You will find a documentation of how to migrate the components from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 on the Joo!BB page. Please read the migration documentation carefully. This way you will avoid frustration.
Please read install/update information available on Joo!BB's page carefully before processing!
Installation pack for Joomla 1.5 includes:
- Joo!CM Component 1.0.0 Phobos Stable (required)
- Joo!BB Component 1.0.0 Phobos Stable (required)
- Latest/Popular Posts and Topics Plugin 1.0.9 (optional)
Installation pack for Joomla 2.5 includes:
- Joo!CM Component 1.1.2 Deimos Stable (required)
- Joo!BB Component 1.1.2 Deimos Stable (required)
- Latest/Popular Posts and Topics Plugin 1.1.1 (optional)
- Avatars and profiles for site members
- Moderation of forums, topics and posts
- Access control for each forum
- Joomla! user integration
- And many more...
On this way I want especially thanks Jeff Hetrick and Olaf Dryja for a really good job. I also want to thanks the programmers Rainer and Ramses aka Andy for great innovations and the source code! Great job! And of course all other guys in the Community providing me with "usefull" information and possible "solutions".
I started this project because at this time there was only one more or less good forum software called Firebaord for Joomla. It's nice to see there are more practicable solutions now. Competition is very important. Both, Commercial as well as Open Source Projects. If you feel Joo!BB is not the right solution for you, please have a look at the other forum solutions. :)
If you like black, great, this is for you. Any other colour? Forget it!
Have run in to a couple of issues to do with the layout. The component uses it's own editor which is straightforward enough although when editing a post on a narrowish website (
And when I recently found myself wanting a feature that wasn't there, I posted it on the supportforum and now the feature is implemented in the lastest release. Excellent support!!! Extremely helpful community there. Can only be recommended.
Only thing I would hold against Joo!BB is the lack of converters that others have mentioned. Allthough I'm pretty sure that if people expressed enough desire for them, it would be the next thing the developer focussed on;)
1. Lack of integration with CB. Joo!CMS might be a great product, but I am running a site here that relies on CB, I need the forum to be an absolutely integral part of that.
2. Joo!BB runs its own editor, and that has caused big problems with the backend of my site - it somehow conflicts with the native editor, whatever it is, and makes it impossible to edit any forms in the backend. I didn't realise it was a problem until I realised every backend text input field was showing a certain random numerical value, and didn't reflect my edits. I tried the forum solution to fix this, and nothing worked. Since my site > joo!bb, I just switched to another forum solution.
3. Not a great solution if you are looking to import from an existing site - there are no converters available.
0.9.0 still has some PHP errors in it, but I'm sure the developer will soon have those sorted out. So many thanks to Robert for a great product!
The developer is working fairly quickly to get this out of beta and takes suggestions seriously. My users love this forum.
The database mods have not been that difficult to keep up with and as it is in verzion .7.7 right now, it is anticipated that beginning with .9, upgrade paths will be offered.
Several users have submitted alternative templates and the forum community is building up so that answers can be gotten fairly quickly.
There was many bugs but it is getting better day by day!
Now i have to say only good words!
The only thing is missing is a PM system or an integration option with an existing like uddeim
I little more try and it will be a great fireboard alternative!
Alas, I am removing it and moving to another Forum solution. The developer is target fixated on Joo!BB being a complete solution - basically everything you need on top of Joomla. On inch further and it would be a standalone system. He has made it clear he is not knowledgeable of, nor does he care about interfacing with other extensions - most notably CB. He replies that Joo!BB will have all the feature of CB and will even replace some core features of Joomla that he wants to do better. If you want a full featured Forum system that runs on Joomla (in about a year) this is a great package. But if you need to interface with other comments, ratings, blog, gallery, etc. extensions, this system is not the answer.
One warning: verify with your Hosting service if they have PHP 5 installed on your web service instance. I naively added a .htaccess file to favor PHP 5 over PHP 4, not realizing that I didn't even HAVE PHP 5 available. With GoDaddy hosting you have to specifically ask them to reconfigure your hosting environment and then ask them to put PP 5 in place.
I hope to see IP banning in the post-beta versions.
This forum is absolutely exactly what I needed. It is so simple to configure.
When I get paid on this project, I will not be donating to the pizza fund on this one......I will be donating to the Filet Mignon fund. That is what this extension does for this particular site that I am developing. It transforms it from my mediocre efforts into a work of art. Many thanks.
1. Ability to allow a user access to one forum but deny access to another
2. Ability to create custom profile fields that were displayed when visitors look at a user's profile
Although the author goes to great lengths to state that the component is beta I have experienced no issues in the front end, and only one in the back end, which was not a showstopper anyway. The support forums for this component seem to be very active as well, which is always a good sign.
Two thumbs up!