Since its first release many features have been added supporting the really complicated different shippings all around the world.
The plugin keeps getting updated and fixed when needed and is still the best option out there, a must for a VM2 store.
Is well known that at VM there are awesome programmers and terrible templaters.
The default checkout is non intuitive for customers, full of redirections, buttons and windows that can easily confuse users.
Stan with this component solved all those issues and creates a real one page checkout which looks outstanding.
The fixes are constant, updates keep improving the system and adding options.
There are more than 4 different styles to choose from and now even responsive.
The developer is really friendly, professional an always improving the system so the money for it is really well worth it.
Actually at the moment of the review is the only updated module that works at the sidebar with the new twitter API. Just create your widget ID at twitter and paste the number inside the module.
It even works perfectly for multilingual shops changing the language automatically so thanks for that.
Only missing the option to choose how many tweets to show.
The design is really nice and it works.
Had a problem after the installation which was cause by my own settings in Joomla and got the solution by mail in a few hours.
Thank you very much for your nice review,willx.We are happy that you like our extensions. All the best!
Jan really works hard on this component and now is a really professional invoice system. I'll say the best, and I have tried a few before this one. The support on the forum although is not super fast is more than decent and you will always get an answer. Lately our little requests have been implemented in a matter of days and the layout of the Invoice is really good.
The only thing I miss is an option to extract reports of users by user groups.
Hi willx, in our latest release v1.4 we have included the "Shopper Groups" report area. Thank you for your feedback.
The only real "free" solution together with VM.
Would be great if they added an option to add Tax on the price displayed.
Shares the good and bad thing of VM, too similar to this one.
Note: Your demo site is not doing any favour to this component, looks much better on a nicer template with a bit more of work.
You can add news in 1 minute writing them directly on the module.
On the other hand the lack of adding articles by choosing Category or Section is a problem as you can't save articles, publish or unpublish them.
With this option the module would be perfect.
Thank you for your suggestion.
Although the author has done a good effort in documentation, the explanations are not clear or simple at all.
I'm still trying to figure out how to add custom titles and descriptions per images, and I have read everything.
Each item is explained but you dont have clear examples using all the code, and this will make people mad trying to figure out how to achieve this.
Although the plugin is excelent it would be great to have different styles for thumbnails and a different way of showing the slideshow.
I had an issue with shipping costs that had to be solved by a programmer aside of the project, sadly this is the case for many others.
I find really ironic how people claim their forum is alive... in a sense is true. Is alive for the 2000 bugs and questions only solved by users, you will be lucky if you get an answer from any of their team.
The best thing about this component is that it's free, and thats the only reason why ill give and excellent score. If you try its modern competitors you will realise how much the spirit of open and free license has fallen to the ground and how some try to make profit from a source that was made free to help people build websites.
If you have any problem the support is excelent.
Nothing bad there.
The component adds a link to the developer page in each single page of your website... this is fair enough for a free component.
You can pay to remove that.
Here comes the big surprise, when I saw that I actually had to pay so that other components such as jevents or phocagallery are turned SEF.
Is even better when you have to pay each 6 months a quantity for 3rd party applications to stay SEF, a quantity btw higher that the cost of a website hostage for 1 year.
And all this for joomla a GNU program.
Is obvious that this component learned something from its competitor in joomla, and you should draw the line between commercial purpose and dignity. Same for this website supporting named "free extesions".
You should earn money for your work, you have many ways to do that with publicity donations etc, but having to pay each 6 months for every single application you support is not worth it.
please, let me give at least short explanation.
Please understand, that supporting more than 100 3rd party components to make SEF URLs for them is not too big fun. Especially in case when the code of these components is developing all the time so you need to update the extensions from time to time. It takes a LOT of time and also resources. That is why we ask payment for some of the extensions and why the free updates are available for a limited period of time only.
In case you do not upgrade the other components, you can stay with the current version and do not need to upgrade or pay anything extra.
Additionally, our philosophy is that we charge mostly for components, that are meant to serve for commercial purposes or are commercial themselves, such as e-bussines, paid directories, real estate sales, etc. For free components, we try to keep free extensions also.