Joomla Directory and Link Exchange Extension Suite
Feature rich, SEO optimized, Responsive Joomla Directory Extension
JV-LinkDirectory is a powerful feature rich, SEO optimized, responsive Joomla Directory extension with which you can build directory of website or non-website based listings of all types like Link Directory, Real Estate Directory, Software Downloads Directory, Link Exchange Directory, Coupons Directory etc.
Create unlimited categories, add image and description, display categories in multi column layouts in site front-end, and provide RSS feeds for category pages!
Add normal (one-way) listings or reciprocal (backlinks or two-way) listings and associate them with one or more categories and languages. Have 1 detail page for each listing
Automatically approve listings submitted via front-end, or decide user groups that can take action by logging in to front-end. You can approve/reject listings from site back-end.
Listing Assets - Photos, Videos & Files
Photos for Listings
Let your site visitors upload photos for listings, and manage them. Photos will be shown in listing detail page as carousel/gallery and thumbnails will be generated automatically!
Configure allowed photo dimensions, size, and allowed formats. Set limits on number of photos that can be uploaded, and drag and drop photos for listings and re-order them.
YouTube Videos for Listings
Let your site visitors add YouTube videos for listings, and manage them. Videos will be shown in listing detail page as gallery. As admin you can limit the number of videos that can be uploaded.
File Downloads for Listings
Your site visitors can upload files to their listings. These files will be provided as downloadable files for site visitors. File extension, upload limit, allowed extensions and many other options are configurable.
File Downloads Permissions
As admin you can set access permissions for files which decides who can download file from front-end. This feature enables you to run a software downloads directory with JV-LinkDirectory.
File Download Audits
As admin, you can audit the file downloads from back-end. You can view IP address, file downloaded, timestamp etc.. and check if the download was authorized!
Custom Fields for Listings
Custom Fields for Listings
Define and create custom fields for links. You can order them, make them optional, search inside their values, and display them in category page or detail page
Text based Custom Fields
Create and manage text based custom fields. These include Text, Text Area, HTML Editor, Email, and Meta Description type fields.
Selection based Custom Fields
Create and mange selection based custom fields. These include single selection field types like Radio and Drop-down, or multi valued field type like Checkbox.
Special Meta Fields for Listings
Field types available include RSS Feed, Country, Address, URL, Phone Number, Skype, Date and Time.
Core Social Media Custom Fields
Create and manage social media custom fields. These include URLs for Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn Company, Tumblr, YouTube Channel, YouTube User and FB messenger
Social Media Custom Fields
Create and manage social media custom fields. These include URLs for PInterest, Blogspot, Digg, Dribble, Indiegogo, Instagram, Kickstarter, Quora, Reddit, StumbleUpon, MySpace, Telegram, Vimeo
User Actions in Directory
Your site visitors can rate listings in site-frontend. As admin you can use our in-built rating system, or one of our integrations with JLex Review and Komento.
Your site visitors can comment on listings or review them. As admin you can use our in-built comment system, or one of our integrations with JLex Review, JLex Comment, Komento, CComment, Disqus and Facebook.
You can track the number of external hits to links of your listings from your directory. This information can be shown in site front-end in detail page and category pages
Like and Unlike Listings
Let your site visitors Like or unlike listings. The number of likes can be shown in site front-end in listing detail page.
Let your site visitors bookmark or add desired listings to their favorite list with optional comment.
Recommend Listings to Friends
Your site visitors can recommend listings to friends. Their friends will be notified by email with the recommendation.
Report Broken Links
If your visitors find that a listing is invalid or broken, then they can report it as broken link. An email will be sent to you to take action!
Registered users or visitors can claim ownership of listings in the directory with a simple 2 step verification process!
Contact Listing Owners
Your site visitors can contact owners of listings for any reason. As admin you have the option to moderate before the message is sent to owners to prevent spam!
Your visitors can manage their listings from site front-end. They can edit files, photos, videos and listing information.
Check Listing Status
Visitors can check the status of their listings anytime using this utility in front-end. This is useful especially when they submitted a listing recently and want to know the status!
Recommend Categories and Websites
Visitors can suggest new categories or recommend new websites that can be added to the directory. As admin you can view the suggestions in back-end and add or reject them.
Link Exchange Features
Allow users to exchange or add reciprocal links from site front-end, and optionally let them link back to deeper pages of your website, and check back link during link submit.
Periodical Back Link Checks
Run periodical reciprocal link checks and remove links that are not linking back to you anymore! This ensures that you are not linking to someone for free!
Link Exchange Connect Service
Offer link exchange as a service for site visitors. Link Exchange Connect Service connects owners of your directory listings with site visitors who are looking for link exchange.
Front-end Display Layouts & Modules
Joomla Modules for Directory
Install modules and show specific directory content in predefined Joomla module positions. We provide 24 different module functions! Use Gravatar or avatars from CB/JomSocial/EasySocial in modules too!.
Core Directory Modules
Modules for showing Recent Listings, Today’s Listings, Random Listings, Highly Rated Listings, Popular Listings, Featured Listings, Favorite Listings, Most Voted Listings, Most Viewed Listings, and Most Liked Listings.
Special Directory Modules
Modules for showing Link Categories in Tree structure, Directory Statistics, Wall of recent directory activities, Keywords Cloud, Latest Comments, Compact Search Form, and Compact Add Listing Form
Advanced Modules for Directory
Modules for showing Latest Files of Listings, Popular Files of Listings, Random Photos of Listings, Random Videos of Listings, Random Thumbnail Previews of Listings, Listings on Map and Search and Filter Module.
Front-end Display Configuration
Configure 50+ configuration options for display layouts and functionalities. You can configure almost every possible screen with options to choose from.
Customize with Layout Manager
Use the Layout manager in back-end to override existing directory output files that survive upgrades. Create custom.css to include your own style definitions or customize existing CSS.
Design and Layouts
Choose from 6 different and highly configurable front-end layouts for directory of links. Customize the sub layouts from default, modern and software options.
Modern Page Layout
Display all elements of listing detail page in a sequential one below the other fashion which is very unique and non-tabbed interface.
Software Page Layout
Display all elements of listing detail page in a easy to download files style. This layout is recommended if you plan to use it as a files directory for downloads
Google Map Integration
Listings can have one or more physical addresses and they can be shown in a map in category page and detail page. You can also show driving directions from one point to the listing location on the map!
Define one or more listing plans that decide the price (free/paid), duration, expiration date, number of photos, videos and files, etc... When customers add listings, they will restricted by the plan that they choose for the listing.
Show thumbnail previews of websites of listings and display them in category pages, listing detail pages, search pages etc.. We provide integrations with ShrinkTheWeb, Thumbalizr, Picoshot and Local Thumbnails too!
Advanced Directory Search
We provide a very powerful search and filter utility in the directory. Customers can drill down search using keywords and/or filters from a vast number of listings to exactly what they are looking for, thus improving the usability of your directory!
Powerful Anti-Spam Features
Prevent spam and unwanted bots by using one of the several advanced anti-spam techniques - Blacklisting words, Blacklisting IPs, Akismet integration, Joomla CAPTCHA integration and Spam score calculation and reference.
Configure the directory to send SMS message to your mobile phone or to visitors when certain pre-defined events occur in the directory. We provide integrations with Clickatell and Amazon AWS SNS systems to send SMS.
Multi Lingual Directory
JV-LinkDirectory allows you to choose language while adding a listing. Listings associated with a specific language will appear only in pages of that language
Alexa Traffic Integration
You can configure the directory to fetch and show Alexa traffic rank for listings. You can also display beautiful graphs of traffic history or statistics of the listing in detail page.
Directory RSS Feeds
We provide RSS feeds for all types of listings – recent links, random links, featured links, highly rated links, popular links etc… There are feeds for category pages too which visitors can subscribe to
Community Integration Features
JomSocial Community Integration
Display JomSocial avatar in listings, send message to listing owner, view JomSocial profile in directory, award points for 14+ directory actions, show activity stream, numerous JomSocial apps, show directory events in JomSocial profile etc... with our powerful integration with JomSocial.
EasySocial Community Integration
Display EasySocial avatar in listings, send message to listing owner, view EasySocial profile in directory, award points for 14+ directory actions, show activity stream, numerous EasySocial apps, show directory events in EasySocial profile etc... with our powerful integration with EasySocial .
Community Builder Integration
Display Community Builder (CB) avatar in listings, send message to listing owner, show listings in CB profile etc... with our free & powerful integration with Community Builder.
Built-in User Community
If you do not use EasySocial or Community Builder or JomSocial, then you can choose to use the free & in-built community in JV-LinkDirectory. Site visitors can see the 14+ directory actions as they happen, module to show activity stream or wall, custom display name and avatar, and exclusive profile page for every user!
Built-in Community - Special Home Page
If you use the built-in user community provided by JV-LinkDirectory, then we also provide a special home page type where you can display the activity stream instead of categories layouts. This will be the directory wall!
Joomla Articles/Blog Integration
Create a Joomla article or K2 item or EasyBlog post or Cobalt record automatically whenever a listing is published in the directory. You can also show related Joomla articles or K2 items or EasyBlog posts or Cobalt records in detail pages of listings too!
Earn Money with Directory
Optionally charge a fee to make listings stand out from the rest (featured)!. Display featured listings in fixed or sliding layout in front-end in component or module or in an exclusive page. Set multiple pricing plans and increase revenue with Featured listings.
Earn money by letting users sponsor specific categories in the directory. Sponsor's information like banner image, text will appear at the top of the category page that they sponsored. Create multiple pricing plans and decide on the specifications of the sponsorship information.
Let visitors place their HTML/Text/Flash advertisements in 30+ pre-defined advertisement slots in strategic places in the directory for a fee. Create new slots, define specifications of ads, track ad impressions and expire them by date or impressions.
Payment Gateway Integration
We provide offline, 2Checkout (INS) and PayPal (IPN) integrations to collect payments and fulfill orders instantly. You can also configure taxation percentages including VAT. In offline mode, visitors can pay via checks or bank transfers.
You can create coupons for paid services that you offer in the directory. Coupons can be limited by time or by number of uses. Coupons can also be created for one or more services too.
View all your transactions and associated purchase information out of advertisements, featured links, sponsor a category, paid listings from a centralized revenue manager section in JV-LinkDirectory backend
Unique Meta Data
We generate unique page meta data, description and titles for all pages. You can also customize them for specific pages. You can also choose to add rel=nofollow on link level and global level.
Multiple Listing Profiles
Profile consists of title and description of a listing. You can add multiple profiles for a listing. These profiles can be shown in random for each page refresh of the listing, thus different ones to search engine every time.
Advanced SEF URLs
We generate SEF URLs for all pages in the directory. You dont need any SEF URL component to generate them. We provide an advanced interface where you can decide the slugs for each type of page in the directory including listings.
Social Media Bookmarking
Provide options to visitors to bookmark listings in Google+, Twitter, Facebook etc…. Have them Like or Recommend category and listing detail pages in Facebook.
Micro Data Integration
Publish rich micro data (from schema.org) snippets of your listing pages. This enables your listings to come up with rating, title, number of votes etc... in search engine results.
Site Map Integration
Get all your directory urls including menu items, category pages and listing page URLs in your Joomla sitemap. We provide integrations with JSitemap, JSitemap Pro, OSMap, and OSMap Pro.
Related Articles in Directory
Show articles related to the listing in listing detail page. You can also display articles related to the category in the category pages. These articles can be from Joomla, K2, Cobalt and EasyBlog!
Related Listings in Joomla
As admin, you can decide to fetch the related listings from directory and display them as Related Items in Joomla articles when they are displayed.
Post to Twitter
Configure the directory to automatically post listing information to your own Twitter stream whenever a new listing is added to the directory.
Powerful Administrator Utilities
Import Categories and Listings
We provide powerful utilities with which you can import categories and listings from a csv file or from Joomla Web Links component or JV-LinkExchanger component for Joomla.
Jump Start Configurator
Get started with JV-LinkDirectory with minimal configuration options. Use the Jump Start Configurator to quickly configure the directory and get it up and running in less than 5 min.
Sample Data Installer
New to JV-LinkDirectory? Run this utility to install JV-LinkDirectory sample data in your directory. This will get you up and running in 1-click. You can then play with the options and fine tune them!
All emails that are sent from the directory are configurable. We provide 25+ email templates that you can tailor for your needs. You can also opt to disable or receive a copy of the email sent!
You changed the size of the thumbnail images but it is not reflecting on existing ones? Just use this utility to re-build all your thumbnails for gallery or the thumbnail preview images for listings.
Send Mass E-Mails
Want to send messages to all listing owners like monthly statistic emails or give some announcements? We provide a Mass email manager which can do that for you. It also automatically throttles message sending!
Broken Links Checker
The directory can be configured to automatically and periodically scan all listings in it for broken links. It will send you an email report with the results, helps you filter those listings, and also lets you take action on them!
Periodical Back Link Checker
The directory can be configured to automatically and periodically check all your partner sites that have back links to your site, to ensure that they are indeed linking back to you. It will send you an email report with which you can take action!
Private Notes in Listings
You can record notes in a listing in back-end that are specific to that listing. The notes stores are private and visible only to you in back-end.
Directory comes with a recycle bin to hold listings that you delete. These stay in the recycle bin till they are permanently flushed out. This prevents spam listings from being added repeatedly. You can have it configured to be deleted frequently and automatically.
Communicate with Listing Owners
The directory has a facility to communicate via email directly from the listing in back-end. You will be able to send messages via email by filling a small form from within the listing entry in back-end
Backup and Restore Data
You can backup categories and listings and also restore them from with in directory back-end. You will also be able to export and import directory configuration.