In addition, the customer service and support is also on point. I do have ONE concern... otherwise I would have rated this component at (5). SO THIS IS MY BUT...
At the end of the 12 month subscription, you will literally have to purchase this component again to update it. While the price is reasonable, this is a hassle for me for me personally. In addition, it means that you will have to pay for the component "like new" each year. If you plan to use this program for as long as it is in development, that could add up over time.
I am by no means complaining about the cost. I am, however, saying that I WOULD RATHER pay more upfront or choose an ADD-ON subscription, than go through this process each year. So, this is my BUT and MY ONLY CONCERN.
When looking at the other components out there, this one wins in the EASY TO USE department and CUSTOMER SERVICE.
It worked PERFECTLY after I got everything configured on my deeply complicated website.
My only concern is that after the 12-month support period, I could not find any details on how to RENEW the subscription.
It seems that the only option available to me is to purchase the component again. While I don't mind doing this for the price, I would much rather have some additional options available like extending the subscription through the purchase of upgrades.
Right now, after just over a year of extensive use my version and plugins have become extremely buggy. I suggest contacting the company to find out how renewal works or even if this is an option. And for the company, I think it would be a good idea to post info on how that part of it works in a visible place on the website.
Again, this is a wonderful product - hands down. Be aware, however, that you could end up paying for it multiple times over which isn't cool if you really like it, and plan to use it as long as they keep developing it. Personally, I'd rather pay for upgrades after one year and perhaps have additional subscription options than keep purchasing and configuring software every 12 months.Currently, support lasts six months after purchase and you get upgrades for a year.
My appologies for the lack of support. I am the only developer for PrayerCenter. I am currently serving in the missions field. I have little time/access to offer any kind of support but hope to soon. We will see what the future holds. If you would send me a detailed email through the website, I will try to find you a solution to your issue, time permitting. God bless!
I also want to add that while I can manage my Joomla website and a couple of others, I am not coder or someone who has expert knowledge of Joomla. I do just enough to not be ignorant... and not mess things up to much. With that said, "Setting up and using this PMS was a breeze." I wouldn't look any further than RIGHT HERE. GOOD JOB!!! Keep up the good work.
For me, it was like icing on the cake from the front page of my website. After extensive trouble shooting, I simply had to make a decision to stop using it after a suitable solution to resolve the number of conflicts could not be found.
Everything we did only offered a temporary fix. Anyway, I had to come in say GREAT JOB! If I didn't desperately need to other two components to perform some core functions, I would have stayed faithful...
In all fairness, it was just one of those quirky things... that happen...
It took me all of 30 minutes after buying, purchasing and installing to get a short demo up for my students. SIMPLE is what I needed, and SIMPLE is what I got. Period. Best of all, it "self grades."
I want to thank you for such a wonderful, hassle free job. I only have two things I would suggest... and this is based on my limited knowledge of Joomla:
1. Enable further customization with user groups. I wasn't able to select the specific groups I've created in Joomla 1.7. It could just be "ME" and my limited understanding of how this works. That's why I still gave this component the highest possible rating.
2. The layout in my admin menu was jumbled together. So, I couldn't really see the instructions for the options available to me. But again, I might have some off settings in my browser or something. I was STILL ABLE to figure out what was going on though because of the NEAT ADDITION of inserting the sample text.
GREAT JOB! I'm sure I will purchase more extensions from this company in the future. Thank you for KEEPING IT SIMPLE... AND keeping your costs beyond reasonable. Great extension....
Hello. Thank you for this great review.
I would be happy to help you with the issues you have in the Question View, as I'm aware of that problem, but haven't been able to reproduce until now.
Thank you also for the suggestion about the user-groups. You are right, that is not implemented as SimpleQuiz was originally for 1.5, not including the new ACL features.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to help you further on.
Thank you again.
Thanks!!! It's reviews like this that keep me going!!!