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JV-ShrinkTheWeb 3.1 Released

jvstw small e0dceToday we have released the official 3.1 version of JV-ShrinkTheWeb to our customers. This is a maintenance release with bug fixes in it. These include fixes for local thumbnails, and log rotations. Customers are requested to upgrade to this version at the earliest. Please visit Release Notes for the detailed change log.

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Announcing JV-LinkDirectory 5.6 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of JV-LinkDirectory 5.6 today. As blogged earlier we have introduced exciting new features in JV-LinkDirectory which include the following. 

We have also added one very useful feature for beginners who want to keep the directory basic and simple initially. Read on to know about this feature...

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JV-LinkDirectory 5.6 Dev Update - Exciting New Features

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I would like to share with you some more exciting new features and changes that will come out in JV-LinkDirectory 5.6. Significant ones include Today's Links, Ability to restrict adding listings to top level categories, Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 compatibility, Integration with JLex Review, webmaster and listing owner notification for offline payment and enhancement of the reject listing functionality. Read on to know more about each of these features.

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JV-LinkDirectory 5.6 Dev Update - Advanced JomSocial Integration

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We are back again to share yet another integration with JV-LinkDirectory, this time with JomSocial which we are enhancing to provide better social media benefits for your website. We already have a listing page and detail page integration, member profile integration, rewards etc... for JomSocial with JV-LinkDIrectory. With JV-LinkDirectory 5.6, we are taking this integration to an all new level. Read on to know the renewed set of integration features between JomSocial and JV-LinkDirectory.

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JV-LinkDirectory 5.6 Coming Soon!

We are glad to announce the completion of the development phase for all our new features for JV-LinkDirectory 5.6. We are now alpha testing the new version on and will soon move to beta testing. JV-LinkDirectory 5.6 will be released with features that have been requested by many customers, and you may follow this blog for updates on them.

The first of the many features to come up in 5.6 version is the 2Checkout Payment Plugin for JV-LinkDirectory.

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JV-ShrinkTheWeb 3.0 Released

JV-ShrinkTheWeb 3.0 Released

Greetings from JV-Extensions!

We are glad to announce the release of JV-ShrinkTheWeb 3.0 for Joomla 3.x. JV-ShrinkTheWeb (JV-STW) 3.0 is a major feature release for JV-ShrinkTheWeb and comes with exciting new features like Local thumbnails, 'Simple' method that can use a Free STW account to fetch thumbnails, ability to fetch URL of preview image, enhanced preview manager and more... Read more to know about these features...

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2016 JV-LinkDirectory Feedback Survey Results and Actions

2016 JV-LinkDirectory Feedback Survey Results and Actions

Greetings from JV-Extensions!.

We would like to thank all our JV-LinkDirectory customers who participated in the "Operational and Roadmap Survey" for JV-LinkDirectory last month. We have received tremendous responses and we are grateful to all those customers who took their valuable time out of their busy schedule to provide feedback and help us frame the 2016 roadmap for JV-LinkDirectory. As a token of appreciation and as promised, we have added 3 months of free subscription of JV-LinkDirectory to their existing active subscriptions. There are a few customers whose subscription expired long back, but have still taken the survey. We thank them too, and wish to inform them that we will add free 3 months of subscription to them once they renew their subscription anytime in future.

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Top 21 Joomla Templates for Business Website Design

Top 21 Joomla Templates for Business Website Design

Joomla is a content management system that is growing in popularity among many business owners owing to the unique features and functionality, in addition to user-friendly design and a vast plugin base. Web designers can make use of Joomla business templates, which are readily available and very affordable for professional-looking site design.

Whether you’re a business owner providing bespoke services or you just want an online forum on which to showcase your portfolio or catalogue, you will need to invest in premium templates which offer additional support. New Joomla templates are ideal since they include features and options for optimization and user experience improvement through responsive web design.

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JV-LinkDirectory 5.5.1 Released

We wish to inform our customers that we have released JV-LinkDirectory 5.5.1 this week. This is a maintenance release focused on ironing out issues in JV-LinkDirectory 5.5 version. We have also added a couple of very small features which include 

  • Option in configuration to show username or display name at all places in the directory
  • Enable the checkboxes for notification preferences by default while adding links.
  • Migrate from InnoDb engine to MyISAM engine for MySQL database storage.

For the complete list of changes, please refer to the Release notes page.

We request our customers to upgrade to this version. As always please backup your database and files before upgrading. We request those for whom we have implemented paid customizations on JV-LinkDirectory on your sites to contact us via a private support ticket so that we can let you know the path forward to upgrade to this version.

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Share your thoughts and get 3 months of JV-LinkDirectory Subscription Free!

Want your feedback

Tell us what you think! We'd love to get your feedback.

JV-Extensions wishes you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

It is time to plan for 2016 and here we are reaching out to you with a short survey to get your opinion on JV-LinkDirectory. The goal of the survey is to understand what you like in JV-LinkDirectory, what you would like to see in it and how we can deliver better value to your website and business with it this year. Your input will be extremely important in shaping the road-map of JV-LinkDirectory. Your individual feedback will be confidential and we promise to read and act on each word that you put in the survey.

The survey itself should not take more than 8-10 minutes of your time. As a token of gratitude for completing the survey by January 31st 2016, we will add 3 months of free subscription to your existing JV-LinkDirectory purchase. Even prospective customers can avail this offer by purchasing JV-LinkDirectory and then completing the survey by 31st January 2016. 

Please click on the "Start the Survey" link below to get started with the survey.

Start the Survey

We thank you in advance and appreciate your taking time to fill the survey.

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JV-Extensions needs your help during emergency

I am writing this with utmost grief caused to my city - Chennai, the biggest metropolitan city in south India which has been devastated due to very heavy rains and water flooding in the last one week. It has been the deluge of the century in Chennai that has created havoc and left thousands of people homeless, and several dead. People including women and children are clamoring for food and shelter. The entire city has been struggling with no electricity and mobile/network connectivity for the last 6 days and the loss is assessed to be in several millions of Indian rupees. It is a complete standstill, and there are all out efforts from the central and state governments, Indian army, navy and air force to evacuate people and provide relief. Help is pouring in from all over the world to the affected people and rehabilitate them.

We at JV-Extensions have decided to donate 60% of the revenue we will make this month towards the relief work. I am requesting you to help Chennai limp back to life with your heart felt donations, which will be donated to the Prime Minister Relief fund, and also procure food and relief material for the affected people. Chennai has lost several lives, homes and infrastructure in this carnage, and I personally appeal to you to help those who are going through the calamity and those who are surviving it. I humbly request you to help Chennai with your generous donations. Even $10 donation from you will make a difference. Please click on the "Donate" image below to start donating.

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To read more about the floods, please read:
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/02/world/chennai-india-floods-irpt/index.html
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/live-rescue-operation-in-full-swing-in-chennai-saidapet-bridge-airport-closed-due-to-heavy-rains-1171347.html

PS: JV-Extensions operates from Chennai, and just like the others we have also had our share of struggle in the last 6 days with no power, water and connectivity to rest of the world. To continue supporting our customers, we moved out to Coimbatore, another city in India from where we are working till Chennai gets back to normalcy. 

Thank you for your understanding and hoping to see contributions from you.

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JV-LinkDirectory 5.5 Release and Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!

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Greetings from JV-Extensions!.

The Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sale is back, and we at JV-Extensions are excited to offer you a whooping 25% discount for the following products until the end of Cyber Monday (11/30) midnight UTC-8.

  • JV-LinkDirectory Yearly Subscription
  • JV-ShrinkTheWeb Yearly Subscription
  • JV-Relatives All in one Bundle
  • JV-PostMaster All in one Bundle
  • JV-ContentLinks All in one Bundle
  • JV-LinkDirectory EasySocial Integration & Apps (new JV-LD addon!)

Free Installation! - Not just that. We will also install the purchased products on one of your websites absolutely free!, and even configure them as you desire. If you wish to avail the free installation service, please open a private support ticket and provide us with backend login information, after the purchase.

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JV-LinkDirectory 5.5 Beta-2 with more feature updates

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We are glad to announce the release of 2nd beta of JV-LinkDirectory 5.5 today. The beta introduces powerful EasySocial enhancements for JV-LinkDirectory. Read on to know more about the features introduced with multiple screenshots...

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JV-LinkDirectory 5.5 Dev Updates - Extra Fields Enhancements

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Following up on the first set of features in JV-LinkDirectory in the previous blog post, here is the next series of features being introduced in JV-LinkDirectory 5.5 version. These include enhancements to Extra fields, and icon image automatic re-sizing.

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JV-LinkDirectory 5.5.beta.1 and Feature Announcements

JV-LinkDirectory 5.5.beta.1 and Feature Announcements

We are glad to announce the first beta release for JV-LinkDirectory 5.5 version today. Customers who have volunteered to participate in beta testing may now download the 5.5.beta.1 version from the JV-LinkDirectory downloads section as usual. We request you to read the "Read me first" post in the JV-LinkDirectory 5.5 Beta forum before starting the beta testing. As always we will be blogging about the new features that are introducing in 5.5 in a series of blog posts starting today...

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