Joomla CCK Comparison

Joomla CCK Comparison

What is a CCK? Content Construction Kits are used to create custom posts/pages/entries on a CMS (Content Management System). This article compares 5 CCKs for Joomla.

  • Fabrik
  • Cobalt
  • Seblod
  • K2
  • ZOO
Creating K2 Templates

Creating K2 Templates

It’s always easy to tell the difference between a well made custom website and those websites that use stock templates. It’s the same difference in character between a brand new sports car you bought at the dealership and the race car built from the ground up. Sure one is comfortable and easy, but it definitely won’t have the character or the real performance you’re after. Cheap bolt on parts (bad plugins and modules) won’t make your car or website better either.

K2 Tutorials: From Beginner to Advanced

K2 Tutorials: From Beginner to Advanced

As you may already know, Joomla is our Content Management System of choice here at Y-Designs. However, what has really sold us is not Joomla itself, but the K2 extension you can install on your Joomla site. K2 is a CCK / Content Management System that allows for optimal customization and ease of use. These are some K2 tutorials we wrote. There is a K2 tutorial for every level and new tutorials are added on a daily basis, so come back to read more! 

Why we use Joomla / K2 and not WordPress / Drupal

Why we use Joomla / K2 and not WordPress / Drupal

So, if you’re a developer/designer you may have noticed that our site does’t use Wordpress or Drupal, but instead uses Joomla.  For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about here, I’m talking about content management systems (CMS for short).  CMS keeps all of your pages in a database so that you can easily update content without knowing much technical skills.   A lot of people have a preference for different CMSes and I think they are all terrific for their purposes.  CMSes are definitely a lot better than straight HTML sites for most situations.

K2 Templating: From 0 to 100mph in …

K2 Templating: From 0 to 100mph in …

We’ve consistently added new tutorials and ideas to this site.  Today, we have another big block of templating examples we would like to share.  There are total of 9 new tutorial entries which are all K2 templating related.  We’ve listed them in order of difficulty.  Check it out!  (also awesome Porsche pictures included!)

Joomla K2 Extra Fields

Joomla K2 Extra Fields

Learn about the “Extra Fields” feature on Joomla and K2. It can help you customize your Joomla-based website!

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