great to see this progress and I like your improvements.
About payment plugins what you think of users to also use world wide payment providers like Ayden and Stripe? They are large operators and well knowed and will be a plus for your future payment support and support for CrowdFunding.
Check them out here for example Kickstarter use them:
Open on area for public forum too where you dont have any support at all but where people can chat and talk too here. I think that should create more engagement for many people to come here and that they also see the forum link on the front page of yours. Just a tips!
I would like to present you a roadmap of the crowdfunding platform. I am going to provide a list with the features that I would like to implement in next releases.
We can discuss the features and your needs in this topic. So, we can change and reorder the items in the roadmap to a better way of implementation.
Version 2.4 (Release date: 31 January, 2016) * Projects
Improve uploading of images. Functionality to crop images that will be upload to the story and rewards.
Implement functionality to copy project data as new project.
Improve the search plug-in for Joomla! to search categories.
Implement tags ( categorization in multiple tags )
add functionality, the administrator to send message to the user about the reason of decline project.
add option, users to start new campaign using data from their old one. the users will be able to create new campaign with one click.
add option, the administrator to complete a campaign with no click of a button. when he does that, the system will trigger an event onProjectComplete. So, it will be possible plugins to prepare and validate transactions before the process of capturing amounts.
* Improve filters and ordering options.
(For example...it should be similar to emag.)
display countries (filters) that contains projects.
* Gamify the crowdfunding platform
give points when someone make a donation
module that displays statistics about donated amount (daily, monthly, for the year, total,...)
module that displays donors
module that displays projects in slide. I will use OWL Carousel or similar jQuery plugin.
module that shows projects that are in a specific category
* Implement features that prevents Money Laundering
extension that detects country by IP
Plugin that display other projects of the campaign owner.
Plugin that displays a button and information for reporting a project to the administrator.
* Payment Plug-ins
PayPal Adaptive that process payments instantly ( not as preapproval ).
WePay payment with preapproval.
Pesapal payment plugin.
Payments.Yo.co.ug payment plugin.
Payment plug-in for Virtual Currency
Do CRON plugin that will capture amounts from campaigns automatically when campaigns complete successfully.
Do CRON plugin that will check for available money, during the period of campaign, when payments are preapproved. If there are no money in the donor account, it will send message to the administrator an to the donor.
I will do more plugins for JomSocial and EasySocial to integrate the platform with the community extensions better.
* Improve rewards
functionality to make a copy of a reward on back-end.
* New Events
onProjectComplete ( it will be triggered when the administrator set the state of the campaign to completed manually. )
onContentAfterTitle ( for content plugin on the details page )
Improve the documentation and to make movies about how to configure components, plugins and modules
Version 2.5 (Release date: 31 January, 2016) * Projects
Implement Joomla! ACL
Implement multilingual routing
so whats the status of this roadmap Todor?
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