Love Factory

Version 4.6.5

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Love Factory is the dating and matching Joomla! Extension, offering users fully editable member pages and custom fields which can be set by the administrator.

Love Factory Custom Fields

Custom Fields

  • Unlimited custom fields that can be created and published in any page
  • Multiple field types (Checkboxes, Multipleselect, Textarea, Radio buttons, etc.)
  • Fields can be arranged with a user friendly drag and drop system
  • Each custom field can be set as searchable, rendering it available in advanced search
  • Option to set fields as compulsory
  • Visibility restrictions for each field
Love Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Fully customizable template system
  • Configure with a few simple clicks every section, page, field
  • Zones can be arranged with a user friendly drag and drop system
  • Smarty based template allowing even more flexibility
  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
Love Factory Monetize


  • Paid memberships which limit or grant access to users
  • Advertising (place ads between search results at every x rows)
Love Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Friends and Top Friends lists
  • User status updates
  • Photo and video gallery (support for embedded videos)
  • Comment system (page owner can delete any comment on his page)
  • Messaging system (users can create, send and receive personal messages)
  • Interaction system (sending hug, wink and kiss emoticons)
  • Relationship requests
  • Users can create interest groups
  • Rating System
  • Ignore list (to avoid spamming or any unwanted contact)
  • Users can report profiles, comments, photos, videos, and groups
  • Activity stream
  • Approval system for various actions
  • Admin definable currency
  • Google Maps localization
  • Info bar (shows on all Love Factory pages and displays notifications)
  • Shoutbox
  • Invoices
Love 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 by editing the product templates
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Love Factory User Profile

User Profile

  • Configurable account details (name, date of birth, interests, location, etc.)
  • User status update
  • Enable/disable email notifications
  • Select profile status (online, only for friends, private)
  • Settable Date & Time format
  • Personalized fields
Love Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format
  • Enable/disable user email notification
  • Enable/disable friends list, top friends and relationships
  • Allow users to change their profile status (online, only for friends, private)
  • Registration settings (Joomla!'s or Social Factory's form, redirect page after login)
  • Groups settings (allow users to create groups, groups per page and more)
  • Approvals (profile changes, photos, videos, comments, messages, groups)
  • Photo settings (set images size for photo maximum width and height, thumbnail maximum width and height)
  • Page settings (set up various pages: profile view, activity, members map, search, search radius, videos gallery)
  • Enable/disable interactions
  • Enable and set up Info bar and Shoutbox
  • Enable and set up Google Maps
  • Enable and set up ReCaptcha
  • Manage banned words
  • Cron jobs settings (notifications, shoutbox message interval, activity stream entries interval, etc.)
Love Factory Search


  • Simple search after name and username
  • Advanced search using various criteria: gender, age, relationship status, etc.
  • Radius search using Google Maps
  • Searchable custom fields
  • Search module based on 2 types of searches: Quick and Advanced
Love Factory Payments Gateways

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, Sagepay, iDealing, Targetpay, Paysafecard, Bank-transfers
Love Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Search module based on 2 types of searches: Quick and Advanced
  • Groups module
  • Modules that display members based on various criteria: latest registered, best rated, last viewed, my profile visitors, random, friends' birthdays, latest active (multiple instances module)
  • Users statistics module
  • Shoutbox module
  • User and system plugins
Love Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Google Maps
  • ReCaptcha
  • Gravatar
  • Chat Factory
  • Blog Factory
  • Embedded video integration
Love Factory Notifications


  • 15 different types of email notifications for all important events to users and administrators
  • Customizable email templates
Love Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Actions: manage membership plans, deal with reports, approve or reject actions, etc.
  • Backup and restore Love Factory database and settings (can also include Joomla! users)
  • Import data from Jomsocial (fields, user profiles, blocklist, messages, photos, photo comments, videos (YouTube only), video comments, groups, friends)
  • User management
  • Groups management
  • Payments management
  • Dashboard containing several statistics and information
Love Factory Requirements


  • Joomla! 4.x, 3.x
  • PHP (min. 7.1.3)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + ) or PostgreSQL
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

Love Factory 4.6.5 released on January 15, 2020.

  • New feature: implemented Paysafecard payment plugin.
  • New feature: added new field type link.
  • New feature: added option to the members module to display selected members.
  • Optimization: profile photo field requires photo upload only if the member does not already have a photo uploaded.
  • Optimization: profile photo fields re-populates the value with last submitted entry when submitting an invalid form.
  • Fixed an issue regarding 2 profile photo fields on the registration page.

Love Factory 4.6.4 released on October 4, 2019.

  • New feature: added option to use Google Maps styling wizard JSON code.
  • New feature: added global tokens for all notifications site_name and site_url.
  • Optimization: added iconv polyfill in case the iconv extension is not loaded.
  • Optimization: several optimizations to the profile photo field in edit mode: removed non-ajax mode, allow users to clear or remove the old profile photo, field is now more user friendly.
  • Optimization: photo set as profile photo can now be directly removed, instead of clearing it as profile photo and then removed.
  • Optimization: photos pending approval can now be set as profile photo. Until the photo is actually approved, the profile will use the default photo.
  • Optimization: a photo can now be set as profile photo, without needing to clear the old profile photo first.
  • Optimization: improved mobile friendly for dialog modals.
  • Optimization: refactored the photos view to be more mobile friendly.
  • Optimization: admin registration notification status and receiving user groups are now managed from Love Factory's admin notification settings.
  • Fixed issues regarding invalid Google Maps styling wizard code, missing photos menu item, photos pending approval can be viewed by owners, photo routes not SEF when SEF enabled, Save and Next button on backend report page, Save and Close button on backend report page, profile report backend profile link, profile backend page when user does not have a Love Factory profile.

Love Factory 4.6.3 released on July 26, 2019.

  • New feature: added option to confirm when blocking a member.
  • New feature: added option to remove pending friendship and/or relationship requests and friendship and/or relationship when blocking another user.
  • New feature: added rating updated notification.
  • New feature: added option to set the current Menu ItemId when using the Router Profile plugin.
  • Optimization: do not show interaction options (quick message, friendship, interactions) on profile page if the visiting member has been blocked.
  • Optimization: banned words file storage optimization.
  • Optimization: png photo upload transparency.
  • Optimization: reorganized profile view page settings.
  • Optimization: reorganized backend settings section.
  • Optimization: administrator notifications will now be sent using the receiving user's language.
  • Optimization: Joomla 4 alpha 10 compatibility.
  • Fixed issue regarding banned words file on update.

Love Factory 1.0.0 released on June 17, 2009.

Screenshots are representing version 4.0.0 of Love 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:

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