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Social websites go far beyond Facebook look-alikes and CB has literally hundreds of built-in features and can be extended with extra (free or commercial) add-ons from the CB Team and other parties that will help you realize your very own - tailored to your specific needs - social networking website.
The hundreds of built-in features will help you accomplish the following:
+ Gather important ** for your use-case ** profile data during or after membership registration
+ Delegate new member sign-up approvals and proper behavior reporting with extended workflows and frontend moderation
+ Configure awesome looking mobile ready profile pages for your members
+ Promote interaction between your members with configurable and searchable user lists
+ Provide powerful and engaging profile applications to your members
+ Continuously motivate and engage your members with great built-in Joomla, Kunena (forum), K2 (content) and uddeIM (private messaging) integrations
+ Keep your members involved with personalized and targeted ad-hoc mass mailings
+ Manage everything from your mobile device or tablet
CB also has a powerful built-in framework (CB API doc. is available on Joomlapolis) so it can be extended and enhanced.
There are hundreds of built-in features you can use to:
+ Create profiles for your members
+ Add unlimited CB fields to your profiles (text, image, textarea, html editor, integer, checkbox, multi-select checkbox, drop-down, multi-select drop-down, radio, date, email, weblinks - more available with add-ons)
+ Use delimiter fields to put customized HTML code in profiles
+ Configure fields to be read-only, for profile viewing, displayed with title, to appear on registration form, etc
+ Control of core fields (email, username, etc), and ajax email and username checkers
+ Custom field validations
+ Create extended registration form
+ Allow login using email address and password
+ Manage registration and profile image approval in frontend with CB Workflow module
+ Create unlimited CB User lists with powerful searching
+ Let members connect with each other (mutual consent or one way)
+ Show connection path between profile viewer and owner up to 6th degree
+ Moderate your community with FE reporting, banning,
Joomlapolis hosts free community driven support forums.
Optionally, Advanced, Professional or Developer 12-months memberships can be purchased giving rights to priority or even same/next business day guaranteed forum support and access to many extra add-ons and privileges.
PHP 5.3.3-5.6.x and MySQL 5.0.4+ database are prerequisites (PHP 5.4+ and MySQL 5.5+ recommended).
* Please do not use the reviews to post support issues. Use our free community forums or paid support system at https://www.joomlapolis.com/support
They support is the best of the best and quick. I suggest this
What I also truly appreciated is that, while I am no programmer, I suspect CB API is really easy to use because of the amount of extensions that provide a plugin to integrate to CB profiles. CB itself is also pretty stable. I can't speak for 2.0 since it's been out for only a few weeks, but v1.9.1 ran without a hitch without problem.
And finally, the support. I got nothing but praise for it. While sometime I didn't like the answer(like: "This will be fixed in CB 2.0" which was months away back then) they have ALWAYS answered within 24 hours on their forums. The memberships price are not cheap(but you can get the basic extension itself for free), but I am glad I took one as a "thank you" for this great extension. It is unique in it's field right now, and v2.0 fixed the only small annoying things I had to say about it(the registration form and login box were not responsive so it would not display correctly on a tablet or phone. All fixed now). 5 stars
The support from the CB team is top notch, and we always get an answer to our questions in a timely manner.
We are Professional level members because of the added plugins and enhancements they add to the site. If you are looking to offer outstanding features to your sites members this is the only way to go.
Also the direction of the CB project is great with the soon to be stable release of CB 2.0, cant wait for the new version to be used on all our live sites.
Way to go CB Team, keep up the great work!
It is really a very good product to build complex communities. It is very Flexible and easy to install
There are endless possibilities that also shows in countless other components that include "CB integration".
There are still some bumps in the code, like they dont have a language override system in place (they dont use the Joomla native language feature) which makes it (almost) impossible to have your own customised language strings. But they are working on it already.
Keep on rocking guys!
I use Community Builder and a lot of they extensions on a lot of websites for many years and it is really a very good product to build complex communities. During the years they do a lot over very powerfull upgrades, like auto actions etc.
They support is the best of the best and quick.
I use CB, GroupJive and CBSubs and lots of plugins (almost all!) On my websites and I think it is really rich in possibilities. Initially, I am neither developer or webmaster and I still make the site I wanted. Thanks to the help of the team and its Joomlapolis forum, I was able to create a complete social network with all the necessary functions for the grow! Good luck to Joomlapolis in development;)
The possibilities are endless, and that also shows in countless other components that include "CB integration" out of the box.
99% of all questions are answered almost immediately on their forum and their staff (although sometimes they have room to improve on answering with a smile) are efficient, respectful and increidbly knowledgable.
drawback? Yes, the layout of the profile pages. But thanks to another great extension (ProfilePro from Joomduck) even that disadvantage disappears.
i read from others that the component is large, not easy to uninstall and requires a lot of effort. All this is true (except uninstalling, I never had to do that yet). And yes, creating a community is hard work, but CB and the guys from Joomapolis make it a lot of fun!