Great editor with a full development team behind it with a good set of plugins.
Good plugin architecture for easily creating plugins.
There's no layout editor for moving/removing buttons or a group personality editor like JCE (major problem for us).
Still lacking some direct plugins for other popular components.
Not as configurable as JCE.
Way to go and keep up the great work on this killer SEO plugin. This is by far the easiest way to add needed meta data for websites. It would be even better if you could add JomSef, ACESef, sh404SEF, etc. compatibility so that if those SEF programs have meta data, you display their meta data and if the page doesn't, it embeds the meta data into their DB using your plugin. That would be a major win-win.
A HIGHLY recommended purchase IMHO.
First of all i must say THANK YOU FOR THIS REVIEW!
About other SEF and SEO components such as:
JomSef, ACESef, sh404SEF
This plugin Should work fine with them.
if you set the metatags and title by JomSef, ACESef or sh404SEF then the Smart SEO do not delete them.
It will do so only if you edit the METATAGS of the selected page by Smart SEO.
That the same support level we provide our clients so, outstanding. I would recommend purchasing this plugin to anyone.
If more payment gateways were added, this would be a rock star.
Link is optional (you can remove it w/o any damage). And free features acceleration is more than other free plugins provide.
Keep up the awesome work on this component.
What would make this even better is if we had an admin template which was K2 aware and would allow you to select K2 functions to replace the core Joomla content functions. That would be way cool!
While this component has great potential, it still lacks greatly when it comes to plugins and community support compared to Community Builder.
For the Intranet project we were hidred to build, we used CB because JommSocial Pro hadn't been battle tested in a corporate environment and LDAP support is sketchy at best. That didn't worry me as much as not having the Lists feature that CB has. Without lists, there is no way to create the equivalent of a company directory like we have done with CB without adding significant costs to the project.
Right now we see CB as the product of choice for internal company sites with heavy requirements and JSP for light weight social sites.
I am confident this outlook (hopeful) will change over the next year and look forward to all products maturing. The cool thing about this space in Joomla is that competition is heating up!
We now have CB, Joomsocial, Joomunity and Jcommunity.. wow..
Let the best product(s) win!
Until this licensing server tie-in is removed, this product has a lot of risks for production servers. I know this author is fearful his software is going to be compromised but, putting legitimate customers site at risk of not working is a poor business decision. I would look at another solution if this is unacceptable to you.
I will have to start looking for another solution again and that's too bad since this plugin integrates so well with CB and has some good modules. Another upside to this product is the uploader, which is first class! I will also check on refunds.
What led me to figure this out is my customers site started getting the dreaded IE7 Cannot open site XXX errors. When I went into the component in the admin, I thought it was a corrupted key.php error so I deleted the key.php from the server as the instructions on the site says to do.
"Everytime you update your license key, or update your domain/IP, you may have to delete the key.php file to continue. key.php located in /components/com_simgallery/"
This is what I did and not I get the error:
SIMGallery License Error: Unable to communicate with iono (i.e. http://www.ionolicensing.com/). I verified this by digging into the server logs.
As of this writing, the authors server is still offline and so is my customers gallery.
This happened because my host was under ddos attack and was down for 16 hours. This is also the first time and only time such an unfortunate incident happened, and I am currently looking at other hosting options.
Do note that the license checking process is done only once every 10 days, so there is actually little chance of it occurring.
I am disappointed that you hadn't tried to contact me directly, instead of opting to write in a review for a problem that wasn't my fault. In any case, such incidents are pretty rare, and the host has already looked into the matter.