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This is the home of Remository, a powerful file repository extension for Joomla! Now also UserPoints, the radically updated successor to the popular Alpha User Points.

Incentives

With all the work done on UserPoints it seemed time to use it here. You can introduce people to the Remository site. While logged in, look for the link to UserPoints Invitation in the main menu and fill in the details. Or just look at your own UserPoints Profile and copy the referral link. If your referral results in a new user, you will be credited with 0.5 points. But if the new user signs up for an All Software, Support and Upgrades plan another 9.5 points will be added to your account. Each point is worth a dollar that you can use to pay for your own subscription. Spread the word!

UserPoints

It has been exciting to see UserPoints in action. It started out based on the old Alpha User Points, via the Alta variant. The features are similar, although with some additions. The code has been radically overhauled. Not just to make it compliant with any of Joomla 3.10.x or 4.x or 5.x but also to make it more efficient and more maintainable. 

Additions include allowing users to buy points (using the complementary free Payage payment handler), a built in rule to incentivise logins, the possibility of buying Membership Pro subscriptions using points, and integration with Remository. 

Standard features include the creation of coupons that can be converted to points, rewards for inviting new members. You can award a bonus or add custom points to a user, and add incentives to do with the articles on your site. Integrations exist for other Joomla extensions - if there is something you particularly want, contact us to see if we can handle it.

The software is looking robust now, but while development is still going on at a rapid pace, UserPoints is available for a bargain price of only $5!

New Remository interface, new features

Remository has been developed over a number of years. But it has undergone a big overhaul. It retains rich functionality, but now has a new, modern user interface. Recently added features in the current version are:

  • Terrific new interfaces, both client side and admin side
  • A fully integrated comment facility
  • All screens support template overrides for customisation
  • New language files also support overrides
  • Control of the configuration through "Options"
  • Integration with UserPoints (coming very soon)

Familiar features:

  • Structure your file repository in folders, nested to any depth you like
  • Store files in the file system, the database or Amazon AWS
  • Flexible, easy to use role based access control system

Remository as Joomla Update Server

The new Remository can be used as a Joomla Update Server. Its powerful role based access controls limit who can get updates, and can be combined with products such as Membership Pro. A pairing like this provides the tools for anyone selling downloads by subscription. Or you can set prices for Remository files and require UserPoints to pay for them - points can be bought for cash if desired.

New File Storage for Remository

Remository has long provided database storage for the files in the repository. This gives excellent security, since the files do not exist in the file system, and so cannot be directly used for any exploit. It also allows Remository to be migrated to another server entirely by moving the database tables. Now, in a further innovation, Remository offers file storage using Amazon S3. This can overcome hosting limitations. It also means that files from the repository are delivered by Amazon at lightning speed, with no overhead on the web server running Remository. Other storage options will be developed if there is a demand for them.

Traditional Remository Features

  • Files can be arranged in folders (or containers) that can be nested to any depth you need.
  • Each folder has independent access controls, separately for uploads, downloads, editing and auto-approve. The controls allow for any combination of user groups to have each permission.
  • Fast and efficient searching of the file repository, on either the file titles or the descriptions, or both.
  • Text descriptions for both folders and files
  • Optional user ratings for files, as well as the comment system
  • A selection of modules to give information about the repository such as newest files
  • Plugins including Quickdown - a plugin that allows information from the repository to be inserted into articles
  • Optional thumbnail images for files, with larger popups of the image
  • Numerous configuration options

Support Services

Subscribers have access to professional support services, backed by a ticket system and the ability to raise questions.

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