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bybornakke, December 5, 2011
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Community Builder
The functionality of CB is generally ok. The code behind is however so badly written that even fixing a simple redirect in the code or by a plugin override is several hours of work... Use CB if you aren't going to change anything in the component, but look for something else if you do.
Owner's reply

Hi bornakke,
Thanks for your review and rating. We need to address your remarks:
- CB has CB MVC and CB templating with CB template plugins (6 core free included with CB, and we offer separately optionally 3 commercial joomla & CB templates).
- For adding/changing redirects, there is the CB Auto Actions plugin (Incubator area for Pro members), that allows you to set workflows in 5 minutes without hacking:
- CB is very flexible and versatile and suits many different needs by just configuration. Thus its code might appear more complex and using more design patterns than the average joomla extension. Thats why we created the CB plugins API which is much simpler to understand than CB core:
- In CB, to the contrary of many other extensions, there is no need to hack CB code, as there is a powerful and highly backwards- and upwards-compatible CB API with a CB Plugins installer. We do not recommend hacking core code for maintenance and security reasons, but using or creating CB Plugins instead. That way you can upgrade easily CB core without having to redo any changes.
- We have support: Free community forum; For Advanced members we have priority forum and for Pro and Developer members we even have SLA levels forums with guaranteed *same or next* business day answer (!) as well as private tickets) as well as consulting services should you have any questions or issues. More information on support here (general remark: please do not use the JED review system for support):

bybornakke, November 20, 2008
Akeeba Backup
I do just not understand how I could survive before finding JoomlaPack... saves me so much time, and the best thing is that it just works!
bybornakke, November 20, 2008
Phoca Gallery
Simply the best joomla gallery out there... and I have been trying quite alot ;)