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Content Construction

The powerful award-winning content extension for Joomla with more than 3 million downloads (and counting)!

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WHAT IS K2?

K2 provides an out-of-the box integrated solution featuring rich content forms for items (think of Joomla articles with additional fields for article images, videos, image galleries and attachments), nested-level categories, tags, comments, a system to extend the item base form with additional fields (similar to CCK for those acquainted with Drupal), a powerful plugin API to extend item, category and user forms, ACL, frontend editing, sub-templates & a lot more!

Using K2, you can transform your Joomla website to a news/magazine site with author blogs, product catalogs, work portfolio, knowledge base, download/document manager, directory listing, event listing & more, all this bundled under one package!

Give K2 a try & you'll instantly love it! It's easy to use and fun to develop websites with! If you need any help or want to contribute to the project, join us at the K2 community.


FEATURES

Since K2 is extensible with additional fields to its base item form, you can easily create category-specific content types, e.g. article, blog post, product page, directory listing.

K2 offers as standard:
- nested-level categories
- commenting, integrated with Google's reCaptcha & Akismet
- tags
- distinct item image (useful for articles/catalogs)
- image galleries
- videos
- attachments
- user pages (author blogs/user profiles)
- smart ACL for frontend editing
- unique plugin system to extend item, category & user forms
- AJAX based frontend editing & comments moderation
- Rest-like JSON/JSONP content output
- Native advanced SEF options
- Flexible sub-templates (for every content output)

K2 fully supports the Joomla API, which means any Joomla plugins will function properly within the K2 component & modules, either in the frontend or backend.


AMAZING PERFORMANCE

Pixeden, Groupama, Harvard, High Court of Australia, Amnesty International, Arturia, Vivaldi Web Brower & the Joomla Magazine are just some of the thousands of top Joomla sites around the world, fully powered by K2.


DEPENDENCIES & LICENSE

To utilize the built-in video & gallery features you need to install AllVideos (free) & Simple Image Gallery Pro, both provided by JoomlaWorks.

K2 is developed by JoomlaWorks & licensed under the GNU/GPL license.


WHAT NEXT?

Try K2! Install it, hit the "import" button to bring your Joomla articles inside K2, start playing with the component to see the flexibility it provides first-hand. Moreover? You no longer need a dozen of components & even more modules to do things like run a news site or a blog. Drupal & Wordpress have certainly met their match now!

Visit the K2 Community website: getk2.org


Functionality

Extends the Joomla Core Content functionalities. Not everybody will need, but those who need more fields to create new content will be happy

Ease of use

Very well designed, well explained and rich feature. Seasoned Joomla users wont find any difficult.

Documentation

Old. Everything is outdated (site, docs, videos ...). Looks frozen in time (circa 2012). But it still working well. Look for ostraining tuts

I used this to: As i use very advanced Joomla Templates, i really don't have a use for K2 for most sites, only when some kind of content must be created (like a service product or advanced articles). The only indispensable feature i found was the extra fields.

Functionality

Rock solid, client friendly with a focus on easily managing (and styling) large numbers of articles/items.

Ease of use

There is a slight learning curve but 1hr should be adequate for most living users particularly if they are already comfortable with Joomla.

Support

This is a free component (a framework?) from a busy company living in an economy that has been shafted. You're an adult, support yourself

Documentation

Plenty if you let go of your Mother's hand and try searching for it.

I used this to: 80+ sites. I am daily amazed at how robust K2 is - K2 and cockraoches will survice the apocalypse. I can only assume the Joomlaworks guys are on Greek isles making love to their partners rather than building on their achievement here and charging €50 a pop per domain.

Frozen in Time!


Posted on 09 December 2016
Functionality

Miles away from the native Joomla Content!
Years from now, our unique choice.

Ease of use

Not difficult to understand the environment, all make sense!

Support

Forget about this!
We appreciate the effort to distribute one component like this free, but...

Documentation

Not enough! The release of the version 3.0 was announced 'years' ago! Since that, Joomla as several updated versions...

I used this to: In all our Joomla sites in replacement of the 'native' Content.

Functionality

Expand the functionality of Joomla and greatly improves administrative experience

Ease of use

Extremely easy to use

Support

It's a free product, good support, in forum

Documentation

Everything you need

I used this to: Diferent websites

Great blog module


Posted on 11 April 2016
Functionality

Good functionality with lots of features

Ease of use

it is very easy

Support

Nice support. We highly recommend it

Documentation

Very good documentation

I used this to: templates

Functionality

We used k2 in the past, but Joomla default articles have caught up in the range of options they offer.

Ease of use

ok

Support

Support slow and hard to find. A recent k2 upgrade has caused many websites to take an unecesary SEO hit.

Documentation

Good

I used this to: Blogs.
Owner's reply: You clearly have no idea what you're writing...

a) How can the update of K2 to v2.7.0 have an SEO impact on sites?

b) How has Joomla's articles caught up with K2 in features? Or how about the in-comprehensive options in com_content?

c) How is support slow when we respond to every request in both the support forum as well as the GitHub issue tracker?

Judging from this comment you made "We used k2 in the past" it clearly shows you haven't really used K2 recently, yet you had time to spend to bash an open source & free project which only adds value to Joomla.

Functionality

Powerful, flexible, fast, reliable component for creating site with news, blogs, real estate directory or directory of anything.

Ease of use

Need a little acquainted with the component and get some experience, but it's more easy than native com_content.

Support

When I have questions or problems, I create new topics on developers forum and ALWAYS get answers and help.

Documentation

K2 have clear documentation. But I no need it. K2 admin menu have exelent tooltips on each option, so it's no problem for understanding.

I used this to: For all my sites with news, articles, directory e.t.c

Problemas


Posted on 17 March 2016
Functionality

bastante bien, con algunos problemas que tardan mucho en repararse

Ease of use

razonablemente bien

Support
Documentation
Owner's reply: By simply stating "Problems" in an English speaking website doesn't really make for a review.

Fat unfinished package


Posted on 05 February 2016
Functionality

functional is mess

Ease of use

Not easy of use

Support

does not exist. Only paid support

Documentation

does not exist. Only paid Documentation

Owner's reply: You said "support does not exist, only paid support"...

I guess this ENTIRE free forum does not exist: http://www.joomlaworks.net/forum/k2

And where exactly did you read that support is paid? (hint: nowhere)

Instead of spending 2 minutes actually browsing the JoomlaWorks & K2 sites, where you would clearly see what support & documentation is provided, you clearly considered it was easier to spend 5 minutes posting a review here in the JED...

Functionality

It has more features than Joomla core article manager, however it lacks basic functionality such as image position, robots index options.

Ease of use

Easy for joomla users with decent experience. (Could it be more intuitive? Sure)

Support

I never asked for support, so I have not comment on it.

Documentation

Enough to learn how to use it

I used this to: News Articles
Owner's reply: If you never asked for support it means the product is well built or that you're a smart fell. Either way, setting 0 for support means the hard work put in the K2 forums is crap (according to the JED's score at least). Maybe a 50 (as in the middle of 0 to 100) could be more appropriate.

Or the JED team could start thinking about a better score system like "never used it/didn't need it", "wasn't helpful", "was ok", "excellent" etc.
Simple Image Gallery

Simple Image Gallery

Free | Galleries | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
95
252 reviews
Simple Image Gallery (by JoomlaWorks) is truly the simplest and most effective way to add image galleries into your Joomla content and a classic must-have extension for any Joomla based website. WHY SIMPLE IMAGE GALLERY? Adding image galleries inside your Joomla articles, K2 items, Virtuemart/HikaShop products or any other component that supports "content" plugins is dead-simple. The plugin can turn any folder of images located inside your Joomla website into a grid-style image gallery with lightbox/modal previews. And all that using a simple plugin tag like {gallery}myphotos{/gallery} or {gallery}some/folder/myphotos{/gallery}. So for example, if we have a folder of images called "mytriptoParis" and located in images/mytriptoParis, then we can create our gallery by simply entering the tag {gallery}mytripto_Paris{/gallery} into some Joomla article. The galleries created are presented in a grid of thumbnails. When your site visitors click on a thumbnail, they see the original (source) image in a lightbox/modal popup. The thumbnails are generated and cached using PHP for better results. The plugin is ideal for any type of website: from personal ones (where you'd post a photo gallery from your last summer vacation), to e-shops (for product presentation) to large news portals. With Simple Image Gallery, you can have as many galleries as you want inside your content. FEATURES So let's briefly see what are the main advantages of using Simple Image Gallery: - You don't need to have an additional gallery component to display a few images and thus you don't need to tell your visitors "to see photos of XYZ click here". - You can place one or more image galleries anywhere within your content giving you total layout freedom. - The gallery layout is fluid by default which means it'll fit both responsive and adaptive website layouts. - You can set a "root folder" in the plugin's parameters if you have all your gallery folders under a single long path in your Joomla site (e.g. images/content/galleries). This way you won't have to type the full path to each gallery folder inside the {gallery}...{/gallery} plugin tags but just the gallery folder name. The default "root folder" in the plugin's parameters is "images" because that's the default folder for uploading media files in Joomla as well. - You can use MVC overrides to change how the thumbnail grid looks in your site. Simply copy the folder /plugin/jwsig/tmpl/Classic into /templates/YOURTEMPLATE/html/jwsig/ so that you can access its files in /templates/YOURTEMPLATE/html/jw_sig/Classic/. You can then modify both the HTML and CSS code included there to match your template's design and colors. - Uses the core Joomla updater. - Uses Fancybox 3 for the lightbox/modal previews. - Allows printing the image gallery grid (as of v3.6.0) when using the print preview feature available in most Joomla components (including the default article system and K2). COMPATIBILITY & LICENSE Simple Image Gallery is PHP5 and PHP7 compatible (as of v3.5.0) and fully compatible with Joomla versions 1.5 to 3.x. Joomla 1.5 must have the "Mootools Upgrade" system plugin enabled to avoid JavaScript conflicts between Mootools and newer jQuery releases used by the plugin. Simple Image Gallery is a Joomla plugin developed by JoomlaWorks, released under the GNU General Public License. DEMO You can see a demo of the plugin here: http://demo.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery LEARN MORE Visit the Simple Image Gallery product page at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery If you want to contribute to the plugin or report any bugs/issues on GitHub, have a look here: https://github.com/joomlaworks/simple-image-gallery
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AllVideos

AllVideos

Free | Multimedia Players | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
92
278 reviews
AllVideos (by JoomlaWorks) is truly THE all-in-one media management solution for Joomla and a classic must-have extension for any Joomla based website. You can use the plugin to easily embed media hosted on popular services like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook Videos, SoundCloud (and many more) inside your Joomla articles, K2, Virtuemart, Kunena and any other Joomla component that supports "content" plugins. Additionally, it allows you to playback almost any video/audio file format hosted on your server or even a remote server, providing great flexibility when it comes to media content embedding. Fun videos, product presentations, audio podcasts, you name it! WHY ALLVIDEOS? You don't have to copy/paste huge blocks of HTML code, just to get a video from YouTube to playback on your Joomla website! Your WYSIWYG editor loves it and so will you and your clients! You use simple plugin tags like (or just ),
or
. Allows for mobile/tablet compatible media embedding where supported. AllVideos means dead-simple media embedding and/or streaming for anyone. You can use, for example, YouTube to upload your videos and then embed them inside your site without consuming your server's bandwidth or having to spend money on expensive video conversion software! FEATURES Dozens of media providers supported like YouTube (videos & playlists), Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook Videos, SoundCloud, MySpace Videos, Flickr Videos, Yahoo Videos, Twitch, Ustream, Funny Or Die, Vine & more. Stream your own media content, using the 20+ web compatible video and audio formats like flv, swf, mov, mp4, wmv, wma, mp3, 3gp, webm, mkv, oga, ogv, ogg, divx and more. Easily embed your media content either directly from your server or a remote server by utilizing the popular Clappr and JW Player (v7) players! Simple controls inside the plugin's parameters page provide layout consistency on all the videos shown in your Joomla website. Set your preferences in seconds, publish the plugin and you're ready to start streaming content! Easy, descriptive syntax for media embedding - {format/provider}filename{/format/provider}. You can also use syntax like {format/provider}filename|width|height|autoplay{/format/provider} (e.g. an "autoplaying" ) to display videos at different dimensions! Uses MVC templating. Just copy the /tmpl folder included in the plugin, move it to your template's /html folder and rename it to "jw_allvideos", then style the output as you wish. Mobile/tablet friendly: if you use MP4 for uploaded videos or if you use services like YouTube, Vimeo & Dailymotion, your videos are mobile ready. Includes 3 templates: Classic, Framed and Responsive Fully responsive players when using the "Responsive" template. Uses the core Joomla updater (since version 4.5.0). Since v4.8.0, you can now use entire video URLs for any sypported video provider, without having to cut video IDs or other "identifier" elements for a video URL. This feature will pave the path for simpler embedding in upcoming updates of AllVideos. COMPATIBILITY AllVideos is PHP5 and PHP7 compatible as of v4.8.0. AllVideos is fully compatible with Joomla versions 1.5, 2.5 & 3.x. LEARN MORE Visit the AllVideos product page at: http://www.joomlaworks.net/allvideos
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Simple RSS Feed Reader

Simple RSS Feed Reader

Free | Social Display | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
85
43 reviews
Adding RSS/Atom syndicated content inside your Joomla! website is now super-easy and simple with the 'Simple RSS Feed Reader' module from JoomlaWorks. All you have to do is add a few feeds to the module parameters, publish the module in some position and that's it! You can even publish multiple feeds at the same time (meaning in the same module instance) and have them display combined! The "Simple RSS Feed Reader" module is based on the same feed parsing engine that powers JoomlaReader.com, the most popular Joomla! news aggregator in the Joomla! Community. The feeds are stored inside your Joomla! site's cache folder and refreshed in a specific time interval, which you set in the module's parameters. This feed cache is different to Joomla!'s cache, as you may need to have your site refreshed every 5 minutes, but have the feeds the module retrieves stored longer than 5 minutes. NOTABLE FEATURES one input box for feeds enables you to add unlimited feeds per module instance combine multiple feeds into one output list show or hide the first image inside each feed content extract and resize remote images for more layout control - we use Mobify's world class image resizing service for fast loading times and without stressing your server additional content options include pre-text, post-text and a custom link option at the bottom of the feeds block MVC templating is now standard, module comes pre-packed with 2 generic templates that will fit most sites - they also serve as a great starting point if you want to create your own one input box for feeds enables you to add unlimited sources to your module (previously limited to 20 feeds only per module instance). option to redirect all external feed links through your site's domain (slighly improves your SEO). GETTING STARTED After you install the module, add one or more feed sources in the related box under "Fetch Options" and simply adjust the "Feed Content Options" in the module parameters. Then publish into some module position. STYLING The module installs with 2 generic templates (default and compact), which should be sufficient for most websites. If you want more control, you can simply override both the generated HTML and CSS, using MVC template overrides within your Joomla! template. Or you can create new folders with new module templates inside your template's /html/modjwsrfr/ folder and just select the new ones in the module's parameters. The compact template is inspired by: http://joomlareader.com DEMO Demo for "default" sub-template: http://demo.joomlaworks.net (right column)
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Disqus Comments

Disqus Comments

Free | Social Comments | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
69
65 reviews
* NEW version 3.7.0 released on Sept. 21st, 2018 featuring Joomla 3.x improvements & various bugfixes Disqus Comments (for Joomla) integrates the popular Disqus comments system & service into any Joomla! based website. Disqus (pronounced 'discuss') is a service and tool for web comments and discussions - currently the most popular comments-as-a-service provider worldwide. It makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community. In short, the most important features of the service are realtime comments, inline media embedding, mobile commenting, social integration with Twitter, Facebook & other services and great moderation & anti-spam tools. You can learn more about all Disqus features at: https://disqus.com/features Signup for a free account at: https://disqus.com WHY CHOOSE DISQUS? HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DISQUS COMMENT SYSTEM Web comments can be difficult for both websites and their readers. We think Disqus is the solution. Disqus makes it easier for people to comment and track their contributions on a single profile which they can display as a comment blog. After all, there is no difference between a great comment and a great published article. Disqus makes managing discussions on one or multiple websites painless. With a powerful and intuitive admin interface, Disqus allows website owners to spend time elsewhere while Disqus takes care of the comments. Key benefits for Websites, Publishers, Bloggers * Threaded comments and comment ratings * Powerful moderation and admin tools * Filter out spam, trolls, and unwanted commenters * Enable your visitors to become a real community * Moderation by email or mobile * More comments and increased engagement * Connected with a large discussion community * Increased exposure and readership Key benefits for Commenters, Readers * Track and manage comments and replies * Verified commenter reputations across sites * More control over your own comments on websites * Never lose your comments, even if the website goes away * Build a global profile, or comment blog, to collect and show off what you're saying * Easier to comment on websites using Disqus * Reply to comments through email or mobile * Edit and republish comments with one click EXTENSION FEATURES Options for comments counter/anchor link for listing and article pages Choose to integrate Disqus comments in specific categories and/or menu items Neutral design for easy integration on any template design. Use CSS for total design control: https://help.disqus.com/installation/disqus-appearance-tweaks Fully MVC skinnable. Just copy the /plugins/content/jw_disqus/tmpl folder (in Joomla! 1.5) or /plugins/content/jw_disqus/jw_disqus/tmpl (in Joomla! 2.5+) inside your Joomla! template's /html folder, rename to /html/jw_disqus and start tweaking the HTML and CSS! Option for testing Disqus comments plugin locally before going live. Enjoy one more fine release from JoomlaWorks!
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K2

Version:
2.9.0
Developer:
JoomlaWorks
Last updated:
Sep 21 2018
Date added:
Apr 14 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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