Having Tagline "Easy Social Networking in Joomla" and "The Best in the Market" probably tease you to have the "Facebook Like" feature within your site. Before you press the "Buy Now" button i think you should read this whole insider story first

This review will be on going update, since jomsocial is also evolve. If you find this review already obsolete, please give the comment below

At this time of writing, the latest Jomsocial version is 3.0.4. For me this jomsocial release seem bit forced by the preassure of community. The new developer, iJoomla, seem bit under preassure since they keep postponed the launch and this makes the community bit frustrated.

Why you need to read this Jomsocial Review ?

"We do not issue refunds under the following circumstances:

  • Your client didn't go for it
  • You've changed your mind
  • You've decided JomSocial is "Not what I need"
  • You've decided to stop using Joomla
  • Your server does not meet minimum system requirements
  • You don't have the time to implement JomSocial on your site
  • You've found a different solution
  • You made some customizations and modifications and now JomSocial isn't working
  • Your purchase is older than 14 days (no exceptions)
  • You experience script conflicts with other 3rd party software connected to or installed on your Joomla website (Templates, Components, Modules, and Plugins). "

 Long story short, i have client who ask for social feature on their site, there are 3 i have in mind: Jomsocial, Community Builder, or build my own.

 I opt out Community Builder, because i see more good review on Jomsocial rather than Community Builder and i don't want to build my own since the task is bit require quite amount of time to develop.

At this moment i only use their photos and activity stream feature, i don't dig deep into videos and event as my client would like to focus more on photos and activity stream

So i bought jomsocial... and here's my thought..

Advanced Coding

Jomsocial rely most on Ajax and Joomla MVC, so if you would like to modify things you so be convenient with joomla MVC and ajax. Create new template is bit easy as it already support template override


Facebook "Thinking" vs Jomsocial "Thinking"

Want to have facebook-like feature ? well, like me, you'll get dissapointed... in Photo Upload feature, there's "Awkwardness" that you'll be wondering why the core team did this: "Single Timeline for Photos and Comment on Album not Photos"

So, if you upload an image of Jesus now and someone comment .. "this is my God "
if you upload another image of a cow tomorrow the 1st thing you would notice is the comment that was made on jeses image to be automatically shown on the new cow image...

so people would think that the comment was made on the cow image and the guy who commented is worshipping the cow


No Mention, No Tagging, No Hashtag on activity stream

One of healthy community is when you can see they're communicate by tag/mention each other.. but unfortunately this feature is not support with jomsocial (yet)