You can use it to access and modify the files and directories on your server via FTP or direct file access.
eXtplorer runs natively under Joomla! 1.0 - 3.2 and can also be used as a standalone app.
I am using Joomla 1.5.6 - maybe the problem is there. But, I really wouldn't know as I could find no place on the extplorer site to ask for assistance.
The component may work well for some, but it doesn't work at all for me.
The only problem I have this the extension is the lack of fine grained control. I want my users to have access to the home directories on the server and was hoping for something in the configuration file to allow it. Something like:
DocumentRoot = ~/
Or something similar would be nice, and then "jail" them into their home directory. My users authenticate via the LDAP auth module, their home directory could be pulled from the directory.
Of course this is not a "fault" per se of the extension, rather it's a shortcoming and this is why I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
I'll definitely be using this on all of my clients websites as well. Great job!
I hope that my experience can help others.
I tried eXtplorer a few months ago with Joomla! 1.0.13 and even though I liked it immediately and could see its potential it kept logging me out so was not usable at the time. But after the upgrade to J! 1.0.14 and an upgrade in eXtplorer itself I tried it again and it just blew me away!!!
The installation went smoothly without any problems. Once installed you are ready to go, no configuration needed.
Apart from seamless file manipulation (moving, copying, CHMOD etc) it has a wonderful zip file utility which makes transferring a large number of files a breeze and one of the coolest features is the file editor which has code highlighting and an "apply" feature which in combination with the AJAX makes editing files on the server so enjoyable! Just edit your file, apply the changes (without reloading the page) and just go see the effect immediately on the site front-end.
The verdict: A must have for "EVERY" Joomla! site, in fact, it's so good it should be included with core Joomla!
My thumbs up to the developer(s) and a big THANK YOU for making such a great tool free. God bless you.
I have the requirements the component's home page stated it needs: PHP 5, Firefox 22.214.171.124 with scripts enabled for the site.
eXtplorer_2.0.0_RC1 claims to have installed successfully on Joomla 1.0x but when I try to run it, I see an error message about a missing component: ExtJS Library could not be found.
The message test tells me to check the fetchscript.PHP file permissions and that file is not in the directory either.
Thinking I had a bad download, I downloaded the file again, and got the same results. It's dead out of the box.