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bySevenhelmets, September 30, 2009
This is a brilliant little shopping cart, that just WORKS. Total time downloading, installing, and inserting your own products to sell from your page - less than 5 minutes. It's also got a very nice slick interface, that suits the Web 2.0 look.

The direct integration into both Paypal and Google checkout systems was EXACTLY what I was looking for - I didn't need any other processing companies, which just makes things more complicated than they need to be.

Just a warning - do not expect this to be a full blown shopping cart - they don't claim it is. It's simply a one page cart that you can put on your site to sell a FEW things (ie more than 20 items and your page will start to look a little cluttered).

Unfortunately for me, I am looking for something that looks and works exactly like this component, but can manage a slightly bigger inventory (multiple categories, based on the Joomla section/category layout is fine), and possibly include shipping and tax options - basically suited for a small home business.

Hopefully an alternate version to this will include these additional features, as it's definitely an untapped part of the otherwise fantastic Joomla Extensions Directory.
bySevenhelmets, June 4, 2008
Core Design Login
Needs to be installed with an additional plug-in that will run Highslide JS. In itself this isn't a problem, however the documentation was a little lacking on how to properly setup everything. Took about 15 minutes of fiddling around but managed to get it working ok, and it looks great on my site.

Works well, now just need to tweak things.
bySevenhelmets, May 24, 2008
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is a great little component. Installs straight out of the box, and does what it's suppose to. Incredibly simple - if you are looking for some complex "contact us" type of form, you are looking at the wrong one.

If, however, all your looking for is a simple yet effective way of letting your site visitors contact you, or various departments/sections of your company/organization/group, then this is the perfect one for you. I would consider this the next step up from the form included originally with Joomla.

Absolutely no complaints from a happy user.
bySevenhelmets, June 30, 2006
I haven't had too much opportunity to play around with this yet, but it looks very powerful.

Actually the main reason for writing this review was to correct the guy before me, who said that this component was no longer free. That is incorrect. The component itself is still free, however support for users is now on a subscription basis, due to the developers high cost of bandwidth, which seems fair enough to me.

The support for streaming video plus the image manager makes this a HUGE step up from TinyMCE editor. Highly recommended.

Regarding installation issues - it took me a while to get Joomla to recognise JCE as my new editor of preference. Strangely enough after I'd set it as default in global preferences, unpublished both standard editors and checked that configuration.php noted that the editor was indeed JCE, Joomla was still showing TinyMCE (even though I'd unpublished it). The only resolution was to individually go into user menu, select myself, and set default editor that way. I don't believe this is a bug on JCE's part, but rather Joomla.