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byRingo7, March 10, 2014
Slideshow CK
Broken in 2.5.19. We tried everything to get this working even on one of our simplest Joomla sites. If the problem is not specific to 2.5.19 then it's just a bug in the latest release. Also it is NOT really free. If you want any standard functionality (like loading images from a folder like all the other FREE ones do), then you have to cough up some money.

Unfortunately, we couldn't get it working at all.
Owner's reply

Slideshow CK works on joomla! 2.5.19.
I have tested myself and many other users use it without problem.
I have a forum where you can ask for support before telling that something is not working

byRingo7, March 31, 2013
While Mobile Joomla does have some nice features, we noticed a considerable slow down for every site we installed it on. Not just the mobile site but even the load time of the desktop site is hit. Also, our database size went from 1.2mb to 38MB! That's a LOT of data added to our sites. When we uninstalled Mobile Joomla, the sites speed pick back up to normal again.

We understand that the PRO version does remote data loading (to reduce the local database size) but that means our sites would then rely on a 3rd party remote site to load template settings?? And it that any faster? I don't believe it would be. Plus the PRO version is very expensive. Nice component but not worth the slow down for us.
Owner's reply

Hi there, thanks for reviewing Mobile Joomla! We are sorry to hear, you experienced some issues.

Large database tables you mentioned belong to a 3rd party product Scientia Mobile, which is an optional, advanced add-on device database that is not a a part of core Mobile Joomla! package and optionally installed by user. Our main device detection mechanism is very fast and requires only 5Mb of database space. If you try installing Mobile Joomla! with default settings, you'd be able to see the performance difference.

Mobile Joomla! Pro on the other hand, caches remote data locally and fallbacks to local device database in the case of connection problems. In this way, we make sure your site works with 100% uptime, without depending a remote connection.

Hope helps.

byRingo7, January 28, 2013
Works great and has a tiny footprint. If you don't need all the bells, whistles and heavy load of GCalendar (and the spinning cursor that is a common problem with GCalendar), then this Extension does the trick.

Could not be easier to setup with either the module or the plugin. We use the simple plug-in. Just copied the embed code from our Google Calendar and pasted it into the plugin setting. Then we just entered the specified tag into an article and boom! It just works! Plain and simple. You can customize the embed code from your Google Calendar account.

Great Extension - Thanks!
byRingo7, September 18, 2012
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Akeeba Backup
This is the first Component we install for each of our Joomla sites. We back up all our sites regularly with this extension and it has paid off big a few times already. This should be in every Joomla webmasters toolbox.
byRingo7, September 17, 2012
Flexi Custom Code
We couldn't get this working at all in Joomla 1.5.26. When pasting a simple HTML block which contained a form, half the code went IN the box, the other half actually drew the page right over the Admin screen. Very funny!

So we tried something easier (no form) and it broke the template. This needs some work.
Owner's reply


I'm not sure what happen with you.
But many people use this addon, they just said it working properly. I also tried again after you send the "black review", but there is no any trouble in my Joomla 1.5.26 also in my Joomla 2.5.7.

And i also tried to contact my friends to check at their site, all of them said, there is no trouble with their sites. so, i think it just "Black Campaign?" :D

But no problem, great thanks for your respond and attention

Good Luck

byRingo7, September 20, 2011
Weever Apps
Nice concept but OMG is this SLLOWWW! Even their demo takes about 20 seconds to respond to each and every tap. Does not respond anywhere near a mobile app so that iclaim is deceiving.

Hope they can tweak this to get some decent response time. Also need to dump the address bar if you're trying to simulate an app. iWebkit does this extremely well is much much faster.
Owner's reply

Hi Ringo7,
Please submit your issue to our support ticket system. We'd be especially interested in what phone you are using. Please note we're still in beta, and could really use more details about your issue in order to resolve it.

byRingo7, January 19, 2011
After following the tutorial for the Hikashop cart, we were unable to get ANY products to show up under any category. The support guys are their but not sure how to correct the problems other than asking to go through the tutorial 3 over and over again.

Probably just the latest version of this cart is broken. If you have a working install, DON'T UPDATE!

Would like the last 6 hours of our life back please! Off to find a cart that works.
Owner's reply

I understand your frustration, but you don't answer to our questions. I asked you several times the URL of the page where you have the problem in order to see what is the problem, but you never gave it to me :/
Please understand that we can't solve problems we can't reproduce without information about the problems.

I hope your find an extension that better suits you.

We will look at improving the creation of menus and modules for next version as apparently some new users have a hard time with it.

byRingo7, August 5, 2010
Shaper Carousel
Same old horizontal image slider. Not a carousel.
byRingo7, July 12, 2010
Nice PayPal Donations
No instructions in the Plugin itself like the others have. Need to go to the Website to get the parameter details for the plugin. Button does not open Paypal in a new window which is bad. Need to have that so visitors still have your site open in the background.
byRingo7, June 5, 2010
Displays incorrectly in IE7.

You can only show ONE testimonial at a time in a module. We wanted to show a couple of brief testimonials for example on the home page (with the View more... feature). You have to refresh the page if you want to see another testimonial. The docs don't tell you that - Only that you can select "Serial or Random". No option for showing two or three at once, each with the "View more... option"
byRingo7, September 28, 2009
Very buggy interface. Especially editing and formatting text. The cursor vanishes constantly in the editor window and unless you click within a word, you never know where you cursor is. Must be my stock installation of Joomla 1.5 but other editors I've tried have this issue.

Also does not play well with the Linkr extension. I've uninstalled JCE and re-installed it three times with the same results. Very buggy. Even on a completely separate Joomla site it's has the same issues. My favorite is when it intermittently highlights the entire contents in the editor when I'm trying to highlight a word! I love that! Again, buggy on both Joomla sites so I know I'm not the only one who had issues with JCE.

Switched to JoomlaFCK (only Editor I hadn't tried before) and like the other editors - have had no issues at all.