The upload feature itself is nice and easy to use, however the approval process after you upload the images is nice if you need an approval process. If you don't need an approval process, it becomes very annoying to say the least. Basically everytime a new image, you need to click approve for each individual image that is uploaded. There should be an option to automatically approve every new image that's uploaded on the front end.
Simple things like creating new categories from the front-end are not easy to do, unless you have a Joomla Administrator on duty. Even for the administrator, it becomes a little tedious when you have to manually create a storage directory for each category. Automatically creating storage directories for new categories and sub categories is something that should be done by automatically.
Good job overall but the flow from an end-user and administrator's point of view is definitely lacking. Although keep up the good work, this is a very good photo gallery, allow the Joomla Administrator to disable the approval process and this will be a fantastic extension.
"There should be an option to automatically approve every new image that's uploaded on the front end."
Of course there is one, see:
"Enable User Upload Image Authorization - If yes, the uploaded image will be set as not authorized and must be authorized by administrator. If no, the uploaded image will be set as authorized"
"Automatically creating storage directories for new categories and sub categories is something that should be done by automatically."
If user will create a category in frontend, the folder is created automatically.
See more info in Phoca.cz forum why the folder is not automatically created while manually creating new category in admin - search "advantages of separate database and filesystem layers"
Please take note that it is very humiliating for each developer if you write a review which is based on ignorance of the documentation or the unwillingness to look at the parameters. :-( :-(
Thank you for understanding, Jan
While this is very easy for a Joomla Backend Administrator to use, there's really no use for most Joomla websites because it lacks front-end content submission - which is the biggest downside to it.
Most Joomla websites have multiple front-end users whom need to submit content from the front-end with ease. To make this a truly awesome extension, the following functionality would be great: Front-end content submission functionality and completely customized submission pages (Like ChronoForms).
Overall I think its a good extension. If you have a site that is maintained purely by Backend Administrators, this is a fantastic component, and I recommend everyone to use it because you can do anything backend!
Actually there is Frontend submission, you just didn't look at the component "global parameters".
However, in v2 coming in a few days, we extend frontend submission even further to allow add/edit access to specific categories and for specific users. More soon.
My hat is off to these developers. I have to create a lot of forms under a tight deadline and this tool saved me an all-nighter.
Although, I would make a suggestion. For when you add a form link in any of your menus, there should be some text boxes to allow one to add content to the form in the menu item creation component. I know you can add the HTML manually to the form, but often I am developing Joomla sites and then leaving maintenance to the user... they will struggle if they dont know joomla or web development for that matter.
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I know some open-source users would prefer us to steer away from using the MS 2007 style toolbar as default but your argument is compelling! I agree as it must be right to bring a familiar User Interface (UI) that is simple to use. Thanks for the review.