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SP Promoted Entries

December 9th, 2013

SP Promoted EntriesPromote entries to the top of the Catalog!

“XTDir Promoted Entries allows to promote specific entries according to a priority (order).”

A powerful concept to feature entries, and organize an “Advertising Catalog”. (Paypal Paid Orders are supported)

In a nutshell
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The business objective is to manage the catalog to advertise entries as ads, but keeping a “Consistent Directory Structure”. Entries are promoted according to Promotions.

Promotions can have a section or category scope; and there are three types of promotions.

* Manual Promotion, you can define a default value for these entries. E.g. order number 888. You can also manually assign an ordering to specific entries. E.g Neo Electronics, order number 7.

* Dynamic Promotion, the ordering is assigned to entries that have a specific value in a field. E.g. field_premium=option_premium.

* Paid Promotion, integrated with SobiPro Paid Fields, you can configure Paypal Notifications (IPN) to receive the payment event and activate the entry with a specific ordering. E.g. Neo Electronics paid for a logo, order number 555; the entry is marked as paid promoted.

– Features

— Advertising Algorithm

The App has several ways to show the results list. The Ordering defines the order of the entries shown and it’s determined according Promotions.

Promotions can have a section or category scope; and there are three types of promotions.

—- Manual Promotion, you can define a default value for these entries. E.g. order number 888. You can also manually assign an ordering to specific entries. E.g Neo Electronics, order number 7.

—- Dynamic Promotion, the ordering is assigned to entries that have a specific value in a field. E.g. field_premium=option_premium.

—- Paid Promotion, integrated with SobiPro Paid Fields, you can configure Paypal Notifications (IPN) to receive the payment event and activate the entry with a specific ordering. E.g. Neo Electronics paid for a logo, order number 555; the entry is marked as paid promoted.

—- Multi-armed bandit Algorithm
Promoted entries can be sorted by Multi-armed bandit (Top 10% Random, 90% ordered by Hits). The rest of entries are shown in random order. The same algorithm used by Google Adwords.

—- Developed with FOF – Framework on Framework is a RAD framework for the Joomla! CMS. —-

Requirements
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SobiPro 1.1.1, or superior / SobiPro 1.0.8 is supported
Joomla 2.5 / Joomla 3.0
PHP 5.3, or superior
MySQL 5.5, or superior (recommended)

Change Log
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— Updates in 5.0.6 – Stable – 18th November 2013
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* Updated: Compatibility review for Joomla 3.2 (Lib 2.1.2)
* Updated: Libraries jQuery v1.10.2 / jQuery Migrate v1.2.1
* Updated: Libraries Lo-Dash Underscore v2.2.1
* Updated: Libraries RequireJS v2.1.9
* Fix: JUri c