If you already use K2, an no brainer. Just add products, then the products will display in a K2 Content module. I bought the Paypal payment plugin.
For some reason, one of my products did not work at first. Ramesh provided quick support, and the problem mysteriously cleared.
A couple of little issues: Only one shipping method, the default Add to Carti is an ugly red, the CSS needs tweaking.
Overall, though, given how tough e-commerce can be to get right, this is good stuff, and I understand that new shipping methods are coming.
This seems to be a one person effort, and Stephane is doing a great job. As others have noted, he's very responsive to support requests, and building up a FAQ.
The documentation is a work in progress. It sounds like the Joomfish docs should be helpful, because Falang is strongly patterned after Joomfish, but I did not find those docs helpful, I think because the differences between 1.5 and 1.7 multi-lang made it confusing for me.
So, after a little struggle, I have Falang working on a test site. It appears to me that:
-You have to install the Joomla lang packs for your target languages
-You have to make multiple menu items and associate them under Association in the parameters, so that Joomla knows that they are equivalent
Then, you can use Falang to track the completion of your translations, which are missing, and once they are no longer missing, which are good enough to be published.
A stable version is expected very soon.
I am also expecting to start a project which will make it easier to use automated translations as as starting point for the Falang multi-lang versions of articles.
I am using Access to do ODBC queries from a Drupal database, 4 table joins with multiple conditions, and a few functions to convert datestamps and other fun, pumping CSVs through this tool- works great! If I am not perfectly clear, this can be a very handy tool for doing Drupal to Joomla conversions ;)
Smart, and a good example for Joomla - using the excellent work on mtwMigrator as a base. Beats re-inventing the wheel. I used mtw a bunch of times, and it's great.
I emailed from the authors' site via Contact Us and received a speedy reply.
I made a couple of suggestions about assigning categories and putting the articles into introtext rather than fulltext to provide more immediate success.
I guess it requires a little, tiny bit of literacy about database connections...sorry for the noobs. But most of it can be found in the config files of WP. OR, you could move the db to the "localhost", and install it using PHPMyAdmin or some other tool. That would avoid needing to know the remote db credentials, at least.
For those who understand, support these people, because next thing they do might be a D****** importer :)
I would give it a 4, normally, but based on support, history (mtw), and potential as a multi-spoke importer for J!, a 5 seems right.
Be aware that you can't just rush over to MailChimp and see the new subscriber. MailChimp now sends out a confirmation email. Took about 15 minutes in my test.
We're glad you agree!
Bear in mind the confirmation email is a default security measure MailChimp has to ensure new subscribers are indeed of humanoid form.
Even my novice users understand spreadsheets. They LOVE Content Uploader Pro, and giving them a quick way to create content makes them very happy, which is good for business.
If you are moving a site, use any of the many data extraction programs to grab the contents of the existing site, and load it into Joomla almost instantly.
Whether you are building for yourself or clients, you'll want to send the author gifts- Highly recommended.
Being able to capture data to the database is great, as is having 5 different CAPTCHAs, including Mathematical, which is my favorite.
Price is low, flexibility is high, and support is excellent. I was even fortunate enough to get a very fast fix on a weekend, but they are not usually working...
Much easier to use than prior forms components I have tried.
I have used DT Register extensively for the past year or so, and it has not been fun...only for lack of other options in a calendar/registration system. I lost almost a whole day when DTR released a bad update, and I was overly trusting.
There are inherent problems with using two fragile components together anyway.
I was just read with care the JCalPro site, regarding their new I'll Be There, and there are only the vaguest plans for the two to be integrated.
JHRSVP seems to be in perpetual beta.
So, I would tend to give RegPro a "very good". But because nobody else, as far as I can tell based on substantial experience, delivers the breadth of functionality with high quality implementation, I have to consider it "Excellent".
Yeah, wouldn't it be great if everything were free? I don't have any problem with the price, because I bought a bunch of licenses when Joomla Showroom was having a sale. I find the Support to be very responsive. I love the couponing, the multiple pricing options, and the add-on options. I am going to be sticking with RegPro. In fact if someone is selling event tickets, and can't afford $100 or so, I am going to take a pass on the project...so RegPro is helping me select better clients. Gotta love it!
Then, all you have to do is put your API key into the Plugin, and it should work, you'll have a map of Europe.
From there on, in 1.5, you can just remove all the parameters, and configure it from the back end without hacking code.
Very cool. Must have, I think...