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bycrazyleggs1, May 16, 2011
After spending money on one blog component, that didn't work or meet my needs, and trying out several more, I decided to try out EasyBlog. Boy am I happy with my decision. I integrated beautifully with my site, and community component, editors and more, has the same look and feel, that will keep my users engaged, and is easy to use. Had a small issue after installing, and support responded quickly with the solution that I could apply now with a fix for the next release. Th
Owner's reply

Thank you! EasyBlog 2 was re-built to ensure smooth integrations with all the template clubs available.

bycrazyleggs1, May 16, 2011
WordPress Blog for Joomla!
Ok, so after using Joomla and Wordpress separately, I was glad to see that there was a application that allowed me to integrate the 2 easily. Unfortunately, I don't believe that 3.0 is ready for Joomla 1.6. Keep in mind, that I have installed Wordpress Multiuser (MU) multiple times successfully, and have been working with Joomla and Wordpress for years. The Wordpress MU in this integration just didn't work the way I expected to. After spending several weeks trying to troubleshoot why MU wasn't installing correctly, I got support involved. The support level is slow, so don't open a ticket and expect an immediate response, because you will be disappointed. Support took a week in a half to troubleshoot my issue, asking for bits of information every day, information that was provided when initially opening the ticket. They finally concluded that the problem was my server configurations. Keep in mind, this server has multiple installs of Joomla as well as Wordpress in standalone environments, running without a hitch. The install that was provided to support was a clean install of Joomla 1.6, with Wordpress installed and waiting for MU to be activated.
There is a no refund policy on the $69.99 you will spend for this component, so be sure that it is what you want. I’m looking at this as a lesson learned.
The good news is, if you are using this for a single blog on your site, you shouldn’t have any problems.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your comments on WordPress for Joomla!.

The comments are mis-leading a bit. There are issues on the server that are beyond our control and have yet to be resolved on your end for us to properly provide you the support that we provide.

The problems: The server is a Windows 2008 server that is incorrectly configured by your organization. File permissions are incorrect for the user provide to us and for Joomla! to delete or manipulate the file system. Support is also accelerated when direct FTP is provided and not RDP access. These are issues out of our control and have yet to be resolved for us to perform our job so we believe your statement provides a incorrect review of the support that our organization provides to our users.

While we do maintain and support Windows systems, there is a fine line between supporting our products and performing in-depth system administration. I guarantee that if you get a suitable hosting service, preferably from a reputable service that specializes only in hosting, we could get Wordpress for Joomla (and even multisite) running correctly.

bycrazyleggs1, October 10, 2009
Finally a commenting system that's free, doesn;t look amateurist and works. Good Job!