Joomla XbBooks Extension

xbBooks is a component for cataloguing books with details including author and synopsis together with reviews of them.

Joomla XbBooks Extension

#xbBooks is a component for cataloguing books####

with details including author and synopsis together with reviews of them.

The primary intended user is someone wanting to keep a record of books they have read with a reminder of the plot and what their reaction was.
A book can have multiple reviews by the same or different users, allowing family and friends or a reading group to share their comments.
A review can consist of a simple star rating, or be as long as you like.
A book entry includes at least a title, but has many other optional fields including summary, synopsis and publication details.

Details of people (eg authors, editors, translators, and people who appear in the book) and characters are shared with xbFilms and other potential xbCulture components (gigs, shows, events etc)

Full use can be made of the built-in Joomla category and tagging facilities to cross-reference genres or any other attributes.

xbBooks is installed as a package containing two components - com_xbbooks and a supporting component, com_xbpeople, for administration of people and characters which are common to all xbCulture components.

NB Now that Joomla3 is reaching end of support this version of xbBooks will probably be the last that will work with pure Joomla 3.10.10. *Future versions are likely to be dependent on my own tweaked fork of Joomla3 (as xbJooma or Roomla v3.11+). I am remaining with J3 and not updating any of my components to J4 as it is too much hassle*

How to install Joomla XbBooks Extension

You can install Joomla XbBooks Extension via Joomla Installer.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Joomla XbBooks Extension package from the official website.
  2. Login to your Joomla website's administrator dashboard.
  3. Go to the "Extensions" tab and select "Manage" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the "Upload Package File" tab and select the Joomla XbBooks Extension package that you downloaded.
  5. Click the "Upload & Install" button to install the extension.
  6. You will see a confirmation message when the installation is complete.

That's it! You can now use Joomla XbBooks Extension on your Joomla website.

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Extension Specifications

Current Version
Created on
18 April 2021
Last updated on
13 December 2022
Joomla 3
Extension Type
Free or Premium
Free Joomla Extension
Listed in
Joomla Education & Culture Extensions
Developed by
Roger Creagh-Osborne


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