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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


This is probably one of the more promising extensions in Joomla. For its been one of Joomla's biggest issues, which is custom content. With K2 you can generate pretty much any content you want in any fashion/shape/form.



While this is very easy for a Joomla Backend Administrator to use, there's really no use for most Joomla websites because it lacks front-end content submission - which is the biggest downside to it.



Most Joomla websites have multiple front-end users whom need to submit content from the front-end with ease. To make this a truly awesome extension, the following functionality would be great: Front-end content submission functionality and completely customized submission pages (Like ChronoForms).



Overall I think its a good extension. If you have a site that is maintained purely by Backend Administrators, this is a fantastic component, and I recommend everyone to use it because you can do anything backend!

Owner's reply: Actually there is Frontend submission, you just didn't look at the component "global parameters".

However, in v2 coming in a few days, we extend frontend submission even further to allow add/edit access to specific categories and for specific users. More soon.

So Far So Good =8¬)


Posted on 01 June 2009

I give this five stars, allowing for the fact it is in beta (if this was finished product 3 stars). This component is simple to install, joomla user friendly. It seems kind of bizarre to have what is effectively a content management system inside a content management system, but it certainly fills some gaps, and has helped me to expand an online magazine that I am migrating slowly but surely to joomla.



There are a few "fine details" in the beta version, which are assured are to be resolved in the stable release, which is scheduled we are told any day now.



I highly recommend getting to know K2, I had hundreds of articles in many sections and categories, I have migrated everything structure intact using a script freely available from the community. If you download the beta, scout around the forum for a patch which fixes a few oddities, save yourself a few hours of 'what am I doing wrong?" followed by the sore forehead you find it LoL



Download, install and have a play, it has a very shallow learning curve, well worth the little effort required. Kudos to joomlaworks


Extraordinary!


Posted on 01 June 2009

This incredible extension adds new features to Joomla core:

. ordering the site like magazine

. adds comments

. integrates Allvideos and Simple Image Gallery plugins on articles

. add user groups for articles

. API support

. etc...



I think this extension could replace the sections and categories system from joomla.



Thanks!!!


Hi,

just stumbled upon it on your website - where i already use some modules ...

anyway - biggest advantage - no more fiddling around with sections and categories, comment system, download manager, various modules to display whatever content. I am sure, when it comes to a stable release and documentation ( for plugin developers too ) is published - it can be the killer application for joomla.



saludos

André


Just what I've been looking for for a major new project. It's easy to use, easy to configure and looks easy to hack the code. Time will tell but this looks like the Joomla! extension which will propel Joomla! forward.


Slow Support Response


Posted on 24 May 2009

I was very amazed with the capabilities of K2 so I decided immediately without even thinking of looking around to other options and I'm pretty happy on my decision.



I have read everything about the requirements and I have overlooked potential bugs, so I made sure to have all the right requirements before I install it as following:

Joomla 1.5.10 , PHP 5.2.5 , MySQL 5.0.45



but .. after installing everything successfully with no issues , I have came across a Fetal Error and have posted it after many tries of figuring out the problem in the support forums since 10 days now.



I understand that the Tech Support face load of reports and I'm sure they are doing their best to figure out the problems and respond to them, but I will absolutely appreciate if there was even a response to wait or so .. All I Asked -and other users- was a referral to what may caused the problem .. it's unfortunate that we didn't receive a single response yet.



It will be unfair to rate the component at this point so I decided to give it an average -since I'm forced to rate-.



Until I use it, I will give a quality review upon that experience with corresponding rate.

Owner's reply: You'll be happy to know that we've resolved all bugs in 1.1 stable which we are releasing in less than 10 days.

K2 1.1 stable features many new additions, it is totally re-written from the ground up, fully compatible with PHP 4 & 5.

More to be announced soon on the K2 forum! Hang in there a bit with the beta while we roll the stable release! Thanks!

Fotis
JoomlaWorks

The only reason for giving it Excellent is that it is sure to be a powerful asset to any developers tool box.



As it is still in beta, I do not understand why anyone would care to write a negative review about what it does not do? The freedom this component offers over the Joomla core should not be overlooked.



The K2 team has set this extension up for a great future. As well as a serious contender for the ZOO extension.



I feel so strongly that this will become a powerhouse extension. I am developing with it on a live site. The fact that the joomlaworks team does not know failure is good enough for me.



Great work guys!


Fantastic!


Posted on 17 May 2009

I installed and configured this myself (without documentation because it's THAT easy) in one day including CSS edits. I now have a custom looking site that my site's editor can easily edit and add to. I am thinking of revising some of my clients sites to use this component as well. The options seem endless in what you can do!

There are still some small bugs, but it's a brand new component and the support over at JoomlaWorks is great!


It makes me sad to give this plug-in a low rating, but I have no other choice.



This component sets the user up for disappointment because it is so very promising, but falls flat when it comes to using it.



You can't edit anything. This includes items that you create. Once they are created, the settings won't change no matter how many times the cache is cleared. I've had to delete items and re-create them again.



This component comes with what seems to be at least 100 configuration options, but the component doesn't listen to any of these options.



This is mentioned repeatedly in the K2 forums, but the only support response that I can find after days of searching is "did you check all the parameter settings?"



If you can edit .css or php without any real assistance you might be able to use this component, but if you can't its too buggy to use without pulling your hair out.



now that I'v said all that I want to say that I'm not giving up on K2 yet. It really is an awesome component that will do everything I want once they get the bugs straightened out and get some documentation together.


Well, i dont know


Posted on 16 May 2009

Well, first I thougt 'yes, another great component of joomlaworks'.I watched the review of it. I installed it and then I realised that it has its own css layout. For me it made that component simply useless.

I set up my own joomla template and after hours of work I dont want to rewrite the code of components, so that it matches my own layout. They should fit into my side not 'make there own thing'.

Good idea but thats nothing to work with.

Simple Image Gallery

Simple Image Gallery

Free | Galleries | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
94
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
44 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). 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: https://joomlareader.com DEMO Demo for "default" sub-template: https://demo.joomlaworks.net & https://demo2.joomlaworks.net (right column on both sites)
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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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