- Access to this GNU GPL-licensed archive requires a subscription fee
Secondly, we've been getting hacked for a year from spammers, despite the JCal Pro reCaptcha. They looked at it and told us somehow people are logging on and posting them, which is NOT what is happening.
Also slow response to tech things.
Modules are poorly designed. They removed the feature for upcoming events for "Next 30 days" now it only gives you the option for "This month" or "Next Month". Anyone see a problem here? So on Jan 31st its not going to list anything if its set to "This Month". Software designers who made this must have been amateurs. Buyer beware.
P.S. they dont make good on their REFUND POLICY!!!!!!!! Yo must have a "valid" reason.
Thanks for the review. We have been working on something special for Joomla 3 and bootstrap that we'll be back-porting to Joomla 2.5. It should really help in this area.
I've been screwing around with the JCal Pro extension since 2008 and it simply does not get better. Every so-called "upgrade" is a BIG step backwards. My clients are angry and I am exhausted trying to make JCal Pro work. I don't mind paying for it, but it should be free considering what a hassle it is to use.
What really gets me upset is the amount of time I spend troubleshooting, writing in the forums, testing, re-installing, backing up, wiping out database tables specific to the extension per customer support, and then being treated like I have installed the component incorrectly and don't know what I'm doing.
JCal Pro should not even exist. If they can't get it right they should just go away and leave us alone.
I'm sorry for your experience. We'll happily offer a refund if JCal Pro does not suit your needs.
Great work guys!
Thanks for the review. We'll be working on a great new bootstrapped version for Joomla 3.0 that is highly responsive.
for this reason i have given them a very poor review.
Thanks for the review. We'll get on those CB updates for the latest version.
Please note that we do list the plugin compatibility here: http://anything-digital.com/jcal-pro/add-ons.html
We have lodged multiple support cases on the support forum and still we are waiting for basic functionality to be fixed.
Dates and times have been problematic for our timezone from day 1. iCal export does not work properly. Dispalying upcoming events shows events from the past, and so on.
Before purchasing this extension you need to make an informed decision, look at the number of currently unsolved issues in the support forum and also look how far back the unsolved issues go. Then make up your mind.
Normally upgrades are supposed to work, in this case it has been nothing but a failure. I have logged a support call and so far nothing. And yes I paid for the Extension.
I'm sorry you've run into some troubles. I've looked through our open support tickets and can't find a thread similar to the bug you've described. Please drop us a line directly and we'll either send you an immediate refund or (if you prefer) solve the issue you are experiencing.
I'm sorry you had some confusion during purchase. Here's the packages and features:
Please be sure to request a refund with Customer Service.
Long story short, I AM INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTED with the Devs, the help although not rude, is useless when you really want to know something. The forums are moderated to the point that useful information is blocked/closed or removed by the Devs... all in an attempt to make us buy a more expensive upgrade package... one that still will not have nice themes NOR the ability to customize. DONT BUY. DEVS... POST A LINK TO A METHOD TO UPDATE THE THEMES IF I'M WRONG. I will not be paying anymore for your products, thanks. Thought Joomla was all about open source... WRONG HERE!
Hello and i'm sorry the product was not right for you. Unfortunately, I cannot locate your support threads with the information you have provided.
However, I would say that the new theme system in JCal Pro is superior in nearly every way. Themes can be installed in the Joomla installer as a normal extension. Themes can be modified directly in the following location:
If you have a custom theme, you'll want to create a unique theme for yourself otherwise you will lose your changes when u upgrade.
To NOT lose changes, we suggest then that u actually use HTML overrides to edit the views. This is method is not affected by upgrades.
We certainly are not worried about up-selling upgrade packages with premium themes. However, our support is not a custom programming service either. If you don't have the skills to edit PHP for example, you'll want to hire an expert to perform those changes.
Finally, we have a 30-day refund policy. Please contact customer service if you still desire one.
Since the Update to JCal3 things changed. The script stops after the maximum execution time, 120 seconds in this case, with 1.300 events imported. The latest version is incredible slow, and that's not the only bug.
Support is gentle but not helpful in any way. After 8 weeks I decided to change and use another component.
If you could try this component without paying the fee it would be ok, but I think you should be warned before you waste your money.
Hello and i'm sorry the product was not right for you.
In fact, we have recently rolled out a massive performance update. This is currently working very smoothly on http://events.joomla.org/
I hope you will give the latest version a try and see if it works for you.
The upgrade is definitely worth it, and we've just launched a great new feature: Locations!
Would be great to see some registration plugins, or a bit more integration into other Joomla components though :)
We are working hard on that in the Joomla 1.7 version. For Joomla 1.5, try RSVP that we sell, it integrates with JCal Pro.
Thanks for the review. We also have premium themes that really look sharp. Hope that helps: anything-digital.com/jcal-pro/premium-themes.html
I have been a paying subscriber for two terms, which I believed would ensure me staying up-to-date with all I needed.
Now, version 1.7 is out and I NEED to upgrade our website asap - there are now so many functionalities available we have been waiting for. But I seem to have to postpone that launch because my "commercial" extension is not up to date (whereas many of the non-commercial ones we are using indeed are)...
As the calendar is an important element of our web site, we cannot really run it without. That was, as I told before the reason for my my buying something called PRO, in order to be sure.
But then: PRO is not a protected word, anyone can use it. Being two verions behind is, however, not pro, sorry.
Thanks for your comments. We are working on a complete re-write an expect JCal 3 for Joomla 1.7 out this Fall. It will be worth the wait.
Hi there. Just wanted to write a quick note and confirm that your refund was processed as requested on July 14.
I'm sorry JCal Pro didn't suit your needs. We were unable to reproduce the error you were experiencing, making a solution very difficult to find.
Thanks again for you interest in our products.
- Comprehensive administration
- Nice layouts [and relatively easy to customize also]
- Good selection of modules
I will say that for those who are submitting complaints about bugs that are actually feature requests, I would not pay heed to their comments, statements, or ignorance.
The point is, you paid for something that has features at that given time. Just because something doesn't have one particular, and in some cases, very small item [such as a "Location" field - have you thought about putting the location in the description field???], that does not mean that their product is not functioning correctly, or is buggy [same difference]. That just means that you should:
1. Request the feature
2. Get support for the feature or offer to hire them to mod their component to your needs
3. Do it yourself if it's so easy to add to the component
Overall, great functioning component, and I would recommend time and again to others looking for a comprehensive, Joomla! based calendar.