Multi-Directory Component for Joomla!

SobiPro is the most advanced Multi-Directory Component for Joomla!
With only one SobiPro installation, you can build any kind of content on your website. It is flexible, fully customisable and mobile friendly.

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The SobiPro Search is one of the features that make SobiPro a very powerful tool for site visitors. Almost each field can be configured to show up in the search form.

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With SobiPro you can create as many directories and any other content types on your site as you need with only one single SobiPro component installation.


Bring your directory with you on any device. Due to Bootstrap powered templates, you can show your content on any device out of the box


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SobiPro Component - Requirements


Last updated: 8. May 2018

Refers to version: 1.4.8

Requirements for SobiPro and its applications. Some applications may have their own specific requirements. They are shown on the application's page.
In order to use SobiPro on your server there are some requirements which have to be met. Before you install or update SobiPro, please check if your server meets the requirements.

Minimum requirements

In case these requirements are not met, SobiPro won't work at all.

SobiPro 1.4+:
  • Joomla! 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.95
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 5.6 and above, PHP 7+6
  • Phar extension available (Template Settings, LESS compiler, Sobi Framework)7
SobiPro 1.3+:
  • Joomla! 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.75
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 5.6 and above, PHP 76
  • Phar extension available (Template Settings, LESS compiler, Sobi Framework)7
SobiPro 1.2+:
  • Joomla! 3.4, 3.5 and 3.65
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 5.3.9 and above, PHP 76
SobiPro 1.1+:
  • Joomla! 2.5 or 3.3/3.4
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 5.3.9 and above
SobiPro 1.0+:
  • Joomla! 1.5 (at least 1.5.20) or 2.5
  • PHP 5.2
all SobiPro versions:

Highly recommended settings

In case these requirements are not met, some functionality may be limited or disturbed.

Additional recommended settings

  • Joomla! FTP Layer disabled
  • PHP Register Globals disabled
  • A Joomla! template able to display Joomla! System Messages. SobiPro relies on these messages when reporting certain errors and notifications, so not being able to see them might interfere in SobiPro's correct operation.

1) MySQL 6 is not supported

2) Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5/3.x in the default installation use always utf-8 encoding and database collation. It is not recommended to change this setting to other than utf-encodings. However, it may be sometimes useful to change the database collation from "utf8mb4_general_ci" to a more appropriate setting for your language. For example to "utf8mb4_polish_ci" for Polish language or to "utf8mb4_roman_ci" for German or French.
It is especially useful for languages with special non-Latin letters as sorting operations in SobiPro are done by the database.

3) Some providers seem to provide this functionality within the PHP configuration, but at the same time outgoing connections are blocked on the firewall or do not allow CURL for SSL URLs.
Please ensure that this functionality is enabled and also that it is indeed possible to use it.

4) SQLite can be supported directly via the SQLite extension or through the PHP Data Objects extension.

5) SobiPro 1.2+ is not meant to be used on Joomla! 2.5 and below!

6) SobiPro 1.2+ is PHP 7 ready. However, it does not work on PHP 6.

7) If you have Suhosin installed, make sure that Phar support is enabled in Suhosin.

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Published on Friday, 4 March 2011.
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