SobiPro is the next generation of directory extension with content construction support for Joomla!. SobiPro is a very extensible and highly configurable multi-directory component which allows you to easily extend your Joomla! powered website with a products directory, download directory, download and document management, real estate functionality and much, much more all from a single installation. What's new in SobiPro
XTDir is built based on our 5-years experience working and extending SobiPro.
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.