Video tutorials and demos: http://crosstec.de/en/joomla-cck-demos.html
The main task for ContentBuilder is to structure Joomla!® content (articles) while preserving content layouts - but you can do a lot more with it, including:
* Classified Ads
* Contact Forms
* Article Submission
* Basic Communities
* Paid Content
* File Directories (Upload/Download)
* File Selling
* Image Galleries
* Extended Joomla! registrations, including Captcha and paid registrations
* List/Details views (Record Display)
* …or regular CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations on your data.
Supports CSV Import!
Joomla!®'s article system is not replaced. ContentBuilder provides list/details views by default that can act as administrative panels. It also creates regular content items if desired, which you may use on your site just like any other content -- without the need of core replacements.
Additionally, you can use ContentBuilder to control user permissions for several actions, such as content access, content editing, rating, article parameter settings, publishing, etc.
ContentBuilder provides a well-defined plugin infrastructure to enhance its capabilities:
* Content (extended ratings, image resizing, downloads or any other content plugin available)
* Form Elements
* Form Validation
* List Actions (select records and perform actions on them)
* Verification (think of payments and coupons)
* Themes (yes, even themes are pluggable)
There is a variety of plugins that ship with ContentBuilder already, such as PayPal payment, image resizing (thumbnails, modal details), downloads, list actions and common form validations. Plugins and modules like Advanced Search, Videos and Article Selection Form Element are available seperatly from download page.
ContentBuilder offers an easy-to-use integrated form builder that can operate on the data source of your choice.
For our BreezingForms fans, you might be interested to know that it also integrates perfectly with ContentBuilder (http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/forms/4709).
*** NOTE: version 1.0 is in the works. The current version may be used in production already ***
Sorry that it didn't work well for you, but the settings to prevent a 403 (access denied) are accessible for the public in the documentation and also in the forums.
As for the support: we raised the support staff by 2 new team members. Please understand that with the growing popularity of our extensions, it took a couple of weeks for these 2 new team members to catch up.
Last but not least we are giving free support with highest quality, which is outstanding in the joomla world.
I hope in the future you will recognize the changes we made already (and the future ones) and update your review.
Some great features :
- Datastorage can build automatically from existing database table !
- Joomla article can be automatically created when a content builder is created and a template for article can be customized!
- Multiple view can be associated to each datastorages (so multiple access right) !
Also Markus is really reactive on support and upgrades.
A must use product.
We also tested and worked with Zoo, K2 and F2c.
This component is fantastic! Works like a charm, integrates perfect and is imho very easy to use.
Can't believe this is non-commercial.
I'll donate a few bucks for sure!
Thank you for this mighty component!
The auto publish feature is working perfectly and the response times on the forums are outstanding. We had a delay on responses because one of our crew members got _seriously_ sick. Still we give an amount of free support that is absolutely unusual in the joomla world. Of you don't believe me, scroll the recent pages on the forums of the last 7 days.
If you use the auto publish feature, then make sure you publish the records from the view panels, not from the artic manager. This has been discussed many times in the forums.
After reading this, please get back to me to in the forums an I'll point you to the right topic.
Any other praise I could add has been well covered in the other great reviews here; I'll just say that so far anything that has fallen short of my expectations in the software or documentation has been quickly and kindly handled by the great support I've gotten.
Danke Markus, gut gemacht!
It might be intimidating to use at first glance, but once I followed the video tutorial everything makes sense. There are some little annoyances that if fixed will make the user's life easier, and I'm pretty sure they will get fixed in the future.
Thanks for the great work and I look forward to seeing how this will grow.
As for the extension, it is AWESOME! All I can wonder is how come this is not paid and that too heavily! Serves every purpose it is meant for and then some!
Markus, you are awesome man!
Let me enumerate:
a. Excellent features in the extension
b. Even more awesome support.
c. Great looking user interface.
And the support is GREAT! You can find a lot of information in the forum and if you don't find what you need, you submit a new topic and Markus is answering faster as you can imagine!
Thanks a lot for this component!
CB differs from the typical cck. It is more similar to Fabrik than to FlexiContent or Seblod, but much simpler to learn and use than Fabrik or Seblod. The functionality is not at the same level as in these, but I have not yet missed anything important.
Typically, you create a Data storage (and CB makes an underlying table).You may also use breezingforms to make the Data storage. Fields in the table can be text, date, time, integer, decimal or a group of values. Supports record importing using CSV files. When a Data storage (table) is made, you can create different views on that Data storage.
In views you can select between contenttypes as text, textarea, checkbox, radio, select, upload, calendar, hidden input, captcha and categories fram joomla. As an option you can install modules for seach, file upload, article categories, use of picture, video and paid verifications with PayPal. You can also choose between different templates (for different visual appearances).
Views make a chlickable list of the records in the table. When you click you get the details of a record.
You can easely change the template for both the list-view and detail-view for every view.
It is simple to do CRUD operations (create, read, update, delete) both in backend and frontend. You can in detail control permissions for both backend and frontend. There are some posibilities for filtering content in views.
To use CB in a more advanced way involves programming in PHP. In Content Prepare og Editable Prepare you may alter labels and values for each item before it gets rendered through programming.
CB is very promising extention. It is now in versjon 0.9 and lack some features as linked records/tables. It would be fine if CB could access (read/write to) multiple tables from one view. It is on the todo list for 1.0 version to “implement bidirectional n-m linking that would in the first place result in the ability to place html-links in list and detail views”. More video-types (as wmv) would also be nice. More documentation is also needed. The support seems to be very good.
So why 5 stars ?
Because it's just a matter of time before all this arrives, and the philosophy of the component is so K.I.S.S. , that you can do such powerfull things in no time...
Combined with Breezing form, and you get one of the most powerfull solution of CCK.
Support is GREAT, fast, helpfull...Crosstec ROX ! :)