K2 integration in CMGroupBuying 2.3.0

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!

Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang

Hello everyone!

Most of you may have noticed that our team has only 2 members, Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang. And... yes... the only 2 members of CMExtension team are going to get married in next 2 weeks, so for now we are not only busy in customer support, extension development, but also for celebrating our wedding.

We will try our best to reply your forum posts, tickets and emails as soon as possible. If there is any delay, we hope you could understand and give us a little more time to get back to you.

In the last week of May, our support will be back to normal.

Thank you for understanding!

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!


Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang

New features in CMGroupBuying 2.1.0 and 2.2.0

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.