Accordion FAQ is available in either module or plugin form. It allows you to easily add a Frequently Asked Questions section to any article. The FAQ is made up of content that exists in the article and can contain anything (images, lists, tables, etc.) that can be placed in an article.
Minor changes for IE7 compatibility. Added two new options. Open multiple allows more than one faq item to be opened at a time. Scroll on open scrolls an opened faq item to the top of the page.
I have visited the support forum and found nothing there to help me. It seems to me that users of this extension must be skilled in CSS and HTML. I give this extension a ‘Fair’ review because I apparently do not have the necessary skills or knowledge to install it. That said, I have been building web sites for 13 years and have never had a problem loading modules into an article. What bugged me most of all was the shear amount of time I spent trying to get the module loaded into my article without any success at all. As another reviewer has said, there are easier FAQ extensions than this one.
Your review has prompted me to produce a video tutorial on how to include the AccordionFAQ module in an article. I know it is too late for you but others will hopefully benefit.
Thank you for your comments.
I am not aware of a jquery include issue with the current Joomla 3.0 version. If you know of a problem please consider going to our forum and providing more details. Thanks.
I am disappointed that you found accordionfaq hard to use. I thought that the documentation provided was fairly good. Obviously I was wrong. I will try to improve the docs as best I can. Please feel free to visit our forum and tell us what problems you encountered. Thank you for your comments.
Overall, this is a great tool to use for stylish FAq's. It's easy to customize, looks great and the support is excellent!
Accordion FAQ was just right for the task.
Initially I had a problem that turned out to be due to me not reading the manual properly. Fixed it with a hint I found in the extension forum, and a very quick response from the author.
Not really a FAQ-specific extension, but a general pourpose accordion that could be used for many other things as well.
I use it both as a module and as a plugin. The online help is detailed and I found whatever I needed very quickly. I now use the extension to showcase youtube clips, articles and (obviously) some FAQ.
Editing the CSS is relatively easy, and I now have my own icons to indicate open and close status. The transition is smooth and very elegant.
Some quick technical advice - some templates use and format this header. This may mess with the accordion when used as a module. In this case - you can just set the AccordionFAQ seperation tag to be and all clashes are avoided. Easy.
This product is better that most commercial extensions. If you don't like the colours and icons (which there are PLENTY of, and VERY EASY to select), you can use your own by tweaking the style sheet.
I tried 5 different FAQ extensions for my Joomla 1.7 site. This struck me immediately as being the best of the bunch. Why?
- There actually IS usable step-by-step documentation, can't say that for two of the competitors. The docs are produced using the FAQ software itself.
- The free version WILL help the more demanding user, it's not just bait for upgrading to a "Pro" commercial variant.
- The concept is simple, you create your content in a Joomla Article provided you can switch your editor to HTML mode for adding simple code.
- There is a variety of "looks and feels" and you can browse them easily in the documentation
Let me explain why it's not a 5-star rating. I'm a less experienced Joomler, and despite following the instructions religiously, I made 2 errors which cost me time and frustration and led me to seek help from the Forum. This is patrolled by the AccFAQ author, Ken Lowther, and he was superb. He had me sorted out after just a 2+2 post conversation. Absolutely beyond fault.
I've since discovered that CCS3 commands work fine in the templates, so I can pretty up the boxes to look like my site's Contact Form.
In short, I'm going to continue using AccordionFAQ on my site. And as they say, actions speak louder than words.