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The component is shipped with different views, allowing output in a simple table, output using tags, and output for just the picture. Most importantly: Each list can be configured through the "Parameter" section of the appropriate menu-item (in the Menu Manager).
Some people just use SimpleLists for the smooth graphical effects it comes along with. That's fine, but SimpleLists has also made firm choices regarding the non-usage of Joomla! articles and Joomla! categories. If you would like those smooth graphical effects to be combined with Joomla! articles and Joomla! categories, you're NOT looking for SimpleLists. If you want to know, check out the SimpleLists FAQ.
Do you need support? Do NOT use the review-section below, which is ment for reviews. Instead use our forum, which is ment for support.
It is very easy to use and install, for those with minimal experience.
On my wishlist for this would be two things:
1. A way of uploading a large amount of images at once, I used the picture layout and had to upload about 50 separate entries one by one
Other than those 2 missing features that I think should be included great contribution.
#1: Most likely we never build such a thing into SimpleLists, because uploading images should actually be part of the Joomla! core. As soon as the core deals with this in an easier way, we will add this to SimpleLists. Instead, you might also want to consider FTP.
#2: This is a nice feature-request. If you really want this, it's better to add your suggestion on the Yireo Forum instead. This is only a place to add reviews, not to start discussions.
The new SimpleLists plugin-architecture makes it possible to write a simple "SimpleListsLink - SOBI2" plugin for this. If somebody needs help programming this, just give us a call and we will assist.
I'd love to use the hover function but because there's loads of text they pop out of my border so I can't.
It allows me to showcase bands. The frontpage contains pictures of the band with a couple of lines of text. They link to an article which contains more info about the band.
However, there's one thing that I think would improve the friendliness. I use the basic layout, and it would be nice if the items were sorted in rows and columns. Right now each item is under another item.
Also, there's one thing I stumbled upon that needs a fix:
in the item page, if I click on the upload button, I can upload an image in images/simplelists. However, if I upload it, it goes to [b]images/[/b] instead of /images/simplelists.
Other than that, a very good component. Keep up the good work. :)
However, with few of the following improvements this could really go places
1) use joomla categories (others have commeneted on it) .
2) Has too many parameters but nothing to control page length for hover layer effect. Without it some text, pictures go out of page boarders and is difficult to control.
3) ability to use joomla or JEC editor feature for read more would be nice to have
I upgrade the component to the last version, and i found and error in the code. It's missing the "echo" that show the READ MORE button, in this file: \components\com_simplelists\views\simplelist\tmpl\table.php, in line 31.
I wope that warning help the other users.
Once again, thanks for the nice job.
Hi Mag11, thanks for your feedback. This has been fixed now SVN and the fix will be included in the next version. Could you use the forum next time to indicate bugs or problems?
It would be nice to have an equivalent for alpha content in this Simple Lists Suite. It will also be nice to have external RSS management.
Today I consult the official website to view if it has some new version and yes! I upgrade with no problems, very easy and the improvements are great BUT this component has mutch more potential.
Team, keep the good work and thanks so much!
Maybe future versions. Nice component though.
Actually we decided not to use regular Sections/Categories because they are a little bit limiting. SimpleLists offers a different content-type which is not the same as an article.
What you're looking for is something like SimpleLists allowing you to choose different layouts for regular articles. For sure we look into solving this with SimpleLists, but I wonder if this should not be a different extensions.