I just had 2 glitches which have nothing to do with J2XMA. First, I had one article that was just a bunch of pictures, several megs total, and it messed up the process until I excluded that article. (I copied this one article manually.) Second was that a number of Joomla 1.5 articles had the same Alias. It took me a while to figure out why those articles weren't imported. When I finally noticed what was happening, I just made all of the Aliases different and it worked. It was still an easier option than copying each article.
I highly recommend this product.
My reservation is that as quickly as it started working, it might stop. It seems to be an issue with the communication with Google. Also, if Google should change something, I could be left scrambling to get it fixed. I love the concept of being able to use one plugin to display multiple types of documents, but will probably look for something else.
I wanted to replace the Joomla Web Links component because URL's of links are not visible to search engines or other link exchange submissions. JV-LE solves that problem.
The only thing I wish it did is to allow manual ordering of categories and links. The author's site provides an edit to allow alphabetical ordering instead of the default.
Thanks for a great free component!
I use it on the home page of a site to draw attention to articles. The content column looked a bit crowded, so I edited the style.css file to change the font size and alignment, and set the line height. At less than $10US, it's a good value.
I've been using Joomla for years now, have built several sites from scratch, and actively manage three.
The purchase price of $7 makes it a great value. For me, the big price was in the time it took me to get my form up and running. It was a large form - 19 text fields, 5 select drop-downs, 7 static fields, and a submit button. It took all day. The result looks great, but I would settle for something that looks canned if it were less time consuming but functional. Someone with more experience than me might not feel that way.
Be sure to watch the videos. I would never have gotten it to work without that. I searched the forum for the solution to one problem and never found it, but finally figured out what I had done wrong. Since then, it has worked perfectly.