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WP4J

WP4J is a complete blogging solution for Joomla 2.5 and 3.0. WP4J allows you to harness the power of the world's most popular blogging platform, Wordpress and integrate it seamlessly as a Joomla Component. This is not a bridge, this is Wordpress running as a Joomla component with all the capabilities of both systems at the tip of your fingers. This is a full multiuser integration with the ability of users to have there very own blog(s) with full administrative control only a mature blogging platform can give. This is the best blogging solution for Joomla hands down.

FEATURES
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*Easy installation
It is just a manner of installing as you would any other component. Discover install also works for those with upload limits on their server. Complete garbage collection on uninstall also, nothing left behind to clutter things up if you should uninstall (which is doubtful)

*Easy Upgrade
No hacks made to either Wordpress or Joomla, this means that you can upgrade Wordpress via the Wordpress Admin area, you are not at our mercy to upgrade Wordpress if security issues are found and mended.

*Fast, Real Fast
WP4J does not load the Wordpress API along with the Joomla Framework, this would be just plain silly and put too much strain on the server. WP4J runs Wordpress in a completely separate process so that things remain neat and tidy, this avoids potential conflicts between Wordpress and Joomla.

*Seamless Integration
WP4J runs Wordpress output thru the com_content layouts and as most templates provide layout templates for the com_content component that means that WP4J will integrate seamlessly with most templates without requiring CSS modification. It should work fine out of the box, but if you need to make changes, there is a style sheet provided that can be overridden by the template, this is also the case for all layouts used.

*Mature Bogging Platform
Wordpress has been around for a longtime and it is not the most popular blogging platform for no reason, there are literally thousands of developers enhancing this system and new plugins and widgets being released every day. There are literally thousands of quality extensions for Wordpress and these will virtually all work with WP4J. Wordpress is very refined and the Administrative features will absolutely blow you away.

*SEO
All the power of the Wordpress Permalink SEO system with full compatibility with Joomla SEO. It has been stated time and time again that Wordpress Permalinks enjoy a generally higher page rank than other such systems.

*Full Widget to Module Conversion
WP4J gives you the ability to display Wordpress widgets anywhere on your site

*Wordpress to Joomla Role Conversion
You have the ability to set Wordpress Roles to Joomla Groups, this means that your Joomla users will automatically have access to Wordpress ACL levels reflecting their Joomla Group membership.

Google Universal Analytics plugin

  Measurement today is evolving from technology that counts site traffic into a broader system that measures your effectiveness in advertising, sales, product usage, support, and retention. Ultimately, this sort of integrated measurement can help you deliver the best service, products, and experiences for your customers.

Google has developed a new analytics platform to meet your analytics needs, regardless of the level of sophistication that is required. Google Universal Analytics will help you understand your website users and Analytics for Joomla helps you with the integration in your Joomla website.

Features:

Google Universal Analytics makes it easy to integrate data form other sources into your webdata, to give you the best understanding of your Joomla website performance

Google Universal Analytics plugin for Joomla allows you to forget about the coding. Avoid the hasstle of digging into your template code and start collecting data straight away!

You will be able to implement the code from within your own Joomla Administrator interface. No need to digg into your template HTML code anymore.

Google Universal Analytics has an excellent toolkit available for you to get a better understanding of mobile users of your Joomla website.

 

Social Chat

Social chat is a module for Joomla allows you to manage a chat.
The module has no configuration, once installed it is already running.
Also it is not essential to set a template position, because social chat will always appear at the bottom right in the monitor, even if scrolleremo the page.
It was decided to conceive it as a module, and not as a plugin because then we could simply allow / block the display of chat in certain pages of the site.
Social chat is very simple and intuitive for your users, it will appear in a small portion of the screen in a rectangular box where you can see the number of users connected at that time.
A side we find the symbol of a gear that will allow us to change our status among those available: online, busy, offline and in addition we have a button that allows us to enter in the "town" where we can see all the conversations with various users.
If you click on the main pane social chat we can see in detail what users are connected and their status, by clicking on it we can open a new window where you can chat with them.
In real-time the user opens a window into your message.


GENOVA Version Control

GENOVA Version Control is an extendable version control system for Joomla, which allows you to compare and restore revisions of your Joomla articles in the frontend and backend.

WHY YOU MIGHT NEED IT

Version control might be interesting for web developers and designers who create complex designs for their customers and want to enable the client to manage their site themselves. In these cases it is always good to be able to restore a previous version of an article in case the customer messed with the design.

With the introduction of ACL in version 1.6 Joomla has become more suitable for collaborative work in larger teams. The introduction of the smart search feature is the reason that Joomla is more and more used for knowledge management purposes. But managing knowledge and information requires security mechanisms for data not being accidentally deleted or changed by the users. This is not only important for data security but helps increasing user engagement at your site. Only if users can be sure that they don't accidentally mess up anything, they are willing to contribute their knowledge to the system.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

GENOVA version conrol works very similarly to the revisions management we know from Wikipedia. After you installed the component and enabled the neccessary plugins, every change you make to an article is stored as a new revision. You then have the oportunity to compare and restore all revisions that have been made to a particlular content item. Even if you restore a particular revision of the past, all the other revisions are NOT lost. The restored revision becomes a new content revision and is added to the top of the stack. This means, that you can securely change and restore articles as you wish, without the fear of loosing information.

WORKS ON THE FRONTEND

Managing revisions works on the frontend as well. You need to set the access level in the parameters of the GENOVA Version Control Content Plugin (!), so the extension knows, which users are allowed to see the revisions

VerticalScroll JT1

VerticalScroll JT1 is a module for Joomla! that displays and continuously scrolls through the items entered. It uses Jquery to scroll. It features parameter options for size, scrolling speed, pausing on mouse-over and more.


Features;
*Joomla 2.5 and 3.0 Compatible
*Enter up to 40 items
*A lot of options like Open Target, Animation Speed, Module Height, Background Color, Padding, Pause Interval and Mouseover Pause... etc.


Note: for Joomla 3.0: You may have to disable Jquery option If Jquery is loaded by default templates.

Roockbuilder

Roockbuilder - it's a powerful Joomla Drag and Drop Page builder. In simple steps you can build amazing pages, you just need Drag and Drop plugin to content editor.

Roockbuilder based on powerful web technologies, like jQuery, HTML 5 and CSS3. Remember Just Drag and Drop, it's easy!

Plugins:

- Simple text. Allow you add any kind of content on page, from simple text to images and tables.

- Social Share. Share your page to most popular Social Networks. It's easy with Roockbuilder Social Share plugins

- Comments. Powerful comment system with amazing features. Allows visitors to leave comments for your awsome articles based on Roockbuilder.

Layouts:

- Default. Excellent choice if you are looking creative solution for your page.

Force Complete Profile

This plugin will force users to complete their profile according to rules set. Very useful, when you use authorization via social networks which usually generates random emails like 234vfh23237dcsc23@example.com or usernames like "Name Surname".

Features

• Forces to change password on first log-on or if it's empty.
• Change display name if it equals username or empty.
• Change username if it doesn't match the rules (regular expression).
• Change email if it matches rules set (regular expression)

Missing Meta Check

A simple module, which shows in main admin panel a list of articles without description or keywords. Very useful if you tend to give all your articles descriptions and keywords, but sometimes forget to do so.

Features

• Displays articles with missing meta description and keywords.
• Very good for SEO.
• Perfectly integrates with standard admin skin

JLV Google Maps

JLV Google Maps module allows you to very easy add a module position with Google Maps with single pin, weather forecast and few various options like map type, zoom and size for the map module.

Features:

* It is very basic module, but allows very easy and fast to show a point on the map.
* Weather, cloud layers
* Support custom inforwindow style
* Multiple module instances
* The configuration is very easy and simple
* Compatibility with Joomla! 2.5
* Cross Browser Support: IE7+, Firefox 2+, Safari 3+, Chrome 8+, Opera 9+

Event Gallery

Image browsing starts with an overview page. It displays all published events you have. If you want to have multiple overview pages you can tag the events and use those tags to create different overview pages. There are multiple options for rendering an overview page. Everything is configurable using the Joomla menu item configuration so you can configure each overview page differently.


The first event page I created was a pageable image list. In this display mode you have a list of images with standard Joomla paging. From this list you can get to the single image page. There you have some navigation elements and you can browse to the next/previous image using the arrow keys. Zooming an image using a kind of lightbox is possible too. One unique feature of the pageable image list is the ability to add comments to images. To prevent misuse of the commenting feature a simple captcha is included. That's it. Simple image browsing.

If space is critical and you want to display images without the need for scrolling then the ajax image list is the right choice. You'll get the zoomable image on the one side and a small pageable list of thumbnails on the other side. Browsing using arrow keys is possible. In addition you can browse through the images using the lightbox mode.

The last kind of image list is the "image list". Is is just a huge list of images on one page. There is some javascript magic around to automatically align the images to fit the available horizontal space.

Version 2.6 is there. If you already downloaded it and encountered an issue with creating events, please download it again. This is fixed.

Main Features

- Joomla 2.5 / 3.0 compatible
- Includes Google Picasa Webalbums and local stored images
- Image processing like sharpening
- Password protected folders
- Three configurable ways to display images: simple image list, pageable image list and ajax image list
- Comments for images
- Supports lightbox image view
- Image management using the back end
- Cart&Checkout for images
- swipe support for the lightbox and the lightbox is fixed in the screen
- Multiple file upload