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byhongkongkev, July 24, 2013
NS Pro
When you want to spread word of your existence, you need to take up the challenge with a newsletter. Although creating a newsletter can be quite a daunting task, NS Pro made it really easy for me as it has helped me to start from scratch and knock out a series of newsletters on a routine basis. NS Pro has always worked for me which is no doubt due to the thoughtful design, clear instructions and exemplary support.
byhongkongkev, February 25, 2013
Rapid Contact
Have been using this wonderful module for almost 3 years in all my websites and after upgrading to a J2.5 YJSG framework template today, it wouldn't send emails but I quickly discovered a simple fix in the forum. I love it when upgrading is so smooth, it is the true measure of this incredibly versatile module.
byhongkongkev, June 6, 2011
Easybook Reloaded
Tried out other guestbooks beforehand but Easybook Reloaded not only worked immediately but it had a nice layout and was highly configurable. I loved the simple captcha system and the email option to selected registered users (Joomla CMS) worked flawlessly. The latest entries module was also a really neat addition; it also had a thoughtful configuration. It's certainly the best Guestbook on the block as far as I'm concerned - keep up the good work Viktor!
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byhongkongkev, October 1, 2010
Easy File Uploader
Tried a few other uploaders and they didn't work; this worked immediately. I wanted users to be able to upload an occasional file without the hassle of logging in. I was easily able to configure a folder, specify a single file type (ZIP) and max size of file that could be uploaded. It would have been nice to have received an email after each upload but this no big deal.
byhongkongkev, June 11, 2010
Phoca Maps
It displays maps fantastically and is likely the simplest to setup up and the best map component for Joomla. For the future, perhaps a variety of small and simple coloured pin and dot type markers could be added to use with wide area maps.
byhongkongkev, June 8, 2010
Akeeba Backup
I backed up my subdomain website (100Mb) and transferred it to a totally new domain in only 30 minutes without any problem; everything worked flawlessly and I didn't even read the manual since the instructions provided were so thoughtful and clear. I had previously spent countless hours unsuccessfully using another (Xpletive removed) commercial ($50) backup/restore component.
byhongkongkev, October 8, 2009
mavik Thumbnails
It worked immediately and is perfect for allowing quick and easy adjustment to the size of thumbnails and then zooming as required. This is definitely a 'should try first' extension. Pity the demo button takes you to the website which is in Russian; I couldn't figure out where or what I should be clicking to see the demo in action and was initially reluctant to use it!