- This extension inserts a backlink to the developer.
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
As a fellow developer I sifted through the code before installing and found it solidly constructed and well commented. One heavy requirement I had from my client was for a bit of iPhone communication. I was easily able to figure out what the JomSocial code was doing and extend the API into the Apple mobile device line with little trouble.
I would recommend the JomSocial component to any serious development firm for use in their own client projects. The developer Azrul has been in the Joomla business for a while and is not going anywhere any time soon. Many other projects start off well and disappear quicker then expected. I do not expect that to be the case here. Also been following the plugins for this component and that list is growing, so they are definitely committed. The crew has been responsive on their forums which is another important factor for our choice.
I hope to see this project prosper well into the future. System architecture rock solid. I like it.
Thanks for producing this!
I really hate writing reviews for stuff because I feel obligated to give them positive feedback even if it isn't really a great product. This isn't a problem with JomSocial because it is starting to impress me and it's just a baby.
I can't wait to see it more tightly integrated with MyBlog and there are some search issues that could be addressed but otherwise it's a great component to help you build a nice community based site.
Pricing is a bit steep but all-in-all it doesn't feel bad to have spent so much money on it with the possibilities it will offer in the near future.
If you are an author of a Joomla add on please consider developing a plugin for JomSocial it rocks!!!
Thanks to out to Azrul and his crew for producing some great products!
While this component has great potential, it still lacks greatly when it comes to plugins and community support compared to Community Builder.
For the Intranet project we were hidred to build, we used CB because JommSocial Pro hadn't been battle tested in a corporate environment and LDAP support is sketchy at best. That didn't worry me as much as not having the Lists feature that CB has. Without lists, there is no way to create the equivalent of a company directory like we have done with CB without adding significant costs to the project.
Right now we see CB as the product of choice for internal company sites with heavy requirements and JSP for light weight social sites.
I am confident this outlook (hopeful) will change over the next year and look forward to all products maturing. The cool thing about this space in Joomla is that competition is heating up!
We now have CB, Joomsocial, Joomunity and Jcommunity.. wow..
Let the best product(s) win!
Though it still has its "incomplete" side, the team is quickly improving this and hopefully more features will be added.
Another + aswell is custom applications can be made by other developers with quite easy.
I was able to make a few applications without much PHP knowledge (though I can program in other languages ;-) )
I would recommend this to everyone who builds his site based on a community!
I love the API for adding applications to this software. It allows the component to be expanded in a limitless amount of ways. I think that once this component matures it will be the one to use on all social networking sites.
I also like the front end interface and the component looks great on most any website without much tweaking.
I also really like the way that you can implement your own templates for the component or easily tweak the CSS of the existing ones to better meet the needs of your own website.
Thanks Azrul for a wonderful app that has now filled a void that Joomla has had for a long time.