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Guest Book

VitaBook is a guestbook component for Joomla! 2.5+. VitaBook supports all current Joomla! features like the update and ACL systems. The aim for VitaBook is to be as simple and user friendly as possible. It's main features are listed below.

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For users:
* WYSIWYG HTML editor for composing messages
* Replying to messages (level of sub messages is configurable, e.g. replies to replies etc.)
* Avatar support (VitaBook contains it's own avatar system, but can also use avatars from Kunena, Community Builder and Gravatar)
* Embedding of images
* Uploading of images
* Embedding of youtube and vimeo videos
* Smileys (automatic replacement* by typing the widely known codes)
* Automatic url detection
* In the frontend all actions and forms use AJAX requests for the best user experience possible

For admins:
* Full administration of messages from the front-end
* Admin e-mail notifications, with links for easy (un)publish/delete actions
* Import messages from Phoca Guestbook and Easybook Reloaded
* Limit the length of messages by the number of characters
* Full support of the Joomla ACL system

Anti spam:
* CAPTCHA for non-registered users
* Guest activation email. Have guests activate their messages via an email sent to their email address
* IP addresses can be blocked

All these features can be configured from within the Joomla! back-end.

Currently supported languages are English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

With version VitaBook 1.2.0 we've added the VitaBook Latest Messages module, which does exactly what it's name suggests; It displays the last few messages with links to your guestbook.


Good functionality and sufficient usable options

Ease of use

Very easy to use but the only commnet I have (and communicated to developopers also) is the used Captcha-Recatcha method. NOT user friendly.


No real experience yet

I used this to: Websites gusetbook and for small advertisements because there is a nice reply possibility.

Nice and easy extension to use. But have to take off the possibilty to write directly in the vitabook, as spams go through the re-capcha

Does not work for me

Posted on 15 September 2014

The Guestbook and the interface look very nice.

Unfortunately I could not use it:

the captcha is not showing, so no one can actually post a message

I was only looking for a simple guestbook which works ootb so I will get another one.

If the guestbook is important for your site, give it a try (I would do)!.

Owner's reply: Unfortunate that your captcha doesn't work. Did you ask for help in our support forum? Problems with the Recaptcha plugin can often be solved easily.

This is an awesome component. It imported all phoca items and displayed them correctly. Phocas was not able to do that even after one week of trying.

This is a perfect guestbook. well doen guys. I will donate.

The extension Vitabook is an excellent extension, just because its very simpel. Even to use for non-experts.

This guest book is easy to instal and configure. The appearance can also be adjusted. Does the job perfectly.

Excellent job !

Posted on 26 June 2014

Easy to install, easy to configure and easy to use it !

Responsive design ok also !

Great job , many thanks for it !

That's great!

Posted on 17 June 2014

It's simply the best! :)

Great administration and great extensions, GOOD JOB GUYS! :)

It is easy to use and very good. Just make sure that ReCaptcha is enabled to prevent spamming

It works as advertised. Setting it up was easy and straightforward.

Email notifications with links for unpublish/delete visitor message is very useful for administrator.


Last updated:
Dec 29 2014
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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