New Features in JV-LinkDirectory 4.7

We are quite excited about our launch of JV-LinkDirectory (JV-LD) 4.7 for our customers. This is a giant step forward in making the product much more user friendly and lovable to our customers. Most significant feature is the compatibility with Joomla! 1.6 and Joomla! 1.7. We thank all those who contributed with beta feedback for JV-LD 4.7.

Compatibility with Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7:

  • JV-LD is now Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7 compatible. Joomla! 1.7 compatibility is introduced from JV-LD 4.7.686 build version. You can use the same download zip files for both Joomla! 1.5, Joomla! 1.6 and Joomla! 1.7!. If you plan to migrate your JV-LD data from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7, then you may please visit this article.
  • There are some limitations in SEF URL support at this point of time for JV-LD

    • Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7 native SEF URL work without any issues
    • Latest versions of sh404SEF work without any issues with JV-LD 4.7
    • SEFAdvance – Is not compatible with Joomla! 1.6. So JV-LD-SEFAdvance integration will not work till SEFAdvance releases a version compatible with Joomla! 1.6
    • sh404SEF- Is not compatible with Joomla! 1.6. So JV-LD-sh404SEF integration will not work till sh404SEF releases a version compatible with Joomla! 1.6
    • With Artio JoomSEF, we find issues in Artio JoomSEF for Joomla! 1.6 and hence this will not work till Artio JoomSEF solves the problem

New Home Page Designs for directory:

  • version 4.7 introduces the ability to choose your own home page design from a variety of options available. If you are bored with the standard categories layout (in 1 to 4 columns) for directory home page, then we are now providing you with 4 other alternate designs

    • Standard Design

      • Existing design of categories layouts
    • Popular Links Design

      • Thumbnails, Rating, Category name and Link Title will be shown for n popular links spread out in the home page
    • Featured Links Design

      • Thumbnails, Rating, Category name and Link Title will be shown for n featured links spread out in the home page
    • Random Links Design

      • Thumbnails, Rating, Category name and Link Title will be shown for n random links spread out in the home page
    • Combo Links Design

      • Popular, Featured and Random Links configured above can be together shown one after the other in this Combo Links Design

Combo Home Page Design

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Featured links Home Page Design

Random link Home Page Design

Popular links Home Page Design

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  • [size=3]version 4.7 provides a utility that will enable you to send emails to all link owners in your directory. You can choose between sending HTML or Text emails, as well as throttle the delivery of emails to avoid blacklisting of your IP, due to mass sending of emails.[/size]

[size=3][size=3]Extensive Ajax based features in front-end and back-end:[/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3]Back-end:[/size][/size]

    • [size=3][size=3]Ajax for selecting parent category in new category form and edit category form[/size][/size]
    • [size=3][size=3]Ajax for selecting category in "Jump to Category" in category manager page[/size][/size]
    • [size=3][size=3]Ajax for selecting primary and secondary categories in links manager – add 1-way link, add 2-way link, filter links by category[/size][/size]
    • [size=3][size=3]Ajax for selecting category in sponsor a category – new and edit forms[/size][/size]
    • [size=3][size=3]Ajax for secondary categories selection in edit link, new 1-way link, new 2-way link forms[/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3]Front-end:[/size][/size]

    • [size=3][size=3]Ajax for selecting primary and secondary categories in add link for 1-way and 2-way and also for add link via a category[/size][/size]
    • [size=3][size=3]Ajax for category tree view module[/size][/size]
    • [size=3][size=3]Ajax for secondary categories section in add link for 1-way and 2-way[/size][/size]

[size=3][size=3][size=3]Configuring characters of Alphabar:[/size][/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]With version 4.7, you can define the characters of Alphabar utility. So you can add your own language based characters now easily with configuration[/size][/size][/size]

[size=3][size=3][size=3][size=3]New "Date" extra field type added in Extra Fields:[/size][/size][/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]With version 4.7, you can add a new "Date" type extra field. You can add a new field of this type where your customers will be able to select a date value for this field.[/size][/size][/size]

[size=3][size=3][size=3][size=3]New Validation Rules for Text fields in Extra Fields:[/size][/size][/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]With version 4.7, you can define the type of validation from – None or URL or Email for text fields. More will be added in the future versions[/size][/size][/size]

[size=3][size=3][size=3]Google +1 added to link detail pages:[/size][/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Google +1 widgets can be added to link detail pages, with just one simple configuration option. More info on Google +1 and how impacts search engine results at, Google +1 Page[/size][/size][/size]

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[size=3][size=3][size=3][size=3]Related Links pages:[/size][/size][/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Keywords in link detail page can now be hyper linked to pages that will display related links based on that keyword. New option has been added in link detail configuration in detailed link configuration for related links[/size][/size][/size]

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[size=3][size=3][size=3]Category module – Completely refreshed!:[/size][/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Showing categories has been totally recreated with a fresh Ajax functionality[/size][/size][/size]

[size=3][size=3][size=3][size=3]Utility to delete all links and categories with a single click at backend:[/size][/size][/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]This can help admins wipe out links, subcategories and categories in directory and start fresh anytime![/size][/size][/size]

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[size=3][size=3][size=3][size=3]Other features and changes:[/size][/size][/size][/size]

  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Added a new core.approve permission which will decide whether a user can take action on link requests. This is available for Joomla 1.6 in Options menu tab[/size][/size][/size]
  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]When directory is taken offline, then all plugins and modules used by JV-LD will be disabled automatically. When it is brought back online, all plugins will be enabled automatically.[/size][/size][/size]
  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Hot linking url field in extra fields in link detail pages[/size][/size][/size]
  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Hot linking email field in extra fields in link detail pages[/size][/size][/size]
  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Hot linking partner url in link detail pages[/size][/size][/size]
  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Added * in category select drop downs to indicate invisible categories[/size][/size][/size]
  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]Added blue color to category text in select drop downs to indicate that it does not accept links[/size][/size][/size]
  • [size=3][size=3][size=3]All emails sent after payments for category sponsorships, paid one-way links and featured links are now configurable via Email Templates Configuration! in backend[/size][/size][/size]