Workforce has a nice clean frontend interface, and individual contact forms for each employee. Each employee has his/her own bio,photo, phone number, fax number, address, email etc. The backend (admin) side of things is nice and clean too. Mostly self explanitory, very easy to navigate, understand and configure. However, this simplicity is a bit of a shortcoming too.
Once setup, you can only choose to display either a single department, a single employee, or the entire staff. Selecting the entire staff is where Work Force falls short. There is no easy way to arrange, the departments or employees in any kind of heirarchy. For example. If you would like to put your companies administration team at the top of the page, with the President first, followed by the Vice-presidents, etc... it can not be done.
There is a brief post on their forums about arranging the departments/employees to your liking, which states is not that difficult if you understand Joomla and php. I'm sure that it could be done fairly easily, but not by me.
Overall Work Force has some strong potential, and may work out of the box for some people. I hope that development continues and more flexibility becomes available. A good job out of the gate for Thinkery, I'm looking forward to future releases though.
Thanks for your review. Sorry you found it confusing to arrange the order of your employees.
However, you certainly can arrange the order of employees as you like. Basically employees of a given department appear in the admin exactly like any normal Joomla objects (menu items, articles etc.)-- just use the arrows or the ordering numbers for a given employee to assign their place within the department list.
The post on the forum you're referring to relates to putting multiple departments on a singe page, which does take a modification to the PHP file and will be improved in future releases.
We will add Captcha, Multilingual Concept and Design Management in our next version of this component. Please wait, it is coming soon.
Uploading photos, and creating galleries (categories) couldn't be easier! I've been using the latest beta for about 30 days and haven't hit any snags yet!
Keep up the excellent work guy!
An very good editor, however I think that its biggest downfall is the lack of a File Manager for files other than .swf.
The only suggestion that I would like to see implemented would be a close link in the window. But, all around this is an excellent plugin!