Profile: dave root

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Perfect


Posted on 21 December 2018
100
Functionality
Great - does exactly what I needed it to do. I also set some parameters using the module assignments (which page, and publishing dates)
100
Ease of use
Easy to use and understand - each of the options available has pop-up info to explain the usage. I had the pop-up working in a few minutes
100
Support
Not needed
100
Documentation
Not needed
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Showing a notice of dates when our tour programmes are full up
80

Onwards and Upwards


Posted on 31 August 2018
100
Functionality
Generally very very good. It's still a work in progress, but what isn't? It has come on leaps and bounds since I started using it in 2014.
100
Ease of use
The location of options is probably the most confusing thing, because there are so many of them in different areas. But no real problems.
100
Support
Viet Vu is pretty prompt, usually within 24 hours during the working week. His English is very good too. I contact him often, sorry :)
100
Documentation
Excellent, comprehensive and understandable. (Good forum response too)
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Our guesthouse website initially, and have just about completed our tour website using Solidres' new Experiences part of the system - it's very good, and his patience with my questions is commendable. We are going to subscribe to the Developer plan soon, which will save costs too
80

Works as it should - after all, it's from Richeyweb


Posted on 11 November 2015
100
Functionality
It works. How much more functional does it need to be?
100
Ease of use
You need to be able to (if necessary) resize your images, but that's explained in full... It's good
100
Support
I have never needed it - I have used favicon from 2.5 onwards, and never had a problem. Now on 3.4.5
100
Documentation
Easy, understandable, brief - you should be up and running quickly
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Mainly it helps me to differentiate between the tabs pinned to my browser - individual website logos instead of a line of joomla logos... makes life much easier.
100

Simple, and perfect


Posted on 09 July 2014
This is exactly what I wanted, and needed, to complement my website - we have our staff, and also volunteer groups, who login to view details about upcoming projects.



I can now send the groups to their own details pages, and our staff to the admin overview page.



I use a number of Michael's extensions, and am always happy with them.
100

Very handy to have


Posted on 01 July 2013
This extension is almost perfect for my needs - only one problem: You cannot pull in text from modules.



I send out regular emails to a variety of groups, with the information changing based on time. By setting up a cron job to automate the group the user is assigned to, and saving the email text as an article, I use SP Newsletters to semi-automate my mailouts. It saves a huge amount of time, and personalises the email...



...and the support is quick and friendly, and helpful.
100

None better


Posted on 14 June 2013
So, like many others I imagine, I realised my Twitter module had stopped showing updates... 5 minutes of research, 5 minutes of downloading, 5 minutes of following the instructions... a new fully functioning Twitter module.



Easy, simple and clear instructions. Follow them and you won't go wrong!
Owner's reply: Thanks and we are always on the lookout for changes that effect our extensions, which is why we spotted this coming and created this module to allow everyone to keep using their twitter feed free of charge. Thanks for your feedback and support!
100

Excellent extension... but


Posted on 14 December 2012
Love the extension - exactly what I needed for the work we do. I would say that the documentation needs to be improved, especially as it's a commercial extension - screen shots of what you can type is pretty lazy, lack of a forum to ask questions and find answers to problems, has been an issue for me. I found that the extension stopped sending out emails, probably when the Joomla update came through, so I had to reinstall, purge the cache etc... It would be very handy to have at least an FAQs on his website.



Nevertheless, it's a brilliant extension, which should be built into the core.
Owner's reply: You are right concerning the improvements on the documentation and making it easier to upgrade. We should be able to start working on that shortly, with results visible in the first quarter of 2013.

A forum is a bit more difficult to organize, though. There are few people actually asking questions through the existing contact facilities anyway. It is definitely not a flood. A rather empty forum may not be that useful either ...

We may run into the same problem for doing a FAQ. There seem to be relatively few questions, and definitely no "frequently" asked ones.

In order to move to an entirely site-advertisement -or free-of-charge download and not descend into abandonware hell, we would need at least a thousand times more users ...

(Nearly) Exactly what I needed


Posted on 16 October 2012
This is an ideal extension for me - I wanted a method for users to calculate the fee for our trekking programmes, based on age and numbers in the party. It took a little bit of working out the best way to set this up, but the tutorial helped a lot.



Improvements would be more options in the module once it has been loaded: change variables mainly... and a way of copying the formulae rather than having to key them manually in each time.



But aside from that, this is an excellent alternative to the norm (as long as the generator page doesn't disappear!)

Piece of cake!


Posted on 14 September 2012
Installed, and running within a couple of minutes... have tried it with the maths problem, and with the reCaptcha option (can do both if you wish)... and it works great - best captcha extension I've tried so far, by a mile :)
Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your review!
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