*** CHEERS! Now RSMonials (Version 1.5.3 or newer) is included Image Upload, ReCaptcha Library and Language File Manager ***
NOTE: As we recently launched our new version 2.0, if you find any bug/error please report it in our website forum ( http://www.rswebsols.com/support ). We will surely fix it as soon as possible.
FEATURES OF THIS COMPONENT:
1. Display all active testimonials / comments / feedback / review.
2. Visitor can submit a feedback.
3. If you approve the feedback from back-end it will start to display.
4. Secured form by Captcha (ReCaptcha is also available).
1. Add Testimonials.
2. Edit Testimonials.
3. Delete Testimonials.
4. Publish/Unpublish Testimonials.
5. Manage Front-end display using CSS.
6. Manage Language Specific Content.
7. Easily configure the basic features of the component.
Now 2 modules are also available to use with our RSMonials component:
1. RS-Monials Module: Using this module you can able to display testimonials randomly or serially.
Here is the JED listing url: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension-specific/extensions-specific-non-sorted/13469
2. RS-MonialScroller Module: Using this module you can able to display all of your testimonials in a module position with auto scroller.
Here is the JED listing url: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension-specific/extensions-specific-non-sorted/13466
Try this free component and modules. Hopefully you all like this.
You can only show ONE testimonial at a time in a module. We wanted to show a couple of brief testimonials for example on the home page (with the View more... feature). You have to refresh the page if you want to see another testimonial. The docs don't tell you that - Only that you can select "Serial or Random". No option for showing two or three at once, each with the "View more... option"
Only issue I had was the text box was tiny, like one character wide.
It was my fault for not reading the instructions !
Don't skip the bit about: "Copy and paste the CSS into your main Template.css file".
Layout was fine after that. :-)
Would like to see stronger Spam-checks, Captcha is not very secure these days. See Blue Flame Forms for Joomla for example of strong and clever anti-spam.
Thank you for a great product.
Would love to mark it as excellent however the security code does not work for versions 1.5.1 or 1.5.2.
Once fixed I'll be loading it on my site....
Excellent work guys look forward to the fix or suggestions on how to get security working so I can continue to use it on my sites...
I had two small hickups, though. Firstly, by default the sql databases created by this extension use a latin-swedish collation, which caused problems with greek characters appearing as question marks (???). I had to manually change the collation of the tables to utf8-general-ci. Then everything worked fine. Not a big deal.
The second problem is that i do not recieve any mail notifications when someone submits a testimonial, probably a thing with my server. I am looking into this trying to figure out why.
Overall, a definite 5 star. Good job!!
What I like more is you support multiple language, this is exactly what I need. I want to make my web site in International Language as well as My own language and your component makes support that.
Nevertheless, I found some improvement that can be made regarding the component.
I found this error :
Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in ... \JoomfishManager.class.php on line 217
Since I use joomfish, I don't know if this is because of joomfish or this component as my joomfish is the latest version and everything else works fine :).
Another area to improve are ability to filter bad words and emoticon support as well as better captcha. Then this will be the perfect component.
Great Job ;) I am donating small amount of money, sorry guys, I am no rich so I gave you amount that I can, though it is not comparable to your work. Thanks !!!
Setting up the extension is somewhat more complicated than most.
Instead of just radio buttons to choose which options you want on or off, you have to edit the option and type true or false. This is not hard but is just a hassle.
One thing that stands out is that the images that are used to wrap quotes around each testimonial are gif images with a colored background instead of a transparent png. It's an easy edit but again, more hassle.
Hopefully it will be a bit easier to setup in the future, but overall it is a great extension!
Thank you for your opinion. We will surely implement it in our next release.
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Only thing I noticed is some of my users have multiple websites and inserting all of them into the website field displaying fine only when there is no side columns. Once I added a block to right side of the page, it cut off some of the text for the inserted websites. However it's just a tiny issue and besides that everything else is great.
Pretty simple to install and configure, possibility to manage css style. But I didn`t understand how to change month name in date of submission of testimonial. It appears in English and I will be glad to see it in site language. But this is small issue component is god and possibility to use module to publish this component is also big advantage!
The only features that I would like to see that aren't in there now are some kind of rotational feature on the module where it would automatically cycle through your list of uploaded testimonials and a more intuitive WSIWYG editor for bold, italics, etc.
Also, if there was an easy way to add photos that would be great as well.
Since its free though, you can't really complain and like I said, does 90% of what I need.