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Introduction

Communities

Community Builder (CB) is an extremely flexible and robust social networking solution for Joomla. CB has a huge user base, a long history and a great future.

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Social websites go far beyond Facebook look-alikes and CB has literally hundreds of built-in features and can be extended with extra (free or commercial) add-ons from the CB Team and other parties that will help you realize your very own - tailored to your specific needs - social networking website.

The hundreds of built-in features will help you accomplish the following:

  • Gather important for your use-case profile data during or after membership registration
  • Delegate new member sign-up approvals and proper behavior reporting with extended workflows and frontend moderation
  • Configure awesome looking mobile ready profile pages for your members
  • Promote interaction between your members with configurable and searchable user lists
  • Provide powerful and engaging profile applications to your members
  • Continuously motivate and engage your members with great built-in Joomla, Kunena (forum), K2 (content) and uddeIM (private messaging) integrations
  • Keep your members involved with personalized and targeted ad-hoc mass mailings
  • Manage everything from your mobile device or tablet

Community Builder allows you 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 Custom HTML 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

Joomlapolis hosts free community driven support forums.

Optionally, Professional or Developer memberships can be purchased giving rights to same/next business day guaranteed forum support and access to many additional optional add-on plugins and privileges.

PHP 5.3.9-5.6.x and MySQL 5.0.4+ database are prerequisites (PHP 5.4+ and MySQL 5.1+, same as Joomla 3.3, 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/support


Functionality

Groups
Forums
Social Profile
Automated triggers (event based)

Ease of use

I am in love with this capabilities. Better docs would be nice, but if I can do it, anyone can. :)

Support

Ok - I need an ability to give this more than 100. Everyone is helpful and supportive. I never feel 'talked down' to.

Documentation

They have videos and powerpoints, docs and the forums for anything special you want to do. I would love a geek bible - lol.

I used this to: We have a community based education site. We teach & mentor.

Functionality

Is virtually unlimited!

Ease of use

Straightforward

Support

As a paid member the support is Excellent. Don't know for the free version.

Documentation

Should be improved, however the addition of videos and the fact that their support is so good there is no reason to score less than 100!

I used this to: social sites, private communities, highly customized CRM applications, retail applications, just to add a better registration process to Joomla and every other joomla site I build...

Functionality

Vast collection of usefull features, so many yoy don;t need them all !

Ease of use

For most of the features ease of use is superb. Only the extreme features need some reading to implement.

Support

The best support I have ever experienced ! Even for the FREE version.

Documentation

Excellent

I used this to: It is being used since 2010 for user integration and interaction on (www.offroader.gr). Greek site about outdoor activities.

Functionality

Many features but decided to purchase a paid membership as a thank you and ended up getting so much more!

Ease of use

There is a learning curve but once you master it you can do anything.

Support

Posting on the paid support forums gives me quick answers and people go the extra mile to understand my needs and guide me to best solution.

Documentation

The new PRIMER book is awesome.

I used this to: I was considering Wordpress to redo my website but finding Community Builder and Joomlapolis made me reconsider and stick to Joomla.

Just fantastic


Posted on 28 March 2015
Functionality

Awesome feature set and plugins for pretty much everything

Ease of use

Pretty snappy user interface; well laid out and easy to get around

Documentation

Lots!

I used this to: I bought this mostly because I needed something that would let me get a lot more info from my users when they register. And because of all the additional functionality it provides Joomla. I tried a few other products but just not as comprehensive as CB. Love it!

Functionality

CB offers us exactly what we need: managing members, lists of different member groups, etc.

Ease of use

Kinda involved for the novice, but not horrible. Just takes some getting used to.

Support

Support for free stuff is kinda iffy, but the forum is fabulous for digging out your own answers. I've found most of my issues solved there.

Documentation

You have to pay for the documentation manual, which is a downer. OTOH, the forum provides lots of information on issues that arise.

I used this to: two membership sites, one pay, one free. On the pay site, CB allowed us to set up an application with three membership groups, create member lists for each group, integrate with Kunena. Makes our job in managing members MUCH easier.

Functionality

The quality and custom-ability of the code exceeds my expectations every time. They seem to think of everything, or consider many uses.

Ease of use

There are very simple scripts I've implemented and more complex configurations... and I am still a novice with Joomla!, more of a designer.

Support

I've been using Community Builder for over five years and it is really unparallelled in quality of the code and level of support included.

Documentation

With thorough, easy-to-find / downloadable documentation, you also get video tutorials and a very good, well organized and manage Forum!

I used this to: I like using CB every change I get on a variety of websites! It adds the interactivity that visitors and users like. Such as setting up profiles, sharing and connecting documents and posting updates. It's a value added element for clubs, artist guilds, & other similar interests.

Functionality

Community Builder gives you a full featured user database foundation.

Ease of use

I had trouble migrating from Joomla 2.5 to 3.3, but that was mostly my fault. I know how to do it better now. The new system is great.

Support

I haven't needed support, the system works so well.

Documentation

There are online guides from others to step you through, and Joomlapolis has videos, too.

I used this to: I have a database of over 4,000 users. This allows our users to update their profiles, lets us maintain annual training statistics, and gives our members options to participate on the site.

Joomla and Community Builder are so perfect together, they should be married :-) CB is fantastic, support is awesome, control is great.


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Posted on 17 October 2014

I am building the website for a small dojo association and was looking for an extension to add custom fields to users profile when they register.(like their sensei name, dojo location, etc) I must say Community Builder made that pretty easy! I got the advanced subscription to support the team and get the whole documentation. After fiddling a bit more with CB, I found out it is a very flexible solution. But with flexibility often comes complexity, so I was glad to see that the documentation was very well written and complete. I found out about the privacy plugin feature for fields and how to add private tabs, etc. All in all, we managed to build very nice profiles for our users, and we are now looking at the other features like private messaging and allowing users to post their own blog and gallery.



What I also truly appreciated is that, while I am no programmer, I suspect CB API is really easy to use because of the amount of extensions that provide a plugin to integrate to CB profiles. CB itself is also pretty stable. I can't speak for 2.0 since it's been out for only a few weeks, but v1.9.1 ran without a hitch without problem.



And finally, the support. I got nothing but praise for it. While sometime I didn't like the answer(like: "This will be fixed in CB 2.0" which was months away back then) they have ALWAYS answered within 24 hours on their forums. The memberships price are not cheap(but you can get the basic extension itself for free), but I am glad I took one as a "thank you" for this great extension. It is unique in it's field right now, and v2.0 fixed the only small annoying things I had to say about it(the registration form and login box were not responsive so it would not display correctly on a tablet or phone. All fixed now). 5 stars

CBSubs

CBSubs

Paid download | Community Builder extensions | CB Team at Joomlapolis.com
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Score:
96
2 reviews
CBSubs is a powerful, extremely flexible and field-proven paid subscriptions membership management solution for any Joomla website using Community Builder. Add unlimited subscription plans, sell merchandise items and accept donation on your website. Great solution for a broad range of e-commerce use case websites including (but not limited to): Traditional Membership clubs, Download clubs, Customer support sites, Training services, Electronic content subscriptions and combinations of these use cases. Subscription plans support flexible plan durations (from minutes, days, weeks, months, years), grace periods, early renewals, maximum number of renewals allowed, concurrent subscriptions for same user, conditional upgrade proposals, etc. There are literally thousands of available features. There are also physical (configurable) calendar year plans for Traditional membership clubs. Using the built-in content protection mechanism (no need to use Joomla ACL if you do not want to) to automatically protect any Joomla content element (single article, all articles in a given category, module appearance, menu item access, extension access) and require a subscription for access. CBSubs will even propose which available plan will unlock a given protected content item! Built-in integrations with many key Joomla extensions like: Community Builder, GroupJive, AcyMailing, idevaffiliate, post affiliate pro. Also integrates well with Joomla ACL with any component implementing Joomla ACL, like alphauserpoints, Virtuemart, eventlist, jAwards, DOCman, Remository, etc. SQL and URL-parts integrations for Kunena, etc are also included. CBSubs has multi-currency support with daily automated exchange rate synchronization and a built-in VAT tax system. Single and auto-recurring payments are supported. Payment gateways include: Paypal, Paypal Pro, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, 2Checkout, Ogone, CCBill, Payza, QuickPay, eWay, WorldPay, Telemoney EasyPay, Moneris eSELECTplus, Swiss Postfinance and more continuously added. CBSubs marketing tools will help you create great automated or coupon-based promotions for your sales process and to define automated personalized mailings based on extremely flexible criteria conditions. This is one of the most complete membership products available on the web as it is feature rich, has a great detailed manual with many detailed use cases and it is backed by excellent support. CBSubs is a CB 2.0.9+ Plugin. installable through the CB Plugin manager. For support, please ask in our forums on Joomlapolis.com either in the pre-sales forums, or in CBSubs GPL after-sales forums.
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Community Builder

Version:
2.0.9
Developer:
CB Team at Joomlapolis.com
Last updated:
May 28 2015
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
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