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bargearse

Reviews(6)
 
PS Video/Image Diapo Slider
A lot of extensions come with hassles. Many times I have clicked on 'demo', 'documentation' or 'download' only to be taken to a page that does not have the intended information or I find that I have to register which is annoying, misleading and time consuming.

This extension does not come with those hassles. I clicked on the 'download' link and not only found a download button in bright orange that actually triggered the download, but also a demo and documentation on the same page!

I downloaded the extension and had it installed and up and running in just under 5 minutes. It looks great and is exactly what I wanted - I did not have to tweak anything. Thank you to the developer for this hassle free, simple solution.
bybargearse, January 23, 2012
GTranslate
Installing and implementing this extension was pretty straightforward & I was happy with it until I previewed it on my website. It broke my template adding all sorts of thick white and weird borders everywhere. There was nothing I could do to fix it so I had to look elsewhere.

I read that issues like this are common with translators due to Google but the fact that I got another similar extension to work with no issues made me think that this one could be better. It probably is in the commercial version.
bybargearse, January 23, 2012
MultiTrans
I used this recently for a client & was relieved to have found a translator that was both simple to install and required little effort to implement. The others I tried before were fairly straightforward, but they ruined the layout of the website and there was nothing I could do to fix it.

This one doesn't do that. It works well and won't break your template.
bybargearse, January 23, 2012
Modals
I stumbled upon this module when looking for something else. It just so happened I had to implement a popup for a website I was working on, so I downloaded it. This proved to be very convenient as it turned out to be just what I needed.

It took about 15 minutes to install it, create the article for the window, select a style and link to it from another article and have it up and running. The end result is stylish and impressive indeed.

Can't believe it's free!
bybargearse, April 10, 2011
VirtueMart
This component is pretty good considering it's free. It's ugly and clunky, but with a little effort, it can be made both functional and beautiful.

I recently installed it for the first time for a client with a small shop who didn't have the budget for something 'better', so I had to make it work. It was frustrating at times trying to figure out what files to edit but in the end I got there.

There seems to be this expectation that the developers should be prepared to answer each and every question that gets posted in the forums. There are a lot of silly questions that I believe go unanswered because the developers expect people to have a little common sense & figure it out themselves. Perhaps if people could do that, the 'real' issues wouldn't get lost in the shuffle.

If you're inexperienced in web design/development & don't have time to customize things, don't bother with Virtuemart. Drop some money on a commercial product that will hopefully offer you the support you need.
bybargearse, March 23, 2010
AcyMailing Starter
I recently added this wonderful extension to a website I'm working on just to see if it might rival the capabilities of a commercial email marketing program I am affiliated with and it really does.

What I like about it the most is that the user can manage their newsletters from within their own website without having to link to a third party. It's easy - I had it installed and churning out newsletters in no time.

The only suggestion I have is for the option to redirect the user to another page after subscribing. The message that appears above the sign up form is adequate, but I'd rather the user be taken to a customized page within the website thanking them for subscribing. If this option exists and I've missed it, my apologies.

Thanks to the developers and all of the fantastic contributors who dedicate their time to making lighter work for the rest of us.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review.

About the redirect option after subscription, please go on the AcyMailing configuration page, click on the tab "subscription" and you will see two fields to configure a redirect url.

If you are talking about a redirection after the module subscription, then you should edit the AcyMailing module and enter your own redirect url in this module (there is an option for that too).