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byCreatorffm, January 27, 2013
First off I tried this a couple of years ago and was disappointed. Probably not the extensions fault but my own. Now that my knowledge of Joomla and how it works has grown I simply love this extension. I was having problems with the core cache as everything is put into a single file. When someone would visit the site using a mobile device the whole site would display in mobile format for visitors following using a desktop PC. With jot cache I was able to split the cache files for: phone, tablet, chrome, firefox, IE 6, 7, 8, 9, and safari. Just perfect. The ability to exclude complete template positions and/or components (perfect for RSS Readers) is a big plus. As for the speed improvement over the core cache, WoW!! I have not done any benchmarks yet but my site is loading CONSIDERABLY faster. As for support, I haven't used the forums yet but did take a look before writing this review and it seems that most topics a replied to by the developer within 24 hours and are also resolved very fast. Not bad for a free component. :) Moreover, an extension that has been downloaded around 17,000 times (estimate including older versions) and has less than 30 topics in the support forum kind of speaks for itself. This one is staying on my site and will certainly find a place on my future sites. Hats off to the developer and keep up the good work.
Owner's reply

Thank you very much for stimulating review. This and other positive feedbacks from satisfied users of JotCache extension are great motivation for further development of this project.

byCreatorffm, July 21, 2012
This component does exactly as it says! Not a lot of bells and whistles but does the job it is supposed to do. One major advantage of other RSS readers is the fact that it does not slow down your site at all, at least I have not noticed any slowdown. I am currently importing around 60 news feeds and it works flawlessly. When opening the component feeds appear almost instantly. Support is fast and competent. I need help with a customization and had an answer within an hour. Nice Job!
byCreatorffm, July 11, 2012
AT Social Sharing Pro
I usually do not write bad reviews but I feel that other Joomla users should be warned about this one! I installed this and had nothing but headaches. First off all of my menus modules would show on all menu items, very bad. I uninstalled it very quickly. Two days later I saw an upgrade and decided to give it another go on a site I am currently developing. Now all of my menu items point to the hompage??? I am locked out of my comechat admin??? I can not login to the site??? Worst of all I am locked out the the site administration??? I had to go to phpmyadmin and manually disable the plugin before I could login to the admin and uninstall this for good. How many beginners would know how to do that? No documentation, no support forum! Be aware you are on your own with this add-on and it is very, very poor! STAY AWAY!
Owner's reply

We have updated and fixed all possible errors/bugs that have been reported in the last 2 months.


byCreatorffm, June 4, 2012
Slider SP1
This is a nice looking slider but, in the description it says Joomla Articles and K2 Articles. I download, install and look for a way to set the module to import K2 articles... Nothing! I go to the support forum and find this, "Free Slider SP1 is not compatible with K2." Uninstall wasted 30 minutes!
byCreatorffm, May 28, 2012
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is by far the best Commenting system for Joomla! I have tried many and even spent money on some commercial components but none can even come close to Komento. Many integrations and so many features make this component stand out and above any other. Support is fast and competent. All I can say is Hats Off to Stack Ideas. If you are looking for a commenting system give this one a try, I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
byCreatorffm, January 10, 2012
Advanced Module Manager
As like all of this developers extensions it is very useful and saves a lot of time assigning and setting up modules. It gives you many options for assigning modules that the Joomla core does not offer. If you ever have a problem support is fast and very competent. Hats off to the developer.
byCreatorffm, December 28, 2011
Site Lock
I was waiting for something like this for a long time now. It does just what it is supposed to do. It makes development on a server much easier than to have to keep going to the global configuration and putting the site on and offline. With site lock you can keep your site online and setup which users are able to access the site. This way you can login as a registered user to test the site. You can even log in as a guest to test registration at the site. Nice Job on This.
byCreatorffm, April 14, 2011
This module does everything it says! It installed without a hitch and the features are plentiful and easy to understand. Being able to edit the CSS settings in the module parameters is a great big plus. I have not experienced any conflicts with other java scripts or mootools. The ability to add multiple modules on the same page without conflict is also a big help. Hats off to the developer. This mod is staying on my site and will surely find a place on coming sites that I am building.
byCreatorffm, October 20, 2010
I've been looking for a multi user Blogging system for a community site that I am building and need to be able to let all registered users not only be able to post Blog entries but have their own Blogging area and be able to create their own categories and tags. Well, EasyBlog does this and much more. Users can link their Blogs to their Twitter Accounts with an auto update feature, two positions for users to add Google AdSense ads are also available. These features can be turned on/off in the admin. Permalinks for user blog pages and posts is also great feature. Meta description and tags being able to be added by users for their blog page and posts along with being able to use feed burner as well are just some other features that no blog software should be without. The integrated commenting system with threaded (tree) commenting is great, but not only that you are able to integrate JComments, Intense Debate, Disqus Comment or JomComment gives you the flexibility that you need to get your blog section to fit the rest of your site. Integration with JomSocial is a snap and works perfectly, user avatars on blog posts and comments, a toolbar in JomSocial to be able to go directly to add posts or view blogs. The plugin that I found most interesting is the JomSocial plugin for displaying blog posts on the members profile whereas comments to the post can be added to the post directly from the users profile page. Blog posts are also published in the JomSocial Activity Stream along with a link back to the post. The templates that accompany this component are just beautiful and customizing them to fit your site is very easy if you know a little CSS.I have not used the support forum yet because I have not yet had any problems. I did take a look before writing this post and support seems to be fast and competent. All in All I am very satisfied with this piece of software and have not regretted spending the money. Thanks to the developers for a software that does what it says it does!
byCreatorffm, April 13, 2010
I bought a Gold Subscription for JEvents and have not regretted it at all. Lot's of features and themes accompany the component, support is fast and competent. Integration with Jom Social was a snap. I had a problem customizing one of the templates and received an answer on the support forum within hours. This add-on leaves no wishes open. The developer is continuously updating and is quick to help. Thanks for this one Geraint.
byCreatorffm, November 8, 2009
AutoTweet NG
This component works just as advertised. Who needs to pay for advertising when you've got twitter? There is no better way to get your articles or Blog posts out to the world than using witter. I am using this along with K2 and my articles are posted to Twitter as soon as I save them. The only thing you have to make sure is that you save from the frontend and not the backend as it will not get the URL correct from the backend. This is clearly stated in the forum. There are many options for the way that your Tweets are published such as using the article header or intro text, adding hashtags from the articles meta keywords or the the category or section or none at all. The ability to automatically shorten URLs is a great feature and necessity when using Twitter with it's 140 character limit. This component and it's plugins installed without a hitch and was up and running within a few minutes. All I can say is thanks to the developer for a great add-on.
Owner's reply


thank you for this review.

One word to the URL, when posted from backend: The URL is correct, but it is not the SEF URL because Joomla has no support for this in the backend.

Thanks again,

byCreatorffm, September 10, 2009
Cache Cleaner
This is a very useful plugin. I usually have an extra tab open in FireFox on the clear cache page when editing Templates, articles, css files and the likes but you still need to refresh the page, select the items and refresh to get anywhere. This plugin does it with he click of a button from the backend without having to refresh anything. When editing in the frontend, just add a string to the end of the URL you are on and presto, a nice clean refresh. This plugin is really a great help. Thanks to the developer!
byCreatorffm, July 22, 2009
This component is coming along just great. Setting up banners of sizes is no problem. I have used it to implement Google adsense, and numerous affiliate banners all with no problems. As for support I can't say much because I have not had to use the forums because I have not had any problems what so ever! I did take a look at the support forum before writing this review. Only 60 topics in the nearly 8 month life of this component, I guess that speaks for itself. The posts that are there seem to be replied to within one day. Updates are posted frequently and new features are being added continuously. This one gets 5 stars from me. Thanks to the developer for a solid ADD-ON! (No Pun Intended) ;-)
Owner's reply

Thanks for the positive feedback. I see this as my way of paying back Joomla! and the community for their efforts.

byCreatorffm, May 16, 2009
I am currently using JFusion with Joomla 1.5.10 and phpBB 3.0.4. I have also tested this with SMF 1.1.8. This component does exactly what it says! It does what some bridges say is not possible, Dual Login/Logout, both from Joomla and phpBB. I have set phpBB as my master software and Joomla as my slave, disabled user registration in Joomla and allowed registration in phpBB. New users are automatically added to Joomla, updated passwords and emails are also updated into Joomla. The activity mods, login mod and discussbot are all working as they should be. It is simply amazing what the developers have accomplished in the last few months. I do not use the IFrame integration so I cannot comment on this as I use matching Rocket Theme templates for both Joomla and phpBB. The forums are very active and the developers are very helpful. I would highly recommend this add-on to anyone looking to use Joomla and phpBB and/or SMF.
byCreatorffm, April 14, 2009
Wow, a CMS within a CMS. That's all there is to it. This must be the best content related extension for Joomla 1.5. It is very easy to use, I installed it with the sample data and felt right at home with this component. Setting up a Blog on Joomla has never been easier. This component leaves o wishes open! The only thing that I can not believe is that it is GNU/GPL. Keep up the good work JoomlaWorks. This onenis staying on my site!
byCreatorffm, October 20, 2008
Akeeba Backup
All I can say is WOW!!!
I have been building a new community site for about two months now, I do most of my testing on the same server using a sub-domain. I installed a forum bridge and was playing around with it when all of a sudden I had no access to either the front end nor the admin end of my test site. I almost blew my top but then I remembered that that I had installed joomla pack on the main site and made a backup of both the site and the data bank. So I gave JoomlaPack a go. I installed my main site to my test site and was up and running in just under 30 minutes!!! This is now my favorite Joomla extension. Hats off to the developers.
byCreatorffm, September 11, 2008
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Just plain and simple, the best gallery for Joomla. I was looking for an integrated gallery to let registered members create and maintain their own galleries and let's just say that this one worked right out of the box! ;) Many settings in the backend, cb integration, stats mod and the images mod (also with a wide range of settings) just make this the best solution for my needs. As for support, I can't comment on this as I haven't needed any yet but taking a look at the forums most of the posts were answered within a matter of hours. Great component guy's. Thanks for this one and keep up the good work!
byCreatorffm, July 30, 2008
Not much to say other than this is the greatest back end tool for Joomla. I have used it on numerous Joomla 1.0 sites and am now using it on a Joomla 1.5 site. eXtplorer along with Firefox and the web developer add on make one powerful web development environment.