Almond Classifieds Component for Joomla!(1.5, 1.6) includeds the following features: users can submit ads with photos; Admin. can create as many ads categories as it is needed. For each category the set of ad fields (such as price, city, age, area, etc.) can be specified in different formats such as "text", "textarea", "select", "checkbox". Optionally verification code can be applied to prevent using automated spamming programs.Admin can delete the list of spam ads using search by spam keywords, spammers e-mails or IP addresses.
We've got the free version first and being free, costumer service was still responsive and helpful. We upgraded to the Pro Version which I highly recommend and now costumer service is been incredible. Thanks Bo for all your help and advises. Without you we would be far back in schedule. Good luck and keep ip up !!
There is no user integration in this version. For me that's exactly what I needed.
The support is fast, clear and helpfull. I am very happy I found this component and plan to use it in more projects.
Having difficulties sending "Private Email" from the ad.
Easy to install - easy to change and set in admin - just can't get the email to work.
I am unable to see the ad images in the free version. It just shows an "x" mark. Is it because it's free or will I have the same problem in the pro version as well.
The administration is unorthodox but with the potential of being very fast to manage. The front end is well laid out.
There are no available modules (free version, not sure about commercial version) nor there are connections to the various community scripts.
With a few more features and a better handling of the payment system it could be a contender, but the free version should really be called a "demo"
Adding fields and setting categories is a nightmare only after a good time I managed to understand it.
Then there is the no search option and the must have their name in the site thing...
In few words, this component should be really thought through by it's developers.
We have been developing different classifieds scripts for more than 10 years.
And here you can find different reviews about our script. But the main criterium is a number of
successful live sites. Typical live sites which use our classifieds scripts
you can find at our page http://www.almondsoft.com/alcl.html
To choose the script that matches all your needs, it is important not only to compare declared
features or demos of different scripts but also compare live classifieds with large numbers of ads.
Then many questions can be answered.
Some options which at first seem to be inconvenient, after detailed analysis become effective solutions.
"The small text link to http://www.almondsoft.com must remain in the script and appear at the footer of all web pages genarated by this script."
Pasted from their site (including spelling mistake)
So not only do you pay for their 'pro' version but must recruit customers for them also!
Don't waste your money...