CMExtension would like to announce the release of CM Group Buying 2.8.3. This is a maintenance release to fix a bug in ACYMailing integration and improve search result in staff management area. There is no new features in this release. We've tested CM Group Buying with Joomla! 3.8, CM Group Buying users can update to Joomla! 3.8 without worrying about breaking CM Group Buying.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions for this release.

We will update the progress of CMGroupBuying 2.9.0's development on our social network channels FacebookTwitter and Google+.

Every time there is something cool done, we will post screenshots to keep you updated on the progress.

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CMGroupBuying 2.8.1 is a maintenance release for updating and providing some improvements in CMGroupBuying:

  • Autopost plugin is updated to be compatible with the latest Facebook API's version.
  • RSS feed is Improved.
  • Improvement in CMLandingPopup plugin.
  • Countdown script is updated to the latest version.
  • Starter kit is updated to the latest versions of Joomla!, Akeeba Backup, ACYMailing and K2.
  • Fixed a bug in free coupon's review.

If you have any question for CMGroupBuying 2.8.1 please feel free to contact us.

Dear CMGroupBuying users,

Recently we have received some reports that the zip package of CMGroupBuying 2.8.0 can not be uncompressed after download. However, this issue doesn't happen to all users, we also don't have this issue here.

We are investigating the reason of this issue. If you download the file and can not extract it for the first time, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will send you the file via email, you don't need to try to download again.

We apology for this inconvenience and hope it will be solved soon.

Update on May 6: Instead of downloading a zip file, now you can download the jpa file of Akeeba Backup directly, the problem seems to be gone, please contact us if you face this problem again.

Regards,

Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang

CMExtension team is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 2.8.0!

New features:

  • New newsletter subscription popup plugin, the popup can be displayed in a specific menu item and users can close it easily to view the content of the page.
  • Search module now supports free coupons.
  • Search page now can use a public menu item (used to be a hidden menu item).
  • Free coupon management and free coupon submission pages are moved into Partner Management Area.
  • PDF coupon is supported. Now you have 2 options for coupon format: HTML (the old format) and PDF (the new one).
  • CMGroupBuying now can generate its own QR code, you have an option to select what QR code generator you want to use,Google Chart or the library in CMGroupBuying.
  • Featured free coupon is added (similar to Today Deal)
  • "Product" feature: you can create products and assign your deals to products. This new feature is useful if you have many deals for a single product. Create a Products page in your front-end will help your users find out what products you are selling and how many deals are available for those products.
  • Deal and free coupon now support custom meta key and meta description.
  • CMDealArticle plugin is rebuilt to work similar to CMDealK2 plugin.
  • CMGroupBuying More Coupons module is available, it works similar to More Deals module but for free coupon only.

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?

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

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!

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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We are pleased to announce the availability of CMGroupBuying version 2.4.0.

We planned to release this version at the end of July, however because of the issue in Joomla! 3.1.4 we postponed the release. After Joomla! 3.1.5 was out, we tested everything again to be sure the bug in Joomla! was fixed and CMGroupBuying could run on Joomla! 3.1.5 without any problem.

CMGroupBuying 2.4.0 has the following changes:

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

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CMExtension Team would like to announce that CMGroupBuying 2.3.0 is now available to download in CMGroupBuying download area.

CMGroupBuying 2.3.0 includes some bug fixes and the following changes/new features:

  • Bootstrap is loaded in back-end in both Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x.x.
  • The number of deal option is increased to 10.
  • A new email template for administrator when there is new cash order made.
  • Menu items for deal listing and free coupon listing now have an option to list deals / free coupons in a specific location.
  • K2 integration: we have ability to map a K2's item to a CMGroupBuying's deal, we can insert buy button, countdown timer and number of purchases of deal into K2's item. When user clicks on buy button in K2's item page, deal is added to cart and user is taken to CMGroupBuying's checkout form.
  • CM Group Buy template has a responsive K2 layout included. We can use this K2 layout to override K2's default layout to have a responsive site with Bootstrap.

We look forward to receiving your feedback for this release. Thank you for using CMGroupBuying!
You can discuss this news in our forum.

Regards,
CMExtension Team

We have finished the development for CMGroupBuying 2.3.0, now we are testing and we hope 2.3.0 could be released as soon as possible in this June.

In 2.3.0 we have fixed 2 bugs: failed to override background image for free coupon, issue with Joomla's flash uploader in Joomla 3.x.x.

New features in this releases are:

  • Bootstrap is loaded in back-end in both Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x.x.
  • Deal has 10 options at max, instead of 5 as previous releases.
  • A new email template for cash order, every time a new cash order is made this mail template is sent to administrator. This is useful for group buy sites which use cash payment.
  • Menu items for deal listing and free coupon listing now have an option to list deals / free coupons in a specific location.
  • K2 integration: we have ability to map a K2's item to a CMGroupBuying's deal, we can insert buy button, countdown timer and number of purchases of deal into K2's item. When user clicks on buy button in K2's item page, deal is added to cart and user is taken to CMGroupBuying's checkout form.
  • CM Group Buy template has a responsive K2 layout included. We can use this K2 layout to override K2's default layout to have a responsive site with Bootstrap.

Hello everyone!

We would like to say thanks to all of you for your wedding wishes! Thank you very much!

Now we are back to work and we would like to announce that CMGroupBuying 2.2.0 is also released!

For more information about new features in 2.2.0 version, please view this article.

We want to say thanks to CMGroupBuying's users for your support, bug reports and feature requests! We look forward to receiving your feedback for this release. Thank you for using CMGroupBuying!

Regards,
Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang

Hello everyone,

CMExtension team is pleased to announce that CMGroupBuying 2.1.0 is now available to download. Our apology for a little bit late in releasing this version, the testing process took more time than we expected.

Please click here to know about new features in CMGroupBuying 2.1.0 and plans for the next version 2.2.0.

We want to say thanks to CMGroupBuying's users for your support! We look forward to receiving your feedback for this release. Thank you for using CMGroupBuying!

Regards,

Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang

Hello everyone,

CMExtension team would like to announce the new features in CMGroupBuying 2.1.0 and 2.2.0 which will be released soon.

We plan to release CMGroupBuying 2.1.0 in the next upcoming weeks with the following new features:

  • New payment gateways: Faturah (Saudi Arabia) and Alipay (China).
  • New option for default date time format in front-end.
  • New options for default coupon design, now you don't need to redesign your coupon everytime you create new deal.
  • Short description, highlights, terms and conditions, coupon expiration date will be available in coupon.
  • Checkout form is customization easily in back-end. Instead of modifying the source code to hide fields that you don't use or mark them optional/required, now you can do this in back-end just by some mouse clicks. A new field for "Full name" is added, you can use "Full name" field instead of 2 fields for "First name" and "Last name" if you want.
  • Integration with Community Builder's user profile. Similar to JomSocial and Joomla! profile, checkout form could be prefilled with user profile from Community Builder.
  • The background color of our templates are back to white color instead of black. jQuery Backstretch is now used for stretching background image to fit window screen. CSS code for stretching background image and black fading effect is removed.

CMExtension team is proud to announce the new release of CMGroupBuying - version 2.0.0.

 Fixed issue:

Hello everyone,

We are pleased to announce the new features in the upcoming 2.0.0 version of CMGroupBuying:

  • Fix issue:
  • New payment gateways:
  • New features:
    • New plug-in to insert many deals into ACYMailing newsletter
    • Terms and Service agreement checkbox is added
    • New menu items for active, expired and upcoming free coupons
    • Joom!Fish content elements are added to the package by default. We officially support Joom!Fish integration since CMGroupBuying 2.0.0.
  • You can translate and download translation files for CMGroupBuying at Transifex. Please view this article for more information.

 We plan to release CMGroupBuying on March 20, 2013, but it could be released sooner if there are no critical issues.

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

 

Regards,

CMExt team.

Greetings!

We just uploaded CMGroupBuying's content element for Joom!Fish, now you can use Joom!Fish to translate CMGroupBuying's content to many languages and build your own multilingual group buying site.

Please vist our post in the forum to know more about this integration!

Regards!

CMExtension Team

CMExtension team is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 1.9.0!

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

New features in 1.9.0:

  • Ability to buy many deals at the same time
  • New responsive web template (CM Group Buy) and new responsive layout (groupbuy)
  • 1 new payment methods: PesaPal

Tip for upgrading: Please do not upgrade your 1.8.0 to 1.9.0 in a production site, please do it on a test site first!

CMExtension 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!

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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