- This extension requires registration to download.
With its integrated commenting and following system, Deluxe Blog Factory does not need additional extensions in order to function at full potential. No need to get support from two different extension providers that keep pointing fingers at each others program.
User Avatars, Pingbacks and per user settable Media Upload capacities add to the Extension an amazing set of features and possibilities.
Deluxe Blog Factory provides exactly what bloggers need:
* Frontpage with all posts listed, paged and sorted.
* Individual per blog listings - every user gets his own blog front page.
* Possibility to import Blog posts into regular Joomla content.
* Easy to add any Bookmarking for social sites.
* RSS feeds and syndication.
* Pings and Tags, pingback and bookmarking.
* SEF urls.
* Avatars with Community Builder integration.
* Built in Commenting system.
* Built in Media uploader with per user Disk Quota.
Yes, look through it and you'll see "Import" but that's wrong and relates to English as a second language (I assume). "Import" allows you to "export" BF articles to make them regular Joomla articles (guess it has some use). But there is no way to really import anything into BF.
So, if you have an existing site, with many posts, be prepared to manually add every post to BF to make it functional. IMHO, this is a fatal flaw. I asked about import and was told "...it's not implemented in this version..." No thank you, no "we're looking into it", no "gee, that's a good idea".
Having said that, for a new site or a revamp of one which doesn't have a blog, BF would be a great component. Powerful features and reasonably intuitive even without reading the dox. If they put in a proper import of Joomla articles I would give it 5 stars.