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Introduction

Extension Specific, JomSocial Extensions

First friend is a jomsocial plugin & component that will send a friend request from one or more user id's to all new members when they 1st register, much like myspace where tom is your first friend. Also First Friend will send a welcome PM & email to all new members when they first register on your site.

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When you combine First Friend with the GeoCoding Suite from socialables you can automatically send friend requests based on location. E.g. everyone in Australia can be automatically made friends. or everyone is the state of Washington etc...

Letter Logic has become Ultra Powerful, now you can send custom emails, pm's, gifts, friend requests and email attachments based upon the profile selections a user makes, Join our site and choose your gender to get an example of how it works.

You can even make a user friends with other users based on profile selections

You can send a one way request with a note based on a profile selection causing first friend to work like a suggestion system.

Emails are sent out in the normal email que of jomsocial.

Please note that Mass friending will make everyone on your site friends with each other, do not use it unless you want this to happen.

If you do hit mass friending a backup of your connection table will be taken, you can restore your connections with the backup if needed.


Broke my site


Posted on 19 October 2013

This extension broke my site and the support was so poor (eventually they refused to respond) that I had to uninstall it and take steps to repair my site. As you can see the last update was a year ago, and they aren't staying on top of changes. Greg said in one email, "...although it is possible Joomla changed something in the latest .14 release, honestly I havent checked."



The issue with this extension seems to be a problem with the fact that Joomla no longer makes the admin ID 42. They didn't know this, and so when the extension looks for ID 42, of course it's not there, so you get a big error message across the top of your page. The only way to get rid of it is to go into PHPMy Admin and start changing ID numbers.



They promised a fix... "when I get into the office I can send you a custom fix for it. Sorry for the trouble." but it's been over a week since I first contacted them and they won't respond to my emails (or calls) any longer.



This would be a helpful extension if it was up to date and supported, but at this point it's probably useless for anyone using the latest version of JomSocial and Joomla.


The idea is good and it does work.



However the documentation is a joke. It is appalling and the support is a joke - complete rubbish.



If they bothered to actually put together some decent documentation and tutorials on how to set this up it could be a brilliant extension, but as it is it took me AGES to work out how to set it up properly and this mainly by gleaning tips from other users who'd had the same problems as me.

Owner's reply: I'm sorry documentation on the website is lacking, however in our newer versions we have built-in detailed and thorough documentation into the component itself, every item has a tool tip which explains its purpose, the areas which are complicated have step by step procedures which are clearly outlined.

Also if you ever have any questions about the extension you can call us during business hours or send an email to support@Socialables.com we respond to every every email of unless of course you are rude, obnoxious or spamming

I've been using first friend for several years now, and recently had to update after migrating my site to 2.5. The component it self works good but they are seriously lacking in documentation. Luckily I was able to get answers quickly through the contact forms. If they had good documentation this review would have been 5 stars.

Owner's reply: We have taken note of the lack of documentation and re-worked the component to contain much more documentation and instruction.

We have also changed the way letters/rules and friending work to be more of a step by step procedure so that it's easier to follow.

If you ever have any questions or need hands on help you can call us directly at 971-832-9327 or email us at support@socialables.com

Please note that we do keep standard business hours so angry emails about a lack of response on the weekend or late night are really unfair. We do offer Urgent methods for contact under our contact list for true emergencies..

This is a small feature but it makes a big difference. It's definitely worth the few $. Now, every new JomSocial member has a "friend" when they join. How many times have you seen a community and almost all members have 0 friends? No longer with FirstFriend! And with Gift Exchange, they also get a free gift when they join. It's actively developed too, with a new release every month. Check it out!


5


Posted on 17 June 2010

5 Stars!

4 for support speed but its all working as it stated, great and useful...

Auto Group

Auto Group

Paid download | JomSocial Extensions | Socialable Studios
2.5
Score:
64
4 reviews
Auto Group is an extension for Jomsocial which will automatically join members to groups based on their selection from a profile field which you as the administrator setup. It also has the ability to send PM suggestions for groups to join based on profile selections. For example say you have an online classroom that teaches math, spelling and history. You can add a custom field with jomsocial that will ask what they would like to learn, math, spelling or history. When the user selects math, they are automatically joined to all groups with the word math in the title or from the category math or from the groups with math in the title from the category called math. Whenever the member updates his or her profile and changes his category he is added to the groups from his current category. The member or group admin are responsible for leaving the groups they have joined. You can also use Multi-Select Elements so that if your user chooses math and history, they will be added to both groups and to take it even a step further you can have multiple multiple select elements ie a group of check boxes for category of groups a multi-select drop-down as well as a radio element, enabling you to handle large amounts of group selections. We have also built in a logic system allowing you to join to groups if a profile field equals, doesn't equal, is greater than or less than a value of your choice. This can be used to join members to groups based on their age or the level of education which they indicate with a profile selection. The possibilities are endless with the Auto Group Joiner for Joomla and Jomsocial.
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GiftExchange

GiftExchange

Paid download | Gifts & Coupons | Socialable Studios
2.5
Score:
0
11 reviews
Feature Breakdown: Now including BuyKarma and BuyAUP Apps for Jpayplans available at http://www.jpayplans.com Admin side: Gift Manager - upload images, set name, desc and price. Gifting - Send gifts to anyone on the site Restriction Manager - Set Quantity, Expiration Date, Valid for x # of days, ACL (basic acl) Mass gifting - Send gifts to multiple people, Admin Send to all members. Bank Manager - See and alter the points of any user Categories - Setup the categories for gifts Event Manager - Current Implementation is Secret Santa User Side: Send Gifts to anyone on the site Showcase of gifts received. Gifts sent are added to jomsocial activity stream Privacy Options, Hide Message, Hide GIft, Prevent from showing in stream Email and PM notification Options Jomsocial & AUP integration plugins Jomsocial profile App Jomsocial Collage App Jomsocial Send Gift Button integration Community Builder Send Gift Button integration Community Builder Collage App The Gift Exchange is not dependent on anything other than Joomla, if you don't have a social network extension You can still use the Gift Exchange. The gift exchange purchase system, links into other extensions via plugins, currently we have developed 2: 1 for jomsocial which is installed and published by default. 1 for Alpha User Points which must be installed if you need it The Gift Exchange bank manager synchronizes users based on which plugin is installed. Gifts Are defaulted to Unlimited with the new restriction system. If the unlimited flag is removed the gift will be considered expired or unpublished. When upgrading make sure to add the unlimited flag to your existing gifts otherwise they will not show up on the front end. Also note one restriction can be set for multiple gifts so if you set a restriction to limit the gifts to only 3 gifts and then associate that restriction with 3 gifts when one has been sent it will effect the other gifts and only allow 2 gifts of the associated to be sent, when 3 have been sent of any of the associate gifts all 3 gifts will disappear. This was done intentionally so you could have entire categories of gifts limited to a certain # of availability If you want each gift to have 3 available you will need to make a restriction for each gift.
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Geocode

Geocode

Paid download | Geotagging | Socialable Studios
2.5
Score:
0
5 reviews
This combo contains the full Geo Coding Suite an original Component to the Joomla Platform. Included in the Suite: The Geo Coding Component, The Geo Coding plugin, Geo Avatar Member Matching Module (for Jomsocial and Community Builder), Geo Group Module for Jomsocial and the Geo Text & Tag replacer for joomla. When combined with First Friend you can automatically send friend requests based on location. E.g. everyone in Australia can be automatically made friends. Our system works by automatically gathering a visitors City, State, Country, Zip code, Area code, Map Coordinates, Timezone, GMT offset and DST offset from their IP, Browser, Iphone, Android Device, Ipad, Internet tablet or GPS. This information is then stored in a DB for use by our extensions. The Member Matching Module called "GeoAvatar" is written for Jomsocial and Community Builder and will look at the visitors location and find all members within a certain distance of the visitor based on pre-set criteria such as state or country,This also works for logged in members. GeoGroup is similar to GeoAvatar but it displays groups local to the viewer, This only works for Jomsocial at the moment. Also included is a text tag system for joomla which will allow you to customize articles and advertising according to visitors location. [+{city:Portland,state:Oregon}+] If this was processed by our system it would only show to visitors from Portland,Oregon. [-{city:Portland,state:Oregon}-] We've also included a modified copy of the core Joomla Banner module which will process the geo tags in the custom banner code section so you can make Geo Sensitive Banners We've also included a module which will allow you to place articles in a module position.
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Phony Profiles

Phony Profiles

Paid download | Fake data | Socialable Studios
2.5
Score:
0
0 reviews
Phony Profiles is a fake profile generator and community starter. No one wants to visit an empty community, our extension allows you to create realistic profiles at set intervals so it appears your community is active and growing. Look at some of these great features: * Control percentage of Men/Women * Control percentage of 6 main races * Automatically Log newly created users in * Randomly Log in Random Users * Fake email which actually accepts email and can be read by admin. * Randomly fill out profile information * Filter & pick options and profile types by gender * Integrates with Jomsocial Profile Types (XiPT) * Integrates with JPayPlans * Integrates with the GeoCoding Suite from Socialables. * Works with The Auto Group Joiner from Socialables. * Works with First Friend from Socialables. * Real Location Lookup for map plotting
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FirstFriend for JomSocial

Version:
3.10.0
Developer:
Socialable Studios
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Registration:
Yes
Uses updater:
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