Power Content Documentation

Getting Started With Power Content

This article provides general information about Power Content as a tool for developingmaintaining, and managing websites, as well as its concepts, the reasons behind creating it, and general best practices for using it. 
See Power Content on the Joomla! Extensions Directory

Topics that will be covered in this article:

  1. What is Power Content?
  2. Key Features
  3. Why choosing Power Content over other content extensions?
  4. Features requests, bugs reporting, and support

What is Power Content?

Power Content is a CCK (Content Construction Kit) extension for the Joomla! CMS. It has been designed especially for developers, web masters, SEO experts, web designers, and clients. It aims to be the most Powerful, Flexible, and Easy-to-use of all other Content Extensions available for Joomla, paid or free.

Power Content has been developed as a personal contribution to the *AMAZING* community of Joomla, and in order to help users take their websites to the next level. Power Content has no competition in terms of possibilities, features, flexibility, simplicity and performance.

Because Power Content is a personal contribution, it is completely FREE, and will always stay free. In addition, the project is extremely active and 100% supported, new features are being added every month. Power Content is also HIGHLY documented (definitely the most documented content extension), with a wide range of documentation levels. Developers can find code examples and API explanations, while clients and webmasters can find every possible feature, function or option this awesome system has to offer.

As we all know - Joomla may definitely be the most powerful and flexible CMS in the world, but it also has many flaws. Here is where Power Content comes into play. The general concept behind it is to simply make Joomla websites development, maintenance, and management an easy and fast thing to do, almost no matter the size of the website or its required features.

Heads up! As a leading concept, Power Content will show its true powers for people who actually write code, even only HTML and a little CSS. It features an extremely powerful Themes Engine that enables you to create your own layouts and display everything however and wherever you wish. But, it offers a lot for people who don’t touch code as well.

Key Features

Power Content does everything that other CCK extensions do, only much more, better and in a simpler manner.

Powerful & Flexible Themes Engine - Create your own specific and / or shared layouts for every type of record, as well as your own parameters, with an extremely easy GUI interface.

Diverse Content Fields (Custom / Extra Fields) - Extremely powerful custom fields engine providing you with over 15 built-in types of fields that are completely integrated with Power Content in all manners. Fields can be repeatable (making it extremely easy to extend your websites), and can appear on any type of record - Items, Categories, Authors, Tags and more.

Drag & Drop Media Manager - Completely integrated with the custom fields, Text Editors, and other parts of Power Content. The media manager lets you manage, sort, add, delete, change, preview and more, extremely easily and productively, directly from your editing pages.

Built-In Powerful Search Engine - Supporting advanced filtering for your items, allow "Live" search with AJAX technology.

Multiple Categories For a Single Item - We can finally assign a single item to as many categories as we want!

Many-to-many tagging system - Better, more flexible and far more powerful than anything you've seen before.

Unlimited Nested Categories - Create endless sub categories and structure your website however you want.

Extremely Easy SEO Management - Not only does Power Content have a dedicated admin view for SEO, where you can see and edit your whole websites titles, descriptions, robots, OG:IMAGE and more, It also has an Automatic SEO feature to make SEO Management much more easier, as well as a dedicated Custom Field to insert Head Tags such as Canonical, Analytics, Facebook Pixel and more, directly to all / specific pages - without any coding.

3 Types of Pagination Systems - Standard (arrows and numbers), Load More Button and Infinite Scroll (like Facebook) features.

Perfect Routing Engine - Finally a solution to the Joomla routing engine! No more duplicated pages, no more surprising 404 errors. And perhaps the most helpful feature of Power Content's Router: We finally don't need to open a menu item for each and every little page we want to display on our website!

API For Developers - Powerful methods, classes and traits designed specifically to help developers enhance the core features of Power Content.

Extendable Plugins System & Plugins API - Extend Power Content forms, add tabs with your own forms to Power Content. Extend * ANY PART * of Power Content with more than 10 events available.

Live Comments Engine - AJAX live commenting system with deep spam filtering features, as well as Google's 'I'm not a bot' CAPTCHA. The commenting system that allows commenting replies! You can finally let your users actually discuss rather than simply comment. In addition, you can choose to receive notifications when a user comments on your items.

Highly Enhanced and Easy-to-use Text Editor - A super powerful built-in text editor which is also extremely simple and easy-to-use. Completely integrated with Power Content's Media Manager and Links Manager. Built-In features to embed videos (Visually) from YouTube, Vimeo and other sources, as well as loading modules directly in the text editor. And on top of all that - the text editor will CLEAN your content when pasting from external sources like other websites or Word documents allowing your websites to keep their format, and preventing your clients from ruining your hard work!

Complete Pages Preview - A complete Preview solution, allowing you to see the * Entire Page * before you publish it.

And a LOT (A WHOLE LOT) more awesome features and possibilities that are just waiting to be used!

Why choose Power Content over other content extensions?

There are five main reasons for choosing Power Content over, for example, K2, Flexi Content or Seblod:

  1. Performance: Power Content websites performance is legendary fast. I have developed the exact same website with the exact same features and the same content and media both with Power Content and with another,
    one of the most popular CCK extension in Joomla (for privacy and respect, i won't include its name). After a modest optimization, the other CCK's website was loaded in 2.7 seconds while Power Content’s website
    was loaded in 0.8 seconds. Both tests happened on the exact same website, on the exact same host and terms, and from the exact same source. In Google Page Speed score, the site built with the other CCK scored 75 web and 71
    mobile while the Power Content's website scored 100 web and 98 mobile. The mentioned website is: www.flippo.xyz, and you can test it yourself if you wish.
  2. Built-in Features – Power Content has WAY more built-in features, out of the box, than any other CCK. It basically does everything that any other CCK does but more, easier, and better.
  3. Ease of Use – Developers, web designers, web masters, SEO experts, and clients, it’s just so easy to achieve what you want. In development or management, UX was a priority from day one.
  4. Super Powerful Custom Fields – Power Content’s custom fields can be placed anywhere: on categories, on authors, on items, on items by categories on tags. It has 15 types of custom fields to cover any possible need. In addition, fields can be repeatable, which means that you can define any group of fields and let your clients or yourself add more just by clicking a + button, right from the page you are creating/editing. With this, you can say goodbye to most of your extensions since you can easily create galleries, sliders, forms, carousels, popups, and entire sections and pages just with this feature alone
  5. Power Content Is Highly Documented - As opposed to many other CCK extensions, Power Content is highly documented; almost anything in the system is explained right here. In the future, there will also be full tutorials and how-to videos on creating many types of websites and web applications.
  6. Plugins API - Power Content features an incredibly strong plugins API that enables developers to extend any part of the CCK, authors, tags, items, categories, comments, config, and more. The API is extremely simple to use. Adding fields and tabs to record happens almost automatically. In the "Plugins API" section of the documentation, you will be able to download a sample plugin.
  7. It’s Free and Will Always Be Free – The Joomla Project and community gave me so much knowledge, skills, friends, partners, my incomes, and much, much more. Power Content is both my baby and my personal contribution to the Joomla world. It is completely free and completely supported by me, and it will always stay that way.

Features requests, bugs reporting, and support

Bear in mind, Power Content is a completely new extension. Although I have tested it numerous times and even developed several different websites with it, there still may be some bugs or issues that I haven’t encountered yet. Luckily, I’m 100% behind the extension, so if you find any bugs, please email me directly or contact me via LinkedIn. Soon, I will publish Power Content to JED and GitHub so you will also be able to contact me through those.

I would love to hear about features you think that I should add to Power Content in order to improve it. Don’t be shy, I would love to hear from you!

My Email: shirekerling@gmail.com
My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shir-ekerling-84b86358
My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ekerling

Still have questions? ask me in the comments bellow
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Shir Ekerling Power Content's Developer

Yo. I'm a web designer, web developer and a growth hacker. Founded several successful companies over the years, one one them is www.aikonCMS.com which is an awesome Joomla extensions development company.

Please bear in mind that Power Content is a a completely new application. So, you may encouter some bugs here and there. If you do, please report to me ASAP as I'm 100% behind this awesome application, which is free, and will always be free. You can also forward me features request, I'll be happy to improve EPC as much as i can.

For feature requests or bug reporting contact me via:

Email: shirekerling@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shir-ekerling-84b86358
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ekerling

Any Questions or Comments?
Go Ahead!
  • S shlomi morgan
    February 25, 2017

    how do I uninstall this power content ?!

    Reply to shlomi morgan
  • P Pedro Olaia
    January 27, 2017

    Hey this is a great extension, congratulations! I am just trying it and I promise I will come with better comments and suggestions, but I just have to ask... if this is Power Content... why is it content called "items"?

    Reply to Pedro Olaia
  • G Gord Fisch
    January 22, 2017

    Looks like a great extension. Just started testing it out. Is there a way to import/migrate all my current categories and items to EPC?

    Reply to Gord Fisch
  • M mirate
    January 05, 2017

    Hi,
    COuldnt install it, just blank page. I tried from Upload apackage and install from folder.
    And same issue, a blank page. does it requieres some configuration on server, maybe pahp ñlatest version?
    Grettings

    Reply to mirate
  • S Shir Ekerling
    January 08, 2017

    Hello, Minimum PHP version required is 5.4, It seems like your'e using and older version.

    Best,
    Shir

  • M mirate
    January 06, 2017

    Also dont work if isntalled one by one: blank page when clicking on each of the items of power content at components Menu.

  • M mirate
    January 06, 2017

    I have unzipped the zip file, and installed one by one, i wonder if i missed something , or it must be installed by this way?

  • S shoulders
    January 04, 2017

    Hi Shir,

    Can I say first thanks for this extension and I appreciate the massive amount of work you have done already. This CCK definitely fills a gap in the market. I have been reviewing all of the other CCKs and they are all lacking in one area or more.

    Power Content and the new raft of Page Builders will make Joomla the goto CMS of the future. The last area is an eCommerce solution to take on woo-commerce, a load of UI improvement to Joomla and then who need Wordpress.

    shoulders

    Reply to shoulders
  • S Shir Ekerling
    January 04, 2017

    Hi mate, thanks for the encouragement :)
    If I'm right, you are the one Iv'e been speaking with on GitHub. If so, I'd like to that you for you feature suggestions, they are spot on.

    Best,
    Shir

  • D Dominicus Björkstam
    January 03, 2017

    Hi Shir,
    I just found it as I've been using k2 on a couple of sites but the development of that extension is DEAD

    One question before taking this for a spin; Is this also visible in the front-end or just a back-end extension?
    When doing uploads to the mediapart - will the pictures resize themselves automatically into three different configurable sizes like in K2 ?

    I want an easy interface for front-end users who's websites I manage

    Sincerely,

    Dominicus


    PS. It would be nice to add a comment and have an email sent to me when you answer, but I cannot see any email field to fill out.

    Reply to Dominicus Björkstam
  • S Shir Ekerling
    January 04, 2017

    Hi Dominicus,
    Your questions are great, let me answer those:

    1. Yes, of course you will have a front-end visibility, everything that you do in the backend, will have a visual representation in the frontend.

    2. When uploading media, Power Content WONT create different types of thumbnails for the reason that it loads enormously on your host, this is actually one of the reasons i stopped using K2 myself. BUT, Power Content has an awesome feature of rotating, cropping and resizing your images directly on after upload, from the awesome media manager, and from any type of page editing. You simply right click on the image, click on resize & rotate, and set your new sizes. That simple :)

    3. I didn't put any email field here because i don't want people to think that I'm a lead collector or something like that. But, you have subscribed to receive updates and notifications about the Power Content project so I've emailed you personally about my reply.

    Best,
    Shir

  • T Tony
    December 22, 2016

    Hey Shir, I'm looking forward to digging in and possibly using this to replace the page creation engine I've built for a recent site using another form to content type CCK. This sounds like it has almost everything I'm looking for and more. Would it be possible to build in a "favorites" feature where a visitor can add favorite pages to a "cart" and then send an email with all of the favorited pages listed? Almost a shopping cart, but not quite. (this company doesn't sell inventoried stock with prices, it's all custom built so customers browse a photo gallery and then submit a quote request with what they are interested in)

    Reply to Tony
  • S Shir Ekerling
    December 31, 2016

    Hi Tony,
    As Power Content meant to be a CCK, I there isn't any immediate plan to implement a wishlist or a cart features.

    Having said that - Power Content will soon have an E-Commerce solution, so you'll later be able to use it for this feature you wanted.

    And in addition - Power Content has AWESOME API, and can easily be extended with plugins, so if your'e a developer, you can easily create such a plugin and extend Power Content.

    Best,
    Shir, Power Content's Developer

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