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Introduction

Content Construction

ZOO is a flexible and powerful content application builder to manage your content.

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KEY FEATURES

  • Create multiple app instances - Each one manages its own content like items and categories.
  • ZOO provides a clean design with a JavaScript powered user interface to manage apps.
  • Create your very own custom content types to fit exactly your requirements.
  • Choose from a rich set of elements like forms, images, videos, ratings and more.
  • Arrange your content via drag 'n drop by assigning elements to layout positions.
  • Extend categories with custom fields and sort them using drag 'n drop.
  • The slick comment system supports Akismet, Gravatar, Twitter and Facebook Connect.
  • Adding tags is a breeze with text suggestion, auto completion and multiple selections.
  • Use our form builder to let your users submit content via the frontend of your website!
  • Trusted authors can review and edit their created content directly from the frontend.
  • Import your content from Joomla, CSV files and popular Joomla components

Included Apps

  • Blog - Easily build your own weblog with features like comments, tags and social bookmarks.
  • Pages - Need a static content page like a Copyright or Team page? Here you go!

Functionality

You have to know a bit php if you want to do custom stuff. It's better if you use some other elements. Integration with widgetkit is good!

Ease of use

Well, once you know how it works it ok but it's not very intuitive

Support

Support not bad and fast for what I needed

Documentation

Good documentation but no help or tips in the soft itself as usual with Yootheme...

I used this to: Many sites!

Functionality

You can make virtually anything with this kit, especially if you know PHP. Though lack of integration with Joomla restricts it somewhat.

Ease of use

Very easy to use and customize.

Documentation

Very good and thorough.

I used this to: My website.

Functionality

It can be built, blogs, news, links divisive, etc.

Ease of use

Easy to learn quickly

Support

Unfortunately, few support

Documentation

Lots of useful information

I used this to: She loved to use. Tell everyone!

Functionality

Multiple apps and the ability to add my own apps is great. I wish there was more elements.

Ease of use

Very easy to use and nice.

Support

A little lacking, it's hit or miss to get support on their forums. I would gladly pay more for better support.

Documentation

Pretty good, but not complete.

I used this to: Multiple Client's Websites and they are happy.

No support


Posted on 21 April 2015
Functionality

not jet is some bugs need to fix

Ease of use

hel no .

Support

the need first to learen howe to give support

Documentation

out of date

I used this to: i want it to just for my site soon i hoop

Functionality

Only 2 things could be improved, having a native multilanguage without the need of ZOolingual and removing apps management

Ease of use

Could be a bit more easy to manage apps not so intuitive

Support

not needed

Documentation

not needed

I used this to: My personal website

Worst support ever


Posted on 06 March 2015
Functionality

Realy great component if you dont need support.

There is a big problem with updates. It breaks ZOO and than you need to buy it again.

Ease of use
Support

They reply only if you pay 120 euro.

Documentation
I used this to: When it works it is great thing but what they do with updates is a SCAM

Bitter Sweet


Posted on 16 September 2014

I have been using ZOO for a few years now, and hands down its the most user friendly CCK component for Joomla. If it doesn't provide what you're looking for out of the box, you can easily (with some meium level knowledge of PHP and CSS) customize it to do 90% of what you need. Great Job and Great component.



That being said, the Yootheme team has to be the absolute worst customer service team of any Joomla component that I ever used... and I have used and purchased hundreds over the past 9 years.



"IF" you can ever get them to respond to your customer service request, it's typically with a short, unhelpful and usually condescending answer. Shame on you Yootheme!!!



If you are looking for one of the best built and most flexible Joomla component, that comes with a -5 Star customer service team... Yootheme Zoo is the component for the job.


I don't understand some of these bad reviews.



ZOO is powerful, extendible and flexible.



The content creation works by allowing you to create "Apps" inside the the component. This in turn allows you to create page types, and each page type has content elements.



For instance, you can create an app to present a product catalogue. You set up your types, say "Hardware and Software", then each of those types can have content elements:



Text

Image

Ratings

Googlemaps

Joomla Modules

Option lists



Etc etc etc.



Then you simply create your pages and fill in the elements. ZOO takes care of the rest!



What's really good about ZOO, it allows you to control your content, especially if you build sites for clients. You set up your content types and this allows you to "pre-set" how the content looks... your clients won't be able to divert from this setting, therefore it simplifies content management for those who can't be trusted to use the native Joomla content component.



(I see it as "Content on Rails!")



And if you know your way around PHP and XML, then creating custom elements and content layouts is so easy.



In fact creating a new entire app is a simple process once you understand it.





But don't worry if you don't know PHP etc, ZOO is by far and away the most elegant, simple to use CCK for Joomla. It is extremely easy to set up and use and you will be creating excellent looking content in no time.



Add images, text, video, social buttons etc easily. Rearrange them with drag n' drop, and get your content looking the way you want.



Simple and easy.



RE: the gripes about support in these reviews. I haven't had any trouble with my support requests. Like any other software support, if you ask your questions in a clear and precise way, give examples and detail, support queries are answered quickly.





Seriously, you owe it to yourself to give ZOO a try!


Questions but no answers


Posted on 16 November 2013

I am using the free version to test-drive this extension. I love the concept and believe it will work for my needs. However, I sent pre-purchase questions to the developer and have been waiting for answers before making a $160 (USD) purchase. The silence leads me to believe that the support will be non-existent.

ZOO

Version:
3.0
Developer:
YOOtheme
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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