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bygpenglase, March 13, 2013
VM Aus Post Shipping for VirtueMart
Thanks for a great, well coded, extension with great support.

Took a couple of minutes to install and select the appropriate options, the instructions page is simple but covers everything needed (included an override to display zero values which I implemented first go) and when the client later wanted free shipping for selected items, John from GJC was as good as his word and responded within 12 hours (different time zones) with a solution.
bygpenglase, December 19, 2012
For a simply Google Map plugin for Joomla I recommend this.

Simple to install and easy to configure.

Just make sure that you download the correct version from the develop's website for your Joomla installation - his website is confusing, you gotta read the etxt closely, and I ended up downloading the wrong one, before I realised what was happening.

I have since used this plugin on a number of sites.
bygpenglase, December 8, 2012
Social Media Icon Links
Apart from having to ensure that you disable the "Friendly link" which can be bad for SEO, this plugin is very easy to install, has all the features you'd expect, is simple to customise and works well, including on Joomla 2.5.7 installations.

Well done guys, and thanks!
Product Share
Why use this instead of a standard Joomla social media share plugin? The key difference between this and other social media plugins is that this pulls the specific product information out of Virtuemart, removing unnecessary page information - this means that the shares on FB etc. are clean and have the important product info making them much more valuable for users, and for SEO alike.

The fact that it also includes so many customisable options, like CSS control for the buttons, font types, themes and languages means that it's a no brainer. If you want your users to share your products (thereby increasing traffic to your site) then this is a 'must have'.

Remember, deep-linking (links back to specific pages within your site) are very valuable from Google's point of view. This plugin gave me the best way to share just the right info, and was easy to install.

One more thing... this is the second product I've bought from Giang from Joomdonation and his support is nothing short of excellent. Couldn't be happier.
bygpenglase, May 15, 2012
CSV Advanced
I had tried to use another (non-commercial) plugin and was having difficulty with it and was pressured for time, so I purchased and installed the CSV Advanced component. It installed without a problem. Having tried other csv installation modules it seemed fairly straightforward and what I was expecting. I was trying to import into Virtuemart 1 but I had a number of questions about the columns required and what information was required, because all of the products required to be handled differently.

Giang at Joomdonation/Ossolution, the plugin developer, was very helpful. Not only did he recommend an upgrade to Virtuemart 2 and assist me with that but he also helped me import the data.

I'd strongly recommend this plugin and especially the support provided.