- This extension requires registration to download.
The site webmaster can easily manage a complete document sharing system, while configuring the limited availability period, as well as benefiting from email notifications and other important settings.
User uploaded files
Multiple file uploads at once
Users can create and share folders
Sharing options (publicly, specific users, specific groups)
Users can choose to share files only for a limited amount of time (share expires after day X)
Multiple filtering options (extension, category, status)
Settable restrictions of maximum size for files and folders
Quick search bar
Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
Easy transition to RTL
Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
Set number of items and users per page
Define allowed extensions for upload
Set the maximum number of files that can be uploaded simultaneously
Set the maximum allowed size for files and folders
Set up the groups users are allowed to share files with
Enable/disable administrator overrides
Manage permission settings for all user groups (frontend access, management access, share files publicly, download public files, backend access, etc.)
Modules & Plugins
Modules that display latest public files, top downloaded public files, latest private shared files (multiple instances module)
Statistics module (number of public and total files)
4 Email notifications that can be enabled/disabled by users
Customizable email templates
Manage files and folders
Add bulk files from server
PHP (min. 5.3.0)
MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
cURL, GD2 libraries enabled
Support has been one of the major advantage that i will look forward in extending my subscription with theFactory.
After the incident from 21.09.2012, of course we had to stop providing updates. We provided you support and updates for this product and I don't remember you had any issues with us being "inconsistent". Support is offered in a couple of hours, maximum 24 hours and stating you have waited for days under this "revenge-review", is very misleading for our honest customers.
The process of getting update is very simple on our site, you just have to login and click a few links, and it worked for you as you sure know.
I feel it's unfair that you felt you had to provide a misleading negative review just to get your "revenge". You know very well that you had practically zero issues with product support and updates and also the product configuration is more then easy. You just have to go once through the settings and you have a ready to use product!
* no possibilities to create subcategories
* (last but not least) problem dowloading file bigger than 100 MB.
Support is quite good and well organized, but in any case the component doesn't fit our requirements
We never stated that the current version can allow user limitations to specific categories, nor subcategories.
It would be more fair to post reviews that comment/describe existing features then to post a 1 star negative review due to some "missing' features we never claimed to provide. We are open to any feature requests or needed customizations, but we did not receive any message from you prior to this review.
Posting a 1 star review is totally in contradiction with your own statements "Easy to handle", "Support is quite good and well organized". Does that count for nothing ?
We are sorry that you hastly posted this review with just 1 star, clearly meaning to give us more then that.
Also the problems you mentioned with the downloading are a mixture of hosting-connection issues, since the code contains no limitations in this direction.
Truly rugged extension for document management, a lot of sharing modes and features.
Every website should integrate something like this for its users.
It allows users to share files publicly or just for a specific user. The user can set a date at which his upload will expire.
One thing i liked especially was the sharing system of files, files can be shared with a single user, with designated admins, with all users, not shared at all and downloads can be restricted for guests or specific user groups.
I am very glad i found this.
There are so few additions to Joomla that allow for this type of file functionality, I found the price well worth the expenditure, and the couple wee questions I had.. were answered pretty darn fast and very nicely (and thoroughly).
Thumbs up for sure.
I really enjoyed thefactory extensions, so a big thanks to you guys !
However, there are a few things you really need to consider before using this extension, hopefully this will help you:
Price to Value (poor)
48.99 euro (about $72) is extremelly high for the quaility of this product. You are probably better of going to a freelance site and get one done just for you..
You can email them or go to the forum. You will get an answer but don't expect it to help much.
Interface/ user-friendly (poor)
The upload page has a bunch of fields with no labels to direct the user. Things are just thrown out there for the user to figure out.
Very few options to customize unless you want to crack open the code and make all your changes there.
Admin panel (good)
Nothing too fancy but at least there is one.
Can use a face lift to make it user friendly. Language file not in the language folder but in the component folder. Code doesn't have notes to help you if you want to make changes. Have a bug for files larger than allowed size, instead of error it just opens your front page inside the component's page.
If you are going to purchase this product pay close attention to the demo as you will have a hard time customizing it to your site. If you like it as is then you might be okay with this product but I would definitely not buy this product again.
Please check out the new version of the Briefcase factory (also available for Joomla 1.6) There are huge usability improvements ;)
thank you for your review!