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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
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.
Supports takes loong time to answer and some times you will not get any answer at all.
The script does not really work as it should, i had problem with it many times, even more then i have with free extensions and it should not be so mutch problem becuse i pay them to get a fully functional script.
This would not have been a problem if it where free like we all now you get what you pay for, but in this case you dont get what you pay for so use free extensions dont waste your money on jomsocial its like trowing them in the trash.
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to see you faced difficulty using our product. I'm not sure if you are aware that we provide technical support exclusively in our forum. We have a team of dedicated professionals browsing the forum daily to help users solve unexpected problems. We make sure your money worth any single penny.
Please contact us for any technical issue you might have today here: http://www.jomsocial.com/support.html.
Our tech support team is always here for you.
Unfortunate I now have a large corporate client that believed me, and had me buy and install it. It worked fine till the upgrade last week. Upon upgrading ... the site died, I was fine to have to re-install and start over but the new package does not install on this system (even with all requirements met).
All that would be fine too if the support was Pro, but it's not. Weekends off, and the forums don't always allow you to post.. but they won't answer emails. I have another client that wants it but I'm hesitant, and they still have not fixed forum access or emailed for support after a week.
So basically, it's great if you don't really need it.
Improvment areas are:
Color schemes for templates
New features should be better communicated with the community
The component it self does just what it is supposed to do: Create a community for your website, let your users interact and connect with each other.
Their support forum is very efficient. My first support request was answered within 24 hrs and one of their support staff was on my site to explore the error within the same time. Second request was solved within the same time limit and my 3rd request was also solved within 24 hrs within posting the issue.
And even after all my whining posts on the forums the support staff still remained polite and helpful. This component is highly recommended from me and my users!
Applications, Profiles and groups are awesome, though there are plenty of room to improve.
Modifying the core files is easy as the code is not encrypted.
Support especially Mark in forum is helpful so are other jomsocial customers, already forming a great support base.
Applications are so easy to develop and Documentation on Appz development is good but more is always better
3 month period between releases. For a commericial product they should release atleast monthly updates and not ask the customers to wait for three months to get new version. Been waiting for 1.2
I do not agree with the review from jothik. You CAN add other registration fields which you define in the backend.
You CAN get a brand free version if you buy the PRO version.
There are a great deal of plugins to other components which is great. Instead of making their own components they just interact with already great components.
It is correct there is no CAPTHCA at the moment but you can enable Terms & Conditions so user have to check this field.
All in all a very great component that impressed me very deep first time I explored it. But you have to spend some time on it to make it "your best friend" because of all the options you have.
But the big cons are its totally new and does not have all the functions and features that everyone can depend on when compared to community builder. Just to name a few
- Does not have image verification system (spammers are happy.)
- Can't add registration fields.
- Lack of needed modules or plug ins.
- Brand Free version, using brand names and Azrul wont remove even when all customers are asking to provide a branding free version.
Its would be at least couple of years before jomsocial to catch up with community builder features and functions. If Azrul does a good job.
I have been an user since the first release and the support and follow up are great. Their support sites keeps you up to date on latest fixes and releases as well as component enhancements.
SEO works out of the box with this product.
We run a new sports community and this component has catapulted us into another level. Our users LOVE this and it has that addictive FaceBook feel to it. We integrated MyBlog and JomComment and it flat out just works.
Their support is great and they are constantly looking for ways to improve. I cannot see how this won't be THE best addition to any Joomla site that wants to have a serious community and not something with some "clunky" add-ons.
CANNOT recommend this enough...well done Azrul and team.
Clearly well thought out. While they are releasing fixes daily it just shows the level of their dedication, and I wish I could say they were JUST fixing bugs...but many updates tends to include some fantastic new feature.
So don't buy it unless you are ready to see your site grow!