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beta versionOfflate we have been doing some heavy work for the next version of JV-LinkDirectory - 5.1. New features have been added, major refactoring of code for performance enhancements have been implemented and many bugs have been fixed in this version.

Some of the changes and new features include:

  1. EasySocial Integration for JV-LD.
  2. One way link plans enhancement - Introducing concept of fallback plan for links after link expiry, decide on what happens to link after it expires, ability to select a default plan via backend for links.
  3. Option to show or hide home page banner.
  4. Add link form redesign in frontend.
  5. New Module to show keywords of links.
  6. Ability to store and show links in multiple languages.
  7. Store website recommendations in db. Admin can now view the recommendations from JV-LD backend.
  8. Ability to select one way link plan while adding link via backend.
  9. Module class suffixes for modules.
  10. New currencies added for support in JV-LD PayPal plugin.
  11. Installation and un-installation simplified to a great extent.
  12. Alert the user if he has enabled 1-way plan but not created a plan in backend.
  13. New option to capture html meta title instead of using page title.
  14. Major database refactoring.

Development testing is in progress for a few more features which we will disclose in the coming days. We take this opportunity to invite our customers for beta testing JV-LD 5.1 as soon as the first beta is released. We will be adding 3 months of free upgrades, support and online documentation for those customers who will participate and provide beta feedback. Note that beta releases are not meant for production/live websites. We plan to release the first beta by 24th Feb 2014 :)

We request those who wish to join the beta program to make the request as a comment to this blog post so that we can add them to the beta group and notify them about beta start, schedules, bug fixes and news. Those who are already a part of the beta group may get the latest beta related news, share feedback and track the progress at the beta feedback forum.


Updated on 19th February 2014:

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Today we are starting a series of blog posts aiming at at-least one per week to highlight the development updates on JV-LinkDirectory 5.0. The most important change in JV-LD 5.0 will be the compatibility with Joomla 3.0 natively. We are rewriting the product from scratch with new user interfaces using Twitter bootstrap which will certainly provide a refreshing experience for users. We will share screenshots of the frontend and backend interfaces asap.

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  • kernelsuse
    kernelsuse says #
    I would like to join the beta test program.
  • Niranjan (Technical Staff)
    Niranjan (Technical Staff) says #
    We just closed the beta testing a few minutes back as we will be releasing 5.0 today in sometime.
  • Jack Marvin
    Jack Marvin says #
    I would like to help with Beta testing, ...or is the stable release imminent?
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a1sx2_Thumbnail1_clowner.pngOften your directory visitors will be interested in specific listings in your directory and may want to get in touch with the listing owner for some query. JV-LinkDirectory 4.10 introduces the ability for your site visitors to contact individual listing owners via the directory itself without revealing the contact details of the listing owner! 

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There are several changes being introduced in JV-LD 4.10 about which we have been blogging for a while now. These include Joomla editor for text profiles, new extra fields types - Text Editor (HTML), new compact search modules and performance improvements. Here is some detailed info for you about the changes...

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  • Sarge
    Sarge says #
    ...sorry, I meant 4level structure and 4level TXT file. Import process run successfully - but after that - Categories of level 4
  • Niranjan (Technical Staff)
    Niranjan (Technical Staff) says #
    There is no change or restrictions to the number of levels. Please send me an email to support@jv-extensions.com with the import f
  • Sarge
    Sarge says #
    Hello, Niranjan ! How many levels of the categories are accepted in latest version of JV Link Directory 4.10rc1 ? Strange issues -
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Here is yet another interesting update on what is coming up in JV-LinkDirectory 4.10. A significant integration that we are bringing into JV-LinkDirectory 4.10 is the ability to send SMS notifications to mobiles of administrator whenever certain events occur in the directory. This is possible with the integration of JV-LinkDirectory with Clickatell. 

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