Joomla CCK is a powerful website builder that helps build a variety of content types. With CCK, you can create many custom forms to build websites with unique features such as: Shop website builder, booking, events...etc
Usually, the process of a CCK is:
- Create form (types) based on the provided fields
- Create categories for that form.
- Create items by entering content into saved form.
Here is a list of the best free Joomla CCKs:
FLEXIcontent is an advanced CMS developed to greatly enhance the native content managenent of Joomla!
- Powerful content types, that are meant to do a lot more, than merely group some custom fields
- Many highly parametrized powerful fields
- Drag-drop templating
- Multi-Category assignments (secondary & featured)
- High performance FACETED filtering !!!
- Author management with limitations for subscriptions sites
- Powerful ACL
SobiPro is an advanced powerful multi-content directory component for Joomla with a fully responsive SobiPro template with multiple colour themes and different styles.
- Unlimited nested category tree structure
- Category fields
- Basic Paypal payment system integrated
- Advanced back-end ACL for each section
- Possibility to integrate own PHP scripts in the templates
- Category filter in search
The main task for Content Builder is to structure Joomla! content (articles) while preserving content layouts - but you can do a lot more with it.
- Content Management
- Paid Content
- File Directories (Upload/Download)
- File Selling
- Image Galleries
- List/Details views (Record Display)
- CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations on your data.
- CSV Import
SEBLOD is a WEB APPLICATION BUILDER for Joomla! This concept extends the functionality of the most used CMS in the world, without hack. A simple and 100% open source environment to meet the most specific needs
- Advanced forms & content types: Drag&Drop Interfaces, AJAX, over 40 field types...
- Multi criteria search & list views: Custom criteria, list of results templates...
- Out of the box applications: Create / import /export your own apps (including content types + search features + list templates...)
- Multi-site system: One Joomla installation for many sites, separated front and admin for each site, so easy to use... The first multisite solution integrated to Joomla.
- Custom storage: Data Table Field, JSON, XML...
- Flexible Plugin system: Field, validation, typo, storage, link, live...
Cobalt is a successor of Mighty Resources but all new, completely redone.
- Flexible CCK - Wide variety of fields text, textarea, html, image, select, multi-select, ... All fields are highly editable and will always give you more than you expect.
- Notification System - iPhone or Facebook style notifications system allows users subscribing to articles or section/categories and being notified on any occurring event.
- Multi-type - Allows you to submit, handle, search, display, order and filter different content types of data within the same section/category.
- Search & Filtering System – Smart and configurable FULL TEXT search system. Advanced search using filters by field values.
- Speed - High performance is one of our main concerns.
- Multi-Vendor - Users submit from frontend and can even create their own categories and have their own home pages.
- Comment System – Built-in comment system, along with the ability to use any other system like Komento.
- Rating System – 3 different calculating modes. Single or multiple property ratings.
- Moderator Manager – Set any users as moderator to any section, and fine-tune his permissions.
Fabrik gives people the power to create custom applications without requiring knowledge of mySQL and PHP, all from within a familiar Joomla administration interface.
For the basic use of Fabrik no coding is necessary, so for example you can create a form which records data into a list, and then create filters for that list to search for particular records without any programming (PHP, HTML, CSS) knowledge at all.