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EasyBlog Popular ComponentModulePluginExtension Specific Addon

Easy Blog is an awesome Joomla blog extension which powers more than 50,000 Joomla! sites and blogs. Easy Blog can be used to manage your personal blog, company blog or even team blogs. Easy Blog also has tons of Social Network integrations that allows you to automatically post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Easy Blog extension also has tons of integrations with EasySocial & JomSocial.

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
• PayPlans
• SocialAds by TechJoomla
• MijoACL
• J!MailAlerts / MailChimp
• JA Comment / JComments / Facebook Comments / Disqus / Intense Debate / Komento
• RokSprocket by RocketTheme
• iJoomla SEO
• Joomla Content Statistics
• JV-Extensions
• Blogsy / Weever Apps
• Zemanta
• and tons of other blog integrations

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2010-11-19
Reviews: 4
I burned three days trying three free blog extensions - until I recognized that time is money lost. So I subscribed and within a day's effort, had an installed, working blog with test content. That's far more progress than was possible with the other three offerings which all hit issues not resolved via the near dead support services. One question to EasyBlog developers via their website support ticket got a response within one hour (don't they sleep on the other side of the Earth?).

I'm very pleased but can't yet give "perfect" marks. Their website Knowledge Base is empty and their Quick Start Guide doesn't get you much past installation. Folks not familiar with blog technology such as "burn feed", "post trackback", "Permalinks" and tags will be scratching their heads with the settings. But this can be cured by extended documentation and perhaps more contributors to their forum. The additional free related extensions are great.
I'm a retired geologist - not an IT guy - so if I can get it married to my Joomla! site, it must be a cake walk for you geeks. The developers have done a great job - and like all good engineers - have left the docs to the last. I look forward to enhancements.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your great feedbacks! Yes, I understand that our documentation is slacking off but we are updating the documentation as we move along.

2010-11-18
Reviews: 2
This is an excellent program. It had a few things that I needed changed that was quickly taken care of by the support team.

Thanks a million! You guys are great!!
Owner's reply

Thank you for the reviews!

2010-11-11
Reviews: 1
Easy Blog is an easy extension to install and use. I had a few glitches with the twitter and facebook integrations, but tech support was able to fix or tell me how to fix all problems.
Now my blog is humming along.
Thanks for the easy blog!
Gail Scanlan
Owner's reply

Thank you! We are improving our Twitter and Facebook integrations in the next release of EasyBlog. Looking at the possibility of automatic retrieval of twitter and Facebook's timeline

2010-11-09
Reviews: 1
This is a terrific alternative to having to reskin a Wordpress blog install along side your Joomla! website. A once of payment of $59 and 15 mins configuration later and you are setup with just about every blogging functionality you would expect from a top of the line blogging platform. Wordpress watchout! :)

Nice works guys!
Owner's reply

Thank you very much!

2010-11-06
Reviews: 8
I found EasyBlog several months ago, but I didn't want to pay for a blog extension.

So instead, I tried several 'free' blog extensions for my Joomla site. Though a couple had some of the features I wanted, many had no support at all.

I finally broke down and bought EasyBlog. I am now kicking myself that I just didn't buy it from the start.

Very easy to use for us novices. Great support.

EasyBlog is the best blog extension I have found. I highly recommend it.
Owner's reply

Thank you very much for giving us a chance to serve you!

2010-11-05
Reviews: 14
Everything went smoothly, the few items i needed help with the support was fast and easy
Owner's reply

Thank you!

2010-11-04
Reviews: 1
What can be better than an amazing component ? An amazing support, this really has been a wonderful acquisition to our site, and the support we received made it even more attractive.

Awesome job and am recommending the component to all, this really should be editor's pick.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your great support!

2010-10-20
Reviews: 19
I've been looking for a multi user Blogging system for a community site that I am building and need to be able to let all registered users not only be able to post Blog entries but have their own Blogging area and be able to create their own categories and tags. Well, EasyBlog does this and much more. Users can link their Blogs to their Twitter Accounts with an auto update feature, two positions for users to add Google AdSense ads are also available. These features can be turned on/off in the admin. Permalinks for user blog pages and posts is also great feature. Meta description and tags being able to be added by users for their blog page and posts along with being able to use feed burner as well are just some other features that no blog software should be without. The integrated commenting system with threaded (tree) commenting is great, but not only that you are able to integrate JComments, Intense Debate, Disqus Comment or JomComment gives you the flexibility that you need to get your blog section to fit the rest of your site. Integration with JomSocial is a snap and works perfectly, user avatars on blog posts and comments, a toolbar in JomSocial to be able to go directly to add posts or view blogs. The plugin that I found most interesting is the JomSocial plugin for displaying blog posts on the members profile whereas comments to the post can be added to the post directly from the users profile page. Blog posts are also published in the JomSocial Activity Stream along with a link back to the post. The templates that accompany this component are just beautiful and customizing them to fit your site is very easy if you know a little CSS.I have not used the support forum yet because I have not yet had any problems. I did take a look before writing this post and support seems to be fast and competent. All in All I am very satisfied with this piece of software and have not regretted spending the money. Thanks to the developers for a software that does what it says it does!
2010-10-04
Reviews: 1
I have little or no website development experience, so making even the basic changes to my home business website can be challenging and time consuming.
I'm delighted that after about two days of familiarizing myself with your EasyBlog extension that it now looks and operates as I would have wished for.
Owner's reply

Thank you for using EasyBlog! Really appreciate your great feedbacks!

2010-09-18
Reviews: 1
I wanted to find a way to include a blog in my joomla project, and i chose easy blog because of all the positive reviews, and i was not disappointed. Actually the support alone is worth a lot to me, and in addition the documentation is excellent anyway. I wanted to test the integration of twitter and the blogs as well and found i needed to login using the subdomain path, rather than the domain name i had set up for the project, which is in sub directory of my site. Support steered me to that problem/solution quickly and didn't mind my pestering them a bit at all. I'd say go for it!
Owner's reply

Thanks for your kind words!

2010-09-18
Reviews: 1
I am a very new user to Joomla, and needed some additional help during integration. Support was very quick and friendly, and got me up and running quickly. The product works perfectly and I would recommend for anyone who is looking for an easy to use program right out of the box with all the extras!
Owner's reply

Thank you very much!

2010-09-13
Reviews: 2
Exactly what I was looking for to allow our clients to post updates themselves without having to mess with the design of the site.

Perfect for any blog!!
Owner's reply

Thank you very much! EasyBlog was designed from scratch to allow flexibility for site users to write blogs :)

2010-09-07
Reviews: 2
EasyBlog is easy to use/setup.
The admin interface is very user friendly and very well explained.
Lot of functionnalities (categories, tags, comments system, social network integrations...)
The support is also great. I needed some technical help with customisation and my questions were answered fast and the answers provided were very helpful.
Owner's reply

Thank you for the kind words! We are trying to improve on our support as we move on.

2010-08-31
Reviews: 3
Was a little tentative at first on buying this component as I was burned from myblog pretty much going unsupported. These guys with their great support azurl should take notes. Fast response and quick answers. Also it imported all the blogs that had already been written.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your kind words!

2010-08-24
Reviews: 2
I read all the reviews before purchasing Easyblog, still a little apprehensive I purchased the component mainly because of its integration with SEF ADVANCED.

Sadly.. After setting up a quick test, I noticed that the SEF integration did not function as expected. I submitted a support ticket and held my thumbs for an answer.

A couple of hours later, I had super friendly response and some questions. I simply submitted a JING reply and with 1 hour they had logged into my site and FTP and sorted everything out.

Not only is the support awesome - but the component itself is excellent. It's slick and does exactly what they say it does.

strongly recommend.
Owner's reply

Thank you for the reviews. We have already resolved the SEF issues on our end and it will be updated with the next release.

2010-08-19
Reviews: 1
Very interesting component multiblog although it is still young as an extension for joomla. excellent work
Owner's reply

Thank You!

2010-08-18
Reviews: 1
I have been administrating an installation of EasyBlog with about 4 users for roughly the past 2 months.

First, the pros:

-Installed without a hitch
-Allows Joomla-naive users to start creating content immediately

-Provides a lot of useful features such as trackbacks, commenting, social integration. Everything you'd expect from leading blogging software.

-The themes are absolutely beautiful. This is really EasyBlog's strongest point - your blog will really look stunning and modern with EasyBlog.

-Support was quick to respond and as helpful as they could be, even when they couldn't resolve issues.

And the cons:

-Twitter is integrated, but the only way to do URL shortening is through TweetMeme integration. Why isn't there TweetMeme integration on the dashboard as well as on the post pages? I was unable to get a clear answer about this from the support team. The dashboard Twitter feature is broken without this functionality.

-User administration is a buggy mess. We have had constant issues with setting user permissions. It's unclear how EasyBlog-specified user permissions sync up with Joomla permissions. The stated user permissions don't seem to match up with which users are able to create, publish, and approve posts. There are multiple incorrect prompts on the dashboard telling users what they can and can't do, further adding to the confusion. We seem to have ironed out most of these issues, but the amount of time and effort it took was ridiculous.

-Updates will overwrite any theme customizations you have made. Luckily I anticipated this and backed my theme customizations up beforehand, but forgetting to do so could be a serious hassle.

-The "Continue Reading" link is really easy to miss as there are no obvious visual cues that there is more content. Why doesn't EasyBlog insert a link at the end of the intro content that clearly indicates that you are not reading the entire post?

-There is no integration with the built-in Joomla search module. I don't know if this is even feasible to begin with, but be aware that you will have to come up with your own search solution if you want to include blog content in your results.

-No XML-RPC integration. We wanted to be able to post from Microsoft Word, which is possible to do directly into Joomla, but there is no support for this in EasyBlog.

-The software seems prone to lots of small bugs and quirks on the backend. It's easy to tell this software is not nearly as robust and well-tested as other platforms such as WordPress or Tumblr. Although the support team is very helpful in fixing or resolving most issues, it's a hassle to have to deal with them in the first place, especially since you are paying for the software.

Although EasyBlog is far from perfect, none of the cons listed above have been deal-breakers, just mild to moderate annoyances. If you want a Joomla blogging platform with all the modern blogging features you would expect, and you want it to look slick, professional, and aesthetically pleasing, then you could do much worse than EasyBlog.
Owner's reply

Hello jonpez,

Thank you very much for the in depth review :) I would like to point out a couple of issues here,

-Twitter is integrated, but the only way to do URL shortening is through TweetMeme integration. Why isn't there TweetMeme integration on the dashboard as well as on the post pages? I was unable to get a clear answer about this from the support team. The dashboard Twitter feature is broken without this functionality.
We understand this and this feature is actually coming up with the upcoming version of Easy Blog. We have added a url shortening service which uses bit.ly

-User administration is a buggy mess. We have had constant issues with setting user permissions. It's unclear how EasyBlog-specified user permissions sync up with Joomla permissions. The stated user permissions don't seem to match up with which users are able to create, publish, and approve posts. There are multiple incorrect prompts on the dashboard telling users what they can and can't do, further adding to the confusion. We seem to have ironed out most of these issues, but the amount of time and effort it took was ridiculous.
Thank you for pointing this out, this is something that we may have overlooked in our permission management. We'll revisit the users management in the next version.

-Updates will overwrite any theme customizations you have made. Luckily I anticipated this and backed my theme customizations up beforehand, but forgetting to do so could be a serious hassle.
I have to agree with you here and we will work on release patches instead.

-The "Continue Reading" link is really easy to miss as there are no obvious visual cues that there is more content. Why doesn't EasyBlog insert a link at the end of the intro content that clearly indicates that you are not reading the entire post?
We actually leave this to you as a site admin or webmaster so that you can customize the themes however you want it. It could be a good idea and we've added this into our feature request list.

-There is no integration with the built-in Joomla search module. I don't know if this is even feasible to begin with, but be aware that you will have to come up with your own search solution if you want to include blog content in your results.
Sorry about these confusions but there is actually a Joomla search plugin which you can download from your account area. Once installed, when you perform the search it will also search for blog entries as well.

-No XML-RPC integration. We wanted to be able to post from Microsoft Word, which is possible to do directly into Joomla, but there is no support for this in EasyBlog.
XMLRPC is actually in our to-do list next. :)

-The software seems prone to lots of small bugs and quirks on the backend. It's easy to tell this software is not nearly as robust and well-tested as other platforms such as WordPress or Tumblr. Although the support team is very helpful in fixing or resolving most issues, it's a hassle to have to deal with them in the first place, especially since you are paying for the software.
We have actually improvised and restructured the backend since our first release as we find our initial design pretty complicated. We made it a lot more user friendly but if there are bugs or errors you can always drop us a line in the email and we'll be very glad to look into it immediately.

2010-08-18
Reviews: 1
I am more than happy with EasyBlog, and in particular with the very speedy, helpful and effective support provided. The package is easy to install, flexible and comes with loads of useful modules. Thoroughly recommended.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your comments!

2010-08-12
Reviews: 1
I also purchased this product based on existing feedback, and was very pleased. This is a very useful tool for blogging and has all the features you would ever need. I had one small issue in which support was very responsive & friendly. I can confirm the issue was with my server and not with the product. I highly recommend.
Owner's reply

Thanks for the review!

2010-08-10
Reviews: 1
First, you must understand, I am someone who is completely disappointed with most so-called "commercial" extensions. I have spent $$$ on several, that are now littering my hard drive because they are poorly coded and/or poorly supported (if the developers are even still around).

That is NOT the case with EasyBlog. It installs quickly, is not bloated, intuitive to use with all the features a blogger could want. Even my "newbie" beta testers figured out how to use it with no help from me - and THAT is really the sign of well-thought-out software. It is completely Open Source, and its use of MVC means changing the appearance is not a brain burn. But it comes with some relatively attractive templates out of the box (again a RARITY for extensions) so I just picked one and ran with it - saving me even more time.

Stack Ideas, the producers of EasyBlog, are amazing. Not only is the product top-notch (just go use the demo - and yes, developers, your demo IS your sales pitch), but the support is even better.

Let me tell you how great this team is:

My site runs Mootools (have to, due to Joomla core), jQuery and Ajax. That combination is stomach-churning as any Joomla person well knows. And my case was no exception. In fact, EasyBlog ran into some serious issues in my frontend due to this unholy trio.

I shouldn't have worried - Sam was on the case. He literally troubleshot my site off and on over the last WEEK to pin-point the issue. Turns out the problems were due to a couple of plugins. One I can live without until a replacement comes along. The second actually loaded jQuery in my frontend, so that HAD to get replaced (as for some reason it didn't properly resolve my Mootools and jQuery conflicts. Fortunately, there is the SC Query plugin (right here for free at the JED) that when installed completely resolved all such issues.

Because of Stack Ideas, my beta testers are happy and my site will launch on time.

I cannot speak highly enough of this product or its team. Go. Buy. NOW. You will NOT be disappointed.
Owner's reply

Hi,

Thank you very much for this great review!

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