Profile: Geoffrey Schaller

80

Excellent support for a rebirth of an old favorie


Posted on 19 March 2015
100
Functionality
Take over where the old XMap left off, and is moving forward with UI enhancements
100
Ease of use
Installed easily over XMap, so I didn't have to do much. The menus and functions are simple, and produce results quickly and easily.
100
Support
Top-notch. Ran into an issue with an XML output error that was addressed promptly by support!
100
Documentation
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Multiple J2.5 and 3.x sites, without issue.
100

Excellent Plugin, Excellent Support!


Posted on 20 November 2013
This plugin has been a central feature to our documentation site since it began under Joomla 2.5. When we moved to Joomla 3.2, keywords became Tags instead. I dropped a quick email to the author, and shortly thereafter, I received an updated plugin that used Tags as well as Keywords. Couldn't ask for better support!
Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your review, GJSchaller!

Excellent module!


Posted on 01 November 2012
Simple, effective, lots of options, but easy to configure. As much or as little flexibility as you need!

Absolutely Perfect!


Posted on 02 October 2012
Very nice, and easy to use. Make sure you watch the video FIRST, and do not rush ahead, thinking you know what you are doing! I did this, and whitescreened my own site - and they were very, very helpful in helping me fix the issue!

Recent update includes Package of all needed parts


Posted on 23 August 2012
As of the this review (August 2012), this is now a package that includes all of the needed plugins to make this work - the basic Maps plugin, the Directions plugin, and the To Here plugin, all in one. Previously, you needed to install them separately, now they are combined into one package. The only drawback is that this is confusing if installing it over the old ones...



The plugin itself works great, and does everything it says without issue.

A good start for a new Listing component


Posted on 07 August 2012
Up until recently, I'd been using SectionEx, but that component is not compatible with 2.5. I'm now on the hunt for a new, improved Category and Article listing component to use on my documentation site.



So far, this Component is a good start. It's nice and simple, and does the job, but it lacks features that would make it a knock-out winner. The ability to expand or collapse categories in the listing would be great, and would get that extra star from me. Otherwise, it does exactly what it says is does, and simple CSS can control the display of the listing.
Owner's reply: Hallo GJSchaller,

the functionality to expand / collapse categories is now available (Version 1.4)

Hope it works well for you ;)

Thanks for the review and the idea.

Just what I needed...


Posted on 22 June 2012
Works well right out of the box. Uses existing systems (metadata keywords) rather than adding more data and fields to the Articles & Editor. The output of the component (when you click on a tag in the module) lacks styles to format beyond the very basics - a bit more control over the output using CSS would be appreciated.

An excellent rebuilding of the TEG classic


Posted on 23 March 2012
I came in search of a replacement for the original TEG version of the Bookmarks component for Joomla 1.5, and found this just as it was being launched. Despite initial bugs, the Virya team put forth an excellent effort - the wonderful responsiveness, great attitude, and genuine effort by Ruth & Ben got all of the issues sorted out, and they haven't stopped there - more improvements are in the works. In addition to importing old data from the legacy TEG extension, this is 1.7 / 2.5 compatible, which is a godsend when your data is trapped in an older version.



The one caveat to be aware of is that the only screenshooter service used at the moment requires a $5 / Month subscription to work properly. The Virya team found out about this after the fact (the conditions changed after the component was developed), and they're looking for alternative, free solutions already.

Top-Notch Spam Protection


Posted on 07 February 2012
Prior to using this extension, I was running JFusion and SMF, and would get 20 to 30 registrations a day from Spammers - they would be blocked, but even then 2 or 3 would sneak through.



Since switching to Kunena and ECC+, I have not had a single spammer get through in 3 weeks of operation.



A solid victory!
Owner's reply: Nice!

Have fun, no spam! :-)

Works like a charm!


Posted on 17 January 2012
Easy to use, no issues installing or configuring. Support has been responsive to requests for additional help / features.
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