Now get full control over integrating multiple softwares at the same time, with the new master/slave capabilities. JFusion is a free GPL plugin for the award winning Content Management System (CMS) Joomla. JFusion provides universal user integration, by extending the Joomla 1.5 user authentication framework without any core hacks. JFusion does not support every software out-of-the-box, but is designed for people to easily write a plugin to create a bridge, without re-inventing the wheel.
JFusion proves that Joomla is the future of CMS softwares. Which other CMS software can act as a portal and integrate your users across multiple different platforms? None! Now you have full control over all of your web applications using JFusion.
Currently supported softwares are;
1. vBulletin 3.8.0
2. phpBB 3.0.x
3. MyBB 1.4
4. SMF 1.1.8
5. SMf 2.x
11. Oscommerce 2.x, 3.x, XT, Zen, Max, SEO
15. Universal plugin (integration to "anything"? as long as it is simple enugh)
A number of modules are provided with the JFusion package such as;
1. Login Module
2. Latest Activity Module
3. User Activity Module
4. Who is Online Module
Additonal features such as a search plugin (integrates external search i.e. from you integrated software inside your Joomla! search) and a discussion bot(posts news items posted in Joomla! into your integrated forums automatically).
In addition to a user sync feature JFusion now also provides user-group sync using which you are able to link user-groups between softwares (handy if you have membership subscriptions that need to be synchronized between softwares)
Excellent support is available from the JFusion support playform, where our JFusion Support Team is ready to answer any questions you may have. Make sure you also check out our documentation section, as it has many guides on how to make JFusion work for you. With our new version checker and one-click upgrade functions, it has never been easier to keep your JFusion installation up to date.
JFusion is arguably the most actively developed integration software for Joomla. Just imagine what features we will be bringing to you next!
Whilst the component is still in Alpha stage, I jumped in and began using it on a small live site after rigourously testing it. What these guys call Alpha, is what most other developers would call a RC in my opinion.
I actually upgraded my entire site from Joomla 1.0 to Joomla 1.5 just to be able to use this component.
And the best thing is, being able to offer full forum functionality again to my members and moderators.
I forgot just how much stuff Fireboard cannot do, and how difficult it can be to Administer (no merge posts or anything).
JFusion has solved that, and I look forward to it being able to fully run in Frameless mode once it moves out of Alpha and the bugs are squashed.
Well done Marius, Imran and James.
I've also been very impressed with the speed at which this extension is developing, and the very fast responses from the developers and other team members on their website. If you've been waiting for an easy way to integrate your phpBB, SMF, and countless other forums with Joomla, this is the extension you need, hands down!
However, there are two VERY important aspects to point out that is forgotten here:
1. Using Joomla as (master) database for your users, leaves you with little or no user management. As you probably know a new Joomla user does not need to be confirmed by Admin before entering the site, nor has Joomla any built in security features like 'captcha' or checking for password strength.
That is ALL 'normal' Joomla features... ;-)
BUT, if you install phpBB Bulletin board AND JFusion, setting the phpBB as Master database, you get all this working in Joomla! i.e All phpBB user admin features are now used to register/maintain users!
Ok, maybe you want 'captcha' in the Joomla! contact form, then you need to install a separate 'captcha' for that.
But other than that, this extra goodies solved my problems when installing this combination. And who doesn't install a forum on their professional site?
I'm using Fireboard in production today, but not for long I can tell you.
At first I tried Rokbridge, but I got nothing but headaches from that. Hopefully it improves in the future, but at this point Jfusion has it beat hands down.
Looking forward to getting a smoother integration and resolving account conflicts, which apparently come in further generations.
Kudos to the design team/person.
Marius, the key dev, is solving long standing problems like a hero and is a master mind integrator!
Try this integrator to any kind of supported apps and you will be impressed. Now even solved seamless visual integration with phpbb 3.0.+ with latest version!
More than well done Marius! Hope more people will donate for you for this very good J project.
The ONLY wish list I have for this extension is that an auto-logout be somehow integrated so that my users don't stay logged into phpBB, but having read the documentation out there, I know this is no easy task and it's really not something that bothers me or them--I'm just greedy!
This works almost flawless, even in this early Alpha stadium, on my private Community Site. Very brilliant, and I will definitely donate to it!
Then along came JFusion! It took me all of about an hour to install and make the integration functional, and the results are absolutely amazing! Perfect! And I didn't bang my head on my desk at all today while doing it. I can't say enough great things about JFusion and the folks behind it.
JFUSION is the future of joomla 1.5(its almost better than joomla itself!)
While it was once easy to mass produce Joomla 1.0 clones loaded with content, it was always a great pain to integrate and hack the code to forum a bridge between Joomla 1.0 and SMF. With Joomla 1.5 and JFusion, the operation is very easy, requires no hacking of code and includes ample configuration options that were easy to navigate through with the integrated help notes.
Now, I'm that much closer to being hooked on Joomla 1.5. THANKS!
But I was wondering, could you create some new modules? Like the last-registered-users, last visitors... using avatars or personal photos (let admin to choose) of the profiles from the forum?
IPB has superb profiles and it would be cool, when an integration is done, to view on joomla site the last users, birthdays and stuff. :)
thx a lot for your work.
Hopefully dual login/logout feature from either joomla or forum will be available soon. Can't wait to see the final release.
Also, I ocnverted my Fireboard 1.0.3 to SMF then to phpbb3. Only thing lost from conversion was Avatars and broken links to uploaded pictures.
I was a bit worried about installing JFusion only cause it is still in Alpha, but after reading the comments and so on decided to give it a try. After a simple install and quick configuration, phpBB was integrated into my Joomla web site. It took only about 5 minutes to have everything running.
JFusion is AWESOME!
Runing phpBB 3.1 and Joomla 1.5.2
JFusion 1.0.6a alpha
User Sync works 100%
JFusion Latest module 100%
JFusion Login Module 100%
As for now, I did not find any bug, or gotten any errors anywhere.