- Joomla! 1.5, 2.5, 3
Demo (Joomla! 1.5):
Demo Phoca Guestbook and Joomla! 1.6:
Trying to prevent from spam
Please, read before making review based on spam issues
If you hate spammers, please don't blame Phoca Guestbook or other extensions which produce input form field on your site.
To not be spammed, you should make all the recommendations in this article:
and of course your server needs to have a lot of different tools to prevent from spam.
And you need to care about your inputs, because for example, you cannot prevent from human spammers automatically :-(
The situation with spam is really horrible (I know it from my experiencs where spam and ddos attacks makes my server down most of time)
If you have some input form, you need to care about it everyday.
Regarding Phoca Guestbook: I am regularly working on different protections for the Phoca Guestbook but reviews here based on spam issues (without reading the articles and making no other spam protections on the server) demotivate me like other "input form" developers. Maybe there will be nobody in the future who will do such extension because he/she will be blamed instead of the spammers :-( :-(
Phoca Guestbook is not the one who spams your sites, please think of it while making a review. And Phoca Guestbook is not the one who ignores the spam problems (just see the article and the features) but you should know that it is really difficult to fight the spam :-( :-(
It not just the the extension that is superb but the support from Jan (the developer) is fast and first class.
I see many people on the forums here wanting to remove the powered by link and also criticise Jan for putting this on! Well to remove it just make a simple/small donation and email the developer and you wishes will come true! This is a small price to pay to support someone who develops a critical piece of work to the Joomla Community and users who use Joomla for their site requirements! Jan - well done, keep up the good work!
Another point is I am not able to send email notification to any address I like. example my joomla admin id is say email@example.com. I need the emails to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi, thank you for your review, please ask questions in Phoca Forum - http://www.phoca.cz/forum. You can add an user into your Joomla! and then you can send email to him.
The options provided are many but intuitive and the Guestbook looks great in the front-end.
The software has also been translated in many languages, so one is very likely to find his own.
Great looking, Easy to set up, Great work!
Hi, thank you for your review, I think, this should be a question on Phoca forum - http://www.phoca.cz/forum
:-( There are still users that don't understand that the design is set in Parameters and because of it it cannot be included in static CSS file.
This guestbook is designed primarily for users who do not know programming or coding or for users who have no time to find and replace code. It is designed for users who want to set the design in parameters easily.
Such parameters cannot be included in static CSS file, they need to be included in dynamic php (html) file.
Phoca Guestbook includes CSS file, but design parts which can be set in paramters are of course included in php file which can work dynamically with the parameters.
So please, try to find some information about CSS and you will know it is static and cannot include parameters (of course there is a way making CSS as php but this is more complicated than adding inline styles into php (html))
When I don't see the problem comprehensively, than I cannot say, someone does not understand :-( :-( :-)
Thank you for understanding.
Kudoos to Jan, great Extension!!
Installed in seconds and in less than five minutes, I had it customized and had guestbooks and menu links up and running.
I needed just a simple, reliable guestbook and got that and more with Phoca Guestbook. Nice customizable parameters and can set the background, border and font colors without having to hack the css: wonderful idea!
This is a true gem and if you need a guestbook, you'd be crazy to go with anything else.
Awesome job, Phoca! Thank you for making such a great component.
Now I'm gonna go grab some more Phoca stuff!