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byStyleware, January 30, 2013
JEDchecker
Thank you Daniel for sharing this useful tool!

It's work really well and will save us hours for every extension that we upload in JED.

Thank you, again!
byStyleware, March 15, 2012
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
CMigrator
Migrating from another system in Joomla! could be an endless nightmare. Well, not with this extension, you will save a lot of time and efforts.

It automatically transfers all the data from WordPress to Joomla! and does it in impressive way. When the extension was initially released, it only supported the com_content option, but the developer has the willingness to improve it and it now supports migration to k2, including tags.

There might be few things to polish after the migration (i.e. images), but generally this will save you dozens of hours and even more, if you have bigger site.

Great one and keep the good way.
K2
What can I say about K2, it is like reinventing the wheel. It offers everything the core Joomla! doesn't - comments, tags, predefined functionality for videos, galleries, main picture. It's plugin and templating system is incredible and allows very flexible solutions.
You can build amazing things with K2 with lesser time than with the core content extension.

Is there more to want? Well, sure, but still K2 is far ahead in the combination of power and simplicity of use.

What I would love to see? - IP of commenters, blocking/banning commenters by IP, E-mail. Maybe a non-intrusive anti-spam solution like Akismet or Mollom would be great. Of course there are other things to like (a bit improved picture management - auto-crop or so), but still believe me K2 is far far ahead.
byStyleware, January 1, 2012
JFBConnect
This one is killer extension that works out of the box. If you ever have issues, believe me it will be solved by Alex.

If you are looking for Facebook Integration, just don't look further.
byStyleware, November 30, 2011
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
sh404SEF
We have a client that uses sh404 due to legacy reasons. Honestly, after each new version they release, we need to spend hours to see what it broke again.

Their latest version for whatever reason loads the Facebook SDK by default, which broke FB Connect, Like Buttons and Box. We spent 3 hours to realize what was breaking it all (as we were upgrading other extensions as well).

These guys need to seriously sit down and decide what they are doing - if it's SEO extension, keep it SEO, if it is for Social Media, release it separately and stop breaking other people's stuff.

I am sorry, but there are other extensions doing Social stuff, yours is breaking them by default. Most people don't need analytics and tons of other useless stuff that's in and slows down the site.

sh404sef is absolute nightmare for site administrators and developers and I highly recommend you to not start with it at all.
Owner's reply

Hi Styleware,

Sorry upgrading to current version "broke" FB connect, it is certainly worth commenting on that.

Let me first clarify one major point you raise: Yes, sh404SEF is totally an SEO extension. If you haven't yet realized that social networks interaction has become an integral part of SEO, I'm sure you will soon. Google and Bing have both published documents on this.
This is why social features have been integrated into sh404SEF, and more will come.
An integrated solution can provides unique features, like hooking up social interactions on your site with Analytics and provide a single SEO dashboard right inside your website backend. Without any hard work from the user.
BTW, Analytics is also an integral part of SEO, and each and every website needs it.

Now, of course, we won't force you to use our solutions, and that's why you can disable with a simple click each of those features.

Lastly, none of those features (Analytics, social icons, etc) will slow down you site, they are performed by Google, FB, Twitter, and actiavated by javascript loaded asynchronously, precisely to avoid any slow down of the page load

Rgds

byStyleware, October 16, 2011
Kunena
The latest version of Kunena is simply terrible in terms of SEO (urls, titles etc.). After testing it a lot, it turned out to be complete waste of time to use in future, because:
- urls are always generated incorrectly (component/kunena). It simply doesn't have proper routing.
- The index page (in our case recent posts) has a nightmare title, which cannot be changed through the standard Joomla! menu manager.

If you are looking for a good forum, skip that one.