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EXTRA FIELDS - CUSTOM ATTRIBUTES!
DJ-Catalog2 extension for Joomla® 3 and 2.5 is the perfect tool for your needs. No matter if you need a simple catalogue or a powerful one, DJ-Catalog2 accomplishes both tasks in the easiest way. Make complex tasks easy, this is what DJ-Catalog2 does. Easily create your catalogue with dozens of powerful options.
* Easily create, categorize and show your products
* Show your products at their best
* Seamlessly integrates with your site design
* A search engine friendly catalogue
* featured product lists
* supports manufacturers and related lists of products
* new design easily integrates with most templates
* handles multiple themes which can be easily personalized
* supports product image resizing and cropping
* easily couples related products
* go social with the social plugin
Joomla 2.5 version is now a commercial extension, however version for Joomla 1.5 remains free.
The developers are very helpful and responsive and even in the short time we've been using the component they've added more and more features.
It fit my needs perfectly for a catalog with a handful of categories each with a dozen products which needed a short description, 3-4 product photos (easy auto-resize of thumbnails). Can include tabs for 'Additional Info' and'Reviews' etc using the pagebreak function in your text editor. Spend a little time figuring out the possibilities and it couldn't be easier.
It hasn't met up with the needs of my advanced clients, though. For one, there's no option to add attributes, so I've had to start using eCommerce extensions set to catalog mode. And to customize the layout away from the default one when I have used it took a lot of tinkering around in the PHP.
It's good for plug-and-play if you don't want to change it much though, so for people who don't know a lot of HTML/PHP and are content with out-of-the-box stuff, it's great.
Customer service on the forum is alright from what I remember. It's monitored relatively well.
Thank you for your review,
Regarding the attributes, we're just developing option of custom fields and custom filters that will allow for much deeper configuration. This updated version should be released real soon. When it comes to layout and customization in new version you can create your own themes, the code is clean and pretty simple to manage so I encourage you to investigate this option as well. With little knowledge of php/html/css you'll be able to create and reorganize the dj-catalog2 theme to your client's needs. If you have more questions regarding customization please use our forum or ticketing system available for our customers. Once again thank you for this review.