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byHarrison, June 25, 2007
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
JV-LinkExchanger (jvlinx)
I had been looking for a reciprocal links component for some time for Joomla and JV-LinkExchanger definitely works perfectly for this purpose. It is quick and simple to install and setup. It supports both text and banner links, as well as one way and two way reciprocal linking between your Joomla site and a third party site.

Visitors can also easily submit their site for inclusion in the links directory, and the ability to pay for monthly featured link subscriptions is also in place.

As a general external web links directory it is however currently missing a few useful additions that can currently be found in some of the other directory web link components such as Bookmarks, so it is worth testing both if you don't need the reciprocal link ability.

Front end link hits is due to be added in the next release so that is a good addition I have wanted as users can instantly see how popular each link is.
byHarrison, September 12, 2006
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I was after a component to award members based on competition results I run on my site and forum, and I have found jAwards to be perfect for this purpose. It's very easy to create new awards and to assign them to members and manage existing awards. The Community Builder integration is also a good feature, so that a member's awards can be seen in their profile.

jAwards has just been updated to work with register_globals off, so it will now work with the lastest version of Joomla with the recommended security settings in place.