While being an easy-to-use, quick and powerful content construction kit that everybody understands, ContentBuilder fills the gap between cracks and regular Joomla! users, who finally want to get the advantages of a CCK -- Check out our demos and videos!
Video tutorials and demos: http://crosstec.de/en/joomla-cck-demos.html
The main task for Content Builder is to structure Joomla!® content (articles) while preserving content layouts - but you can do a lot more with it, including:
- Content Management
- Classified Ads
- Contact Forms
- Article Submission
- Basic Communities
- Paid Content
- File Directories (Upload/Download)
- File Selling
- Image Galleries
- Extended Joomla! registrations, including Captcha and paid registrations
- List/Details views (Record Display)
- Site Builder
- …or regular CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations on your data.
Supports CSV Import!
Joomla!®'s article system is not replaced. Content Builder provides list/details views by default that can act as administrative panels. It also creates regular content items if desired, which you may use on your site just like any other content -- without the need of core replacements.
Additionally, you can use ContentBuilder to control user permissions for several actions, such as content access, content editing, rating, article parameter settings, publishing, etc.
Content Builder provides a well-defined plugin infrastructure to enhance its capabilities:
- Content (extended ratings, image resizing, downloads or any other content plugin available)
- Forms Elements
- Forms Validation
- List Actions (select records and perform actions on them)
- Verification (think of payments and coupons)
- Themes (yes, even themes are pluggable)
There is a variety of plugins that ship with Content Builder already, such as PayPal payment, image resizing (thumbnails, modal details), downloads, list actions and common form validations. Plugins and modules like Advanced Search, Videos and Article Selection Forms Element are available seperatly from download page.
Content Builder offers an easy-to-use integrated forms builder that can operate on the data source of your choice.
For our Breezing Forms fans, you might be interested to know that it also integrates perfectly with Content Builder (http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/forms/4709).
*** NOTE: version 1.0 is in the works. The current version may be used in production already ***