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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

Great job guys. This is a great extention to any Joomla websites.



Some people are concerned about URLs for items and categories. They shouldn't. Simplly publish menus for K2 items/categories and it will work like a charme.



Keep up the good work.
I have heard only good things about K2.But this is ridiculous, all images are hashed with MD5 and look like this 0fgdf5sdffdg8fdg4f1gf5.jpg. This is a SEO disaster and I'm surprised that only a few people have noticed this. All the good points that K2 has are worthless because of this. I do not recommend the use of K2 until they change the way K2 works with images.
Owner's reply: I assume your knowledge on SEO is either non-existent or you haven't checked the HTML the K2 outputs...

K2 uses the "alt" and "title" attributes in images and wrapping links to either include image captions or if no image captions are entered by the user, then just the title. This is the best SEO possible. Waaaay better than any image filename which can contain from bad characters to cryptic numbers or word that have no relation to the real content of the article.

But here's another surprise!

If you're wondering why your images are not being indexed by Google, then I'm afraid Joomla is to blame. You see, by default, Joomla's robots.txt definitions block Google from indexing the /media folder which is used by K2 and every Joomla component known to man to store media files...

Simply delete that line in robots.txt and you should be fine.

K2 was designed to be SEO friendly since day 1.

And for that, K2 is priceless for many developers out there.

The best CCK



Posted on 04 August 2012
K2 made ​​my life easier.

With this component, making sites is 10 times faster and easier.



Now I'm so addicted to the component that I can't go back to com_content.



The first thing I do after installation of Joomla! is to install the latest version of K2.



I love you JoomlaWorks, thank you for K2!

great job



Posted on 29 July 2012
I really like and love this extension as it gives you thousands of possibilities and it really extends joomla!



Reccomended for review-sites.

K2 Rocks !!!



Posted on 24 July 2012
If your looking for masses of flexibility

easy to customize and style, K2 is one of the best CCK's for Joomla.

Been using it for 1 day and now it will become part of all my new sites.

Very user friendly.

Loads of videos available on how to use it.

You can do so much with this extension.

Yes there is a small learning curve, put in the time and you will accomplish great things with K2.

Its very fast too.

SEO is good.

3rd party extensions for it are fabulous.



Such an awesome extension and its free !

Nice job Developer, you guys ROCK !!!
If you're new to joomla as I am, this one might take awhile to wrap your head around. Once you understand all it's switches and settings, it's very good.



Some of the documentation seemed outdated if your using Joomla 2.5.
Owner's reply: Actually, OSTraining.com - the premier training company on everything Joomla! related - has recently done a series of training videos that walk you through K2 on Joomla! 2.5.

This K2 Class is available on the K2 site at: http://getk2.org/documentation/k2class2012
'Very poor' may seem harsh, but K2 misleadingly advertises as 'integration available with Community Builder'.



This is incorrect. You'll soon find that if you try to add a menu link to "create item" you'll get a 403 page, this is because K2 needs you to register/login as a K2 user.



It'll integrate as far as having your username on a K2 article point to your CB profile, but CB users cannot create or edit articles because there's no way for K2 to automatically add new users registered through CB to the K2 usergroups.



A huge disappointment indeed.
Owner's reply: Yes there is, you just haven't configured this properly. We've even gone one step further and automated the process even for sites that previously didn't use K2. Have a look at the K2 main configuration options and you'll see one that allows you to assign any new or orphan user to a specified K2 group. Have you set this up correctly?

If you do that, K2 and CB will work just fine together. If it didn't work, that because you "may" have deleted all K2 groups or didn't assign new/orphan Joomla users to the right (in terms of permissions) K2 group...
K2 is a great extension it transform complitly joomla in our site LeNews is very usefull

A must have



Posted on 08 June 2012
K2 is simply the best CCK for me because it's doing what we expect first with a CCK, add custom fields to category of content.



And of course it has a lot of specific extensions.



Thanks!
First of all thank thank you K2 dev team for a lot of time spent on creating free extension for Joomla! community. My previous speaker said that K2 SEO is bad - everybody who know's anything about search engins optimisation will dissagree with this kind of opinion. K2 provide great SEO compatibility and gives users everything they need to be seo friendly. You can always adjust the script to your needs! Do not forget that SEO is difficult subject and and sometimes expensive work. Please to think twice before adding a review and remember about Joomla community values: freedom, equality, trust, community, collaboration and usability! Grreetings from Poland :)
Owner's reply: "Please think twice before adding a review and remember about Joomla community values: freedom, equality, trust, community, collaboration and usability!"

Couldn't agree more!
I've been using K2 for over 3 years now and it is a good component as long as you don't run into issues. Trying to get help in the forums is mind numbingly slow. It's usually only one mod helping everyone "thanks William". There are several legitimate bugs posted in the forums and the Dev never responds. Too bad because the platform it self is great, but there is a serious lack of support.
Owner's reply: Actually, K2 is one if the most actively developed extensions in the Joomla! community. There is of course a separate bug tracker for that, but all bugs reported in the forums are monitored. Of course, most of the times, they're not real bugs but they are just generic Joomla! usage issues, which some users believe are K2 related (they aren't obviously).

Lastly, if you are making money off K2, then consider hiring some of the companies listed in the forum to help you out, or just post your project in the related forum board on getk2.org/community. Don't expect that the K2 dev team will solve project specific issues you might have, neither will any other open source project.
After seeing all the positive remarks regarding K2 I thought wow... this sounds like the best Joomla extension ever! Then I installed it and realised it is just another Joomla extensions.



Then I realised it does not support pagination and wondered why I installed it in the first place.



Documentation is pretty bad too.
Owner's reply: It doesn't do pagination... Hmmm... http://demo.getk2.org/categories
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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:
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Compatibility:
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