byBeing, February 19, 2010
Joomla 1.5 needs a good classified ads component and module since Adsmanager is Legacy only. I've only tried the free version of Almond Classifieds, and I realise a great deal of time and effort has gone into developing it, but unfortunately it isn't anywhere near user-friendly enough to be managed by my clients. The backend feels like working prototype, plenty of configuration but it's all very clunky/techy and requires too much of a learning curve for most site owners to be bothered with. Also, the documentation is poor and their website is a mess. This component feels like a student's project rather than a polished package. From what I have read the pro version isn't much better and the price seems very high compared to some of the exceptional extensions available. Sorry guys but you need to try harder.