- This extension has additional addons listed in an extension specific category.
- Requires: CURL library, OpenSSL and XSL Support
With SobiPro you can easily create multiple directories or content types. 10 integrated core field types and the possibility to install additional field types gives you everything you need to run any kind of directory. SobiPro allows you to build a business directory or a restaurants guide, a real estate management or a members and profiles directory, a documentation and FAQ area or a download management system, a simple weblinks list or even a blog. Almost any type of directory or content presentation for your Joomla! powered website can be realised with SobiPro.
With a wide range of additional SobiPro applications you can enhance your directories with a lot of features such as a review and rating or a notification system. Various module types are available to present your directory content in different ways.
Earn money with SobiPro. Let your customers submit and manage their content from front-end. Search, filter and view the content depending on Joomla! user groups.
The real power of SobiPro is the amount of customization you have available for your specific website content needs. You can customize all output views of SobiPro through the powerful professional SobiPro template system. SobiPro comes with a default template which doesn't need any customisation. But if you want to set yourself apart from your competitor, design your own template for your directory or make your directory mobile ready by using a responsive SobiPro template!
Please note: XSL Support is required. CURL library and OpenSSL are necessary only for specific features of SobiPro (e.g. Repository) but not for standard use.
For this reason I don't recommend Sobi anymore.
Here is a short story about Ralf (radler) whose life's goal was apparently to write a bad review for SobiPro. No matter what! Ralf wrote 5 bad reviews for SobiPro, one after another complaining about our support. All those reviews were rejected for obvious reason. As the support for SobiPro is excellent and very important for us, we asked Ralf to provide details about where we treated him bad, so we can solve the situation. Ralf refused to provide any information, which lead us to the conclusion that Ralf is not a client.
In the meantime Ralf found out that almost the entire SobiPro team is also volunteering for the Joomla! project and started drafting conspiracy theories. He blamed the JED team that this was the reason why his reviews weren't published.
Eventually Ralf found a reason to write a valid bad review for SobiPro.
Nevertheless, the review is unfair. Ralf is complaining about XML as the default template language and call this technique as XSL, XML and XSLT. Just to be clear XSL and XSLT is exactly the same thing. And it is used to parse XML. All three terms describe the same, single technique. Every other Joomla! extension and Joomla! itself are using PHP, HTML and CSS to style its output. So basically the only difference is XML which Joomla! is implementing more and more in the meantime as well. We never made any secret from using this particular technique, so Ralf should be perfectly aware of it before installing SobiPro.
And no, you don't need to be programmer to use XSLT. This is a language which is widely used by designers. That's the reason why we have chosen it for styling the output.
Ralf wrote that he switched to another extension now. It is a pity that Ralf is able to write a bad review for SobiPro but I don't see any (good) review written by him for the other extension!
And finally, it is also unfair that just because Ralf's skills are not sufficient to use an advanced extension like SobiPro, to give SobiPro a one star rating.
Component it self perfectly fit Joomla and doesn't create any issue. It is not build a side of Joomla it is build over Joomla.
Component it self is free. With free version you get power to build whatever you want. It have amazing template system - xslt which free your hands bring your dreams to a life.
SobiPro is reaally complex component, which you can use for many different tasks.
They are nice and polite, they help you or guide you thru any problem. I need to say here also thanks Sikor and Isidro, you are simpley best with what you are doing!
Thanks to Isidro, Sikor and all the rest of the support team for being so great!!!
The extension works wonders.
SobiPro is a very flexible directory management tool, with plenty options to extend its core functions.
My only (light) concern is the lack of a downloadable documentation. Browsing the many pages of the documentation online might be a pain sometimes, particularly for people living with narrow Internet connections like me.
We also like that the extension could be customized to fit our needs with room for expansion in the future. I can't stress enough how wonderful this product is. Very happy for the past year we have been using it.
Whenever it comes to unique, individual request, I choose sobi. My first project was a big directory of nursing homes in Germany and Sobi did not disappoint me!
It took me a few hours to understand how the fields and modules were working, but once you understood, you are able to do EVERY kind of directory you can think of. I now use it for an event listing!
Prior to other extensions, Sobi offers a lot of extras like contact forms, image resizing, qr-code generating, google map, geocode, a very smart csv import/export and so much more!
It is worth its price and they also offer a very fast and mindful support forum!
Yes it takes some getting to grips with, but spend the time you won't be disappointed. We have just had an issue resolved in around an hour!
But, as my fact-finding phase with my client progressed, I realized that I would need flexibility, adaptability and power, as my client’s requirements appeared to be changing with time (as they have been).
So, I gave a try to SobiPro, and went for a subscription, so I could guarantee having support at hand and access to documentation.
I have to admit that my first impression was overwhelming. As I progressed up Sobi’s learning curve (not as soft as others’) I went more and more confident with the tool. Documentation is enormous and superbly detailed.
I know now that I can do almost anything I want with SobiPro.
Yes, I took the right decision.
Users can add his own entry, and also i can aprove or not; i can charge a few USD for a new entry.
in fact is the only component i need to solve my directory requirements.
Thanks for this extension :)