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.

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.

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.

Dear CMGroupBuying users,

We just changed our subscription plans for CMGroupBuying:

  • 180 days subscription plan was changed from $180 to $150.
  • 365 days subscription is now $250, it was $350.
  • A new $300 lifetime subscription is now available for purchase .

The reasons we made these changes are, there are more and more people interested in CMGroupBuying and choose CMGroupBuying to build their group buying sites, many people were asking about lifetime subscription to not have to pay a new subscription over again and again. Paying $350 for each year was a solution, but we think $350 a year for a Joomla! subscription is still expensive for long-term use, if you wanted to follow CMGroupBuying in 5 years, you had to pay us $1750 in total, it was so expensive for some people. Joomla! is a great CMS, and it's free, isn't it?

So now we decrease the prices for 180 days and 365 days subscription and add a lifetime subscription for CMGroupBuying. We hope these changes will help CMGroupBuying users be able to follow CMGroupBuying in long-term.

CMGroupBuying 1.5.0 is released!

CMExtension team is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 1.5.0.

Some bugs in the previous releases were fixed:

  • Failed to verify transaction due to changes in Paypal Sandbox (only happened in Sandbox testing).
  • Failed to set coupons to "Delivered" in 2CheckOut payment gateway.
  • Missing deal name in JomSocial actitivy posts.
  • Couldn't get deal option information in tagacymailing plugin.
  • Deals are now in "Published" status automatically after Administrator approve them.
  • And other minor improvements.