- Published: Tuesday, 08 March 2016 17:53
- Written by Syed Muneeb
K2 is a complete replacement of the builtin article system of Joomla!. It is a powerful Joomla extension that install similar to other Joomla! extensions. You can import your articles from the default Joomla! article system and you instantly get a whole lot of new features for your existing content. Consider Joomla! articles with additional fields for article images, videos, podcasts & other audio files, image galleries and attachments. It brings a hassle-free image management environment supporting on the fly auto-resizing to 6 configurable dimensions, which can be set either globally or on individual category basis (Phostoshop image resizing is a thing of past)
You have the options to configure comments settings, tagging, built-in options to extend content forms which helps in product catalogs creation, powerful content modules fetching K2 content in any way you can imagine, frontend editing with easy to use access control settings for content rich websites, powerful yet easy templating for going above the "Joomla! average", extended user profiles, user groups, blogs, a powerful plugin API to extend item/category/user forms, "drag and drop" media manager and many more!
K2 is the ideal solution for managing your content, regardless of site size. You can use it from a small blog to a complex corporate site or even a multi-author environment including portals or magazines etc. To provide a practical example, 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. And 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.
It's no wonder that K2 powers some of the biggest and most popular Joomla! sites ever built worldwide. And the best of all, it is totally FREE to use.