So, what are the capabilities of the Joomla software? Actually, the capabilities are endless. Because of the open source coding, variations and extensions to the initial Joomla core components are endless. If you can think it, someone, somewhere can design it and it will work with the core software program.
Yes, this means that you can use this program to create a social networking website. And actually, it can be very easy. You can have all the cool features on your social site as any of the other social sites do. There are actually social sites that have already been developed using this software. And yes, there is an extension of the core software that will help you do this!
JomSocial is a set of components from this program that are designed to work with the core software program to allow you to build and operate a social networking website. The complication level for JomSocial is very low compare to others like it that is available in Drupal. You can create a unique and interactive social site very easy.
The features include: connect and talking with friends via personal chat, uploading and sharing photos, create, join and participate in groups, connect with others with a friend system and so much more. With the availability of an increasingly large variety of Joomla components and modules, your options are limitless when it comes to what you can do with the Joomla social software.
You will be able to find a directory of the available extensions that you could use to build a Joomla social networking website. There are about 60 pages of various types of extensions that you can use. Some of the extensions will only work with a certain version of this software, so make sure that you have the correct version. There are two versions: 1.0.X and 1.5. Version 1.5 is the newest, so before long you probably will not see any new developments in the 1.0 field. Just make sure that your extension versions will match the version of the core software program that you have; otherwise they will not work.
Here is another great source to information on creating social sites using Joomla and its called greendoc. Through research, you will be able to find a wide variety of blogs, documents that will help you through the process of developing your own social site using Joomla. As we all know, social networking sites have become extremely popular in today's society. Whether you use the site just to keep up with friends who have moved away or to find new friends, to connect with business people and to network, social networking sites are engaging and fun and can be extremely useful. So, it's no surprise that you would want to create your own. If you do not know much about software or if you're not an IT expert, using this open source program can definitely be beneficial to you throughout your social networking site development. Have Fun and enjoy!