Profile: Barron Hansen


Powerful new LMS

Posted on 06 October 2013
Normally, I am not one to jump in and try out a brand new extension. Especially one as potentially complicated as a new LMS. But, over the past couple years wrestling with Guru and the updates that would inevitably break something every time, and their road map continuously pushed back, and still not j3 ready, I decided it was time to make a change [special note: The site we are moving to LMS King was actually in prelaunch based on Guru - and still decided to make the change]. I purchase LMS King Pro & couldn't be more happy that I did. Not to say things are 100% perfect, or that every feature I could ever want is already in there, but it is heads & shoulders above Guru in just about every aspect.

First warning - there is a bit of a steep learning curve right in the beginning because some of the build processes seem odd at first. But, once it 'clicks', lesson/course development moves along very fast.

We are now transferring over courses and exams that are now much more powerful than we ever had with Guru in the same or less time.

Second warning - documentation is light. If you are looking for tons of videos and in-depth walk-throughs, they just aren't there yet. But, their support is awesome. I have bounced questions over at all times of the day or night & always receive a reply much quicker than I expect. So don't let lack of docs or walk-throughs hold you back!

These two warnings aside, LMS King is a seriously powerful LMS with all the question types we were looking for, and more. SCORM compliant. It even includes the ability to have students submit essay answers that are graded by a teacher or teachers assistant later. You have the ability to have not only teachers, but teachers assistants assigned to your courses. it's responsive, built on j3 from the ground up.

And, best of all. is the support. Phenomenal support!

So, if you are like me, and you actually enjoy [or at least don't mind] ripping through a new extension to really get it figured out, and you need a very powerful LMS ... then do like I did, step outside your comfort zone of buying a new/un-rated extension, and buy/try out LMS King.
Owner's reply: Thank you for such a great review.
Yes, there are a few areas that are currently lacking but we are working hard to fill those gaps using feedback from clients. Hence we just released a new version with support for JomSocial plugins and the JomSocial points system.
The JomSocial plugins are now freely available to download from our site.

Absolutely A Must Have

Posted on 02 October 2013
I purchased SP Transfer to handle up on an unscheduled site migration from j2.5 - 3.1 due to a primary extension change. In mere minutes I was able to transfer users, groups, menu types and items, weblinks and categories, hundreds of pages of k2 content & all categories, all acymailing tables, JEFAQ data, and all necessary image and media files.

If you are having questions about buying this extension ... don't. SP Transfer is one of the extensions that you simply install & it works, saving countless hours of time and headaches in the process. This extension paid for itself inside the first 5 minutes of use.

Unless, for some reason, Joomla! adds this kind of site-to-site data transfer as a core function, I will have a subscription to this extension for a very long time... Great job SP CYEND!

Mijosoft SEF - Great Extension & Incredible Support

Posted on 26 July 2013
Over the past 6 months I have become a subscriber to many of Mijosoft's extensions [MijoSEF included of course], and cannot say enough about how much I like their extensions. Yes, the build great extensions, and have regular updates and improvements, but for as great as their extensions are, their service and support is even better! I have many premium/developer subscriptions from some of the best Joomla dev co's, and Mijosoft's overall component quality and support/service easily rank as some of the best I have ever experienced in my 6+ years playing in the Joomla world.

And yes. MijoSEF is a great product ... switched from iJoomla SEO [which ijoomla hasn't released an update for in over a year] on all new builds, and very, very happy with the decision.

Need Rating Above Excellent

Posted on 09 April 2013
What's better than excellent?

That's the only way to describe the Mijoshop extension and Mijosoft's support. I purchased a subscription for a couple new projects and couldn't be happier with my decision.

So far, the step by step instructions for setting up the multi-shop have worked perfectly and I'm configuring multiple clones that all have their own domain name, ,templates, etc. Their component and Open Cart documentation are great. Everything dropped nicely into my rockettheme templates. And, I asked about whether Mijoshop could be integrated with iJoomla's Guru component to add Guru class subscriptions as products & I just got news that it's coming in the next update! ... I was so impressed with Mijoshop that I grabbed their SEF & Search components and the quality is all top-shelf. Highly recommend!

Awesome Extension

Posted on 07 November 2012
I have used thee advanced module manager free version for a while now. And it's been a standard on basically every site I build because it's an awesome extension that has tons of features. And it works so well, I have only once turned in a support ticket, and the response was rocket fast. ... Really, it doesn't matter which extensions you get from this guy, they all simply work, and work well.

Anyway, I finally purchased a subscription for the pro version of AMM & the additional functionality is worth every penny & I highly recommend it.

Thanks for an awesome extension.

Great Extension | Great Support

Posted on 24 September 2012
I have slowly worked my way into the RSJoomla family of products [RSForm Pro, RSSEO], and am never let down when I purchase a subscription to another. And RSFirewall is no exception. Powerful site protection, quick to configure, and their tech support [team] is quick, & knowledgeable. And unlike unlike some extension developers ... they give you great answers / replies to your support tickets, and actually take the time to understand the issue and get it fixed right ... the first time.

Excellent Component, Superior Support

Posted on 22 May 2012
WP4J is an awesome extension. Read/Follow install instructions and in no time, you're rollin. Written and video documentation is excellent, and their support department is quick to handle any issues that might arise. ... If there was a 6 start rating, they would get it from me.

Awesome Extension & Great Support

Posted on 16 January 2012
I was a little hesitant at first about using the cd petitions plugin. Something in my brains said it should be a component ... But after doing some pre-reading, going through the install of the cd petitions plugin, and their scriptgator & captcha plugins (necessary to function), and spending about 30 minutes of css styling time ... and my first petition was online, tested and looking great.

I did have one small issue that I posted to their forum, and had a reply with the perfect solution posted the same day.

Total time invested: about an hour and fifteen minutes.

Sure, it would be nice to have some kind of back-end interface, but the front-end ability to one-click export your list of petition signers and their collected info makes up for it.

Thank You for the awesome extension!

Great Extension & Great Support

Posted on 09 January 2012
I purchased oDude eCard and associated extensions & am extremely pleased with the component and the support. Yes, the documentation could be better, but setup of the extension is very straight forward, it's fairly easy to style, and again, the support I have received from Naveet, has been awesome every time I have had a question. ... I look forward to the coming improvements and updates, as it is an extension I will be using on more than a couple websites.

JMS Is Awesome

Posted on 27 September 2011
I started using JMS Multi-Sites about a year and a half ago, and have truly learned to love it. Yes, it was a bit overwhelming at the beginning, but the docs, forum, and excellent client service took care of any issues I ran into. Since starting to use JMS, I have contracted Edwin (developer of JMS) to do some custom work & he always conducts himself at the highest level of service and respect. And, he always goes above and beyond to make sure that the work he does is of the highest caliber. ... thanks Edwin for the awesome service & incredible extensions!
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