My client's site was clearly being targetted for spam in form comments and this plug-in has completely stopped the flow.
A couple of things I'd really like to see are:-
1. A little more explanation on what "known" and "unknown" search engine blocking actually means.
2. Notifications that include the details that are being written into the log.
3. Some way of easily previewing what a blocked site actually looks like to a spammer.
Thank you for your interest.
1. It is a relative concept I agree but I do not control this parameter.
This is projecthoneypot.org which manages this and they say 11 known search engines. The next version of HPJ specify this information in log record.
2. I do not quite understand your request.
3. It is expected with the next version. With the ability to change the color of the banner.
It will also contain a component, and many more options.
If you want, send me an email and I will send you the beta version.
Installed this plug-in, enabled it and in seconds all my login issues were solved.
Great job, and I'd echo a previous reviewers suggestion that this should be included in the CB Downloads Section, its invaluable.
However, thats about where it ends. This module is riddled with bugs that relate to the way that it handles event times to the point where it is unusable and useless.
Despite being a Club Member, posts to the author requesting some help have gone unanswered and the lack of involvement from the company in addressing these serious issues would indicate to me that this is a dead and unsupported product, Joomla users are advised not to waste their time in looking at it.
We track all reported bugs, whether from customers or our testing team, via a ticketing system. The issue in question was reported and resolved in August 2011.
However, the issue appeared again in October, and we have been endeavouring to correct the issue. We take issues in our products very seriously, and please subscribe to our Extensions Update feed to be notified when a new version is released, fixing the issues in question: http://www.rockettheme.com/extensions-updates
Installation is very simple and easy.
I'm not a PHP expert but found the code easy to read and easy to customise, and the same for the CSS. I was easily able to extend it to automatically post a Sold graphic into vehicle listings that were marked as Unavailable. I did have some minor issues and questions which were answered very quickly by Robert.
I can thoroughly recommend this extension, it's worth every penny. If you're considering using it, the only very small criticism I have (which Robert is aware of) is that the makes and models database is really essential to purchase alongside the component, as although there is the ability to add makes and models of vehicles, it requires you to enter a different part of the admin interface to do so before you can list a vehicle of that make and type.
Additionally the ability to be able to design and test a form on a local or remote development server and to then be able to save the form as a discrete sub-component for installation onto a live site is superb.
Support from this company is second to none.