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
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.
I installed on Joomla 1.5 site and it's working great. Now I have installed on Joomla 2.5.8 and am really impressed. We'd spent hours loading up into another popular extension but found it inflexible and useless for a complex tree of documents. Fortunately we were able to point the documents folder to the one we'd already set up and off we went. A little bit of SQL and we carried over the categories and document entries.
We haven't gone live yet - but already I feel confident this is a great choice. The flexible layout configuration beats any of the other similar extensions hands down - simply brilliant!
Well done to the developer - awesome work. If you're looking for a download/document manager - this is the one!
I really don't understand why users are so negative:
- extension which is free
- free support
- free language file delivered by community
If the extension does not fit your needs:
a) you can uninstall it and find other which fits your needs better - this will solve your problem
b) you can ask in forum or on other place, maybe somebody will give you advice how to customize it, or how to enable demanded features - this can solve your problem
c) you can write feature requests in forum or in contact forum - this can solve your problems in future
d) you can write negative review here or somewhere else - this will not solve your problem except your problem is elsewhere than in using the component :-(
Of course the extension cannot fit needs of all people of the world but I as developer listen to users and try to add new features there (I by myself use 10% of Phoca Download features, all other 90% was added because users added them to feature request list)
Options were wished by users, so if you feel, it is not useful for you, there are some users who find it useful. It is open source and everybody can find useful features there and everybody can customize it in case, he/she didn't find the feature they need.
Of course you can display text and tags in category view - just use the custom layout, etc.
If you really need this extension (you didn't find any other) then will be great you will go to Phoca Forum page and there:
a) you will get advices how to enable features you think, they are not exist
b) you can write feature requests to help imlementing new features you need.
Thank you, Jan
Developers answer fast and nice in forums.
the feature "frondend User" is brilliant if you don't want to let others come inside your control panel. It doesn't have all the options backend provides, but you can edit it in CSS