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Flow ComponentModulePlugin

Flow restricts, adjusts, replaces and enhances your content. It is a toolbox for every Joomla! developer.

Flow is a flexible, event driven framework that enables you to restrict content, With this, you can restrict all content, no matter what components you are working with.

Flow is an application blender. Through the use of its 'modules' it can make all 3rd party components operate seamlessly together, as if they were designed that way in the first place.

By targeting the same requests that trigger the other components and processes on your site, it can modify their behaviour according to what access you have granted the user.

Each user is given any number of Flow Applications, which are simply records made up of 3 or 4 details each. These 'applications' are then implemented by Flow's 'modules', which do the work. If the user does not have the right combination of applications then certain actions can be configured to override those of the targeted component.

Attach Flow to your registration system of choice and those 'applications' will be assigned to that new user on registration completion.

This is content restriction that can be both understood and controlled with ease.

* Control access to 3rd party applications
* Traps login redirects and shows login-in a lightbox
* Auto forwards to accessed page following login
* Redirect links generated by 3rd party components, modules and plugins
* Auto-refresh on any page
* Set triggers to match actions of other applications, and then create XML to exchange data between them. Or download a module already made, either PHP or XML modules.
* Assign applications individually to users
* Authentication wrapper both frontend and backend
* Load multiple component views on Flow's Stage page
* Create your own data sets and forms
* Expire users automatically according to their membership expiry date.
* Modify HTML content just before rendering
* Insert Tracking codes on every page
* Restrict content on your site regardless of which component produces it
* Restrict access to content based on which applications you allow each individual user to have
* Far simpler than ACL

If you know a little PHP you can do even more with Flow. You don't need to worry too much about control code, Flow takes care of that, leaving you to simply write those bespoke checks that only make sense to your site.

You can extend the functionality of other components using Flow.

Flow is now at version 2.0.15 (stable) and is more powerful than ever!

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2014-04-02
Reviews: 3
It's simply great, well designed, a little bit too complex for an out of the box experience, but once you understand the basics (read the documentation for 10 minutes), it's amazing value for your site...

*set the triggers well
2014-03-12
Reviews: 4
I love this extension. While the documentation is a tad bit confusing, once you take the time to slow down a read...it works better than I could have imagined.

I've purchased other components for $100 or more. And this works much better than them.

If this component offered a way to incorporate a Paypal payment gateway it would beyond awesome.
2013-10-24
Reviews: 4
this is an interesting extension with a lot of scope to help integrating components. We used flow to customise the wrapper URL and include the joomla login details for our application. The author was quick to provide support - excellent service. If you have an integration problem where you want to share information between components flow might do the trick.
2011-05-25
Reviews: 2
This is an excellent and very overdue component for Joomla. At last I can blend the activity of applications which are not designed to work together into a single integrated capability. Awesome!