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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

38

Poor support


Posted on 19 November 2018
10
Functionality

poor

66
Ease of use

easy to use

I used this to: Radiowave
13

Weak CCK


Posted on 19 October 2018
10
Functionality

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

20
Ease of use

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

10
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.
95
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

90
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

100
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.

100
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
100
Functionality

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

100
Ease of use

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

100
Support

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

100
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!
100
Functionality

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

100
Ease of use

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

100
Support

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

73
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.
100
Functionality

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

100
Ease of use

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

95
Support

excellent

90
Documentation

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

I used this to: any kind of joomla project
100

one of the best extensions


Posted on 05 September 2018
100
Functionality

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

100
Ease of use

K2 is very easy to use

100
Support

They have detail tutorials and a great forum for support

100
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.
6

Too old


Posted on 05 September 2018
2
Functionality

Good but too old!

10
Ease of use

yes its easy but needs lot of attention

1
Support

terrible

10
Documentation

good

100

la mejor plataforma de blogs


Posted on 22 December 2017
100
Functionality

Tengo todas las características que necesito

100
Ease of use

Sí, fácil de usar

100
Support

Muy bien

100
Documentation

Muy bien

I used this to: mi sitio web personal
22

really annoying, ...


Posted on 14 November 2017
20
Functionality

So many Options, very confusing to set it up.

5
Ease of use

So many Options, very confusing to set it up.

40
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.
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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
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
3
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