Good news! With DOCman 2.0 stable out of the door and all remaining issues fixed work has started on development of DOCman 2.1. Better news! You do not need to wait for it. DOCman 2 comes with a very powerful plugin API that allows to extend almost all parts of it with ease.
Over the past few weeks we have worked on completing 3 new plugins for DOCman 2 to bring back features that didn’t make it into the core: email notifications, license support and download limiting.
DOCman Notify is a plugin that sends notification emails to document and category owners about changes in those documents and categories that they manage.
- Document owners will get an email notification whenever the documents they own are edited or deleted.
- Category owners will get notification emails whenever a document is added to, deleted from or edited in the categories they own.
Tip: To make a registered user a document or category owner select the user in the ‘owner’ select box in the category or document form.
Working in today’s fast-paced world with the ability to communicate with clients all over the world and deliver projects at a touch of a button; it seems anything is possible. Time is a valuable resource and there never seems to be enough of it in a day to get everything done.
Here at Joomlatools we pride ourselves on three things : great design, superb customer support and products based upon solid code. But how can you stick to these three principles when you are working towards a major new release? On one hand customers need new features, yesterday. On the other hand we need time to deliver robust stable products.
Good design takes time
We believe passionately in good design! Good design should mean that our Joomla extensions feel intuitive, simple, easy to use and inspire continual use. Code, just like design takes time and when done correctly seems so simple that you can’t believe the solution didn’t exist before.
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With LOGman 2 out of the door, a powerful API for integrating it with other extensions is within reach for developers. Developer guides and instructions on how to create your own LOGman plugins can be found in our Joomlatools Developer Portal.
Real world examples of LOGman plugins are being developed and made available on Github. An integration for Remository is available already. Plugins for K2, Zoo, Kunena and other popular Joomla extensions are on their way.
If you are a developer check out our guides and see all that this API has to offer. By integrating your components with LOGman you are adding extra value to your work. Your component user actions become loggable and traceable with just a few lines of code.
Do you need guidance for building a LOGman integration?. Developer support is included in our Business and Agency subscriptions. By subscribing to any of these packages you get access to our dedicated developer forums where you will get direct support from our team.