Introduction

Authentication, Social Profiles

Allow your users to log in with their social media profile (Facebook, Twitter etc)

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Creating an account at a Joomla site is a rather strenuous process. You have to fill in a form, wait for an email to come, click on a link which doesn't work on mobile devices, figure out how to copy it to your browser and only then can you log in. Logging in is also problematic: you need to remember the username and password you had used to register the account. If not, you have to go not one but two convoluted processes to be reminded of your username and reset your password. Either of these processes is required every time you want a visitor to interact with your site in a more permanent manner, be it leaving a comment to an article or purchasing something from you. How many engagements and sales have you lost to that outdated process? How many people have given up on your site because they can't handle Yet Another Login?

If only there was a better way... Well, now that you said it, there is. Most people use a social network such as Facebook, Twitter, LInkedIn, GitHub etc. All of these networks allow their members to use their profiles to log in on third party sites. This what SocialLogin brings to your site: allow your visitors to log in and (optionally) register a user account on your site by using their social media accounts.

SocialLogin supports logging in with the following services:
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Google
* GitHub

More services will be added in due time.

The best thing about this software? It's free, it's tiny, it's fast and it's written by web site security professionals!

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3 4 Alpha
Score:
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1036 reviews
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3 4 Alpha
Score:
100
195 reviews
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3 4 Alpha
Score:
100
149 reviews
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3
Score:
94
1 review
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Akeeba SocialLogin

Version:
2.0.2
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Mar 09 2018
Date added:
Mar 06 2018
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
Compatibility:
3 4 Alpha
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