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Community Builder
I use Community Builder and a lot of they extensions on a lot of websites for many years and it is really a very good product to build complex communities. During the years they do a lot over very powerfull upgrades, like auto actions etc.
They support is the best of the best and quick.
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In first glance the smartaddons products look very nice. But technical it is a nightmare without good support and worse documentaiton. I gave it a try as I thought it would be safe with they 100% money back guaranteed on their homepage. I could only find out by buying it and try to get it implemented on my site, because there were almost no reviews. I have a lot of experience with Joomla, paid extensions and php but SmartAddons-products cost really to much effort to get it working probably. Support stopped as they couldn't get it fixed also with full admininstrator access to my site. Later on I discovered at the demo site on that they have also a lot of problems to keep they own extensions up and running. I asked within 2 days to get my 190,- back. But they didn't do that, because I had already downloaded 1 extension from them. They told me that you get only a 100% money refund as long as you don't have downloaded anything from them, so I think they money back guarantee is fake :-(
After I didn't get my money back, I have tried almost everything from smartaddons and almost all they extension are not running out of the box and are technical very bad and unsecure. I got they templates running but the modules are on very different places across different devices and screens so the website is really messing up for a lot of users depending the device of resolution they use. So it cost me 190,- and a few days, with nothing else in return than frustration
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Dear Nic@,

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