Article Factory Manager is a very useful tool for any article driven sites. As the title inspires its an article manager with various features, like management of the articles, edit, delete, publish, etc. It also providing a new Approval System, much more simplified then the one present in the Joomla core. Read more...

article Factory Manager 2.5.0 released on April 13, 2011.    

  • New feature: Versioning system to save and restore x last published article versions.

article Factory Manager 2.0.1 released on February 28, 2011.   

  • Several code improvements.
  • Fixed issue while saving restrictions.

article Factory Manager 2.0.0 released on February 11, 2011.  

  • Redeveloped for Joomla 1.6.x
 article Factory Manager

Google is getting ready to launch a new feature, the +1 button. The name pretty much says it all, you see something you like, you press +1 and it ads to a list on your profile.

The +1 button can appear in multiple places, for starters it appears next to a page when browsing with Google, it also appears in Ads or Articles. Items you +1 will show under your +1 tab from your profile, since this feature is a public one, other people will be able to see your +1’s.

Online auctions take place over the Internet with the help of specialized websites that use software specially created for the task. This specific software can basically handle an unlimited amount of auctions and has none of the limitations of real life auctioning, like: time, location or storage space. All the tasks that would normally require hired staff and would increase operational costs are performed by the software.

The software categorises items, provides means of communication, handles bids, payments and shipping or, in short, regulates all the processes afferent to auctioning and does this without any time constraints. The auctioning takes place 24/7 available all around the globe. All this Automatism inevitably leads to a reduced price for the product compared to a face to face auction whilst still providing the seller with a nice profit.


Joomla! is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS) that allows you to build Web sites without any previous programming experience.The easy to use interface along with its extensions have made it into one of the most desired and popular programs for starting up a website. It is designed to be easy to install and setup even if you have basic computer knowledge, some Web hosting services offer one-click installs so it can take only a few minutes to get a site on it's feet. If you want to create a fast website for a client, it is very easy to explain to your client a few basic instructions and he will be able to maintain and improve the website on his own. 

 Image           Drupal is also a free and open source CMS but is considered to be less user friendly, requiring a lot more time and experience to become acquainted with. Administrator menu was hard to use in the early version but has improved as new versions launched. After you get used to it offers more flexibility and power than other CMS’s out there. Drupal  is used more in the corporate and large business environment whilst Joomla! is better suited for small ventures and entry level users.


With Reverse Auction Factory, end-users can post their requests in order to obtain the best price for needed services or desired products. This means that they can choose the lowest price or what they consider would be the best deal for them. The component can be used to organize auctions in different fields of interest. Here just a couple of examples:

  • Freelancing (developers, programmers, designers.)
  • Constructions (materials, architects, interior design, pools, etc.)
  • Technicians (utilities, locksmiths, plumbers, electricians, etc.)
  • many other branches.


Reverse Auction Factory 1.5.7 released on February 11, 2011.

  • Fixed issues regarding commissions applied in CRON for automatic winner selection enabled, toggle user states disabled while profile unfilled, CRON Date Time site correlated, Google Maps (list auctions filter by category, search by radius optimization: if no results pointed to the searched address, details page: auction coordinates assigned to page,  correct redirecting for categories without children to list their contents, missing language definitions.

Reverse Auction Factory 1.5.6 released on January 28, 2011.

  • Optimization: minimum bid included in details page.
  • Fixed issues regarding automatic winner selection (CRON reversed setting behaviour, not closing the bids too), custom fields assigned on category (was displaing all, at save required fields of not selected category).

Reverse Auction Factory 1.5.5 released on December 21, 2010.  

  • Fixed several issues regarding models/user.php (query for custom fields from section "user_profile"), missing enctype="multipart/form-data" from the userdetails templates for custom field image type, missing language definitions in CB plugins, etc.

Reverse Auction Factory 1.5.4 released on November 25, 2010. 

  • Fixed several issues including missing filter category links, SEF not parsed for parent categories and categories containing "&", Price Listing is saving published items, ACL missing tasks, Price Listing duplicate posts, CB Tabs installation issues on Older versions, CB Plugins update (Google Tab and Taskpad), missing toolbar for new category on backend, template fix for private/public, etc.

Reverse Auction Factory 1.5.3 released on November 19, 2010.

  • Improved Price Commission.
  • Optmized counting query.
  • Fixed several issues including filter by category withSEF, Recaptcha ignored for logged users, Watchlist notifications on send bid, Contact Price Purchase, select saved country in user profile, etc.
Reverse Auction Factory 1.5.2 released on November 11, 2010.  
  • New feature: new theme "Autumn".
  • New feature: Search Plugin.
  • New feature: Image Disable Option.
  • Fixed issues regarding Google maps radius settings, end time validation, missing winner information on a won auction page, label still showing for disabled Auction type and auction publishing options, install notices.