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ZARKON

Reviews(30)
 
byZARKON, September 10, 2014
Droptables
Using Droptables in Joomla 3.3 Version 1.0.0 (September 2014).
Advantages: An easy visual editor, plenty of built-in styles, integration with TinyMCE.
Disadvantages: No Russian language (for the interface).
Support: Fast and good.
Use this extension for visualization of data tables.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
Emails for VirtueMart
Using Virtuemart Email Manager in Joomla 1.5 and Virtuemart 1.1.9 since Version 2.1.4 (b344) (June 2011). Now I use Virtuemart Email Manager Plus in Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2.6.6.
Advantages: A lot of placeholders for letters, the flexibility to configure the rules of letters sending, many types of letters (Order confirmation, User registration, Product back in stock and so on). Ability to integrate with other extensions for VirtueMart with plugins.
Disadvantages: No Russian language.
Support: Operational and very interested in solving customer problems.
Use this component in combination with other extensions for Virtuemart for sending a letters to all customers with interesting proposals for new and additional products at discount prices (coupons).
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
Owner's reply

Zarkon you are awesome! Thank you for writing this prompt and detailed review.

byZARKON, June 22, 2014
Yandex.Sitesearch Pinger
Using Yandex Site Search Pinger in Joomla 2.5 since
date of change 2013-12-17 (March 2014).
Advantages: Free, easy to use, does not create significant additional load on the server.
Disadvantages: At this point – not found.
Support: Did not use.
Using this plug-in to speed up pages indexing for Yandex Site Search. Suffice to configure it once, activate, and you can forget about it.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, June 22, 2014
EXT Tabs
Using EXT Tabs in Joomla 2.5 since
version 1.2 (June 2014).
Advantages: Free, easy to use.
Disadvantages: Efforts should be made to adjust the appearance of the module under the template on your website (you need to make many changes to the style sheet, especially if you need a responsive design).
Support: Did not use.
Use this module to display multiple modules in tabs. Very comfortable.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, June 22, 2014
AiDaNews2
Using AiDaNews 2 in Joomla 2.5 since
version 2.1.2 (June 2014).
Advantages: With this module you can display virtually any list of materials (new, popular, articles of the particular author and so on). It is possible to configure module layout without programming knowledge.
Disadvantages: A substantial load on the server without cache.
Support: Did not use.
Using this module to display popular articles and new articles in this category.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, June 22, 2014
Advanced Module Manager
Using Advanced module manager in Joomla 2.5 since
version 4.14.2 (June 2014).
Advantages: Very, rich feature, simple understanding.
Disadvantages: not currently found.
Support: Did not use.
This component helped me to solve a problem with displaying Yandex adware modules in blog category pages.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, January 25, 2014
Canonical
Using StyleWare Content Canonical Plugin in Joomla 2.5 since version 3.1 (January 2014).
Advantages: Very simple, does not affect the speed of the site.
Disadvantages: Can not insert a tag in third-party extensions.
Support: Did not use.
This plugin has helped me solve the problem with duplicate URL on the site.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, January 25, 2014
SLogin
Using SLogin in Joomla 2.5 since version 1.7.2 (December 2013).
Advantages: Support for many popular social networks. Not very complex setup. Convenient management of all users in the administrative part of the component (those who login to the site using SLogin). There are additional plug-ins that integrate SLogin with Community Builder, JoomShopping, K2, JomSocial.
Disadvantages: No integration with Community Builder module.
Support: Did not use (good documentation).
Chose this component because I think it best (at the moment of choice) among the available peers. Some users of the site who have registered using SLogin, subscribed to the site news update in social network.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, January 25, 2014
Phoca Open Graph
Using Phoca Open Graph in Joomla 2.5 since version 2.0.0 (September 2013).
Advantages: Very easy to use plugin. Helped to make the pages more informative description (for some social networks). Allows you to specify images that will be attached to the description of the article.
Disadvantages: There is no possibility of creating descriptions and titles for pages. They duplicated meta-descriptions.
Support: Did not use.
Chose this plugin because it allows you to automatically mark all pages. Does not affect the site performance.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, September 9, 2013
JCreator+ My Menu
Wanted to use JCreator + My Menu in Joomla 2.5. But I could not.
Advantages: Ability to fix menu at the top and bottom of the page. Contains a button that scrolls the page up. There are buttons for social networks.
Disadvantages: Bottom menu is always visible on the page. It is not possible to display when the user wagged page down into a certain number of pixels. To change any settings need to change the template CSS code.
Support: None.
This plugin has potential. But, unfortunately, was unable to use it on the main site, as it failed to make the necessary changes to me.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, August 8, 2013
TorTags
Using TorTags in Joomla 2.5 since version 2.5 (September 2012).
Advantages: Add any number of tags to articles, ability to integrate not only Joomla (com_content), but also with other components, convenient management of all site tags on a page, plug-in for Joomla search, integration with WYSIWYG editor TinyMCE, built-in styles for the design of tags (labels), access to the style sheet tags directly from the administrative zone, Joomla ACL, tag cloud for modules, User-friendly interface.
Disadvantages: There is no way to automatically create tags based on the text of the articles on the site. Last update of the product 28 February 2013 (for TorTags 3.0).
Support: The first time was great. But the last few months is too long to answer questions.
I chose this component because it has a lot of options and opportunities. The latest version support multiple languages.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
MicroBread
Using MicroBread in Joomla 2.5 since version 1.0 (May 2013).
Advantages: support for Joomla 2.5, 3, caching module, support bootstrap, create rich snippet (Microdata) for Google and Bing SERP.
Disadvantages: not found.
Support - not used.
Before install MicroBread on the site I tested it. How much it affects on download speed. No differences from the standard module Joomla breadcrumbs. MicroBread module has all the features of the standard module Joomla breadcrumbs.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, March 24, 2013
SEO Glossary
Using SEO Glossary in Joomla 2.5 since version 1.2.3 (March 2013).
Advantages: user-friendly interface, integration with articles Joomla, ability to create multiple glossaries and multiple alphabets, built-in glossary search and integration with Joomla site search, ability to add terms from the front of the site, tooltips style settings.
Disadvantages: no SEF support for non-English alphabets.
Support - at a high level. Promptly and accurately.
Before buying a component I get acquainted with all the available glossary components. I think that at the moment this is the best extension for creating multi-language glossaries for Joomla 2.5 - 3.0
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, February 9, 2013
sh404SEF
Using sh404SEF in Joomla 2.5 since version 3.7.0.1485 (January 2013).
Advantages: user-friendly interface, excellent SEF capabilities, protection against attacks on the site, SEO friendly features, a lot of statistical data, shURL, tune of 404 page, SEO for social networking (supporting Open Graph), the ability to customize displaying a specific template for mobile devices, lots of plug-ins to work with third-party extensions and much, much more ...
Disadvantages: building links based not on the menu of the site as a standard Joomla SEF, but based on the categories. Because of this, does not always make the URL address when you delete the last part of which the user navigates to the previous level.
Support - at a high level. Promptly and accurately.
Before sh404SEF I used the built-in Joomla SEF, but I did not like the ID of articles and categories in the URL address. Now they're gone. Before buying sh404SEF I compared it with two other popular SEF extensions. Decided that sh404SEF better. Loved the output function similar addresses on page 404. Also on page 404 in the browser address bar displays the address that is entered by the user, not the address of the page 404. That is good. This is a good extension that combines SEF, SEO and security.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, June 6, 2012
Marco's SQL Injection
Using Marco's SQL Injection in Joomla 2.5 and 1.5 since version 1.1 (April 2011).
Advantages: basic protection of SQL injection, attack attempts to notify the site.
Disadvantages: not currently identified.
Support - not used.
Unfortunately there is no way to verify the effectiveness of this extension yourself.
Use this extension on graduate school ites.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, June 6, 2012
Xmap
Using Xmap in Joomla 2.5 and 1.5 since version 1.2.10 (November 2011).
Advantages: create HTML sitemap on the basis of the ability to display a menu with all the articles, XML file compression site map, caching, lots of plug-ins for inclusion in the site map pack is not only Joomla component, but also third-party extensions such as Virtuemart.
Disadvantages: Sometimes there are problems with XML site map for webmasters Google and Yandex.
With this extension you can create a HTML sitemap, which will show all the sections, subsections and articles on your site.
Support - not used.
Use this extension on my personal blog and other sites that I created .
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, June 1, 2012
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Community Builder
Using Community Builder in Joomla 2.5 and 1.5. Using it since Community Builder 1.4 (February 2011).
Advantages: lots of options, good integration with different extensions, great opportunities for creating online communities.
Disadvantages: no built-in CAPTCHA, you can not change the appearance of letters registered users.
Technical support - do not used.
Functional expansion, convenient user manager and flexible configuration of the registration form will create almost anything you want. From personal account by the company site to social networks. Translated into Russian.
Using Community Builder to create a form of registration and personal account on the site of postgraduate study and in my own blog.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
WEBO Site SpeedUp
Using WEBO Site SpeedUp an extended version in Joomla 2.5 and 1.5 since version 1.3.2 (January 2011).
Advantages: association of CSS-files. Combining JavaScript-files. Minimization of the CSS-files. Minimization of the JavaScript-file. Gzip-compression for CSS, JavaScript, fonts, HTML. Client caching. Caching of CSS-files, JavaScript-files, images, fonts, video files and other files on the client. Setting up the server with. Htaccess. Using mod_expires, mod_headers, mod_setenvif, mod_rewrite, mod_mime. Using the data: URI. Using TSDN and more.
Disadvantages: very high cost of expansion and technical support.
It has a very user friendly and intuitive interface. You can vosspolzovatsya one of the configurations by default, change it or create your own. Can significantly speed up the site and reduce the load on the server (after filling the cache).
Support - excellent.
I use this extension on my personal blog .
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
byZARKON, June 1, 2012
ValAddThis
Using ValAddThis plugin in Joomla 2.5 since version 1.5.3 (October 2011).
Advantages: opportunity to design the look of the plugin with your own CSS classes. The mapping of social bookmarking as a button or a block. Enable \ disable the output plug types and \ or the home page. Ability to turn off the output plug-in social bookmarking for individual articles and \ or categories. Ability to add custom HTML code to and \ or after the social bookmarking buttons. Ability to independently adjust the output list of services. Customize the appearance of social bookmarking with the graphical user interface (no knowledge of CSS). Support for multiple languages. The ability to use your own image for the button plugin social bookmarking. Ability to add articles and press the button to send letters by e-mail with a link to the article.
Disadvantages: the name of social networking tool tips are displayed in English/
Very powerful plugin social bookmarking to support popular in Russia and Ukraine social networking Contact, odnoklassniki, Facebook, Google +, etc.
Support - not used.
I use this extension on the site of postgraduate study and my personal blog .
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
Owner's reply

Thank you very much for the review and the feedback ZARKON. Glad the plugin has been useful to you.

byZARKON, June 1, 2012
uddeIM
Using uddeIM in Joomla 2.5 and 1.5 since 2010.
Advantages: large number of settings, integration with Community Builder, mass mailing, sending e-mail notifications of received messages
Disadvantages: not currently identified.
Excellent extension for instant messaging. Perfect for creating a community or social network.
Support - not used.
I use this extension on the site of postgraduate study and my personal blog .
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
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