However, what made me turn away from it, and what is NOT tolerable, is the absolutely horrid support. They have a few helpful mods, but for the most part, the majority are worthless.
And if I had to point to one single reason for me migrating my company from Kunena to Agora, it would be because of the support moderator named 'Sozzled'. His arrogant, brash, condescending attitude turned me away. I realize it's a non-commercial component, but that doesn't give them the right to treat people horribly... and they do.
Like I said, Kunena itself is not bad, but the support is where you'll find yourself standing all alone. Overall, support is important, and the Kunena team does very poorly in this area. Run, don't walk away from Kunena!! A MUCH better option is 'Discussions' or 'Ninja Board'. Kunena just isn't worth the hassle anymore.
But I can absolutely attest to what the other person said about the installation. The installer package definitely is messed up. I tried to install and it only did the component, no plugins or mods. So I unpacked it then repacked it, then it installed.
As it is, it will not install properly. Thanks to developer for a taking over a good system and making it better, but please do fix the installer so nobody else gets this problem.
Did just deploy the 2.5.5 5 minutes ago, so far tested on multiple instance linux, windows with or without any previous install, and no problems found so far
But the worst thing is the hidden backlink to the author's website. The link is surrounded by the author's keywords. Terrible for SEO since your site WILL get penalized for any hidden link. It's unethical and should not be there. The author doesn't even tell you about it (unless I missed it).
Everyone should avoid this one as there are many very good mods like this out there... one's that don't try to fool you and cause your site to be hit with penalties from Google.
Terrible... just terrible!!!
As mentioned in my responses below. There was a small bug in the code for the RSS Feed link. It has been resolved in the new release. As far as the link, the intent was not to fool anyone, many FREE extensions include links back to their website, however, the new release provides an option to disable it properly from the module manager.
Once again, if you ever have an issue with one of our extensions, please contact our support team so it can be resolved right away.
Never-the-less, the plugin works fantastic in everything except for IE. But honestly, I'm tired of spending SO MUCH TIME fixing every little thing just for Internet Explorer that I don't care anymore.
I'm using this great plugin anyway! Great job devs!!!
Oh yeah: It does display ads in the backend... but so what? Only admins see it and it's NO big deal!
Kudos to the developer. This is a truly great piece of work!
I guess my big complaint is that, with it being so difficult to understand, there's strangely a lack of solid documentation. Sure, there's some vague FAQ's and a forum, but one would expect a step by step simple guide to getting started, like a walk-through on creating basic things, like items, cats, etc. In fact, I think that, with as extensive as it is, there should be a simple one paragraph guide to setting up the first content items as a built-in help section.
Maybe I missed it, but I don't think so. So really the lack of "Good" documentation and tutorials is my major complaint. It could be a bit more user friendly too.
On the plus side, I think once you spend some considerable amount of time figuring it out, it will be extremely powerful.
Too many downsides which outweighed the benefits (what little I actually saw).
In all honesty, it does little more than Joomla's standard sef.
But the downside is that support is poor. Yeah, the forums are large, but actual clear-cut answers are scarce. I'm STILL dealing with the "...totals do not match order amounts" error, which is extremely frustrating. Also, adding additional modules are a HUGE pain. It needs it's own integrated installer, like Community Builder.
Gonna be trying others since nobody seems to know why this error is being thrown, nor does anyone have a solution for it.
But, there is one disadvantage: There's no option to limit text shown in the module. For example, I have the mod in my right sidebar. Recently a client left a long testimonial and the entire thing was displayed in the sidebar. So there's this really long text in the sidebar from top to bottom. If you could control that, it would be the perfect testimonial component. I'd like to be able to show, say, only the first 30 characters of the testimonial. If you enable 3 in the sidebar, you'll have a very long block of sidebar text that just doesn't look good.
But this is my only complaint. I hope the developer will fix this... because I would quickly go back to it. Still, it's a really good extension!
Thanks for your review. Just to let you know we can certainly add in this feature to the next version as soon as possible. This will be done shortly.
Ninja RSS Syndicator does the job... and then some! Creating the feeds are SUPER EASY. ANd yes, the specific cat/sec works fine for me. I love that it offers great flexibility, so I can create super custom feeds for each page. And to top it all off, you can customize the RSS button, which is awesome!
Overall, there's not one single fault with this component. It installs easily and quickly, works without fail, does exactly what it says... and offers a world of options and customizations. You simply can't go wrong with this jewel!
Kudos to Ninja Forge!
If you need a good portfolio component, you can't find a better one that DigiFolio! It rocks!
Great job developers!
Unfortunately, because of the existence of Internet Explorer, I had to remove it. Even though I totally hate IE, it's still the most popular browser.
So to sum it up: this is a problem with Internet Explorer and not the plugin's fault. But others I've used are compatible with IE... so I really don't know where the bug lies. Either way, it does what it says in Firefox, so I still give it 5 stars.
I can't believe I missed this one! It's perfect!!!
K2 does have a little learning curve when compared to Drupal's CCK, but nothing major. You have to learn all extensions, right? Anyway, it does what I needed. Installs perfectly. Setup and config isn't terribly difficult and the results are fantastic.
I could go into deep details, but why? Let me just assure you that if you're looking for the best CCK mod, especially if you've used Drupal's awesome CCK, then K2 will make you smile!
Way to go JoomlaWorks!!!
First off, the developers have done a great job... and they always do with just about everything they do.
Some people say it breaks JoomGallery: Not with me. Had no effect on it at all.
Some say it doesn't work it IE: That's total bull. It works perfect in Internet Explorer.
Some say "Good luck getting it to work out of the box":
I say that if you know how to install a Joomla! extension, then it will work. I have lots of extensions installed, some of which use Ajax and Mootools, and the only problem I ever had is wi=hen using the Wibiya toolbar. And since there's other good toolbars, I switched to another and no problems. For me, it worked perfectly out of the box.
I really think a lot of these problems people complain about is actually a result of their lack of Joomla! knowledge.
RokAjaxSearch is one of the few extensions that I will NEVER be without. Again, to me, it's simply perfect!
Thanks Rocket Team!
Now here's my big problem with CD extensions:
Almost all require the Scripto plugin. And that's fine... but it takes you about 7 or 8 clicks to different pages before you can finally download it. In my opinion, if all of their extensions require it, then why not bundle each extension with it? Makes perfect sense to me. It's just such a pain to get to what you need.
In the end, this just isn't ready for release. Too many bugs to work out. Since it interfered with my RokAjax search, I had to uninstall and go with another solution.
Installed in seconds and in less than five minutes, I had it customized and had guestbooks and menu links up and running.
I needed just a simple, reliable guestbook and got that and more with Phoca Guestbook. Nice customizable parameters and can set the background, border and font colors without having to hack the css: wonderful idea!
This is a true gem and if you need a guestbook, you'd be crazy to go with anything else.
Awesome job, Phoca! Thank you for making such a great component.
Now I'm gonna go grab some more Phoca stuff!
But I hacked and fixed it. One reviewer gave a solution to this, but this is not correct. I can't post the codes here so I'll have to do it at the publisher's website. So if you need the codes to add the registration and forgotten credentials, check there.
Overall, good job.
On the high side, the stars look very good on my black background!