* Create multiple app instances - Each one manages its own content like items and categories.
* Create your very own custom content types to fit exactly your requirements.
* Choose from a rich set of elements like forms, images, videos, ratings and more.
* Arrange your content via drag 'n drop by assigning elements to layout positions.
* Extend categories with custom fields and sort them using drag 'n drop.
* The slick comment system supports Akismet, Gravatar, Twitter and Facebook Connect.
* Adding tags is a breeze with text suggestion, auto completion and multiple selections.
* Use our form builder to let your users submit content via the frontend of your website!
* Trusted authors can review and edit their created content directly from the frontend.
* Import your content from Joomla, CSV files and popular Joomla components
* Blog - Easily build your own weblog with features like comments, tags and social bookmarks.
* Pages - Need a static content page like a Copyright or Team page? Here you go!
Thank You So Much....
Also, Yootheme's decision to develop applications themselves really gives members the needed benefit to want to pay for the premium content. I know that for my projects I will definitely build with ZOO.
Apart from being able to easily layout pages with point and click ease, I can also provide my clients with a super simple update method that is easier and more functional than the conventional Joomla Article Manager.
As I continue to explore the possibilities, I am sure I will learn more about functionality of the program.
Only time will tell how functional Zoo becomes, but for it's initial release, this program is second to none.
Why not 5?
I've been following YooTheme for the last 2 years and this is my first review for them.
If a small company with small potentials could have managed to do such kind of extension (++++a lot of tools integrated with it) I would probably give 99 stars, but for a company who is considered to be one of the best in their field I'm giving 4 stars.
Product catalog...no shopping cart, no wish list and checkout system...at all. Can you imagine, say, huge 15000 item catalog without any possibility to even remember what you have been looking through. What is the point of such kind of catalog? Just to look at the items? Well...maybe
I understand that it's not e-commerce extension, but sometimes people don't need the complicated carts like Virtue Mart of Magento.
I don't know if YooTheme is going to develop the shopping cart for Zoo, and it's their choice of course, but if I hear the word "Product Catalog" I think it should be some way to get it ;)
Sorry for my bad English :)
i dont get much of an error either
Personally i would me MORE than happy to pay for the full version IF i could ever get a demo version installed
Please send us an email to info[at]... and we will help you.
1. Allow the use of your default editor or if this is not possible implement 'Read more' as a parameter
2. Provide s separate forum for the free version so we can learn from each other and contribute ideas for improvement. This has to benefit everyone.
3. Sell the Zoo apps individually so we only buy what we need.
It's free to try
It's free to lear (a very good docs)
It's easy to use
It's easy to implement
sorry for my bad english
For work i search software for my client.
I test it in all part and i make report.
For Zoo i do the same for myself and this is my "short version" of report:
- customer care : Very Good. Forum
- Documentation : Very Good. (just link up)
- Implementation during application life : Lot of wish are implemented.
- Staff : Amazing.
- Use very easy
You don't need to know php for easy implementation.
You need to know how to use google to advanced implementation.
- Good FrameWork
Just modify all time 3 files for all.
Also in xml file it's easy to understud what do (and are explan ALL in docs).
At the moment ZOO 2.0 does not have front-end submission. The developers state this very clearly over and over again. This issue has been beaten to death in the forums and elsewhere. If you need this capability then ZOO is not for you, at least at the moment. I think ZOO started out as basically a catalog component and the developers did not feel front-end submission was real important. I am sure they have gotten the message and are working on it for a up coming release. Other than that limitation, which is a big one for a lot of people, this is a great component!!! Very excited to see what I can create with it and what others are going to do.
These guys have a way of taking a type of application (in this case a CCK) and creating a version that is extremely simple, reliable, and easy to work with.
Although there are more powerful CCK's out there, for me, Zoo is almost always perfect for my needs.
I REALLY appreciate how streamlined it is in the backend. Learning my way around it was very quick.
The templating system was also extremely easy to pick up.
Sorry, we simply disagree. The ZOO extension is perfectly scanned and rated by Google.
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If you're looking at the free version, and you need to make any customizations to the front-end, look elsewhere.
Sorry for your frustrating experience but we have a comprehensive documentation at http://docs.yootheme.com where you can also ask questions in the comments.
It also seems that you are using ZOO 1.0. Please upgrade to ZOO 2.0. There is only one free version for ZOO 2.0 and it is the same as for members who purchased the app bundle.
Besides this you doesn't mentioned any real issues you had...
Thank you YOO!
The price is nothing, compared to the application you get, and the support yootheme gives in their forum.
I was looking at alternative CCK's a while ago, but now there is nothing that matches Zoo2.
What is the sense behind a content construction kit? Exactly, a frontend submission/editing. You can build a predefined Contentstyling with various fields, so that can a not-webexpert submit his content and it looks allways in the same style. If this feature is missing, for me this is just a better templater for the backend, like the tiny "templater" from nonumber.nl on JED.
Now you have the same problem like flexicontent, but flexicontent will add this feature very soon. And if you compare your extension with the jSeblod solution, then you are very far away from it. And jSeblod is totaly free, without any commercial components and more powerful.
I say absolutly nothing against the quality of this product, but i can't see a sense behind a "Ferrari with three weels".
I do not work for jSeblod :-) . But I know all the CCK's for Joomla
It is clearly stated that ZOO 2.0 has currently no frontend submission. See the IMPORTANT note in the extension description above.
Why you are complaining about this and giving a bad review when it is clearly stated? Why don't you just go with another extension which fits your requirements?
The other thing I thought was kind of lame was the 'Free Release' with only Blog and Pages, and you have to pay 99Euro (Same Price as Zoo 1) to get anything useful out of it (the Apps). They should really sell the apps individually since 99% of purchasers are only going to use one, maybe two of them.
I know the CCK was the clue but no one solution feet all my initial seek but anyway ZOO 1.0 was the best choice. A few months ago they anounced ZOO 2.0, a few weeks ago I could test and FINALLY my seek ended.
I found the combination of Joomla! with ZOO 2.0 an natural choice, I'll never could use Joomla itself anymore, ZOO 2.0 and the YOOTheme are the best thing I discovered since started.
Get your ZOO app bundle and change your joomla day by day, you won't regret.