* Revise, edit and approve article changes before going live with those changes.
* Send article changes for approval via email
* Edit and save changes to published articles without affecting the live site
* Save notes regarding article versions
* Optionally stage all content changes automatically
* Automatically stage content from specific user groups
* Optional administrator email notifications of staged content that is ready for review
* Complete revision history with access to all staged and prior versions of article content
* Optionally disable on the front-end
All of this would be fine if there were existing solutions to these problems or software updates to those of us who PAID for this extension, but sadly this is not the case. Questions on the forum go unanswered or just ignored, and the "Premium" support via email you are supposed to get for purchasing the component also goes ignored.
Having said that, I don't think getting what you are promised is asking too much in this case. I'm not asking for the developer to magically whisk himself through my monitor and fix whatever issue I have, I'm just asking for a REPLY when I or anyone else who bought the component asks a question.
Seriously, you don't need to know much to use versioning and workflow, just a little bit of logical thinking.
I SOOOOO have longed for this to be Joomla Core because that WOULD more or less be a real competitor and alternative to massively expensive commercial, and often worse, CMS's.
Thanks for making this. :-)
The forum support is all well and good but emails to the developer seem to disappear into a blackhole - plus the payment only gives you a few months of access to download and thats your lot - no good if you delete the download by accident.
So, a good product, certainly - and one that Joomla sorely could do with being as part of its core - but let down by the support channels. If Joomla formed a majority of my job, I'd probably have more time to sit down and learn it properly, so is defo one for the experts.
This is excellent for this purpose. All the employees are set up as authors, so the only content they can edit is their own, and it emails admin when they make a change. Admin then selects the version to be published (usually the latest) and away they go!
The version plugin that comes with it is also great as it allows for the provision of rollback if you mess something up in an article.
I like it, simple, intuitive, and fills a big hole in core joomla.
Simply, it does not do what it says it will do. Add to that one channel of support, a forum, where nobody replies and you have a recipe for disaster.
I installed this on a client site after reading the one good review and was left with a trail of problems and unanswered questions.
Keep away from this extension!
Sorry you had problems Gary. It actually does do what it advertises, as evidenced by hundreds of satisfied users. We did respond to your email and forum-based requests, our last unanswered post to you was "I've just tested this and haven't found any problems. Is there a place I can see this (not) working? Thanks!"
I looked through it thinking about what i felt it should do and after looking at the plugin found that it did everything i think it should!
The next corporate site i do is going to be getting this bought for it.
Top marks from me!