It hasn't met up with the needs of my advanced clients, though. For one, there's no option to add attributes, so I've had to start using eCommerce extensions set to catalog mode. And to customize the layout away from the default one when I have used it took a lot of tinkering around in the PHP.
It's good for plug-and-play if you don't want to change it much though, so for people who don't know a lot of HTML/PHP and are content with out-of-the-box stuff, it's great.
Customer service on the forum is alright from what I remember. It's monitored relatively well.
Thank you for your review,
Regarding the attributes, we're just developing option of custom fields and custom filters that will allow for much deeper configuration. This updated version should be released real soon. When it comes to layout and customization in new version you can create your own themes, the code is clean and pretty simple to manage so I encourage you to investigate this option as well. With little knowledge of php/html/css you'll be able to create and reorganize the dj-catalog2 theme to your client's needs. If you have more questions regarding customization please use our forum or ticketing system available for our customers. Once again thank you for this review.
Took a little dinking around in the beginning to get it to work (helps if you remember to enable the plugin...), but now it's working great. Absolutely fantastic!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
But it's not always very intuitive and sometimes is a little clunky. The website for it is a mess... don't except any help from the Support Forum; I had an issue for a week that was not allowing JoomDoc to work on my site (turns out I had to disable the Mootools upgrade) -- and not once did I get a reply on the forum, so it's pretty useless. Also, not sure why they say JoomDoc 3 is 1.5.x compatible when I couldn't get it to work on any of my 1.5.x sites... hm, strange.
Despite this, I still plan on using JoomDoc on my future sites. Clients seem to like it, and like I said before, it's the only extension I've found that matches all my site's requirements.
So, I guess we're stuck with each other, JoomDoc...
So, sadly, I won't be able to use it for my site. But I still see the power and beauty of this plugin and hope to be able to use it sometime in the future!
I'll continue to use redSHOP for future projects, and am really looking forward to when its a more complete, polished extension. There's so much potential there, I can smell it!
The only issue I've had with it so far is the following:
It's not obvious or documented where the "ariimageslider.ini" file for descriptions should go -- I dug through the forum thinking there was a bug as to why it wasn't working, which wasted my time. Please mention this somewhere so future users don't have an issue with it!
Other than that this is absolutely superb... Thanks so much, and especially for making it free! :)
Keep up the great work, guys!
Support was semi-OK -- I got replies, but nothing really helpful at all -- so now I'm stop with a search feature for my shop that is barely useful.
My experience with redSHOP up until now has been amazing, and this is clearly the weak link in the chain. Fix is ASAP, please, I really want to use it!!
Other than that it works just fine I suppose.
Always sucks though when it's not obvious it's a demo version with a copyright link on it until after it's installed too.