We are excited to announce the release of JForce 3.0.1 for Joomla 3.2 and above. This version and download is available for all active JForce subscribers at http://extensiondepot.com/

We are excited to announce that JForce for Joomla 3.2.X will be released on April 14, 2014 EST

After it is released, the download will be available for subscribers with active JForce subscriptions at http://extensiondepot.com/

The new minimum requirements for this version of JForce will be as follows:

Joomla 3.2 and above
PHP 5.3 and above
MySQL 4.1 and above

We are pleased to announce the release of JForce 2.5r144 available for immediate download. This version addresses a bug related to the admin panel user edit and deletion. It is a minor release and should upgrade seamlessly.

We recommend all users running Joomla! 2.5 to upgrade their version of JForce to this latest release.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

One of the features most requested by our users is advanced reporting. I can't tell you the number of times that someone has asked me if JForce has reporting. I always hate to answer that question. Here's why. JForce as a project management system for Joomla! does not have a dedicated reporting area. We don't have a menu item across the top that says reporting that then links you to a comprehensive list of reports. But I am starting to believe we should.

At this time there are a variety of ways to get information out of JForce and analyze your business and your project statuses. You can easily filter tasks to see completed and uncompleted. You can see coming soon items. You can view all the people on a project and see who has logged in as well as who hasn't. You can look at the project overview and see at a glance the percent completed for each project. And there are other areas where you can take the pulse of a project to see how it is progressing.

But you've asked for reporting. And we'd like your help. If you can take a minute and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the specific reports you think should be compiled into JForce we will take those reports that are most popular and work them into our next major release. I want to include reporting, but I want to more importantly, include reporting that you, our users, want. If you have ideas on how you would like to see the information (pie chart, graph, bar chart, text report) tell us that information too. By using the power of our users combined knowledge we can create a powerful reporting section for JForce Project Management. Email us your ideas and see what we can do!

Joomla! has recently released a minor version 2.5.4 for immediate availability. We have found that after the upgrade there are a few problems generated within JForce that need to be updated. We are actively working on releasing an updated version of JForce to match. Below are the items that we've uncovered that need to be addressed in our next release. If you have any additional items that should be added to this list please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Admin access role creation the toggle buttons do not display the secondary value (a visibility tag is not being switched correctly).
  • Admin access role Save function does not Apply and reload page successfully.
  • Frontside Task values not auto-switching when clicking on the check mark (an array_values warning is being thrown).
  • Front end user registration within JForce does not assign the correct Joomla! user group.

Again, we're working quickly to release an update version. If you have questions or concerns drop us an email and we'll be happy to discuss things with you personally.

We are pleased to announce the release of JForce 2.5r1429 available for immediate download. This version addresses the bugs uncovered by the upgrade to 2.5.4 of Joomla!

We recommend all users running Joomla! 2.5 to upgrade their version of JForce to this latest release.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

What is the value of support? How do you price support when looking at a product to purchase? I think support is one of the things that has changed the most with the abundance of freemium model products. It is not uncommon to see an amazing product that has taken tremendous resources to create given away for free. How do those companies stay in business? Some sell additional services, some focus on larger enterprise customers and try to win over the masses by giving away their product. And quite honestly, some have no idea how to monetize their product. They simply believe that if they get enough users, eventually they'll somehow be profitable. 

JForce has gone through many changes in the past 5 years. We've learned a lot about sales, marketing, Joomla!, and most importantly - support! Support is king in the world of software sales. I will be the first to admit we stumbled out of the gate with JForce and support. When we began JForce (as Extreme Joomla) we never anticipated the type of response that we received. We exploded onto the Joomla! scene and quickly found we had more business than we expected. Almost immediately we had a problem. JForce is such a comprehensive project management system it was difficult for people to learn at first. There were so many nuances, features, and applications for JForce that it was overwhelming. As a result people wanted advice, help, and support. And we couldn't meet the demand.

As you've probably noticed we made some big changes around here! But we've done way more than just change our site design (although it is beautiful isn't it?). We have torn the company apart and built it fresh from the ground up. We evaluated our product, our company, our customers, and our site. After much deliberation we came to several very distinct conclusions. I'm sure there will be some that are not happy with the changes, but I know we can't please everyone all the time. That's simply an unrealistic view that will leave everyone unhappy. 

In this post I want to share with you the decisions we made, why we made them, and how they will affect you as a customer or potential customer. Before I begin I should mention that these decisions were not easy and we put quite a bit of thought into each one before making this change. The last thing we want to do is upset our customers, but after considerable research and interviews we decided we must make these changes for the betterment of the company and the good of our customers. 

We hear this question all of the time. What changes were made in this version? What new features have been added? Was bug X fixed in release Y? You can always find a detailed outline of which bugs were fixed or which new features have been introduced into JForce by taking a peek at the changelog. We do our best to post updates to the changelog soon after a new release is made available on the site. There has been a link to the changelog on the downloads page, but it doesn't exactly jump out at you. Hopefully this blog entry will let a few more people know about the changelog who were not aware of it before.