Trackbacks! Tens of thousands of them which have been added by SEO 'spammers'. And I never even noticed them before, even after looking closely.
Of course this has had disastrous consequences for my SEO, negating all the time spent building new content. I wonder how many other users have become unwitting "linkfarm hosts" in this way.
I've discovered I failed to select the option to not except trackbacks in the settings. Now it's going to take hours to delete all these trackback spam links, thousands of pages displaying 100 trackbacks at a time. (I can't delete so many trackbacks at once without crashing the site.)
Thank you for taking the time to post up a review.
EasyBlog by default comes with Trackback disabled and we would probably assumed that you have turned this feature on. We can't really do anything much about "spams" as this is way beyond our control but we do have integrations with Akismet that helps with filtering trackback urls as well. You should turn this on by default :)
As for removing the previous spam entries, please do get in touch with us and we'll be glad to help you resolve this.
The only thing that prevented a five star score is that I don't find the 24 alternative designs to be particularly attractive for contemporary website designs. However I was able to edit the, CSS using my very rudimentary CSS skills, by easily finding the required file in the themes folder. I achieved exactly the result I was after. Many thanks to the developer for a well designed plugin at a very reasonable price.
I have also been impressed with the support which is prompt and professional. Amazing, really, considering this is a freebie.
A recent problem I had has been having the slideshow fade to black (rather than a smooth transition) in the latest version of Firefox. This was fixed with a small edit to the module's style CSS file, thanks to support from the developer on the forum.
Also beware of the recurring $7 subscription. You will have your credit card or Paypal account automatically debited every year unless you specifically cancel the recurring subscription.
This is more than a contact form because it has many advanced features that allow it to create all sorts of forms to capture many different types of information. I especially appreciate the way messages are saved and stored in the database, this feature has saved my bacon a few times!
I recently needed to do something out of the ordinary and was very impressed with the service offered by the developer, Alex. It was then that it dawned on me why Alex asks people to register (with no payment required!) to use his extension, it made the enquiry painless. His service was very prompt, enormously helpful and very friendly.
Makes me feel so grateful to be a part of the Joomla community!
I have learned there are two ways to add some quite amazing features, either by working directly on Google Maps and feeding the resulting link into this plugin, or by adding simple code to the tags which define where the plugin is positioned.
Thanks to Mike's notes I was able to learn a great deal about how Google Maps works and by copy pasting from his examples was able to try out various tags. The feature-rich result I have now achieved is amazing. A big thank you to this very clever developer.