Quick Install - just point and click with your mouse - and everything is installed in one go.
Responsive design so your listings to look great on all browsers and mobile devices.
Chained-category Support allows you to chain vehicle makes to categories if listing multiple vehicle classes.
EZ Autos will support listings for sale, rent, lease, auction, sale by tender and vehicles for exchange.
Full Copy Support copies not only the vehicle data - it also generates copies of images and file attachments.
Upload as many images as you want for your vehicle listing. EZ Autos uses the SWF upload system so you can bulk select the images to upload, and easily order them using the image ordering functionality.
Regenerate thumbnails based on the new dimensions that you specify.
Panorama Image Upload Field
General PDF/Doc/Excel Upload Support
Youtube/Video link Support
Integrated Dynamic Search & configurable ordering of selector lists.
Google mapping and streetview support
Social Networking Icons
Save to shortlist
Recommend to friend
PDF brochure generator
Multiple currency support
Captcha Antispam Support
Multi-dealer, FSBO Portal and Paid Listings Support
Data Export Support
Easy Migration of your J2.5x EZ Autos Data
8 assorted modules with a multitude of display configurations
EZ Autos is packed with features, yet is easy to install and configure. It's GNU GPL compliant and has NO encryption or licensing system - so it's a must for all Joomla automotive sites.
1)No sub Categories available. This is a problem for the following reason, If a user is looking to buy a vehicle it stands to chance that they will also be looking to buy parts for that vehicle. Without the ability to have sub-cats part's categories are almost impossible to create.
2)This extension only comes with 1 month of support and upgrades. Support during that time frame is very fast and helpful, normally within 10 minutes. But the 1 month support is an very short time frame and dose not help with bug fixes found after the support period has expired.
3)This extension is not 1.6 ready yet and any information about it's completion date is not easily found on the web site ( also have yet to find the forum for the site yet)
But all of that not withstanding, if you intend to run automotive classifieds on your site this is the ONLY extension to use! No others even come close to this! Great work hope to see more from this extension soon.
Bottom line: If you want a rock solid platform to build a revenue stream from automotive classifieds, so long as you've got some kind of basic, right out of the box Joomla! installation, have Raptor do the install and you'll be writing a review just like this.
We bought this component. its not really cheap, but we wanted to have a good component.
but after installation, we saw that we can absolutely nothing configuring, because everything is encrypted. also the support is very poor... in the forum there is no one who is willing to help or answering any questions!
you have to make 3 different user accounts!!!
1 for the forum
1 for the "helpdesk" (pfff...helpdesk)
1 for buying the software...
this is far away from an easy way of good support.
you can really nothing change or edit in the backend!
1 – Easy to install.
2 – It comes with everything you need. The install package has templates, help files, extra modules and more…
3 – Very good support. Super fast responding to the questions and always with a good answer.
4 – It really does what I paid for.
I recommend you to buy this component.
** Just pay good attention to the modifications to your template’s index.php and index2.php . I did’t do It the first time and it took me a waste of time sending support requests :-( **
This girl, Katy (the owner) has always a way to give you what you need to implement the EzAuto component. Last version (5) is very completed on payments, configuration, options, etc.
Is better to invest on a good piece of code than install cheap or free ones, in this case. If you want to test them, that´s ok and good (they work) but if you want a real car site and be worry about only of bringing new clients this is right choice my friends. This goes also for EZrealty.
Kathy responded to my emails very quickly, and with detailed information. The support is phenomenal.
The initial set up is straight forward and once set up, it is very easy to upload new inventory and make neccessary changes.
What I would like to have is the ability to list the make and model alphabetically, like the category - this is a very minor "wish list" item.
Overall - Just Awesome!
I agree with the other reviews about researching other extensions, but found EZ Autos to live up to its name and boundless features.
A recent client needed a special feature installed beyond to make it a "set it and forget it" website using Nexteppe (www.Nexteppe.com) auto feeds, so we used EZ Autos as our base to get this done.
With some initial emails back and forth with Kathy Strickland, who was very helpful and quick to respond, we were given the green light to tweak her code if necessary. We are still adding features but our client is VERY pleased with the results so far: http://www.automarket1.com/
If your looking for a Auto Market script with excellent support and very clean code that doesn't touch the Joomla core, then look no further!
Big props to Kathy! ;-)
• The information presentation for the public view
• The free/paid options
• The simple Paypal integration for paid ads
• The need to get the structure right before you publish the component
• The need to get the structure right before you make it go live (uh? read the comments below)
• The need for users (general public in our case) to get their head around image sizing
This component is the same as Joomla, in that you need to get all the information and the structure you want sorted out "BEFORE" you begin using the system.
Exemplary, magnificant words fail me. Having received abisimal service from some commercial component suppliers and commercial software providers in the past the service Kathy provides is to die for.
As we are running this as a commercial classified application we needed some customisation ... nothing was too much of a problem.
I've given it a 5 star rating