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Enjoy 25% Mighty Discount On Spooky Halloween

Enjoy 25% Mighty Discount On Spooky Halloween

Happy Halloween. Spooky Halloween is knocking at the door, but we have been still working hard at ThemeXpert HQ. You know the reason is only to provide you utmost excellence in every bit of our templates. Even our production and support team continue exploring and learning new technologies as well as tactics to serve you with modern artilleries. We really proud of our both teams to work their best. We are grateful to our team members. The important thing to inform you, our client base is growing everyday. Since the beginning of last month, we have been a little bit busy, even hardly get time to storytelling. Fortunately today I have got some spare time to gossip in blog and tell you about last two template features as well as distribute your Halloween gifts So, let’s go.

Since September Our support team answered more than 100 forum question, served 1k+ clients in chat, I wrote more than 10 useful blogs, and our production rolled-out 2 awesome templates, EventX and HostX. Have a look at template details.

 Meet With HostX

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HostX is clean and professional Joomla template perfectly tailored with hosting and business websites. The template is lightweight and fast to load even on poor bandwidth, comes with numerous trendy and stylish features to help you in promoting your business products and hosting services.

HostX also includes the bundle of features to facilitate you more, You can integrate quick domain search, showcase your client logo and testimonials, set price of your product as well as your service, even more. If you're thinking to makeover your existing website or want to set our your new business website, HostX provides you all you need.

Meet With EventX

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EventX clean and lightweight, responsive Joomla 3. X event template, perfectly suited for any events including festival, conference, convention, Meetups, training programme, product launch, business meeting and the event you want to plan. The template comes with rounded of opportunities to present your event activities smartly. You can stick a countdown of your event, ask for registration, show session timeline, showcase images in gallery, feature your speakers, partners, and sponsor. You can write a blog and fetch your twitter feed. If you are planning an event and want make it successful, pick EventX. It will perfectly satisfy you.

Hey, am I forgetting something? Don’t be astounded, I won’t drive you to any tricks, time give you spooky Halloween treats. Enjoy 25% discount for Basic and Standard membership, use coupon code: HALLOWEEN25 while checkout till Oct 31st, 2014.

Conclusion

I think you found my gossip pretty helpful and my gift as well. Hope you’ll always be connected with us. Wish you happy and spooky Halloween.

We Are Expanding Our Business Model

We Are Expanding Our Business Model

Every business runs with their own philosophy, and we at ThemeXpert have our own. We always prioritize customer first. Our foremost endeavor is to serve them with out of the box opportunities what you deserve . But frankly speaking as a startup company, we are still number of the steps afar to be the best in the industry. In our each monthly progress meeting, we try to focus on launching a service that we can provide you as early as possible.

I think you can notice from the couple of the month, We are constantly providing you chat service about 24/7. Live Chat support was really a wonderful decision was taken from April, 2014. From the chat service we can directly communicate with all of you and easily be informed what you want. The important thing is noticed by our support executive is that - Many of you process template subscription in various template firm including in ThemeXpert. You might be spending a lot of time moving back and forth across multiple websites to find a suitable template fits you need. To save your time and money we are tweaking our business model and expanding your opportunity in single platform.

 

We are going to allow other template authors and template clubs from the industry to sell their templates on ThemeXpert. In this circumstances we have sent invitation to selected template authors and clubs. We are happy that they found our decision prudent and shown interested to collaborate with ThemeXpert. So, guys please welcome one of our collaborator Asif Islam from IthemesLab, we accepted his business and corporate template Nafario to include in ThemeXpert template gallery. 

What will be pricing model of partner authors’ templates ?

All you know we have implemented new pricing model and included single template purchasing facility on your request. you can purchase any of our partner authors’ template as well as ThemeXpert template individually.

Who will provide technical support and how long ?

The major tweak in ThemeXpert business model has only been implemented to save your times. ThemeXpert has made everything easy for your convenience. You will directly get technical support from template authors on ThemeXpert support forum. We’ll strictly ensure your technical support.

Who will responsible for template updates ?

As our business approach always sticks with customer first philosophy and we are always forerunner in providing technical and security updates. You all know, After announcement of Joomla 3.3 official release, we updated our 20 templates to Joomla 3.3 within few weeks, You can expect our partners will update their template with official and security fixes. We’ll also ensure this opportunity strictly.

Conclusion:

We prioritize your opinion and opportunity first. We want to make ThemeXpert as a platform where each and every facilities will be available for you what you’ll feel in the days to come. The major change in the business model has been executed to facilitate your development life easier. If we feel this initiative will not giving you an extra ordinary facilities what we expect, We will revert back to our previous business moda or implement new one. Please keep mail us or post your opinion in our comment, we are eagerly waiting for your response.

 

Happy 9th Birthday Joomla!

Happy 9th Birthday Joomla!

Look back 9 years ago, on 17th August 2005 a witty initiative of seventeen brave heads turned into an open source CMS, Joomla. Though Joomla embarked its journey with nimble functionality, on 9th birthday it turned into mighty enough, paves more than hundreds of successful Joomla template and extension providers all over the world running their business with extensive substantially.

Having a substantial ThemeXpert, we really thankful to 17 visionary close-kits who executed their vision in reality. We started our journey with ThemeXpert at 2010, within the four years we contributed 18+ extension to Joomla community, developed our own toolset Expose Framework, make 51 wonderful templates, gained business substantiality, and served 56k+ clients all over the world. On this gala day we really appreciate the quote of Brian Teeman (Co-founder Joomla! )

A lot has happened since then and I doubt any one of the seventeen people who made the decision to start something new could ever have imagined that Joomla would grow to be what it is today

Since the inception, Joomla paves the substantiality of hundreds of startups like Themexpert, and ThemeXpert leads to thousands of developers to their prosperity.

We wish “Long Live Joomla!

Making A Sustainable Business

Making A Sustainable Business

It's been a month you and our relationship just turned 4 years old. 2014 is really a memorable year, we are now at well-furnished office from a bedroom, touched milestone of 56K family members, gained half century in templates and have excellent and talented people in our team. Yes, in the mid 2014. ThemeXpert is looking healthy enough, with strong muscle and still six pack abs coming out.

Todays is fact that i am writing for, Our whole team pass bundle of minutes every day, performing brainstorming to provide you the most admirable service. Even more better and quick support to touch new milestones. All in all, our whole team are hungry to deliver you heap of happiness. To ensure to do so, we are going to make major changes in our pricing plan.

[New] Single Template Purchase

From the inception of ThemeXpert, we seldom changes our pricing and subscription model. The last major change was made on June 2013, In this turn we have tweaked our club pricing model to ensure your easy entrance and renewal with huge validity. Everyday we received numerous request for single template purchase and often people have difficulties to understand the club pricing model. So we have decided to enable single template purchase option. Here is the pricing model : 

Template Price $29-$49(based on design and features)
Download & Updates 12 months
Domain Usages Unlimited
Copyright Removal Yes
Support 12 months

Single template purchase is launched to increase our profitability and save our times. we believe that profitability lead us to sustainable company in days to come. It will really strengthen our longevity.

Price Updates on Club Membership

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Our basic subscription price was the cheapest in Joomla template industry. As you know our whole 56k+ family members are Joomla developers or interested in Joomla. Basically developers want to associate with company with whom they can work for a long period. Even many of you are in ThemeXpert selecting the cheapest package to judge our product and support. In this circumstance, we already have the cheapest package “Single Template Subscription”. So, we doubled the validity of basic subscription but not the price.

[New] Life time validity for Pro subscription

Yes, you are going to get whole life subscription. This is the news for those guys, who always send us email to give them life time subscription. And Our maximum Pro members are Joomla developers or running their firm for website development with our templates. We are really grateful that you have given us such opportunity. So, we decided to our pro members lifetime subscription and ensure lifetime happiness.

Why This Changes?

After 4 years later, you guys cannot deny, you earn a lot from our template except more hiccups. Still we are striving to provide the best service ever. We've grown from one man army to 7 members team. All of them are in hectic to creating innovative products and service as well. Have a look on considerations & reasoning in making these changes :

  • Frankly speaking, the changes is about money
  • I think a faint question may poking in your curiosity. ‘What we will do with this profit and time ?’ From our perspective we have two areas of greater investment. 1) Hire the best template designers or developers, pay them handsome and allow them to spend enough time to experiment; and 2) Hire proficient support members to answer all incoming support questions and ticket as well.

What happened to existing users

The users have made purchases of membership plan before this declaration will remain grandfathered for our new pricing model with all previous facilities.

Basic plan subscribers will have each and every advantage, they experienced before. Even they can get forum supports for all our templates as usual and enjoy download access to all our templates until their membership expire.

I think, Standard and Pro subscribes are thinking, we circled their previous opportunity. The answer is ‘No’, you will have all the opportunities, as you were having before.

Conclusion

As a customer first company we always strive hard to provide best experience of our product and support. Feel free to comment below and share your thought to us, even ask us to explain for further clarification. We want to make everything clear as you see your face in the mirror :)

New pricing will going to take effect from next week, happy clubbing!

A Complete Joomla SEO Guide

A Complete Joomla SEO Guide

We at ThemeXpert, always keep bird eye view on the activities on Joomla community, forum as well as our personal clients. The question, we repeatedly face is why Joomla is not right out of the box SEO friendly as WordPress. The answer is pretty simple, each CMS runs with its own philosophy. There is not the such difference with Joomla! CMS. Joomla! concerns about security first.

you might be thinking Joomla doesn't care about SEO, right ? Let me give you total clarity. There are millions of websites running on the Joomla! CMS and their SERP (Search Engine Result Page) position is pretty impressive. Even many of you have found themexpert and this article from Search Engine Result Page. And our ThemeXpert.com running on Joomla! CMS.

So, you don’t need to worry about the SEO of your website. it’s pretty simple to make your Joomla website SEO friendly. It’s matter of few steps to go. Don’t think the steps are difficult to follow. For your convenience, we have created a complete joomla SEO guide for you. Here the steps, we discussed on the handy Joomla SEO guide.

 

  • Select a specialized web host
  • Rename robots.txt
  • Enable sef urls
  • Configure robots.txt
  • Use alt attribute
  • Redirect urls
  • Leverage browser cache
  • Create xml sitemap
  • Enable gzip compression
  • Enable MICRODATA

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Conclusion

Creating a SEO friendly website depends numerous factors, such on-page factors and off-page factors. Only on-pages factors are consist of hundred of factors. I have discussed most effective and popular of them. Hope it will help you a lot.

Have I missed any important steps to discuss ?

Eid Mubarak and Here is Our Gift For You

Eid Mubarak and Here is Our Gift For You

Eid-al-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The day is marked as the biggest religious holiday in the Islamic religion, Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated with joyful activities by the Muslim all round the world, after a month of fasting and prayer.

We are really proud to say that, each of our team members is fasting everyday and giving you top-tiered service in full swing. Even we are excited as well, our biggest religious holiday is knocking at the door.

As the holidays swiftly close, we would like to make you aware of the upcoming delays in our support response. Our support channels will be closed from July 26th to August 3rd.

I think, I am in a hurry, I am forgetting something. On Eid day we send gift to our dearest one. How can I forget you? I have huge gift for you, enjoy 30% flat discount on all membership till July 31th. Use coupon code EIDMUBARAK while checkout.

In case of emergency please contact us through our Contact page and we'll try our best to reply as soon as we can.

Thanks for being with us and wish you a very happy EID MUBARAK!!!!

We Are 4 Years Old

We Are 4 Years Old

In ThemeXpert, we celebrate with our co-members for the milestone we reach in every week, even in every month. But Today we reached to a milestone is really the biggest one without your presence, the excitement of celebration will be faint. I think you are start guessing the milestone. Yes, we are stepping on 5th year tomorrow and today is 4th birthday of ThemeXpert.

Since our first launch a lot of things has been changed and we experienced a lot. Our vision has not changed and still we are working to make our customers web life better.

While we are at ThemeXpert making wonderful Joomla template and extensions to make your Joomla website development experience easier. ThemeXpert are mostly for the members and partners who are associate with our family. You guys are the heroes of ThemeXpert acting behind the scenery. without you and your collaboration, ThemeXpert wouldn’t have any meaning. So, we are really fortunate to have all of you in our family.

Milestone reached in 4 years:

  • Started from bedroom moved to new office : ThemeXpert started from my bedroom with my friend and we moved to a 1500sqf office Jan 2014.
  • Remote Team to In-house : Before moving our office we worked remotely and now we work under same roof discuss about new and exciting features. This allow us to work fast and seamlessly. From 2 members we grown to 7 members team now.
  • 56K Members : We are now family of 56K+ members. 
  • 51 Template Released : We released 51 templates from our starting and we believe in quality over quantity. 
  • Expose Framework : The framework responsible for our template backend options and layout. We released v4 of it and working on v5 right now. We are hoping to release v5 in this quarter.

Apart from this major milestones we've reached so many small but important milestones, if I share all of these you will stop reading the post :)

We are thankful to you guys are really excited on this gala day, our all partners are excited as well. even some of them offers a major discount for our valuable family members. Meet with our partner companies and enjoy their discount coupon.

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50% discount from iMaqma

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Conclusion

We are really grateful and thankful to you. It has been 4 years, you are with us. Even you guys directed us in so many circumstances. You can see we growing in each day and our each and every steps is taken to give you a quality and satisfactory service. We hope in the days to come, you will be with us and give us your valuable company and collaboration.

Upcoming Changes in Joomla Media Manager

Upcoming Changes in Joomla Media Manager

Media handling is one of the most essential feature in every CMS, In Joomla! Media handling is mainly performed from its Media Manager. Based on its importance, several discussions was popped out in cms-dev-mailing list. Many of unique and tremendous ideas coined up to improve Joomla Media Manager.

Assembling all scattered ideas Buddhima Wijeweera, Software Engineer at WSO2 and open source enthusiast not only refactored existing Media Manager UI, but also focused on refactoring internal coding, adding new features and improving user experience. Moreover recently this idea has been also added to Joomla! Roadmap (for Joomla! 3.9).

 

Current status

Currently, this project has reached to a level which can be tested and shown to Joomla community. But this is NOT THE END and it is NOT PERFECT. Through this project he tried to cover the gap between existing Media manager and what Media Manager should be. But, there are lots of things which can be done to improve Media Manager and carry out based on this project.

If you are interested in testing this current implementation, please go through the testing instructions section.

Project Repository : https://github.com/Buddhima/joomla-cms/tree/new_com_media

Pull Request : https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/3839

What’s NEW in New Media Manager?

This is the first & most-exciting question that a person gets when saying “NEW”. Of course, as he mentioned, this project not just to refactor existing things, but also about adding several new features as well. Let’s go through one-by-one.

1. New Media Manager Interface

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You will notice a little changes in the media manager interface. Mostly some UX changes like move checkbox at bottom and added (x) button to delete the image. Thumbnails dimension has been changed, see below.

2. New Image Thumbnails

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Image thumbnail has been redesigned. From the very first look, you can see the size has increased to give better preview of the image. Also select checkbox and delete icon has brought down so that image preview get more space.


Clicking on the image brings you to larger preview of the image and clicking on the name now brings you to new Image Editor view

3. New Categories

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A new sub-menu has been introduced to the Media Manager to bring user to category view of Media. This media category is also a new feature comes with this implementation. With current implementation, user will get empty list of categories. However, But if you need to have at least one category to save an image in Media Editor (point 5).

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4. New Drag & Drop Uploader

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This is one of the coolest features introduced with this project. You can upload multiple files through this drag & drop uploader. The upload progress can also be seen. It is recommended to use files with names which are allowed in cms. If you are still interested in using conventional file uploader, you can have it by clicking “Regular Uploader”.

Special Note: It is very important to mention that, unlike earlier, now Media Manager saves uploaded files with a name consisting a hash value. It is taken for a security purpose. (Ref:https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Unrestricted_File_Upload) But the title of file is set to the name of the file before uploading. Because of this hashing, user can upload files with same filename to CMS without any confusion.
Also, in media model, he has included a piece of code which will automatically add media information to database, incase if there are physical files which hasn’t a record in database table (#__ucm_core_content).

5. New Image Editor

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This is the key feature introduced with this project. User can enter this by clicking the name at Media Manager. This allows you to modify media related data as other content types. Checkin & checkout capability is also added to this editor to avoid conflicts. Currently editor is limited to allowed image types only.

6. New Actions

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With in the Editor, you can see few additional buttons in toolbar. Those are for image manipulations. Those actions are to use functionalities provided by JImage. Other than crop, every button gives you a modal popup to configure parameters for the manipulation. Changes do with these actions are non-reversible. Feel free to use those actions to make your photo fancy!

7. New Properties

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The properties are used to update media information stored in the database. Through this project, he has introduced essential properties that are needed by a media. Please note that, when you change media title, it’ll not affect the physical filename.

8. New Image Tagging

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Similar to other content in Joomla!, now images can have tags. he believes this will be very useful for websites which deal heavily with images, photo albums, etc.

9. New Image Manager UI

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In addition to the Media Manager, this project focused on refactoring the image-manager. Now the image manager has a clearer view than before. he brought image properties to right side and moved image uploader into a new tab. That change helped image manager to give more space for image thumbnails.

10. New MVC

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Not just from outside, but this project made Media Manager new even on the inside. Along with this project, Media Manager has moved to new MVC. For this purpose he has used what has currently in joomla! and 3 new classes related to model. Introducing new mvc to core components is an ongoing project and this will help that project to accelerate.

11. New Forms, Fields and Layouts

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To fulfill the requirements and for reusability, this project introduced new layouts, fields and forms for com_media. In here I need to mention that currently the editor uses the image form that resides in form folder and, in future developers can add more forms to support other types of media as well.

12. New Content-Types

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com_media.image : content-type for media-images
com_media.category : content type for media categories
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You must add these records to __content_types before testing this project. he believes, in future, there will be com_media.video, com_media.audio content types as Media Manager starts to support audio and video formats.

Testing instructions

If you want to play with this new Media Manager like us it is highly recommended to go through following instructions before testing.

1. The recommended way to test this project is to get a clone of project branch[6] separately. And then add the above (point 12) mentioned content-types into content-type table in joomla database. since this implementation will add new entries to database, this method will not affect your ongoing development.

2. Still, you can also use PR tester or any other preferred method, and you need to add above (point 12) mentioned content-types into content-type table in joomla database. If you do not worry about adding new entries into your database, you can go ahead with this method.

Conclusion:

Our total team are always in hectic in improving your experience to use Joomla. Our utmost endeavor to share ins and out of using Joomla in smart way. Though the change in Media Manager is going to be added in 2015, we have informed a bit earlier so that you can be prepared to welcome these helpful features in advance.

Tell which new features could be added in Media Manager ?

Creating Joomla Education Website Has Never Been Easier - Meet EduXpert

Creating Joomla Education Website Has Never Been Easier - Meet EduXpert

It is the start of June, many of you have been frequently browsing our template category page to download our newest template at its first blink. So, guys count down is over, ThemeXpert is going to add an unique beeze to the stunning template collection, The breeze is EduXpert The Responsive Joomla Education Template.

EduXpert comes with majestic layout with trendy and clean design. The template has extensively and exclusively crafted for educational and online course portal for Joomla. EduXpert is well-equipped with an extended support of GURU (Learning Management System) and JomSocial. Along with K2, Easyblog, custom pages and maximum presets, you can start your online educational Joomla website anytime, anywhere.

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Smart Teaching Platform with Guru

We have crafted a beautiful, responsive, modern and intuitive platform for training to prompt your student to learn. With Eduxpert and Guru, you can provide your student a unique ID a, profile page, certificate, fun and many more.

Teach unlimited course

Creating unlimited online courses with modules & lessons from scratch could be time consuming. With EduXpert, you can easily add as many courses in your Joomla CMS as you want and manage them from course mananger.

Exam and Cirtification

Exam and certification are the equivalent part of an educational institution. Exams leads to test your students’ skill and their learning. Certificate helps to earn a well-respected credential to demonstrate their expertise in the marketplace. EduXpert has combined all under the same roof.

Earn Money

You are the individual who have special knowledge that people will want to pay to get, Even students from different countries want learn from you and pay. If you want to cover all of them, EduXpert could help you in the long run. with EduXpert you can sell your course anywhere, anytime you want.

Jomsocial Integration

Social networking is a powerful tool for both teachers and students. A statistic shows on mashable. A seventh grade teacher Elizabeth Delmatoff started a pilot social media program in her Portland. Delmatoff’s students’ grades and attendance improved dramatically. So, in eduXpert we ingerated JomSocial, the most powerful social network component available exclusively for Joomla.

Conclusion

Our each and every effort is to release a unique template in all turn. We always care about your need and necessity. So, we craft our template in a simple way so that you can customize any of template easily. Even we are providing essential tutorials in blog and in our tutorial directory to enhancing your proficiency.

Can you inform us what more features we have missed on EduXpert ?

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