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Took us more time than expected to reach RC stage. Well, we were not all that pleased with the structure of the blocks and so we rewrote them, improved workflow and features based on member's feedback. There is still a lot to do but it would be at a much much faster pace and the foundation now is rock solid. JA Joomla Page Builder release candidate version is now available for everyone to try their hands on. Some of the important features are as below:

  • New content block structure
  • Improved editor tool
  • Page import & export
  • Revision history
  • Popular Framework templates and 3rd Party extensions compatibility
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In our last post we displayed how JA Joomla Page Builder works well with popular Joomla extensions. With so many template frameworks around, we tested our page builder tool with them and results are encouraging. With few tweaks, our Page Builder works well with all frameworks and we have documented the same as a guide for our users. T3 Framework, Gantry, Helix, Expose were included for the first round and here are the results and tips for each framework are mentioned at the bottom of this blog post.

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JA Joomla Page Builder will soon be out of beta status with imminent RC release. We at random tested it with popular Joomla extensions and all seems good so far. The Joomla extensions used for compatibility testing were Virtuemart, Kunena, EasyDiscuss, EasySocial and EasyBlog. We have also tested JA Builder with other popular Joomla template frameworks and details would be available in the upcoming blog post.

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We are pretty close to saying bye to beta version of JA Builder and release an RC version next week, which comes with some major changes and features.

One of the features is "revisions", which are stored for restoration at any later time. This feature can be tested on the JA Builder demo and would be part of the release next week.

The new feature will auto save the changes you did when editing the page (for now, each revision includes 10 changes). Meaning, after you do 10 changes, it will be saved as a revision. You can revert to previous revision to revert the content, pretty handy feature.

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JA Oslo - Joomla News Magazine Joomla template is now available. JA Oslo features unique design and layouts. All our earlier Joomla news or magazine templates shared some common features amongst themselves but for JA Oslo we wanted to try a totally different approach and the Oslo concept preview got mixed reviews from our members but mostly positive. JA Oslo is versatile and can even be adapted for simpler roles even for personal blogs, thats the beauty of it.

JA Oslo supports K2 component natively as requested by many of our members and T3 framework is the core as always. Feature highlights of JA Oslo are listed down in the blog. Do check out the live demo and let us know what you think.

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Be it Page Builder or any editor, Undo and Redo are important feature and as planned we are glad to implement them in the latest release od JA Joomla Page Builder. Taking it further the Page Builder now also supports export and import of pages, now that should make designing landing pages a breeze. More blocks and more settings also made it to this version. Thanks a ton for the feedback and feature requests, its shaping the Page Builder in the right direction. Try out the new version and let us know what more you want us to work on.

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Landing pages in general are the optimized entry pages to the site for better conversion rates. Landing pages can either be the homepage or could be specific for your ad campaign. A landing page usually have concise information of your service or product with strong call to action buttons and relevant information to convince the user to go ahead with purchase or desired action.

JA Joomla Page Builder not only helps to create different page layouts for your site but is also very effective in creating landing pages. It has all the required blocks to build a landing page quickly. Today we will show you how to create stunning landing page for your Joomla site in 5 minutes, no coding or technical skill required.

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Did you know, our JA BrickStore template featuring VirtueMart has a new cool filter extension? Incase, you missed it, you can view it live on demo. We received lots of requests to include support for more popular extensions for the MegaFilter and today we are releasing JA MegaFilter with native support for JoomShopping, E-Shop, K2 component, HikaShop and Virtuemart. JA MegaFilter is a Joomla search and filter extension to build search and filter pages for popular Joomla extensions. The Joomla filter extension includes base field filters like title, tags, category, price, manufacturer, brand etc and custom field filter like color or size. For k2 it also supports the author and category fields apart from tags.

Megafilter with virtuemart plugin is available for free to club members and can be downloaded from JA BrickStore template download section. Rest of the plugins are released under extension club and can also be purchased as single extension. As always our Developer members gets complimentary free access.

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With JA Joomla Site Builder it becomes very easy to build Joomla page layouts and update typographic styles. For advanced users who love to implement custom css, our Builder tool supports custom styles for every element of the page.

Here are some illustrated examples of how easily one can use basic css skills to enhance the look and feel of their joomla pages right from the frontend. Do try replicating them on your dev sites, its fun learning.

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Hi guys,

We are so happy that our JA Joomla Site Builder Alpha release got lots of good feedback from you guys, over 2000 downloads so far. Today we released version Alpha 2 with bug fixes and improvements.

  • Add meta to header to fix responsive issue on iOS and Android
  • Add router to fix the publish page issue
  • Work with both http or https
  • Style improvements
  • Work with both Bootstrap 2 and Bootstrap 3 T3 framework templates
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Our Joomla site builder development is advancing at a amazing speed. This week we added 5 more features and other improvements. With this update our Joomla site builder tool is edging closer to a beta release. Did you know that our aim is to make it work with any Joomla template? Yes, that is what we aim to deliver for our members.

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Hi Guys,

Today, we just updated new demo for JA Site Builder, the new demo comes up with new features and more block type, layouts. Here are the details:

  • More content blocks: video gallery, container slideshow, pricing table, testimonials, gallery, clients
  • More layouts of hero, features intro.
  • Overlay video with 2 video sources: Youtube and Vimeo
  • Animation settings
  • Menu configuration
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Now create Uber like layouts on the fly. It can not be easier than this.

The question we faced after developing our popular multiple layout based Uber Template was : Should we keep on releasing versions after versions or should we develop a site / page builder to let users build their own versions of Uber type layouts?

We chose later and here we are with our first sneak peak into the builder we have been working on for months.

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If you’re looking forward to creating a site for your online business, you might be faced with the challenges of choosing the right CMS (content management system). This write-up compares three of the most popular and widely-used CMS - Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress. These three platforms have the open-source format. This means that they are consistently improved to support new and latest Internet technologies. Vital functions can also be boosted with an ever-increasing array of extensions and add-ons, provided by their communities. Your choice of CMS will largely depend on your goals, budget, technical expertise and the need you want to meet.

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Hey, you know what? Halloween will be here in 5 days!

YES, it is one of the most exciting and interesting time of the year. You get to wear whatever you like to the party, dress up in those scary, creepy costumes, walk around the street and freak everyone out.

Sound a lot of fun, huh? But have you prepared enough for this Halloween to come?

Don’t worry, whatever you do, whatever plan or project you have, we are here to help. Right below we present to you +100 Halloween Graphics Designs for MULTIPLE PURPOSES: from Facebook cover, Instagram post to Marketing Poster and more.

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In the words of Albert Einstein: "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." We couldn't agree more. There is no game that can’t be won if you have ambitions, talent and right people on your team. My Joomla! friend Gev Balyan’s impressive story can definitely prove both statements.

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