They Club Member is not attractive because is only focused to get support and few plugin not always useful. I will be happy to subscribe to their Club for get NOW a J 1.7 version but is useless because generally even if Club Member get a release before Standard user, a new version is publicly released just 1 or 2 weeks after.
They roadmap is not very clear and we are in dark because we don't know when we can expect a release. Except to know they will support Joomla 1.5 at least until end of years, we don't have no more infos about Joomla 1.7. Their last blog post is old of 6 month.. It's a shame for a indispensable component like Joomfish.
I thinks this component should be 100% Commercial for be more less sure development follow in timely manner the development of Joomla.
Right now we are totally blocked and we can't launch new website because is not logic to start with Joomla 1.5 due to the fact this version is obsolete even if supported until March 2012. Of course we can start new sites using Joomla 1.5 but most developer have stopped development for J 1.5 and/or made separate component version for J 1.5 and J 1.7. So when the time to upgrade will come, it will just a mess for upgrading live big sites.
This is a fair review and 100% acknowledged.
I just want to make one point clear. We will release a 1.7/2.5 compatible version of JoomFish and this will not be bound to the club membership. As usual all our work is done in the public space and the current development is already available on github. The release will be open as usual as our club is a support service and not a hidden way to commercialize the product.
I just make a little mess with my Menu Assignment and I asked Stephen in his forum more infos. In less than 12 hours I get a detailed reply about my problem...
This module and the support is rock!! Thank again Stephen.
Thank you very much for your review and your suggestions. I will think about it.
hi, thx for the review, suffix option is added as requested, cheers
A must have..Thank Douglas !!
The only reason because I don't give maximum rating is because it use 2 captcha system I don't like:
Recaptcha is a third party stuff and require a registration and key for work..and is pretty big with ugly display. Probably is efficient captcha method but maybe too complex for users. The goal of captcha is to avoid spam and bots...not avoid users to submit a form..
BigoCaptcha are simple but can not be well customized and his development seem to be dead. This plugin was before published on the JED but now unpublished for unknown reason.. I don't like too much the "flag effect" of this captcha image. No button or link for reload and ask a new image (in case is not well readable) are present.
Anyway captcha are not developed by AlfContact so if captcha don't fit my need is not the fault of developer...but maybe Alfred can add another more friendly captcha ? :-)
Last point: Since version 1.9 a custom header/footer is available...so is now possible for who need (like me) to add in footer Google Maps using iframe. This is really a great value !
- Easy to install and use
- No SEF url
- Thumbnails not fit the configured size
- No working search module (management make/models ajaxified work sometime yes sometime no)
- No thumb/cars showcase featured or random category module
- And the worst point absolutely no support
With paid version maybe the support are more decent..but I don't need this version because it contain more options useless for me...In my case the free version are quite enough..
Thank you for your review.
First of all I wanted to say:
- SEF is coming, but I am also busy. So please hold the line for that.
- The dropdown menus are working properly, tested this on 4 servers. And all without problems.
- Thumbnails problem is fixed in the latest version? What versiopn did you install?
- There is no modle yet for featured vehicles. As you could see in the JED I've ticked the component box only.
- Support? I've never had any mails from you?
The only thing must be absolutely added for become the real best editor are probably:
-Ability to remove picture from Image Manager because actually when you upload a picture you can not delete them. The only manner are to use default Joomla Media Manager and this is very annoying.
-Ability to change/customize easily the size or thumbnail when a image are uploaded using Image Manager. Actually only 2 size are proposed by default (550x350 and 1000x1000).
-Ability to create popup image using Slimbox or Modal for example. The problem for implement a popup features are probably the fact this require to manage 3 images for generate a popup...That mean if a user upload an image (most probably a picture coming from a camera and so with a big format size like 2000x900 pixels for example) is necessary to set an intermediate image (the one that will be displayed in popup) and so to choose appropriate size and finally a thumbnail where user will click for display intermediate image. Ability also to choose to not keep the original big image can be nice...this for save disk space and avoid useless files.
Anyway this editor are the best one...should be included in Joomla core instead the poor Tiny editor.
Thank you for your kind words.