Hot or not Factory is an image voting and rating system for Joomla. Users can upload pictures that others can rate and vote for with just one click. Best voted media can be seen in a listing or in a module. Users can comment on their media or on other users' media.

To test the frontend functionalities use any of the users on the Quick login buttons. Share files, test downloads, upload files if needed.

You can also check out the administrator backend - click the button on the left or above



The component can be used to rate different images like landscapes, art, etc. or if the gender mode is enabled, it will enable categories for male and female images. The upload is very easy, allowing also multiple uploads. For each picture a sharelink and the number of hits will be visible and if admin enabled the description, comments and tags. To allow the administrator content control on the site, each picture and comment can be reported.

There are a lot of features available in Hot or Not:

  • Picture Voting with 5 or 10 stars.
  • Guest Voting allow / deny
  • Image approval system (allows admins to manually check uploaded images)
  • Fully configurable unlimited number of categories (in the demo we have 4)
  • Enable users do delete own photos
  • Add Website specific watermark
  • Tags and tag cloud
  • Commenting system with optional approval
  • Email notification
  • Abuse reporting system
  • Love factory integration (users can have their profile pictures enter the hot or not competition)
  • and more...


Administrator Settings (you can log on intro ADMIN Backend from the Buttons ON TOP!):

  • Enable/disable voting for guests (unlogged users).
  • Enable/disable upload images for guests (unlogged users).
  • Set 1-10 or 1-5 voting scale.
  • Set upload folder, Resize height and width, Thumbnail size, number of uploaded images at once.
  • Enable/disable image description, Description length, Enable/disable require description on upload.
  • Enable/disable tags, Maximum allowed nr. of tags, Enable/disable require tags on upload.
  • Allow comments from: visitors/registred/disabled.
  • Display number of images per page, Display last x comments per page (0 for all).
  • Enable/disable gender mode (male / female).
  • Enable/disable email reporting.

The component comes also with several FREE modules - click for more details!