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derekgeez

Reviews(7)
 
byderekgeez, November 16, 2012
ZOO
This component is pretty simple, looks great, and has many options - but their support is lousy.

I mark this fair, when really it is a good component - except for customer service. In that regard I rate it "very poor".

We are having page title, redundant meta data issues which is affecting our SEO and these things affect our page ranking. I have posted and re-posted in their forums without any results for over 3 weeks. I have sent emails direct to support without reply or any consideration.

We have a paid subscription to their themes and the ZOO component which costs us over $200 euros a year and this is their customer service. If service is important to your business, look elsewhere.
byderekgeez, November 9, 2012
I was looking to embed a Wufoo form on my site... this module worked perfectly without any configuration what so ever. Install it, add your code, done.

Well done, thank you!
byderekgeez, March 26, 2012
Mosets Tree
The thing that really sets this component above the others is the great service you get from Lee. Really quick and helpful. But I find the component is very restrictive unless you want to spend your day tweaking lines of code. It is also next to impossible to create any kind of SEO for this directory. Simply adding alt tags to images, or in the gallery is a tedious edit of the template, image by image, line by line - ridiculous. Just adding meta data for pages within the root of the directory requires messing with the code. Although the service is great, every response requires me to edit the template or get into the code and play geek all day rather than making money with a directory. At this point, I am looking for a better choice.
byderekgeez, December 11, 2009
Remository
I am a joomla beginner and have been struggling with many, MANY components and modules over the last year - but this thing is truly one of the best.

Although it was a little confusing at first, I sent Martin an email and within 30 minutes he got back to me. I stopped by the forum and searched for a couple of answers and had the whole thing up and running within a couple of hours.

It installed super-duper easy, looks great and was a cinch to get the permissions to work exactly as described and exactly as needed.

This was truly a joy to find and employ - excellent work!
byderekgeez, November 19, 2009
MailChimp2
We got extremely excited to read about this plug-in, but it was short lived.

The plug-in itself is easy to install, looks great, is pretty straight forward - but it does not work when you have multiple mailing lists.

Even though there are options to include the MailChimp list ID - the plugin only sees the first list in your campaign window and adds new subscribers to that list only.

We have multiple subscriber lists and this plugin did not work for us, even after being unistalled and re-installed several times, always without success.
For this reason we have to rate it poor.
Owner's reply

Actually, it does work fine with multiple mailing lists. In the module's configuration, there is a parameter for the list id. For some reason, there are actually TWO list ids for each mailchimp list. The tooltip for the parameter says to look in the url of your browser where you're editing the list and look for the 'id=' in the url and use that id. If you do this you will find that it works just fine with multiple lists. Do NOT use the ID from the html form mailchimp generates to manage your list. If you enter an invalid id, the module will default to the first list, as this reviewer states.

byderekgeez, September 12, 2009
Contact Enhanced Component
I am by far the most difficult to please, novice joomla user you will ever find. I'm a sales guy doing all of my own development, and in 98 out of 100 cases, these extensions are impossibly frustrating, even with paid support...

This is the best, easiest to use, completely intuitive, professionally supported component we have worked with in two years development. Nuff said.

Get it - you won't be disappointed.
byderekgeez, September 3, 2009
NeoRecruit
Kurt's review below is right on the money. We paid for this thing and could not get any support and were unable to use the darn thing. 8 months later without a return on our paid investment we have finally deleted it.

Save your money.