Community Builder (CB) is the most popular and flexible social community networking solution for all versions of Joomla! (3.2, 3.x and 2.5 with ACL support).
For over 9 years now the 500,000 and growing Joomlapolis members have made CB the most widely used (over 2,500,000 public installs per Google) social networking solution. It’s FREE and has always been GPL.
Social websites go far beyond Facebook look-alikes and CB has literally hundreds of built-in features and extra (free or commercial) add-ons from CB Team and other parties that will help you realize your very own - tailored to your specific needs - website.
CB also has a powerful built-in framework (CB API doc. is available on Joomlapolis) so it can be extended and enhanced.
There are hundreds of built-in features you can use to:
- Create profiles for your members
- Identify users with first/middle/last name fields
- Add avatar photos to profiles
- Add unlimited CB fields to your profiles (text, image, textarea, html editor, integer, checkbox, multi-select checkbox, drop-down, multi-select drop-down, radio, date, email, weblinks - more available with add-ons)
- Use delimiter fields to put customized HTML code in profiles
- Configure fields to be read-only, for profile viewing, displayed with title, to appear on registration form, etc
- Control of core fields (email, username, etc), and ajax email and username checkers
- Custom field validations
- Organize fields in tabs that can be displayed in different built-in profile positions
- Create extended registration form
- Allow login using email address and password
- Manage registration and profile image approval in frontend with CB Workflow module
- Create unlimited CB User lists with powerful searching
- Let members connect with each other (mutual consent or one way)
- Display # of connections on profiles
- Show connection path between profile viewer and owner up to 6th degree
- Moderate your community with FE reporting, banning,
- Let members interact (using email or PMS extension)
- Built-in integration with Joomla articles (show article links in author profiles)
- Built-in integration with Kunena forum
- Use built-in integration with uddeIM messaging
Each CB distribution has:
+ component (universal for all J! versions and Mambo)
+ CB Login, Workflow and Online mods (also universal)
+ 43 page Install guide
+ Readme and Upgrade txt files
Joomlapolis hosts free community driven support forums.
Optionally, Advanced, Professional or Developer 12-months memberships can be purchased giving rights to priority or even same/next business day guaranteed forum support and access to many additional optional plugins and privileges.
PHP 5.0-5.4.x and MySQL 4.1+ database are prerequisites (PHP 5.2.4+ and MySQL 5.0.4+, same as Joomla 2.5, are recommended).
- Please do not use the reviews to post support issues. Use our free community forums or paid support system at https://www.joomlapolis.com/suppor