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The best part about Wall Factory is that it makes the world a smaller place and it is free to download and use. No encryption and no limitations whatsoever.
Every user can create his own wall
Post messages on walls along with attached media files (photos, audio, documents, embedded videos)
Users can watch or download media files
Reporting system for offending posts and comments
Follow and manage followed walls
Bookmarking websites (Digg, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Quick search module and plugin
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 profile details (name, gender, birthday, about me)
Wall name and settings (pagination and notifications)
Customizable avatar (upload own avatar or use Gravatar or CB avatar)
Enable/disable available media types (images, videos, mp3 files, URLs, document files)
Enable and set up avatars
Allow guests to view or to post on walls
Enable and set up notifications
Set displayed user title (Joomla! username, wall alias or Joomla! name)
Enable and set up commenting system
Restrict certain user groups from creating blogs
Define the list of banned words
Allow CB avatars
Enable and set up ReCaptcha
3rd Party Integrations
Community Builder integration including a Wall Posts tab plugin
Social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Delicious)
Embedded video integration (Youtube, MySpace, Vimeo, Metacafe, Howcast)
4 email notifications (new post, new reported post, new comment, new reported comment)
Customizable email templates
Customize bookmarking website
Dashboards containing several statistics and information
PHP (min. 5.3.0)
MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
cURL, GD2 libraries enabled
They are some limitation on the demo-server, due to security issues.
Also when posting a YouTube video, you should use the URL link, not the embedded code!
Always make sure you are running the latest available version of the component and for any encountered issues, use our pages, not JED pages!
I am on Joomla 2.5 and i just can't suss a way to install this component. There is no Package for 2.5, only 1.5 - the 2.5 just has a load of files but no install log or doc to advise how to install it, or if to copy the files somewhere - to where.
Basically its a tease - I agree with the other reviews - there are no docs, FAQ's or install instructions for 2.5.. I would be happy to change the review after I had had a chance to look at the component but without paying to ask for help.. there is nothing we can do. Frustrated as on paper it looks good.. Oh well !
JED requested to have both versions in the zip files (since we had this product for 1.5 too). This is why the zip was called "unzip_me_first". This is no longer an issue since we archived the Joomla 1.5 version and do no longer support it. Since you never used the extension I see no reason to rate it in any way...
After a couple of hours of tries, the best I could achive was installing the package and beeing able to see the dashbord of the component but nothing else.
Congifuration page ( as well as others ) results in a blank page.
Let's hope developers will fix this issue in the next release...
The Extension has now full support for Joomla 2.5.x.
Most probably you tried to install the version for Joomla 1.5 on Joomla 2.5 and this aren't compatible.
Your statements are purely FALSE and unfortunately can mislead other users, which are searching for a good and FREE component!
1. Wall Factory is FREE for download!
2. For FREE extensions, we do provide Forum support (but of course after paying a minimal fee - our beer money).
3. Also to all our extensions we provide only the English language file. This is clearly mentioned and we never stated we are providing other languages. Especially at a free component, you can translate it on your on and even place the translation in a forum to share it with the others.
This is just what I was looking for without having to succumb to Jomsocial, because I only needed the wall for comments.
Thanks for a greatly needed app!
But again good work and I can see it doing well in the future.
Thank you for your appreciation. We are constantly improving our components and the FREE to download, like this one, are making no exception.
I think your question has nothing to do with the documentation. On a free to download component you can check yourself if the option is or not available at the extension backend!
It's a pity, it must have been nice on its day.
The project is not abandoned.
As it is clearly stated in our webpage (product page) the product had 6 months of free support when it was launched, after that period we have only payed support. The extension is FREE (as free beer) but unfortunately we can not afford to support it for free. So as stated in the product page all support is available for Club Members only. Club Members have also access to other (non free) downloads too.
The subforum is visible only for club members.
The updates resulted of the payed support are made available to the community, so i think there is a benefit to it even for non paying users.
Rating the product 2 stars is in my opinion pretty harsh, since the extension is fully functional in Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 and without any known issues. if you like a support session for your installation we would gladly do it.
The issues I had to have fixed were fixed by the support team in a fast, professional and friendly way.
I think it's a wonderful idea to have this wall as a means to let one's users get better acquainted and expand their network!
For these reasons I give this product the highest rating and warmly recommend it to anyone who wants to build a community or network on their site :)
Their website is useless, as there is absolutely no information about Wall Factory available.
I understand that this is a free application, but some sort of document about how to upgrade should not take too much time to make.
I would seriously hesitate to buy a product from them as it is unclear how much support you will get.
Upgrade from 1.1.7 to 2.x is impossible since the 1.1.7 is a Joomla 1.5 version and 2.x is a Joomla 1.6 version.
The extension is FREE (as free beer) but unfortunately we can not afford to support it for free.) The product had 6 months of free support when it was launched, after that period we have only payed support.
Rating our extension with 2 stars because of a supposed upgrade problem is not so fair, since the product is FULLY functional, FREE available and being upgraded FOR FREE.