- This extension inserts a backlink to the developer.
Check out the 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")
* 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
I thoroughly recommend this component if you want to have a professional community presence for your Joomla-based websites. I'm off to buy a second license now :-)
Hi guys, thank you for all your kind words. It has been a pleasure to read on your feedbacks. I've passed these to all of our developers and I'm pretty sure they will be even more motivated to bring you the best features on the web.
Once again, thank you for being so supportive.
1. Make sure your hosting company allows php.ini access.
2. If you run on a vps then you are already ahead of the game.
3. Don't join a template company just for their jomsocial template. Chances are it wont be updated with the next jomsocial release. (quarterly)
4. Custom profiles are not available and the majority of us don't care for it. Please don't whine about when the developers will fit your custom needs.
5. Learn how to build a community. It's time consuming and can cost money especially for a niche market. Forum building is a good tool.
I have used the other community component for 3.5 years and was very happy up until I needed some support and advice. During the last 2 years I was watching and waiting for Jomsocial to mature.
I waited just long enough and for the last 6 months have been very satisfied with Jomsocial and especially the support I have received. Compared to other 'support' I have experienced over 4 years of using Joomla it leaves the rest for dead.
Thank you Jomsocial Team. Keep up the good work.
Has to be one of the top 10 apps in my book. Thanks JomSocial for making life easier for me.
I really don't know why people blamed Azrul's support: I always got quite immediate reply to my post in their forum...maybe people are just never happy ! Once again this is the best community component you can find for Joomla and the best thing is that they never stop to release interesting updates. Well done Jomsocial's poeple !
But as a paying customer I have yet to receive a single bit of support for any of my requests, I would love to see improvements in this area especially since they went GPL and support is there selling point
Thank you for your kind words. Please use our support forum for all support requests.
I would love to get faster access to up to date language files, at least from the most often used languages to keep up with the jomsocial updates. I would strongly recomend to component developers, specialy commercial ones to offer those language packages, even if they would cost something. I'm sure all customers would happily pay a contribution for that service.
Thanks and keep up the great work
I've been using JomSocial on a number of sites for quite some time now and after this example of support I'll be happy to continue to upgrade the component into the future.
I have been working with JomSocial for just over a year now originally launching my site NYCRUNS.COM with version 1.2, upgrading to 1.5, and now the current version 1.8. In that time I am pleased to say I have developed a good relationship with Azrul, the founder, and Mark, the lead developer.
I can say without a doubt JomSocial is the best value I have ever gotten out of a professional development company. The sheer wealth of functionality JomSocial offers is beyond belief, but if it only offered the events application alone it would be worth it to me. New to version 1.8, I have replaced the poorly aging eventlist with this application and am developing plans to expand it into a custom race registration system, allowing NYCRUNS to really develop a solid revenue stream in 2011 (advertising does not cut it). While this is an extreme example of customization, I have found the product to be truly flexible and it seems one is only limited by their own skills. I say this as a non-coder. I rely on 3rd party developers for more than the most simple css and php hacking.
While I cannot speak with any authority on the difficulties of supporting a user base as diverse as that using JS, I can say that the shear range of customizations they deal with and the difficulties of working with non-native English speakers from all over the world must be incredibly challenging. That said, in my experience they go a long long way for their customers. Their work exceed that of any commercial Joomla company I've worked with, including the excellent RocketTheme, a company I've used for several years. Based on a year's worth of interaction in email and on the message boards, I know they have my back. I can give no higher compliment to a business I work with.
Without reservation, I can say that I think JomSocial is the present and the future of Joomla community and social networking. If you have any questions or just want further insight, feel free to email me at slastoe at gmail dot com. In the meantime, I can't wait to see what JomSocial does next.
Thank you, Steve. We appreciate your time writing above review.
JomSocial does exactly as it says... allows me to create a full blown community site, is "skinable" and looks great right out of the box.
Further, the amount of 3rd party extensions being developed for this 3rd party extension, just proves the power of JomSocial and Joomla.
Facebook integration is amazingly simple, and the ability to have custom fields in the user profile is fantastic. It's the most expensive extension I've ever used, but worth it.