JoomD is a content construction kit, directory solution for Joomla and provides the following straightforward features:
* Type Manager
Lets you create multiple types of directory viz. a Blog, a School Directory, a simple Article Listings, Cars Directory and anything else you could think of.
* Category Manager
Manage categories and sub-categories for each directory type.
* Custom Fields Manager
Ability to Add, Edit and Delete custom fields. Various types to choose from for a custom field: Image, PDF, Doc, Excel, Zip, Drop Down, Radio button, WYSIWIG Editor, Textfield, Textarea, URL, Email
* Multi-language capability in JoomD
You can now create your contents in multiple languages and display them in the frontend.
* Automated Remote Update
So sit back and relax while your JoomD auto-updates itself!
* Installable fields
Fields are installable, making JoomD more flexible than ever with unlimited option for unlimited type of fields. Simply build and install use them in your form.
* Access Control for User groups
Set access controls like View, Add, Edit, Delete etc for each Directory type for different user groups.
*Loads of Modules
* Latest Entries Module
* Google Map Module listing all the entries
* Tag Cloud Module
* Search Module
* My Entries Module
* My Saved Items Module
* Category Module
* Newsletter Subscription Module
* Items Slideshow Module
* Items Scroller Module
JoomD's Plugin Manager has some very interesting plugins and continuously developing new ones:
* Rate and Review plugin
Manages all the aspects of Ratings and Reviews for each Directory Type and Categories.
* Newsletter plugin
Create newsletters for each directory type and categories. Manage subscribers for each directory. Allow subscriber to subscribe to multiple newsletters using the Newsletter module.
* Import Export app
Import / Export your categories, fields, entries to and from JoomD using simple CSV files.
* Subscription and Package Manager
Create your packages, define the limit of entries one can submit, set a time period and voila! Users will subscribe to your packages and make payment through Paypal.
* Loads of configuration settings make it more and more flexible.
Other than that looks like it would work but I don't have time to key in 3k+ records.
Waste of my time. Off to look for something else.
Default language of my site is French so I needed JoomD to follow... :(
I couldn't even find a language file so I could translate it myself!!!
In the Component description, Multi-languages Support is quite mentioned!
Never have had anyone such issue with the import function. will create a test for this problem. If able to reproduce it, we will definitely fix it in the next version.
May be you ca reinstall JoomD and create some dummy entries and then Export those entries with the Export function.
Then, use the same format to arrange your real data and then import it through the import function.
Note: I mistakenly clicked on Submit button while replying the above review from kewelln10. Here is the complete reply:
JoomD v1.3 will have the plugins to display both search module and entries in the same content page. JoomD v1.2 does not have it.
Thanks for the review, defromen. It is always great to see users getting things worked out with our extensions. We are dedicated to make it more better and more loaded with new features.
thanks for your appreciations. but dude, a 5 out of 5 would have made a better justice to our decision to make it non-commercial ;)
Indeed, we want to develop it as the best extension for Joomla able to do almost anything.
Your ideas are most welcome.
JoomD on the overhand was fairly easy to customise. I don't recommend you attempt it though unless you have some decent PHP skills. Otherwise you're best to stick to the out-of-the-box JoomD functionality (which is pretty decent anyway).
I had almost no problem in with my customisation, partly because the extension's code is written so well. However I did hit a few brick walls along the way and thats when the JoomD support team came to the rescue. I can't speak more highly of their professional and expert knowledge. Well done guys and thank you very very much!
All the best, Chris.
Thanks for the review, Chris. We have just made a minor release v 1.2.2 for JoomD v1.2 version covering issues like Import functionality, WYSIWIG Editor Image tag fix, SQL comma issue while importing data etc.
What we aim is to make JoomD the easiest, simplest and the full-featured Directory extension.
I hope the next major release, JoomD v1.3 will help us realize that goal.
Many thanks to the developers!
It is great to read reviews from our users. Reviews like this give us the hope and confidence to go on with the further developments. Keep them coming.
This is what motivate us and help us stay awake in the night to write that one last piece of code!
JoomD made my day, It's so simple and easy to use.
I got it up and running in 5 minutes.
And it's FREE! Wow!
Kudos to the developers, great extension deserves and GREAT REVIEW.
and a BIG THANK YOU!!!!! You really made my day!
Thanks kokujin. Glad to know JoomD made your day!
Highlights: easy to use, professional, easy to understand, quick to update, very appealing, powerful, almost endless capabilities, flexible, simple, and highly functional.
Thanks for your wonderful review. We are working nights and days to release the JoomD v 1.3 by 20th September. That's our deadline.
Almost 50 new functionality for v1.3 and another 100 or so modifications from the existing version.
I myself, cannot wait to see its release. Very excited :)
Things I like about Joomd:
Simple-yet-sophisticated Backend Interface
Great flexibility in creating and publishing entries
Thoughtful configurable options
Very easy import functionality
Things I wish in the next version:
Radius Search with US zip codes
Ratings and Commenting options
option to sort by Alphabets
a template manager to easily change the design for someone like me with limited CSS knowledge
Apart from this, I am happy with it and looking forward to the next version.
Glad to see another happy user of JoomD :)
your wishlist is ditto similar to ours! We have these functionality coming up in JoomDv1.3 and many more other features.
We will let you know once we have the next version ready and so you can update your existing version.
If you want a flexible directory then JOOMD is your extension. It enables you to add custom fields which means it can be tailored to suit any type of directory you could imagine.
Well worth the $15 as it has saved me a heap of time.
Your ideas rock! They have been included in JoomD v 1.2 and I am sure Joomla users will like it.
And it is not just custom fields which let you create any kind of directory but there are features like Include each custom field as a Search option, Choose or Design your own template to match your site and many other features coming soon in the next version.
In the next few days, we are going to release two consecutive versions of JoomD.
I am really loving it! Immersed in the thought-process and further innovation for our apps.
thank you and good luck.
Thanks for your wishes.
Yes, we have almost 25 new functionality to be added in the next version, JoomD v 1.2. It includes WYSIWIG Editor as well. There are functionality like CSV Export/Import, Option to display entry to registered users only, Social Bookmarking functionality, Choose your template feature and many more.
Google Maps plugin is due for v 1.3 which we will be releasing just a week after JoomD v 1.2.
Thanks for your review. To get answer to your question, please submit it at our forum. Someone from our team will definitely come to your rescue!
I agree for this documentation thing is long due now. Will do something ASAP.
We are launching our next version soon. Ajax-laden with more simpler interface and navigation.
Follow me @joomla6teen for latest updates.
And no documentation either.
Thanks a lot for your review.
Documentation: I have to say sorry for this. None of my colleagues are able to give time off to it. I will soon be getting it ready somehow. Follow me on twitter: @joomla6teen to get updates.
Translation: That is a good feature to include in our next version. We will do something about it.
Easy installation and easy setup but I do struggle a bit with the custom field settings and went looking for that documentation using the button supplied here.
Unfortunately, I could not find it.
Thanks for your review. We are going to make it more flexible in the near future, perhaps by next week.
And yes, our documentation is getting ready and will be up in the next two days.