Content Optimization, Editing, Content Submission

d2 Content Pro is a component for Joomla! to make it more easy to manage, add and edit your Joomla articles in the backend. It works well alongside Joomla's core Article Manager (com_content), with your existing articles, and with the WYSIWYG editor of your choice (TinyMCE, JCE, etc). You will get an optimized editing form for your content - just the fields you need! Furthermore in the overview of articles you can easily see which articles have an intro image that is used on category blog pages.

With the Pro version of d2 Content you can create your own d2 Content editor profiles that you can assign to user groups. We have a Free version available but it is limited to one fixed profile.

Our experience

We have created websites for many years for our clients. Honestly, we can't remember how often we had to explain to them which fields to edit and which fields to not touch. It never worked out well and they kept calling us for support again, asking:
- why is something on the website is not showing up?
- why does the sorting not work as expected?
- or why are they not performing well on the Google search results.

For example they often missed the "meta description" on the "Published" tab, which is essential for how Google displays text from your website in the search results. Or they changed the wrong date field and something like sorting did not work as expected.

Your advantages:

  • Makes SEO easier - Add the meta description just beside your content.
  • Easy design - Never forget your intro image again and have a great design on your site.
  • Improved UX - Focus only on the important fields when editing your content.

Joomla is great!

Joomla gives you all the options you want ... but for normal users that might be to much, they are just overwhelmed.


  • 76 fields
  • 6 tabs (+ tabs for custom fields and plugins)

d2 Content

  • FULLY Configurable
  • 1 tab (+ plugins) + add your Joomla Custom Fields to your d2 Content Pro Profile

d2 Content is easy - it solving these problems:

  • Only the fields you need
  • All fields (including Custom Fields) on one page
  • Works with custom fields (if configured)
  • Intro Image in articles list (optional)

d2 Content makes it easier to create and manage your articles.
It does not replace "Content > Articles". It just uses the same content with an optimized form.
You can use d2 Content and Joomla's Article Manager alongside each other!


1-Sep-2021 : v2.1.5

Fixed issue with "Save as Copy" while using an empty Alias

18-Aug-2021 : v2.1.4

  • Fixed issue with saving the Update Key on PHP 8.0

23-Jul-2021 : v2.1.3

  • Fixed issue with SQL error on update

15-Jul-2021 : v2.1.2

  • Fixed issue with update.

18-Jun-2021 : v2.1.1

  • Fixed issue with preselected category filter.
  • Fixed issue with default profile being loaded when only one profile exists that isn't assigned to a category.
  • Added functionality use "Custom Fields" in your d2 Content Pro Profile.
  • Fixed issue with selection of profile for User Groups without Category.

31-Mar-2021 : v2.0.0

  • Added "Category" assignment to Profiles. Now you can assign an editor profile to a category.
  • Added Option to hide the categories on articles page, and/or open the category edit in new window.
  • Added global option to hide the "Joomla Categories" button in the categories view

13-Jan-2021 : v1.1.7

  • Added "Default Category" for admin menu type "Create an Article", pre-selection when creating articles
  • Fixed missing "featured" status button and taskbar buttons for articles view (like Joomla default)

14-Dec-2020 : v1.1.6

  • Fixed issue with "Save as Copy"

23-Nov-2020 : v1.1.5

  • Fixed issue with error message regarding CategoriesAdministrator.association

09-Nov-2020 : v1.1.4

  • Stable release

09-Nov-2020 : v1.1.3

  • Fixed issue with DownloadKey

29-Oct-2020 : v1.1.2

  • Fixed issue in Profiles view with drag+drop

28-Oct-2020 : v1.1.1

  • Fixed updateservers

09-Jun-2020 : v1.1.0

  • Fixed issue with missing values when field not present in profile
  • Fixed issue with Images, URLs, Options and Publishing fields for new articles
  • Fixed error on Dashboard
  • Added Dutch language File
  • Updated German language File
  • Added option to see image placeholders instead of large intro images
  • Added ACL check to Dashboard - Profiles view

29-May-2020 : v1.0.9

  • Release Candidate
  • Fixed issue with one click update

18-Mar-2020 : v1.0.3-beta6

  • Removed "Default Profile Loaded" message in Free version
  • Renamed the included Profiles to more appropriate names
  • Trigger warning when installing on older d2content versions (< 1.0.3)

22-Jan-2020 : v1.0.3-beta5

  • New Article - Pre-select "Status, Category, Access & Language" from Filter
  • XTD editor buttons collision under Editor field
  • Pro: Fixed ordering of Profiles on Groups

21-Nov-2019 : v1.0.3-beta4

  • Pro: Fixed issues with Profiles: ordering - loading the right Profile
  • Pro: Fixed issue with Article Edit while no Profile published or no Fields
  • Free: Fixed issue with loading default Profile

06-Nov-2019 : v1.0.3-beta3

  • Pro: Fixed small issues (found in beta2)
  • Free: Fixed small issues (found in beta2)

17-Oct-2019 : v1.0.3-beta

  • Pro: Added functionality to create Profiles - import/export
  • Free: Refactored code

30-Sep-2019 : v1.0.2

  • Added fr-FR language files (Thanks Yann Gomiero!)

02-Apr-2019 : v1.0.1

  • Fixed some deprecated warnings

27-Feb-2019 : v1.0.1

  • Fixed issue with Tags
  • Added German language File
  • Added Admin Menu Module
  • Repacked as Package

04-Feb-2019 : v1.0.0

  • Initial release of d2 Content
Great, the needed fields can be shown on one tab. So the customer sees on one page all of the fields to enter and nothing more.
Ease of use
The extension itself is easy to use. The installation and settings to only show this extension and hide the default editor is trickier
Great support! We had trouble with something in the documentation so we asked for support. They were very helpful.
The documentation could be slightly better. We shared our feedback with them and they would update the documentation.
Value for money
Yes, the price is good and the extension is worth the money. I can recommend the d2 Content Pro version.
I used this to: to make the backend much easier for my customers. I develop websites and my customers need a simpeler backend. Less is more
Does exactly what the description says! It's incredibly useful to streamline the article editing process for editors.
Ease of use
Very straightforward and self explanatory: create a profile, assign fields and you are ready to go.
Value for money
Absolute no brainer, great value for money. 49€ for as many sites as you like.
I used this to: Various client sites with heavy usage of custom fields, used together with custom admin menus for an even more streamlined editing process.
Phenomenal; it makes it so easy for my clients to manage their sites with minimal support from my end.
Ease of use
Very easy and intuitive to set up; the different editing profiles make sense and are easy to assign to different user groups.
Sigrid and Peter were very helpful and prompt when I had a bug and question...even though I accidentally submitted the wrong screenshots!
Value for money
d2content is worth every penny and then some! It saves me so much time when getting sites ready for my clients.
I used this to: This extension has become an integral part of my development workflow to make sites easy to manage. Between Joomla's custom fields and d2content, my clients have called managing their sites "a breath of fresh air" compared to other CMSs or sites. They're thrilled and so am I!
Intuitief and easy to setup a profile for a customer. They only see what they need to see. No questions anymore.
Ease of use
Very easy to use for the configurator. Very easy to use for the user.
Good support. Quick resonse. And the extensions gets updates when needed. Owners are open for suggestions.
Good and the documentation says is it all. When you read the documentation its all easy to setup.
Value for money
Very Good value for money. It's worth every euro as the customer gets a better product.
I used this to: almost all my sites as I dont want to bother my customers with a too difficult dashboard. Or a dashboard that raises questions.

Grossartiges Tool

Posted on 15 February 2021
Funktioniert sehr einfach und macht die Bedienung für Anwender sehr einfach und übersichtlich.
Ease of use
Die Anwendung ist sehr übersichtlich und selbsterklärend so die Dokumentation kaum genutzt werden muss.
Der Support ist sehr schnell und kompetent und persönlich. Man spürt das Herzblut dahinter.
Übersichtliche Dokumentation. Welche jedoch durch die Einfachheit kaum nötig ist.
Value for money
Sehr gute preisleistung. Es gibt auch eine kostenlose Version welche die grundbedüfnisse abdeckt.
I used this to: Für meine Kundenwebseiten, erzeugt den Anwender eine sehr einfache übersichtliche Verwaltung Ihrer Webseite.
It makes the editing of articles much easier, because you can define which fields are visible and users only see what they need
Ease of use
It works out of the box, but you can create user profiles, which needs a bit thinking beforehand. But the result is worth it!
Value for money
Absolutely, because you save a lot of time with not having to explain options that users don't need anyway.
I used this to: Ever wondered how to explain unexperienced users the sheer endless options the user sees while editing an article? This can be a bit overwhelming and many options are not needed so this makes the editing for my user much easier!
I often hear that the article manager has too many complex settings. Finally, this extension solves the problem. A perfect way to declutter!
Ease of use
The extension is simple to use. However, it seems to work alongside the default editor, which needs to be hidden. That was trickier to do.
Great support! I didn't have any real issues with the extension, but I needed an extra feature. Very friendly and helpful people.
The documentation could be more detailed, but I didn't really need anything more. The logic is quite simple and fast to learn.
Value for money
The price is good, the extension is definitely worth the money. I gladly pay for good quality software.
I used this to: To make the backend much simpler for the customers. I develop websites and people prefer a simple UI. This tool helps immensely.
d2content simplifies the use of the Joomla backend by allowing you to disable a variety of options when creating posts.
Ease of use
Very easy to install and set up. Setting up profiles and adjusting the possible options is self-explanatory.
The support responds quickly to questions and problems. They are also very open to suggestions.
The documentation is short and to the point. I personally did not need it because of the simple handling.
Value for money
The money is well invested because customers are happy with it and you don't have to develop complicated overrides yourself.
I used this to: I use this to reduce the Joomla backend to the bare minimum. This makes it much easier for customers to use Joomla and they are very pleased with the user-friendliness.
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Mar 20 2023
1 year ago
Date added:
Nov 11 2020
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