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.
Corrected faq header links to not redirect to the home page.
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.
I have also used some other paid extensions which are no where near the quality of this one. Great looking plugin, with remarkable documentation.
keep it up fellows!!! thanks!
Setup and configuration: no problem so long as you take the time to read the Module and Plugin instructions.
I think I spent about 20-30 minutes just playing with all of the configuration options.
This has to be one of the easiest, stylish and useful extensions.
What makes this even better is the support. I asked a question on the forum and the developer answered immediately.
It is easy to implement, configure and very easy to use after reading the excellent documentation. I am LOVING your online configuration tool and the many different preset stylings. I just had to change a few lines of css to get it to fit my design perfectly.
By the way, excellent choice for using the HTML tags (like h3) to convert into slides, this really facilitates graceful deprecation and is easy for authors and editors.