Profile: Robert Plainhavoc Porter

23

Might work - Never found out


Posted on 24 January 2019
1
Functionality
Bought this, and had issues. Attempted to use the publisher's forums, and never received an answer. Never buying their extensions again.
50
Ease of use
Straight forward
15
Support
Almost nonexistent
50
Documentation
Covers setup; not the errors their own extensions cause
1
Value for money
Not worth being free, much less paid
I used this to: I don't; never have been able to
80

Wonderfully Surprised


Posted on 14 August 2018
100
Functionality
While there are very few small features this doesn't have compared to others paid versions, this worked perfectly for our business needs.
100
Ease of use
Very slight learning curve, but quite intuitive in most areas.
100
Support
Only asked for help once, and was much faster response than expected.
100
Documentation
Informative enough to follow.
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Our business uses this to keep track of Semi-trailer service companies and our larger (big box stores) customer locations across North America. When we rent to them, and they need something fixed, we know who the nearest service company is to call.
19

Temporary blip


Posted on 08 December 2017
1
Functionality
Unable to install
1
Ease of use
Installation hang
1
Support
Did not contact
93
Documentation
Documentation is very self-explanatory, and appears the Animate It package is very easy to use across many different templates, etc.
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Haven't been able to use it yet, since it keeps hanging on installation without prompting an error in Joomla or on server's logs. Since this comes highly rated, I'm sure the issue is just a temporary one, and only show that even the best software suffers from upgrade challenges.

0

17

New version 5 horrible


Posted on 04 December 2016
36
Functionality
Back end is near flawless. Intuitive, and easy to configure. Front-end messy, and unable to style.
20
Ease of use
As stated before, back end is wonderful. Front-end worthless with the new templates, and lack of third party templates.
28
Support
didn't use.
3
Documentation
The pages for documentation are there, but headings and descriptions of the sections only; no actual documentation
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Was going to use this for a social website that opens in a mere 15 days. Looks like after setting the whole thing up, creating sections, categories, ranks, and putting in a few topics, I will now be finding a new option... even if that means moving to Drupal or Wordpress.
100

Updated: It's only one step from perfection


Posted on 05 April 2016
100
Functionality
The playlists work perfectly out of the box. I did run into a database issue after moving it to the production server; my fault completely!
100
Ease of use
Only a couple small bumps, and I would suggest a couple tiny changes to the back-end workflow, but still easy enough to use.
100
Support
TOP NOTCH support! I had a issues once forcing https on the site, where YouTube vids wouldn't show. Support logged in and fixed it for me.
100
Documentation
I never looked for documentation, as it was all pretty self-explanatory. The two issues I ran into wouldn't be covered in any component docs
100
Value for money
I can't even remember how much I spent, so it couldn't have been too much. Either way, it was well worth the investment!
I used this to: Sharing multiple media files within multiple categories, and displayed on multiple pages with select few people. If forcing https on site, contact support first. They have to do some tweaks for you (at least in this version).
98

Support Offline


Posted on 25 March 2016
95
Functionality
This module functions properly, but still attempts to use YouTube's API v2, which is no longer supported, and results in a 410 error.
100
Ease of use
Very straightforward, and easy to use.
99
Support
As of this posting, the support is offline, but after a previous negative review, the author contacted and attempted to fix the problem.
100
Documentation
Documentation is straight forward, though there is a slight language barrier in instruction. No issues, again, it is easy to understand.
96
Value for money
Once this is upgraded to YouTube v3, API and support for local video is added, this will be the best background video extension on JED.
I used this to: Background video and audio.
1

Not worth the time or money


Posted on 12 January 2016
1
Functionality
This "component" allows back end only entry of specific items. It advertises Advance Track Shipment / Consignment. There is no track option.
1
Ease of use
Super easy to install. After that, it does nothing
1
Support
Support is nonexistant
1
Documentation
Documentation link sends you to a demo front end site that reflects not a single iota of this component.
1
Value for money
It wasn't worth the time, much less the money.
I used this to: Learned lessons not to trust this company's product.
60

Unable to get it to work


Posted on 19 July 2014
I give this an Average only because I am reading all of these other great reviews. The extension installed without a problem, and the settings are very straightforward, however I believe this is not working due to my use of Community Builder login. Having built with Drupal for many years, this is a feature I was really looking forward to using again.
Owner's reply: Hello, as we make clear in the description, the plugin will work with Community Builder if the login field type setting in the Community Builder configuration is set to 'Username, email or enabled CMS authentication plugins', otherwise it will not work - this is a limitation of the way that the community builder login system works, it is not a fault of the plugin. Giving the plugin a 3 star rating on the basis of this seems grossly unfair.
20

Attempted install


Posted on 17 July 2014
I installed the legacy 2.02 and enabled before attempting to install the packaged extendeddb people 2.03. All I was able to get was a white screen. Fortunately it didn't wipe the site. I ended up just uninstalling everything until a stable version can be released. It looks like a really good idea...
100

Wonderful tool!


Posted on 10 July 2014
I installed this on a site where I wanted to introduce non-members to the site, sort of an unofficial "about" page. Once registered and logged in, members were able to see the latest stories, etc. Perfect for what I was wanting! To do this, all you have to do is assign a single article for homepage for non-registered members. Then set the page in this extension's configuration. It is simple to do, even a Joomla beginner can do it. I was thrilled to get it working.
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