Extension Updates

Tweet Display Back 3.0.2 Released

Tweet Display Back 3.0.2 has been released today and is now available for download.  This is a maintenance release of the module.

Changes since 3.0.1

First, the minimum supported version of Joomla! is raised to 2.5.6 due to required code not being present in earlier versions.

This release addresses works to improve the caching mechanisms in place within the module.  In doing so, this lowers the number of requests a site must make to retrieve data each time the data update is required.

Bug fixes included in this release include an improvement to the cache mechanism to allow multiple instances of the module to appear on a single page, support for the https:// protocol, the follower count not being hidden when disabled, and fixing hashtag links to search properly on twitter.com.

Contributors

Tweet Display Back has a unique team of contributors.  Contributions have come in the form of provided code, translations, or external products.  I'd like to thank Open Translators for contributing the additional translations that are available in the module, enhancing international support.  Next, I'd like to thank Jurian Even of Twentronix for helping develop version 2.0 and implementing the filtering feature.  Lastly, the version check code is based on the original version found in the Construct Template Framework developed by Matt Thomas.

Future Development

As previously announced, future development for Tweet Display Back has shifted to only supporting Joomla! 2.5 and beyond.  Earlier versions of Joomla! are no longer supported.  The 3.0 series of Tweet Display Back will use new features introduced into the Joomla! Platform that will require Joomla! 2.5 or newer.  Also, lessening the support requirements for new versions means that additional features can be added without needing to be compatible with multiple versions of Joomla! and its supporting code (such as MooTools).

Development is driven by user request and API support.  If the Twitter API or Joomla! Platform can support the request, and it is a logical inclusion in this module, then it will more than likely be included in a future release.  Links with additional information about requesting or contributing features can be found in the documentation linked below.

Documentation & Support

As always, further information about the module is available in the Tweet Display Back section of the site, including information about the module's parameters, available translations, FAQ's, and more! Be sure to check out the Tutorials as well with tips on optimizing your module configuration and customizing the module's templates.

Translations

As of this release, Tweet Display Back is distributed in a total of twelve languages.  If you would like to update an existing translation or add a new translation, you may do so by visiting the project page on Transifex.

Download & Upgrade

Users wishing to upgrade from previous releases may do so by downloading the release from the downloads repository.  You can also use the core update system of Joomla! to download the updated package. Go to the Extension Manager's Update view and "Find Updates"!

Download the newest posted release from the Latest Releases listing. Don't see this specific release listed? Check the Archived Releases listing for all of the installation packages that are available.