- 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.
The extension works wonders, the support team is great and the developers ready to help solve problems.
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.
The support is great and you get to talk to the developer directly. 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 (and the money to access support) and you won't be disappointed. We have just had an issue resolved in around an hour!
The challenge is how far you can go in the customization. At the end, SobiPro has a full SDK, supporting Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3.0.
I use to work with other directory extensions. They are no match for top-directory requirements (mostly oriented to a single catalog or simpler structures).
The last version, SobiPro v1.1 shows how easily can accomodate Bootstrap and J3, in the same package with a stable solution.
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. Support has always been at hand, prompt, responsive, helpful, (and patient!)
I know now that I can do almost anything I want with SobiPro. Congrats to all at Sigsiu.net for such a superb extension, and particularly to Sikor and Isidro, who have always been at hand, helping, and advising at the forum.
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 :)
+Pros: the support (both in English and Spanish)
-Cons: the data model that it uses despite ensuring stability and robustness of the data, limiting some actions.