Profile: Sylvain Martel


Buggy, development dead?

Posted on 29 October 2014
Lots of small bugs and a big one(a user can see and edit others articles even if you set the setting to No). Problem reported but no reply. Development seems dead since 2013. Too bad, this is what we needed for our editors but had to uninstall it because of the bugs.

Great module, wish it updated through joomla

Posted on 17 October 2014
This is a great admin module that does exactly what it's supposed to: display google analytics data in the backend.

I am knocking off a star because there seem to be no way to know if an update was posted beside going to the dev website, downloading the package and checking the version inside. I wish it would integrate in Joomla extension update mechanism.

Top extension

Posted on 17 October 2014
I am building the website for a small dojo association and was looking for an extension to add custom fields to users profile when they register.(like their sensei name, dojo location, etc) I must say Community Builder made that pretty easy! I got the advanced subscription to support the team and get the whole documentation. After fiddling a bit more with CB, I found out it is a very flexible solution. But with flexibility often comes complexity, so I was glad to see that the documentation was very well written and complete. I found out about the privacy plugin feature for fields and how to add private tabs, etc. All in all, we managed to build very nice profiles for our users, and we are now looking at the other features like private messaging and allowing users to post their own blog and gallery.

What I also truly appreciated is that, while I am no programmer, I suspect CB API is really easy to use because of the amount of extensions that provide a plugin to integrate to CB profiles. CB itself is also pretty stable. I can't speak for 2.0 since it's been out for only a few weeks, but v1.9.1 ran without a hitch without problem.

And finally, the support. I got nothing but praise for it. While sometime I didn't like the answer(like: "This will be fixed in CB 2.0" which was months away back then) they have ALWAYS answered within 24 hours on their forums. The memberships price are not cheap(but you can get the basic extension itself for free), but I am glad I took one as a "thank you" for this great extension. It is unique in it's field right now, and v2.0 fixed the only small annoying things I had to say about it(the registration form and login box were not responsive so it would not display correctly on a tablet or phone. All fixed now). 5 stars



The best and most complete in it's category

Posted on 02 May 2014
Event booking extensions are still not mature on joomla, but this one is the most complete I have found. Recursive events, custom fields t
Ease of use
The documentation is complete, the extension is easy to use after reading it.
Simply great. I have opened multiples tickets and all were answered fast even if a few time it was with a "we don't support that" A+++
Complete, well written and up to date, really appreciated as a customer.
Value for money
Worth it, and the dev keeps updating and expanding the extension. That's nice to see.
I used this to: Events for a local karate dojo association. Complex quarterly events with multi-classes, multi-price registration, we are truly pushing this extension to it's limit. Some stuff missing, like allowing multi-column forms, but it's still the most complete extension in the category

Seems abandoned, captcha broken

Posted on 25 April 2014
Recently tons of spam got through, meaning jcomments kcaptcha was broken by spammers. And even if you install a 3rd party plugin, you can't turn kcaptcha off! It still appears even if you set the permissions right in the config.

If you go on their support forum you will see tons of posts about this, and absolutely no answer. It seems the developer is gone.

Works perfectly

Posted on 12 February 2013
I might work in IT, I never knew how easy it is to hack a website these days. A website I built with Joomla got hacked last year, and after much pain restoring it and finding out what happened, I found out it was an automated tool available to anyone and that multiples hacks were implemented in it. So some script kiddie was simply running it(the tool use google to find vulnerable Joomla website).

Now, there is no way I can keep up with new hacks so I tried and installed RSfirewall. Since then, zero successful attack! And I love that it runs a full security diag on the website and tells you what to change/fix. Great support also from the devs when I updated the website to Joomla 2.5. Five stars, although I wish the functionality was built-in joomla. I learned the hard way that a default joomla install it NOT secure and that there are alot of stuff to do to iron it.
Event Booking
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Event Booking

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Events Booking is the most powerful, features rich, easy to use Events Registration extension for Joomla. It allows you to create events(both free and paid), allows registrants to register for these events(Individual, Group registration or Shopping cart) and process payment via online payment gateways. Main features: Nested Categories Events Booking allows you to organize your events cross infin...
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