I also configure the email alert option so that I get emailed every time someone try to hack into the Joomla backend, and the attempts has gone through the roof in the last year.
If you haven't protected your admin url yet, then do not hesitate.
Download and install this plugin straight away, and within minutes you will have increased the security many fold.
It is definitely a must for me going forward to add this kind of security on all sites.
Thank You very much for supporting us. It was very great of you to allow some time for us writing an awesome review.
We love to contribute to Joomla.
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As my hosting company still is on 5.2.9, I was left hanging there until I found this extension.
It works great and also validates properly. What more can you ask for?
Just one little thing. Current versions 1.5.2 for Joomla 1.5.x and 1.6.2 for J1.6 and J1.7 does not validate on W3C.
I would normally contact the developer directly on his website reg. such minor problems, but the contact form on his website didn't work.
All the best going forward. Looking forward to the W3C fix.
Hello Gaatec, I will look into this W3C problems, it was working fine last time I've checked, but now I do see couple of errors. Contact form on the site is working as it should, give it a try :)
I tried a few different paths, and wasted 3.4 hours without success before I landed on this extension. After registering on the developers site and paying for the software through Paypal, I initially ran into a couple of small problems. A quick email to the developer followed by a impressive response, I was again on my way to success. I had created my images for use in my imagemap previously so I now had to simply upload these to the specific folder and within 10 minutes I had it all configured and working.
This is definitely an extension I will use for most of my projects going forward.
All the best to the developer. Keep up the excellent work.
Thank you for your review and your confidence in HTML Map 2 - we hope we'll continue to provide lots of useful updates!
Couple of wishes though:
1) It would be good if one could add favicon to the admin (backend) templates aswell as the frontend templates.
2) Would be great to see what the "current" favicon is on a template. (while in the component in the Joomla backend)
Other than that it does exacly what is says and will definitely be of benefit to many fellow Joomla users.
One problem I found with most of these extensions was that they did not validate the XHTML properly and therefore created a vast number of errors on the site.
Because of this I was looking for a replacement. I then came across SIGE, and viola, I finally got galleries that validated 100% without errors.
In addition I like the fact that this extensions have a huge amount of configuration options that enables me to further tailor my sites.
Finally the "watermark" feature is just great, and is definitely one I will use to protect the images better.
As i said in the title, this is by far the best image gallery plugin I have come across and will therefore recommend this highly.
Keep up the great work!!
I will do! :-)
Thank you very much for your detailed review.
Quite easy to setup and get going, but I do not believe this is for beginners.
I would have liked to see an easier way to setup automated backups including automated email of the backup to a set email account aswell. That is the only thing preventing me from giving this extension the full 5 stars
Thank you for your review! The features you ask for (scheduling w/out CRON and email support of backups) are already planned for the 3.1 release :)
This exstension does exacly that in a self explanatory way. (I got this setup in no more than 2 minutes).
Simply install the component an dthe plugin, then activate the plugin, an dfinally enter the url rules in the component. Couldn't be easier.
I will definitely use this extension going forward.