This Joomla! blog component was featured on the Community Choice Extensions in Joomla Extensions Directory for the month of December 2012.
Why Choose Easy Blog?
1. All-in-One blogging component to start blogging in Joomla because it has tons of features
2. EasyBlog is integrated with tons of 3rd party Joomla extensions & non-Joomla addons
3. Smooth and seamless blog layout integration with major Joomla tempates in the market
4. Great for managing team blogs and group blogging with extensive ACL flexibility
5. Top quality products backed by a team of experienced web developers (see our Reviews below)
6. Most popular Joomla Blog component that professional and novice users love
Key Features of Easy Blog
- Support multiple blog authors in a single blog extension without requiring users to login to the back end
- Start posting blogs remotely from Windows LiveWriter, ScribeFire or MarsEdit
- Migrate blogs from Joomla articles, My Blog, K2 or Wordpress
- Easy Blog bundles with a built-in blog comment system; supports Facebook Comments
- Share blogs to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and more
- Manage images, files and other medias with group media sharing in the blog dashboard
- Display news within EasyBlog from other websites or blogs via feed imports
- Create blogs from Gmail or Yahoo! Mail to appear in EasyBlog
Additional Features for EasyBlog:
- Many blog templates available supporting Joomla templates/themes
- Control spam comments with built-in captcha tool, supports Recaptcha
- Viewable in mobile phones or tablets with Weever Apps support
- Monetize your blog with display ads by Google AdSense
- Micro blogging for short and fast blogging on the fly
- Supports a variety of search engine friendly plugins
- Add geo-locations with Google Maps
- and tons more...
EasyBlog Integrations List:
• Joomla Content Editor (JCE) / Joomla CK Editor (JCK)
• EasySocial / JomSocial / Community Builder / JomWALL / MightyTouch
• JFBConnect / AutoTweetNG
• sh404SEF / joomSEF / AceSEF / SEF Advance / ARTIO JoomSEF
• SocialAds by TechJoomla
• J!MailAlerts / MailChimp
• JA Comment / JComments / Facebook Comments / Disqus / Intense Debate / Komento
• RokSprocket by RocketTheme
• iJoomla SEO
• Joomla Content Statistics
• Blogsy / Weever Apps
• and tons of other blog integrations
I used to used COrephp Wordpress for Joomla, and got problem after problem. I also found their support to be lacking and so not being an expert and unable to fix the problems myself became frustrated.
I had tried easyblog pre version 2 and liked it but because it couldnt do some of the things I needed (ie single bloggers) I couldnt use it on the site I was developing.
But with frustrations abound and having noticed Easyblog had upgraded to version 2 I had another look..... Boy am I glad.
The component and plugins (for which there are many and I cant see how I can even possibly use them all) installed easily without a hitch.
Using the manual I setup the background stuff just as easily with the exception of a couple of thing I didnt "quite get", but their is a forum for asking questions....right???? Each question was answered by their support staff (Jack or Sam) within a very short space of time and my woes dissappeared.
Talking of support I have found a couple of bugs in the software because of what I was trying to achieve and guess what, they were fixed within hours and were being added to the next upgrade. I also saw a couple of minor tweaks I wouold like done to the components and modules. I simply asked if it were possible and guess what, within hours they were done. Oh and I should say that is JUST using the forum side of things. They also have a ticketing system for support. But they might as well not have it because their support is so good in the forum. I have only ever needed to use it on their instruction so that I could send them a user name and password for my backend of Joomla.
The support for this component is the best I have EVER had bar none, and I dont mean just from Joomla products, I am talking ANY TYPE OF SUPPORT iI have ever used. These guys could shut up shop today and offer their services and know how in support and make themselves a fortune. WHat makes it worse the support guys apologise if they have not dealt contacted you within a few hours. The value of the support OUTWEIGHS HEAVILY the cost of the product itself.
THe product iteself works brilliantly, is simple to setup and easy to maintain.
If you are in need of a blogging system in Joomla LOOK NO FURTHER !!!! This is the one to buy NO DOUBTS !!!
If I could mark this component any higher than Excellent I would without reservation.
Well done guys you are what eveyone else to should aspire to.
Thanks for the honest feedbacks, truly appreciate it!
One of my sites needed to be migrated to Joomla 1.5 and many changes needed to be made. With over 10,000 members and tons of member content, it's been a big job. Almost every piece of software I've integrated has given me grief ~ but not EasyBlog.
I began the rebuild of my site using Wordpress for Joomla and it was giving me way too many errors and support was sparse (although those guys have done great work). After having too many headaches I decided to purchase EasyBlog and give it a shot. I am truly delighted. There have been two slight issues but their tech support is 1st class and fast. Bravo.
Bottom line is - this software is extremely well developed and has all the features I needed. I am impressed and will sleep better tonight knowing my member blogs are in good hands.
I ask if I could have a migrate from wordpress to easyblog, never think they will do.
But Jack and Sam from StackIdeas fix this in a few days and everything is working 100% good.
Support is the best.
Thanks for your help StackIdeas.
Thanks for the feedbacks!
Installation is as easy as it gets. The social network integration is nicely laid out and was easy to set up until it turned out that the Facebook account I was linking to for the customer wasn't their main Facebook page. Support was phenomenal and they added functionality to take this fairly corner case scenario into account very quickly, even going so far as editing the files on the server themselves!
Big thanks to the support team and the dev team for being so responsive.
I'll be buying another license soon for my own site.
Thank you for your honest feedbacks! :)
I liked the easyblog component, it works very well, but it doesn't use the standard Joomla Section/Category jos_content tables, which makes it very clunky.
You can't easily link between articles and blog posts, the image manager function doesn't work the same way..
Its almost like a completely separate website.. if you do everything through easyblog, you'll be find, but if you are trying to mix the two, its a nightmare.
Thank you for your feedbacks and I greatly appreciate your concerns. I have to agree that we don't actually use Joomla tables for storage but it could eventually pose a larger problem having it stored in Joomla's article / category or section tables since there is really no way of manipulating the links in Joomla.
We do actually have a built in article linking between EasyBlog blogs and also Joomla articles. It allows you to search and link articles in EasyBlog easily.
Again, I really appreciate your feedbacks and we will definitely look into a separate storage option.
I did discover one glitch in the program and it was fixed right away. I have no doubt that due to the great attitude of the support staff and the obvious attention to customer service this is a company that will keep improving their existing products until they the the best that they can be.
Thank you for your feedbacks!
Thank you Andy and by the way, your site is looking awesome! :)
Finally I found EasyBlog. EasyBlog was like a breath of fresh air. It had everything I wanted and more. Most importantly, it was easy to install, configure and use. I didn’t have to download it and then waste time searching for add-ons from other developers, and then waste time trying to find which of those add-ons worked well with everything else I had going on inside my site.
EasyBlog integrated seamlessly within my site and has its own image browser and commenting system.
Given the complexity of my site I needed some cosmetic things done after my install and their tech support really stepped up in helping me to reach my goals. I highly recommend it for anyone using Joomla and especially as a replacement for Azrul’s My Blog. It is simply the best blogging system for Joomla.
Thank you for your feedbacks!
I was using MyBlog for some time, but always ran into roadblocks with the inability to upload photos, or use any editor I wanted.
I took a chance with EasyBlog out of pure frustration, and am so happy for this choice.
Everything out of the box worked as I had hoped, and it was very easy to edit the CSS to match my sites themes.
I did have one major issue with EasyBlog creating separate articles that would not lead back to the blog with a readmore or title link.
I went to the support forum expecting to not get an answer anytime soon, as I have with so many other extensions.
My forum post was answered within a few hours, and Jack hacked the code some to fit me needs.
He assured me this would be fixed in the next update and that I would not need to do anymore hacking in the future.
Now my site is working exactly as it should, with a much easier solution for my customer.
I will be using EasyBlog on all of my sites, and replacing MyBlog on all of my past customers sites.
Thank You Slack Ideas, Jack, and EasyBlog for taking care of your customers needs quickly and efficiently.
Thanks, our goal is to listen :)
At the time of purchase Easyblog was at version 1.8 or something and despite it installing like a breeze, having a beautiful backend and being very intuitive to setup in about 3 minutes, it really annoyed me because "out of the box" I had never found a Joomla component with as many styling clashes as Easyblog with Yootheme templates and JCE and FCK editors.
However, the submission of a support ticket revealed the strength behind Easyblog and the company that makes it, Stackideas. I had a reply in less than thirty minutes and they had already gone into my site and put most things right with styling overides and changes. I managed to find more and they did those changes as well, and gave me complete list on how to make the changes every time I installed Easyblog on a new site.
Amazing service but I was still a little peeved that it clashed so much with Yootheme stuff and I would have to manually change quite a few lines of code on every install.
In use however, 1.8 was so far ahead of Wordpress, Zoo and everything else I had tried.
Nothing however prepared me for version 2 released a few days ago!
"Out of the box" the styling is absolutely stunning on all the provided themes, with the "default" and "simplistic" being superb for a slick and professional look that blends with anything. Also, no clashes with Yootheme, big bonus!
I showcased it to a current client the other day with some sample content on, as he wanted a blog and I wanted him to buy one...His reply..."OMFG that's amazing" (he already has a Wordpress blog. It's now being added to his site as we speak :)
Stackideas' support have shown me how to customise the blog template further just on the back of a simple question and I have also been converted to JCE from FCK into the bargain and I am one happy Joomla designer!
For me, their support is simply exceptional, and probably more importantly their attitude to existing customers is excellent. A day after I purchased Easyblog they announced via Twitter that they were selling it at 20% off as an Easter special for a limited period. I dropped them a message saying I felt a bit robbed, tongue in cheek, and I got a mega apology, an extra 3 months on my support package and also 12 months of their EasyDiscuss component for free. Try getting that out of Sky or Vodafone.
All in all, the component is outstanding and the company staff even more so!
Thank you for your review!
Thank you Mike! We will try to improve our service as we move on
Thank you! EasyBlog 2 was re-built to ensure smooth integrations with all the template clubs available.
I'm pleased to report my choice of EasyBlog was an excellent decision. The app installed easily and I was able to migrate in my posts with minimal effort. I still have a few bumps to iron out but I'm thrilled with this product! Thanks EasyBlog!
Thank you! Our main goal, is to actually allow users to use Joomla as their preferred blogging choice and of course, if you face any obstacles, please do utilize our support! :)
Thanks for your feedbacks!
I really can't compare with other blog add-ons for Joomla, but I know a good component when I see one. It's *immensely* configurable but not in a daunting way. All options are sensibly laid out and commented. I've managed to get up and running without even finding out out there was a manual. Not only is that unusual for an add-on as complex as this, it means full credit to the developers.
A Joomla addon is often only as good as its support. I did have an installation issue, which was fixed pretty well *immediately*, courteously and helpfully. Mega star rating for that!
I went in at the deep end with a commercial subscription, but if you can get to try out EasyBlog in any shape or form - free, restricted - whatever - I guarantee you'll not be disappointed!
Thank you! We did took quite a while to restructure our whole back end interface :)
Any problem that does occur, the support is so quick and thorough that I've actually had them apologise for taking 2-3 hours to reply!
I wanted a module to display slightly differently to it was, so they actually customised the code for me!
I would strongly recommend this, for the amount of useful features, intuitive use, and the amazing level of support.
Thank you very much!
Thank you very much! Yes, this will just be the beginning and we'll strive to create more intuitive and advanced addon for Joomla! Our main goal is to allow more users to use Joomla for all their site needs!
In addition to the exceptional customer support, the product is wonderful. It is easy, intuitive and chuck full of features even for a relative novice like me. When I needed some minor changes, the Easy Blog staff even furnished me with the applicable code.
If only everything on my website was this simple! 5 stars for a phenomenal staff and a fantastic product!!!!!!!
DC Metro Mom
Thank you for your feedbacks!