Component Profile

With Auction Factory you can choose to use it's own registration and profile system instead of the Joomla's standard ones.
To enable this feature you must go to Settings/Profile Integration and chose Component Profile and Component Registration respectively from the drop-down menus.

Save the changes and go to Extensions/Plug-in Manager, here you will have to enable 2 plug-ins provided by our component: Auction Factory System Plugin (plg_system_bids) and Auction Factory User Plugin (plg_user_bids).
These must be enabled before you can utilize the Auction Factory registration and profile forms.

Upon doing all these, the registration form will change and it will contain specific fields used by Auction Factory besides the standard ones: Address, City, Country, Phone and PayPal Email.
These fields are important and it is recommended that you do all these steps before you start running an Auction Factory based website.

Community Builder Integration

Auction Factory can also be integrated with Community Builder as an alternative profiling system. Auction Factory will automatically install CB plugins if it detects an installation.

To use the CB profile, you must set the User Profile to Community Builder from Settings/Profile Integration and map the corresponding fields.
Click on Set up field assignments to check the available fields.

CB comes with some assignable generic fields but you will also have to create your own to assign the Auction Factory fields to the CB ones.
Correct field mapping will be required to display information properly between the auctions, profile and other plugins.

If CB was installed after the auction component, you will have to click on Install CB Plugins, a button is available in the Field Assignment Area. This will install the plugins and create the profile tabs for CB.

reCaptcha Integration

To enable the anti-spam features, go to Components/Auction Factory/Settings/General Settings. reCaptcha can be used to limit the amount of spam coming from guests posts. A key has to be obtained and added before this feature can become functional.

Besides the captcha for comments, you can also use the reCaptcha Mailhide, it works similar as regular reCaptcha, but it hides email addresses from spammers with it.
Other mail protection methods are Smarty and Joomla. Smarty obfuscates the source code with Javascript, and Joomla simply hides the email.

For more information about obtaining the keys for reCaptcha and reCaptcha Mailhide and the settings of these features check our Auction Factory - Installation and Configuration Guide.