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byDimitriosNK, October 21, 2014
What can I say other than it works very well and hides your admin page. It's very easy to set up and doesn't really need much configuration after that.

There was an issue with Joomla 3.x where you couldn't white/blacklist IP addresses. It's fixed now with a recent update. It's free but worth making a donation, I did.
byDimitriosNK, September 3, 2014
Art ZoomIn
I originally bought this for VM 2.2x. It took about 3 days to get it going because I needed to have the guys at Artetics install it for me. While they barely got it to work, it was clunky and I never used it.

To be fair, this was about a year ago and I don't know what, if anything, they've done to it since.

Fortunately, VM now allows multiple pictures to appear in a main box w/out the zoom in and it's just fine.

The fair rating--though, it deserves poor--is for the effort artetics put in for installing it.
byDimitriosNK, February 6, 2014
Phoca Download
I've been using this extension for years now and have it installed on all my sites that have pictures.

One site in particular has over 4,000 images and grows at about 100 images per month. It's absolutely rock steady and I highly recommend it.

The only shortcoming is when you add images, there's no quick and dirty way to single out the new files over the existing files--I do a browser search.

Anyway, it's a great extension and it's free. BTW, I've donated to the author and plan to donate again because it's so useful.
byDimitriosNK, October 1, 2013
I'm running the latest version of VM and have run KeyCaptcha for about 4 months now.

I started off with the free version and liked it so much I upgraded to the paid version. The reason I did this is that you can add your own images and specify how they're split up--the default pictures are a bit difficult to solve, in my opinion.

KeyCaptcha was the only one that worked w/VM and it works great. It stopped "all" the junk registrations, I was getting about 10 per week.

During the last VM upgrade, I wasn't getting any Captcha on some pages. I contacted support and they went in and fixed it within a day. Nice product, nice support, nice results.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your excellent review

byDimitriosNK, September 18, 2012
Freestyle Testimonials
This extension is almost too good to be true. It's very easy to install, configure and use. Again, all very easy.

The only reason I gave it an "average" review is that it doesn't support IE7 e.g. if you try to submit a testimonial in IE7 and hit the submit button but have forgotten to fill out any of the required fields the submit button becomes grayed out and inactive. You have to reload the page/form again and start from the beginning--you lose everything. This is also evident on their demo site.

I contacted support and they said they'd fix it in some future version. So, until then, just keep this in mind. Other than that, it works great.
byDimitriosNK, March 30, 2011
Akeeba Backup
As the subject says, this is a magical extension. I've tested it on Joomla 1.5 & 1.6 versions and tried to crash it. Nothing. Every time, it performed flawlessly.

The two test sites, 1.5 & 1.6, I tested it on had basic, custom templates and various plugins/extensions installed. Akeeba handled all of them without a hitch. I even took a backup and installed it on a different server/database. Again, no problem proving how easy it is to migrate to another server. I can now offer a very competitively priced backup option to all my clients for the Joomla sites I've created for them.

A breeze to install and run. Download it now, install it, back up your site, then donate to the author. It's way worth it and will make your Joomla development life so easy.
byDimitriosNK, March 9, 2011
Very easy to use. I needed some help w/algning the check boxes to their labels. 5 minutes after I posted the question on the developer's site, he replied w/the solution.

I plan to donate in a week or so.