Profile: Thomas Sechak


Advisor

Excellent Product

Posted on 10 August 2013

This is an excellent and very flexible tool.



With it I have built a series of questions that give a different result at the end depending on the answers, in the form of a diagnostic tool.



It is very easy to use once you get going.



I had one small template conflict which I asked support for assistance with. They found the problem quickly and added the fix to the base product quickly the same day.



If you need a tool that gives website visitors a recommendation based on answers to questions then this is the right tool for the job.


Quiz Deluxe

Great Quiz Component

Posted on 11 June 2013

I looked around a lot and tried a number of options. But in the end settled on Quix Deluxe.



I have built a school website that needed a flexible and managed quiz system. I need certain quizzes to be able to be taken by only certain user groups (students in certain classes), I need teachers to be able to interact with students, answer questions, and be able to assist students with their quizzes. Results can be emailed, saved, looked up for later reference.



I was able to achieve this and much more with this component. Not to mention its new responsive compatible layout. Which is very important since my site is now responsive. The design can fit into any template very well.



I highly suggest this component to anyone who needs a quiz component that can be managed by the site admins or as in my case “by teachers”.



A few things that makes this component unique and a perfect fit. Is that it is very flexible. This is not a front end community driven quiz system with site visitors creating quizzes.



I have not run into any issues at all with it, it just works, and does what they say it does. If I was confused at anytime, they assist through there ticketing system efficiently. I have paid for a small alteration custom work, and they did so very well and have offered to add it to the base product, so I do not have to keep paying every time there is an upgrade.



So again I highly suggest this quiz component.


Mobile

Best Mobile Solution

Posted on 10 February 2013

Mobile Joomla is a really great plug in. At first I was considering to use responsive instead, which is a part of my templates. But after some research, I found that switching to a full mobile design was best. Because this way I am able to ensure that my many sites are truly optimized for mobile devices. I am able to excluding certain module and plugings, or design other modules differently; I am able to make unique articles for the same menu item. Because of this my sites are now well optimized for speed, page size, design elements, and functionality perfectly for mobile devices. I can even do things differently for different mobile devices as well. It can all be customized, and very easily.



This is perfect for me.



That being said … Mobile Joomla simply turns your site into mobile website right out of the box with only a few minutes of install and setup. My above examples are just to illustrate that you can tweak things to a great degree and have a perfect mobile site, if you choose. Or just install and go, and still have as good a site as you would with a responsive template, actually even better.



I cannot recommend Mobile Joomla enough, and of course I suggest it above responsive design strategies. I understand that responsive is all the rage these days... But in my experience responsive sites are not optimized at all, just reshaped. And quite often there are things in responsive designs that don't work or fit like they are supposed to.



Mobile Joomla is free for most of the features. For those who need a little extra there is a pro version. I have needed tech support assistance a couple times, and they are always quick and helpful, we are in different time’s zones so I usually had to wait a bit, but never loner than 24 hours. I needed support once for a very unique requirement of mine. Another time was when I needed something fixed in the core that was broken, once identified they adjusted the source code and patched it, all within a couple hours.



Another thing that is important is to pay close attention to Google analytics to ensure that your pages are being indexed correctly.


JW Player Advanced

By far the best for Video

Posted on 09 February 2013

JW Player Advanced is a great video tool for Joomla. I have used other ones video components and things but none were this good to me.



For one, it uses the very well developed JW Player. All by using simple plugin code so it can be plugged into articles or where ever you need to put it. The module version which is included also allows you to put it into any module position. Another thing that makes this great also is that it allows me to use the pro version of the JW Player if I choose with JW Player Advanced, not just the free version, I need an unbranded player.



If you need a very powerful unbranded video player for your website, with flash, streaming, and HTML5 fall back then this is simply the best.



I did find this a little difficult to figure out, the manual is long, but as usual this is because the plugin and module is extremely flexible and powerful.



I mean the things I can with this is unbelievable. Like a full fledged professionally developed video website by a team of developers. But rather simply built by me… I can, and am using full RTMP and HLS Streaming for IOS devices that do not support flash RTMP streaming. With HTML5 fallback.



I also intend to use the captions for multi language videos. It also has HD support, multi bit rate switching, and really nice looking and functional skins, with full playlist functionality. It supports all major protocols and you can use video sites if you want to use them like YouTube and Vemo.



Again as I said above, since it is so powerful it was a little difficult for me to figure out how to set it up. But WOW, it was well worth the time.



I suggest this to anyone who wants a truly powerful video plugin. If you can think of it, JW Advanced probably does it. If you are looking for something totally simple for a video or two, then JW Advanced may not be for you. You could find something more suitable and easier to use.



Tech support has been amazing, I usually sent him an example of the plugin syntax and asked if I did it correctly (knowing it wasn’t.. lol) With the idea that he would show me by sending a corrected example.



I did this with a few different scenarios and now I am good to go.



So again this is fantastic, the developer is great. Keep up the good work.


ohanah

Excellent Event Component

Posted on 29 June 2012

I highly recommend this component to anyone looking for an event component. As far as it being commercial, you get what you pay for. It is worth every penny.



I tried a couple of components but nothing else worked the way I need or did not look good.



To me functionality is important but also is aesthetics.

I will list some of the pros and cons of my experience



Pros:

1. Blends in with my template of choice very well. I use a YooTheme template and ohanah looks perfect in it.



2. Has lists, list summery pages, detail pages, an actual calendar, and others, all integrated into each other. So no matter how you want you events to be displayed on one part of the site you can list it in another way graphically in another part of the site and it is all seamless.



3. It also allows people to be able to buy tickets for events online. Setup was very easy, just put in PayPal email address in the backend settings and that’s it. So easy!!!



4. Support has been responsive and good. Must admit I have not needed it much because for the most part it is a very easy to use component.

5. As mentioned above this is easy to use and very clean design. No clutter which I like a lot, minimalist, to me less goes farther. Yet has enormous flexibility and features.



Cons

1. In the event list menu item type, it would be nice to be able to filter out event categories, would make the designing of pages and sections of the site. As far as I can tell in the list events page. It is either all events or a single category. But not different categories. Say category 1, 3, 5 but not category 2, and 4. That being said this is perhaps unique to me and would not be an issue to most people.

I highly recommend this component to anyone looking for an event component.


EasyDiscuss

Excellent Component

Posted on 24 April 2012

This component is excellent, it works as described and the support has been phenomenal.



It is also very easy to use.



When I needed the extension to do something slightly different, they made the changes to the code for me very fast. This was better than expected support. I highly recommend this component to anyone looking for something a little more modern looking than a traditional message board.

Quiz Deluxe

Quiz Deluxe

Paid download | Education & Culture | JoomPlace
3
Score:
100
71 reviews
Joomla Quiz Deluxe is an enhanced Joomla! Quiz component to create a great looking quiz, trivia, test or exam. The extension provides an opportunity of establishing fully functional training courses based on quizzes and extensive examination of one's knowledge. Use it for: Online learning courses Students training and assessment Certification exams and certificates Language placement tests Promoting your brand with competitions Employees’ skills evaluation Entertainment and fun tests Trivia and puzzle games Benefits: Diversity of Question Types Joomla Quiz Deluxe includes 10 basic and 4 puzzle question types. Questions can be enriched with images, audio and video files to make your test more engaging. Varieties of Feedback There are several feedback types, so you can enable feedback for the whole quiz; all test questions or even some answer options. Question feedback can be displayed after every question is answered or at the end of a test. Feedback may vary according to the number of points a user has scored in a test. Question Pool & Learning Paths Question Pool option will let you store questions, not assigned to specific quizzes, and create tests with randomly (or partially randomly) pulled questions. Learning Paths are designed to create courses; they can contain quizzes and Joomla articles. Each step becomes available after the previous one (an article or a test) was passed successfully. Integration with Other Extensions Joomla Quiz Deluxe is compatible with Community Builder and VirtueMart. VM integration allows selling your tests and learning paths as VirtueMart products. CB plugin, in its turn, adds examination results to Community Builder user profile. P.S. J2Store and EventBooking integration will be added soon! Customizable Templates & Certificates Along with the component, you get 6 quiz templates. It’s possible to edit CSS and customize them to change the appearance of a test, if necessary. Besides, it’s possible to issue certificates for users, who have successfully passed a test or an assessment. Set of Useful Modules Installation package includes 8 modules: 4 modules to show best, latest and user’s test results; Quiz Summary module with the list of available, incomplete, passed and failed tests; 3 Learning Paths modules to present available, not completed and successfully completed courses. Abundance of Features List of features encompasses: time and attempts limits redirection after test submission sending results to author and user email questions upload from csv quiz export and import pdf and csv reports results and quiz statistics menu items ACL management and many more!
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EasyDiscuss

EasyDiscuss

Paid download | Question & Answers | stackideas
3
Score:
100
69 reviews
EasyDiscuss is a Joomla forum extension for Joomla! It allows you to build forums or a question and answer community on your site easily. Sparking conversations of a certain topic or have an online discussion about a particular subject is now possible with EasyDiscuss. Best of all, these discussions are valuable source of content that search engines love. BENEFITS: Use EasyDiscuss as a forum to manage your customers inquiries, build closer customer loyalty, build credibility, engage in multiple conversations, gather valuable experience from users, or simply build a repository of information that grows over time. EasyDiscuss is as good as Yahoo! Answers! MAIN FEATURES: Forum View or Discussion View. Improved Administration. Company Workflow (Display operational hours or Public Holidays). Cloud Integration: Amazon S3. Ticket Priorities. Post your tickets or discussions anonymously. More autoposting places: Gist, Slack, Wunderlist, Telegram and LinkedIn integration. Display user profiles from EasySocial, Anahita, Community Builder, EasyBlog, Gravatar, JFBConnect, Jomsocial, K2, Kunena, JomWall, PhpBB, and more. Built in conversation system. Private discussions Recognize users by rewarding them with interesting Badges. Best navigation interface in the user profile system. Advance access control in categories. Powerful points system to honor active users. Receive live notifications as they come in, real-time. User friendly toolbar to manage, sort and search discussions. Blends into your existing Joomla template! Auto share discussions in Facebook, Twitter, and more. OTHER FEATURES: Users banning (for a short period or permanently). @Mention. Unified Language Manager. Star ratings. Vote for your favorite discussion thread. Spam control (works with ReCaptcha and Akismet). Receive updates hourly, daily or weekly digests. Attach files, images and URLs into discussions. You can add polls into discussions. Users can report abuse for inappropriate discussions. Search engine friendly titles and topics. Voting system. Integrates with Joomla articles, Google Maps, K2 and EasyBlog Allows code syntax usage for advanced users Set password protection for private discussions Migrate from Kunena, JomSocial and vBulletin with the built-in migrator EasyDiscuss also comes with free modules and plugins that works harder for you. Learn more: https://stackideas.com/easydiscuss
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JW Player Advanced

JW Player Advanced

Paid download | Multimedia Players | baboon
3
Score:
100
53 reviews
The official solution featured by JWPlayer.com to embed JW Player 8.0, The best Responsive HTML5 Player, in Joomla 3.x, 2.5 & 1.5. JoomlaRuleZ is an official reseller of JW. Unbranded player for all paid versions. JW Player Advanced Features * All parameters can be set by default using the backend settings or can be override by a specific trigger in a article * All parameters of JW Player, even not yet implement in our plugin, can be used Introducing JW8>> JW Player 8 is our fastest and easiest-to-use player to date This major release debuts a completely redesigned, mobile-optimized user interface that can easily be customized to brand your player JW8 features smart content preloading and a smaller embed script, so viewers never see a buffer wheel and experience faster page loads To continue to offer publishers industry-leading support, we now officially support Facebook Webview and VAST 4, and have deprecated Flash. Device Support>> * iOS, Android * Support for HTML5 on desktops & all devices Playlists>> * RSS Link (RSS-Media,SMIL,JSON) * Support Video/Audio Files (MP4,WEBM,FLV,MP3,AAC,OGG...) * Multiple Playlist * Playlist Editor, up to 50 items; description, Title, Captions, HD Quality, Thumbnails in slider, Chapter markers points * AutoGenerate Playlist, Scan files in a directory/generate a playlist * JSON Playlist (Field/File) * Multiple Player with different Playlist on same page JavaScript API>> Inline Javascript Functions Layout>> Visual Playlist,Controls,Size,Height,Width,Aspectratio (Responsive Player),Display(title/Description),Stretching,Logo (Link,position,margin,hide),about(text,link) Behaviours>> AutoStart,Repeat,Mute,Android HLS,Debug,Content Preloading Streaming>> DASH Live & DVR Streams+Widevine/Fairplay/PlayReady/Clearkey DRM,HLS,AES Encryption,Facebook Live Streaming Server/CDN: Amazon Cloudfront,Wowza,Adobe Media Server,Akamai,FMS,Microsoft Azure Player>> Cloud-Hosted (CDN) or Self-Hosted Player Plugins>> * Social Sharing: CSS design, Video link/embed code, posting video link to Facebook,Twitter,Pinterest,Email,Tumblr,Google Plus,Reddit,LinkedIn * Google Chromecast & Airplay: Cast mp4 content to JW Player * Related Videos: List of related videos (JSON/RSS feed),Displayed on complete,CSS/responsive * HD: Display Multiple qualities sources 720p,1080p * Captions: Support for multiple caption tracks (file/label) per playlist item (WebVTT,SRT,DFXP),FCC * Google Analytics: Tracking plays/completes per video * JW Analytics: Tracking plays/day * Ads Plugin: VAST/VPAID/VMAP,Google IMA * Custom Plugin Skin>> CSS Skinning Model Configuration options to set colors to any skin Extra>> Custom parameters,Module Class Suffix,Cache,Keyboard shortcuts Pop-Up Player>> height,width; Override (or not) Player with image, Text/ link; Native Modal Joomla,Highslide,Lightbox,Windows Need Storage? We propose our Online Streaming Video Platform based on JWPlatform server
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uddeIM

uddeIM

Free | PMS | Stephan Slabihoud
3
Score:
97
112 reviews
uddeIM allows users of your community to send Private Messages to each other (note that uddeIM is not a webmail component nor an email client). uddeIM wants to be simple and easy-to-use but it offers all the features you need in a Private Messaging System (PMS). uddeIM is available in 34 languages. It integrates seamless with Community Builder, Joomlaboard, AlphaUserPoints, Fireboard, Kunena, JomSocial, Joo!CM, Agora, and Ninjaboard. uddeIM runs on Joomla 1.0, 1.5 native, 1.5 legacy, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, and 3.x. The list of features is endless and includes features like: * Public Frontend, * File attachments, * Local-, Global-, Restricted Distribution Lists, * General- and System-Messages, * RSS Message Feed, * Autocomplete Names, * Popup and Email Notifications, * Message Control Center, * Autoforwarding, * Autoresponder, * Message encryption and obfuscating, * Message Archive, * Multiple Recipients, * Message forwarding, * phpBB codes, * Static- and Animated Smileys, * Flooding protection, * Captcha Protection (incl. reCAPTCHA support), * CSRF-protection, * 3 Modules, 3 Plugins, 4 CB Plugins. All features are configurable. Importing messages from most other PMS components is possible. On the project homepage you will find screenshots from the backend interface which shows all options and features. There is a comprehensive FAQ available that covers lots of issues with uddeIM on about 100 pages. You find the most current version of the FAQ on Joomlacode.org: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/com_uddeim/scmsvn/?action=browse&path=%2Ftrunk%2FREADME%2FFAQ.pdf&view=log (choose "Links to HEAD:" -> Download) or in the README folder in the uddeIM package. You can follow development progress on Google+ http://plus.google.com/u/0/b/117839921924782901705/ Please do not forget to vote and to write a review. Thanks!
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Advisor

Advisor

Paid download | Question & Answers | Moonsoft Team
3
Score:
86
2 reviews
Also FREE Download with Trialpay. Advisor allows you to recomend your products/services according to the answers provided by your users. Define questions and possible answers. Configuration of questions section using HTML editor. Dynamic flow of questions depending on previous answers Define conditions to show each solution. Funcions to export/import full flows. PDF export of answers and solutions at the end of the flow. Configure results using free content, joomla articles, or products from Virtuemart or Hikashop. Linked with HikaShop or Virtuemart products checkout Exportable log with user selections
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Mobile

Mobile

Free | Mobile Display | Mobile Joomla!
3
Score:
85
127 reviews
"One-click install success!! This module is the best extension I've ever installed and my site looks beautiful on the first phone I checked it against. Fits to the screen, size adjustable and drop down menus all work. Exact replica of the original size. This is definitely recommended! Thanks Mobile Joomla!" "Great extension. Very easy to install even for a newbie like me. After a few 'tweaks' got it working perfectly. Thank you for sharing this." "Quick and very useful. Fantastic component and very easy to use. I had my website in 5 minutes mobile-proof. Simple adjustments and my site looks better than ever on my mobile phone." Mobile Joomla! is trusted by more than 200,000 Joomla! users and used to mobilize over 20,000,000 pages. Mobile Joomla! is for you if: ✓ You don't have a mobile version of your website and you want one NOW. Mobile Joomla! uses your existing content with state-of-the-art mobile template to create a beautiful, fast-loading experience for mobile devices. ✓ You have a "mobile-friendly" or responsive template, but you want to improve user experience by speeding up your mobile page load times by 100-400%. ✓ If you want to display different content or menu items for mobile devices vs. the desktop browsers, or load different modules or components for mobile and desktop. Mobile Joomla! Benefits: + Easy - Install and have a stunning mobile site out-of-the-box. Works on all Joomla! versions 1.5-3.x + Fast - Less waiting & more engagement for your visitors, better conversion for you + Performance - Up to 400% better performance for your responsive templates + Optimized - Best user experience, no matter what mobile device or browser your visitors use Make your site perform at highest level on ALL mobile devices (and boost your Google PageSpeed score!): ✓ Automatically delivers each device the right image sizes so your mobile visitors don't have to download desktop-size images ✓ Combines your JavaScript and CSS files and minimizes them for smaller size and fewer HTTP requests ✓ Advanced optimization features for extra performance boost like improved Lazy Loading of images and videos, minification of page source, improved the gzip compression
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RSMembership!

RSMembership!

Paid download | Membership & Subscriptions | RSJoomla!
3
Score:
84
44 reviews
With RSMembership! you have complete control over your subscribers. Our Joomla! subscription extension allows you to manage the memberships, the customer transactions, and share various files and folders, Joomla! articles, categories and sections based on the memberships that you subscribe to. The flexibility and power of the component can be easily seen on our RSJoomla! demo site. Specs » Compatible with Joomla! 3.x Highlights » Powered by Bootstrap! » Multiple membership options - different price for renewals & trials, enable recurring payments, define fixed expiration dates, set membership lengths (hours, days, months, years) » Categories - group your memberships into categories. » Automatic activation - user chooses a membership, pays, the payment gateway notifies RSMembership! of payment and he gets immediate access to your content. » Global custom fields » Custom fields per membership » Setup extra add-on items to be purchased along with your memberships » Share folders and files to your subscribers » Restrict access to articles and categories » Restrict PORTIONS of your website with a simple syntax! » Restrict modules and menu items based on membership » Reports - Subscribers, transactions and sales » Define upgrade paths for your memberships » Replace the Joomla! registration form with the RSMembership! subscription form » Multiple emails (Subscribe, Approved, Denied, Renewal, Upgrade, New Extra Added, Expiration Notify) for each membership » Coupons - Setup discount as a percentage (%) or as a fixed value, choose an usage limit, start and end dates as well as to which categories it applies. » "One Page" checkout process - streamline your buyers' experience! » Change the user's Joomla! Group when the membership starts or when it expires » Anti-spam features - Built-in CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA. Payment Integrations » Wire Transfer (multiple can be setup) » PayPal Website Payments Standard » 2Checkout » Authorize.net AIM & ARB » iDEAL (ABN AMRO Easy / ING Basic / Mollie / TargetPay / Sisow) Integrations » iDevAffiliate - Track affiliate sales. » K2 - Restrict articles, categories and user blogs. » FlexiContent - Restrict articles & categories. » ZOO - Restrict articles, categories and applications. Menus » Categories » Memberships » Single Membership » Subscriber's Account » Subscriber's Memberships » Terms and Conditions
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ZOO

ZOO

Free | Content Construction | YOOtheme
3
Score:
77
107 reviews
ZOO is a flexible and powerful content application builder to manage your content. KEY FEATURES Create multiple app instances - Each one manages its own content like items and categories. ZOO provides a clean design with a JavaScript powered user interface to manage apps. Create your very own custom content types to fit exactly your requirements. Choose from a rich set of elements like forms, images, videos, ratings and more. Arrange your content via drag and drop by assigning elements to layout positions. Extend categories with custom fields and sort them using drag and drop. The slick comment system supports Akismet, Gravatar, Twitter and Facebook Connect. Adding tags is a breeze with text suggestion, auto completion and multiple selections. Use our form builder to let your users submit content via the frontend of your website! Trusted authors can review and edit their created content directly from the frontend. Import your content from Joomla, CSV files and popular Joomla components Included Apps Blog - Easily build your own weblog with features like comments, tags and social bookmarks. Pages - Need a static content page like a Copyright or Team page? Here you go!
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