The Power of Joomla and K2

July 23rd, 2010

Written By: Lonnie Waugh  ( former author of icqbot )

As a professional developer, I’ve had quite a bit of experience working with the Joomla content management system and I can honestly say I’m very pleased with how versatile it can be in developing a broad range of website solutions. Where Joomla really shines is in its ability to be extended by way of modules, components and plugins that provide useful features that the core system doesn’t include.

The component “K2” is an alternate content system for Joomla that provides many additional features, the most notable features that have proven to be invaluable are:

  1. Nested categories
  2. The capability to assign templates to categories
  3. Improved Access Control List (ACL)
  4. Article comments

There is far more to K2 than the features listed above, but these features have made an already powerful content management solution a much more robust package to say the least.

Utilizing nested categories and custom templates, TDH developers have been able to create a feature-rich product catalog, for example. The possibilities are endless and I’m excited to see what other magic can be conjured up with this powerful tool set.

Joomla can be found at, and you can check out the free K2 component at