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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
- 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


Weak CCK


Posted on 19 October 2018
Functionality

No notification email in new comment or Fronted submit item
No builtin captcha

Ease of use

it's easy just in backend not frontend (still using popup)

Documentation

Just for beginner

Owner's reply: Let's see...

a) No notification email in new comment or Fronted submit item
And for that K2 gets 10 out of 100? You clearly don't understand its advantages and what it brings to Joomla overall when it comes to serious content management.

b) No builtin captcha
You should look closer. It has reCaptcha, Akismet and StopForumSpam integration built in. It's the K2 settings if you're wondering.

c) it's easy just in backend not frontend (still using popup)
Is the popup a bad idea for some reason? The popup makes sure the template does not impose weird styling or cause JS conflicts from some 3d slideshow to an editing form. Plus it has room for other stuff like managing comments. You know, things neither Joomla nor other CCKs offer.

d) Documentation Just for beginner
You fall into contradictions here. If you're not a beginner as you suggest, how come you didn't see the options for reCaptcha, Akismet etc.?

All in all, I think you rushed in to give a bad/unfair (IMHO) review. Or you had a different objective from the start, as we know how much a 100% free K2 has cost other inferior yet commercial CCKs or wannabe CCKs.

For everyone else reading this, give K2 a serious try. Check its options, check the way it allows for template overrides with just a few files (not dozens as is the case with other CCKs or even com_content) or its parameter inheritance. K2 is a unified solution for content management in Joomla which is built with 3 goals in mind: performance, ease of use and developer/integrator flexibility. It's no wonder why the biggest Joomla sites worldwide run on K2.

Functionality

We use this on all of our client sites as it provides a much more flexible content solution compared to the standard Joomla one

Ease of use

Very easy to use to get the basics sorted. To get a bit more technical with it requires a bit more time to work out but the support is great

Support

Great support on the forum and via email. Even though it's a free component, the developers take time to respond to your requests and ideas.

Documentation

There is extensive written tutorials and video on their website and external sites as well as a forum full of answers and gurus.

I used this to: All of our clients sites (over 100) which includes one site which is a news website so has hundreds of categories and thousands of articles which are added to each day. There is no other solution within Joomla that can compare to the flexibility that K2 offers

Functionality

Intros.gr use to work with K2 because it extends Joomla core, is solid, stable and easy to customise through their templates.

Ease of use

Very easy to use. Also through video tutorials you can easily use it even if you aren't expert in Joomla

Support

For a FREE component support forum is there for you and developers answer all your inquiries.

Documentation

Very well documented software but actually never need it.

I used this to: I use K2 almost a decade for more than 150 websites since Joomla 1.5
Also many of our Portals made based on K2 serving thousand K2 items.
K2 is really able to deal with the large number of K2 Items extremely well.
I certainly recommend this component!

Functionality

Flexible and easy to customize. The best part is you can create unlimited number of custom fields

Ease of use

Very easy to use, and with basic css knowledge you have unlimited options.

Support

Support is fast. My forum question/issue is answered with 24 hrs

Documentation

I did not use documentation, as the extension is super easy to use.

I used this to: I use in most of my clients site.

Functionality

perfect, you can do anything you want. Especially custom fields which are very powerful and easy managed

Ease of use

very easy, moreover with simple php you can build any layout

Support

excellent

Documentation

I did no use it, but seen many articles, cheat sheets with various help

I used this to: any kind of joomla project

one of the best extensions


Posted on 05 September 2018
Functionality

k2 provides all features I need to run in my high traffic news site with the best performance

Ease of use

K2 is very easy to use

Support

They have detail tutorials and a great forum for support

Documentation

good

I used this to: I an using K2 in my news site dikaiologitika.gr. I have started before seven years and everything works perfect.

Too old


Posted on 05 September 2018
Functionality

Good but too old!

Ease of use

yes its easy but needs lot of attention

Support

terrible

Documentation

good


la mejor plataforma de blogs


Posted on 22 December 2017
Functionality

Tengo todas las características que necesito

Ease of use

Sí, fácil de usar

Support

Muy bien

Documentation

Muy bien

I used this to: mi sitio web personal

really annoying, ...


Posted on 14 November 2017
Functionality

So many Options, very confusing to set it up.

Ease of use

So many Options, very confusing to set it up.

Documentation

Poor and confusing to me

I used this to: I tried to use it for a "News Page". But it takes over the standard Joomla registration and i never found to avoid this or change the fields in the K2 registration. I`ll never use it again and never buy a Template using this.

Functionality

Cannot post items with the latest versions of Joomla. Major security bugs using old versions of Joomla. Avoid this extension at all costs.

Ease of use

Easy to use.

Support

Not maintained. I quote their website: Download K2 for Joomla! 1.5, 2.5 & 3.x v2.7.1 (GNU/GPL) / Released August 4th, 2016

Documentation
Owner's reply: Latest release is 2.8.0 updated August 2017 in case you missed it.
Simple Image Gallery

Simple Image Gallery

Free | Galleries | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
94
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 ),
or
. 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). 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: https://joomlareader.com DEMO Demo for "default" sub-template: https://demo.joomlaworks.net & https://demo2.joomlaworks.net (right column on both sites)
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Disqus Comments

Disqus Comments

Free | Social Comments | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
69
65 reviews
* NEW version 3.7.0 released on Sept. 21st, 2018 featuring Joomla 3.x improvements & various bugfixes 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: https://disqus.com/features Signup for a free account at: https://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: https://help.disqus.com/installation/disqus-appearance-tweaks Fully MVC skinnable. Just copy the /plugins/content/jw_disqus/tmpl folder (in Joomla! 1.5) or /plugins/content/jw_disqus/jw_disqus/tmpl (in Joomla! 2.5+) inside your Joomla! template's /html folder, rename to /html/jw_disqus 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:
2.9.0
Developer:
JoomlaWorks
Last updated:
Sep 21 2018
Date added:
Apr 14 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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Compatibility:
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