First important note: the component can extract the feeds info make available from the RSS source.Usually an administrator of a web site exporting RSS feeds can set the site for export the title of the post with the complete body, the title with only a part of the body or the title only. The feeds data exported by the web site based to the decision of the administrator, as explained before, will be the only data showed. There is no possibility for the component to extract more.
Second important note: If Joomla System Cache Plugin is enabled the component will not work well. The plugin cache the RSS check page that will be continuously showed until cache expire. If you experiment such problem check your cache plugin and, in case, disable it.
But, it's not full support for quick install packages. I install it with my yoo_quick_insatll_package (joomla 1.5.22) and it can't analyse any rss link, while it's very good with original joomla 1.5.22 package.
There has been 1 update in the past months. And that was also very nice, the possibilty to disable the articletitle to go to th rss-spurce.
To bad to see the website is offline, was looking forward to more updates.
For some reason, once you password protect the administrator directory as recommended by many joomla security documents, this module fails to load at all.
If this is resolved, I will happily review this a 5/5.
Thank you for doing this good job and for sharing with us.
Couple things. I use the vertical module but instead of showing only one item at a time, I'd like to select "x" number of items that show up at a time. This way I can show more posts in an allotted amount of time. Could this be something that's easily added to the vertical module?
Also, I'm having problems with the direct link for RSS check (which may cause the automatic RSS check not to work as well?)
In summary, this one is great and will be amazing to me if these issues can be addressed.
I tried to register on the site forum to add my comments but kept getting an error message about unable to open socket.
The major problem I had, which others also reported is that if you have a strong '.htaccess' file (like the kind described in Nikolas' 'It takes a Ninja to Kill a Ninja' in the Joomla! Magazine, then this component wont work. It seems the component needs access to some files that would normally be locked out via a strong .htaccess file. You get an OS error message saying you don't have permission to access a file no matter what you set the permissions to.
Hopefully the developer can take a look at that story in the magazine and come up with an override that will allow this component to work with that type of .htaccess file.
They work perfectly. Create categories and point to your items with new menu, select the category you want and you are good to go!
I wish I was able to open the feeds in the same window rather than opening in new window.
Thank you vey much for the good work.