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What to say? Where is River Media?

The economy is a beast not to be trifled with. Over the past few years, business has slowed to a crawl causing us to look for additional income. We had been fortunate to keep the business running during that time, but that has changed. It has become neccessary for us to close the doors of River Media.

Joomla 2.5 End of Support

It has been a really long time since Joomla has announced End of Life for Joomla 2.5, which will mark the end-of-support for the Joomla 2.5 series. While current websites running Joomla! 2.5 will continue to work, administrators are encouraged to use this opportunity to migrate their sites to Joomla! 3.x. When a Joomla! version reaches end of support, it means that Joomla! will no longer provide bug fixes, features or security updates.

It looks like our specialty with extensions is to fill-in the gap where we seem to find Joomla lacking. Now don't get me wrong, we think Joomla is the best CMS on the planet, just that it doesn't come with everything you need pre-installed. And that's ok! That's where developers like us get to do our best work.

Menu Links Majix

With this in mind, we have added a new extension to our line-up that helped us create buttons and links on our new website during the last upgrade. We asked ourselves, how can we add links to our site in articles (or for us, we use K2) and if the links changes, they won't break. The answer we came up with is to leverage the usage of plain text links that Joomla creates for every menu item that is created (an alias).

Oh sure, you can use some fancy SEO link generator component, but if you are like us... we like to keep things simple. So we created a simple little content plugin that you can add any where on your site that will accept a content plugin. You know, those funny little brackets { } that you place stuff in that can enhance your site.

It would look something like this: { menulink id:444,class:btn } (spaces were added so the plugin wasn't parsed). When actually parsed, looks like this: Menu Links Majix Documentation

And to that point, if you want to see exactly how to use this plugin with more examples, visit the link.

Did you miss finding our Constant Contact Sign-Up Module (Sign-Up Majix Pro) on the Joomla Extensions Directory?

We stumbled across the fact that our module was unpublished on the JED when we attempted to add a new submission. It turns out that after the last overhaul of the JED, someone took to revisiting published extensions and disabled ours because it didn't meet all of the criteria.

Really?

A plugin that has been listed for years, suddenly and without notice was unpublished. Anyways, I don't mean to whine. I just wrote this article to share that our popular module is still available and ready for download (with an active club subscription of course).

It has been almost a month and multiple support tickets to just sit and play the 'waiting game'. Hopefully we will get this all resolved soon, but rest assured, this module is still available. It's ain't goin' nowhere!

-UPDATE-

March 6th, 2015

We are happy to report that our module has finally been published once again on the JED. It seems that with the latest updgrade to their site, they installed some new 'hidden' features. One of which unfortunately unpublished our module. I won't bore you with all the details, we're just happy to report that all of our extensions are listed once again and available on the Joomla Extensions Directory.

Pretty straight forward:

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, within 30 days from the purchase date, we will fully refund the cost of your subscription(s).

PERIOD! No Questions asked!

We just had the time of our lives!

No, seriously. Ever since Joomla! 3.x became a stable version, long before the Joomla! Team announced doing away with the Long Term & Short Term release cycles, we tried our hand at upgrading our site from the current 2.5.x version to 3.x.

Needless to say, every attempt resulted in the infamous "White Screen of Death"! And believe me, we tried many times. Due to our resource limitations and lack of available time to work on our own site, the update was tabled for a later date.

A few months later... We couldn't give up; we knew that sooner or later (hopefully sooner) we would have to get our site upgraded. So, the next step was to create our new site from the beginning. A brand new JoomLadds.com was born. If you are interested in our progress, please read on...

This page always lists the latest releases of each extension. Links to older versions are also available under each item.
Untested Developer Releases are also available to experienced users who want to perform pre-release evaluation of new features.
Can't find something? Check out our main download repository page.

We recently had a client who needed to convert their WordPress website to Joomla. Their forum was vBulletin and they used aMember to manager their users. During our initial research, we discovered there was not a direct migration path to Kunena, however, we found that migration was still possible if we converted vBulletin to phpBB3, then to FireBoard (a predecessor to Kunena). Once we had a Joomla 1.5 website set up with FireBoard and a successfully migrated forum, we upgraded to Kunena 1.6.x. (We hope to add basic instructions as to what we did at a later time)

We ended up having to modify the phpBB3 converter script so that the aMember user data was imported into JomSocial (the replacement of aMember) along with making changes to the converter for phpBB3 to FireBoard. All in all, we were very happy with the results.

A new client of ours has two Joomla! Websites that were created a few years ago. They contacted us to take part in our 'Tune-Up' program.

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