If you are like most businesses, you have a love/hate relationship with commenting on your website. As attractive as it is to allow users to interact with your site, having the possibility of spammers using your comments or worse, someone posting inappropriate or derogatory remarks about your business is not worth the benefit of allowing comments. This means that you have to have some sort of comment moderation before anything is published on your live site.
For us K2 users, there is no built in comment notification system. For some time, BNR used a third party extension that offered many subscription and notification options. It really did a lot more than we needed, but it worked. Unfortunately, the extension has not been updated for Joomla 2.5 or the latest version of K2 (which has undergone some pretty big changes). So we went without, that is until we finally decided to get off our duff and do it ourselves.
We decided to take the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach and create a plugin that just fills the basic needs of comment notification. After seeing how our clients were using their sites, this is what we came up with -
See? Simple. Someone leaves a comment, you get an email with everything you need to quickly approve the comment. There are already some features we can think of that would be nice to have, so we'll eventually add more based on the feedback we get from our users, but we think it's a pretty simple way to address the issue without overly complicating the administration of your website.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Facebook is once again changing things up, this time for pages. Over the last year or so Facebook has been migrating pages away from the FBML style to the newer iframe style tabs. Just when you thought you had your Facebook page sorted...
BNR is pleased to announce the realease of K2 BNR content for Joomla! 2.5. This release is an update from the 1.5 version with updates for K2 2.5.x. The package works for all current versions of Joomla though 1.5 do not need to upgrade.
Over the past year Facebook has made significant changes to their pages to allow for greater flexibility and customization. Many of the big brands have taken advantage of the new capabilities, but for most small businesses, that kind of customization was out of their reach. BNR saw the need and is proud to introduce BNR Custombook.
It's official, Google+ is not in private beta and they are giving out invites to get in. So far the process is very hit or miss as the response seems to be much greater than Google anticipated. Since getting in on an actual invite seems to require being online at the perfect time I figured I'd share my experience so far in getting people in to G+.
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