K2 Integration

K2 Integration

Hello, I am considering a lot of extensions that connect with Facebook and I would like to know if yours can integrate with the K2 component?

For example I would like the comments and sharing features your extension has to be added as an extra field in a K2 category.

Also would K2 comments be displayed for Joomla users and Facebook comments for Facebook users depending on how they logged in or would I need to choose a commenting system and stick to it?

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Re: K2 Integration

The plugin or module for Comments and Sharing can be placed on any page of your site, including K2.  K2 fires the standard content plugins as well (pretty sure about this), and we plan to soon release a JFBComments content plugin so that you can have it inserted into every article automatically.

So, in short, yes, we work with K2.  If you run into any issues, we'll fix them quickly as we use K2 on this site as well, and are planning to really tie JFBConnect into K2 in a few other ways (importing avatar for K2 users, for example).  We have no public timeline for these features, but they're coming.

As for how it would be displayed, the JFBComments module displays for users whether they are logged into Facebook or not.  By using JFBConnect, you can entice the user's to log into their Facebook account through your site and automatically create them an account on your site.  It's a great way to get more interactivity from your users.

Hope this helps.  Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Re: K2 Integration

Thanks for a quick and concise response.

You've answered my questions but I have some more.

1.    You said you are working on a way to automatically display the FB comments on every article. At the moment would I have to paste plugin code at the end of every article K2 or not to have this comments feature?
2.    Would this be the same of r the other features? Add plugin code to the individual articles.

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1) No, you wouldn't have to manually add it to each article.  Ideally, we'd use the Joomla plugin 'content' plugin system to do this.  The content plugins are fired whenever an article is displayed and can do 'something'.  In our case, it would display the comment box below the article itself.  Looking over K2, we may have to create a K2 specific plugin, but either way, we will.  It's popular enough (and again we use it) to not create something specific for it.

Again, no timeline.  But 3.0 stable is being released today which lets us focus on some of the more non-core functionality such as this.. and we can't wait!

2) We probably will only make K2 or content specific plugins where it makes sense.  A fanbox isn't really article-specific.  A 'like' button is though, so I can see creating a similar plugin for that.

Hope this helps.  Again, if you have questions, you know where to find us current/smile

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Re: K2 Integration

Hi there one more question.
I use Acymailing for newsletters and i was wondering if it is possible to have people sign up or opt in for a mailing list when registering with the site after logging in with their facebook details.

Has anyone integrated these two successfully before?

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Sorry for the delayed response.

Not sure what integration with AcyMailer would take.  We create normal Joomla users, so if you have a "Join our newsletter" module, that would work just fine.  Additionally, if AcyMailer has a "New User" plugin to automatically sign the user into a newsletter, that should work as well.  Additionally, if anything they offer integrates with JomSocial, Community Builder, or Kunena to pull the information about the user from their profiles, that should work just fine too as we populate the new user's profile information and it acts just like normal to any other component.

Hopefully this helps.  Integration with 3rd party components is something that we'll be prioritizing over the next few months, so if you decide to subscribe, and can't make everything work, we'll definitely do what we can to get it going.  We'd love to have a "Integrates with AcyMailer" bullet-point! current/smile

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Hi Apologies for delay.

AcyMailer can add new users silently to newsletter lists so it could work that way.

It also integrates with Community builder so I think it’s a pretty safe bet that it will work just fine. You can set it up also that when a user is registering on your site that at the bottom of the community builder form there is an option to subscribe to newsletter lists.

But as far as having something simple like a newsletter list check box on the new user registration with you component I don’t know how to do that.

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I'm also interested in K2 integration and I would really like to know when this is going to be ready. I'm primarily interested in user data integration (avatar, etc).
If it is going to be more than a couple of weeks then I will have to abandon K2 as I'm designing a new site.

If I install community builder which is compatible with jfb and K2, will all user data be populated to all user systems?

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K2 integration is expected to be part of the 3.1 release.  That's the next feature release, and due out in... a few weeks.  I don't have a better timeline than that, because we're planning to make some big changes to the profile system to allow easier integration with a lot of systems that store profile data going forward.  Today, we're releasing 3.0.2 which should be the last bug-fix release of the 3.0.0 versions.  That will allow us to focus on 3.1.  Sorry I can't be more clear on the release timeframe.

If you use CB, then yes, you should be able to import into it directly and then have K2 use that information without any issues.

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