Profile: Garth Penglase


Does what it says, without any fuss.

Posted on 09 January 2015
Does what it says it will do, without any fuss. Beginners: remember to turn the plugin on and read the simple instructions carefully.
Ease of use
As explained, it requires a little HTML knowledge, but any beginner HTML coder should be able to use it without too much trial and error
Didn't need to use it
Adequate. Probably should give an example of embedding video for beginners.
Value for money
I used this to: Simple pop-ups of almost any kind.

Very happy with VM Aus Post Shipping

Posted on 13 March 2013
Thanks for a great, well coded, extension with great support.

Took a couple of minutes to install and select the appropriate options, the instructions page is simple but covers everything needed (included an override to display zero values which I implemented first go) and when the client later wanted free shipping for selected items, John from GJC was as good as his word and responded within 12 hours (different time zones) with a solution.

Simple Mapping Plugin: Very Straightforward

Posted on 19 December 2012
For a simply Google Map plugin for Joomla I recommend this.

Simple to install and easy to configure.

Just make sure that you download the correct version from the develop's website for your Joomla installation - his website is confusing, you gotta read the etxt closely, and I ended up downloading the wrong one, before I realised what was happening.

I have since used this plugin on a number of sites.

Great social media plugin

Posted on 08 December 2012
Apart from having to ensure that you disable the "Friendly link" which can be bad for SEO, this plugin is very easy to install, has all the features you'd expect, is simple to customise and works well, including on Joomla 2.5.7 installations.

Well done guys, and thanks!

A 'must have' for Virtuemart Social Media SEO

Posted on 01 June 2012
Why use this instead of a standard Joomla social media share plugin? The key difference between this and other social media plugins is that this pulls the specific product information out of Virtuemart, removing unnecessary page information - this means that the shares on FB etc. are clean and have the important product info making them much more valuable for users, and for SEO alike.

The fact that it also includes so many customisable options, like CSS control for the buttons, font types, themes and languages means that it's a no brainer. If you want your users to share your products (thereby increasing traffic to your site) then this is a 'must have'.

Remember, deep-linking (links back to specific pages within your site) are very valuable from Google's point of view. This plugin gave me the best way to share just the right info, and was easy to install.

One more thing... this is the second product I've bought from Giang from Joomdonation and his support is nothing short of excellent. Couldn't be happier.

Installed and worked well

Posted on 15 May 2012
I had tried to use another (non-commercial) plugin and was having difficulty with it and was pressured for time, so I purchased and installed the CSV Advanced component. It installed without a problem. Having tried other csv installation modules it seemed fairly straightforward and what I was expecting. I was trying to import into Virtuemart 1 but I had a number of questions about the columns required and what information was required, because all of the products required to be handled differently.

Giang at Joomdonation/Ossolution, the plugin developer, was very helpful. Not only did he recommend an upgrade to Virtuemart 2 and assist me with that but he also helped me import the data.

I'd strongly recommend this plugin and especially the support provided.
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