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Easyblog discontinued?

Post by thodorisgo » Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:15 am

Hello,
i'm using Easyblog for my website for a long long time and i'm kind of stuck on it since i have so many posts. Until 2022 the stackideas team was offering serious customer support services with the issues being fixed within 24 hours but since the start of 2023, the support is really poor and the old support stuff appear to be innactive for 9 months from their forum. Also the EB updates on 2022 were released on regular basis, they released 9 version updates and this year 0.

I am not trying to defame the extension, it's just that the scenario of discontinuation of the extension gives me nightmares (fe migrating it's content).

I created this post here because they also changed their support forum setup and there are not any longer public posts.

Does anybody have informations about the future of the Easyblog extension and Stackideas?

Kind regards

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by darb » Mon Oct 02, 2023 1:38 pm

You can join a Stackideas user group on Facebook and discuss this further with more insight info there. Do a search and you will find it. Seems they slowly dying and milk out the last subscription base unfortunately....

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by Maradona » Mon Oct 02, 2023 2:37 pm

I think this company was one of the best in the Joomla! world, but looks like they sold out and didn't bother to tell their clients. It's rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. :geek: :pop

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by thodorisgo » Mon Oct 02, 2023 2:46 pm

So it seems that Stackideas was sold to another company
https://tslmedia.sg/tsl-acquisition-sof ... velopment/ and the new company is just earning from the subscriptions instead of working with the extensions support ane upgrade.
No information to the clients.

Now it's a good time for me to panic i guess. Unless there is a way to migrate from EB to Joomla content that I'm not aware of.

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by darb » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:15 pm

thodorisgo, I think you still can use it and test it for php 8.2 it work and then if its compatible with Joomla upgrades is not sure..

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by thodorisgo » Tue Oct 03, 2023 6:32 pm

darb wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:15 pm
thodorisgo, I think you still can use it and test it for php 8.2 it work and then if its compatible with Joomla upgrades is not sure..
There will be more new versions of PHP to come and unfortunately i cannot say the same for Easyblog :(

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by darb » Wed Oct 04, 2023 7:14 am

Yes you have to ask the owner Mark Lee.

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Re: Easyblog discontinued? Easysocial?

Post by RjohnB » Tue Dec 19, 2023 4:49 am

Stackideas has had an arrogant approach to their support functions. Software updates were also slow in coming to stretch out product software upgrades.

I was in Malaysia in Dec 2022 and met with Sam and Joyce Chew at their office in Kuala Lumpur. Mark Lee was in Singapore at the time. No mention of sale was made but I subsequently found out two months later the firm had been sold. Hence the lack of active updates or product development.

One should also keep in mind the speed of PHP and Joomla Development and releases in 2020 - 2023.

Mark Lee has a history of movement, and is now located in Singapore with the parent company - TSL Media Group.

You must keep in mind that they extract American dollars through Australia to a Malaysian company.

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by darb » Thu Jan 04, 2024 3:10 am

Yes story continue...

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by thodorisgo » Tue Jan 09, 2024 9:50 am

darb wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2024 3:10 am
Yes story continue...
There is a new changelog of a new version but it's not released yet.

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by darb » Tue Jan 09, 2024 9:55 am

Yes the last activity was this:
Release Statistics
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6.0.10
Release Date 1st November 2022

https://stackideas.com/changelog

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by Maradona » Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:24 pm

Good news! ;)

New version is available! 8)

The changelog for version 6.0.11 is out :pop

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by darb » Tue Jan 16, 2024 6:22 pm

Maradona wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:24 pm
Good news! ;)

New version is available! 8)

The changelog for version 6.0.11 is out :pop
So did you test it and working for you with Joomla 5 & ph 8.2?

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by Maradona » Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:48 am

We’ve given it a go and everything’s looking good with Joomla 5.2 and PHP 8.2.
I'll update if I find any issues.

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by darb » Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:41 am

How it work ? was anything fixed in this version and you can follow that by the change log?

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by Rik Brown » Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:43 pm

I'm having all kinds of issues now with StackIdeas products -- which all used to be top notch. Any problems seem to be handled by "moderators" who know next to nothing, instead of programmers who in the past would fix things quickly.

Prior to StackIdeas (6 years ago), I used JomSocial. But they look like they've hardly changed since then. The only other option seems to be Community Builder. They seem to be fairly active.

Are there any other "new kids in town" to consider to replace StackIdeas?

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by darb » Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:12 am

I think that some new 3pds have to fork some of these extensions to continue the work that previously was done to these extensions. It would be a waste to let them all die and be forgotten forever..

Ant time move fast..

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Re: Easyblog discontinued?

Post by Maradona » Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:31 am

Rik Brown wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:43 pm
I'm having all kinds of issues now with StackIdeas products -- which all used to be top notch. Any problems seem to be handled by "moderators" who know next to nothing, instead of programmers who in the past would fix things quickly.

Prior to StackIdeas (6 years ago), I used JomSocial. But they look like they've hardly changed since then. The only other option seems to be Community Builder. They seem to be fairly active.

Are there any other "new kids in town" to consider to replace StackIdeas?
Yup...EasySocial have so many issues with Joomla5 now.


darb wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:12 am
I think that some new 3pds have to fork some of these extensions to continue the work that previously was done to these extensions.
How do we do that? ??? :pop ;)


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