We took our time and listened to your requests as to what an integrated event manager should do. We learned a lot from our RSEvents! experience and we decided that we can do better.
RSEvents!Pro was built to be as easy and intuitive as possible, yet having all the features that you may need when managing events on your Joomla! 3.0, 2.5, or 1.5 website. The endless features and integrations list is the confirmation that you needed in order to decide in favor of our extension.
RSEvents!Pro is Joomla! 3.0, 2.5 and 1.5 native.
If you read the feature list from rsevents you might get amazed, the problem is the implementation is very poor and alogic, most of the features have lot of bugs.
rsjoomla focus on developing new products and rsEvents is Very Very outdated. They have no progress. The last update was only "proforma" and is a joke with no evolution or progress in the extension itself.
i have to say dont use this (years ago good) extension if you want an evolving extension. you will get here an outdated product with lot of bugs and difficult customization.
Even if the support is good (acts within 2 days), what is that worth if the product itself is so poor? Better decide yourself for an extension which has a future and is actively worked on.
There are lot of alternatives at JED which are in the present an endless better solution. I depreciated the 39Euro as a lesson-learned. Hope to help someone to avoid a wrong decision.
First of all, we could not find any information on you, so we're not sure if you're a real customer. The changelog is here and you can see that there has been development on RSEvents!:
The last update, for example, added 4 new heavy features - so I'm not sure what you consider "proforma".
I'm not sure what bugs are you talking about. You don't mention anything here but very vague information that any outsider could have seen from the changelog
I wrote tech support about it and they told me it wasn't their problem. Even though the error messages have paths that point to RSEvents.
If you like wasting time, money and having a broken website this is the component for you, everyone else stay away from this bogus component.
As we have explained but you did not understand, the errors you received were not related to RSEvents!. The files that PHP was trying to load were never in the original RSEvents! package - either you or your developer has made changes.
Unfortunately, instead of giving us access to your website so that we could help you (even though it was not our fault) you chose to leave this review and never reply again on your support ticket.
Amazing job, they have some great new features in the pipeline that will make RSEvents! even better!
Just as with their other extension, this rocks!
I asked many questions as I wanna make sure what I am going to purchase is what I really need. I gave up going for DTRegister as I need front-end operation and a single program for easy maintenance.
Looking forward to have more advance feature in a short feature and I am waiting for their final reply to me before I hit the pay button. Just few ours passed ^.^
Some features are good but nearly all of them are implemented very poorly. Here 2 examples:
if someone wants to submit an event from frontend he has to undertake inappropriate confuse steps (hit apply in middle of the form) to be able to sell tickets.
Google map will not recognize the written address from the user and he has to additionally point the marker on the map. I had to spent 2 hours reading the google maps API only to include autogecode by myself.
The developers do not invest time in this extension. So if you want an evolving and intuitive extension you should better chose another extension than rsevents.
Event will be: Private Public
Enable registration: no yes
Allow overbooking: no yes
Show guests that registered: no yes
Automatically approve users: no yes
Allow users to comment:
I don't need any of these, they just clump the page and make it more complicated for a user to add the event AND the comment option is always disabled by default...really annoying as I have to go check all the events on daily basis and manually switch it on, since users don't pay attention to endless, useless radio check boxes. On top of that repeating events are only accessible from the back end, once again another daily task for me to check if there event is repeating or not so i can set it right. If you don't use an editor by default when you add a description for an event the text goes over the side menu of the event and makes an eye sore, the same with an image if it's original size is too big it will cover the entire page including all the event options like "edit event" So you have to go in the back end use whatever editor you have to place it in a table so it fits the template. It wouldn't be so bad if there was actually support available. Those should be fairly easy fixes but the forum they have set up is useless, all you get is an automated message that the forum is not monitored and to use their support system. Ok so they probably want to answer the same question over and over again instead of just making it public for everyone to see on the forum. If that's the case then do it, I've been waiting for 3 days to get a reply on the issue of images and text overlapping the event menu. Finally received an answer to put it all in a table....yes I KNOW that...I told you in my question that this is my solution. Another thing....when adding an event you HAVE to select a location...from a drop down filtered by whatever you type in a little search box. No sorting option or the ability to just enter an address, That is just stupid, considering you don't even have a good option of displaying all the venues. Users are creating multiple entries for the same venue over and over with the same name and information just spamming the database even more with repeating venues. The latest events module has only one option...latest event added to the database, so you can't have it show latest events by date, WHICH I think would be the most useful. If you need an event component for more than a handful of events RSEvents will make your head hurt with a clustered interface. If you only need something for a couple of events then you should save your self the 39 euros and use something else.
The only thing that you do here is to express your frustration because we didn't give you a refund. And we cannot give you a refund since the extension works as it is stock.
Further more, we offered to help you make customizations, but it seems like that too is not enough!
You really think you own everything once you are a customer? That is not correct! We treated you with respect and offered our help, but if you are too lazy even to accept that, then you should go somewhere else.
Installation is a breeze
Component is really solid and not buggy
Support is really top notch
Looks good front-end
Very easy to change the look of the templates
You have little or no control over how events are displayed
You can't set recurring payments
You can't buy tickets to multiple events - you have to go through the paypal process for each individual ticket
Ticket management is not very user friendly and bit Goinky to be honest
Overall it's ok, it's not amazing, it needs a lot of work and is definitely the poorest of the RSJoomla products i've tried.
Fast to setup, easy to use.
I wanted UK address system and not US, sent a support ticket, 10 minutes later i had the solution and that was on a Saturday !!!
Support is the best
Highly recommend this.
RS Joomla are AweSome !!!
Well done guys :)
I have used it for a month, developing a site, but found an issue with the data design that causes a limit. You cannot search for events based on geographic locations. You can search for events based on the name of the venue or date or category of event. This leads me to think the developers intended its use for a smaller scale, local environment. As is, if you get a 1000 events with distinct locations over the course of time, you will have a 1000 location drop down box to choose from when setting up new events. (Locations of events are global and put in a separate table, not tied to the event in the same table.)
When this issue is addressed, the component will be very valuable. You can integrate (somewhat, not all aspects of) RSForms Pro to get more data when people sign up. This is nice.
The component allows you to sell "tickets" to events (via paypal or 'wire transfer' - no one uses that in the USA) but the integration doesn't allow subscriptions or recurring payments.
This is a very affordable add-in if your site wants to have event listings and an events calendar. I recommend it. I think the improvements it needs will come over the course of time.
the support is great. Not always consistent in their respons and sometimes a bit (too) short, but they will get you where you want to go!
The best feature though is the amazing support from RSJoomla. You can be safe in the knowledge that if you buy this component pro help is at hand. They went above and beyond the call of duty in order to help me out and even implemented some changes for me!
Very impressed and looking forward to future developments from them...