The Joomla! Extensions Directory ™


bygwoccmed, March 17, 2009
Akeeba Backup
From install to mission accomplished this extension is Solid, Intuitive, and Done without fuss or muss (excepting one helpful and needed precautionary warning about tmp directories and zipfiles). Using defaults right from install, a couple of clicks a wait shorter than download of the backup, which is simply another click and EVERYTHING (files, directories, SQL database, etc.) is backed up for manual or automatic re-install (automatic using the kickstart program - one of the other downloads mentioned in reviews here)to the original site or a new one. A well-done user-guide is also included . . . definitely a must have and a should make a support donation add-on for every Joomla site.
bygwoccmed, February 1, 2009
Ozio Gallery
Check out the demo and you'll see the excellent effects and features - slick, hands down. Installs well Component for one show or add module(s) for multiple (using loadposition). Has good option set for display -although I would like a way to make the tilt table less wobbly. Well done all around. However there are some drawbacks (the reason for holding the last rating star)about which you should be aware - 1)While software is English savvy, the support site is Italian 2)Some of the effects are only available for your photos hosted at Flickr 3) Most effects have a non-removable (either visible or right click) link to the various developers commercial interest. . . . reasonable for the price of free, I suppose.
bygwoccmed, January 22, 2009
Easy install, clean interfaces. Very short learning curve with quick setup including the right options for most purposes. Public or Logged, auto-book or verify, custom notification emails with user-variable embedding, flexible admin defined independent "resources", time slots, block-out dates, lead times, start-stop dates, bookings per slot, etc . . ., appointment specific user defined data collection and validation. Date time select or my favorite Graphic Display of appointment/resource slots available (or not). Configuration options to customize for most fixed appointment applications. Provides verbiage/language control to personalize screen and messages. Limited front end administrative control (e.g. staff) and full back-end control (eg. admmin). Not open source but code provided for custom tweaks. Progressive active improvements (online PayPal coming) A one-man show but support is attentive, experienced, knowledgeable and reasonably patient.

It is a bargain and fills a niche not otherwise well served.