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Content Construction

The powerful award-winning content extension for Joomla with more than 2 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


Pure Joomla Gem


Posted on 28 February 2012

I just can't build my sites without it! Yes, it has been a long journey learning how to use and customize it, and yes, sometimes I've felt like taming some wild beast, but if you want one of the best tools in your toolbox, you gotta invest time and energy to get to know it.

JoomlaWorks and Fotis - Thank You Very Much for sharing this gem with all of us! It has opened a lot of new doors for thousands of "joomlators". Keep up the good work!


Awesome component


Posted on 24 February 2012

Extends core Joomla functionality so well that I wouldn't ever use Joomla without it anymore.



Don't let some of the poor reviews on here put you off - it is not difficult to use, the css is a dream to edit, with very little effort it turns a bog standard Joomla site into a fully featured magazine style website.



An extremely powerful extension. Great job JW.


What can I say about K2, it is like reinventing the wheel. It offers everything the core Joomla! doesn't - comments, tags, predefined functionality for videos, galleries, main picture. It's plugin and templating system is incredible and allows very flexible solutions.

You can build amazing things with K2 with lesser time than with the core content extension.



Is there more to want? Well, sure, but still K2 is far ahead in the combination of power and simplicity of use.



What I would love to see? - IP of commenters, blocking/banning commenters by IP, E-mail. Maybe a non-intrusive anti-spam solution like Akismet or Mollom would be great. Of course there are other things to like (a bit improved picture management - auto-crop or so), but still believe me K2 is far far ahead.


Like it


Posted on 20 February 2012

I love K2. My problem is the intricated schema used to put the pictures. There are no "picture" column in the "k2_items" table and the NAME of the picture is md5 crypted. It sucks! I lost an entire day to understand how it works.

The "heritage" scheme of categories is also confuse. after a couple of changes I lost the control and cannot retore the "default" status.

After all, the intricated CSS file make changes hard to do without a "error and atempt" hours expend.


I think for k2 to really improve.

The developers have to get some

people who have never used K2 before.



Ask them to make a simple blog post

using k2? Watch how they use it.



There soon see where this

extension has usability issues.



I hope to see improvement soon.


My Reviews


Posted on 13 February 2012

According to me, being a Non Commercial Component, K2 is Simply Great and easy to use once get in to touch.. Only problem what I feel is I dont see any ways to publish a K2 Item in the Front page of my Joomla Site .. Any Ways, Nice Component


K2 for Good


Posted on 12 February 2012

I've been using K2 since 2011 and still using it until the day i wrote this review. It is a nice and powerfull extension. But it still have some weakness, especially when you running your web project on localhost. version 2.5.0 above is not so good on producing localhost. But above all I still recomended it to all new and veteran Joomla users. Thanks


cck


Posted on 24 January 2012

not as good as Drupal's CCK & View, so wasy to build, query and filter the costum field. But it's the best cck for joomla for its simplicity.


Terrible support


Posted on 19 January 2012

I have used k2 for several years now and i have come to the conclusion that they are not worth the time you put into it.



Do not expect to get any support with this product at all.



Personally i would rather PAY for something and get answers to my questions then be completely ignored on their forums.

Owner's reply: K2 is a FREE extension. It's community supported. Saying K2 is "bad" because you don't get any support is like saying e.g. Joomla! is "bad" because no-one replied to some question of yours in the forums.

If you ever wanted premium support, you could have used the forum board dedicated to that. You simply post what you want done by some professional and people get in touch with you.

I would honestly consider what you wrote if you didn't have the option above, but you do. If you're getting paid for the site you deliver, you should also consider paying people to help you out.

Best Extension


Posted on 17 January 2012

Best extension forever. this my first review. thank you k2 and joomla

Simple Image Gallery

Simple Image Gallery

Free | Galleries | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
97
251 reviews
*** New version 3 released, now compatible with Joomla! 1.5 to 3.x *** Adding image galleries inside your Joomla! articles is now super-easy and simple, using the magical "Simple Image Gallery" plugin for Joomla!. The plugin can turn any folder of images located inside your Joomla! website into a grid-style image gallery with cool lightbox previews. And all that using a simple plugin tag like . So for example, if we have a folder called "mytriptoParis" located in images/stories/mytriptoParis, then we can create our gallery by simply entering the tag into some Joomla! article. The galleries created are presented as a grid of image thumbnails. When your visitors click on a thumbnail, they see the original image in a lightbox popup. The thumbnails are generated and cached using PHP for better results. So let's briefly see what are the main advantages of using Simple Image Gallery: a) You don't need to have an additional gallery component to display a few images, b) you don't need to tell your visitors "to see our photos from Paris click here" and c) you focus more on content writing and less on administering the images! The plugin is ideal for news portals wanting to display some product images, for example, inside their articles. Or for people who quickly wanna show their summer vacation pictures. With Simple Image Gallery, you can have as many galleries as you want inside each article. Please note that if you want to create a gallery from a subfolder located inside your "image gallery root folder", simply adjust the plugin syntax to reflect the remaining path (after your set "root folder"),. Make sure you write the path to your target folder without any slashes at the beginning or the end of your path. You can see a demo of the plugin here: http://demo.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery Simple Image Gallery is a Joomla! plugin developed by JoomlaWorks, released under the GNU General Public License.
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AllVideos

AllVideos

Free | Multimedia Players | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
94
274 reviews
*** New version 4.7 out now, fully compatible with Joomla! 1.5, 2.5 & 3.x & fully responsive! *** 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, SoundCloud (and many more) inside your Joomla! articles (or K2, redShop, Virtuemart etc). 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 and descriptive plugin tags like tag heu37ej3qs tag, tag batmandarknight tag or tag pixiesbonemachine tag. - Allows for mobile/tablet compatible media embedding where supported. AllVideos means dead-simple & inexpensive media 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 --- 1. Dozens of media providers supported like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, MySpace, Flickr Video, Blip.tv, TwitVid, yFrog, SoundCloud & more. 2. Stream your own media content, using the 20+ web compatible video and audio formats like flv, swf, mov, mp4, wmv, wma, mp3, 3gp, webm, ogv, ogg, divx and more. 3. Easily embed your media content either directly from your server or a remote server! 4. 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! 5. Easy, descriptive syntax for media embedding - tag filename tag. You can also use syntax like tag filename|width|height|autoplay tag (e.g. an "autoplaying" tag he73js82|600|450|1 tag to display videos at different dimensions! 6. 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 7. Mobile/tablet friendly: if you use MP4 for uploaded videos or if you use services like YouTube, Vimeo & Dailymotion, your videos are mobile ready 8. Includes 3 templates: Classic, Framed and Responsive 9. Fully responsive players when using the "Responsive" template 10. Uses the core Joomla! updater 11. Includes the new JW Player v6 --- LEARN MORE --- Visit the AllVideos product page at: http://www.joomlaworks.net/allvideos
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Disqus Comments

Disqus Comments

Free | Social Comments | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
84
62 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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Simple RSS Feed Reader

Simple RSS Feed Reader

Free | Social Display | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
82
41 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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K2

Version:
2.7.1
Developer:
JoomlaWorks
Last updated:
Aug 04 2016
Date added:
Apr 14 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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