K2 – Content Construction Component

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K2 – Content Construction Component

— WHAT IS K2? —
K2 is a content construction component (similar to CCK for those acquainted with Drupal), which lets you easily create any content type for your Joomla! website. 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 and more, all this bundled under one package!

See the video review & introduction to K2 1.0.x beta by acclaimed Joomla! book author and blogger Barrie North (JoomlaShack): http://www.joomlashack.com/joomla-components/357-joomlaworks-k2-video-review

K2 is extensible with additional fields to its base content form. That means you can add as many content fields as you want and create category-specific content items, e.g. article, blog post, product page, directory listing.

K2 offers as standard:
– nested-level categories (no section/category restrictions)
– commenting, integrated with reCaptcha
– tags
– item thumbnail and main image (useful for articles/catalogs)
– image galleries
– videos
– attachments
– user pages (author blogs/user profiles)
– ajax-based frontend editing
– ACL for content
– Unique plugin system to extend item, category and user forms
…and more!

K2 fully supports the Joomla! API, which means all Joomla! plugins will function properly within the component, either in the frontend or backend.

K2 has been developed for Joomla! 1.5 only, as it takes advantage of the MVC features of 1.5’s API. That means flexible templating for designers and total separation of data and content layout.

If you wanna utilize the built-in gallery and video features, you need to install Simple Image Gallery (free or Pro version) 2.0 and AllVideos 2.5.4 (free), both provided by JoomlaWorks.

K2 is PHP 4 and 5 compatible in version 2.

K2 is developed by JoomlaWorks and licensed under the GNU/GPL v2 license.

Try K2 out! You’ll discover a whole new way of creating websites with Joomla! 1.5! K2 is a full com_content (Joomla! core content component) replacement, in the sense that it provides you with the tools to start building a flexible and properly organized website without the need to use core Joomla! articles.

Moreover? You no longer need a dozen of components and even more modules to do things like run a news site or a blog. Drupal and WordPress have certainly met their match now! 😉

Stay tuned at http://www.joomlaworks.gr and the official K2 site at http://k2.joomlaworks.gr and our brand new community site at http://k2community.joomlaworks.gr for more updates.

If you like K2, we encourage you to develop Joomla! modules and plugins that utilize K2’s content.