By Jaz Parkyn on 2016-08-26 14:19 in Extensions Directory Team

Today the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) team met at 2pm GMT via Glip to discuss our progress of current tasks.

In attendance: Matthew Baylor, Jaz Parkyn, Luca Marzo, Anibal Sanchez, Markus Bopp, Aleksander Kuczek

Statistics for the month of August 2016

Extension Submissions: 84 approved, 61 pending

Ticket Submission: 182 answered, 98 pending

Reviews: 745 submitted

JED Development Environment

Testing JED on PHP7 is in progress and we have collated a list of issues in JIRA to be resolved before we can update the PHP version.

George Wilson has been experimenting with integrating Elastic Search on JED, we hope to be able to able to report more information on his findings with this soon.

Negative Reviews

We have been receiving higher than usual reports of users blackmailing developers, with the threat of a bad review, unless the user receives a benefit (for example, a free subscription or customisation). JED would like to take this opportunity to state that this is against TOS and that developers who have received a bad review are welcome to report it to the JED team for investigation.

Updates to Listing Requirements

A reminder that all extensions listed on the JED will soon be required to use the Joomla Update System. This will help to ensure that site owners are always notified of when a new version of their installed extensions is available. Keeping extensions up to date can help to improve security.

This change is a mandatory requirement and checks will be added to the JED Checker. The error code will be: US1 - update sites not present in xml file. This new requirement will come into force on January 10th 2017.

Further information can be found in the minutes from 1st July 2016.

The JED knowledgebase article covering update server implementation is available from the below link - it will be updated shortly with more information covering paid extensions.

Contributing to JED

If you find any bugs or would like to suggest an improvement, please find the issue on our JIRA Issue Tracker. Your opinion could make a significant impact on the Extensions Directory.

To be added to our Glip developer chat, please send an email to jaz.parkyn (at) asking for access. You will see important tasks to the right, and we will discuss general issues there. (Specific issues will be discussed within JIRA). Also, JIRA integrates with our chat system, so you can easily see new issues and replies to issues right in our chat system.

To find out more about the JED development process and how you can contribute, please see these pages:





The next JED team meeting will take place on 30th September 2016 at the same time.