Hey guys, it has been a while since we blogged about the progress of EasySocial 1.4 and I have to admit that it's our misjudgement over the progress of EasyBlog 5. Nonetheless, we are almost done with EasyBlog 5 now and the entire team will now be focusing on EasySocial 1.4 and EasySocial 2.0.
Videos is one of the key features in EasySocial 1.4 as it allows site members to be able to upload videos as well as link external videos within EasySocial. With the new EasySocial 1.4, you will be able to upload videos, share some info about the video (description, location etc) and categorize them accordingly. There's also an option to 'feature' a video; making it easy for you to show off any cool videos that you have created.
Get more grasp of the video page by checking out the screenshots below.
In EasySocial 1.4, we have also enhanced the functionality of the comments throughout EasySocial by allowing users to upload pictures and also able to select smileys when commenting on the site. Currently the smileys are already pre-defined with the installation of EasySocial 1.4. However, we do have plans on allowing admins to have their own smileys by uploading their own emoticon files. This will be available in the future, after we've released EasySocial 1.4. :)
Pictorial comments can be enabled or disabled by the site's administrators from the backend. Check out the screenshots :
Another new feature that we've added in the up-coming EasySocial 1.4, polls will allow users to create their own polls in EasySocial without having to have a third-party apps and/or component. Polls' are done straight from the story box itself and will have the option to have as many options as they want. Users will also have the option to set the privacy of their polls.
You can view the screenshot of this new feature by clicking on the image gallery below :
We have also improvised and standardized the back end layout to be in synchronize with EasyBlog 5 and Komento 2.0 as well. One of our main goal is to ensure that all of our products are integrated both in terms of usability and feel. The backend design of Komento 2.0 and EasyBlog 5 provides users with a fresh feeling and ensure that everything looks beautiful without sacrificing the user-experience. We're implementing the same concept, the same design, and the same idea, to EasySocial 1.4's backend. Managing EasySocial's site will become easier with the up-coming EasySocial 1.4.
You can have a peek at the design by clicking on the image below :
Custom fields are the cool feature that makes EasySocial so unique. As time progresses, we've added more custom field to ensure that our users are able to customize their site's details according to their own unique needs and preferences. With the up-coming EasySocial 1.4, we've refactored the custom field's code to ensure that anything and everything related to it runs smoother; from applying custom fields up to searching for the values.
The enhancement is actually under-the-hood hence I don't have any screenshot to share with you guys (sorry!) but you will feel the difference once you've upgraded to the new EasySocial 1.4.
Conversation also faces some updates; you can now message anyone in the site, even those who are not in your friend's list. This is reflected when you create a new message and type in the name of another user in the recipient field. Apart from that, the Conversation page were also given a minor update on styling in order to give you a more elegant feel whenever you strike a conversation with users in your site.
A cool new feature has been added to the photo albums in the up-coming EasySocial 1.4; we've added the option to set albums as "favorite". With this, the photo album will be shown in the photo album's widget instead of new photo albums. You can set multiple favourites so that these photo albums are shown in your Photo Album apps.
There are more updates on 1.4 but I shall probably stop here and will post more updates on EasySocial 1.4 in the coming days :)
Demo Site Update
Apart from the EasySocial 1.4 development update, we've also updated our demo site with all the latest version of our component. Not only that, we've set it up so that each component is well-integrated with the other. Visitors can now view the updated versions of our components and check on how the integration between each of them works. Do drop by and check it out!
Happy 4th of July!
The 4th of July 2015 marks the 239th year the United Stated of America declared independence. Happy 4th of July, America! We know that most of our friends celebrate the 4th of July on the dot. However, this year, the 4th of July falls on Saturday and we just want to let our American friends enjoy the celebration with their friends and family before they get back to us.
Having said that, check out our post-celebration offer for the 4th of July celebration; a 20% off from any purchases on our site.
The coupon code is :
The coupon code will only last for 3 days; and it will end on the 9th of July so don't waste this opportunity. Now is the best time to grab the any of the bundles as this coupon code works with all purchases including the bundles.
p/s "4th of July will always reminds me on how Will Smith saved the world from an alien invasion." Quoted from Ahmad Justin :p