- Manage extensions remotely from a single place,
- Keep versions history,
- Escalate to users (e.g. Developer to Manager, Manager to QA, QA to Librarian),
- Build based on the new Joomla! ACL security system a complete 'move to production' process, to as many stages you wish (e.g. development, testing, production)
Pros: Sits on your own server so you aint giving 3rd parties access to you sites (unlike Watchful). Has some powerful features.
Cons: Spend just as much time getting this to work and manually updating the client as you would just manually updating.
Good in theory - but due to bugs - needs to be finished.
As a commercial product we need to give honest reviews - else we are wasting everyone's time - and degrading the review points system.
Hope these guys come through - as Watchful has similar issues too.
This will save me hours and is well worth the investment of time to get working.
First class support who were more than happy to help get it working
This extension is a huge time saver for those managing many sites with many extensions. The developer is very responsive to bug reports and feature suggestions. The one-time purchase price for an unlimited number of sites is also great.
Now I have all of my staging server sites hooked up to one control panel and can update the extensions all at once. Truly awesome.
SP Staging is a FANTASTIC tool! I can check all my sites for updates with just one click! And if there is a new version of Joomla! or an extension, then I can update every portal using this extension! Wow! Really WOW!
This saves me so much work! I don't have to login to each portal and update it! I can do it from SP Staging!
And when I want to install a new extension on every portal ( website), I just upload the extension to SP Staging and deploy it to every website! Dead easy!
I can't understand why so few people are giving this extension feedback.
The guys at Cyend.com also created the SP Upgrade (Joomla migration tool) and that's how I discovered SP Staging.
Thanks for a GREAT extension! Continue the great development! :-)
Now, if we could only get this product to instruct Joomla 2.5 to self upgrade, we would have no reason to remotely login and upgrade Joomla core installs manually...