Contact Details, Address Book

Trombinoscope Contacts is a module that shows a list of Joomla! contacts in a grid layout.

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  • show contacts from categories, sub-categories,
  • show a specific contact, related contacts (through keywords or tags) or yet contacts related to ANY content (through tags),
  • show the contact information of the logged user,
  • choose portrait or landscape layouts (picture on top or on the side of the contact information),
  • set size restrictions and the cards will automatically fit responsive pages,
  • format the name, order contacts in multiple ways,
  • show detailed contact information with labels or icons,
  • set access levels so that the information shown targets specific user groups,
  • format address information and link it with Google map,
  • open the contact in a Joomla standard view or in a popup,
  • add hover effects on the picture,
  • let the module crop, resize and filter contact pictures,
  • create high resolution thumbnails for crisp display on high pixel ratio screens (like Retina displays),
  • animate the grid of cards with a built-in carousel,
  • choose the proper look for your cards by selecting one of the available themes,
  • fine tune the theme with a multitude of options and CSS,
  • download more themes as they become available,
  • remove whitespaces for a smaller HTML footprint, cache the settings once the module instances are ready for primetime to speed server performance and page loading,
  • ...

Buy the component 'Trombinoscope Contacts Pro' to extend the Joomla! Contacts core component with additional views, fields, front editing, enhanced forms and so much more!

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Meets all my requirements for listing single and multiple contacts either by category or custom selection.
Ease of use
There is amazing flexibility in customizing layout although getting contact information labels right need a bit of extra css work.
I used this to: I use it to display a gallery of employees, either as a simple list or grouped by contact categories. The default multi-category layout is rudimentary and badly structured. I had to tweak the module's default template code before I could apply my custom styles.
Owner's reply: Thanks for the review!
I am quite curious about your comment: "The default multi-category layout is rudimentary and badly structured. I had to tweak the module's default template code before I could apply my custom styles". If you care to elaborate, I would be happy to understand the requirement you had (which may just be a functionality that already exists, just not in the module). If it is "badly structured", I would like to know how so and what you did to make it better. There is always room for improvement and feedback is very important (and will benefit other users). Please do not hesitate to contact me at the website! Thank you :-)
It works but I had difficulty figuring out how to use it. I could find nothing else like it though, so it did eventually meet my needs.
Ease of use
I had to categorize all my contacts in order to convert them to display with Trombinoscope contacts. That broke my regular contacts display
Good documentation within the module setup: hover over a field name to see a tooltip about what it's for and tips on setting values.
I used this to: I wanted to manage my website's ~30 contacts in only one place, but display then in two places. I gave up the regular contacts display and display them now using Trombinoscope contacts.

I used CSS to get a responsive multi-column contacts display.
Owner's reply: Thanks for the review, I appreciate it.

Note sure I understand your statement:
"I had to categorize all my contacts in order to convert them to display with Trombinoscope contacts. That broke my regular contacts display."
Sounds to me you had configuration issues, in which case asking for support could have helped you through that struggle.
Both the module and extension are perfect for making contact information look professional and enhance the usability of contact information. Simple to install and use yet lots of additional options if you want to use them.

The manual is the best example of instructions I have seen to date with fully documented examples. Regular updates for new Joomla version compatibility and prompt courteous and articulate support if you need advice to get even more customisation. Can't praise this one highly enough.
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this review. I am trying my best to give what I would expect from other developers. I appreciate your comments very much.

Works like a charm

Posted on 24 November 2012
A simple module doing a great job. Makes your default contacts look much better in a list.
Owner's reply: Thank you very much for the review!
Great module !!!

I am using also the Trombinoscope Extended component, both are great and saved me a lot of work. Excellent support.

(I wish we could also display only one contact by entering the contact ID in the module parameters screen.)
Owner's reply: Thanks for the review, it is greatly appreciated.
The contact id addition, among other improvements is planned for all versions of Trombinoscope. In the meantime, it is possible to create a category for the contact and show that category (all depending on your configuration).


Posted on 17 August 2012
I just downloaded and setup this extension for a business listing page on my site. It was done in 5 minutes!

Using the Joomla contacts is clever as it means I can maintain the business information without having to change an article each time (I originally was using a table in an article; not user-friendly).

It looks super! Highly recommended - and I am not a very technical person so if I can use it anyone can :-)
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the review :-)

Does What I Needed

Posted on 08 July 2012
You would think this would be built into core Joomla, but the native display options are horrible. This module came to the rescue and provided exactly what I needed for my client.

Thanks again
Owner's reply: Thank you, I appreciate your comment.

thank you!

Posted on 03 April 2012
simple and useful.
Owner's reply: Thank you :-)

Simply great

Posted on 21 January 2012
A very simple and easy to use module. Great to show all your contacts or selected ones in one column.

Only thing you have to remember is to create a page/menu (may be hidden or a menu type not published) with the intended contacts. Rest it will look after. The support, I must say, is fantastic...really quick and very helpful. I got some tips that I would have not tried myself.

Simply great module and great developer.
Owner's reply: Thanks a lot for this review.
I expect a further update to the module to address the menu item issue and avoiding the workaround all together.


Posted on 12 December 2011
I was looking for this extension for a long time. It´s doing what I want. I had a little problem, but after I ask the developper, he just answered in a day and solved the problem (links didnt work). SO, many many thanks, I really can recommend this extension. Easy to use, friendly to work with.

Try out yourself!!!
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the review. The problem with contact links encountered by a few has been identified and the resolution is posted on the website. Thank you for asking for support before giving a bad rating to the extension, it is greatly appreciated.
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Trombinoscope Contacts

Olivier Buisard
Last updated:
Oct 29 2018
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Related paid extension :
Trombinoscope Contacts Pro

Uses Joomla! Update System


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