It adds most of features offered by other CMS like drupal, wordpress, and much more than them:
- Content Types (=custom forms)
- Many highly parametrized powerful fields with SELECTIVE Content Plugin Triggering
- Drag-drop templating
- Multi-Category assignments
- Complex filters in category/search views
- Author management with limitations for subscriptions sites
10x-20x more features in free version, compared to other Free CCK/Directory components
Thus, FLEXIcontent was designed to manage content in a broad sense:
- image or video galleries,
- job offers,
- product catalogues,
- business directories,
- hotel directories
within a single user interface.
-- This means for the end user, unparalleled simplicity of use, everything happens in one place.
-- Mastering 10 components to be able to administrate an entire website isn’t required anymore.
-- For the web designer / end user / developer, it means a lot less headaches of interoperability/maintenance
Some of FLEXIcontent Unique features:
(none in other component's Free versions, many unique compared to commercial versions)
-- Multi Category assigments, with multiple featured categories (configurable via our Advance Route Plugin, see our FAQ)
-- Multiple Document versioning (combined with workflow and powerful notifications messages, see below)
-- Multi-state Workflow to assist both editors & publishers to add/update content to your site
-- Highly configurable powerful notification system: (Global) Component + Per Content Type + Per category
-- High parametrized Fields(=joomla plugin each) (carefully structured to assist configuration and be performance wise)
-- Powerful relation/reverse Relation fields to create custom Content Item sub-listing inside a Content Item
-- An powerful image/gallery field to create DB-reusable image/galleries or item-field specific galleries with numerous parameterization options
-- Multiple filter apperances: text field/single select/dual text range/dual select range/toggle radio/toggle checkbox(multiple filter values)
-- FACETED filter behavior for almost all searchable fields: showing filter values according to current filtering and current
-- A -Free- Advanced Search view (to host the above 2, but also available in categories too) and create content-rich listings
-- Directory/Catalog features, directory view + a powerful Alpha-Index with character aliases, character aggregations, language customizations
-- Selective plugin triggering in all fields
-- High performance frontend views and items manager, with steady performance as sites grows (**installing on EXISTING larges sites 20,000+ items is still slow, TODO), (and works with full page caching extensions)
-- 30+ ACL actions (e.g. edit field value)
-- ... many more UNIQUE
Dont want to discourage anybody but I think the authors should make suggestions to the Joomla Core Team for improvements - not to put another application on the existing one.
Anyhow thanks for the try, personally I removed the extension from my website.
The only thing telling against it is its young age, and yet so mature.
All things seems to be in place, except various modules that would make it even more useful. But hey then again, as long as you use it in "proper" way you will be able to use the modules available for com_content, overcoming that shortcoming.
You simply should download and try it, and take note of that its first release is yet to come and RC in some days (I think).
But having tried this component in a current of 20 minutes, I have been surprised by its perfection.
Component on so much convenient, intuitive, thoughtful and functional that is immediately obvious - the person did it with love:)
As all management is based on AJAX - is saves a lot of time and gives sensation of work as a desktop application.
Integrated support for third-party comment, the built in manager of plug-ins, of comments, the visual template editor and still very much more - makes this CCK different from all others.
Excellent product. If I met the author, I would have shook his hand.
Hi and first of all thank you for testing FLEXIcontent and reviewing it.
Sorry that FLEXIcontent doesn't meet your SPECIFIC requirement out of the box but I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s not a standard behavior ;-)
Now imagine a second an automatic binding process: you are happy to just have installed FLEXIcontent on your nice shared hosting. You have around 2000 articles, the automatic binding process execute itself and…
… a big MySQL crash!!! (10.000 queries) :-(
I’m sure you can understand this feature cannot be standard.
But the point is FLEXIcontent has still been developed for YOU: that mean it’s extensible enough to achieve this task easily with a simple system plugin (that would have bound the Joomla data for you).
The easiest way would have been to simply ask on the forum ;-)
Another very impressive upside is the built in template system, which one can tame in no time just by following the default templates. The fact that it is seamlessly integrated with Joomla core makes good old com_content useless, while we can still use modules designed to work with it.
We are definitely before one of the most powerful extensions ever written for Joomla. I am seriously considering quiting com_content altogether in future developments. It feels like a downgrade!
It is very easy to make fields, categories and it's a beautifull drag 'n' drop template system.
but without a frontend access to fill the articles with content is this component for me personaly not realy senseful.
This could be the most needed cck component for joomla 1.5. But for the moment i will use still jseblod cck. This is a little bit more difficult, but there are more posibilities.
You have done very good job. When it next year are also the front-end editing, you'll get from me seven stars.
Try it out and you'll quickly understand what I'm talking about.
I don't know how to thanks more vistamedia (more than I already did).
I highly recommend it.