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byOldLodgeSkins, February 6, 2013
I've been using another shop extension in the past, more complex, but this time I needed something simpler, lighter, and that supports downloadable products out of the box. I've tried 4 different shop systems for Joomla and only the 4th fits those criterias - that's JoomShopping.
I've also received valuable help on their forum, especially today as I wanted to make a small modification to the payment process, and I got the solution within a few hours.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your feedback.

byOldLodgeSkins, September 8, 2012
JASMIM - just another social media integration
W3C Valid... That's the word that caught my eye while I was looking for a module or plug-in to show social buttons.
At last, I've found one! This is exactly what I was desperately looking for. Thank you!
byOldLodgeSkins, July 12, 2012
Dinamod Tab Modules
I've just tried this, because I was not satisfied of the way the top modules were looking on my forum - in the case of the forum I chose not to have any column in order to give it more space so I've put 3 modules on top of it, but these had different heights due to their content, which didn't look very nice. Well, Dinamod solved the problem in a quite elegant way! And it's been easy to set up, within minutes it was done.
byOldLodgeSkins, July 8, 2012
Akeeba Subscriptions
I have been playing with this component for about a month now, on two different sites. I use it together with Community Builder, the Kunena forum and Phoca downloads.

It took me a little bit of time to understand how to make it work at first as there are lots of plug-ins (that come directly with the main component, this is not stuff you need to install separately) for each one of the components I'm using it with - for example there is a plug-in to match up an Akeeba subscription with a Community Builder group and so on. But once you've understood how this works (and the documentation is fairly complete)... It is really efficient! I now get my subscriptions automatically activated after a successful PayPal payment, the users are added to the right groups in CB and the forum, when a subscription expires those privileges are cancelled... It's all automatic.

I've been able to find all the info I needed all by myself, except maybe for one: there is an integrated affiliates system, granted it's quite simple but it can be enough for small sites (my case), only I still can't figure out, in the case of recurring payments, if the affiliates get just a one-time commission or if the commissions are recurring too. Apart from that, I am fully happy with this component.
Owner's reply

Your question is valid. The very simple affiliate system predates the recurring payments and was never really tested with it. That said, the intended behaviour is for the affiliate system to give a commission on each payment. As a result it should give a commission each time a recurring payment occurs.

byOldLodgeSkins, July 6, 2012
CB User Custom Menu

I've given this a try by pure curiosity - and also I have to admit the original menu is quite ugly. Well, this one was rather easy to set up and looks nicer! It also outputs different options depending on whether you are on your own profile or someone else's (I was surprised at first not to see the connections option in my own profile, but then by going to another person's profile I saw a "Friend request" entry which is more user-friendly than the original term). I'm quite happy with it.

byOldLodgeSkins, December 16, 2011
Once you understand how to use the numerous options, this module comes in really handy. It's quite easy really to simply list the AddThis services you want to use...
Owner's reply

Thank you for the kind words OldLodgeSkins!

byOldLodgeSkins, April 23, 2011
I was looking for a booking system for a client of mine that would allow her clients to request appointments. So basically this component would do just that - with a few HTML / CSS tweaking it'd be fine. The only problem I have with it is that it seems all the text is directly included inside the component, instead of using Joomla's language files.

I'd be more than happy to provide a French translation or maybe even change the strings myself only I've never done that I don't know how to do. If someone can explain it to me I'll do it. I've got a rather good level of PHP so if you tell me how to load a string from a language file I guess there should be no problem.

Owner's reply

Hi OldLodgeSkins,

Thank you for the review.

I am currently working on a versions that will support internationalization using the standard JText libraries.

If you are happy to contribute a French translation drop me a line and I will send you the translation file.


byOldLodgeSkins, December 18, 2010
If I had to give one weakness of j4age, it'd be that it does not actually log everything - it seems there's a small part of the activity that's sometimes missing, a click here and there that isn't logged.
Other than that, it's great and I'm quite happy with it. I can see precisely what my visitors are doing and what they seem to like, what parts of the site they visit and which ones they seem to ignore or maybe not see at all, and that's exactly what I was looking for.