Pity not to understand the situation *before* writing a review! The user is free to configure what is shown during download. See replies to other reviewers, or the Remository forum. But the fact that many users retain the sample adverts supports the project and is a factor in Remository remaining free!
Setting it up is easy and intuitive. The only downside is the front-end styling. Nothing that can't be corrected by your own stylesheets.
One thing is still missing, though: Translations/Multi-Language support.
Uploaded the site to the live server and everything is broken. Wasted 1/2 hour more trying to make it work. I think much of the problem is the author's penchant for absolute paths throughout the component. A recipe for chaos after moving a site.
Would never recommend or try again. Had to delete it off the live site and install an alternative. A time waster.
I'm sorry you had problems. A lot of effort has gone into ensuring that a new installation of Remository will work immediately - and this seems to have paid off in the opinion of a number of reviewers.
Absolute paths are not used on a whim - they are used because they do not restrict the user to placing the file repository within the document root - it can be placed absolutely anywhere that can be specified by a legal path. Also, if you stick with the default of storing files in the database, migration requires only the transfer of the DB tables.
There is a brief Remository FAQ that describes exactly how to handle site migration, which should only take a few minutes to implement.
Just one thing that i can't figure out, does this tools don't allow download for public user or i just miss the configuration for it. can somebody tell me.
Thanks! For each folder (container) in Remository, you can specify which group(s) can upload and which can download. Any combination of groups is possible, including "Visitor" which means people not logged in.
I particularly like the file containers privilege system and the ability to choose between Joomla authorization levels or creating Remository own user groups and privileges.
The one thing that would make even better would be an option to hide containers (and files) from unauthorized users on a case by case base; indeed, one does not not want everyone to check the full catalogue of available files on the site, even if they cannot download them.
Another nice feature is the possibility to choose for its own ads code to appear (or not). Thanks!
With that said, it is not without its issues.
One of the biggest problems I have had is files moving out of there folders and being placed in the root directory where my site files are located.
I know its a setting somewhere but still....It should have an option to select whether the Remository is allowed to move the files or not.
Also I couldn't seem to update the file counts.
It is a good component but it will take some time to learn what does what.
Have an excellent SEO/SEF and works like a charm.
What i dont like is the Graphics (front and backend), and the support for 3rd party components..
yes is rigth that some integration are already in the code (Jomcomment support) but every update is a work. So should be better when he will support 3d party ext. (from backend not hacking the code) jcomments and others, alphauserpoints... And have a template manager, more fields, metadata via frontend upload...
Can this be done? Or is there a box saying click here for no rubbish pop ups? Its an eye sore.
Great Component apart from the POP UPS.
I'm sorry you think that way, many people find Remository highly functional. Does it matter what the package's file name is, so long as it is plainly Remository? Most people seem to be able to read the forum. Upgrade instructions are included in the FAQs on the Remository site. Releasing Remository as zip has been tried, but the Joomla installer is unpredictable, and neither zip nor tar.gz installations work consistently for everyone - some have problems with one, some with the other. Telling people about fixes for Joomla bugs is done in order to be helpful - they don't affect only Remository.
Pity this reviewer didn't trouble with any research before criticizing an application that gives excellent service to many users. During a download (and nowhere else) Remository is capable of displaying a message, and by default it displays advertising which makes a small contribution to the Remository project. Remository is one of very few major applications that is so far still completely free in all respects.
It is not difficult to find out that the download message is admin configurable through the standard Remository admin interface, and anyone who thinks advertisements are not appropriate can change them to something else or nothing at all. Although I would ask people who do that to make some contribution to the project.
The Remository HTML uses semantic markup, and a Remository CSS file. You can easily customize it, as has been done by many users. I don't doubt some things are missing, but Remository offers a huge range of functionality. It has also been consistently developed over many years and Remository 3.53 was released earlier this month. If progress is not fast enough for you perhaps you could make some contribution to the project.