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bydonmarvin, March 31, 2013
This plugin is a MUST for every website! It has saved me from disaster and is also an easier way to get a quick datadump.
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Thanks to You, donmarvin and to all previous contributors!

bydonmarvin, June 23, 2010
Vinaora Visitors Counter
This is a nice module for clients who want a silly counter on their site. However, it was published by default upon installation! And on every page! Yikes. That being said, it gives some interesting stats and has a decent frontend. Thanks.
bydonmarvin, December 3, 2008
Wow, this is a very nice, convenient component. Thanks so much!
bydonmarvin, August 28, 2008
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XCloner-Backup and Restore
I've had this extension for awhile now and I thought it was great, but today I discovered how to REALLY get so much more out of it:

I set up a cron job in my cpanel for the first time - it was much easier than I expected. I had always avoided the crontab, thinking it was too complicated.

Put this in the cron's "command to run":
php /home/[MYPATH]/public_html/administrator/components/com_xcloner/cloner.cron.php

replacing [MYPATH] with yours.

The cron job runs JoomlaCloner every night, which creates a backup file and ftp's the file to another server.

So now I can have all the Joomla sites I manage run a daily backup and transfer it off the live server to another server that's used for storing backups.

You can set it to delete backups that are older than xx days.
bydonmarvin, June 28, 2008
Estate Agent  Improved
They call the property listings "Objects" and it is hardcoded throughout the code. The language file has it in several places, but then you have to go through the code to find all the places where it's hardcoded. For example, the javascript prompts "Please select an object to ...". This search was made more difficult by all the variables named "object".

The advanced search does not give you the option of disabling (not showing) certain search fields, such as "country" or "district". If you're running a local real estate site, you don't want the county field showing in the search options.
bydonmarvin, April 16, 2007
I was working on an important project and tried several mambots but there were either bugs in the bots or problems in IE6. I needed to write my own code but of course the WYSIWYG editor was making a mess of it. I thought I was going to have to write 16 different php include files, but then I remembered Jumi.

Using parameters I was able to write one include file for all 16 calls to the code!