Alternative to EasyBlog

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Alternative to EasyBlog

Post by trogladyte » Tue Mar 26, 2024 2:49 pm

I've used EB for years, but recently, they sold out to another company. Since then, support has been poor. Currently, the component is throwing multiple errors every time a post is viewed. The error log is growing at around 0.25Mb every view, meaning, for busy sites, it can get to 1-3Gb in no time at all. I've been asking for a fix for over 3 months and they keep "fixing" it, but it never does. So over this.

What is everyone else using for blogs (on Joomla 5)?
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Re: Alternative to EasyBlog

Post by Maradona » Wed Mar 27, 2024 12:29 am

Hi,

Would you be so kind as to share your approach for transferring content in the scenario where an alternate extension is available, considering the absence of a migration feature from EasyBlog? ???

Thanks :pop

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Post by trogladyte » Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:01 am

Hadn't thought too far ahead on that. I have a clever SQL friend who can probably write a script to do it. Not as elegant as a purpose-built importer, but it'll only be a oncer.
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Re: Alternative to EasyBlog

Post by Sulpher » Sat Apr 13, 2024 4:52 am

Well, since Joomla has tag functionality, maybe is it enough to use standard Joomla articles?
Social share buttons and image plugins can be added too. If there is another features that need to be presented like "vote for article", then it's possible to find such a plugin.
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Re: Alternative to EasyBlog

Post by g2024 » Tue May 07, 2024 1:10 pm

trogladyte - What extension did you choose in the end?
I've used Easyblog on a couple of sites before and need similar for a couple of new sites but I don't really want to go back to Stackideas after some bad experiences. Thanks.

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Post by gsmela » Tue May 07, 2024 1:27 pm

g2024 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2024 1:10 pm
trogladyte - What extension did you choose in the end?
I've used Easyblog on a couple of sites before and need similar for a couple of new sites but I don't really want to go back to Stackideas after some bad experiences. Thanks.
You might want to check out RSBlog from RSJoomla. It has been around for quite a bit and allows you to import/export Joomla articles as well as post new blog entries via email. I've used it on a few sites. No connection to RSJoomla other than using their products for many years.

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Re: Alternative to EasyBlog

Post by trogladyte » Tue May 07, 2024 4:58 pm

I finally forced Stackideas into fixing their broken product. Terrible support since they were sold, but at least it's now working correctly.

I used to use RSJoomla till they shafted me over $20. Never again. They've lost hundreds of my subscription dollars over that $20. Companies just don't learn how to give support.
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Re: Alternative to EasyBlog

Post by g2024 » Tue May 07, 2024 5:37 pm

Thanks both, I appreciate it.
I did look at RSBlog (we've used RSForms for a long time) but it looks a bit dated.
If you've managed to get them to fix Easyblog then maybe we'll go with that, I can't seem to find a better alternative.


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