- Menu Themes: A series of themes ranging from a simple menu list to an advanced dropdown system
- URL Extension: Inbuilt parameter to append strings to Joomla links
- Administrator Overrides: Add custom parameters / options for individual menu items
- Plugin Support: Control all aspects of a menu item such as RokBox integration
- Foundation: RokNavMenu is at the core of all the powerful RocketTheme menus
- Dynamic Child Direction: At the browser windows edge, Fusion will force the pullouts in the opposing direction
However this module has a major bug, preventing to select the submenus on Apples Ipad (Ios7). It took nearly one week that I got a reply in the paid support forums at all. The first answer was, 'everything is working fine'. After I proofed (with screenshots), that even their demo page is affected by this bug, the answer was, that a bug ticket was escalated to the developers. This is 4 days ago, and still no information about the status of the fix. I am very disappointed from rocketthemes, it seems after they have got your money, nobody cares anymore. To bad, that 2 Months of work have been put into this template, and now the release of the page is delayed because Rockettheme does not care. As mentioned by others, it looks nice at the beginning, but it is poorly coded and gives tons of problems afterwards. Non existing support makes everything more worse. I would not recomend to use any of their extensions, even if they are free, they cost you a lot of time afterwards, fixing problems. And time is money :-(
However, after using it for any length of time, you'll quickly discover that it's half baked, poorly thought out and, in many cases, buggy.
A classic situation is that very basic functionality works well, but more advanced features either don't work or require you to organise your Joomla installation in a very specific way for the component to work correctly.
Support is minimal to non-existent, relying on a community forum where many requests for assistance are either ignored or treated with derision.
In summary - if you are prepared to spend time messing around in PHP to make this component work, go for it.
If you want something to install and simply work, I'd look elsewhere.
In this particular case, I have created a website for a tour operator with tour menus automatically populated from the tour database.
The tour operator can now create or delete tours and the menus are automatically updated for her.
It failes at the first hurdle. You cannot set any parameters needed to make it work.
The 1.5 version is a very good bit of kit so I suggest waiting a while until its out of development for 1.6
To address some of the concerns others have made:
1) RNM is now non-commercial
2) excellent, free documentation on their site
3) extended parameters available for the supplied "Fusion" menu
Not sure what other "bugs" others have found, but it works flawlessly on, dare I say, a template created with Artisteer! :)
If you have some other module that compares to the features, try it first before you spend money on this one.
In order to get this module you have to pay $20, which I have no problem doing. But... When a company only gives you access to their forums (posting) after you buy, you expect support. But the support is aweful too.
Save your money and find another module.
I paid it to use in my own custom template but I find it no use. Because:
1) Have bugs in the module. If use in RT template no problem because of template override. I guess they never test it in non-RT template. One bug is about a spelling error in its code.
2) If you set fixed menu item width, you will run into alignment problem. And there is no documentation or parameter you can fix the problem.
3) Extra parameters can only be found in RT templates. But these parameters are important to do customization.
4) No support in the forums for non-RT users.
In conclusion, I wonder why this module is open to be sold to public. If you do not use RT-templates, this module is of "NO USE". Unless you just need a default setting. But in that case, you can use many free tools.
Unless you know and understand nested CSS styles, be careful!