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  • Added: 29 June 2013
  • Updated: 30 May 2018
  • File size: 83.43 KB
  • Version: 3.3.4
  • Dwnlded: 3019
  • 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 YOOtheme ZOO 3.3.x

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.

Minimum Version of PHP


Minimum Version of MySQL


Minimum Version of Joomla!CMS



The Package uses PHP extensions as DOMDocument. Check phpinfo() > DOM to see if it is.
If need an User creation via ZOO submission then need install Password Element.
Also for multiprofile system need install ItemType Plugin.


  1. Download the ZOOauthor package from this page.

  2. Go to the Joomla Extension Manager (Joomla Administration / Extensions / Extension Manager / Install).
  3. Use the "Upload Package File" option to choose the previously downloaded package from your pc.
  4. Click on the "Upload & Install" button.

Note: When you are facing an error during installation, it is highly recommended to try to Install from directory:

  1. Unpack all files from the ZOOauthor package downloaded to a directory on your pc.
  2. Using FTP, upload this directory to the /tmp directory of your Joomla installation on your webserver.
  3. Go to the Joomla Extension Manager (Joomla Administration / Extensions / Extension Manager / Install).
  4. Use the "Install from Directory" option to set the directory of your uploaded package files.
  5. Click on the "Install" button and Joomla will install it from the given directory.


1. Enable the ZOOauthor Plugins (first - system) and the Module(s).

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

3. Set Up Frontend Submission for this Type.

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

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

NB! Be careful a name of an Item is a name of an User and an alias of an Item - username.

3.3.4 / February 2017
^ Changed AuthorLink Element:
    ! fixed select author on the front-end
    ! rewrited function getAvatar
+ Added new element: User Kunena Posts
+ Added new plugin: Kunena - ZOOauthor Integration
+ Added update servers
^ Renamed helper function getThumbAvatar to getUserAvatar
^ Changed language files

3.3.3 / October 2016
+ Added User creation via ZOO submission (dependence Password Element)
+ Added multiprofile system (dependence ItemType Plugin)
+ Added notification email when user is created, username is changed or user blocked

+ Added new element: User Groups
^ Changed User Email Element    
# Minor bugfix in elements    
3.3.1 / September 2016
+ Added Joomla 3.6 compatibility
+ Added new elements: User ID, User Email, User Last visited Date
+ Added new layout for item view in Joomla User Profile
+ Added fully integration into Joomla User Profile.   

+ Added Joomla 3.3 compatibility
^ Changed AuthorLink Element
# Minor bugfix

+ 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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