Confusing documentation (2 different ways to install - one breaks your template, the other doesn't work as expected)
KISS principle not followed making this confusing for potential visitors to use = no use = waste of time having it there.
It's free to use, yes, but not unlimited tool bars (couldn't find how many is NOT unlimited). $99 a year price tag to, basically, remove their logo and have unlimited toolbars is lala-land stuff.
Yes, look through it and you'll see "Import" but that's wrong and relates to English as a second language (I assume). "Import" allows you to "export" BF articles to make them regular Joomla articles (guess it has some use). But there is no way to really import anything into BF.
So, if you have an existing site, with many posts, be prepared to manually add every post to BF to make it functional. IMHO, this is a fatal flaw. I asked about import and was told "...it's not implemented in this version..." No thank you, no "we're looking into it", no "gee, that's a good idea".
Having said that, for a new site or a revamp of one which doesn't have a blog, BF would be a great component. Powerful features and reasonably intuitive even without reading the dox. If they put in a proper import of Joomla articles I would give it 5 stars.
I gave it a good as opposed to excellent as it's so complex that customization for non-programmers is difficult. All files that you need to customize can be accessed via the dashboard where changes are saved elsewhere so retained on updated/upgrades - this is very important! Don't edit via FTP or locally - only through the dashboard. However, any given page is made up of multiple files so figuring out which file holds the code you want to edit isn't always easy and there's no road map to follow.
The interface is sometimes confusing with editing of php files in one place and css elsewhere, for example. Getting my head around variants and options was tough and I'm still not 100% on it.
Support is pretty fast and reasonably good, though I felt, at times, not being a programmer hindered me from understanding what they said.
Bottom line is that this is a powerful shopping system with add ons like Hika Market (for front end access - I also used this), but a caution for non-programmers that this is a big mouthful to bite off if straight out of the box is not what you want.
Developer's site is sorely lacking too. Try clicking on Contact us - I find that he/she is the "Owner of the fruit shop" - very helpful, but NO contact info.
The service is even better though. I had a problem/request. Within a few hours Bob had added code and sent a revised version. Thanks Bob - someone who understands decent business practices!!
Uploaded the site to the live server and everything is broken. Wasted 1/2 hour more trying to make it work. I think much of the problem is the author's penchant for absolute paths throughout the component. A recipe for chaos after moving a site.
Would never recommend or try again. Had to delete it off the live site and install an alternative. A time waster.
I'm sorry you had problems. A lot of effort has gone into ensuring that a new installation of Remository will work immediately - and this seems to have paid off in the opinion of a number of reviewers.
Absolute paths are not used on a whim - they are used because they do not restrict the user to placing the file repository within the document root - it can be placed absolutely anywhere that can be specified by a legal path. Also, if you stick with the default of storing files in the database, migration requires only the transfer of the DB tables.
There is a brief Remository FAQ that describes exactly how to handle site migration, which should only take a few minutes to implement.
No it's not a super powerful, whizz-bang extension, but it is EXACTLY what the author claims - a very simple image rotator.
A pity that other reviewers didn't read the preamble that said it works only with same sized images and then gave it 1 star because it didn't do resizing or keep ratios the same...
Well done Jesus! Great lightweight entrant!
I'm not sure who everyone else was speaking to, but the "support" I got was very, very sad. I've had support tens times as good on free extensions. Telling a customer, who asks how a picture can be inserted in the background, that "This is rather standard HTML and CSS usage, not something that is specific to RSform!Pro" Thanks......
RSForm! Pro does far more than basic forms, as proven by the built-in features (multipage forms, conditional fields, dynamic field validations, 3rd party integrations, embedding PHP code etc).
Even though we do not provide HTML, CSS or any kind of code-oriented training (as specified in our Support Policy) we do try to do our best in helping out customers, even going the extra mile. I'm sorry that you felt this way and chose to leave this review without even trying to look at the articles and examples we've provided you with.
It's a good calendar tool, though it has some display issues where the available room for it is small (it does not display well in a 600px space - there are overlaps). I had a 1000px wide site with 2 200px sidebars and it couldn't handle it. However, I selected not to display the right side bar and it displays well at 800px.
Support is generally good, though I have experienced a few unanswered emails. But a big kudos to them, when I complained about it Jtag really got onto it and made it right.
For it's purpose, this could become #1 with the addition of a couple of items - the most pressing, IMHO, is emailing a user when they register to confirm details and sending a copy to the admin.
This was an easy install, worked perfectly first time, and I had no issues.
Would love to have seen more of this is J! 1.7, but this little mod helps a lot!
It's a powerful extension, but easy to learn and understand. Phoca was a nightmare trying to get into the dev's head and figure out what he was thinking. Ignite was logical and well thought out. The online dox were a little thin given the amount of options, but they were all pretty self-explanatory. If anything, for me, tool tips in the back end would be all I would change.
First gallery took longer to upload than Ignite did to set up. Brilliant!
Would just like to know how to get the 2 lines above and below the links as shown in the demo. Other than that it's still a 5*!
You can get the lines with simple css styling. The navigation links are placed within a table with the css class "pagenav". Just add the following lines to your Joomla template's css file:
border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
margin: 1em 0;
You can do even more styling for the next and prev link texts by modifying the css classes "pagenav_prev" and "pagenav_next".
But we had a problem where the tab was appearing in the "Add an image" dialog box. I added some code as specified by Dan, the dev. It didn't work, so he logged into the site and spent considerable time fixing it. Turned out to be a problem with the Artisteer template. Thanks Dan, you're the man! Couldn't ask for better help and support. Wish all devs were like this.