CMGroupBuying 1.5.0 is coming soon!

Dear CMGroupBuying users,

CMExtension Team would like to announce the new features and improvements in this month release of CMGroupBuying:

  • 3 new payment methods are available:
  • Geotargeting for Deal Map and Category Browsing which uses IP database from MaxMind and IPInfoDB. Instead of displaying default location in CMGroupBuying configuration, Google Maps will show user location based on the result from MaxMind/IPInfoDB. (Only if user's location is in your business area)
  • Partner now can only access his/her folder for uploading deal and coupon image.
  • Mail notification to administrator when partner submits new deal is available.
  • Content plugins are supported in deal detail page. This means Joomla plugins for Joomla articles can be used in description, highlight, term & condition of deal. This feature give ability to insert many cool features from third-party plugins, like Youtube video...

We plan to release CMGroupBuying 1.5.0 on Monday, September 24 2012. We want to thank you so much for your bug reports, suggestions, feature requests and test account for PayU and Gold!

Best regards,

CMExtension Team

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CMGroupBuying on Payfast's Shopping Carts page

Payfast website has listed our CMGroupBuying in their list of shopping carts which are using Payfast payment method. You can visit the page at Before listing CMGroupBuying, Payfast developers reviewed Payfast payment method script in CMGroupBuying to ensure it worked and was secure.

We want to say thanks to Payfast for listing CMGroupBuying and Payfast developers for their support!


What is Payfast?

"PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. We enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money between online buyers and sellers.

We allow sellers to accept payments from buyers in a variety of ways. We process credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), Instant EFT (bank transfers to any of SA's four biggest banks that get instantly verified), mimoney and Ukash."


Hello everyone!

A starter kit for CMGroupBuying 1.4.0 is available in our download zone. This starter kit is a Joomla website with CMGroupBuying installed and configured. This kit will help you know to set up CMGroupBuying to look like our demo site.

In future releases, starter kit will also be available for you to download.

We hope this kit will help you and save your time! If you have any problem with this starter kit, please feel free to submit a support ticket!


CMExt team

CMGroupBuying 1.4.0 is released

CMExt team is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 1.4.0.


Some fixed bugs since 1.3.0 version:

  • Coupon background is not printable.

 New features:

  • Partner (merchant) can submit his/her deals in front-end, Administrators can review and approve those deals to make them public for sale.
  • Partner can have many locations (maximum is 5). At the present every partner only has 1 location.
  • Cookie for subscription form. If user has already submitted or skipped the form, it will not appear again until the cookie is expired.
  • Class suffix is supported in all CMGroupBuying's modules.
  • jQuery loading can be turned on/off easily in CMGroupBuying configuration.

and many minor improvements. 


CMExt Team wants to say thanks to CMGroupBuying's users who have helped us and supported CMGroupBuying since 1.0.0 version!

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


CMExt Team

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CMDealAggregator 1.1.0 is released

CMExt team is proud to announce the release of CMDealAggregator 1.1.0 with new features and improvements:

  • Ability to configure currency prefix and postfix.
  • Easy turn jQuery on/off or load it from internal/external source.
  • Ability to set new imported deals to unpublished/published status.
  • Provide parsers to import deals easier from any source (require PHP knowledge for builing parser - we will support you this with no cost). At the present, there are 4 parsers available, they are for,, and
  • Assign deal to category by keyword/tag.
  • A deal can be in many cities.
  • Deal detail page is available with new support information like deal description, highlight, terms and conditional, countdown timer... 
  • A deal map to browse deals in Google Maps.
  • New module to display deals.
  • New menu item type for category. Now you can create menu items for your categories.

Important note for CMDealAggregator 1.0.0 users: Because there are so many big changes in CMDealAggregator 1.1.0, so if you upgrade your 1.0.0 to 1.1.0 your current deals will not be displayed correctly, you will need to remove them and import again. So please do upgrade in a test site and then move CMDealAggregator to your production site, we can support you on this.

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