Before writing this review we invited the publishers to work with us to troubleshoot the problem, as a socially responsible measure, in order to avoid similar difficulties for others, without sucess. We also consulted with SobiPro development (SigSiu) who indicate conflics are due to libraries other than those included in SobiPro or Joomla are used.
You may consider that in at least one case, upon publishing this extension, both the front-end and the back-end of a Joomla 2.5 site with the latest version of SobiPro became unavailable. Only through a full restore of the site files and databases was it possible to overcome the situation.
We reccomend care: A full backup before installing or publishing this extension.
The review is not based in the product.
The user contacted us asking for support about other product.
It's always a good advice to have an up to date backup, and test new software in a development environment.
The rest of the review is not right.
I looked for other solutions for days, this time around, because I had done so months before. Tried Superfish and Extended Menu, but could't figure out the CSS template and other (java) supposedly simple programming needed. I just wanted my already prepared Joomla menu with three tiers of sub-items to go up in the standard horizontal navigation bar at top (user3) with the top menu and drop down menus. Installed, pointed to my main menu and voila.
I tend to look for solutions that are simple and easy. My site is all standard Joomla, rhuk-milkiway template, though with many extensions like this one. Now I have a great three tier menu system running. It's a good example of this: www.ayudamutua.org This is not a commercial site. Just a spanish language self-help group NGO site, so I hope it's OK to add the site here as an example for others of this menu system.
Now I will go to Ari site forum to ask for help with some very minor changes to make it look better, like having all sub menus equal width and the bar fit the pill endings in height.
I definitely reccomend this. Works great out of the box, fine in IE and Firefox as far as I can see. Many thanks to the developers. Will be making my donation. Hope this review helps others.