Joomla! 2.5 Demo:
Setting own style demo, Youtube videos in Phoca Download:
Joomla! 3 Demo:
Phoca Download 2 Requirements:
PHP - (5.2.4)see Joomla! requirements
MySQL - (5.0.4)see Joomla! requirements
Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5
Phoca Download 3 Requirements
PHP - see Joomla! requirements
MySQL - see Joomla! requirements
The author is very responsive, and I have seen the software improve with every release. I highly recommend it.
I suggest this to other users. Also the support is great. Most of the time you will get an answer of the developers if you ask a question in the forum.
And all of this for a free component.
One site in particular has over 4,000 images and grows at about 100 images per month. It's absolutely rock steady and I highly recommend it.
The only shortcoming is when you add images, there's no quick and dirty way to single out the new files over the existing files--I do a browser search.
Anyway, it's a great extension and it's free. BTW, I've donated to the author and plan to donate again because it's so useful.
1) Multi-Purpose Component.
2) Excellent Graphic User Interface (GUI),
3) Extremely Simple to setup and Use.
4) Comprehensive Documentation and Support.
I was looking for component for ringtones download for my site, and i was surprise the "Audio Player and Gallery" extensions does not have a single extension close to what i wanted so a friend recommended Phoca Download to me, at first i was not actually interested because i want my users to test the audio first (play) before downloading, and his responds was "it will take you a maximum of 15 minutes to set up and test so just try it" and i must confess it took me around 9 to 12 minutes if i guess right, and "Phoca Download" is 99.99999% of what i want. Honestly i was surprise a file download component can come with an audio player for previewing.
If you are developing a simple file sharing site to a complex file eCommerce site I will advice you to look no further. what amazes me most is it is COMPLETELY FREE with a comprehensive documentation and prompt support which most of the commercial extensions dont even offer.
I have even recommended him to add Showcase to his forum where people can exhibit what they have been able to achieve with such great, free and excellent component.
I will say thank you to the developer.
I had a specific problem (I misread part of the docs), and posted in the Phoca forum. The programmer responded within a few days, and helped figure out my error.
He did this on his time, and without charge. When the site starts turning a profit, I am definitely directing some of it his direction, even if it wasn't required.