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Introduction

Communication, Chat, Shoutbox

Full-featured Joomla chat component and module, which can be used as standalone shoutbox or IP.Shoutbox mirror. Definitely the best Joomla chat extension for now, not doubts.

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★ FEATURES ★

  • Choose chat type: Joomla (default) or IP.Board Shoutbox.
  • A lot of customization options like shout or member name length, show or hide avatars, etc.
  • Supported avatar providers: Joomla Contacts, JomSocial, CommunityBuilder, Kunena, Gravatar, EasySocial, K2, AlphaUserPoints (more can be added by request).
  • Automatically or manually refresh chat window, flood control and extra permission checks to avoid spamming.
  • Customizable text parser with URL shortener.
  • Replace images with neat thumbnails and lightbox.
  • Replace videos with links and lightbox or with embedded player (supported providers: YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, MetaCafe).
  • Ban or unban members from chat (do not affect the rest of your site).
  • Chat template can be easily styled with CSS (any element can be hidden, resized or colored) and language file (any text can be changed).
  • Shouts Journal to manage shouts, Smileys Manager to manage smileys and Banned Journal to manage banned members.
  • Shouts archive page on front-end with search and filtering options.
  • Automatically delete shouts older, than X days.

★ WHY IS IT BETTER, THAN OTHER SIMILAR EXTENSIONS? ★

First of all, there're not much chat solutions for Joomla and existing ones are either too simple and ugly or overloaded with JavaScript and useless features. Smart Shoutbox is a balanced chat component with neat layout and a fairly enough scripts and features to work smoothly and almost faultlessly. We always monitoring chat and our customers' feature requests, but add only vital and really cool stuff, which will make Smart Shoutbox even better keeping it balanced. Try it for yourself and you will see, that this all is true.

★ FUTURE PLANS ★

Not enough? Just look at some major features we plan to add in future updates:

  • External database. Will allow you to use shoutbox across multiple sites on different domains.
  • Vertical template. Useful, if you want to display module in sidebar position. Less styling will be needed.
  • File uploading. Users will be able to attach files to shouts.

★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★

  • ADDED: Button to toggle sounds on front-end.
  • ADDED: Date picker for Shout Date field on Edit Shout page.
  • ADDED: Back to Shoutbox button on Archive page.
  • CHANGED: System messages window layout now fits the Shoutbox theme.
  • FIXED: Shout date in journal not following date format from extension's settings.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Feedback


Posted on 09 September 2014

I recently purchased this extension, I quickly encountered some problems, and just as quickly the discussion with the developer became very tense.

As I may have some responsibility in these communications difficulties I'll try to describe my experience in abstaining from any judgment on the quality of support and any mention of the problems I have not had time to evoke with him ...



First, a big positive: this extension is "out of the box" the most aesthetic of the market. But with - in my point of view - few serious limits:



1° It uses the "name" and not the "username" to identify users. The developer told me by email that this opportunity would come soon. But on his forum he announced it is impossible by design, it has no interest and it is not planned. For me it's a big big sticking point - undetectable with the demo site.



2° The module is completely useless placed in a sidebar. You end up with 3 or 4 characters per line, the input field is almost invisible ...



3° You can not configure the module and the component differently: If a button is removed in the component in the hope of having a little more space, he's also lost in the full screen display.



So here is an extension that I bought and I will not use. Few dollars lost (there is no refund) ... and a little frustration : with a test period I could easily understand that this program is not useful to me.



Now the problem I've dealt with the support, and that was the cause of our mutual irritation : when I activate the module I lose my SSL compliance : I have the exclamation mark that appears on all pages instead of the padlock (my site is ful SSL). It is perfectly reproducible: publication = exclamation mark, unpublication = padlock. The developer tells me:

- It can not be because of its extension;

- It's not really an error, I can ignore it.

But I spend a lot of time to convince my users the security of my site, it's an answer that I did not want to pass on!



Conclusion: average... Good for the design and if you use it in wide mode (full-width component or module). But be careful if you have other uses, or if you want to use the username to identify participants of the cat.

Owner's reply: 1. Option to choose usernames instead of names will be added in the next update. I personally told you so and it doesn't matter, what has been written a lot of time ago on the forum. Things change.

2. Module is completely adjustable via CSS to any template and position. It is clearly written even in extension's description.

3. Yes, you can via CSS. You can hide/show any elements in the module and component separately.

As for SSL you've been told several times, that this is not extension's problem, but unfortunately you never listened. I patiently tried to explain you this, but you kept blaming.

So basically you didn't even try to work with this extension, didn't try to learn about managing layout elements via CSS and didn't provide any necessary info about your Smart Shoutbox installation. This makes your review rushed and not true.

Next time try to be more cooperative with developer and listen to him, instead of blaming for each and every issue and writing ill judged reviews.
Admin Custom CSS

Admin Custom CSS

Free | Templating | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
97
3 reviews
Adds a link to custom.css file for upgrade friendly styling of any back-end template. ★ FEATURES ★ Very cool! Just install and enable plugin and create custom.css file in administrator/templates/your_template/css/ folder. ★ FREE EXTENSION ★ This is one of our numerous (mostly unique) extensions and it's FREE. We will always maintain some great extensions for free, so you could estimate the quality of our job.
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Search Content Advanced

Search Content Advanced

Paid download | Site Search | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
97
3 reviews
This is a replacement of standard Сontent Search plugin, which is a bit limited. Advanced version allows you to slightly customize search results, excluding certain categories and articles. ★ FEATURES ★ Greatly improved and simplified searching algorithm, comparing to standard Joomla content search plugin. Exclude categories from search results or include only certain categories (or do both). Exclude articles from search results or include only certain articles (or do both). Search areas selection (all, archived, featured or titles only) in front-end for more user friendly experience. Make search case sensitive or not. Show or hide "Articles" or "Archived" label before category title in search results. Display article image as thumbnail in search results (see instructions on how to enable this). And all other stuff the standard Joomla content search plugin can do. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ ADDED: Extra option in plugin settings to make search case sensitive or not (experimental feature). CHANGED: Search limit now applies for resulting array, not for SQL query, which improves search results.
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Modal system messages

Modal system messages

Paid download | Popups & iFrames | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
95
15 reviews
This plugin replaces ugly Joomla system messages with modal windows and colorize them depending on the message type. Window design is highly customizable and can be styled even by newcomers. ★ FEATURES ★ Nice clean window layout with easy styling via CSS. Two window themes: classic and modern. Turn dim background on/off. Choose closing method: button, background or both. Put some text at the bottom of the window. Automatically close window in set number of seconds. Choose animation speed. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ ADDED: Theme selector in settings with 2 different themes: classic and modern. Minor code optimization.
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Force Complete Profile

Force Complete Profile

Free | Site Access | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
95
2 reviews
This plugin will force users to complete their profile according to rules set. Very useful, when you use authorization via social networks which usually generates random emails like 234vfh23237dcsc23@example.com or usernames like "Name Surname". ###★ FEATURES ★ Forces to change password on first log-on or if it's empty. Change display name if it equals username or empty. Change username if it doesn't match the rules (regular expression). Change email if it matches rules set (regular expression). Set custom messages to explain user the rules for each field. Calls The Krotek team to change spammer's gender! ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ FIXED: Change password request ignored, when page closed or reloaded. Minor bug fixes and code optimization.
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Transliteration

Transliteration

Free | SEF | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
93
1 review
This plugin transliterates article title and creates an alias from it. It is very useful, if you want to have aliases, which are good for SEF, and don't want to type them manually. ★ FEATURES ★ You can define your own transliteration rules, using input and output character arrays. Option to transliterate aliases for ALL articles at once. Works for any language. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ Transliteration mode removed, since Joomla doesn't pass empty alias anymore. Very minor code changes. Extension is perfect!
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Smart Sharing

Smart Sharing

Free | Social Share | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
77
2 reviews
Yet another content plugin for sharing articles into different social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, VKontakte. Big buttons, native colors, plain and simple. ★ FEATURES ★ Supported networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, VKontakte. Extremely simple to setup and use. Choose a list of categories, in which you don't want to display sharing buttons. Display buttons on top or bottom of the article. And the best part: it's FREE! ★ FREE EXTENSION ★ This is one of our numerous (mostly unique) extensions and it's FREE. We will always maintain some great extensions for free, so you could estimate the quality of our job.
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Search by Tag

Search by Tag

Free | Tags & Clouds | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
73
1 review
This plugin will display article's meta keywords or tags (Joomla 3.2 and above) and use Joomla default search function to find articles with the same tags. ★ FEATURES ★ Search all words, any word or exact match. Select desired article categories. Limit number of tags displayed and hide them in certain articles. Set tags positioning to top or bottom of the article. Align tags left, center or right. Add custom CSS class for better styling. Compatible with Joomla Tags component. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ ADDED: Joomla Tags support added (for Joomla 3.2.0 and higher). Some bug fixes and code optimization.
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Missing Tags & Meta

Missing Tags & Meta

Free | SEO & Metadata | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
64
5 reviews
A simple module, which shows a list of articles without meta description, keywords or tags (for Joomla 3.2 and above). Very useful if you tend to give all your articles descriptions, keywords or tags, but sometimes forget to do so. ★ FEATURES ★ Displays articles with missing meta description, keywords or tags (Joomla 3.2 and above). Option to search for missing tags only and skip meta data. Perfectly integrates with standard admin skin. Very good for SEO! ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ Extension renamed to Missing Tags & Meta! Remove the old Missing Meta Check before upgrade! ADDED: Option in settings to check for missing tags only (Joomla 3.2 and above). Completely reworked query, which now properly selects articles with missing meta and/or tags.
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Smart Mailer

Smart Mailer

Paid download | Newsletter | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Easy to use and very effective mailing system for sites with existing recipients database or without it. It allows you to select users, by groups, purchased products, participated events or any other criteria and inform them about new features on your site. You own an online shop or community? Then Smart Mailer is just for you. ★ FEATURES ★ Easy installation and setup, no special knowledge required. Supports virtually any customer or member related components OpenCart, VirtueMart or JomSocial (see all available plugins below). Absolutely autonomous process. You just set up everything, add a cron job or enable cron plugin and relax! Supports multiple attachments (pictures, documents, archives and everything else). Automatically checks and updates all emails on campaign update. Create subscription categories and let your visitors subscribe to them. Edit, copy or refresh campaigns for easier mailing process. Edit, copy or delete emails from campaigns to avoid unwanted reaction from recipients. Rich filtering system for both campaigns and emails. Subscription page and module to collect your own database of recipients. Optional unsubscribe page with editable list of unsubscribed users in back-end. ★ WHY IS IT BETTER, THAN OTHER SIMILAR EXTENSIONS? ★ Smart Mailer is not just another subscription component, but rather an effective tool, which allows you to inform your members or customers about new products or updates. It is absolutely a must have for any e-commerce sites and active communities. You just choose a group of customers, which you want to inform, create a new mailing campaign and relax. If you don't have any mailing lists — create your own with Subscribe to Our Mailing List page and module! All the rest will be done automatically according to rules set, and all recipients will be properly informed about your new features or products. ★ FUTURE PLANS ★ Not enough? Just look at some major features we plan to add in future updates: Automatic newsletter. Send emails with new articles to subscribers. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ ADDED: Subscribe page and module. ADDED: Subscription categories. ADDED: Subscribers manager. Bug fixes and code optimization. Some language strings added, changed or removed.
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IP.Board Recent Topics

IP.Board Recent Topics

Paid download | Forum add-ons. Autonomous | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
A very simple yet customizable module to display recent topics from your IP.Board based forum in Joomla. Works perfectly with IPB 3.x and above. ★ FEATURES ★ Set number of displayed topics. Set number of displayed characters in topic title and forum name; Choose the desired date format. Show last post date, author, avatar and forum. Show first and last post text. Show text above and below topics list. Exclude or include only certain forums. Hide closed topics. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ ADDED: Date Format option in module settings. Minor code optimization.
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Birthdays for JomSocial

Birthdays for JomSocial

Paid download | JomSocial Extensions | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
JomSocial module which displays birthdays of your Community members for a given period. This extension is pretty useful, if you have a lot of friends in your community. Won't miss a single birthday with it! COMPATIBLE WITH JOMSOCIAL 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 ★ FEATURES ★ Display birthdays of all members, your friends only or both. Put JomSocial Birthdays module anywhere on your site. Customize date format, using PHP date() function rules. Limit birthdays count. Set birthdays display period. Display age, birth date and online status. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ Extension reworked from plugin into standalone module and renamed to JomSocial Birthdays. Now fully compatible with JomSocial 4. ADDED: Option to display birthdays of all members, friends or both (with switcher). FIXED: Birthdays not properly counted against given period. Code completely reworked, all language strings changed.
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Ohanah Support for Social Crossposting

Ohanah Support for Social Crossposting

Paid download | Extensions Specific Non-sorted | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Enables Ohanah support in Social Crossposting component. AVAILABLE OPTIONS • Select networks to crosspost. • Set categories to filter. • Set filter type for categories (include or exclude). • List particular items, you never want to crosspost. This is one of our numerous (mostly unique) extensions and it's FREE. We will always maintain some great extensions for free, so you could estimate the quality of our job.
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K2 Support for Social Crossposting

K2 Support for Social Crossposting

Paid download | Extensions Specific Non-sorted | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Enables K2 support in Social Crossposting component. AVAILABLE OPTIONS • Select networks to crosspost. • Set categories to filter. • Set filter type for categories (include or exclude). • List particular items, you never want to crosspost. This is one of our numerous (mostly unique) extensions and it's FREE. We will always maintain some great extensions for free, so you could estimate the quality of our job.
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EasyBlog Support for Social Crossposting

EasyBlog Support for Social Crossposting

Paid download | Extensions Specific Non-sorted | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Enables EasyBlog support in Social Crossposting component. AVAILABLE OPTIONS • Select networks to crosspost. • Set categories to filter. • Set filter type for categories (include or exclude). • List particular entries, you never want to crosspost. This is one of our numerous (mostly unique) extensions and it's FREE. We will always maintain some great extensions for free, so you could estimate the quality of our job.
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Search for JomSocial

Search for JomSocial

Paid download | Extensions Search | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Extends standard Joomla search and enables searching for JomSocial users, groups, photos, videos, events, discussions and announcements. A must have for every JomSocial based community. COMPATIBLE WITH JOMSOCIAL 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 ★ FEATURES ★ Extends standard search to JomSocial users, groups, photos, videos, events, discussions and announcements. Choose, which categories you want to search in (users, groups, photos etc.). Options to hide users from certain groups, don't search in private groups, locked discussions or passed events. Add thumbs to search items, which makes search results list prettier. Follows items' privacy in search results. Set global search limit or per category. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ Extension now fully compatible with JomSocial 4.0. FIXED: Thumbnails not properly parsed for photos.
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Profile Viewers for JomSocial

Profile Viewers for JomSocial

Paid download | JomSocial Extensions | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This plugin shows a list of JomSocial Community members, who've visited your profile. Plain and simple. You might have seen the similar modules in other social networks. ###★ FEATURES ★ Show viewers only to profile owner. Limit viewers count. Count and show total views from one visitor. Display friends count. Include or exclude guests from counting. Prove The Krotek, that you're popular and awesome! ###★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ Extension now fully compatible with JomSocial 4.0. You must setup it again, if upgraded! ADDED: Options in settings to cache module data and hide it, when no results returned. ADDED: Option to count guest visits as well. Simplified tootip for better compatibility. Bug fixes and code optimization.
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Profile Activity for JomSocial

Profile Activity for JomSocial

Paid download | JomSocial Extensions | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Fully automated plugin, which publishes profile updates in activity stream. Plain and simple Almost each and every social network has the same functionality. ★ FEATURES ★ Notify about member's profile updates. Notify about member's profile details updates. Notify about member's avatar changes. Notify about member's profile type changes. Manually setup gender field and male value for better compatibility. ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ Extension now fully compatible with JomSocial 4.0. You must setup it again, if upgraded! ADDED: Options in settings to notify on avatar and profile type updates. Bug fixes and code optimization.
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Social Crossposting

Social Crossposting

Paid download | Social Share | The Krotek
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Feature rich component, which allows you to post articles in popular social networks and blogging systems. You just write an article, insert a marker in it and relax. No additional actions required! ★ AVAILABLE NETWORKS ★ Facebook (groups, pages, custom walls) Twitter VKontakte (groups, publics, events, custom walls) LinkedIn (groups, network update) Tumblr LiveJournal (any blog or multiple blogs) Odnoklassniki (groups, custom walls) ★ FEATURES ★ Full Joomla content component (Joomla articles) support. Easy installation and setup, no stupid "channels", "synchronizations" or whatsoever. Must read the instructions though! Very rich report system, which allows you to control all successful submissions and errors. Supports virtually any content publishing components like K2 or Zoo (see all available plugins below). Full SEF support (including sh404SEF, JoomSEF etc.). Absolutely autonomous process. You just set up everything, add a cron job or enable cron plugin and relax! Add some text to title and message to make your postings a bit unique (separately for each network). Limit post length to turn it into teaser for your readers (separately for each network). Exclude or include categories or exclude particular articles from posting (separately for each content component). Keep all article images (LiveJournal), only the first one or add your own custom picture (Facebook, VKontakte, LinkedIn and Twitter). Bulk post all articles from certain category of the desired content component. Crossposting Journal, where you can control all your submissions (with autoprune option). Setup networks for each content system separately. You can choose to post you ads to Facebook, articles to LinkedIn and events to Twitter! Editor button to quick-insert marker in any article. ★ CONTENT SUPPORT ★ Below is a list of currently supported content providers. Each provider has its own choice of networks. For example, you can choose to post you ADSManager ads to Facebook only, Joomla articles to LinkedIn, Twitter and VKontakte and Ohanah events to LiveJournal. Joomla Content K2 Zoo AdsManager JEvents Ohanah EasyBlog If you can't find your content provider in the list, send us an email, and we will create it for you! ★ WHY IS IT BETTER, THAN OTHER SIMILAR EXTENSIONS? ★ Social Crossposting works exactly as you expect and doesn't require any extra actions. It's functionality can be extended indefinitely via plugins, which we will gladly develop for you absolutely free. In short, you have to set up everything once and then just mark content, which you want to be posted. You don't need to sync anything, don't have to constantly setup component. It just works. And you always be aware of what's happening via versatile report system, which stores all submissions in crossposting journal. Your articles will never be doubled or posted twice! Social Crossposting is the only extension, which can work with any content management system! ★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★ ADDED: Support for Odnoklassniki social network. CHANGED: Joomla articles support has been moved to the separate plugin. Don't forget to download it and setup! CHANGED: URLs now shortened using native Twitter's t.co service, no external shortening provider is used. FIXED: Incorrect number of processed items, when marker was put in tags. FIXED: Incorrect path to images for Ohanah events. FIXED: Images with extensions other, than JPG, or spaces in their names not posted properly. A lot of minor bug fixes and improvements. All content plugins must be updated!
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Smart Shoutbox

Version:
2.5.3
Developer:
The Krotek
Last updated:
Mar 11 2015
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Uses updater:
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