Collection Factory

Version 4.1.2

220.00 €
140.00 €
80.00 €
* currency conversions from EUR are an approximation
and might slightly differ, depending on the daily rates
of the chosen payment method

Collection Factory allows collectors to create and maintain a user-friendly database of their collected items.

For e-Commerce purposes, the collector only has to enable the built-in cart component feature and Collection Factory will offer also a full Shopping-Cart solution.

Collection Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Fully customizable CSS
  • Default responsive template
Collection Factory Monetize


  • Shopping cart system for product selling
Collection Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Built-in shopping cart system
  • Various filters on item listing pages
  • Fields management for item details and item listing pages (show/hide them or change their order)
  • Picture upload and image gallery for items
  • Multiple item conditions and item states that can be configured from backend
  • Statistical and financial reports
  • Watchlist
  • Admin definable currency
  • Automatic currency exchange rates using Yahoo conversion
  • Request button that allows users to contact the owner
  • Invoices
  • RSS feed
Collection Factory Standards


  • Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
  • SEO/SEF friendly
  • Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
  • Transition to RTL by editing the product templates
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Collection Factory Categories


  • Joomla! categories
  • Category filter on listings
  • Category tree module
Collection Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format
  • Enable and set the ACL (Access Control List)
  • Enable and set Basket options
  • Set up item conditions and item states
  • Enable/disable administrator notices
  • Enable/disable feeds
  • Adjust front-end fields ordering and availability
  • Define the maximum size of the uploaded images and their resize values
  • Enable/disable request button
  • Enable and set up ReCaptcha
Collection Factory Search


  • Quick search available on item listings
  • Advanced item search module using various criteria: category, condition, price range, etc.
Collection Factory Payments Gateways

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, 2Checkout, SagePayments,, Bank-transfers
  • API available for integration of 3rd party payment gateways for payments towards the site
Collection Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Advanced item search module using various criteria: category, condition, price range, etc.
  • Category tree module
  • Module that displays multiple items ordered by cart price, quantity, random
  • Random Pic Module
Collection Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • ReCaptcha
Collection Factory Notifications


  • Order email notifications for both administrator and customers
  • Customizable email templates
Collection Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Actions: add new items to your database, edit existing ones, view payment orders, etc.
  • Import items from CSV
  • Export items to XLS
  • Generate and restore backups
  • Payments management
  • Overview statistical and financial reports
Collection Factory Requirements


  • Joomla! 3.x
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

Collection Factory 4.1.2 released on August 12, 2014.

  • New features: images resize on upload, requests list on Admin.
  • Update theFactory Framework to 2.5.1.
  • Optimisation: added help buttons on component backend.
  • Added new branding.
  • Fixed several small issues.

Collection Factory 4.1.1 released on June 6, 2014.

  • Modified installer upgrade.

Collection Factory 4.1.0 released on May 8, 2014.

  • Compatibility with Joomla 3.3.x.
  • Improved categories display (changed to Bootstrap accordion).
  • Fixed several issues including display and forms.

Collection Factory 4.0.1 released on December 3, 2013. 

  • Changed refreshing currencies rates from Google to Yahoo API due to discontinued service.

Collection Factory 4.0.0 released on October 21, 2013.  

  • Support for Joomla 3.0.x.
  • New feature: Joomla Categories integration.

Collection Factory 3.1.0 released on February 8, 2012.   

  • Support for Joomla 2.5.x.

Collection Factory 3.0.0 released on December 16, 2011.  

  • New Product Concept. 
  • New feature: RSS feeds on categories.
  • New feature: select time interval and last 12 months chart on Reports/Cart.
  • Fixed several small issues.

Collection Factory 2.2.1 released on October 25, 2011.  

  • Updated Paypal's IPN validation process (to upgrade, overwrite [Joomla dir]/components/com_collection/payment/gateways/paypal/pay_paypal.php with: [archive]/Collection_Factory_2.1.1/packages/ 

Collection Factory 2.2.0 released on August 26, 2011.  

  • Support for Joomla 1.7.x.

Collection Factory 2.1.0 released on May 24, 2011. 

  • New features: Favorites list added to the menu module.
  • Community Builder plugin: Orders History (each user can see only his own orders).
  • Community Builder plugin: Favorites Items (the administrator can set if the list is private or public).

Collection Factory 2.0.0 released on March 31, 2011.

  • Redeveloped for Joomla 1.6.x.

Collection Factory 1.0.0 released on September 21, 2010.

Screenshots are representing version 4.0.0 of Collection Factory.

Take a moment to check out the product demo-server under:

For testing purposes we provide the demo-server, where testers can access the frontend but also the backend area. 

Usually most of the important features are available on the demo-server, less some particular features including the payment plugins (if the extension in case has these features) which are disabled. Note please that for extensions supporting Smarty templates the display is fully customizable through own product templates, else the display remains still flexible and offers the possibility to be matched with the site template through CSS.

Please note that the demo-server is reseted hourly, meaning that the initial values will be set and any change made during testing will be erased.

Since we offer our extensions without encryption in order to offer maximum flexibility for each webmaster, we cannot offer any trial versions. Without encryption each webmaster can modify our code in order to suit his own further requirements and by respecting our Terms&Conditions.

For a better product insight we recommend to check the product documentation available under:

Simply decide on your own after checking the extension demo and documentation. 

If you have any specific questions don't hesitate to contact us.
For product information use the available form on the Contact Us page.

Thank you for the interest in our products!