- This extension requires registration to download.
Packing up various features, it is a brilliant alternative to Wordpress blogging, allowing web users to use Joomla! versatility and well known blogging conventions.
Layout & Themes
Fully customizable CSS
Individual per blog listings (every user gets his own blog front page)
User dashboard (with draggable panes and all-in-reach controls)
Import Blog posts into regular Joomla! content
Bookmarking for social websites (Digg, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Thumbs up/down rating system (rate posts and comments)
Following system (with email notifications on new posts)
Built-in Media Manager with per user Disk Quota (users can upload media in order to post in their blog)
RSS feeds and syndication
Avatars (own uploaded avatar, Gravatar or Community's Builder if available)
Simple blogs search on listings
Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
Easy transition to RTL
Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Configurable account details (name, URL)
Enable/disable subscription notification (notifies user when new posts are added on followed blogs)
Set avatar (own uploaded avatar, Gravatar or Community's Builder if available)
Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
Category tree module
General settings (enable/disable router plugin, enable/disable categories)
Posts settings (set up interactions, whitelist tags)
Set up The Factory integrations (this will allow users to include content from other extensions into their blog posts)
Comment settings (approvals, guest comments, ratings, Captcha)
Pagination settings (set number of comments per page and their order)
Media manager settings
Import default settings (can be overwritten for each blog individually)
Add banned words which will be filtered on comments
Manage permission settings for groups (create blogs, add comments)
Modules & Plugins
Modules that display latest, random, top active, top followed blogs (multiple instances module)
Modules that display latest, random, top rated posts (multiple instances module)
Calendar module (clicking on a day will display all the posts from that respective day)
Category tree module
Posts tree module
Tag cloud module
Search and System plugins
FURTHER DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE PRODUCT HOMEPAGE!
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.