Introduction

Social Web, Communities, User Management, Membership & Subscriptions, Teams

Community Builder (CB) is an extremely flexible and robust social networking solution for Joomla. CB has a huge user base, a long history and a great future.

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Social websites go far beyond Facebook look-alikes and CB has literally hundreds of built-in features and can be extended with extra (free or commercial) add-ons from the CB Team and other parties that will help you realize your very own - tailored to your specific needs - social networking website.

The hundreds of built-in features will help you accomplish the following:

  • Gather important for your use-case profile data during or after membership registration
  • Delegate new member sign-up approvals and proper behavior reporting with extended workflows and frontend moderation
  • Configure awesome looking mobile ready profile pages for your members
  • Promote interaction between your members with configurable and searchable user lists
  • Provide powerful and engaging profile applications to your members
  • Continuously motivate and engage your members with great built-in Joomla, Kunena (forum), K2 (content) and uddeIM (private messaging) integrations
  • Keep your members involved with personalized and targeted ad-hoc mass mailings
  • Manage everything from your mobile device or tablet

Community Builder allows you to:

  • Create profiles for your members
  • Identify users with first/middle/last name fields
  • Add avatar photos to profiles
  • Add unlimited CB fields to your profiles (text, image, textarea, html editor, integer, checkbox, multi-select checkbox, drop-down, multi-select drop-down, radio, date, email, weblinks - more available with add-ons)
  • Use Custom HTML fields to put customized HTML code in profiles
  • Configure fields to be read-only, for profile viewing, displayed with title, to appear on registration form, etc
  • Control of core fields (email, username, etc), and ajax email and username checkers
  • Custom field validations
  • Organize fields in tabs that can be displayed in different built-in profile positions
  • Create extended registration form
  • Allow login using email address and password
  • Manage registration and profile image approval in frontend with CB Workflow module
  • Create unlimited CB User lists with powerful searching
  • Let members connect with each other (mutual consent or one way)
  • Display # of connections on profiles
  • Show connection path between profile viewer and owner up to 6th degree
  • Moderate your community with reporting, banning,
  • Let members interact (using email or built-in private messaging)
  • Built-in integration with Joomla articles (show article links in author profiles)
  • Built-in integration with Kunena forum
  • Built-in integration with uddeIM messaging

Joomlapolis hosts free community driven support forums.

Optionally, Professional or Developer memberships can be purchased giving rights to same/next business day guaranteed forum support and access to many additional optional add-on plugins and privileges.

PHP 5.3.10-7.2.x and MySQL 5.1+ are prerequisites (PHP 7.2+ and MySQL 5.7+, as well as latest Joomla 3.x are recommended).

Please do not use the reviews to post support issues. Use our free community forums or paid support system at https://www.joomlapolis.com/support

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Functionality

CB does everything we want in terms of managing our club membership and can easily be integrated with other extensions.

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Ease of use

Easy to install and set up but reading the manual first makes it much easier to understand the concepts.

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Support

Cannot fault the support at all. Quick, clear responses and lots of patience with newbies.

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Documentation

Comprehensive user guide, lots of video tutorials and case studies.

I used this to: Managing the membership records of a club.
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Functionality

Great, so much on offer that almost anything is possible.

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Ease of use

As a severely sight impaired (blind) person who relies totally on a screen reader, CB is so intuitive to use, top marks for ease of use.

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Support

The support I have received from the CB team is second to none, all questions have been answered quickly, fully and professionally.

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Documentation

Plenty of options to learn about the product and its additional extensions, plugins and uses.

I used this to: Learning to create interactive websites with database queries for self populating fields. I will be a long term subscriber to the CB project, it's that good! Updates, support, information and help are more than one can expect.
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Functionality

A lot of functionality, very useful and a very good support

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Ease of use

Very easy to use, installation simple and, after read a little documentation, you can enjoy !

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Support
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Documentation
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Functionality

Lots of useful and fancy ways to extend user profiles as well as user management and site security. Available plugins make it even better.

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Ease of use

Fairly straightforward until you get into the fancier stuff, such as Ajax field interaction, which can require writing code snippets.

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Support

Support for paid subscribers is AMAZING. Turn-around time on bug fixes measured in HOURS, not days. Even for unpaid it's fabulous.

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Documentation

Documentation is lacking somewhat. There's a lot this code can do that you have to ask about to learn about. Great support helps.

I used this to: My main use is for my neighborhood HOA website. But I have used it on other community sites in the past. My own Dada Mail Subscriptons plugin has been operational on this site for over a decade, and has almost no API issues. CB is rock solid!
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Functionality

Awesome

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Ease of use

Couldn't be easier

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Support

Support is always offered within 1 business day

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Documentation

Very well

I used this to: managing traffic tickets (yes, it can be used in this environment very well)
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Functionality

This extension works great, whether you want to use it just as a simple membership manager, or as a complex community management system.

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Ease of use

Simple to install and setup for the beginner, but very powerful and flexible for the power user/developer.

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Support

Paid member support is fast and very helpful. I have had questions about how to do what I want and always get instructions quickly.

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Documentation

Well documented and YouTube videos showing how to do most everything you need to.

I used this to: I build membership websites and have used CB for years. I continue to be amazed at what this extension can do. Every time I think of a new feature I want to add to a website, my answer back from the developers is it is already built in and they provide instructions to use it.
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Functionality

It works like a charm. A lot of option with CB plugins (paid, a little expensive but very powerful).

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Ease of use

It's understandable how to use. Is a little bit more complicated more plugins you install.

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Support

Support forum works perfectly and team is awesome.

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Documentation

Good wiki is provided on developer website.

I used this to: I use this for a social community website, and it works very very well.
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Functionality

Works like a charm. Everything you need and can possible thing for a social network is there. Enough for a basic social network out the box

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Ease of use

It's not easy to use for beginners. Maybe even harder for Joomla Beginners. But along with the ebook and videos, peace of cake to grasp.

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Documentation

One of the best documentation I've seen in ages. And that goes for wordpress, drupal and joomla extensions. Very good job with the primer.

I used this to: Building a social network for a Joomla Professional Online Course.
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Best


Posted on 21 August 2016
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Functionality

best

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Ease of use

best

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Documentation

best

I used this to: users
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Amazing!


Posted on 30 July 2016
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Functionality

Everything you need for powerful community website

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Ease of use

Needs some time to learn, but that's ok for such system

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Support

Never used

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Documentation

Well documented

I used this to: Dog lovers social website
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CBSubs

By CB Team at Joomlapolis.com
Community Builder extensions
CBSubs is a powerful, extremely flexible and field-proven paid subscriptions membership management solution for any Joomla website using Community Builder. Add unlimited subscription plans, sell merchandise items and accept donation on your website. Great solution for a broad range of e-commerce use case websites including (but not limited to): Traditional Membership clubs, Download clubs, Custo...

Community Builder

Version:
2.3.0
Developer:
CB Team at Joomlapolis.com
Last updated:
Nov 13 2018
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
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