The module's greatest drawback is the lack of spam protection. I have a relatively small site that receives approximately 15 spam emails per day and a larger site that receives over 40.
We do want everyone to know that in the last week we have made some updates to spam control by enabling a spam verification question to this module. Spam, as we know, is a very serious problem for many sites and this recent update will help protect even more again these spam emails.
Now, there is JoomGallery. While I passed it over for months, mistaking it for one of those inadequate and extremely buggy alternatives I took pride in avoiding, I was mistaken to have not noticed it earlier.
It works. Configuration can be quick but can likewise be extensive for those looking to fine tune. The application is fast and feature rich. It's user and administrator interface is intuitive and actually works. I'd say, it is one of the best Joomla photo gallery components to date and one of the best all-around galleries I know of.
I was surprised at many of its features and particularly surprised that such functions as the Java upload interface as well as the zip upload actually works by default and without any hacking. And the PNG watermark also works and is applied dynamically to all images so that you can update the look of your site to reflect a change in your site's template as well as for evolving marketing needs.
For a community and/or social networking application, it works well with Community Builder, providing CB plugin integration that works out of the box and without error.
This is indeed the best Joomla photo gallery component. Thanks!
While it was once easy to mass produce Joomla 1.0 clones loaded with content, it was always a great pain to integrate and hack the code to forum a bridge between Joomla 1.0 and SMF. With Joomla 1.5 and JFusion, the operation is very easy, requires no hacking of code and includes ample configuration options that were easy to navigate through with the integrated help notes.
Now, I'm that much closer to being hooked on Joomla 1.5. THANKS!
This is in spite of FCKeditor not yet having a file manager, but it does boast an image manager upload utility, which is easier and more intuitive then JCE's offering, which is essentially a plugin. FCKeditor is simple to use and install and has a nice template system. Downloading, installing and putting it to use only took approximately three minutes tops. It is simply the best. Thanks.
This module actually looks cleaner, more compact and offer parameters that are essential to keeping the site looking clean and performing well amid the search engines. Text length parameters allow control of the look and feel, including the text length of the intro, which works well for content items that are too long or vary too much from others. This is not available in the Joomla Front Page Component, unfortunately, but it is here. It also has an easy-to-use and consistent-looking content thumbnail display capability, which is also configurable and can be set to maintain consistent size parameters regardless of the image size. The look and feel is handled through a simple CSS file.
About the only thing missing is a parameter to limit the length of the title. Otherwise, this is a great module that is working to replacing the need for my iJoomla News Portal installation.