Joomla 3.5 was released last week. This new version included lots of lovely features, but one which many of our community have asked about is support for PHP7. Joomla now includes support for the recently released PHP7 scripting language, and the aim of this post if to clarify the support for HWDMediaShare. PHP7 was recently announced with significant performance improvements and is now available for use by the general public. Joomla can run twice as fast and with half the memory usage on systems that run PHP7, so we understand why people are excited about this major new release of PHP.

We can now confirm that HWDMediaShare 2.0.5 is compatible with Joomla 3.5 and PHP7.

The HWD MediaShare team is pleased to release version 2.0.5 today. This is a maintenance release. The community will be notified about this new update via the Joomla update manager, but the update can also be applied manually by downloading the latest version and installing it through the Joomla extensions manager.

Download v2.0.5 Documentation

The HWD MediaShare team is pleased to release version 2.0.4 today. The community will be notified about this new update via the Joomla update manager, but the update can also be applied manually by downloading the latest version and installing it through the Joomla extensions manager.

Download v2.0.4 Documentation

The HWD MediaShare team is pleased to release version 2.0.3 today. For the first time, users will be notified about this new update via the Joomla update manager, but the update can also be applied manually by downloading the latest version and installing it through the Joomla extensions manager.

Download v2.0.3 Documentation

Unfortunately, the release of Joomla 3.4.4 last night introduced an unexpected problem in HWDMediaShare. We have already released a new update this morning which fixes the problem, and users can update to version 2.0.3 to resolve this issue.

JW Player 7 has been released, and our latest release now includes support for this new player. The JW developers have re-designed and re-engineered the entire player so it is packed full of exciting and powerful new features. In this blog, we'll  look at how you can switch your HWD plugins to use the new version, and benefit from the new features.

Sparkk Online Television Network

Sparkk TV is an Original, Online, On-Demand Television Network for WebSeries. Originally launched as VBC Network & later VBCtv in 2005 dubbed itself as a Web Entertainment Network by Network President & Founder Aaron Bielert. Originally hosting as a fan fiction site for original fan fiction online TV work, the network would later evolve with the addition of video WebSeries content coming to the network. Sparkk TV is a fantastic showcase of HWDMediaShare, which is using genuinely original content.

HWDMediaShare provides automatic support for language written in a Right-to-Left (RTL) direction such as Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Hebrew. The support means that when using a RTL language in Joomla, the HWDMediaShare display will start from the right of the page and continue to the left.

The HWD MediaShare team is pleased to release version 2.0.2 today. Subscribers will be notified about this new update via the Joomla update manager shortly, but the update can also be applied manually by downloading the latest version and installing it through the Joomla extensions manager.

Download v2.0.2 Documentation

Epic Fail Videos

The epicfail.video domain is a curated collection of some of the best and most popular fail videos online. The reason we have featured this site is because it is a classic out-and-out video sharing site built around the HWDMediaShare technology. It is a great example of how popular media from multiple external sources can be brought together, and still monetized through advertising.