VitaBook is our guestbook component for Joomla! 2.5+. VitaBook supports all current Joomla! features like the update and ACL systems. The aim for VitaBook is to be as simple and user friendly as possible. 


For users

  • WYSIWYG HTML editor for composing messages
  • Replying to messages (level of sub messages is configurable, e.g. replies to replies etc.)
  • Avatar support (VitaBook contains it's own avatar system, but can also use avatars from Kunena, Community Builder and Gravatar)
  • Embedding of images
  • Uploading of images
  • Embedding of youtube and vimeo videos
  • Smileys (automatic replacement* by typing the widely known codes)
  • Automatic url detection
  • In the frontend all actions and forms use AJAX requests for the best user experience possible

For admins

  • Full administration of messages from the front-end
  • Admin e-mail notifications, with links for easy (un)publish/delete actions
  • Import messages from Phoca Guestbook and Easybook Reloaded
  • Limit the length of messages by the number of characters
  • Full support of the Joomla ACL system

Anti spam

  • CAPTCHA for non-registered users
  • Guest activation email. Have guests activate their messages via an email sent to their email address
  • IP addresses can be blocked. Administration is possible from both front- and back-end.


All these features can be configured from within the Joomla! back-end. Currently supported languages are English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Supported browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+ and all recent versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.



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  • Joomla! 2.5.6+
  • The GD extension for PHP (for the avatar and image upload functionality)



Download VitaBook

VitaBook at our forum

VitaBook at our demo site



* Automatic replacement is not supported on older versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer