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JomSocial is an award-winning, powerful, social networking component for Joomla! It allows you to create your own Social Network with Photo and Video Gallery, Event Management, Activity Stream and other features that work out of the box. There is no better or more powerful community extension for Joomla!
JomSocial's new version 3.0 is now stable and is available to download. The new version comes with lots of new features and is responsive. You can see the new demo here:
All features in JomSocial are years ahead compared to Joomla's Anahita or Community Builder, Wordpress' BuddyPress or other standalone solutions. JomSocial is designed to quickly build your member base and let them engage in social activities such as making new friends, voicing out opinions, sharing pictures and videos, managing events, or even launching a social revolution.
Creating your own social networking for your niche would greatly benefits your community. Whether you have a website for business community, gamers, sports fans or other online communities, you can free yourself from restrictive social environment and customize your own community with unique features and brand identity.
JomSocial is supported by many template clubs such as Rockettheme, Joomlashack, Joomlart, JoomShaper and many more to provide you endless choices of templates.
JomSocial has hundreds of extensions from third party developers that add more features to your social network and make it unique. This includes paid membership, file uploader, music player, chat system and translation file for various languages.
Don't wait further to experience the best social network built for your site.
(Extension formerly known as "Community")
* Responsive design
* Friendship system
* Event Management to manage community activities
* Media sharing with photos and videos gallery.
* Group and Discussions provide customized level of sharing.
* Private communication with friends via private messages
* Omnibox to post updates, photos, videos and events.
* 'Like' and 'Comment' on Activity Stream.
* Facebook friend inviter.
* Cross update to and from Facebook.
* On-site notification (first ever in Joomla!)
* Recurring Events
* Easy to use File Sharing
* Improved content distribution
* Beautiful Featured media
* Compatible with Zoo and Widgetkit
With that said, aside from (typically) minor annoyances the bugs in Jomsocial are minimal. There have been occasions when the issues were a bit more significant but mostly the software is pretty solid.
Feature wise, the Jomsocial team has gone all out in meeting the needs of a Joomla-based social community. No, you won't be able to launch the next Facebook with JS, however you you shouldn't expect to match FB with a component that costs less than a couple hundred dollars.
Aside from the minor support issue, I still recommend Jomsocial to anyone who wishes to launch a social network. The software is worth 5 stars but if you are unfortunate enough to run into issues you may understand why I rated it with just 4.
Hands down this is one of the best extensions I've used. It deserves no less than a 5 star rating.
I can understand some of the reviews regarding support, and I agree that those of us who Joomla prefer support forums over a ticket system, as that is how we typically provide support to our own clients.
However, the quality of the extension is superb and you can tell that the development philosophy is wrapped around user friendliness.
If you are looking for an extension that will get you a social site out of the box, this is it. If you are looking for an extension that you can customize to match your niche, this is also it.
Thanks for your review.
Nearly all of mods,plugs,components for this extension is commercial so If you look forward to find new mod,plug,com to improve your community you should be alway pay more and more money :S
poor support and poor document for developer if you want few click set up then run community app like this extension will be alright but not easy for who want to mod by themself even expertise developer
IM GLAD I DID
Not only did i have a basic community up and running within seconds (and i mean seconds) there is so much flexabiity available for jomsocial its incredable.
Support can be a little slow - but they acknowledge that however they DO respond.
My Advice, if your looking for a social networking solution take the plunge and purchase jomsocial.
The others like CB just dont cut the mustard.
I have used the ticket system twice and had replies back within 24 Hours.
The only issue I have had over the last 2/3 releases is that during the install it does not install the Zend framework so it will not work unless it is present, then there was issues with installing 2 parts of the Zend framework but this now seems to be resolved.
once installed you need to activate it by going to you plugin admin.
Begged for support in my last email. Still nothing.
I have received better support from the free developers here. Jomsocial should be embarrassed!
Very frustrating and discouraged.
We are sorry to hear about your situation. There might be some delay while we are replying to support tickets but it won't take that much time for us to reply to your support request. If you didn't receive even the email notification for the submitted ticket, one possibility is that our replies might be considered as spam by your email provider.
Please email me directly at irwan at jomsocial dot com so I can help you further with your issue.
However, they recently halved their license period from 12 to 6 months (effectively doubling the cost!) and removed their support forums. So now the only means of support is a ticket system where replies tend to be extremely slow and often unhelpful.
JomSocial is a very good component! I have been using it since half a year and it was easy to install, the upgrades work right from the start. Sometimes I come across minor problems, but the support is great! The support team is always there to help you out! They really take the time to fix the problem if you have one.
I will keep using JomSocial, because to me it is the best community component there is. They have updates every couple of months with new features or better features. Also, the community fits very well to my normal website and if you need, JomSocial is very customizable.
I am a very happy customer :) Can't give them enough credit, but the JomSocial team is the best!
I paid for a product that does not work. The technic assistence does not work. The request for refund as described on site has not been answered. I have taken a complaint to the italian police for international fraud. Very poor professionalism.
They had a quite good forum where you could get answer for your problem whitout disturbing them with a support ticket. But they discountinued their forum I don't know why, but I guess that is the reason wha they don't answer. Now they get all the problems in a ticket and have to answer the same solution for the same problem repeatedly to all the clients. So they had a wrong descion I guess and cannot handle the many tickets.
Let's see my case concrete. For a big site with many images Jomsocial offers a great option, you can connect to an AmazonS3 account. A cron job is sincronizing and site is speed up. Really great! BUT! After cronjob your detail and thumbnail images will be deleted from your server, but the thumbnail link still pointing to the server thumbnail. So, on the frontend no images are shown. First they tried to solve the problem, and admit that it is a bug. As it turned out that the solution they offered doesn't work (ie, they don't know the solution), they dissapear, you won't get any more answers.
Don't worry DM letters will come. They are bombing you with extending and upgrading letters, but your problem they don't care!
I cannot express how disappointed I am. The social component itself is great, good looking, deliberate, and most of the cases well working. I don't see a real concurrent for Joomla in social component. I wanted to build up many sites with it. But I cannot as it has this bug with no solution and I already don't want, as I dont want to make any more buisnesses with a company who has as DISGUSTING ATTITUDE. Even a "go to hell" letter would much more civilized solution like simple not to answer. As I am not not the only one who is facing with this issue as one star ratings here are concering this issue.
I hope someone soon will make a same good social component with an acceptable business attitude.
Why? They just happily announced that they will not provide support over forums any more. They will use ticket support instead. Great. They even removed links from their website.
Usually this tactic is used when someone wants to hide problems from public. And their forums are full of people with problems.
When using support tickets you may end by fiddling your thumbs by days without actual answer. At least that happened in my case.
They also raised component price and lowered support time span.
Every new upgrade brings new issues because it's not properly tested.
For component of such complexity they should have more people available for support. If they advertise other developers addons on their website, they should test it first and not let their customers to serve as Guinea pigs.
- nice FaceBook a like community system, packed with basic features.
- for any extra advanced feature you need to purchase other commercial products, some of them may clash or create new issues with your overall system
(good luck with configuration)
- clashes with many other non related components or templates.
- support is slow or non existent
- they want to get rid of their forum
Conclusion: If I knew before how much of issues will I have with JomSocial I would never purchased it. But now it's too late. Money wasted, time wasted, nerves wasted.
Recently they released a totally new version 2.4 Boulevard and it is not compatible with Internet Explorer but they still released it as a stable version.
Internet Explorer will crash, give stack over flow errors and renders your site virtually unusable. It will not respect your Joomla 1.7 templates and will make your site look awful.
They also live in a different time zone and are sleeping when the USA is awake. You will not get a quick response to trouble tickets and they always want backend access to your site - They want your user name and password.
Because their primary language is not English their language files are full of poor sentences, punctuation and spelling. This behavior follows every release though they have had sufficient time to correct the language files.
You must be prepared for a broken product out of the box and have sufficient ability to correct the many issues that you will experience. If you do not have sufficient knowledge of Dreamweaver, PHP, AJAX, Java and Mootools - you probably want to skip this until Azrul releases an honestly stable product.
They should be ashamed of themselves for releasing 2.4 Boulevard as stable.