Fit your clients' needs.. has never been so easy.
SEBLOD is a WEB APPLICATION BUILDER for Joomla! This concept extends the functionality of the most used CMS in the world, without hack.
A simple and 100% open source environment to meet the most specific needs...
Based on the concept of CCK (Content Construction Kit), SEBLOD enables the advanced management of content types while remaining compatible with all Joomla extensions. It's well possible to produce custom catalogs to showcase products, real estate, films ... But also directories, calendars, or more complex Extranet applications.
Total integration in Joomla!: Use com_content, com_categories, com_users...
Advanced forms & content types: Drag&Drop Interfaces, AJAX, over 40 field types...
Multi criteria search & list views: Custom criteria, list of results templates...
Template Framework: 42 positions...
Out of the box applications: Create / import /export your own apps (including content types + search features + list templates...)
Multi-site system: One Joomla installation for many sites, separated front and admin for each site, so easy to use... The first multisite solution integrated to Joomla.
Custom storage: Data Table Field, JSON, XML...
Flexible Plugin system: Field, validation, typo, storage, link, live...
I have used SEBLOD for 3 years and am continually amazed by the new features and updates that the development team produce. All of my Joomla! projects now run SEBLOD as it gives you flexibility to tailor your content types and forms specifically to your client's needs.
The SEBLOD community on the forums is great too. Everyone is willing to help out where they can. This is something really special and is evidence that everyone who uses SEBLOD believes in it's unlimited possibilities.
SEBLOD allowed me to create powerful websites without knowing PHP or SQL. My development time for websites has reduced dramatically. It is fantastic.
Add fields to the Joomla! article form, create your own new custom content types, create dynamic list pages, create powerful search functionality and much more.
Thank you, and continue the great work.
It's so much more. It allows for the total conversion of your Joomla platform, making it ideal for commercial use.
There is a lot to learn with this CCK / App Builder. It's not for any novice, but you don't have to be an expert programmer to work with it.
The ability to build completely unique custom content types for a variety of clients makes this the most valuable extension available for Joomla! Best of all you can keep the core content models as an option for flexibility.
I'm currently working on two huge projects I wouldn't dream of doing without Seblod. A Client-Side Auction Site and a Customer Resource Manager.
The only drawback is the community isn't active enough, there's not much support from the mods, and they don't share Apps on the Seblod website (such as Forum or Ecommerce).
On the other hand, you can find great documentation and tutorials just by googling.
My only question at this stage... how is Seblod supposed to be pronounced?
But unfortunately the main issues were never solved. The well known issue of "missing template" has a new look, but instead of making the error more fancy, Seblod should have fixed it.
The crux of Seblod is its implementation in Joomla! CMS. Instead of enhance the core items like articles, categories or users, or just live aside core items, Seblod is placed above them. This could work, if there weren't other extensions or the CMS itselfs.
Just a choice of points which makes me hate Seblod:
1. Editing content types is still bugged (breaks the whole site) and a crapshoot
2. Missing clear seperation of cck-items and core-items
3. High risk of breaking things if you do "natural" things like click on the edit-button on articles list
4. Super complex template system without the ability to create what you want
5. Not taking any advantage of Joomla! (like native template system)
But maybe the biggest point is:
Seblod had enough time to evolve and become a solid CCK, but nothing happens.
Sybrek, it seems you miss a lot of things.
There is no "issue" about "missing template". If you don't assign a template to your view it's normal and the message is here to help you!
1. Not true
2. It's an advantage. The end user keep the same interface. Joomla article editing and SEBLOD article editing is exactly the same. On Joomla side it's static, on SEBLOD side it's dynamic and can you change any elements.
3. False, you can click on all Joomla action buttons in article manager, it's working nice with SEBLOD too!
4. You miss a lot of features on SEBLOD templates such as standard Joomla override
5. Totally stupid! SEBLOD is build on Joomla framework, totally integrated to Joomla and just bring you all features that Joomla can not do such as CCK features, form features, custom search features..
SEBLOD 3 use all new features of Joomla 3 and you have now just 60 new products around SEBLOD such as Importer Add-on, Select Dynamic Cascade Field, Developer Add-on..
also i have to mention that it was user friendly enough for me, at list in my experience, i have not read any document before using it
It is a learning curve, but it is amazing how you can carve your content into whatever you want. The best part, I think, is that you can tell it where to store the data in the database.
Thank you SEBLOD team
CONS : I used jSeblod 3/4 years ago (I think) and I liked the extension a lot but it was a pain dans les fesses to understand how it worked. Same thing for this version.. I know you are busy and don't have no money to give to people to write a free full documentation.
But to get a real user guide I would ki.. I mean "pay" a lot.
You should add a poll on your website to see if people would pay for it.
Anyway Ganbatte / Bon courage !
I'm using Seblod from the first version to the latest version. The team of developers are spending several years working on this great joomla package.
Thank you for make my life easier. I admire you.
So... what is the badest way is that if you want to uninstall it.... ABSOLUTLY NO INFORMATION for do it, no answer from the support team, and no conventional way to do it, because you stay with CCK template/plugin who don't want to uninstall, and also, you will need to delete by yourself ALL YOUR TEXT AUTOMATICALLY WRITING BY SEBLOD inside your contents.
SO, in the real, SEBLOD is not properly good CCK and permiss himself to do what he want without any easy back way for you and compromise the stability of the joomla system. I make one star because maybe if you are only this extention, it will be works without unstability for some limited actions (but, i'm not sure).
What you do is just stupid! We can not learn you to read http://www.seblod.com/resources/manuals/getting-started/installing-seblod
If you uninstall like this all big extensions, you will meet always a lot of issue.