Platform Roundup – Week Ending 05/05/2017 in Review


A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending May 5, 2017

In this week’s roundup: PeepSo dev team members Eric Tracz and Matt Jaworski now owns the platform. EasyBlog has been updated to v5.1.7 and iJoomla Is Now Part Of JoomlArt!.

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iJoomla Is Now Part Of JoomlArt!

Published on May 1, 2017

I founded iJoomla in 2006 and over the years, my team and I have created some of the most popular extensions for Joomla, including iJoomla Magazine, Guru, Ad Agency, iSEO and many more. In 2013 I acquired JomSocial and we got to work improving its usability, stability, functionality and user satisfaction. We also implemented testing automation which I believe is the best thing we’ve ever done.

At the same time, I started PeepSo, a WordPress alternative to BuddyPress. It launched in 2015 and it’s been gathering popularity and fans ever since.

Working on such big projects, with more than 20 team members, has been fun, challenging and exhilarating.

During the past year though, I’ve found myself drawn towards other interests and towards new challenges unrelated to open source software. As those interests grew, I decided it was time to retire.

It was a big decision and it was important to me to find a good home for iJoomla, for JomSocial, for my team and…

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PeepSo Has New Owners!

Published on May 1, 2017

I launched PeepSo in 2015 after a year of development and ten years of experience in open source software, particularly on Joomla. I also had a few years of experience in social networking software after acquiring, then running, JomSocial in early 2013.
WordPress is completely different to Joomla. We couldn’t just copy and paste the JomSocial code. We had to build a new framework, new interface… a new community! It’s been great fun.
Today, I am happy to announce that PeepSo has been acquired by the two guys who have been most involved in running it: Eric Tracz and Matt Jaworski.
Eric has been working with me since I acquired JomSocial, and he stood out immediately as a leader and a big thinker. He’s not afraid to tackle the hard stuff, and he quickly became an outstanding project manager at iJoomla, running projects as large as Guru, Ad Agency, Publisher and more…

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Joomla 3.7 is here!

Published on May 1, 2017

The Joomla project recently released Joomla 3.7, a feature rich release with over 700 improvements and 8 low-level security issues fixed.

The following new features have peeked our interest and are truly worth exploring:

Custom fields for articles, users and contacts
Great improvements for multilingual sites
Workflow simplifications for article creation
Customizable backend administrative menus
TinyMCE editor improvements (new buttons for menu links and contacts)
Joomla 3.7 has its own landing page that will help you understand all the great new features and improvements.

The CB Team has been testing Joomla 3.7 with Community Builder and everything is working just fine…

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EasyBlog 5.1.7 Update

Published on May 4, 2017

Hey guys, we have been receiving many questions on the frequent updates for EasyBlog 5.1 recently. So, the biggest question of all is why were there frequent updates after the EasyBlog 5.1 Stable release?


Despite from all the heavy testings done since EasyBlog 5.1 Beta, we still receive many bug reports. These errors that you might be facing now were unprecedented.

For instance, there were only a handful of reports having installation issue, RTL not displaying correctly or even placeholder image issue but it seems to manifest on certain hosting environment. However, at most times EasyBlog 5.1 seems to work just fine. That is why we find these findings and errors to be quite perplexing…

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