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Reviews(20)
 
ReReplacer
ReReplacer Rocks! it works really nicely, very easy to set up, very flexible - even in the free version.

I had an issue and received a reply in the forum within minutes.
what more can you ask for?
AwoCoupon Starter
Great component, easy to use and integrate and it works out of the box, the free version has some very nice and powerfull features, definitely the best VM coupon system we tested...
CacheControl
One day out the blue, the forms in our site stopped submitting, this is apparently due to the many faults of the joomla cache, this plugin sorts things out in a second. Very very useful.
BreezingForms
We've been using Breezing Forms since it was called Facile Forms, which is more than 5 years, it's an outstanding platform that allows us to build very elaborate custom forms, be it contact forms, questionnaires, donation / paypal forms, order forms and anything you can think of...
with stages, verifications and whatever your heart desires.

We've used it in scores of sites over this time period.

The latest version includes a great interface to translate the forms which is a massive improvement from the old-school method of having one form for each language.

Support from them has been beyond great, great response times, always willing to help and go the extra mile to help even when they don't really have to.

Thanks to Markus and the CrossTec team, these guys know what they're doing...
byartbit, December 1, 2013
Store for K2
We love working with K2 store!
it's a great easy shop, both to develop and for the clients to work with!
Support is great!
Thanks for this great extension!
byartbit, December 1, 2013
StyleWare K2 Google Maps
Well the product works as advertised! and works well...
Fast to install - fast to operate and works great!

Support was lightning fast...
i'm a happy client and will definitely consider more extensions from this developer.
byartbit, November 27, 2013
Multiple Extra Fields Groups for K2
We're very happy to have come across this extension and its developer, the extension allows associate more than one extra field group to a K2 category and k2 item, this is very easy to set up - had it up and running in minutes.

Support is also great - the developer has been very helpful, gave us a great price for tweaks and customization as we needed to our specific needs, and was very fast on execution and delivery and has been a pleasure to work with!
byartbit, October 16, 2013
Admin Menu K2
This is a must for all K2 lovers out there, it will replace the default joomla articles menu - i love it!

Looking forward to see the J3 version!
Owner's reply

J3 version is out, have fun :)

JSitemap
It works just as advertised!
you can select any table of any component from the database and create a sitemap!

It will go places no other sitemap has gone before :-)
i am happy client, was well worth the money spent!

I needed something to work with my Jomres listing site which contains over 500 properties and this one worked great, and i got good support also from the developers when i ran into some configuration issues.
EasyDiscuss
Let me start by saying this is by far - light years ahead of the average joomla component, great User interface and experience, very comprehensive backend which allows you to configure the work process to extremely precise specs, everything is controllable and editable, i am astounded by the amount of work and effort and quality of craftsmanship inserted into this module...
i love it!
if you need an FAQ / FAQ community tool, with subscriptions to questions and replies - this baby rocks!!!
Super Slider for K2
For a new project we're working on we required a gallery that switched between pictures and streaming videos in K2 articles - and K2 super slide delivers.
convenient, easy to use and integrate.

At first install i had a bug due to K2 releasing a new update, one email and a few hours later Cecil fixed this issue, and provided great support at great response times.
Customization and skinning service is provided at more than fair prices.

I would certainly recommend both the product and commend the support.
will definitely consider buying more extensions from this developer.
FaLang
This is a fine product for joomla, works and delivers well on this platform just as joomfish,

however K2 is very poorly supported - and i payed good money for two licenses hoping this would be my savior, the program is buggy, for example some of the K2 fields get deleted if you press "apply" and not "save & close",
also it's not compatible with K2store, which is what i bought this for...

All my concerns were emailed and for every mail i got a one sentence reply - "is not supported" or "can't be done". without real answers to my questions... and for some emails i didn't receive any reply, by far my least pleasent experiences dealing with a developer. I am reserved person so i didn't bother to write angry emails, but for a user who bought two licenses within such a short period of time, i would expect more courtesy and attention to my questions,

i made two multilingual k2 sites with store - i'm not a happy puppy, my next project i think i will opt for zoo + zoolingual.
Owner's reply

Hi,

Sorry i don't remember your mail but :
- K2 is full supported (with tweak for custom fields)
- The 100998 of the community don't have an content elmement for Falang your right.
- There are some extension who can't be translated with Falang because there are not compatible, i can't do nothing for that but generaly i write to the developper to make it compatible.

Best regards,
Stéphane

byartbit, November 25, 2012
Qlue Custom 404
Very nice piece of software,
very simple interface - easy to integrate and follow, very usefull and does what it says,
i opted for the pro version, well worth the dough!
the only snag i can point out, is that if you're running a home page which is module based, the customizable redirection text area will appear in the content area - below the modules - but still, you're better off landing in the homepage rather than an ugly 404 page - it would have been nice to have been able to redirect from within the component to a specific joomla a specific menu item rather than to use the htaccess to point it at the qlue content id., which is dependent on the parent.
but other than this - it's great!
Image Show GK4
Gavick image show is one the best slideshow modules in the history of joomla to my opinion!

the back-end for the module is a masterpiece, allowing clients to add slides as desired, each slide can be defined to contain title text, sub text, custom picture and can be linked to custom url / k2 item / joomla article.

it has a lot of possibilities, transitions, styles and configurations, however it may require good CSS knowledge to get it to behave nicely or as you want in non-gavick templates.

we use this and NewsShow Pro by Gavick all the time! it's a killer solid solution for great looking tidy front pages.

Thanks for this one!
aiContactSafe
This is just what i was looking for!!! my client needs to track 4500 parking permit requests each quarter, each request requires the applicant to fill a form to with personal and car details, and requires uploading various attachments (up to six - such as i.d., permits, car license etc., medical memos)
The client wanted also that name as entered in the form will be the name from which the email arrived, and they wanted the client ID (client number) to appear in the subject line for easy tracking and retrieval of requests, and all the info + attachments need to be delivered to email as well!

All this was easy to use and easy to set-up - right out of the box - there's a lot of functionality, the major advantage of this form is that it will deliver any number of attachments to an email out of the box - no scripting, no 'light programming', no tweaking - just do it...

and the absolute candy here - there's also a small and basic, but perfect back-end message tracking system, with customizable statuses so applications can also be managed from the backend - each status can be filtered and color coded for easy spotting of missed/unhandled messages.

there's also a nice basic custom fields editor and for each form you create you can decide what fields you want to use.

all in all a really nice, handy and excellent component, and to seal the deal - it's FREE... so what more can ask for!

I will definitely donate for this one - i would have gladly paid for it.
byartbit, February 8, 2012
Accordion FAQ
Easy to install!
Nicely Documented!
Quite fexible!
Works really well!
Took me a couple of minutes to install,
a couple of minutes to read the syntax for the plugin, and a few minutes to implement into my document, i love it...
Thanks!
Deluxe News Pro
I saw the demo for the Deluxe news Pro and opted for a subscription to joomla xtc, big disappointment, for a product that is so not for the basic user, it's surprising there's absolutely no documentation at all, i have payed 90$ for a subscription in thought that there would be code samples in the user forum, but there's absolutely no info, or samples, and no tutorials at all...
big disappointment,
I am hoping i will get info soon from the developers - i have asked them to add more information on how to use the product in the forum
Owner's reply

The Docs are online - As well the module includes the LAYOUTS we show in the DEMO as templates - You can use these or do your own custom markup - It's not very nice to complain here that you don't have HTML or CSS skills as any web designer should have the basic knowledge of these.

Please find docs here:

http://www.joomlaxtc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=531&Itemid=548

As you see there ARE code examples and enough to get you started.

If you have an issue with the module you can always contact our support team with a support ticket and we can help you work anything out.

Images Crawler
Vargas are very dedicated to making very simple and very usefull coms and mods for joomla, much like the super duper excellent "filtered news", "images crawler" delivers exactly what it promises to do - in a very simple to use module that does precisely what it says, it works like a charm... and takes barely no time to set up,

the only feature that is missing to make this perfect would be the ability to choose the image maximum display height, at the moment you need to format all the images to the desired height,
other than that it's brilliant...
Mosets Tree
All in all i must say that Mosets is a great piece of software, works great, looks nice, very good for use in one domain only,

but,

for a piece of software that has been around the block i was really disappointed by the import and export options...

In my case i am trying to run two instances of mosets running on two subdomains with joomla websites, the problem started when i wanted to migrate the data to the second instance of mosets tree, i would have expected to have the option to read the data remotely... or at the very least, have good export and import data tools, however the export tool exports only the listing and does NOT export the categories, in the forum i read that you have to open the categories manually before importing listings - so i did... but since the category ids are different, when i import the data it all goes to the wrong categories, i read somewhere in their forums that the best way to do this is to go to phpmyadmin and export manually the relevant database section, this seems to me very odd - it might be the best way, but it's not easy, and not all that well documented, and i'm surprised why the developers didn't bother to do anything about this, since it's a recurring question throughout the forum to which i didn't see too many replies,

so all in all it's a great piece of software lacking bigtime in the most basic of database migration tools.
Filtered News
I am loving this module ever so much!!!

wish i would have know about it before, I am using over 100 instances of this module and it works like a charm!

The ease of use, flexibility of configuration and the added values for content administration and correct display of intros across browsers is just spectacular.

One of the major bonuses of using this module, is the content admin doesn't have to worry about resizing the thumbnails and placing them into an intro text to display a news article correctly in the homepage or lobby page or in a blog view, the first image will appear as predefined for each instance (for example for one lobby you can 90*90 thumbs and for another 200*200pixels thmbs - the original pictures being random sizes.
The module will cut the text at the exact number of character as required and the formatting of the html happens in the module, so you can define very complex and fully customizable display structures for each instance!

Another major advantage is your ability to switch an instance between list view, scrolling ticker view, items view(picture + text), so you can play with the same instance on the fly and just apply it differently every time,

EXAMPLE: below every article i use an instance to show 2 random articles with picture and text,

to the left of the article i have a list of the top articles in the same category, and these two are copies of the instance i used to display articles in the lobby page...

This product makes Joomla webmastering more accessible than ever!

i think it's a great innovation and most certainly one of the best modules i have ever used, big respect and thanks to the authors!

the only thing missing to make it perfect is some way to handle pagination, when they get this done - i could create half a portal using only this module.