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HTML Map Manager 2 ComponentModulePlugin

HTML Map Manager 2 builds on a previous 1.5 native extension released by Christophe Demko, allowing you to create hotlink areas on images (clickable areas) and link to a Joomla! menu item. It also takes care of the code for hover, mousein/mouseout actions.

You can manually set up the hotlink areas, or import a .map file generated by graphics software.

Planned developments for 2013 include:

* Adding a live image-map tool to allow users to select their 'hot spot' areas 'on the fly' within the back end of Joomla!
* Adding the ability to automatically enable a hotspot at a given time/date

New features are also being discussed - let us know if you have any ideas!

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Reviews: 3
Had a problem with this extension behaving erratically. Couldn't log in to raise a support ticket. Sent an email and didn't get a response.
Wasted my money, it seems.
Reviews: 2
I'm not sure why, but having been building Joomla sites for a few years, this is the first time I wanted to use an image map.
Thinking that image maps are such a basic building block of web design I looked for options - and there are very few. I looked at a couple before selecting this extension. It does everything it says on the box and then some. Incredibly simple to use.
I did have some jQuery issues - I'm using a RocketTemplate theme and there were some conflicts - but the amazing support sorted things out in a friendly and speedy manner (thanks, Ruth!).
The site is bilingual English/Spanish - so I was a little worried about this - needn't have been - it was a single drop down click in Falang!
Shame there are only five stars....
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review, it's always lovely to receive such positive feedback! Looking forward to seeing the finished site!

Reviews: 1
This extension far exceeded my expectations! I have over 60 links on a map image, they all work flawlessly and it is clean and professional looking. There are so many potential uses for this extension - it's an unbelievable bargain! Support is top-notch also - I'm using this extension with a responsive template and had a jquery conflict which Ruth helped me solve immediately. Thanks for a great extension!
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review - we're excited at the potential as well, and we hope to be able to develop some of the ideas we're having over the coming months to continually improve the extension :)

Reviews: 2
I'm using this software and it does all what i wanted. It builds up a perfect map. Absolutly and highly recommendable.

But i've got a bit of a problem with the Internet Explorer, but here also the Support was very nice and we finaly fixed the problem.

All of All 5 Stars for this Extension
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review, glad we were able to get to the bottom of the IE problems!

Reviews: 2
I was asked to set up an image map of a geographical are for a non-profit. HTML Map 2 was very easy and powerful. Had one small issue that I contacted support about. I got it fixed before Ruth got back to me but she did get back fast and explained the problem I had. Nice work!
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your kind words :)

Reviews: 2
I can't say enough good things about the software and Virya's support of it. I have used HTML map ever since its original version and agree with the others about its importance and utility. There is nothing else out there like this for ease of use and usefulness. The best part about their support is being able to deal with all the problems that go with Joomla upgrades, IE upgrades, and template upgrades. I tear my hair out with some other extensions, but HTML map2 support is quick, friendly, and spot-on. Best support I have ever had, from all support systems I have ever used.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your kind words, it's always frustrating when problems pop up - especially conflicts with jQuery and the like - happy to help!

Reviews: 21
This is an absolute must to have when you would like to put links on complex images. I have used this quite a few times now. You can preserve your original artwork and put links all over it. Thanks for this component. Worth the small fee, and thanks for the instructions on how to get the image map coordinates :)
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review, we're always happy to feature sites using HTML Map in our new showcase, so do email us if you'd like us to feature your site!

Reviews: 10
I have used HTML Map and HTML Map2 on several sites and it really is powerful and adds functionality that can set your site apart. Like all extensions of this caliber, there are usually a few things to learn to make it work to its fullest potential. But it is completely worth the initial cost and learning. For a simple application it is plug-and-play. The tech support I received (several times for different projects) from Ruth at Virya Technologies has been second to none.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review Dwaine, and for using our software. We aim to provide a top notch support service to all our customers :)

Reviews: 2
Used the previous version of HTML map with great pleasure. This version for Joomla! 1.6/1.7 was just in time for me. Support from the developer was quick and helpfull. Even got a email a week after downloaded the extension; if installation was successful. Good aftersales. Thank you.
Owner's reply

Glad to hear how you found our services, and thank you very much for the review! Do let us know if you'd like to feature any of your sites in our showcase!

Reviews: 28
I have previously used the free extension developed by Christophe Demko while on Joomla 1.5.x. This time however I needed to create a html image map for a new project on Joomla 1.7, and therefore had to look elsewhere for the solution.

I tried a few different paths, and wasted 3.4 hours without success before I landed on this extension. After registering on the developers site and paying for the software through Paypal, I initially ran into a couple of small problems. A quick email to the developer followed by a impressive response, I was again on my way to success. I had created my images for use in my imagemap previously so I now had to simply upload these to the specific folder and within 10 minutes I had it all configured and working.

This is definitely an extension I will use for most of my projects going forward.

All the best to the developer. Keep up the excellent work.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review and your confidence in HTML Map 2 - we hope we'll continue to provide lots of useful updates!