I decided to give the extension another try this week to see if it had been improved on.
What a difference!!
Everything you could want from a Contact component is now in there, and it's very easy to customise to your own needs.
Using K2 2.5, it will only source K2 items from child categories, not from a parent/root category. And the four themes look very basic, and will require css editing to sit well with almost any template.
And to top it off, their contact form for submitting support tickets does not work!
A nice idea, just requires more work!
Yesterday, we upgraded this module to work for unlimited levels of categories. You can use any level of categories for main categories, also, we are moving to new hosting, Next time, you can submit tickets easier
Thanks for your feedback
I found the styling and interface to be very user friendly for both customers and admin.
But what makes Tienda better than most of the other store extensions out there, is that it has everything laid out in the back-end in a simple intuitive way. With a lot of shops you're left trying to puzzle your way around massive back-end feature lists and sections. But with Tienda it's well contained and everything is where you'd expect it to be.
Hopefully they can keep it this way and it'll turn out to be one of the best stores for Joomla!
I tweaked it a little to suit my template, but other than that it works out-of-the-box!
It works well on Firefox, but on Safari and Chrome it does not render correctly. It just produces static links with no animation.
That would normally deserve just 1 star, but as it's a new extension I'm sure the dev's will get round to sorting this glitch out!
Thank you for your comment.
Demo works fine for us in the latest versions of Safari and Chrome: http://demo.artetics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=166&Itemid=169
Please feel free to contact us by email with the URL where you experience the issue: email@example.com
And the retro Plexi skin, with old school switches and styling, looks amazing.
And even though this is a commercial extension, it only costs $5.
Well worth it.
Would give this 6 stars if I could!
Thanks and be sure to get the latest release with some additional functions.
Just to clarify though: the skins were not designed by us so credit goes to the authors which are all listed at longtail video's addon page as indicated in the module details. Also the $5 fee is not for the single module but for access to all available extensions for life.
After reading up on it, I bought this extension with a view to using it for something other than real estate. And with very little coding it can be bent to the needs of any intrepid website developer.
It's quite expensive, but as it does what no other extension out there does(for the time being), it's well worth it!
However, due to compatibility issues with Google Chrome, it does not show cart images of what you have added to your cart, only text filepaths. This looks bad, and leaves the customer wondering whether they are purchasing the actual item they wanted.
Rocket Theme have not offered a fix for this as yet, even on their paid subscription support forum, of which I am a member. They are oddly reluctant to comment on this glaring issue.
So unfortunately, as growing numbers of internet users migrate to Google Chrome, it leaves this potentially good extension, somewhat redundant.