I had a problem getting it to work, and they were extremely prompt and helpful in getting it resolved. The main problem ended up being my Joomla email setup anyway, so the extension itself is very solid and easy as pie to insert into articles.
The concept is great. Just separate the content within your articles/modules, etc. for various languages with the langck tags, and your language switcher will pick the right one. Great!
Then I had a really long article title that I had to duplicate in French. It was truncated. Experiment showed there is a 255 character limit in the title field.
I wrote MultilanguageCK support and their brief reply was "if there's anything wrong, it must be your extension."
Well, no, I'm afraid not. I tried it on a simple Joomla article.
We are quickly becoming a multi-national company, and even with fairly brief article titles, you will run out of space in roughly three languages.
I'm saddened, because the fantastic ease of use was one of the main draws of MultilanguageCK. But I can't have articles in 4 languages without titles in 4 languages. And I can't hang every page on our site off a menu item.
It looks like I'll have to start all over.
thank you for your review. You are right, and you said that the limitation comes from the field in the database. So I can't do anything for this.
Joomla articles have the native multilanguage solution, Multilanguages CK was designed to be used where there is not this feature.
I've had to do a lot of customizing to my site, mostly bits of CSS, and extplorer makes it dead simple. Just like Windows Explorer, browse to a file, open it, edit it, save it, done!
Other features are extremely handy, such as the search function, which helps you find not only files, but content within them. Know the CSS selector but not sure what file it's in? Just do a search for it and extplorer returns a list of all files containing that string.
You can also upload, download, change permissions, diff files, and more right from the toolbar.
With all the tweaks the powers-that-be have wanted for our site, I would have been completely lost without this great tool. Highly recommended!
The KB is fantastic, a great way to organize your content. Although the phrasing of some items is rather market-specific (the term "products" referring to what are basically articles), there's no fuss in using it. It's highly configurable but extremely simple to use. I, my managers, and our customers especially like the ability to accordion articles under categories, and to display your KB categories in rows / columns to more effeciently use screen space.
The same can be said of the FAQs. You can accordion the articles within a single category like in the KB. Just be aware that, if you are using Google Analytics, it will only track the category and not the individual FAQs, since they already "exist" in the page. For this reason we reverted to a standard list of articles, but that's no fault of Freestyle.
These two parts of Freestyle alone have helped us make a site our users love, and support requests are handled quickly and politely. A great extension!