Tried to let the developer know - but his site say that I must PAY money to "get support". Pay money just to inform the developer that his product generates an error? Fat chance!
I continued nevertheless, and created a poll. Publish it and received a fatal SQL error on a "white screen".
Even installed the extension on another live site - same problem.
I then tried to post these errors on this product review page - and got blocked by the moderator.
So these are the options:
1) There is no place to point out errors unless you "pay" for the priviledge.
2) This review page will not allow detailed errors to be posted.
3) Go elsewhere!
For all of this - 0/10. Bad bad bad! Bad product, bad business model, and plain ole frustrating bad.
As background - I run 2 other sites that have a different RSS Reader installed (which is available from this Joolma repository). This RSS Reader manages 30 URLs without any problem. The system generates 10 pages of text, i.e. 100 links/articles from the feeds.
When I loaded the same 30 URLs into "Ultimate Feed Display", I got the following:
CRASH !!! Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted...
I reduced the number of URLs, and it seems that around the 24 mark the system just falls over every time.
- Fix this memory issue.
- All the administrator to place the page selectors at the top and/or bottom of the page.
- Manage the URLs seperately and allow each one to be switched on/off.
- Have a "progress bar" to indicate the loading of the articles.
Until then - your product is just not made for "heavy duty" processing. At least change your marketing information and tell people that your product is only for a limited number of RSS feeds.
first of all the review is welcomed but I think it's unfair.Many links means more connections and this requires a good hosting. All links are fetched together because items must sorted by date.
If you test other same softwares, have the same behavior. By the way, I don't see any support ticket with this issue if you wish you can contact for suggestions
- The player is only a module, and not a plugin. Make it a plugin and you get the 5 stars.
- The player is not designed to do radio streaming, although the authors do make an attempt to detail how to put a streaming file into the playlist. Unfortunately the explanation is very poor. Ideally the player should just read a url and port (like "http://18.104.22.168:9682/") the way Winamp does.
After struggling for hours I finally got a configuration that will allow streaming radio. Take the URL given above, and in the playlist file enter the following:
http://22.214.171.124:9682/;stream/1|The Micro Effect
Viola - now you have a streaming radio.
To the guys at medienstroeme.de - do these fixes and you will have one of the best players. Just cannot believe that you guys haven't figured this out yet!
Youtube allows a video to start anywhere by using something like "t=12m33s" at the end of the URL. This extension does not read this. Including this would be great.
In an article, some work is required with CCS or formatting to get a video to "float" right or left. A plugin parameter would be very usefull.
If you are prepared for a bit of formatting, then this entension is incredibly simple to use. Insert the Youtube URL without tags - and the video gets displayed.
With just a small effort this extention could rate 5 stars !
I use it both as a module and as a plugin. The online help is detailed and I found whatever I needed very quickly. I now use the extension to showcase youtube clips, articles and (obviously) some FAQ.
Editing the CSS is relatively easy, and I now have my own icons to indicate open and close status. The transition is smooth and very elegant.
Some quick technical advice - some templates use and format this header. This may mess with the accordion when used as a module. In this case - you can just set the AccordionFAQ seperation tag to be and all clashes are avoided. Easy.
This product is better that most commercial extensions. If you don't like the colours and icons (which there are PLENTY of, and VERY EASY to select), you can use your own by tweaking the style sheet.
I settled on the CUSTOM theme (which by the way blends in perfectly with the template style). But here is the rub - how many articles do you have that are of the EXACT same length ?
Answer - ZERO. Thats right, the extension makes the tabbed display as big as the biggest article, leaving lots of white space for all your shorter articles. Now who is going to find this acceptable ? Certainly not anyone who believes in having a great looking site.
For the guys at Rockettheme - all that hard work and you messed it up by leaving out one single feature ?! Go figure!
I had to hunt high and low before I found a single and solitary mention in the RocketTheme forum site that the module height is not determined dynanically - but is fixed. Strange that no-one else even mentions it.
So here it is - THIS EXTENTION HAS A FIXED HEIGHT ! Your articles will look yuck with lots of white space.
Fix this and you have a great module. Until then...........
The request functionality is now part of RokSprocket in 'Tabs' mode. RokSprocket is the successor to RokTabs: http://www.rockettheme.com/extensions-joomla/roksprocket
Fast and easy. I am impressed.
Excellent point Jody -
AdminExile isn't the only thing an administrator/owner should do to secure the administrator area. It is, however, a good first step. Strong passwords should be the next consideration.
Paranoia is a good trait for webmasters.
Pleasantly surprised to find that I could configure a favicon for each and every page via the menu structures. Awesome.
Only 1 suggestion. One has to remove a favicon in one screen (then save), before "assigning" a new icon to the same menu item. Combining these 2 steps in one would be great.
Highly recommend the product.
I'm not sure I understand - but I want to! Please email me with a more detailed description and I will add it to the extension if it makes sense to do so.
To their credit they emailed me a new version that they said would work with Joomla V1.7. This is partly correct - since it works if you use Popup = NO. If you use Popup = YES it just refuses to work.
I send an email and they asked for the URL which was duely provided. No word after that. 3 Emails later - still no word.
Real sad - since this was the only extension that I could find that streams multiple radio stations to a web site. Too bad for the non-responce. Look elsewhere.
We did not refuse to help you. The last letter to you on January 30, we now find in your spam. Nor any 3 letter did not follow. Now you have the link for this player is not necessary and we can not see the problem.
We also find that you have accessed in November and we sent out to you the player. And then no public complaints were not.
Thank you for your attention.