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 private messaging)
  • Built-in private messaging and integration with uddeIM messaging
  • Built-in integration with Joomla articles (show article links in author profiles)
  • Built-in integration with Kunena forum

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 5.3.10-7.4.x and MySQL 5.1+ are prerequisites (PHP 7.4.x and MySQL 5.7+, as well as latest Joomla 3.x are recommended).

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Posted on 24 December 2019
We've been using this great Joomla! component for a dozen years now on several sites for user management. Wonderful!
Ease of use
Intuitive, simple to use and code extensions for. The new update system is very slick.
I used this to: Professional associations, churches, sports clubs. We have been using CB for over a dozen years, and have provided development and support for the CBJuice extension.


Posted on 15 December 2019
With paid extensions, I can do almost all what I want - automated actions, SQL requests, and so on
Ease of use
Basic uses are easy - advanced settings and Cbuilder substitutions need sometimes more time to manage - but the suport is good
Excellent - quick and very powerfull - they do know Joomla and their system
Not perfect - could be improved. But the support is very good, so...
I used this to: Manage a 1200 members teachers non profit organisation - subcription, and yearly congress
For the usage as a community website all is on board, nice. But the possibilities of usage go far beyond that. It is amazing.
Ease of use
Not so easy to use. You need some time for understanding. But this is due to the great possibiities and complex component.
With a developer license you get an answer every evening from the main developer, who is very skilled. Very good.
Many videos are available, but the doumentation lacks some areas. I would wish a searchable collection of all strings and functions.
I used this to: Building up a comprehensive website with community builder as a base togehter with further components. CB is a realiable tool for a website with even up to 1 mill user. Fantastic spam-security features on board for running a website savely.
CB does everything we want in terms of managing our club membership and can easily be integrated with other extensions.
Ease of use
Easy to install and set up but reading the manual first makes it much easier to understand the concepts.
Cannot fault the support at all. Quick, clear responses and lots of patience with newbies.
Comprehensive user guide, lots of video tutorials and case studies.
I used this to: Managing the membership records of a club, including subscriptions management.
I have used Community Builder for several years. I have tried other competing components and have ended up being disappointed.
Ease of use
There is definitely a learning curve, but there is lots of documentation and the forum is very helpful.
I usually try to figure things out on my own, but when I needed help I have received it.
This is provided through a pdf user guide, the online forum, and video tutorials.
I used this to: I am currently using this on several clients sites: Clubs, groups, and small businesses.
Very flexible with many complex functions, built with a long history since 2006
Ease of use
I think it is necessary to read the documentation before using this component, it is not too complicated but quite detailed and optional
I used this to: Besides JomSocial, this is the first component I think of when I need to build Community Joomla Websites
It allows me to add the fields I need as a Treasurer of a very small group. However, suddenly the Text Field Validation has gottoo complex.
Ease of use
Mosty its a doddle, but it is getting more difficult.
The forums are all paid for .. so none is possible
It misses out all the difficult but necessary things .... like making Post Codes in capital letters and numbers with one space only
I used this to: Running a membership of 100 people on Accountability Scotland. Adding bespoke fields is easy, except for validation ...

Awesome product

Posted on 17 December 2018
Way more functionality than expected. Highly flexible and adaptable. The plugins are definitely worth the small investment.
Ease of use
Easy to use considering the amount of features it has.
Best I have experienced. I received support in 24 hours on 2 occasions giving me the answers that I needed.
Use the forums. Plenty of help there.
I used this to: Managing employee documentation for over 100 staff members.
Great, so much on offer that almost anything is possible.
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.
The support I have received from the CB team is second to none, all questions have been answered quickly, fully and professionally.
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.
A lot of functionality, very useful and a very good support
Ease of use
Very easy to use, installation simple and, after read a little documentation, you can enjoy !
Paid download


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Last updated:
Mar 11 2020
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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Uses Joomla! Update System


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