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Ironside

Reviews(7)
 
byIronside, June 24, 2014
JoomShareBar Pro
This is the social sharing extension I have been looking for. I have tried quite a few of the free versions, plus one or two paid extensions that do the same thing. However, this is miles ahead of any of the others. Installation was very simple and configuring what you don't want to see on the pitch and what you do want to see could be done by a anyone who has a basic understanding of how Joomla! works. What I particularly like is that finds its own place at the top of your content and if you go to each article, it's in exactly the same place, with the same spacing above the first paragraph unlike the others. I also love the way the icons look, they are all uniform and change when you hover over them, they make the page look really professional. Installation was a piece of cake, I had to make a slight adjustment so that the buttons sat properly when I had them floating to the left, but that was easy, it was just a case of making some alterations to the CSS value, you actually don't need any knowledge of CSS to do this. The buttons automatically follow your website design so they look like they should be there, rather than making the page look awkward or ugly. I suppose the best word to use for this extension is "awesome". I absolutely guarantee that if you purchase this extension, you will not be disappointed.
byIronside, June 16, 2014
R Antispam
This is a great component, really does weed out the spammers. However, it has one massive drawback, it removes any link somebody posts on my forum, it doesn't seem to be able to differentiate between spammers and non-spammers. So basically if a genuine member tries to post a link from their photo bucket account, the software won't let them. I can go into the component and check them off as non-spam which obviously means their photos will appear. I can also add users to the white list which means they can post links. However I want people to be able to post a photo without them having to wait for it to appear. It also doesn't look good because they get a warning message which is basically accusing them of spamming. There needs to be a way of adding safe links such as photo bucket so that people can post these links without them being deemed spam. Other than that, it's a great component, but I've had to disable it for the time being which is a great shame because it works so well.. But it's basically working too well, if that's possible.
Owner's reply

Greetings, Ironside.
Thank you very much for your honest review. I totally agree with you. The thing is R-Antispam uses a heuristic algorithm to detect spam, that's way it may detect false positive sometimes.
And that's the reason why I added integration with Akismet. When you get an Akismet key spam detectection is triggered upon user registration. This way it prevents spammers from registering.

byIronside, June 14, 2014
JComments
This is a great comments component for any Joomla! website, it does exactly what I need it to do. This isn't so much criticism, more a suggestion for the developers. It would be helpful if we could see the IP address whether we publish comments or not. Unfortunately spammers who are human can still get through and post their rubbish. Okay, they never get published if you switch that facility on, however some of them are very persistent and it would be helpful if you could simply get their IP address from the administrator side of Joomla!, rather than having to publish the comment first. However, apart from that, this is a really fabulous component and I'm glad I found it.
byIronside, March 9, 2014
Sponsor Wall
I would have given this extension top marks. However I am marking it down slightly for the following reasons. Firstly, support hasn't been brilliant. Secondly, if you have a drop-down menu then this extension stops it from working properly. Apart from that, it's a really nice extension that could only have some money. Just a shame of the two points I have made
Jom Classifieds
I've been using this component for the last few weeks now and I have one word to describe it, "awesome". It is a really professional piece of software, really easy to install and setup. Yes, I've had a few hiccups here and there, but the support has been there every time and I haven't had a problem that hasn't been sorted out within a day or two. I absolutely love this component, by far the best classified ads software I have used in quite a few years.
byIronside, April 6, 2013
AllVideoShare
I have been using the "All Video Share" component for about two years now. This component is extremely easy to install and adding videos whether they are uploaded from your computer, or linked from YouTube etc is very straightforward. I'd also like to mention Vinoth who has gone out of his way to help me sort out any problems you have. Considering this component is completely free, Vinoth goes out of his way to make sure everything is working fine for you. I had a few problems after migrating to my 2.5 Joomla! website, however the developers fixed all the problems for me, and everything is absolutely perfect now.
byIronside, June 26, 2012
Phoca Guestbook
I have been using this guestbook extension for a number of years now and I really do like it. However, in the last year or two I am being plagued by spam Entries. Unfortunately the facility that the guestbook comes with to stop spam doesn't seem to work anymore. It would be great if the developer could work on developing a way of stopping spam Entries because believe me they are very annoying.
Owner's reply

Hi, see:

http://www.phoca.cz/documents/3-phoca-guestbook-component/436-trying-to-prevent-from-spam

Jan