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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

79
Functionality

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

100
Ease of use

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

79
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.
100
Functionality

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

100
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.

100
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

100
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.
56

Frozen in Time!


Posted on 09 December 2016
90
Functionality

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

95
Ease of use

Not difficult to understand the environment, all make sense!

20
Support

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

20
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.
100
Functionality

Expand the functionality of Joomla and greatly improves administrative experience

100
Ease of use

Extremely easy to use

100
Support

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

100
Documentation

Everything you need

I used this to: Diferent websites
100

Great blog module


Posted on 11 April 2016
100
Functionality

Good functionality with lots of features

100
Ease of use

it is very easy

100
Support

Nice support. We highly recommend it

100
Documentation

Very good documentation

I used this to: templates
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54
Functionality

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

65
Ease of use

ok

26
Support

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

73
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.
100
Functionality

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

100
Ease of use

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

100
Support

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

100
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
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Problemas


Posted on 17 March 2016
78
Functionality

bastante bien, con algunos problemas que tardan mucho en repararse

74
Ease of use

razonablemente bien

35
Support
21
Documentation
Owner's reply: By simply stating "Problems" in an English speaking website doesn't really make for a review.
27

Fat unfinished package


Posted on 05 February 2016
40
Functionality

functional is mess

30
Ease of use

Not easy of use

10
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...
50
Functionality

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

75
Ease of use

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

100
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.
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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
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
3
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