Blog Factory

Version 4.4.6

Blog Factory is a FREE, user and webmaster friendly blogging extension for Joomla!, with a native and fresh look.

Packing up various features, it is a brilliant alternative to Wordpress blogging, allowing web users to use Joomla! versatility and well known blogging conventions.

Blog Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
Blog Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Individual per blog listings (every user gets his own blog front page)
  • User dashboard (with draggable panes and all-in-reach controls)
  • Import Blog posts into regular Joomla! content
  • Bookmarking for social websites (Digg, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Thumbs up/down rating system (rate posts and comments)
  • Commenting system
  • Following system (with email notifications on new posts)
  • Built-in Media Manager with per user Disk Quota (users can upload media in order to post in their blog)
  • Email notifications
  • RSS feeds and syndication
  • Avatars (own uploaded avatar, Gravatar or Community's Builder if available)
  • Simple blogs search on listings
  • Pingbacks
  • Metadata
  • Revisions
  • Tags
Blog 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
  • Easy transition to RTL
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Blog Factory User Profile

User Profile

  • Configurable account details (name, URL)
  • Enable/disable subscription notification (notifies user when new posts are added on followed blogs)
  • Set avatar (own uploaded avatar, Gravatar or Community's Builder if available)
Blog Factory Categories


  • Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
  • Category tree module
Blog Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • General settings (enable/disable router plugin, enable/disable categories)
  • Posts settings (set up interactions, whitelist tags)
  • Set up The Factory integrations (this will allow users to include content from other extensions into their blog posts)
  • Comment settings (approvals, guest comments, ratings, Captcha)
  • Pagination settings (set number of comments per page and their order)
  • Enable/disable pingbacks
  • Media manager settings
  • Import default settings (can be overwritten for each blog individually)
  • Avatars settings
  • Add banned words which will be filtered on comments
  • Manage permission settings for groups (create blogs, add comments)
Blog Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Modules that display latest, random, top active, top followed blogs (multiple instances module)
  • Modules that display latest, random, top rated posts (multiple instances module)
  • Calendar module (clicking on a day will display all the posts from that respective day)
  • Category tree module
  • Posts tree module
  • Tag cloud module
  • Search and System plugins
Blog Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Community Builder
  • Gravatar
  • Reverse Auction Factory
  • Raffle Factory
  • Micro Deal Factory
  • Ads Factory
  • Media Mall Factory
  • Jobs Factory
  • Social Factory
  • Love Factory
  • jAnswers Factory
  • API available for 3rd party integration of other extensions
Blog Factory Notifications


  • 6 types of email notifications for all important events to users and administrators
  • Customizable email templates
Blog Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Actions: deal with reports, approve/unapprove comments, set up notifications, etc.
  • Overview comments
  • Blogs and posts management
  • User management
  • Bookmarks management
  • Backup and restore data
  • Dashboard containing several statistics and information
Blog Factory Requirements


  • Joomla! 4.x, 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled


Blog Factory 4.4.6 released on September 14, 2020.

  • New feature: added option to parse post content using Joomla's Content Plugins.

Blog Factory 4.4.5 released on February 27, 2020.

  • Fixed an issue regarding allow to display posts from all categories for the Posts menu item, display backend permissions.

Blog Factory 4.4.4 released on October 10, 2019.

  • Fixed an issue regarding MySql 8.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.0.0 released on November 9, 2009.

Screenshots are representing version 4.0.0 of Blog Factory.

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

We provide the demo-server for testing purposes, where visitors can access the frontend and also the backend area. The important features are usually available on the demo-server, while some particular features including the payment plugins (if the extension in case has these features) are disabled.

Keep in mind that for our Joomla! extensions supporting Smarty templates, the display is fully customizable also through our own product templates, otherwise the display remains flexible and offers the possibility to be matched with the site template through the CSS files.

Please note that the demo-server is set on an hourly reset, meaning that any changes will be at some point erased and the initial values restored.

We offer our extensions without encryption, in order to offer maximum flexibility for each webmaster, therefore we cannot offer any trial versions. Without encryption, each webmaster can modify the code in order to suit their own particular requirements (detailed information under our Terms & Conditions).

For a better product insight we recommend to check the product documentation which describes in detail, all available features and settings of the extension:

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