Hands down this is one of the best extensions I've used. It deserves no less than a 5 star rating.
I can understand some of the reviews regarding support, and I agree that those of us who Joomla prefer support forums over a ticket system, as that is how we typically provide support to our own clients.
However, the quality of the extension is superb and you can tell that the development philosophy is wrapped around user friendliness.
If you are looking for an extension that will get you a social site out of the box, this is it. If you are looking for an extension that you can customize to match your niche, this is also it.
Thanks for your review.
Now - SOBIpro - without a doubt, is the most powerful extension Joomla has to offer. After endless grueling years of grinding this component to perfection, SOBIpro takes all benefits of J1.5+ and gives endless possibilities to webmasters.
With a moderate learning curve, once this component is familiarized - a door opens up to much more advanced realization.
Used car salesman to full 2.0 automotive site - done. It can be modified to be even better than cars(dot)com
Real Estate agent? No problem. Create your personal listings and make the upload form simple for your agents. Don't want simple? Make an MLS! YES - SOBIpro has the power to do this.
Take any item you're selling, any idea you're promoting, any niche you're growing... SOBIpro ads the Socialized, web 2.0, whatever you call it, makes it possible, and runs as smooth as butter.
On one site, I have:
- Used car section
- local business listing with reviews
- FSBO for real estate
On another, I have:
- Video game directory, with reviews
- Gaming clan directory
- User blogs
This component aint no joke. I've been using it for years - if you use it too, the results will cause you to leave a review as positive as mine. =)
I can't wait until they implement a cron-like system in the Joomla backend like some of these other extensions.
Weeks later, I realized how vital this extension is to my site and came crawling back to purchase it all over again.
This is such a smooth extension and is so well integrated with Community Builder that no matter how upset you are with prices or support, that once you try it out, you will realize you don't just need it, you require it.
The interface is simple and understandable to the end user. It's powerful, pretty, and clean.
If you are looking for a CB gallery plugin than this is exactly what you need.
The developer says he is currently developing the component so registered users can leave reviews from the frontend of the site, I can't wait.
This is one to keep an eye on!