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Maori social network site made possible in Joomla

  Apson Site Of The Week

This week we are featuring a community website that serves as a hub for information exchange amongst the Maori community in New Zealand. The Ka Pao site uses all three Joomla extensions EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss and Komento to empower communication between the Maori members for business networking, discussions and current news.

We got hold of Terry Perkins, the web developer for this website, who trusted our Joomla extensions in building this site for a short interview.

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1. Have you used any Joomla extensions before?

Yes. I've built websites since around 1996 and started developing them in Joomla in 2007.

2. How did Stackideas’ extensions helped you better manage your website compared to the previous Joomla extensions?

It's the integration between each components, their similarity of design and purpose, and StackIdeas tech support that makes the difference.

3. How did you get to know about our extensions and, why did you choose them for your site?

From the JED, and reading though the glowing reviews there I decided to go with StackIdeas ' extensions ... What I found was a well laid out site that explained each component very well and had an active support area. After purchase it was less than a week before I posted a positive review on JED as well (and I never do that).

My initial purpose with Ka Pao was to build a site that allowed people to interact in as many different ways as possible and to make it very easy for them to do so. So, I chose the StackIdeas Professional bundle because it's perfect.

4. If there is one thing you can add or change in our product, what would that be?

If it was possible to create separate administrator announcement blog posts that hide author/date, etc. I could do away with the native Joomla article space on the front end altogether.

5. What do you think about our support team?

Your support is the best I have ever encountered for any software (including graphics, 3D, and video software... not just for website development)

Below is how our extensions look like in Ka Pao:

EasyDiscuss

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Komento

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We want to thank Terry for sharing his valuable review!


People in this conversation

  • Guest - Aidan Coughlan

    about 12 months ago

    Good review, and a very good site. It seems to use Easyblog & Easydiscuss very well. This must have been customised a lot I presume ? It would be great to have modules /templates that would allow those without HTML/CSS customisation experience to integrate the Stackideas extensions into their site in this manner.... any ideas on what would be involved to create custom Easyblog modules like this for a site?

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