incorrect ending time of deal when integrating with Membership Pro. This problem didn't happen to all users, it depended on how you use Membership Pro, so we didn't recognize this problem until now. There is also a new Joomla! plugin "Membership Pro - CM Live Deal integration" to help integrate with Membership Pro and fix this bug, you need to enable this plugin after you update to 1.5.1 (it is installed automatically when you update). We also added a new tool to re-calculate your deals's ending times, we suggest you run this tool after you update to 1.5.1.
  • The fields in merchant registration form were always "required", although in the plugin setting they were set to "optional".

We want say thank to CMLiveDeal users for help us test CMLiveDeal 1.5.0 and all users who have supported CMLiveDeal!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any problem with CMLiveDeal 1.5.1 or if you have any idea to suggest!

We would like to announce the first release of our small plugin - CMAvatar.

CM Avatar is a very simple Joomla! plugin which adds avatar (profile picture) field to Joomla! user profile.

As administrator you can configure

  • where avatar files are stored
  • maximum file size is allowed to upload
  • avatar width
  • what file extensions are allowed to upload

Avatar files are resized and convert to JPG image file, then are stored in your defined folder.

To display avatar on your website, you need add some PHP code to where you want to display avatar, please see the documentation for more info.

We saw many people requested this feature many times on the net, from Joomla! forum, mailing list, StackOveflow, ect... so we decided to develop a plugin for it. We hope this plugin is helpful and save people times in building Joomla website.

Download and source code: https://github.com/cmextension/cmavatar/

Documentation: http://cmavatar-docs.readthedocs.org/

Demo site is not available, please try the plugin by yourself to see how it works, you can check the documentation for some screenshots.