As you probably know, Joomla is one of the most popular CMS in the world to create almost any project. But there are some features of this system that do not allow to increase its efficiency even with the help of third-party plugins and modules. For these purposes, and is a component called K2.
What is a K2?
First of all, this extension supplies you with an integrated content management system. For example, you can embed images, videos, galleries directly from the control panel, and you can insert documents, tags, and more.
This type of material handling perfect for news sites and projects where you need a quick impact and important content in General.
In addition, there are supplements and for this component – they help to extend the already excellent system. For example, to insert a gallery of photos is possible just by adding a special component Simple Image Gallery.
Going to the admin panel, you will see the most popular materials, as well as the main points to add, change, etc.
Of course you need to remember that SEO optimization points K2 differs from the standard Joomla content, so you need to purchase separate solutions in the form of plugins and extensions. As for the change points, here, all the same Joomla articles – the same lists, left, categories, comments, etc.
The tabs at the top of the edit screen will tell you what needs to be added to the material, and the bottom – what you need to correct.
inherited categories (no restriction on section/category)
commenting, integrated with Google’s reCaptcha and Akismet
the image of the item (useful for articles/catalogs)
photo galleries video insert documents user pages (blogs/profiles)
smart ACL to edit
unique plugin system to extend item, category and user forms
ajax-based comments moderation Google AJAX
search integration the Output JSON/JSONP content
special SEF options (added in K2 v2.6.4+)