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Bible Study ComponentModulePluginExtension Specific Addon

Current version: 8.0.7 (Bug Fix for Migration) -

Powerful - flexible - customizable - searchable. Bible Study works in Joomla 3.x and 2.5 (version 8.x) and Joomla 1.5 (6.2.4). Unlimited media files, internal video/audio player, ACL throughout (to control viewing and editing privileges).

You can publish your study notes and multimedia files in nearly as many ways as you can imagine. Views include study lists and details, teachers, series, a landing page - plus podcasting and a module for your latest sermons.

Plugins for automated podcasting, backup, and search. Plus a front end entry system. In short, if you have a church and wish to publish your sermons online, this is the product you need. In addition we offer unmatched support on our user forum.

Bible Study was designed by a pastor with a heart for ministry over the internet and is maintained by a dedicated group of believers.

The current version (8.0.7) fixes some issues with the migration from JBS for Joomla 1.5. Version 8.x is for Joomla 2.5 and 3.x. To upgrade from a previous version, please use the Joomla 1.5 migration tool we have provided first. Version 6.2.4 is for Joomla 1.5 sites.

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2008-03-25
Reviews: 1
I have had the pleasure of working with this component now for a few days and I must say that it's one of the best components I have ever used. There aren't very many components for the Christian community but this one is packed full of features that takes this way beyond a sermon manager. Well done to the developer. I look forward to future versions.

Nick
2008-02-20
Reviews: 3
I was a user of Sermon Speaker. When I upgraded my church website to J!1.5 I checked out Bible Study. It has so many more features than Sermon Speaker every had. According to the developers they are working on a multi-stream podcasting ability. Once they get that ironed out Sermon Speaker won't even be able to come close to it.

I recommend this component to anyone that is running a church website that wants to have a complete listing of their multimedia content, categorized by books of the Bible, topic, teacher, series, and type of message. Check it out on their demo site, or feel free to check out my live version at http://www.colbertchurchofchrist.org/index.php?option=com_biblestudy&view=studieslist&Itemid=80
2008-01-10
Reviews: 1
This is a component and module combination (with an added search plug-in) for publishing all types of Bible related studies these can be any combination of text, audio or video files and so is just as suitable for text based study notes as it is for sermons\talks by mp3 or video. It is flexible and easy to configure it to your requirements right from the J! backend without needing any coding skills.

I have been extensively testing this release on native mode Jooomla 1.5 RC4 and later nightlies, it is stable, easy to use and can easily be styled to fit in with your site template.

Its main features:
Works with J! 1.5 Native mode
Extensive database use for regularly used items such as the names of preachers, series titles, topics, bible books and media file locations. Also stores size and duration information.
Multiple media handled for the same study (text and mp3 and video for example with different icons for each)
component table can be styled for background colour\text size etc from the back-end
Module that shows most recent studies\talks again with plenty of configurable information elements and style tags.
Component view that has configurable drop down menus to easily find a certain series or speaker and also full text search.

Limitations - Its a back-end component so there no front-end editing, you will need to upload your media seperately and manually enter the duration and size information. At the moment it doesn't include podcasting functionality but that is in the pipeline for the next version.

Support from the developer has been second to none and plans for future releases sound very promising.

A great component that does so much more than it's humble title suggests.
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