Profile: Ian Shere


EShop

Great component, great support

Posted on 12 April 2017
Functionality

Does what I needed very well

Ease of use

Simple and easy to set up. One little quirk with the way images are entered, but otherwise perfect.

Support

Outstanding. Just outstanding!

Documentation

Adequate - not really needed. Especially with the support given.

Value for money

A++ - not expensive at all, even if you need to buy a couple of extra plugins.

I used this to: Numerous eCommerce sites

EasyBlog

Support ++++!!!

Posted on 17 March 2017
Functionality

A very complex and powerful tool. Yes, it does take some learning!

Ease of use

It takes time to learn exactly how to make it work well for you, but it's worth it.

Support

I had real issues getting it to install after a time. I gave up in frustration but Mark reached out and did troubleshooting via teamviewer

Documentation

Good

Value for money

A+

I used this to: After a good start I had all sorts of install problems and gave up. Mark did troubleshooting in the middle of his night to get to the bottom of it. Seemed to be partly my issue and partly theirs. He was so, so helpful. A customer won back! Thanks you Mark.

Company Vacancy Tool

WTF is this?

Posted on 13 March 2017
Functionality

All links broken except download which takes you to a Hentai game - what????

Ease of use

Couldn't evaluate

Support

Couldn't evaluate

Documentation

Couldn't evaluate

Value for money

Couldn't evaluate

I used this to: Couldn't evaluate

ChronoForums

Brilliant

Posted on 06 February 2017
Functionality

All you want in a solid forum application.

Ease of use

Simple setup. Not difficult to set up at all.

Support

From the very little I've needed, very fast and not techno speak.

Documentation

Not really needed. Good forum, and adequate dox.

I used this to: An e-commerce site selling after-market keyless entry and ignition systems. Love it. Had used "the other" big name in forums for Joomla many times in the past, but the latest version of it didn't like the older template of the site I was installing it to. Looked terrible.

JSN UniForm PRO

Happy with the product now

Posted on 08 January 2017
Functionality

Good solid form builder - a little quirky how they have the Reply To emails address set up, but beats its earlier version (see comments)

Ease of use

Very simple and easy to use

Support

Hit n miss. Can be very responsive, other times extremely slow and lack the ability to grasp a customer's problem (see comments)

Documentation

Adequate as it's a simple tool

Value for money

Excellent

I used this to: Deleted old review. Initially a MAJOR email address issue that took 3-4 months to resolve (devs couldn't grasp the issue even with 2 of us explaining over n over). However, it's fixed now, and correct emails and names are inserted into emails. Extremely frustrating getting a fix.

Facebook Slide Likebox

Used a lot of others...

Posted on 05 December 2016
Functionality

Oh my goodness! So simple, yet so clean in it's execution! I've used SO many other modules - generally needing 2 to cover FB and Twitter.

Ease of use

Unlike others which required styling for 2 different module, this covered both in one EASY module

Support

If you need support for this.... really?? :-)

Documentation

Just like for support - not needed.

I used this to: Flight school website - so clean and so simple to use. Perfect!

giWeather

Didn't work

Posted on 05 September 2016
Functionality

Zero - couldn't even find Cabo San Lucas, MX - what a joke!

Ease of use

Rubbish

Support

Didn't bother - if simple modules don't work out of the box they get deleted

Documentation

Didn't bother

I used this to: Tried, failed, deleted

Matukio Events

Different experience to other reviewers

Posted on 24 August 2016
Functionality

Reporting nowhere near powerful enough for what it's meant to be. Made bookings where nothing paid despite settings to the contrary.

Ease of use

Simple enough to use and understand, just lacking in some areas.

Support

Hit & miss. Sometimes good. Other times, non existent. Many questions never answered.

Documentation

Average - not bad, not great. All the basics covered but anything more complex somewhat lacking.

Value for money

Overall, an expensive and frustrating waste of time - changing to a different product.

I used this to: Paint & Wine Party site. Spent hundreds getting custom mods which improved it no end, but the core functionality, or lack of, killed it for my client. VERY flaky dealing with Authorize,net - could never trust it to report or process transactions correctly. A lot of promise...

SEBLOD

Not for a non-programmer

Posted on 12 July 2016
Functionality

Who would know - couldn't get even the simplest things to work

Ease of use

Nightmare grade! Sure, I'm not very experienced with CCK, and I though K2 was bad... then I installed this. Nothing makes any sense.

Support

Never bothered.

Documentation

Where's the basic dox like "Quickstart". Couldn't even figure out how to get a simple form going.

I used this to: Couldn't uninstall it fast enough. My buddy who loves Fabrik said he found it no problem. WAAAAY too complicated for me to waste time trying to figure out. It's obviously powerful if you can get it working, but, for what I wanted, I suspect it's a major overkill. Searchign for so

SIGE - Simple Image Gallery Extended

OK plugin except for support

Posted on 08 June 2016
Functionality

Does what it's meant to

Ease of use

Simple

Support

Zero. Wanted to ask a question. There's a forum but no visible way of registering.

Documentation

Not needed

I used this to: Used for a school site. Wanted to turn off annoying warning about no files in a directory. Couldn't find where to do it and couldn't ask on the forum. I sometimes wonder whether developers actually think about the end user. This annoying warning comes in all these plugins.
Owner's reply: What don't you understand (from the description here): "Support The extension is completely free, but you need a subscription for support: https://joomla-extensions.kubik-rubik.de/subscription" You get the extension already for free! I put thousand hours in the development of my extensions and still give them away for free. You can not afford a ridiculously small amount for the support subscription to compensate my time to solve YOUR problem?! Come on! Users like you make me think about starting to sell my extensions or removing them completely...
JCH Optimize

JCH Optimize

Free | Performance | Samuel Marshall
3
Score:
100
207 reviews
Speed up your Joomla! website instantly with JCH Optimize. This plugin combines your external JavaScript and CSS files into one to minimize expensive http requests. These files can be minified and gzipped to reduce bandwidth and further optimize download time. Typical results after plugin is configured with optimum settings for your site is a 6-10 point jump on Page Speed. This results in enhanced user experience and can favourably affect website traffic and Google ranking. Major Features Combine javascript/css files into one Combine background images in a sprite Minify (Compress) and gzip aggregated files Exclude individual files or files from extensions that do not aggregate well Can defer javascript or place at end of page for optimized download
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