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VitaBook ComponentModule

VitaBook is a guestbook component for Joomla! 2.5+. VitaBook supports all current Joomla! features like the update and ACL systems. The aim for VitaBook is to be as simple and user friendly as possible. It's main features are listed below.

For users:
* WYSIWYG HTML editor for composing messages
* Replying to messages (level of sub messages is configurable, e.g. replies to replies etc.)
* Avatar support (VitaBook contains it's own avatar system, but can also use avatars from Kunena, Community Builder and Gravatar)
* Embedding of images
* Uploading of images
* Embedding of youtube and vimeo videos
* Smileys (automatic replacement* by typing the widely known codes)
* Automatic url detection
* In the frontend all actions and forms use AJAX requests for the best user experience possible

For admins:
* Full administration of messages from the front-end
* Admin e-mail notifications, with links for easy (un)publish/delete actions
* Import messages from Phoca Guestbook and Easybook Reloaded
* Limit the length of messages by the number of characters
* Full support of the Joomla ACL system

Anti spam:
* CAPTCHA for non-registered users
* Guest activation email. Have guests activate their messages via an email sent to their email address
* IP addresses can be blocked

All these features can be configured from within the Joomla! back-end.

Currently supported languages are English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

With version VitaBook 1.2.0 we've added the VitaBook Latest Messages module, which does exactly what it's name suggests; It displays the last few messages with links to your guestbook.

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Reviews: 1
The Guestbook and the interface look very nice.
Unfortunately I could not use it:
the captcha is not showing, so no one can actually post a message

I was only looking for a simple guestbook which works ootb so I will get another one.
If the guestbook is important for your site, give it a try (I would do)!.
Owner's reply

Unfortunate that your captcha doesn't work. Did you ask for help in our support forum? Problems with the Recaptcha plugin can often be solved easily.

Reviews: 10
This is an awesome component. It imported all phoca items and displayed them correctly. Phocas was not able to do that even after one week of trying.

This is a perfect guestbook. well doen guys. I will donate.
Reviews: 2
The extension Vitabook is an excellent extension, just because its very simpel. Even to use for non-experts.
Reviews: 5
This guest book is easy to instal and configure. The appearance can also be adjusted. Does the job perfectly.
Reviews: 2
Easy to install, easy to configure and easy to use it !
Responsive design ok also !
Great job , many thanks for it !
Reviews: 2
It's simply the best! :)
Great administration and great extensions, GOOD JOB GUYS! :)
Reviews: 2
It is easy to use and very good. Just make sure that ReCaptcha is enabled to prevent spamming
Reviews: 28
It works as advertised. Setting it up was easy and straightforward.

Email notifications with links for unpublish/delete visitor message is very useful for administrator.
Reviews: 2
Work including the import function very well. Thanks!
Reviews: 4
Did I say this exentsions is SUPER? Very easy to install, comes with 'latest entries' - I can't explain how great this Vitabook-extension is, a real musthave!
Reviews: 1
Works excellent and is very easy to install. Great Extension. Donation is on it's way.;-)
Reviews: 1
within few minutes was all done!!
No problem at all to install..
:-) :-) :-)
Reviews: 1
Vita Book works very excellent.
- Very easy installation and operation
- Clear Admin interface
- Easy to integrate into existing websites
I like it!
Reviews: 4
Vitabook does a very good job:
- Easy to set up and configure, a very clear interface in the back-end
- Possibility to reply to guestbook messages
- Appearance can be easily altered by adjusting css stylesheets etc.

I was very content with it, until the release of Joomla 3.2. Vitabook is not (yet) compatible with Joomla 3.2 and it is now impossible to leave messages from the front end. The avatar system is not accessible. Vitabook has announced this will be sorted in an update coming the first week of December, but meanwhile there is no alternative but to revert to Joomla 3.1.6. So new users had better wait for the update!
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you like VitaBook.
You are right, we had some problems with the update to Joomla 3.2. However, last week we've rolled out our latest update (v2.2.0) which comes with many improvements and is fully compatible with Joomla 3.2.

Reviews: 1
Excellent Guestbook application. The editor is clean and complete with use dell'Antispam by the Captcha plugin integrated in Joomla.
Very configurable, with the functional method of email notification of new messages and pubblication by
activation link sent to guest.
Complete with module of the latest posts. A very good component/module for my Blog: easy installation and intuitive configuration also.
Thank you very much.
Reviews: 1
It is very easy to add new guest book! I used to use another component, but now only yours! Very Good! Thsnk you!
Reviews: 2
i like this book component. easy to use for me who new to joomla. thanks...
Reviews: 1
Very easy to install and the design and support are perfekt!
Thank you very much..
Reviews: 1
Excellent component. The latest version (216) for joomla 3 works perfectly. Easy to install, easy to design in css. Very well developed and excellent support. thank you very much
Reviews: 2
Nice guest book component with a clean design. Works great with Joomla! 3.1 and uses the built-in ReCaptcha plugin, what is great. Also the support for different avatar sources is a nice to have.
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