4.8/5 rating (19 votes)
  • Added: 29 June 2013
  • Updated: 12 October 2013
  • File size: 28.44 KB
  • Version: 3.1.0
  • Dwnlded: 2338
  • Author: Attavus M.D.
  • License: GPLv2 or later
  • Type: Non-Commercial

ZOOauthor - a profile system of users based on the ZOO.

A user profile is a visual display of personal data associated with a specific user. A profile refers therefore to the explicit digital representation of a person's identity.

A profile can be used to store the description of the characteristics of person. This information can be exploited by systems taking into account the persons' characteristics and preferences.

With ZOOauthor you can create complex profile pages having unique design, non-standart information layout and several pages.


ZOOauthor will only work correctly if your setup meets these requirements:

  • Up-to-date version of Joomla 2.5 or 3.x
  • Up-to-date version of YOOtheme ZOO 3.0.12 or above
  • PHP 5.3+
  • MySQL 5+

Important: I can only provide support for setups that:

  • meet the above requirements;
  • do not have extension files or Joomla! core files which have been altered in any way.


The Element of the Package uses PHP extensions as DOMDocument.
Check phpinfo() > DOM to see if it is.


1. Install the Package. Enable the Plugins and the Module.

2. In settings of the System Plugin select an application and type of a user profile.

3. Add the AuthorLink Element to an other Items for linking with User Profile.

4. Select in Zoo Comment module one from Authorlinked template for display an Avatars.

NB! Be careful name of item - user name and alias of item - login.

+ Added Authorlinked templates
^ Changed AuthorLink Element
# Minor bugfix

+ Initial Release

* -> Security Fix
# -> Bug Fix
$ -> Language fix or change
+ -> Addition
^ -> Change
- -> Removed
! -> Note

Comments (8)

  • zoliric


    12 August 2013 at 22:56 |

    Did you install this add-on. And since I can not log into this site!
    Error message:

    Fatal error: Class 'zooauthorHelper' not found in /home1/zoliric/public_html/szexiangyalok/administrator/components/com_zoo/framework/classes/app.php on line 162


    • Attavus M.D.

      Attavus M.D.

      19 August 2013 at 11:05 |
      Enable the Plugin: System - ZOOauthor.


  • Chris


    26 August 2013 at 09:54 |
    How can I stop ZOOauthor from removing the user that is linked to an article when I remove the profile?


    • Attavus M.D.

      Attavus M.D.

      28 August 2013 at 19:42 |
      While nothing, it is 2-way synchronization. But if you want to add this option in the settings.


  • davide


    29 August 2013 at 14:02 |
    after joomla registration it redirect to a 404 page.
    in my Users Zooapp the user is created but unpublished and empty (only the name is set)

    what could i've forgotten?


  • Roger


    01 April 2014 at 19:33 |

    Is it possible to show a list of Zoo published items by the author in his/her profile?



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