Profile: Radu Stoian

K2

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Promises everything, delivers nothing


Posted on 09 February 2014
I was very excited about this component and I created a new website using K2 only to discover that nothing works as promised. Form an SEO perspective this componenet is a joke, with lots of duplicate URLs created by the search functionality and some modules displaying K2 items. This issue was first reported 2 years ago but no one really cares (google this phrase 'K2 SEO issue - Can it be fixed' for more details).

K2 also has big issues with the cache system. It generates a lot of cache files and you will quickly realize you need extra hosting space. For every image you upload, K2 generates an additional 4 or 5 cache images that take lots of space. Again, this issue is more than 3 years old and no fix or update.

I would strongly recommend against using K2 until these basic issues are fixed.
Owner's reply: K2 creating multiple sizes of an image is not a bug, it's a feature. Furthermore, K2's SEO is far better than more content components' is. Not only can you NOT have duplicate URLs by simply creating a hidden menu item pointing to all of K2 categories (this fixes duplicate URLs which would be normal to have depending on where you're browsing the site), we have also included an Advanced SEF section which can alter the URLs to your liking and even remove the item id creating URLs that only commercial SEF components can - and without the DB overload they bring.

K2, like all good things, needs some time and devotion to learn. If you can't see the benefits of it, then you might as well make a static website. I hear Jekyll is all the rage nowadays (good luck with that).

:)
100

Looks Great


Posted on 04 March 2013
This module looks great in the Control Panel. The graphs and statistics are easy to understand and provide a quick view into the shop's performance. It also gives you quick access to different areas of Virtuemart.

Great module


Posted on 04 March 2012
I've installed this module and it works perfect. I found the documentation pretty usefull to.

643

Best contact form ever


Posted on 07 November 2009
If you need an elaborate contact form, this is the best!!
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K2

By JoomlaWorks
Content Construction
The powerful award-winning content extension for Joomla with more than 3 million downloads (and counting)! 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 for...
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