Profile: Ian Shere


Posted on 16 July 2011
Easy out-of-the-box installation and use. Total no-brainer! Loved having the links at the top and bottom.

Would just like to know how to get the 2 lines above and below the links as shown in the demo. Other than that it's still a 5*!
Owner's reply: You can get the lines with simple css styling. The navigation links are placed within a table with the css class "pagenav". Just add the following lines to your Joomla template's css file:

table.pagenav {
border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
margin: 1em 0;
width: 100%;

You can do even more styling for the next and prev link texts by modifying the css classes "pagenav_prev" and "pagenav_next".

The bee's knees!

Posted on 19 January 2011
I had a specific use for this extension. I was redoing a site on abuse for a client and they wanted a "Panic button" that would take the user to a different site if the abuser walked in. Anything Tabs did the job perfectly.

But we had a problem where the tab was appearing in the "Add an image" dialog box. I added some code as specified by Dan, the dev. It didn't work, so he logged into the site and spent considerable time fixing it. Turned out to be a problem with the Artisteer template. Thanks Dan, you're the man! Couldn't ask for better help and support. Wish all devs were like this.


Posted on 01 November 2010
Very easy to implement and does the job for what I needed. Had a small issue with the size of a text area, and my support email was answered quickly, and with a great answer.

Awesome extension!!!

Oh wow!

Posted on 25 October 2010
I've been using Akeeba since it was called Joompack. Why didn't I install this before now!!?? Super easy Joomla update, file/directory permission changes, extra security, and more. This is as must-have as Akeeba itself!




Posted on 22 September 2010
I wanted a module to show "More articles" in the sidebar rather than at the bottom of the main article. I took a while to wade through many modules that let me list sections and categories, but then I found this one. It fitted the need perfectly!

Display articles in a particular Section/Category as a bulleted list. Excellent! And straight out of the box.

Even the free version is awesome!

Posted on 09 May 2010
OK I'm cheap! I downloaded the free version which, I'm sure, is lacking some great features. But it's also given me a good opportunity to evaluate the extension. It rocks!

I tried the Easy mode and it sure was - though without a lot of control (obviously!). The next level was still simple but with more control over the form. The expert (I think it was called) mode - the most flexible - is still a breeze to use. But, for me, the biggest plus was the pixel perfect ability to specify field/text locations. So many form makers limit you to one field per line. This is how it is in easy, but in expert you can have as many per line as your site will allow width wise.

Easy to use, yet flexible and powerful - a great extension!

Easy peasy

Posted on 08 May 2010
So simple - just like an extension should be! Easy set up with a good range of parameters easily able to be changed.

Would like the option (if possible) to locate the video left, right or center of the article it's in. The normal text formatting options in articles don't seem to work.

Awesome extension!

Posted on 07 May 2010
I needed to make an image menu. I checked out some image menu specific extensions but none did the business. For a very minimal cost, I got Omar's extension and it worked like a dream. It has the ability to specify opacity on your images to get a mouseover effect, which is very cool.

And the support! Wow!! Emails are answered extremely quickly and he is always helpful and open to suggestions.

Just one thing to be aware of - not a fault of the extension though - your syntax must be perfect. I know that sounds logical, but here's the deal. I had a file called APARTMENTS.png. Having the file path showing APARTMENTS.PNG doesn't work. Took me ages to figure that out.

But the extension deserves at least 5 stars!!! Great work!


Posted on 17 December 2009
It sat "backing up" for over 2 hours before I gave up and canceled it by browsing back.

I could have done dozens of sites manually in that time.

Great module

Posted on 06 December 2009
Nice and easy. took me a few minutes to realise that I had to enter a relative link not an absolute one for it to work. For ease of use, is it possible to add a "Browse" to the image selection process? Would make it much simpler than have to input manually. Keep up the excellent work!
Owner's reply: Thank you for your review :)

unfortunately, it is not possible for a module to have a browse button, but its still fairly easy to hold any image/flash you want..
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