The Joomla! Extensions Directory ™


byjpschwartz, December 12, 2012
I've made OSContent a standard part of my Joomla install. For sites with more than a little content, it saves a bundle of time. The way it can also create a menu item while it creates an article is a big plus.
byjpschwartz, November 4, 2011
MP3 Browser
This is a lovely extension that suffers, as others have noted, from difficulties with downloading the mp3 files (clicking opens another window, whereupon the user has to right-click to download the file). Another reviewer has suggested a fix (adding code to the vhost directory). Linux hosting users can get the same benefit by inserting the following code by creating a file named .htaccess
ForceType application/octet-stream
Header set Content-Disposition attachment

Then upload the .htaccess file into your directory that contains the audio files. This will force files in that directory to download when the MP3Browser download icon is clicked.
byjpschwartz, September 16, 2011
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
DT Register
I've used DT Register on about a half dozen commercial sites, and I'm convinced that I made a good decision in going with it.

* Very comprehensive
* Easily customizable
* Numerous payment options, including PayPal Pro!
* Handles complex fee considerations
* Nathan provides very good support
* While it's not exactly cheap ($75), it's a LOT of component for the money, especially for a component that you're trusting for ecommerce.
* YouTube training videos.

* There's a significant learning curve for this component.
* While version 2.7.9 is stable, earlier versions of 2.7.x had enough bugs to be problematic. Make sure you check the vendor's site regularly for upgrades.

Overall, if you have events that require complex registration forms, DT Register is the only way to go.
byjpschwartz, September 4, 2007
VirtueMart is clearly a feature-packed component and the only serious e-commerce game in town for Joomla website developers.

The problem is learning how to configure it to your particular needs. The documentation and online support is woefully inadequate. The forum badly needs a team of heroes to respond to the many unanswered questions (questions that ought to be answered in FAQs or docs).

To make matters worse, the website has been agonizingly slow lately.

If you're looking for an example of third-party Joomla extensions that could benefit from going commercial, you need look no farther than VirtueMart.