As others have stated, the template designs are really poor. That being said, they are better then most - because the others are horrendous. That is probably why the RSJoomla team hasn't improved them, which is sad.
No ability to create tags to sort events, they allow multiple categories, but won't let you sort of them once you do. They calendar won't display the color codes correctly if you use multiple categories.
No ability to use smarty code to fix the horrible php coding they use.
No integration with sh404SEF or any other SEF. End up with terrible URL's
The potential here is tantalizing, but at the end of the day, I wouldn't recommend it.
The review talks about RSEvents!, not about RSEvents!Pro, but unfortunately we cannot remove it due to JED regulations.
I liked the easyblog component, it works very well, but it doesn't use the standard Joomla Section/Category jos_content tables, which makes it very clunky.
You can't easily link between articles and blog posts, the image manager function doesn't work the same way..
Its almost like a completely separate website.. if you do everything through easyblog, you'll be find, but if you are trying to mix the two, its a nightmare.
Thank you for your feedbacks and I greatly appreciate your concerns. I have to agree that we don't actually use Joomla tables for storage but it could eventually pose a larger problem having it stored in Joomla's article / category or section tables since there is really no way of manipulating the links in Joomla.
We do actually have a built in article linking between EasyBlog blogs and also Joomla articles. It allows you to search and link articles in EasyBlog easily.
Again, I really appreciate your feedbacks and we will definitely look into a separate storage option.
This module worked right out of the box, everything installed like it should, all the documentation on the developers website was spot on.
We did run into a problem with a conflict between our template and the jquery this module uses which resulted in the scratch off square off square not being placed directly over the image. It was off by about 10 to 15 pixels.. Haven't been able to fix it, so we just positioned the coupon code so that it is still hidden and rolled with it.
Might work fine in your template.
Displaying a product on the front end is as easy as publishing a joomla menu:
It's too bad you didn't ask us on our forum, we would have answered your questions.
If you are thinking about downloading this extension, consider this your fair warning. Although they claim that this is an FREE, Non-Commercial e-commerce extension, its actually just a bait-and-switch/trick-a-roo to get you to invest a lot of time into setting it up only to discover that you can't actually use it unless you purchase a payment plug-in. They do not mention this in the script description nor on their website, making it look like it really is GPL open source.
Its really quite sad, because the extension works very well (at least up and until you try and actually purchase something) when you discover you need the playment plug-in.
I don't know if it actually works, hence I can not rate it any higher then a 2.
Thank you for the review.
1. It is a free extension. We need to have a some form of revenue to keep its development going on. So we have to sell the Payment Plugins.
Besides, many users do not want a payment integration. Plus we are not collecting huge amount. Just USD 10 for the plugin.
2. GPL does not mean that everything is free. Please have a look at the GPL licence at its website.
3. You do not need a lot of time to set up. You can get this add on up and running in just a few minutes.
4. It is clearly mentioned in the website that you can buy a payment plugin. It is not mandatory, however. All Plugins are GPL licenced.
If you are a content management site and post a lot of news or get news from a lot of sources, this is the best extension I have ever seen.
This has made my life as a publisher so much better, I can't hardly even put in words.
Great Job Stan.. Great Job.