** NOTE: Upgrade to v2.5.0 or higher may require reconfiguring of "moderator" and "PMS distribution list" parameter settings.**
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):
CAPTCHA security image verification and email confirmation approval capabilities including new ReCaptcha support.
Community Builder integration.
JComments integration for prayer responses.
It works right away. It provides a wonderful way to ask for prayer and receive prayer. Moderator can approve prayers from the front end. Also has some nice plug-ins available to spruce things up.
Future Suggestions : Ability to provide rss feeds of the prayers requested, a bit easier way to edit the various pages other than digging into hard files.
Overall however this is a must for every ministry and website of a spiritual nature. Well done, thanks, and blessings to Mike for providing this to the community.
I tried to upgrade to the latest version and all wnet well until I tried to make changes in the Back End Configuration. It would break the Component evry time I tried to save. The page would just go blank. I finally ended up going back to the earlier version and it works fine. I lost all of my requests and subscribers in the process.
I tried to get help with no avail. I posted in the forums and emailed the author woth no reply.
But, with all of that, it's a great tool and want to give Kudos to the developers. After all it is a free component.
But...after installation I added a few email addresses to receive to PrayerMail notices and when a prayer was submitted it went to ALL of my website users and NOT the addresses entered in the PrayerMail Email Distribution List!!! Not everyone on my site will want to receive these notices and the ones who would wouldnt get them! I tinkered and messed with this for hours to no avail then I emailed the developer...
Week and a half later still no response!! Thats really too bad cuz this would have been a nice addition to my site...
I did find one small bug that was big enough to throw off my entire website layout. Here's the fix:
In prayercenter.php on line 315 it should look like this:
not like this:
It's just missing one div tag. Very simple fix, but it was a pain for me to find:-).
Other than that, it's awesome. If you have a earlier version of PrayerCenter, make sure you download JoomlaXPlorer and edit the prayercenter.xml file and Delete lines 52-57:
DELETE FROM #__prayercenter
DROP TABLE #__prayercenter
DELETE FROM #__prayercenter_subscribe
DROP TABLE #__prayercenter_subscribe
I ended up uninstalling an early version of PrayerCenter and accidentally deleted all my past subscribers and prayer requests.