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PrayerCenter ComponentModulePlugin

NEW!! PrayerCenter 3.0.0 is now available for Joomla 3.x. Version 2.5.2 is still available for Joomla 1.5 - 2.5 native implementations. Updated optional modules are also now available as well.

The PrayerCenter Component provides users of a website with the capability to share their prayer concerns with others. Prayer concerns can be posted to the website, sent to members of the the prayer chain, and sent to the Spiritual director or pastor. Users can subscribe to be members of the prayer chain via online form.

Translations available in the following languages (others being developed):
-English
-Spanish
-German
-Dutch
-Czech
-Brazillian Portuguese
-Russian
-Italian
-Polish
-French

CAPTCHA security image verification and email confirmation approval capabilities including new ReCaptcha support.

Community Builder integration.

JComments integration for prayer responses.

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2013-12-12
Reviews: 10
I have to agree with previous posters. The potential of this component is amazing, but it seems that the developers have abandoned ship. Support is ZERO! I didn't even bother to support a request, as the questions I had... have also gone unanswered in the existing forum. The bugs are serious ones, and really need to be addressed as it relates to Joomla 2.5.x. I just uninstalled the component after certain functions stopped working, suddenly. I'm going to try a reinstall one more time, and then if I can't fix it. That's it for me. I would PAY for a component like this if ONLY those who developed it seemed to care...
Owner's reply

My appologies for the lack of support. I am the only developer for PrayerCenter. I am currently serving in the missions field. I have little time/access to offer any kind of support but hope to soon. We will see what the future holds. If you would send me a detailed email through the website, I will try to find you a solution to your issue, time permitting. God bless!

2013-10-10
Reviews: 11
Overall this extension has some great potential, but there is a lot of work to do and no one seems to care about supporting those with questions and issues. The forums are, for all intents and purposes useless and dead. Might as well uninstall them. Zero support and zero documentation. There are people posting issues that have gone unanswered for months and years! It's sad too, because with just a little effort this could be something spectacular. Here are is issues that I found ... Poor look and feel throughout the component with overly large buttons and lack of proper spacing between elements, frankly it just looks sloppy; no way to change the intro text on the main component page; issues with recaptcha; commentary very buggy on page refreshes; cannot completely disable commentary (drop-down remains after turning it off); several options on the back-end do not seem to be supported or are no longer working ... the list goes on. Many of these would probably be minor for the developers to fix, but since there is no support I have no choice but to post my issues here.
2013-02-14
Reviews: 1
Although it was a little complicated to download (SO many files!), it was well-worth it! This does exactly what I want it to do. I also would like to change the verbiage in the PrayCenter. I learned VERY quickly...don't mess with the language file where this is contained. And there' something I don't understand...the menu module creates a customizable menu that can be nicely placed on the sidebar. So why have the menu embedded in the text...and it is not customizable??? Overall adds a great feature to our church website. &&& I really appreciate the author's spiritual contribution to his work! Nice!
2012-07-07
Reviews: 2
I first installed this module about 6 weeks ago, and it worked almost perfectly from the start. Had a slight hitch in printing the daily and weekly reports, but the developer (Mike) answered my forum posts promptly, and I just installed his update which works exactly as it should. This is the only component I've found that really does what this one does - it will be a great tool for our church and people. Thanks and God bless your continued work.
mrk
2012-06-11
Reviews: 2
This is in reference to version 2.5.1, running on Joomla 2.5.4. At this point, I
wish I could provide this module a better
review as it seems to have great potential. But, the submit prayer request
does not seem to work when enabling recaptha. It always complains about the
code entered is incorrect. There is also
a NOAUTH error that seems to loop and
then just stops (thankfully, I guess)
The other concern (sorry guys) is the Forum should just as well be nonexistent. You can run through the
forum and pretty quickly find out that a)
questions are almost older than dirt,
and b) there are very few of the
questions that have replies to them. And
in the cases where there are replies, it
is usually one or 2 of them, and most
are replies are pleas for assistance with
no solutions provided.
Finally, if you are going to publish a
product, then give it some support, even
if that support is going to "YOUR" forums
once a week and responding to requests that have not been answered by the
forum community. People will spend a
lot time trying to get a module to work
if it even looks like it is worth a grain
of salt, just to have to give up on it
and move on to something less desirable
only because there is very little to NO
support for that module. : (
2012-05-02
Reviews: 2
This is what I am looking for. But a documentation is missing, I wish you can post a tutorial so I can install it since im not a coder!

thank you!
2012-04-22
Reviews: 1
This is an excellent extension. Installation was simple and fast on J1.5

However so far unable to install on J2.5.x keep getting "Install: File does not exist" Error installing component. Yes we unzipped the first archive
2012-03-17
Reviews: 1
Thus far the extension is workable with a little digging in to customize. What is lacking I feel is a community of support for those who have been using this longer as the support is very limited on the developers site. This is an exceptional tool like none other if you have the need. But customization takes knowing where code lives in the files and if you are not a code person there will be difficulty. Support from code users to help newbies would be great.
2012-02-08
Reviews: 3
The old version on 1.5 worked very well, we've received over 30k request without a problem. Where redeveloping our site in 1.7 and it fails on install and all menu links open in a page with a PHP "Encoding_Error_".

I've emailed the arthur countless times and have never received a response. I would give this 5 stars, but I can't get it to work or correctly install, and support is non-existent.

I hate to look for other alternatives.
2012-01-12
Reviews: 5
Love this component. easy to install and setup, if you need help the forum and staff are great.

Any chance on creating a android/iphone app where once submitted from the app it would still send the confirmation to the admin and get stored in the DB and allow us to publish as if they sent it directly from the site?
2011-09-07
Reviews: 3
This was very easy to install, modify and use. The documentation is straight forward, easy to follow even for novice like myself.

Guys, you have done a very good job and May all the prayer requests that are made with this module carry a silent but surely answerable prayer for you! I highly recommend it for anyone seeking to add prayer feature to their website.
2011-08-13
Reviews: 1
The product was easy to install and has all of the features we were looking for. Setup and use are intuitive and it will make a great addition to our website. On the con side, support and documentation have room for improvement. One feature, not working as stated, is the email to a distribution list. Overall, it's a great product.
2011-05-20
Reviews: 2
I love Prayer Center for Joomla 1.5 and use it on several sites. Would highly recommend it.

What I was wondering and would LOVE To see is a 1.6 version. I have several ministry sites that I currently develop and maintain and they have the desire to go to Joomla 1.6 but until we can either find a suitable alternative or Prayer Center comes out with a compatible version, we are kind of in waiting. Obviously for ministries the Prayer Center component is vital and appreciated! :)
2011-05-08
Reviews: 1
PrayerCenter is a wonderful component for our church website, but it has an issue with inserting backslashes right before all apostrophes in the prayer requests. Other than that... it's great!
2011-04-28
Reviews: 1
I love how easy it is to use. The only part I don't get is how to edit your sample text at the start of the page.

This: "Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7

Father, in Your mercy, hear our prayers."

I haven't figured out where to edit this at. Make that a little easier to locate and I think you'll have a pretty amazing product there!
2011-01-20
Reviews: 1
I like the thought of this extension, but I am having issues with installing. It states that the .xml file is missing. But I do like the placing of this component.
Owner's reply

You will need to unzip the download file first. Within that zip file you will find the installation package as well as some instructional documentation. God bless!

2011-01-14
Reviews: 5
Exactly what our church website needed! It has greatly helped spread our prayer requestes to our community and beyond.

Installed easily and worked right away!

Thanks and God Bless!
Jeff
2010-12-22
Reviews: 1
I saw this when I was looking for extensions for my church's youth band. I downloaded it, installed it, tested it and it worked great. Great extension. Thank you and God Bless!
2010-12-15
Reviews: 2
I wish I could give it a higher rating. Great application. Loaded perfectly. Great backend.
Thank you. Thank you.

The only thing which could be improved is to provide documentation.
2010-11-20
Reviews: 2
This is such a wonderful component! Worked perfectly for me as well as the other modules thats available. Im using everything and got wonderful response when I requested captcha for the Guestbook. I had a new version with captcha encluded within a few days. Cant ask for more than that. I recommend anyone that needs this type of product for this site to give it a try. You will love it, and make a donation to this man. He deserves it!!!
Owner's reply

It was a pleasure working with you Vicki. God bless!

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