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What is FLEXIcontent?
FLEXIcontent is primarily an advanced content management system developed to replace the native article manager of Joomla! 1.5
It adds the professional features required to build a collaborative web publishing system.
Even if it’s not its primary purpose, it can also manage records by presenting them the way of a directory.
Thus, FLEXIcontent was designed to manage content in a broad sense, and can organise articles, image galleries or a video galleries, job offers, product catalogues, business directories, a.s.o. within a single user interface.
This means for the end user, unparalleled simplicity of use, everything happens in one place. Mastering 10 components to be able to administrate an entire website isn’t required anymore.
For the web designer it means also the end of the headaches for the maintenance and updates of all installed extensions.
FLEXIcontent is an extension for Joomla! developed in 1.5 native mode and complying with the naming and coding conventions of the Framework (MVC frontend and backend). Thus, its portability to future versions will be greatly facilitated.
The main originality of this component is that it’s the first (as far as I know) to read and write directly into Joomla’s content (articles) and categories tables. The main advantages are: Easy install and uninstall without losing any data. Read more
The main concept introduced by FLEXIcontent is content types. The only type configured by default is the article, but other types may come to mind such as an image gallery, a portfolio, a recipe, a CV, a show card, a product sheet, a.s.o. Read more
Fields are the elements that constitute contents. The only required field is the content’s title, even if the description field (introtext/fulltext) is strongly recommended to maintain com_content’s compatibility. The first particularity is that FLEXIcontent can assign a same Read more
Unlike the native category management of Joomla! FLEXIcontent supports unlimited nested categories. It also supports multi-mapping (items can belong to multiple categories). With this last feature it becomes thus possible to adopt, within the Read more
The content manager is very similar to Joomla’s com_content but multiple features have been added to increase content retrieving and productivity. 1.- Search The first major improvement is a Boolean search engine available to filter the contents’ table, not only their Read more
In order to globalize the file management within FLEXIcontent we created a file manager. These files are accessible directly inside the item form when using some field types such as "file" (downloads). You can although access to the file Read more
FLEXIcontent has a very flexible template system that allows you to design your own custom templates very easily. In order to be able to design your own templates, it’s necessary to have at least basic knowledge Read more
By creating FLEXIcontent, one of my aim was to make it the more extensible as I could trough the Joomla! plugin system (which is according to my opinion one of the most powerful system in Joomla 1.5). Thus, each field type is a standard Read more