Project Management Features
* Unlimited Projects
* Time sensitive Milestones
* Tasks and Task Lists
* Lightweight Forum
* File Repository & Attachments
* Time Tracking & Reporting
* Comments on Projects, Milestones, Tasks & more
* Native Joomla ACL & Groups
* Configurable Email Notifications & Subscriptions
Projectfork consists of many extensions working together; but the streamlined interface will make you feel right at home as if you're using a regular, single component. Installing and uninstalling Projectfork is as simple as with any extension: A single package to install, and a single extension to remove from your site.
User Experience First
Projectfork looks and behaves like your average Joomla 3 extension for the most part so you can it pick up naturally. If you ever get stuck, we provide plenty of comprehensible documentation on our website.
Projectfork uses a Joomla-native code approach wherever possible and is written "by the book" and best code practices. There is no custom theme engine, no Zend or other framework - just pure Joomla MVC architecture. Looking to hire a developer to make some modifications? No need to find a "Projectfork specialist"!
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Also, I have Sh404sef installed. It does not work with this. I have error output when trying to access projects from the front side of my site.
Too bad, it looks like it could have potential with work.
The website says "basic support for Joomla 1.5 - there are some small bugs". These are not SMALL bugs, the component has major bugs. These are a few that I found:
1. You cannot see users imported or access them. Which renders the component useless
2. Joomla menus disapear.
3. Cannot log in. Which again renders the component useless.
There are a few hacks in the forums that helped me fix problem # 1. And there are a few post that claim that they fix problem 3 on their sites. However, it did not fix it for me.
Is there any support out there??
Installation is easy and the setup and configuration is easy and intuitive too. I currently uses it for planning projects in a society and am currently testing a Danish translation that I’ve made (I‘ll send it ASAP).
One small wish, that would make the component even greater, would be the possibility for exporting projects and tasks for use in e.g. a spreadsheet. This is of course possible from the database itself, but an integrated action would be perfect.
The only difficulty I am experiencing with it is with the date management functionality in the task manager. If I put in a specific date, it defaults to the current date when I save a new/modified task. (v.0.6.7)
File management is fantastic. You can add files with new tasks, after the fact or add files separately altogether, and additionally can be secured to a specific user. Groups management is simple and slightly cumbersome but functions well right out of the box.
I'd like to see a little better front-end systems integration and management or ability to customize its sizing. Additionally workflow management would be useful, requiring that task contributors, etc. require their feedback or submissions be approved by an admin or Project Manager.
Another benefit would be templated projects - allowing users to create new projects with basic or templated tasks inserted (like a drop down menu); even more helpful would be allowing a finished projects tasks to be set as a standard template.
One final thing I'd like to see: integration with a billing/management system. Professional users could use this tool as a Professional Services Proj Mgmt tool. The front-end could help keep customers updated as to their project status; and billable items could be setup with tasks, i.e. billing could occur at 30% completed, 50%, completed, 100, etc.
Otherwise, this tool is incredibly useful for anything anyone has in mind.
Whether or not it can ultimately be useful is a different question. Most of the project-management-systems out there have the same problem - accessibility and ease-of-use of non-techie members/employees.
So although the features in the project are well-crafted, it's worth considering that accessing them requires a few clicks within Joomla.
Great for collaborative project work in small groups, but there may be some issues for larger organizations. Worth trying out, definitely.