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byWhataMack, January 24, 2014
I've found SimpleCaddy to be surprisingly full-featured for a non-commercial extension. However, I've been less than impressed with the support provided.

The author frequently provides incomplete answers to questions from many users on the forum, or assumes you know which file needs to be edited and where it's located, or simply doesn't answer questions at all, or just says that a question has been answered before and to search for the answer. As an example, I've had a simple question open for about six weeks and it still has not been resolved.

If you can overlook the sketchy support, then SimpleCaddy is a good solution.
byWhataMack, January 14, 2014
Better Preview
For a CMS that relies so heavily on the concept of articles, it's amazing that Joomla forces you to save the article before you can see your edits on your site. Why that simple functionality is not in Joomla is a real flaw.

I just started using Real Preview (free version) and it does what it says, cleanly and without problems. My first reaction when using it to preview an article was, "Thank goodness!"
byWhataMack, March 19, 2013
Slideshow CK
I've tried two other gallery extensions before Slideshow CK and this is the one I'm sticking with. It was easy to implement and works flawlessly. It took some experimentation to get the styling options to work as I wanted (probably due more to my inexperience than any fault of the module) but otherwise a very successful gallery. My site is pretty text-heavy, and I use Slideshow CK to add random images to articles for graphic interest.

Overall a simple and effective module. Thanks to the developer!