Profile: Michael Monteith


JSN PowerAdmin

A Requirement For All Joomla Websites

Posted on 08 September 2016
Functionality

So much functionality that it's the first thing I install to manage a Joomla website. It makes managing some features a piece of cake.

Ease of use

When you first install it about all the sections are intuitive.

Support

Support is great and have used it several times for pieces I had to do something unique with.

Documentation

I really haven't had to use the documentation but great so you don't miss a key feature.

I used this to: I use it for ALL Joomla websites I build. It's the first thing I install after installing and configuring Joomla.

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Absolute Essential For Joomla Websites

Posted on 17 August 2016
Functionality

There is so much functionality that makes managing a site easily. You can assign module position by visually picking the location and more.

Ease of use

It's been so easy that I forget what it was like without it. It's really intuitive.

Support

Support is great. I've had to use it a couple of times to do unique things and found answers relatively quick.

Documentation

The documentation is great and the tool is so easy to use you can do without most of it. But then you would miss out on some features.

I used this to: I use it for all Joomla sites I build. It's so nice being able to visually select positions instead of having to figure out what all the labels are and positions for your template. Plus you can control a lot of the features that normally you would have to go into CSS code.

PDF Embed

Great. Would Be Nice If You Could Remove Borders and Bars

Posted on 29 June 2015
Functionality

I love the functionality of it. The only drawback being that any blog views that show up look bad as every doc has the scroll bars/border.

Ease of use

It's very straightforward to use.

Support

I haven't had to use support yet.

Documentation

Good documentation. It might help to link back to some of the other viewer types.

I used this to: I use it for display already compiled documentation by our company. But my hopes is to get away from PDFs eventually since blog views look ugly with the viewer bars etc.
Contact Enhanced Component

Contact Enhanced Component

Paid download | Contact forms | Ideal Extensions
3
Score:
100
466 reviews
Contacts Enhanced is a contact manager and form component packaged with lots of features: GOOGLE MAPS and Directions; UNLIMITED FORM FIELDS: Now you can have as many custom fields as you wish. You can request whichever information you need from the users that contact you; Available field types: Text, Multitext(textarea), SelectList, Checkbox, Radiobutton, Date, Date Range, Number, Number Range, MULTIPLE FILE UPLOADS (ATTACHMENTS), SQL*, Integration with newsletters ; Bootstrap Compatible; HTML Emails & Templates; CAPTCHA (compatible with reCaptcha, SecurImage & any Captcha plugin), Free SecurImage Captcha plugin included; Newsletter integrations: Campaign Monitor, MailChimp, AcyMailing Google Docs Spreadsheet integration; Embed the form into articles; Responsive design; HTML5 Compatible; Records sent messages in the database QR Code integration; If the user is logged in this script will get the name and email recorded in database, preventing the user to mistype his email It will get your users IP Address, Browser, Operating System and Screen resolution It uses jQuery (Joomla's default Javascript Library) to validate the form and for other scripts; You can set each form to redirect to a specific page when the message is successfully sent and much much more. Form Fields Available Text Field CheckBox Date Date range Free text Hidden input Multi-text (textarea) Multiple File Upload Number Number Range Password Radio Button Select List SQL (get data from your database) Multiple SQL; Newsletter Integration: Campaign Monitor; AcyMailing; MailChimp; Constant Contact; Advanced Custom Fields Javascript (add js code to the page); CSS (add css code to the page); PHP (add php code to the page); Pagination Button Plugins and Modules available Content Plugin, which enables you to embed the form, map and contact details in an article; Contact Enhanced Module, allows you to display the form, map and/or contact details in any module position Feedback Plugin, Displays a site tab on your page and loads a modal window (lightbox style) with the form (optional); Contact Locator / Store Finder Plugin, is integrated with Google Maps, so it that allows customers to locate your stores / contacts easily. Packed with Geo Location and Google Maps Direction your customers will never be lost again getting to your locations. The store finder will be able to list of nearby stores / contacts around your web visitors from nearest to the furthest distance away; Search Module, displays the a search box and optionally you can display a select box for Category, Contact Position, Country, State and City. When the Country is selected it will load the respective States for the country selected and once the State is selected it will load the cities in that state. Birthday Module, Displays upcoming birthdays of contacts; Contact Creator Plugin, Creates a Contact automatically for each new user (optional); Mailto2CE Plugin (Mailto Links to Contact Enhanced), changes all mailto links to a modal link to Contact Enhanced Form, protecting your emails from Spambots (optional); Alpha Index Module, displays Alphabetic search links. It will filter contacts starting with the respective letter (optional). Contact Enhanced also works as a Business Directory, just use Employees as Contacts.
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RSFirewall!

RSFirewall!

Paid download | Site Security | RSJoomla!
3
Score:
100
109 reviews
Keep your website safe RSFirewall! is the most advanced Joomla! security extension, developed by us at RSJoomla!, that you can use to protect your Joomla! website from intrusions and hacker attacks. It's backed up by a team of experts that are trained to be always up to date with the latest known vulnerabilities and security updates, making RSFirewall! the best choice in keeping your website safe. Specs » Compatible with Joomla! 3.x Highlights » Backend Password - Add an extra layer of security by typing in a password before logging in the administration! » Blacklist - Block unwanted (single or multiple using wildcards ..., CIDR notation and ranges) IP addresses. » IPv6 support » Whitelist - Bypass protections for selected IPs. » Stop brute-force login attempts - Capture login attempts (as well as incorrect passwords). » Malware database - Detects obfuscated, encoded as well as potentially dangerous files (eg. base64encode, eval, gzinflate, pregreplace /e) » Automatically drop dangerous files when they're uploaded - such as .php, .js, .exe, .com, .bat, .cmd » Disable the creation of new Administrators » Protects selected Administrators from any changes - including password change! » Log all security events and send messages to specified email address(es) » Powerful exception system - Disable protections based on User Agent, URL or component (regular expressions allowed). » Database Check - Optimize & repair your database tables. » Display CAPTCHA in the administration section after a predefined number of failed login attempts. Active Protections » Country blocking - Allows you to select which countries have access to your Joomla! website (also blocks anonymous proxies). Based on GeoIP Lite Country database. » Local file inclusion (LFI) » Remote file inclusion (RFI) » SQL injection (SQLi) » HTML, Javascript and CSS filtering (XSS) » Denial of Service (DoS) - Block unwanted User Agents » Automatic blacklist » Actively scans POST and GET variables. » Keeps an eye on sensitive Joomla! files and alerts you if they are changed. System Check » Check for the latest Joomla! & RSFirewall! versions. » Provides suggestions on how to tighten your PHP & Joomla! configuration. » Scan Joomla! core files for integrity. » Scan files and folders for common permission errors. » Scan files for common malware.
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Securitycheck Pro

Securitycheck Pro

Paid download | Site Security | Texpaok
3 4 Alpha
Score:
100
64 reviews
Securitycheck Pro is a global protection suite designed to protect your website without affecting your server's speed. This version includes: A modular interface to manage the entire extension quickly and easily. Web Firewall The web firewall protects against SQL Injection, Cross-site scripting, LFI and RFI, Headers modification, CSRF, clickjacking and brute force and dictionary attacks, and includes the following features: Ipv6 supported. Blacklist (ip range allowed). Whitelist (ip range allowed). Dynamic blacklist. Events recording, which can be viewed by admins from backend. Alert or strict mode. Redirection to a default page or drop connection if an attack is detected. Second level protection to find suspect words (with editable list of suspect words). Base64 check. Email notification. Filter exception, mode and priority selection for greater flexibility. User session protection. Session hickjacking protection. Export logs in csv format. File Manager You can check file/folder permissions and easily view misconfigured configurations. Any problem? Click 'Repair' button and permissions will be corrected. File Integrity Thousands of files in our Joomla website, how to know if one of them is modified? With File Integrity you will be alerted when a change occurs in any file. Malware scanner The most advanced malware scanner on the market. Look for suspicious patterns, known malware filenames and files with multiple extensions and check them against an online service with 40 anti-malware engines and millions of hashes on it databases. And all with two clicks! .Htaccess protection Lot of traffic from bots? Block malicious user-agents and increase overall security esily with this feature. Want to hide your backend url? Add a secret key to your admin page to prevent dictionary and brute force attacks. Track failed login attempts We can monitorize failed login attempts from backend and frontend and take actions against them. Email on backend login You receive an email every time someone access to the backend. Forbid new administrative accounts Even if they are created not using the Joomla backend. Geoblock Forbid troublesome countries' access to your site this feature, which allows us to block IP addresses based on its geolocation. Upload scanner We can check uploaded files looking for files with multiple extensions and forbid certain extensions. Remote Management Manage the extension remotelly from a centralized console. Rules Management Trusted users? Now you can choose to which groups apply Web Firewall rules. Cron Plugin Get files status without afecting QoS. Launch File Manager or File Integrity tasks when your server has less workload. ACL checking Administrators got an alert if an insecure ACL configuration is set for Guest or Public groups. This could save us of many headaches. Module Info Check your Joomla security status at a glance. Url Inspector The url inspector allows us to ban IPs that use forbidden words in urls. This way we have a powerful mechanism to control all queries to our website, even those that are redirected to a 404 page. Vulnerabilities checking Securitycheck Pro performs a check of the versions of all the components, plugins and modules of your Joomla installation, comparing them with its database to show if there are vulnerable extensions. Forget individually test of every extension to avoid vulnerabilities: Securitycheck Pro does it for you. Vulnerabilities database Securitycheck Pro incorporates a database where you can see all the vulnerabilities known to our version of Joomla. This database is constantly updated to include the latest vulnerabilies. Performance This feature has been designed to improve Joomla's performance. Now we can optimize and repair our mysql database.
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SpambotCheck

SpambotCheck

Free | Site Security | Aicha Vack
3
Score:
100
30 reviews
This plugin stops spam at the very source. It leverages major DNS and e-mail black list providers to prevent spam sources from registration and login into your site. SpambotCheck delivers you real-time spam protection which is constantly and diligently being worked on by various international nonprofit organizations. Feature Overview SpambotCheck offers simple opt-in configuration for: black list providers to use Points of impact to survey (registration, registration and login) Spam ID information to use (IP, e-mail address and/or username) SpambotCheck allows you to maintain your own personalized local listings: whitelist (e-mail and/or IP) blacklist (e-mail) Get an instant overview of spam attacks targeting your site: Log, view and edit spam attack information Receive incident notification via e-mail Registered users who show suspicious behavior are labeled accordingly Currently supported black list providers: stopforumspam.com projecthoneypot.org sorbs.net spamcop.net Languages: English German Spanish French Italian Estnian Portuguese SpambotCheck is a small, concise and most importantly a non-invasive plugin, that already offers you about 99.5% efficiency in spam attack protection. The plugin does not need to inspect any contents and therefore is suitable in all situations where there is not any mail text or submission text available. And even if you are dealing with text submission in forums and blogs, as long as registration and/or login is required, you might consider to use SpambotCheck in combination with additional content analyzing tools that run afterwards. SpambotCheck would then be acting as the outer most tier of any composed spam protection stack that provides you with the highest site protection level possible. Support issues or feature requests are very welcomed at our SpambotCheck user forum. A special version of SpambotCheck is already bundled with our custom form creator 'visforms' to protect all your exposed custom made forms right from the start. Your Contribution Matters If you happen to encounter the unlikely case to be one of the first targets of a yet unlisted spam source, feel free to report to one of the above mentioned black list providers. SpambotCheck's own enhanced users view provides you with all information you need to easily file a report. Release Notes: March 24, 2015 Changes for Version 1.3.13 (Joomla! 3.x): Removed provider spambusted.com as it stopped its service. Bugfixes concerning both blacklist and whitelist. Bugfixes concerning the various filter functions of the component's data views. Code was thoroughly refactored and comprehensively automatically tested. Most Recent Release History: February 10, 2014 Changes for Version 1.3.12 (Joomla! 3.2): Bugfix for Joomla! 3.2.2 UsersHelper::getActions() was changed in Joomla! 3.2.2 and calling it threw a fatal error. Version is only compatible with 3.2.2 or higher (For Joomla 3.0 to 3.2.1 use Version 1.3.11). October 18, 2013 Changes for Version 1.3.11 (Joomla! 3.0): Only check e-mail whitelist when an e-mail is passed. Only check IP whitelist when an IP is passed. Changes for Version 1.1.11 (Joomla! 2.5): Added e-mail blacklist and added a component with several views to manage suspicious users and logged spam attack data. June 19, 2013 Changes for Version 1.3.10 (Joomla! 3.0): Handled deprecated and modified functions in Joomla! 3.0. Changes for Version 1.3.10 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.10 (Joomla! 2.5): Included script.php to handle flawless auto update. Changed all tags for language files to a Joomla! compatible format. General refactoring and minor bug fixes. April 11, 2013 Changes for Version 1.3.9 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.9 (Joomla! 2.5): Improvements in finding all super administrators. Integration of new Joomla! Updater (you can use the update function of the extension manager to find and install updates). March 21, 2013 Changes for Version 1.3.8 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.8 (Joomla! 2.5): New parameters added to specifically control admin e-mail notification about spam attacks. Include full user information (username, e-mail and IP) when logging spam attack information into the database (some of this information haven't been stored in previous versions). Changes for Version 1.1.8 (Joomla! 2.5): Allow generic e-mail in the whitelist. The e-mail whitelist is now a text area having more space. Check cUrl availability during installation (which was already available for Joomla! 3.0). January 14, 2013 Changes for Version 1.3.7 (Joomla! 3.0) Compatibility for Joomla! 3.0. Allow generic e-mail in the whitelist. The e-mail whitelist is now a text area having more space. Check cUrl availability during installation (which was already available for Joomla! 3.0).
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GeoBlocker

GeoBlocker

Paid download | Site Access | Tech Advantage
3
Score:
100
11 reviews
Easily block countries, states / provinces, regions, zip codes / postal codes, and/or area codes from accessing certain areas of a Joomla website (such as login or registration) or the entire site while still allowing IP address / IP range exclusions (such as search engine bots). With our Joomla plugin, you are now able to block access to your website based on Geo-location information. Simply install the plugin, enter the areas you would like to block, and you're done. Blocked visitors will either see a basic textual block message or they will be redirected to another URL, both of which are configured in the settings On the other hand, if you have a list of only approved countries, states / provinces, regions, zip codes / postal codes, and/or area codes, you may enter those to specifically allow only those areas and block all other areas. Features: - Block (or explicitly allow) access to the entire site or specified areas of the website (by entering a list of URLs) - Enter any combination of countries, states / provinces, regions, zip codes / postal codes, and/or area codes - Exclude IP addresses or range of IP addresses from being blocked using comma separated values, dash separated ranges, CIDR ranges, and wildcards - External server look-ups mean you get the most up-to-date information without any manual updating or subscription fees - By default, the plugin uses an external server to look-up geographic IP address location data which is updated once a month. The database is over 99.5% accurate on a country level and 79% accurate on a city level for the US within a 25 mile radius. This requires that your web server supports cURL on port 80 (most web servers do). The plugin also gives you the option of manually downloading the geographic IP location database periodically and uploading to your own server. However, the external server look-up is very fast, very accurate, and is adequate for most users. - Exclude specific Joomla user group(s) from being blocked (Joomla v1.6 and later) - Works with CloudFlare and Rackspace Cloud Sites Compatibility: The plugin has been programmed and tested with all versions of Joomla (1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4). Feel free to test in other versions of Joomla and report back to us so we can update our information. If you have problems with the plugin in other versions of Joomla and would like us to update the plugin for your version of Joomla, contact us. Database Cost: Optional access to the external server which looks up the geographic IP address location data requires a monthly payment of $5 per month (or $48 per year) per domain to cover bandwidth and server resources. If you choose to run the plugin using the local server option, you will need to obtain a copy of the GeoIP database (paid and free versions available) from MaxMind and periodically manually update it yourself. If you have any questions, please visit the product page and read the documentation or open a support ticket.
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DMC Firewall

DMC Firewall

Free | Site Security | Dean Marshall Consultancy Ltd
3
Score:
90
8 reviews
DMC Firewall aids in the protection of a Joomla powered website. By default Joomla gives a 403 Forbidden message but allows the 'hacker' to keep trying multiple times - with DMC Firewall we block these attempts and ban the IP address of the 'hacker' within the websites '.htaccess' or 'web.config' file. DMC Firewall Core also includes a number of 'Bad Bots' that get banned from accessing your website, preventing your website from being taken down. You can also: * Perform a Health Check on your website and server * Easily take a backup from within the control panel area (requires Akeeba Backup) * Receive 'break-down' emails listing what DMC Firewall has banned over a set period of time 'Site Scanner' Before the content of your website is output to the visitors browser, this plugin scans through the HTML looking for any 'bad content' (cialis, viagra, payday loans etc). If any bad content is found, an email is sent to the web-master informing them of the page that the bad content was found on so they can take appropriate action where necessary.
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Thinkery Work Force

Thinkery Work Force

Paid download | Address Book | The Thinkery, LLC
3
Score:
76
24 reviews
Work Force is a staff/employee listing component. Create departments and add employees to display your company's staff along with images, bios, availability, social media links and contact information. WF uses email cloaking to hide your employees' email addresses from spammers and an optional contact form with captcha security prevents non-human form submissions. Work Force allows companies to show off their staff in a clean, spam-fighting layout. Work Force features include: Department views with overview and optional department icon/image Employee profile view with employee bio, photo, contact information and optional captcha secured contact form per employee Easy-upload or select of images for departments and employees right from your admin editing view. Name and department keyword filtering to find employees quickly Front-end keyword filtering and sorting Employee email cloaking to avoid harvesting of email addresses Employee pagination per department - set in the configuration Custom CSS editing via admin panel Very easy to customize to suit your site perfectly Front end profile editing - employees can now edit their own profiles via site front-end Copy/Move multiple employees to other departments All departments view with optional employee listing vCard download feature Improved ordering, searching, and routing Default options to expedite addition of new employees Clone feature to copy employees quickly Menu item as well as global parameters More display options And more... J2.5 version ADDITIONS: Optional Google maps per employee Social media fields - Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and LinkedIn More flexible front end editing Mobile plugin for better display on mobile devices QR code plugin J3 version ADDITIONS: Joomla tags support for employees Smart search plugin batch processing responsive layouts alpha index search much more!
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Address Book

Address Book

Free | Address Book | DigiOz Multimedia, Inc.
3
Score:
34
1 review
DigiOz Address Book is a simple Address Book Component which allows you to store and display simple address information on your site, while allowing you to add, edit and remove Address Information from the Administrative Area.
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