Profile: Marco Floriano


K2

Still Working After a Long Time

Posted on 30 March 2017
Functionality

Extends the Joomla Core Content functionalities. Not everybody will need, but those who need more fields to create new content will be happy

Ease of use

Very well designed, well explained and rich feature. Seasoned Joomla users wont find any difficult.

Documentation

Old. Everything is outdated (site, docs, videos ...). Looks frozen in time (circa 2012). But it still working well. Look for ostraining tuts

I used this to: As i use very advanced Joomla Templates, i really don't have a use for K2 for most sites, only when some kind of content must be created (like a service product or advanced articles). The only indispensable feature i found was the extra fields.

Breezing Forms

Probably the best free one

Posted on 29 March 2017
Functionality

Does what it propose, create an manage forms, in an easy and beautiful way. Lot's of features, even in the free version.

Ease of use

Watching the intro video tutorial it's pretty easy to use and figure out what you need.

Documentation

Has tons of videos and tutorials. Lot's of stuff on internet too. Very easy to find your way.

I used this to: Collect job application in an enterprise Joomla site.

AcyMailing Starter

Complete Newsletter Extension

Posted on 28 March 2017
Functionality

It's a very powerful and easy to use newsletter extension. Easy to manage your list, contacts and configure the mailing system.

Ease of use

Easy, very easy. Just read and click. If you know what you need (from a marketing perspective) you will find your way.

I used this to: Basic newsletters that don't need fancy marketing features (analysis).

Kunena

Works Well

Posted on 28 March 2017
Functionality

A good Forum extension. You can build a complete forum with that, in a very short time.

Ease of use

Ok to use, maybe a little confuse to beginners. With time and test it's get easier. Could have a better interface.

Documentation

Have some tutorials, but they are not practical guides, only explain (more or less) the features. Could be much better in this sense.

I used this to: Build a Forum for an enterprise site integrated with Community Builder.

VirtueMart

Powerful Joomla E-Commerce Extension

Posted on 28 March 2017
Functionality

If you need a Joomla virtual store, be rested that you will get one. A huge one, with lots of options and functionalities. Complete!

Ease of use

Hard to use. Bad translations (if you need them). Some options are buried deep, very deep. Too much info and bad design. But again, it works

Support

They have a good forum.

Documentation

Popular extension, not hard to find help and tutorials. But i didn't found official guides for beginners.

I used this to: Build every Joomla store. Never used another extension.

JEvents

Mature Extension

Posted on 28 March 2017
Functionality

Works well if you need a calendar in your site. You can manage events and create many calendars. Some personalizations are possible.

Ease of use

Not hard to grasp, but need some time and patience to test and see it working in order to learn.

I used this to: Create an events calendar for a enterprise site.

Akeeba Backup

A Must Have

Posted on 28 March 2017
Functionality

I use tons of CMSs (like WordPress and Drupal) and none of them have such an extension. It just works! Perfect for backups and restorations.

Ease of use

Not easy in the beginning, need to follow one or two tutorials and make some tests, but once you get the idea it's very easy and practical.

Documentation

Lot's of tutorials and examples in the internet. You can grasp it pretty fast.

I used this to: Migrations in each and every Joomla site i build.

Advanced Module Manager

Does Better

Posted on 28 March 2017
Functionality

Not a must have extension, but does way better than the core. Add funcs that could be vital for some (like publishing a module per date).

Ease of use

Easy if you know what to look for. If don't, read the tutorial at the regular labs page (it's better than the videos, imo).

Documentation

Amazing docs. Lots of videos and a very simple tutorial witch describes the basic functions and use very well.

I used this to: Putting Image Banner Ad in a blog. The Ad must show up at specific time span.

Community Builder

Great Extension For Social Network

Posted on 23 March 2017
Functionality

Works like a charm. Everything you need and can possible thing for a social network is there. Enough for a basic social network out the box

Ease of use

It's not easy to use for beginners. Maybe even harder for Joomla Beginners. But along with the ebook and videos, peace of cake to grasp.

Documentation

One of the best documentation I've seen in ages. And that goes for wordpress, drupal and joomla extensions. Very good job with the primer.

I used this to: Building a social network for a Joomla Professional Online Course.

SP Page Builder

Amazing Page Builder

Posted on 17 March 2017
Functionality

A lot of features to automate your pages building process. It's a very good approach to be able to forget about articles and create pages.

Ease of use

This is the best feature and the main goal here. Drag and drop style, elements of your site just one click away.

I used this to: Build Landing Pages and like.
Akeeba Backup

Akeeba Backup

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
100
1018 reviews
Akeeba Backup Core is the most widely used open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server, making it ideal not only for backups but also for site transfers or even deploying sites to your clients' servers. Akeeba Backup creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. Akeeba Backup is the reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site. Akeeba Backup has won six J.O.S.C.A.R. awards at J and Beyond. Download it for free to find out why! Joomla! 3.4 and later, PHP 5.4 and later (including PHP 7). We have older versions for Joomla! 1.5 to 3.3 and older PHP versions on our site. Features: The Configuration Wizard configures itself for optimal operation with your site, automatically. The fastest and most reliable native PHP backup engine. One click backup. Integrated restoration for same server restoration. Site transfer wizard. Transfer your site between servers fast and easily. Restore with Akeeba Kickstart (free of charge script): restore extracting the backup directly on the server; no need to upload thousands of files by FTP! Choose between standard ZIP or highly efficient JPA archive format. Exclude specific files, folders. Exclude specific database tables or their contents. Unattended backup mode (CRON job scheduling), fully compatible with Webcron.org Archives can be restored on any host. Useful for transferring your site between subdomains/hosts or even to/from your local testing server (e.g. XAMPP, WAMPServer, MAMP, etc). and much, much more! Note: The Akeeba Backup Core component is free of charge, its support is not. We can't tell you what you need to get support because of JED censorship, but you can find out about it on our site. In any case, Akeeba Backup's documentation, video tutorials, troubleshooting wizard and reading the public tickets is free of charge. *** IF YOU CAN'T FIND HOW TO ENABLE A FEATURE LISTED HERE, PLEASE READ THE (FREE) DOCUMENTATION AND WATCH OUR VIDEO TUTORIALS! ***
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AcyMailing Starter

AcyMailing Starter

Free | Newsletter | Acyba
3
Score:
100
522 reviews
AcyMailing is a reliable Newsletter and email marketing extension for Joomla. AcyMailing enables you to efficiently manage an unlimited number of subscribers, organize them into mailing lists, send personalized newsletters (Hi {subtag:name}...) No HTML knowledge required, enjoy the Newsletter creation with our drag and drop editor Real time send process using a queue system with throttling enabling you to overcome ANY server limitation! Subscription Module with cool effects (popup, slide effect...) Handle the subscription of registered users and visitors Record the User IP to stay compliant with all countries laws Double opt-in and automatic unsubscribe link CAN-SPAM compliant Validation and Confirmation of the email address Mass Subscription using filters and mass actions Automatic synchronization with your Joomla Users Import your users from any format: CSV, Acajoom, Letterman, Communicator, ccNewsletter, Yanc, jNews Easily include Joomla Articles in your newsletter Easily include any user information in your newsletter (name, e-mail, username...) Facebook share and Twitter share plugins Display your lists on your Joomla registration form Automatically subscribe your users to one or several lists during their registration process Integration with your contact form component: com_contact, Contact Enhanced, QContacts Handle unlimited subscribers, lists and newsletters Newsletter template management including 4 responsive newsletter-templates out of the box Automatic inline-css conversion Attachment capability, Embedded images option Preview and Send test newsletter to an entire Joomla group or to a specific email address Newsletter Statistics management (Number of Sent / Opened, HTML or text version) Advanced Newsletter statistics (who opened your Newsletter and when) Front-End newsletter archive section with PDF generation and print options Latest Newsletters Module Automatic installation of plugins, module, templates and auto-configuration Handle SMTP Secured Connections (you can use GMail to send your newsletter) Plug AcyMailing to an external delivery service such as Mandrill, SendGrid, ElasticEmail, Amazon SES... Administrator/User Notifications Integrated Documentation Fully multilingual interfaces AcyMailing uses the Joomla MVC model to let you customize any view. AcyMailing is translated in more than 40 languages!
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JEvents

JEvents

Free | Events | Geraint Edwards
3
Score:
100
468 reviews
JEvents is a well known and Loved Events Calendar / Management solution for Joomla. JEvents provides a full events and calendar solution for your Joomla! site. Showing your events in listings or as a visual monthly calendar view, create complex repeats patterns, import and export your events with a couple of clicks, offer a feed with your latest events... And also with more than 40 languages translated, we are likely to have a translation for your website. The JEvents package includes the main component, several modules and plugins to provide a feature rich solution to cover most of your event / calendar needs. Here is a quick rundown of what is included: Component One-off Events and complex repeat patterns of events that can be created and viewed in an attractive calendar whilst providing a variety of list formats Multiple design layouts possible and customisable as we follow the Joomla! template override standards. Fully compatible with Joomla MVC framework iCal imports and exports Repeat exception handling Events can be placed in multiple categories and calendar views can be customised to show all or some of these categories Optional checking for overlapping events on a global or category specific basis Custom layouts editor If you're not happy with the default output - we offer a unique Layout editing tool to perfect the presentation on your site. With just some basic HTML and CSS you can really customise the whole page. Edit how to display your events in: Events Detail page, list views or in the Monthly Calendar cells. You can even customise the event editing page to make it easier for your users to submit events Custom layouts can be category specific, so your sports events can be laid out differently to your music events etc. Running a multilingual site? Your layouts can also be language specific!! Modules Calendar module (Mini Version) provides you with a basic monthly calendar view. Coloured to highlight when events are occurring. Latest events module (List of events) which gives a highly configurable summary of upcoming, recently created or popular events Events legend (Category List) - displayed alongside the component gives you a summary of event categories and an easy way to limit the events shown to specific categories Filter module allows you to filter/search the events being displayed using a variety of search filters which are selectable within the module. Plugin A search plugin that enables the global Joomla search to return results from the events calendar Languages JEvents speaks Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Availability JEvents has been around since 2006 and we have helped thousand of users to get their website running with a fully functional events / calendar system and will keep on providing JEvents for the foreseeable future. We are passionate about Joomla! and have been from the beginning so we are not going anywhere soon. JEvents 3.4 is now available for general download - this is a Joomla 3.x native component that takes JEvents to the next level using jQuery and Bootstrap.
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Advanced Module Manager

Advanced Module Manager

Free | Modules Management | Regular Labs
3
Score:
100
350 reviews
Advanced Module Manager - control your modules the way it should be. Advanced Module Manager is an extension that changes the way your Module manager works. It adds a multitude of functions, like:     ★ Many publishing assignments for your modules!         You can control publishing modules by (ALL / ANY):             ☆ Menu Item             ☆ Homepage             ☆ Date range             ☆ User Group Levels             ☆ Languages             ☆ Templates             ☆ URLs             ☆ Operating Systems             ☆ Browsers             ☆ Components             ☆ Content Page Types             ☆ Categories             ☆ Articles             ☆ Tags             ☆ ...and more...     ★ You can also choose to mirror the assignment settings of another module!     ★ Give modules color labels in the module list for easy searching     ★ Option to not show modules that have no output (handy for things like dynamic menus) More information: https://www.regularlabs.com/advancedmodulemanager
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Community Builder

Community Builder

Free | Communities | CB Team at Joomlapolis.com
3
Score:
100
274 reviews
Community Builder (CB) is an extremely flexible and robust social networking solution for Joomla. CB has a huge user base, a long history and a great future. Social websites go far beyond Facebook look-alikes and CB has literally hundreds of built-in features and can be extended with extra (free or commercial) add-ons from the CB Team and other parties that will help you realize your very own - tailored to your specific needs - social networking website. The hundreds of built-in features will help you accomplish the following: Gather important for your use-case profile data during or after membership registration Delegate new member sign-up approvals and proper behavior reporting with extended workflows and frontend moderation Configure awesome looking mobile ready profile pages for your members Promote interaction between your members with configurable and searchable user lists Provide powerful and engaging profile applications to your members Continuously motivate and engage your members with great built-in Joomla, Kunena (forum), K2 (content) and uddeIM (private messaging) integrations Keep your members involved with personalized and targeted ad-hoc mass mailings Manage everything from your mobile device or tablet Community Builder allows you to: Create profiles for your members Identify users with first/middle/last name fields Add avatar photos to profiles Add unlimited CB fields to your profiles (text, image, textarea, html editor, integer, checkbox, multi-select checkbox, drop-down, multi-select drop-down, radio, date, email, weblinks - more available with add-ons) Use Custom HTML fields to put customized HTML code in profiles Configure fields to be read-only, for profile viewing, displayed with title, to appear on registration form, etc Control of core fields (email, username, etc), and ajax email and username checkers Custom field validations Organize fields in tabs that can be displayed in different built-in profile positions Create extended registration form Allow login using email address and password Manage registration and profile image approval in frontend with CB Workflow module Create unlimited CB User lists with powerful searching Let members connect with each other (mutual consent or one way) Display # of connections on profiles Show connection path between profile viewer and owner up to 6th degree Moderate your community with FE reporting, banning, Let members interact (using email or PMS extension) Built-in integration with Joomla articles (show article links in author profiles) Built-in integration with Kunena forum Use built-in integration with uddeIM messaging Joomlapolis hosts free community driven support forums. Optionally, Professional or Developer memberships can be purchased giving rights to same/next business day guaranteed forum support and access to many additional optional add-on plugins and privileges. PHP 5.3.10-7.1.x and MySQL 5.1+ are prerequisites (PHP 7.0+ and MySQL 5.5+, as well as latest Joomla 3.x are recommended). Please do not use the reviews to post support issues. Use our free community forums or paid support system at https://www.joomlapolis.com/support
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Admin Tools

Admin Tools

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
100
192 reviews
Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you about new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click. Written and maintained by the same developer as Akeeba Backup and the Joomla! updater component of Joomla! 2.5.4 and later. Note: a commercial edition (Admin Tools Professional) with extra security-oriented features is also available from our site for a fee. This listing is about the free version, Admin Tools Core. Note 2: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.
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Breezing Forms

Breezing Forms

Free | Forms | CROSSTEC
3
Score:
99
174 reviews
Breezing Forms is the only free Joomla forms extension with enterprise features. Create any kind of feedback form in minutes or complex form applications with reasonable efforts. Free and very feature-rich forms extension Create professional Joomla! forms. No trial, no artificial field limit but free and fully working. The only free form builder with enterprise features. Unlimited features Breezing Forms is not artificially limited with its features. No field and no submission limits. The latest breezing forms backport contains all of the stability upgrades from Breezing Forms Full plus Joomla! 3.x compatibility and integration with ContentBuilder. Click "Demo" on the right-hand button to see it in action. Create a full range of features like contacts, calculations, payments, google maps or anything you can think of. Breezing Forms is the only form manager around that you can throw at almost anything and yet is able to manage even the most complex tasks. If you need a simple contact form or a fully fledged form app, check it out, as it will most likely fit your needs. Important features: Joomla! 3.x/2.5 Native Captcha Ajax record manager Joomla! Tag support Upload progress, image previews and resize options. iPhone/iPad/Android support! Powerful Conditional Fields without need for Javascript Frontend/Backend Editing: Turn Breezing Forms into a mighty Content Construction Kit (CCK) using our extension ContentBuilder: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048 Simplified Email System PDF, CSV & XML export Many themes included (QuickMode) Maxlength for textareas including "chars left" display Summary item: Create summary pages quickly (including calculations if you want) Integrator - Integrate with other extensions User Editable Forms 19 and counting form items (from simple input to captcha items) Multipage forms PayPal and Direct Payment (Sofortüberweisung) Calendar item Many pre-defined form validations and forms actions Custom scipts, no hacking required to extend its features Email Routing (reply-to) Custom mail subjects File attachments in email notifications Database storage If you have any questions about Breezing Forms and its features, please don't hesitate to contact us! Breezing forms version can be turned into a form based CCK (replacing its native forms): http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/18048 Install, export or import your existing forms and enjoy People often ask what are the differences between and Full. The breezing forms version contains a few differences that are not that relevant for regular users, such as: Less Features (due to being the breezing forms version, no Bootstrap forms support) Full access to the documentation and live examples Basic forum support (read-access) Else than that breezing forms contain almost all of the features of the full forms version. The most fair free forms in the JED. Who Is It For? Breezing forms is suited for beginners and advanced users, because we are balancing between ease-of-use and feature richness. By using breezing forms, you will learn that it's the only form builder you'll need, no need to deal with plenty of form builders anymore. Breezing forms makes it a lot easier to maintain your forms (export your forms and import on other sites of your - even interchange your forms with breezing forms for WP). Our Mission We are constantly developing and updating breezing forms for more than 6 years now to give you the best forms experience available for Joomla! as well giving you the ability to create very complex forms that stand out from the crowd. Get Breezing forms, install and create your forms today. Tipp: use the option QuickMode forms, the users' most favoured form builder in Breezing forms!
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K2

K2

Free | Content Construction | JoomlaWorks
3
Score:
87
278 reviews
The powerful award-winning content extension for Joomla with more than 3 million downloads (and counting)! WHAT IS K2? K2 provides an out-of-the box integrated solution featuring rich content forms for items (think of Joomla articles with additional fields for article images, videos, image galleries and attachments), nested-level categories, tags, comments, a system to extend the item base form with additional fields (similar to CCK for those acquainted with Drupal), a powerful plugin API to extend item, category and user forms, ACL, frontend editing, sub-templates & a lot more! Using K2, you can transform your Joomla website to a news/magazine site with author blogs, product catalogs, work portfolio, knowledge base, download/document manager, directory listing, event listing & more, all this bundled under one package! Give K2 a try & you'll instantly love it! It's easy to use and fun to develop websites with! If you need any help or want to contribute to the project, join us at the K2 community. FEATURES Since K2 is extensible with additional fields to its base item form, you can easily create category-specific content types, e.g. article, blog post, product page, directory listing. K2 offers as standard: - nested-level categories - commenting, integrated with Google's reCaptcha & Akismet - tags - item image (useful for articles/catalogs) - image galleries - videos - attachments - user pages (author blogs/user profiles) - smart ACL for frontend editing - unique plugin system to extend item, category & user forms - AJAX based frontend editing & comments moderation - Google AJAX Search integration - Rest-like JSON/JSONP content output - Native advanced SEF options - Flexible sub-templates (for every content output) K2 fully supports the Joomla API, which means any Joomla plugins will function properly within the K2 component & modules, either in the frontend or backend. AMAZING PERFORMANCE Pixeden, Gorillaz.com, Groupama, Harvard, High Court of Australia, Amnesty International, Arturia, Vivaldi Web Brower & the Joomla Magazine are just some of the thousands of top Joomla sites around the world, fully powered by K2. DEPENDENCIES & LICENSE To utilize the built-in video & gallery features you need to install AllVideos (free) & Simple Image Gallery Pro, both provided by JoomlaWorks. K2 is developed by JoomlaWorks & licensed under the GNU/GPL license. WHAT NEXT? Try K2! Install it, hit the "import" button to bring your Joomla articles inside K2, start playing with the component to see the flexibility it provides first-hand. Moreover? You no longer need a dozen of components & even more modules to do things like run a news site or a blog. Drupal & Wordpress have certainly met their match now! Visit the K2 Community website: getk2.org
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VirtueMart

VirtueMart

Free | Shopping Cart | VirtueMart Team
3
Score:
84
491 reviews
VirtueMart is a highly configurable and customizable multi-language shopping cart solution for Joomla 2.5 and 3 with a large number of additional extensions. Everyone using version below 3.0.12 (vm2.6.22 and later versions not affected) should update to the latest version as soon as possible for security reasons. For details please read: http://virtuemart.net/news/latest-news/469-security-release-vm3-0-8: Everyone using a version lower than 2.6.22 should update as soon as possible for security reasons. Please read our full list of features here: http://virtuemart.net/features/all-features Based on Joomla MVC framework with all its advantages: Template overriding, Implementation of Joomla Plugins for: payment, shipment, coupons, calculation rules, custom product fields, ... Simple installation and integration of other joomla extensions. Joomla 2.5/3.x ACL CATEGORIES nested categories with meta tags for seo with description and media PRODUCTS with meta tags for seo short and long description dimensions (weight, size) multiple media multi-variants/attributes for products (variant-matrix) unlimited child products and derivated levels product pattern (Parent product used as pattern for child products) related products reviews and ratings SHOPPERGROUPS pricing depending by shoppergroups price display depending by shoppergroups payment/shipment depending by shoppergroups SHOPPERS customizable shopper input form input form depended on registration, checkout or shipment recaptcha adressbook default Bill-to and Ship-to address default payment and shipment method INVENTORY/STOCK stocking/inventory stock warning virtual stock (ordered but not finally bought) PRICES various type of prices to display depended by shoppergroup prices adjusted by shopper choosen currency different currency format per currency unit price quantity based pricing REAL MULTI CURRENCY auto updating rates add your own currencies for fixed currency rates SEF/SEO default SEF/SEO integrated DYNAMICAL CALCULATOR discounts based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state tax based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state discounts, tax per product and/or order discounts, tax have their own currencies (for duties) PAYMENT based on plugins, already onboard:PayPal, Paypal Pro, Paypal Express Checkout, Amazon Pay, Klarna and Klarna Checkout, Sofort Banking and Sofort iDeal, Skrill, Heidelpay, Authorize.net, Realex(and a lot more in the net) minimal amount / maximal amount to use a payment transaction fees by countries by shopper groups by categories and more SHIPMENT based on plugins by shopper groups by countries CHECKOUT guest checkout; completly anonymous checkout option to register at begin of checkout cart is an object, competly overridable by template cart is stored in the session multi-page checkout one page checkout SSL ORDERS payment/shipment workflow history modifiable order tracking for anonymous users order editing pdf invoice, delivery note PRODUCTS DISPLAY latest topten (most sold) newest featured sortable searchable shipment/payment MULTILINGUAL native with Joomla! allows partial translations MARKETING PROMOTION AND TOOLS coupon handling
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Kunena

Kunena

Free | Forum | Kunena Team
3
Score:
82
259 reviews
Kunena is the leading Joomla forum component. Downloaded more than 7M times in 8 years, Kunena is the only forum/discussion solution for Joomla that is community driven - true open source - public self-help forums, GitHub and documentation Wiki. The most recent stable release, recommended for production websites running J! 3.6 , is Kunena 5.0.7 Details about Kunena 5.0 are contained in the release notes at http://www.kunena.org/blog
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