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HOT or NOT Factory ComponentModule

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Hot or Not Factory is an image voting and rating system for Joomla!.

Users can upload pictures that others can rate and vote with just one click.

Key Features

Multiple file extensions allowed: png, jpg, jpeg, gif
Image voting
Image description
Rating system (1-5 or 1-10 stars scaling)
Guest images upload and voting (no registration needed)
Email notifications
Commenting system
Approval system for images and comments
Reporting system
Website specific watermark for images
Terms and Conditions


Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
SEO/SEF friendly
Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
Easy transition to RTL
Simple installation, configuration and updating process


Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
Custom images for categories
Category module

Main Settings

Enable/disable approval system for images and comments
Enable/disable guest uploads, comments and votes
Enable/disable commenting system and set the number of comments per page
Set the voting scale to either 1-10 or 1-5
Set the interval (in hours) before a user can vote again
Set resize values for images and their thumbnails
Enable/disable watermarks for images
Set the position of watermarks

Modules & Plugins

Category navigation module
Modules that display latest added, last voted, top rated, random images (multiple instances module)
Tag cloud module

3rd Party Integrations

Love Factory integration (profile pictures from the Love Factory extension can be voted through the Hot or Not Factory extension)


Email notifications for new media and new comments
Customizable email templates

Backend Management

Actions: add new images and edit existing ones, deal with reports, approve images and comments, etc.
Overview comments
Manage notifications
Reset votes


Joomla! 3.x
PHP (min. 5.3.0)
MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

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