HOT or NOT Factory

Version 4.2.4

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Hot or Not Factory is an image voting and rating system for Joomla!.

Users can upload pictures that others can rate and vote with just one click.

jAnswers Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
Hot or Not Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Multiple file extensions allowed: png, jpg, jpeg, gif
  • Image voting
  • Image description
  • Rating system (1-5 or 1-10 stars scaling)
  • Guest images upload and voting (no registration needed)
  • Email notifications
  • Commenting system
  • Approval system for images and comments
  • Reporting system
  • Website specific watermark for images
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Tags
Hot or Not 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
Hot or Not Factory Categories


  • Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
  • Custom images for categories
  • Category module
Hot or Not Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Enable/disable approval system for images and comments
  • Enable/disable guest uploads, comments and votes
  • Enable/disable commenting system and set the number of comments per page
  • Set the voting scale to either 1-10 or 1-5
  • Set the interval (in hours) before a user can vote again
  • Set resize values for images and their thumbnails
  • Enable/disable watermarks for images
  • Set the position of watermarks
Hot or Not Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Category navigation module
  • Modules that display latest added, last voted, top rated, random images (multiple instances module)
  • Tag cloud module
Hot or Not Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Love Factory integration (profile pictures from the Love Factory extension can be voted through the Hot or Not Factory extension)
Hot or Not Factory Notifications


  • Email notifications for new media and new comments
  • Customizable email templates
Hot or Not Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Actions: add new images and edit existing ones, deal with reports, approve images and comments, etc.
  • Overview comments
  • Manage notifications
  • Reset votes
Hot or Not Factory Requirements


  • Joomla! 4.x, 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

HOT or NOT Factory 4.2.4 released on October 5, 2020.

  • Fixed an issue regarding about extension display on backend.

HOT or NOT Factory 4.2.3 released on December 20, 2019.

  • New feature: added dropdown display mode for categories module.
  • Optimization: Categories module now displays categories and subcategories clearly.
  • Optimization: Categories module dropdown layout.

HOT or NOT Factory 4.2.2 released on December 11, 2018.

  • Compatibility to Joomla! 4.x.

HOT or NOT Deluxe Factory 1.0.0 released on October 15, 2009.

Screenshots are representing version 4.0.0 of HOT or NOT 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.