### UPDATED VERSION 2.50 ###
And for Joomla 1.5 this is the best one I have found. The free version is not limited in any way, it simply has a copyright link included - which is perfectly reasonable in my mind.
I tested out the free version and found everything worked very well, the editing of the polls was excellent and made setting up the modules I needed very easy. I have now ordered the pro version so I can launch this on my site and at just 10 euros (£8) it is well worth the money.
The only downsides are that the modules dont seem to have the option to change the look or style. And editing the main templates is also hard, but all are possible with a bit of time.
The only thing I would like to see in the future is the addition of a time mechanic so that users could vote more than once. e.g. they could vote once every 24, 48 or 72 hours for example.
Easy Set Up
Intuitive back end
Good customisation options
Complete lack of support (many posts on the forum remain unanswered two or three weeks after posting).
Free version contains useless extra code that's sole purpose Is to stop removal of author backlink.
We've started using TWTPoll instead as we can not get this extension to play ball.
Rated as "Average" but could easily be "Excellent!" with better support.
I'm very sorry for the lack of support in the last few weeks. I'm currently concentrated on another project and it is not easy for me to switch between these projects. I will try to keep up the support as good as possible.
I'm very sorry for the delays, thank you all for understanding!
In reaction on your review I responded to all the posts of the last weeks expect these which explain known problems (the forum search was often not used!).
I hope I can solve your problems in the support forum and it would be great if you remove this "Average" review afterwards. Thanks!
There isn't a lot of extra code to protect the author backlink and I don't agree with you that the code is useless! The component has been developed in our spare time and it is for free, it's just not fair to remove the copyright link.
After installing it I went on, created a new poll, the editor had lotsa smiles and stuff, big fields for the eye challenged, ok I guess created a new poll ease.
Title formatting totally inappropriate for my website.
Looked on the extension options how to format the title, nothing. Searched on the web, and found a similar issue on the dev's forums.
Official moderator reply: "
Yes, please install Firebug or equivalent and identify the file/code to change."
resuming all the topic: Go to which ever CSS you want to edit and change the Hexcode there.
Ok so the colors of the answers were almost unreadable since I hava a dark template, the question and title were enormous and the colors were awful. So I'm starting to see here all the trouble JUST to get the title font smaller and in another color, plus the question plus the answers.
I got a nicer solution for this, it's called: delete the extension.
Thanks it was worth the try but I didn't find this anywhere near customizable friendly.
Indeed the extension has it's potential, but it has too many options just for the question editor and none for more (imo) important details.
Also, I'm often more fond to contribute to FREE and CLEAN projects than for projects that despite free include copyrights and that make me lose time (and money) to remove them (yes I saw a how to in the forums).
Thanks a lot for this great extension!
This extension allows the publisher to get creative with Polls
This extension allows the publisher to gain insight; the extension can be configure to allow users to add their own responses which can be valuable insight that helps us broaden our options. Furthermore, this extension can be configured to allow user to add comments to the listed answers. This too can help the publisher gain insight about the user's experience.
FOR WISHLIST, I would prefer that jVoteSystem allowed the user to manipulate the display of the polls by following joomla guidelines about file structure. As of now, it is difficult to manipulate or style the polls through component / module override or alternative layout
THANK YOU jVote System
First, the lengths to which the author goes to protect the credit link in the front is nothing short of amazing - encoding it along with parts of the interface with base64 is borderline GPL violation to say nothing of potential security risk.
Good functionality with some very bad UI ideas.
1) I'm sorry that you were not able to customize jVoteSystem to your needs, but at least you didn't experience any problems in functionality and you didn't encounter some bugs. This is what matters, right? Therefore i'm really disappointed by this review.
2) why didn't you try contact us via support forums? Usually you can expect a fast answer and feature proposals are going to be implemented asap (if reasonable).
3) the encoded parts are removed within v2.05, sorry for that.
And always remember: the component has been developed in our spare time and it is for free!