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.) I had to enter the CSS because the tooltip for the details background was transparent. I believe someone has mentioned this already in their review.
2.) The details were a tooltip. The initial tooltip is small. So when u have a 1-2 paragraph description it looks cramped. Sure, I could have edited the CSS to make it wider, however, I don't like the details as a tooltip. I like it right there with the download (as it's done with DocMan).
3.) Flash upload did not work. I would click browse but it would never go to anything to let me browse. I'm not sure if it's the Phoca software.
I say this because I'm using another component, JoomGallery and the flash upload feature does the same thing to me even though my Flash version I have installed is up-to-date.
4.) Would like to have the ability for a batch upload.
Hi, thank you for your review.
1) This depends on template. The overlib is a part of Joomla! framework and it should be styled by template.
2) This should be styled by template. Anyway, you can display the information above or below the file or in file view. It needs not to be displayed only in overlib.
3) Will be solved when this will be solved in Joomla! (maybe in 1.6) so the upload is unified with Joomla!
4) For now you can upload via ftp, flash upload (flash plugin
But I have one remark. It should make the following changes to pass XHTML validaty:
1. File views \ category \ tmpl \ default.php changes:
at line like request_url
should be request_url, "&", "&")
total: 1 change;
2. File views\file\tmpl\default.php changes:
at lines like request_url
the same change as above
total: 2 changes;
And thank you again for this good component!
Pros (againts DOC***):
1. Front-end upload
2. Many additional feature (tree, article download button, etc)
Cons (againts DOC***):
1. Not nested yet
2. Adding allowed MIMe/extension is tricky. I think Phoca should have configuration allowing all MIMe/ extension.
COns (againts Joomla Category Manager):
Cannot move category to anohter section. Very fatal if I want to move many categories.
Difficultness adding MIME and disability moving category to anohter section lower the score for the best. I would give Phoca 4 Star.
With Phoca Download manager U get what U pay fore.
First of all it’s “Mission impossible” 2 find documentation to install and setup the system – Phoca’s homepage lacks structure.
But I managed to get Phoca Download to run within 2 hours.
The interface is nice but the buttom’s are ;-(
Next is setting up the module….
Without documentation I’m only capable of creating a menu which points to section which point to a category which contains the files which user could be able to download. It’s the same way user has to access the files – click on the menu, chose a section, chose a category, and then final chose a file….
Am I missing something here?
Furthermore it seems impossible to select only one section/category for a specific menu point it’s all or nothing
Isn’t it possible to go directly from the menu to the category folder?
Well without the documentation it hard to customize Pooco…
But it’s free and it works – what more can U expect?
Nice work – and still room for improvement.
Option 1 failed because of an uncomfortable backend.
Option 2 limited my options for file and category naming not allowing special chars
Option 3 was PhocaDownload - it does almost everything I wanted it to do, and even if I had to mess a bit in the code to get the rest done I am still convinced that this is the best way to go in terms of download plugins.
Also the forum is busy with tips, tricks, hints and at the time of my last visit the creator had made over 10.000 posts in the support forum. Speaks for itself, doesn't it?
Thanks for sharing this great component for free!
Howver - There is a patch available on joomlacode.org by codejunkie, that changes that and now I can add menu items witha choice of sections/categories/files and this works brilliantly.
With a little knowledge of php and CSS I have been able to style the output to meet my client's needs exactly.
This is now a standard component on my base installation for clients.
Hi, thank you for your review. Since 1.3.1 the menu option (solution from codejunkie) was integrated to the component.
So big thanks to codejunkie.
Thank you, Jan
After struggling with the integration of Docman with joomla multi site, I came across Phoca Download. From the first install, everything worked perfectly. It is so easy to use and looks nice and clean.
I have nothing to say against it!
Phoca extensions never stop amazing me!