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Highlighted key features: Custom registration, ticket selling, payment gateway, event listing, modular architecture, self adapting template, geolocation, multilanguage. Restful APIs, full Mobile app included, at the door capabilities, HTML5 microdata, communication tools, MailChimp integration, frontend event creation, editing and moderation.
In a nutshell:
Ohanah app installs directly into a Joomla (1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0!) website and fully uses its module architecture and template engine to automagically adapt and style. Events can be created in few seconds, with custom registration forms, ticket selling through payment gateways, email & attendees management and much more. Ohanah app is fully equipped with strong REST APIs, produces JSON for you to integrate further, comes with a full HTML5 mobile web app that gives you the basis for developing your ultimate mobile event experience. Built around leading technologies like HTML5 semantic web markup to rank your events higher then using any other solution without having you to write a single meta description or keyword! HMVC to bring MVC code on the next level. Available in more then 30 languages Ohanah app has everything packed to get you covered even on your toughest events needs. A fully dedicated support team will take care of your needs to never let you down.
Learn more: http://app.ohanah.com/index.php?src=com_ohanah
The customer service is also very good.
I highly recommend this extension and you will love it to.
-The system is very user friendly without causing loss of functionality.
-The layouts and functions have the latest techniques integrated. This saved me a lot of time by not having to redo the stylesheets to match my site as I have done with every other component.
-The dynamic modules make, what otherwise would be a tedious task, event posting quick by not having to place maps etc. (it's geocoded) in the description.
-The support team is excellent! I had one or two issues (my fault, of course) and they were resolved within hours.
After having this on three different sites, there is only one thing on my wishlist. I usually have events with varying ticket prices. Unfortunately you can only have one price for a ticket per event. From what I understand, this function is in the works with Ohanah though. In the meantime, I have just added a Paypal button (with dropdown) that suffices for an easy work around.
Really, it makes the work with extensions in general not simple ;)
I started with the Ohanah extension and I just liked the backend. Of course, you have to read a lot about module injections to understand it but after it works great. The backend view is really professional!
I had some trouble to understand how I can change the styles for the frontend like a list and others but finally it works. Thanks a lot to the support from Ohanah! They are very profession and patient ;)!
In hindsight, it would have been more appropriate for me to communicate my concerns with them, but I didn't and simply posted a bad review here.
Ohanah made me aware of the situation on their end and made an effort to educate me on what they were willing to do to keep me as a customer satisfied along with asking me if I was willing to let them complete my ticket. Based on their response, I let them attempt to fix my ticket and I have to say, that I am extremely pleased with the results. In my case, there was a problem in the database, and new tables had to be built, so that's exactly what they did--build my tables from the ground up.
Speaking only for myself, I found their conflict resolution to be top notch and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to a friend based on my experience with them.
thank you for your words!
much much appreciated!
glad that you happy with Ohanah and glad to have people like you as customers :-)
and most important flavio and bojan your support is awesome u have earned my respect for this.
anybody who wants to setup events in great way just try ohanah and their support.
Support and releases are minor (bugfixes) but that's easy because there are lot's of them. Just read through the less than 3 starred reviews and summarize...
Not to mention a huge security flaw that I reported to joomla (and that is on there website forum but still not fixed).
I paid for this once (yes the website and demo are looking like candy) and never again! (yes it's a crappy component)
we are sorry for your disappointment.
as written on the forums and as announced, "frontend editing" was on the short term development pipeline and has been released just one day after your review http://app.ohanah.com/release-notes/168-version-21
of course there is no security flaw. you just should have asked for support and we would have been more then happy to help you out.
thanks in any case for having choose ohanah
I had many questions, all of which were answered within a business day. Each time I had an issue the support team walked me through it until it was resolved.
Being new to Joomla this was pretty important for me.
I get my registration email and get into the support area and download the most up-to-date version only to find that what they are running on the demo is not their most recent version. After doing a little digging, their Event List has a huge change between v1 and v2. Where you get the fancy icons with the dates, is no longer in v2, and reading though the support forums the answer is a basic, we did it this way, we might switch it back, but deal with it.
Okay I thought, so I just paid for a version that is not even the most current, I can deal with that because 1.0.19 still had all the great stuff that I wanted and I will be fine.
So where is where my customer experience with this company took a turn into the dumps.
First let me start off by saying yes, ultimately it is my fault for not keeping redundant back ups of my downloaded components, but still...
So I had a catastrophic failure on my server and lost everything. After rebuilding and contacting all the other software vendors I had purchased a comp/mod from I go back to my email with the download link from Ohanah. "com_ohanah-2.0.2.zip (Not Available)" Interesting, okay, must be because my 3 month subscription expired, well the site says I can still use it, even after it expires, so I will just email support and get another link.
The jist of the email was:
"This means that if you want to have access to support and updates again you need to rebuy a subscription plan."
So in other words, since I lost my copies of the software, the only way I can get another copy is to buy it again.
I have never had a software company tell me if I want another copy of the software that I paid for that I would have to pay for it again.
I think this business is broken, and their support refuses to help, so either I have to find another comp/mod or fork over another check for the subscription.
My advise, as long as you don't need support this has to be one of the best Events extensions there is, but don't expect them to treat paying customers any different than non...
As written directly to you via mail, there has been a misunderstanding and a technical problem that caused your disappointment.
Your access to the software and support (what you paid for) has been personally reactivated by Nick right after and also special access to the latest version has been granted to you as a sign of concern from our side :-)
So... installed the beast, interface looks pretty as well, the owners have put a lot into the way it looks in admin for sure.
Very fiddly setting up the injection modules and after reading lots of posts got something I was half happy with, moved on. Next I have 20 seats, 20 people have booked ok thats cool, but what about if people want to go on a waiting list ? sorry, tough, it isnt going to happen here. For an events module I was quite shocked that it couldnt handle this ! I do find it hard to beleive no one has wanted this.
Checked in the forums and it has been requested but ignored so all of a sudden the module is useless for anything but very basics
You also cant list by venues, just by events. You can put up a UL list of venues (really not exciting!). The events on is ok, but the venues is quite missing.
The website for this module is very bling indeed I must admit to being pulled in by the glitz and of course like a lot of components now you have to pay for 'support' but the components are 'free'. Strangly , like most, you cannot download the compoent only with no support but have to pay for the support. Im all for somebody earing some money, and have paid for many good components, but what I dont like is hiding behind the truth this way, come on guys, if the compoent is really free then it should be downloadable free, but you have to pay before you get access to it lol.
All in all, there are quite a few event managers out there that can do a simple waiting /reserve list, so money down the drain for me but be warned and move on if you want this functionality!
dear Rikathome, as written to you on the support platform, we can not satisfy everyone's need and for sure we can not satisfy every one's request of developing their personal features that they personally need. we had to make some decisions and left out some feature that could probably fit in the future development pipeline.
in any case on the product page you had a full features list, detailed features tour, faq section, contact form and three full demos to try out and know everything in advance.
you could have avoided to come here manifesting your disappointment by this way on the jed, which shouldn't be the place for features requests actually.
I tried a couple of components but nothing else worked the way I need or did not look good.
To me functionality is important but also is aesthetics.
I will list some of the pros and cons of my experience
1. Blends in with my template of choice very well. I use a YooTheme template and ohanah looks perfect in it.
2. Has lists, list summery pages, detail pages, an actual calendar, and others, all integrated into each other. So no matter how you want you events to be displayed on one part of the site you can list it in another way graphically in another part of the site and it is all seamless.
3. It also allows people to be able to buy tickets for events online. Setup was very easy, just put in PayPal email address in the backend settings and that’s it. So easy!!!
4. Support has been responsive and good. Must admit I have not needed it much because for the most part it is a very easy to use component.
5. As mentioned above this is easy to use and very clean design. No clutter which I like a lot, minimalist, to me less goes farther. Yet has enormous flexibility and features.
1. In the event list menu item type, it would be nice to be able to filter out event categories, would make the designing of pages and sections of the site. As far as I can tell in the list events page. It is either all events or a single category. But not different categories. Say category 1, 3, 5 but not category 2, and 4. That being said this is perhaps unique to me and would not be an issue to most people.
I highly recommend this component to anyone looking for an event component.
* neat and nicely working way of dealing with venues
* good looking design
* nice feature called module injection
... I regretably have some other reasons why I will NOT(!) use this component:
* Auto-publishing of newly added events does NOT work
* you can't publish reoccuring events from frontend.
* There is not the least ACL control or effect.
The only way is to set the access level for adding an event to something like "registered" or higher. But latest when wanting to publish it, you need an account with at least backend login. And for Ohanah doesn't have the least possibility of setting access levels, the account you ned for publishing must has rights on all other components by default. Regretably not acceptable for my project.
I really would have like to use it, but for me, it's insufficient and - compared to other Joomla!- components - inomplete.
What a pity.
the features you are speaking about are nowhere written as official features of ohanah.
you also had 3 full demos and detailed information on the product page.
so it is quite incorrect to come here claiming for them and also claiming for the technical issues that you could have solved through our dedicated support team.
if even you would have accessed the support system and asked for help, our tech engineers would have been more then happy to help you out.