Dear customers, JoomPlace team made a decision to end the life of certain Joomla! Extensions. The reasons lie in their obsolescence or, like in the case of Like or Share to Download Component, new Facebook Policy.

Like or Share to Download Component that was used as social payment tool for products and services is removed from JoomPlace Extensions page and Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED).  As mentioned previously, the removal is caused by a new Facebook policy against “like gating” tactic. Starting November 5th Business and pages will not be allowed to use incentives to get likes.

“You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like a Page. This includes offering rewards, or gating apps or app content based on whether or not a person has liked a Page. It remains acceptable to incentivize people to login to your app, checkin at a place or enter a promotion on your app's Page. To ensure quality connections and help businesses reach the people who matter to them, we want people to like Pages because they want to connect and hear from the business, not because of artificial incentives. We believe this update will benefit people and advertisers alike.”

To prevent you, our clients, and our website by itself from banning, the decision to exclude the component from sales was taken. All active Like or Share to Download Extension users are advised to uninstall the component and choose an alternative like gaining technique not to be banned by Facebook.

All active subscribers will get a coupon for any other Joomla! Extension purchase in our store equal to Like or Share to Download Component’s price (etc. if you bought the extension for $19 you will be able to purchase any other extension listed on our products’ page $19 less).  The coupon is available in Member’s Area and active till November 1st.

Another update applies to outdated and free Joomla! 1.5 extensions like:

  • Online Flash Quiz Joomla Component
  • E-portfolio Joomla Component
  • Joomla! Multisites Content Component
  • Multisites Search Joomla! Search Component

The components are removed from our website and no longer available for download. Current users can find a 20% apology coupon in their Member's Areas as well.
If you have any questions concerning the update, please leave a comment below or contact us by submitting a ticket.


Sincerely yours,
JoomPlace Team

2014-09-01
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