SobiPro is the next generation of content construction for Joomla! Built from the ground up, SobiPro has many new features that make it more flexible, more powerful and the perfect choice for many Joomla! powered website projects. What's new in SobiPro
XTDir is built based on our 5-years experience working and extending SobiPro (formerly known as Sigsiu Online Business Index 2, or Sobi2 for short).
Main Component Features
- Dashboard: Control Panel to manage the general configuration
- Joomla Search plugin: To integrate SobiPro with the general search. Examples: Neo or Elephant.
- Smart Search plugin (Finder): To integrate SobiPro with the general Joomla smart search / simplified Sobipro App for finder. Examples: Neo or Elephant.
- Entries Explorer: The explorer is our main management tool to promote/unpromote, enable/disable, and approve/unapprove actions.
- Promoted Entries: Entries can be promoted to top positions in the catalog navigation, in this way an advertisement policy can be enforced.
- Tiers for Sections / Categories: Tiers define how the list of promoted entries will be managed. Scope: section-wide or category specific.
- Advertisement algorithms: Default, Hits, Random, or Multi-Armed Bandit (Random+Hits, same used by Google Adwords)
- Entries management: Manual (activated by hand), Dynamic, or Paid (activated by payments / Paypal IPN).
- Order management: Paid orders to track payments and extry expirations.
- Promotion Expiration/Edition: Entries are enabled and disabled according the defined term.
- Promoted Entry Metadata Field: native SobiPro field to include entry metadata (styling).
- AlphaListing Entry Promotion: New promotion case.
- Custom "Order By": Support for custom second order (Native Intra-Page Order App)
The new list of reviewed modules are:
- Extended Joomla Search Form: the extended search form applied to Joomla search.
- Extended SobiPro Search Form: the extended search form applied to SobiPro search.
- Categories of SobiPro: module to show the list of categories, in 6 different layouts, with statistics.
- Joomla Search In Categories: module to show a seach box, and an associated list of categories for Joomla search.
- SobiPro Search In Categories: module to show a seach box, and an associated list of categories for SobiPro search.
- Sobipro Search in Selected Section: module to show a search box and a section selection, to submit the query to SobiPro search.
- Performance: Battle tested for large catalogs. This site has more than sample 2.000 entries. More test sections are coming (10-100K entries)
- Cronjob tasks: heavy tasks are managed by cronjob tasks.