flexible & feature-rich content
for Joomla! websites
by Fotis Evangelou (JoomlaWorks)
Joomla!Days Netherlands 2010
General facts for content in Joomla!
Joomla! content is “spartan” by default
To simulate today's must-have functionality like
blogging and rich media, we need to install a
The resulting package is limited and
troublesome to maintain
the popular powerful content component for
Joomla! with CCK-like features
think of Joomla! articles thrown into the mixer
with Drupal's CCK, Wordpress blogging
features and Joomla!'s templating on steroids
What can I do with K2?
Using Joomla! & K2 it's easy to build:
• portal/magazine with author blogs
• catalog (products, work portfolio etc.)
• knowledge base
• download/document manager
• directory listing
• event listing
all bundled under one extension package!
Basic K2 features (1/2)
• nested-level categories
• comments system
• "extra fields" system to extend item elements
(a la CCK)
• item image (useful for articles/catalogs)
• image galleries
Basic K2 features (2/2)
• user profiles/blogs
• versatile ACL system
• ajax-based front-end editing
• powerful plugin system to extend item,
category and user forms
• ajax-based comments moderation
• Google AJAX Search integration
...and a lot more!
1. Joomla! has been far behind other competing
CMSs like Drupal and WordPress in terms of
social features and f exibility (categorization,
ACL, expansion etc.)
2. Joomla! 1.0 and 1.5 are practically the same in
features for the end-user
3. Slow development cycle for Joomla! - which
further strengthens point 1.
Did you know?
K2 has been downloaded more than 200.000 times in
less than a year and it has been translated into several
K2 is the de facto content component supported by
almost all major Joomla! template providers including:
K2 powered websites
two of the world's highest traffic Joomla! Websites:
Gazzetta.gr & TNAWrestling.com
popular websites like: Gorillaz.com & The Arts Desk
(recently awarded in the UK)
websites of prominent Joomla! template developers:
JoomlaPraise & JoomlaBamboo
...and thousands of personal or business websites
around the world.
Now let's build
our first K2 website!