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✔ INCLUDED COMPONENT INTEGRATIONS:
* Joomla 1.5, 2.5, 3+
* Joomla categories and articles (com_content)
* VirtueMart (1 & 2) Menu
* K2 Menu
* ZOO Menu
* Cobalt CCK Menu
* MijoShop Menu
* redSHOP Menu
* Tienda Menu
* HikaShop Menu
* JoomShopping Menu
* AdsManager Menu
* Phoca Gallery
Please check our documentation for more information: http://www.nextendweb.com/wiki/accordion-menu-documentation/
✔ WHY SHOULD I USE THE ACCORDION MENU?
Accordion menus are used widely in navigation, sliding, minimizing and maximizing content. They can be expanded whenever and however needed, saving valuable space while displaying a wide range of content.
Accordion Menu for Joomla is the best rated navigation system for Joomla at extension.joomla.org. It gives a powerful user navigation experience for you and your visitors.
✔ MOST POWERFUL FEATURES:
* Accordion menu supports unlimited deep menu levels
* Accordion menu is compatible with all templates
* Accordion menu comes with 4 fully customizable themes and multiple skins to choose from
* All design parameters can be edited from the backend level by level
* Accordion menu supports all kinds of SEO components (SH404SEF, JoomSEF, AceSEF etc...)
* Accordion menu also supports Joomfish for menu translations
* You can use multiple instances of the menu on the same page
* Accordion menu works with all versions of Joomla
* Multiple animation types for the menu
* Extensible, 10 component integrations are available
* Tutorials and documentation for all menu types and themes
* More than 30 parameter to set technically everything, some example: Parent item as link, Accordion mode, Activator event, Always opened, Menu slice/splice, Animations, Menu class suffix, Icons, Menu counter etc.
* Translatable (Finished translations: en-GB,pt-BR,es-ES)
We are committed to top-notch customer support because we know if you have problem with a menu you need a solution as soon as possible. Please read our reviews to see what our customers have to say about our support.
This module is HIGHLY customizable from the backend. For those who are not CSS inclined - this module will allow you to achieve virtually any aesthetic effect you can dream of, thus quickly matching the look and layout of your site.
I was able to theme this just right so it would fit perfectly into my template design.
When I had a frustrating glitch involving IE9 (the demo for this works fine in IE9, I'm still not quite sure why it wasn't executing properly on my site) support came along and fixed my issue for me in a flash.
I just wasted hours with different accordion menus that was too difficult to configure the way I wanted. I decided to spend the $25 on this one, and 10 minutes later it's up and running and perfectly styled!
I couldn't be happier!!!
The Vertical Accordion Menu from Offlajn was the ideal menu for my site. Plus when I needed some additional customization to make the menu fit my site's styling the guys at Offlajn took the time to customize the menu just the way I wanted at no charge. Looks great...highly recommended!
I've used this extension and it worked nicely. Didn't encounter any difficulties during installation or configuration.
I made a support ticket to ask for a small modification and I got a response very quickly and Daniel made some changes and mailed me short after.
So in my case all I can say:
No extension is any better than the support behind it, and Daniel took his time to help us get the look we wanted. So you have to wait a day for a response... what do you expect when you are on opposite sides of the planet???
This extension rocks!
Pat Vanden Bosche
My advise and opinion regarding this module is also affected by it being commercial AND expensive for being a small menu thingy AND the developers behind it being smart and skilled people.
I would be far more lenient with some novice, but these guys are among the best extension developers Ive seen here so when they cannot provide proper documentation - even AFTER you have paid a massive 25$ for a menu, im immediately steaming.
In my job I have no time to waste and Offlajn have unfortunately made themselves guily in wasting already 4 hours of my time when it could have been avoided, this of course on top of the frustration of not understanding what to do.
The module itself is amazing, marvellous, splended, magnificent, by far the best accordion menu out there. Top stuff, really TOP stuff, but with its quality I see that the developer has also done the usual mistake of getting cocky and overconfident in his own solution by thinking that his smashingly great backend panel covers everybodys needs when they dont.
But there are small things which one may want to amend which still arent adjustable from the parameters, such as item border, alignment etc in the "clean" layout. And this is where my problems start, because being quite clever I was still unable to track the string of functions which create the final CSS layout back to the root.
The module cleverly creates or modifies a file names system.css in the cache folder og your joomla, but as this is the only reference I could fing via webdev or firebird I ended up changing it numerous times, then deleting it, then changing all kinds of file permissions to 777 and tear my hair out before I realized that it somehow had to be rewritten from somewhere as it even reproduced itself.
The magnificent but colorblind developer find it suitable to add in the module description that this is an extension for all levels of webdesigners, and that is where he goes wrong because it certainly isnt - it is ONLY for complete novices or absolute experts. Anyone else will find themselves lost when trying to play with the css.
So my advise to the developer is to learn from others, such as JFBconnect who have added all thinkable documentation (while Offlajn have no documentation, neither here or at their site) and VTEM who instead of asking for 20-30 dollars for EACH extension charge a club fee and still does well.
Offlajn is definately among the top developers here and I will continue to buy their stuff as im only interested in the very best solutions, but it doesnt make them galvanized to critics when it is deserved.
Their website is fantastic, their work is tremendous but that unfortunately also tells me that the only reason that there is no ready documentation - especially when they use a selfwriting css file in the cache - is that they are not bothered.
I only figured out this problem by scooping this comment list for possible solutions and seeing that another user had the same problem (you have to edit a PHP file inside the theme folder, named theme.css.php)and that is embarrassing for a client already having paid more than usual for the module.
So, as the module itself is one of the clearest five stars ever, but the support (regardless of answering time when submitting a ticket) is a patethic zero, im obliged to give it two stars.
I hope this has been helpful to people, especially the skilled guys at Offlajn.
We took your suggestions seriously, so we fixed every bug you wrote and we made a brand new demo site with included documentation and tutorials.
I hope it will help you to use our Accordion Menu system.
Also we are working on a new support system with built-in knowledgebase system, which will improve the quality of our service.
Thank you for your suggestions! :)
As for everyone, I wrote you back too(4 hours after you sent the email), but I haven't received any answer from you. I used my usual email address: roland.soos[a-t]offlajn[d-o-t].com Maybe my message went to your spam folder.
So my answer was the following: the cache folder is blocked on your site and thats why it can't load the CSS. I told you to check the configuration of the server or the cache folder access via ftp to enable the reading of this folder for the webserver.
Installation of the extension went smooth.
Usage and configuration required no documentation since it was all self explanatory and most of the features were already outlined on the sellers’ website.
The code is clean and professionally written. If you want to give your own style to the menu this extension is easily modifiable.
Communication with the seller was very prompt and courteous.
Overall I am very happy with this purchase and I will be keeping my eyes open for more Offlajn extensions.
Many thanks to developers.