Sparking conversations of a certain topic or have an online discussion about a particular subject is now possible with EasyDiscuss. Best of all, these discussions are valuable source of content that search engines love.
Use EasyDiscuss to manage your customers inquiries, build closer customer loyalty, build credibility, engage in multiple conversations, gather valuable experience from users, or simply build a repository of information that grows over time. EasyDiscuss is as good as Yahoo! Answers!
- Display user profiles from EasyBlog, Gravatar, JomSocial, Community Builder, Anahita, and more.
- Built in conversation system.
- Recognize users by rewarding them with interesting Badges.
- Best navigation interface in the user profile system.
- Advance access control in categories.
- Powerful points system to honor active users.
- Receive live notifications as they come in, real-time.
- User friendly toolbar to manage, sort and search discussions.
- Blends into your existing Joomla template!
- Auto share discussions in Facebook, Twitter, and more.
- Receive updates hourly, daily or weekly digests.
- Attach files, images and URLs into discussions.
- You can add polls into discussions.
- Users can report abuse for inappropriate discussions.
- Search engine friendly titles and topics.
- Voting system for every posts.
- Integrates with Joomla articles, K2 and EasyBlog.
- Integrates and display locations with Google Maps.
- Allows code syntax usage for advanced users
- Set password protection for private discussions
More feature listing at http://stackideas.com/easydiscuss.html?ref=edfeature
EasyDiscuss also comes with free modules and plugins that works harder for you.
The extension has a lot to offer, you have to decide well about how to use it. They keep improving the extension and new releases are issued very often.
Thank you Stackideas Team.
But then I had an integration question for the StackIdeas team. I run JFusion to integrate Joomla with a large VBulletin board (10M+ posts). I asked StackIdeas for any ideas on how to pull the VBulletin Avatars into EasyDiscuss. It was a complicated setup and I created the ticket during this Holiday season. I wasn't expecting much help until next year as this was clearly an enhancement. But guess what?? Someone (Mark) responded almost immediately (around 11PM CST) and we got the ball rolling. I had a very tight security setup and Mark was extremely patient as we went back and forth trying to give his access to my site. Finally, when he had the access, he designed a beautiful integration routine that integrated EasyDiscuss into my VBulletin. Now, my VB avatars are showing up in EasyDiscuss. Mark even offered to look into integrating JFusion support in the upcoming releases so that I can upgrade worry free.
Talk about a world class product with a matching customer service!! Thank you, Mark and StackIdeas!
It is very intuitive interface and I had no trouble installing. One of my requirements was a personalization on EasyDiscuss and they worked on it. Couple of days and everything working perfectly. 100% satisfied. Best extension that I ever bought and used.
Simultaneously, raised a question on app functionality in Stack ideas - An outstanding support within minutes - the application was up by Team - Stack ideas
I have raised multiple requests related to css customization, email customization, forum view customization and even paid member and redirection links - which were mostly beyond scope of any other extension - All these requests were not only welcomed but were aptly and brilliantly closed within hours
Must say - The support team especially Mark has win the hearts by providing an all sort of extended support
Will recommend this extension 100% - without any bias but the capabilities and support are flawless
The cons are, the functionality is filled with issues that require an update, but have not seen one in a while. These issues are fairly obvious if you set up a fair size site and use it, so not small issues. I believe less time has been spent on this product compared to EasyBlog as that site fails to have the same issues. Please look for an update before committing to this product as a paid extension.
And that service everyone talks about. Ask a question and the answer is very quickly back - and the second.
A brilliant and easily customised product with A* service - and at a price that's extremely fair.
Take this one seriously.
I did encounter a small bug but support team inmediately fixed it.
A small con: Guest users are unable to vote. They promise to change this in the near future.
I have never have experience such an excellent support. Keep it up you guys!!!
First and foremost, this is THE best question and answer forum solution available in the JED. I tried comparing this with few others but this one's far ahead out there... in fact, this extension sets the standard far higher for any joomla extension available today. I say this because, this has
+ Neat and clean front-end and back-end interfaces
+ Highly customizable to every details (developers have even given options for Akismet integration / ReCaptcha / Adsense integration / Pingomatic etc. all within its setting)
+ Integrable with common profile management systems e.g. CB, JomSocial etc.
+ Social integration options included (fb, tw, g+, digg... you name one)
+ Points/ badges
+ Notifications,e-mail (also crontab setup possible)
+ Customizable Likes, Accept this as answer (or reject) type features
+ and many many more.
Last but not the least, they have the best support people available - and I mean it. I asked them -
1. Customized feature - and they did it
2. Goofed-up something in the backend settings - and they fixed it
3. And all the responses were in an hour's time.
That's why I say, they set a pretty high standard for any Joomla extension out there.
It is also very easy to use.
When I needed the extension to do something slightly different, they made the changes to the code for me very fast. This was better than expected support. I highly recommend this component to anyone looking for something a little more modern looking than a traditional message board.
I really appreciate EasyDiscuss, this new generation of forums and concerning the support, personnally I would give 10 stars for the one I got this week.
You ask a question, you get a fast answer that gives you the solution to your problem. And they're so fast.
Thanks you very much.
For the component itself I just can say "Amazing!". It's easy to install, easy to manage, looks great, works out of the box what else to say. I've you're looking for a component where users can discuss under each other, this is is the component you need. This may sound as I am an employee of stackideas, but I'm not.
The support is thus even better as the component itself. After Installation of a new plugin (I have to mention that it was in beta state) I had some problems. The guys helped me out in no time and fixed all issues directly on my page... No action needed from my side.
Absolutely every penny worth!