The extension, while easy to use in the past, has gotten even more intuitive. As an additional bonus, it REALLY runs FAST!!! The back-end admin panel just blazes through adding vehicles, even when uploading 6 large images with each. I cannot say whether this is all because of advancements with RD-Autos or partly because of the newest Joomla framework, but the results are astounding!
I found the default extension styling (front-end) to be clean, crisp and professional. Like the admin area, the front-end runs extremely fast. The image processing being used (for vehicle photos) produces great quality shots while keeping file size to a minimum. SO nice to see a developer just build this in from the get-go - Robert knows his customers and he designs the system to JUST WORK.
As I found in the past, the support is outstanding. Not only are the responses fast and helpful, Robert is ALWAYS courteous. Anyone that has spent enough time in Joomla knows that's not always the case.
In short, this is an exceptional extension backed by incredible support. Thanks, Robert!
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About that aroma: do remember to update this extension regularly, as the smell does dissipate and can even turn into a sour fishy odor.
And that can repel beautiful women.
And, as usual, the support by Douglas is outstanding. I found one small display error (under IE9) and Douglas had a fix to me in less than an hour. I can't be more pleased with his extensions and support!!!
That's exactly what JoomlaPraise has done here. Anyone that has worked in Joomla long enough with SEF knows what a pain it is to obtain real URLs on pages. This little gem makes it absurdly easy to find the actual URL of any page on your site, regardless of the SEF solution you are using.
Many, many thanks to JP for this much needed extension!!!!
Anyone who has worked in Joomla for any length of time knows there are just some extensions you cannot live without. ChronoForms is one of those for me. I will not go into a lot of detail here, but I will say that if you need forms of ANY kind on your site, this is THE extension you need. Do not even bother with anything else you may find on the JED.
Why do I say this? First, the extension is, out of the box, extremely configurable and flexible. Second, and more importantly, the support is simply out of this world. I don't even think Bob sleeps!! Questions are answered quickly and thoroughly, and with no trace of arrogance or frustration. Max and Bob KNOW how to treat their customers.
I cannot say enough about my experience with ChronoForms. Try it and you will see. And, please, consider purchasing a subscription so that this product can continue to evolve!
Within minutes of installing, I was generating sortable tables, bar charts, pie charts, and progress bars based on my stored data. The Artetics website is absolutely LOADED with real-world examples of uses for this product. I was able to easily locate the code for exactly what I needed to do, and it worked flawlessly! No matter what I threw at the extension it simply worked as I expected.
However, like any piece of software, what really makes or breaks an extension is the support. I have to say that after 5 years working in Joomla, I have rarely found support as good as provided by Artetics. First of all, their forum is constantly monitored. The admins give answers which are thorough, and offer complete solutions for the question. I had a question about use of the ArtBar plugin for ArtData, and in less than 40 minutes I had a complete workable solution. To me, that is extraordinary support!! Just take a look at their forum and see how many unanswered posts there are. You will not find many, and they won't last long. These guys are on the ball!
This is the first extension I have purchased from Artetics, and I have decided it will certainly NOT be the last. Support like this is invaluable to me, and I have become a believer in ArtData and Artetics. Great work, guys!!
I have never once had to ask for support from NoNumber from ANY extension of theirs that I have used. They use clean, efficient, well-documented and easy-to-follow code. If every developer on the JED produced extensions like this, building sites in Joomla would be a piece of cake! Great job by NoNumber on this extension!!!
Even better than the extension is the support from the developer. Caleb is right there to answer questions, which is rare - even for commercial or paid extensions.
I had used SIR from JoomlaWorks for years, but I have now found its replacement - CN Photos is a perfect fit for my needs. Great job, Caleb!!!
Thank you very much for your feedbacks!
I happened to stumble on HiksShop and was initially impressed with the high praise found on the JED reviews. I decided to give it a try, so I downloaded and installed the free version on my site. I had LOTS of questions about functions available, and needs I had, relating to the Business edition of HikaShop. All of my pre-sale questions were answered promptly by Nicolas in the forums. Within 2 days I purchased a license for the Business edition, and I could not be happier with that decision.
HikaShop is incredibly feature-rich, and has been able to handle anything I've thrown at it. I have it up and running on a Joomla 1.6 site, and it works like a charm. Unlike many developers who purport to have J1.6 versions available, this one actually fully utilizes the new ACL features in nearly every regard. Kudos to the development team for that! Incidentally, there are some developers of HikaShop who also work at developing Acymailing, so for anyone that has worked with that product, I will tell you that you are dealing with a similarly robust and well-written extension here.
The absolute BEST thing about HiksShop is the support. It seems these guys never sleep! No matter when I submit a question in the forums I get a prompt reply. No matter how trivial my questions have been (and I know I've asked some pretty bad ones), Nicolas responds politely and thoroughly answers the question. In fact, when I have asked questions about a function I would like to have, Nicolas has time and time again gone above and beyond by actually telling me what code to insert in what file to do what I want! How many other developers out there will take that step without even asking? Not many!
For those of you that like to dig into the code to make changes yourself, this extension is a DREAM to work with. The code is clean, logical and well documented. The extension runs amazingly fast and easily fit with the Yootheme template I am using. Oh, and I must mention that the integration between HikaShop and Acymailing is phenomenal. Do yourself a favor and buy both!!!!
In short, this is a fantastic product with unbelievable support. Look no further when you need a robust, well-supported and feature-rich storefront.
Right from the start, I was impressed with the response times I saw in the forums. And not just from other users, mind you - from the development team themselves. This was extremely important to me. I have found this same level of response once I purchased a subscription. The entire crew is extremely helpful, and I never felt degraded when I made stupid mistakes. A+ support!
Unlike VM, this extension played perfectly with the RocketTheme template being used. No issues at all, and it fit right in like a glove!
The administrative control panel is clean and well designed, something that is definitely lacking in VM. The layout is intuitive and well planned, making it easy for a webstore novice like me to get my site running.
The extension is very feature-rich, including coupons, vouchers, a robust shipping system, gift cards, shopping groups - the list goes on and on.
I did hit some snags along the way, but the team was right there to help me - even logging in to my site and correcting mistakes I had made. I cannot express how completely happy I am with the decision I made to purchase redShop. It comes very, very highly recommended!!!!
Then I stumbled upon Contacts Enhanced. I looked at the demos and decided to buy the extension. I could not be happier with the purchase!
First of all, there is integrated Google mapping, built on the 3rd generation Google API (no key required!). And the display of the map within the contact form looks incredible. Time and care was taken to ensure the map looked good, and wasn't just inserted as an afterthought.
The next powerful feature is the ability to add custom fields to your contact forms. Not only this, but Douglas took the next logical step by allowing you to designate fields based on the contact category! What does this mean for you? It means you can use this extension for FAR more than just a basic contact page. Douglas has included most of the field types you would want or need.
Another bonus is the ability to create custom HTML or plain text email confirmations - again based on contact category. So I can have one nicely formatted HTML thank-you email go out to the submitter of the form for one type of contact, and a completely different one for other contact types. Get in and play around with this and you will see what a fantastic feature this is!
Better than all of these, however, is the support from Douglas. I posted a feature request in his forum, looking for a Contacts Enhanced advlink plugin for JCE. In less than 2 hours Douglas had emailed me the plugin for me to test, and told me to donate to him if I wished! Amazing service!!!
Please, if you are struggling with other contact extensions on the JED, stop wasting your time. Buy this extension and you will NOT be sorry you did. It is WELL worth the money!!