JV-LE can be used by anyone who wants to exchange links with other websites. Link exchange using JV-LinkExchanger increases traffic to your website, helps you generate revenue using featured links and directory monetization functions
Some of the significant features provided by JV-LE are Link and banner exchange, reciprocal or backlink checks, one-way links, two-way reciprocal links, SEF URLs, joomfish compatibility, thumbnail previews of websites, 2-column layout for categories, admin approvals and rejections, email approvals and rejections, notifications, reminders, link rating systems, captcha for forms, website thumbnails, directory monetization, directory search, pagination, scheduled reciprocal link checks, highly configurable backend options and more...
- Thumbnail previews of shrinktheweb.com will now need JV-ShrinkTheWeb extension to be installed and configured, if you are using Joomla 2.5/3.x.
- Updated older url references of jv-extensions.com
- Websnapr.com has been provided as an alternate thumbnail provider.
On Joomla 1.5/2.5: v2.7.44
On Joomla 3.x: v3.0
First of all - thank you for your excellent work.
I'd like to suggest a new feature to your jv-le module. I have used that at my previous site powered by Wallpaper Script - and really miss in jv-ex. Please, check this (point 5)
1. Newly added links (Recent Links)
2. Random Links (Links selected randomly)
3. Highly rated Links (Partner Link Rating must be enabled in JV-LE component configuration)
4. Featured Links (Featured Links option must be enabled in JV-LE component configuration)
5. NEW FEATURE - High traffic links (partner sites that sends more traffice than athers will be shown at first position .... respectively the site which send less traffice will be placed at the end of list)
Thank you for your business.
I wanted to replace the Joomla Web Links component because URL's of links are not visible to search engines or other link exchange submissions. JV-LE solves that problem.
The only thing I wish it did is to allow manual ordering of categories and links. The author's site provides an edit to allow alphabetical ordering instead of the default.
Thanks for a great free component!
It seems to be a great extension ... if it works. Sorry, but therefor just an average review. I really would like to make it run to test it.
It is intuitive to install and use, and even support Joomfish.
I also find the support and forum great. I posted a question on the support forum and within 5 minutes I had the answer that helped me. Impressive.
And when i register and try to download it asks for a subscription payment. Very Poor way to drum up business and your registration process gave me a headache.
Ofcourse the product is FREE and tons of users are downloading it everyday from our website.
The problem in your case, is that, your account was pending activation by email, which was sent to you after registration. You never bothered to click on the link to activate your account, until when, obviously you will be denied access to downloads for this free product. We are doing this to protect spam registrations and we cant help it, if you feel this is giving you a headache. It is necessary for us to run a spam free site.
We help our customers in many ways - online chat support, email support, forum support and you still do not seem to have thought about using any of them, to find out why your account was pending activation!. Infact the message clearly says why it is and you never seem to have read it properly too.
After getting everything running again, I unistalled and reinstalled it attempting it a second time with the same result, crashed server.
I guess you get what you pay for... this being free. considering how bad an experience it has been with this I won't even consider purchasing their commerical product even if it does work well. too bad I really like the features they describe.
Well, thanks for the review, but you could have always approached us in our support forum, and given us a chance to investigate what was the cause and help you in solving it. It could be well due to some parameter that is not related to JV-LE as well (like php version, or conflicts).
1 - Allow multiple categories with the same name. I use two parent categories with similar sub-categories. I am comfortable with editing the database, so I simply added the categories with the same titles by inserting them directly into the database.
2 - Allow admins to change a link/banners category via the Joomla! backend. Again, an easy change through the database
Thank you very much for the excellent review.
On your suggestions:
1. We will certainly add this feature in the coming version
2. This is already possible in Joomla! backend using, Change Category button at the top in links listing
Again, thank you very much for your time, to write this review.
Very easy to customize. That was important to me, in fact that was the main reason I went looking for something other than what I had.
The database tables are simple, with all the weblinks information (category, parent category, description, title, active status etc) included in ONE table, which means it's very easy to import lists from a text file, using your favorite MySql utility.
The forms for submitting links are VERY easy. I like to keep things simple for my users so they will be more inclined to participate.
I like JVLE much better than the web-links program that is included with Joomla. And I like it a lot better than the over-complicated clunky program I struggled with for a year and finally gave up on.
I'm very grateful this program is in the JED. If I need more, I'll look at their full version. So it's nice to know I can upgrade if necessary.
I wanted an easy way to allow my visitors to exchange links with me. This component offers this feature and so much more!
It's all automatic (the component checks periodically to see if the visitor is still linking back to the site - which is terrific!)
If you need help setting things up, they'll do it for you for a very minimal price - and they're extremely helpful.
- Marc Sylvester
Highly recommended! Works first time, support is quick (though you probably won't need it) and it looks great. Also there are a ton of options to configure and it's well worth paying for the full version. I have a couple of sites running the free version which I'll now upgrade.
If you want to do link exchange then this is for you but it has so much more to offer and is perfect for building a directory style site.
A single module which is multi congigurable gives you all the display options you need without having to muck about installing loads of different modules.
Well worth the outlay.
I got the the free version so can only imagine how good the paid version might be, so all credit is deserved by the developer. Well done and thank you very much. I am just surprised such professionalism is offered free of charge.
Rock on, Joomla
We've been running a "yellow pages"-style website since 2001, where people in the wedding business of Denmark advertize.
In the recent crisis, it's never been harder to make the shops and vendors pay for advertizing.
Having this alternative (link exchange) it's really a win/win/win situation because THEY get a little free advertizing and WE get a link, ie. better rankings in Google.
But wait....did I say win/win/WIN? Where's the 3rd win? It's here:
Getting people to pay for online advertizing is often hard because no matter what price you offer, people often expect it to be eithe free or very cheap, compared to old media types.
Paying for online advertizing often becomes a barrier for getting new clients, and when we can now offer them a free link-exchange, this payment barrier is gone and when they're on our site, we can THEN start selling them our real advertizing. Then the barrier is gone :)