Only suggestion would be some sort of auto update feature, as I didn't see this appearing in my extension managers update. Other than that, perfect. Gold star.
The auto update feature is configured for the plugin for Joomla 2.5 and 3.x. But the update from Plugin version 2.x to 3.1 is not automatically because the plugin changed internally.
Keep in mind that the PHP configuration and Joomla has to be configured correctly.
And now, it can backup a dev site, and transfer it to a live site without screwing it up. You can tell it not to overwrite usertables, comments or forum posts. Now that's EXACTLY what you need.
His tutorials are well written too.
The documentation is well structured and set out in a way that is easy to read. It is a step by step guide that covers everything you need to know. If you do get tripped up the support is both unbelievably responsive, and also excellent.
I haven't explored everything just yet - there's tonnes. But so far everything is sweet, works well, and is quite comprehensive. I have it working on a few sites, both K2 and Kunena work well with the product.
All extensions should be like this.
I may get one every few months, but nothing like what used to happen. I don't have a clue how it works, but it is pretty amazing.
Thanks to this developer for his insanely good work, he should be given an absolutely massive medal. Welcome round for dinner any time.
Where to for dinner? ;)
I really liked the option for the larger icons, which I find pretty - albeit you can customise add this, it has saved me some trouble!
Adds a tonne more options besides! Really takes a sweet add on to another level.
Thank you so much for the review and the feedback too Eoin!
Thank you for the review Eoin. Actually the Google +1 buttons are working just fine -even the ValAddThis-only variants; there were some issues that I have fixed in the previous version of ValAddThis.
Personally I liked this product because of all the extra features that it provides, I found it very easy to set up and use, and, when I did have a problem (I didn't like the border), I found the answer in the FAQ page on his website, so solved it near immediately. I also had another problem where my menu started appearing beneath the gallery, but I simply added a z-index: 1 to the css file and it resolved it immediately! Such a simple solution that even I could do it :)
I would have given this a 5 star rating but I really wanted the images to open in a new window, I think this is probably a really easy fix, so contacted the developer, and have high hopes that it will be resolved.
All I can say is thanks to the developer, top product, when I had tested so many others which I didn't like, or couldn't quite do what I wanted. I figured it would be easy to find a simple image gallery component, but I tried loads, and was thinking I might have to use a commercial one, when it was not a core feature of the website I was making (hence I was being a skinflint). This product solved my problem, with ease, and most importantly put a huge smile on my face.