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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
- 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
- Google AJAX Search integration
- 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, Gorillaz.com, 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


The extension is almost perfect, if I would only find the way to auto-archive old items, i.e. Items more than 12 months old.

Owner's reply: K2 doesn't have (and doesn't need) an auto-archive feature. The "archive" feature was originally implemented in Joomla!'s default article system as a way to lighten up the database from old articles. K2 is better optimized and so it doesn't need that.

Additionally, you can use the K2 Tools module to list K2 content by month created, similar to a blog archive, as it's usually found in such platforms.

K2 seems stable, looks good, tons of capabilities but I couldn't get past a simple problem. And worse yet, except for a few instances, there remains many users counting myself that have never found a solution and are simply being ignored on the support forums. K2's own registration system seems to conflict with Joomla's own default reCaptcha system. I and others have followed every single piece of advise available, yet the issue remains. So, you end-up with two choices: turn off reCaptcha (not acceptable), or uninstall K2 and go with another system to manage your advanced content ... huge disappointment!!! ... no doubt a dev will respond to this and tell me how much I didn't do.

Owner's reply: Your question is probably answered on the forum already, as it's too simple. Either disable the Joomla! reCaptcha plugin and enable K2's built in or the opposite. Both will work. If they didn't, then maybe some other system or user plugin is to blame. If I were you, I'd disable Joomla! reCaptcha, because K2's can also be hooked up with StopForumSpam, in which case, real human spammers are 95% of the times caught and blocked.

Mixed feelings


Posted on 13 July 2013

according to the description "out of the box" I was quiet surprised how much i had to learn about php and css. I realy put great effort and time in tutorials and learning how to style. Unfortunately I ended up in the lots of forums trying to find ways how to tweak it and make it work in general. Beside the conflicts with images and a responsive template the issue with item view in the subcategory listings listings (that were showing in the category) - and the only solution to get into the php file again ....gave me the rest ...gave up.

Conclusion: if you have knowledge in coding and css ... should be a great component ... for someone who wants a solution out of the box ...stick with joomla itself.

Owner's reply: If you thought K2 was difficult, wait till you try the default Joomla! article system (com_content) templating. We get lots of Joomla! newbies digging into K2 first, instead of com_content and believe K2 is hard to work with. It's not hard, it's how Joomla!'s templating works and these people soon find out when they use com_content. K2's templating is simpler and easier to work with. Most of the times you won't even need to touch the PHP code blocks. Just switch off any elements you don't want per category or even per item. Want to move things around (re-order the item elements)? Just move the marked PHP blocks. Can't get any simpler than that and com_content is far more difficult to work with. That's the reason why we built K2 in the first place...

A final note. Don't expect to get into a proper CMS like Joomla! and NOT learn a few things on HTML, CSS, JS or even PHP. Try modifying a WordPress theme. Joomla! templating will then seem like a walk in the part. Try Drupal. Hell is colder that Drupal theming...

If you don't learn the basics of HTML, CSS, JS & PHP, you'll always feel stuck. And then the only solutions you'll end up with are Tumblr or Blogspot. Even those may require HTML editing as well sometimes... But they'll only be a blog and nothing more.

Can't/don't want to learn the web's languages? Then hire a pro developer.

Things are most of the times simpler than we think.

Simple, Great, Works...


Posted on 11 July 2013

I am building websites using K2 for blogging, news, magazine and product portfolio sites for some time.



Template override and creating new templates per categories are absolutely lights my my.



A Note To Developers : Multi image, Multi Category and Multi extrafiels would be great move for K2 in the future.



and if only you can create thumbs using crop and zoom for equal photos in category blog.


I love K2 and have used it for many years without any issues. However, I have run into my first problem and decided to register on the K2 forum. I received the activation email and clicked on the link to activate the accout, but I cannot get in. The site reports that my account is blocked or has not been activated. Hopefully someone can assist me with this because without support, I am dead in the water with this issue.

Owner's reply: The K2 website is one of the most popular in the Joomla! community and thus it gets hit by lots of spammers.

Because we prefer to provide help to K2 users and not chase spam posts all the time (we're talking about human spam here, not bots et al), we recently had to take additional measures by deploying anti-spam checks using the StopForumSpam.com global database.

This means that from the thousand logins and signups we get per month, from time to time, legitimate users may get caught on as well.

So please either email us (use the site's contact forum) or send a tweet to us at @k2devs so we can whitelist and enable your registration.

If you tried to login using a social network account and got caught by our anti-spam system, try creating a standard Joomla! account. Or vise versa.

Excellent


Posted on 29 May 2013

This extension is installed in every single Joomla! Website that I ever delivered, because it's so elastic and complete that it makes it fundamental.


Works perfect. Just download this component and you don't need anything else.

Great!!!!


K2


Posted on 26 April 2013

The templates are so perfect. If you are designer or make custom templates you will know what I'm talking about.



Everything has a class and ID, you can have multiple templates, overrides. Get extrafields where you want...



Best extensions!


Must have


Posted on 08 April 2013

K2 will save you a lot of time and work.



If you build complex sites with different views and etc. then this is best tool for you.



Thank you joomlaworks.


K2 is really nothing special on its own.



All it does is that it allows you to add extra fields to its own articles called items (which is something that should exist in joomla on its own, but no, they're more concerned about making a responsive back-end, like someone is gonna run their website from a mobile).



Now, when you couple that with a good filter for k2 and a related items filter, you get something.



But its also missing guest article submission with extra feilds (the one for reg users exists but sucks) that an admin could approve and it would appear in selected category.



All these things are simple and should be in Joomla core but they're not, which keeps joomla from being a great CMS.

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 ),
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. 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
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: http://disqus.com/features Signup for a free account at: http://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: http://bit.ly/disqusStyling Fully MVC skinnable. Just copy the /plugins/content/jwdisqus/tmpl folder (in Joomla! 1.5) or /plugins/content/jwdisqus/jwdisqus/tmpl (in Joomla! 2.5+) inside your Joomla! template's /html folder, rename to /html/jwdisqus 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:
2.8.0
Developer:
JoomlaWorks
Last updated:
Aug 22 2017
Date added:
Apr 14 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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