Profile: Jon Brown

Bookmarks Reloaded

Posted on 25 August 2012
Do not buy this

now let me tell you why

I was an early adopted because i loved bookmarks and djesus had not done any updates on it in a while, and viryasoftware came along and said it will fork it and make it work in joomla 2.5, brilliant!

so they start developing it, release a few alphas and then went down having a pro and a free version, as you would expect. so i decided to buy a subscription.

for nearly 6 months the extension had no usable functionality and i told Ruth at viryasoftware that after 6 months it should be usuable, ie like the old bookmarks.

i then entered in to a conversation with her where she blamed me for not submitting any feature requests or bug reports to them and she also told me that Bookmarks reloaded was a fork of Bookmarks and should not be considered the same program and so it will not have the same features.

so my responses were to show her all the feature requests i had submitted within a month or so of the project going live. I also told her that Bookmarks reloaded should have the same features otherwise why call it Bookmarks Reloaded.

All this being said, i asked for an extension to my subscription because barely any work has been done on this project, which she even admitted on several occasions, but she is unwilling to extend my expensive subscription.

so to this day this compoenent does not have a working search feature, the navigation features of bookmarks do not really exist, support is terrible, and it is my fault that nothing has been done.

Do not buy this product, they will take you money and not do any work. It does not take 8 - 10 months to take a already complex and complete extension and convert it to joomla 2.5 by a professional programmer.

The original Bookmarks by DJesus was and is brilliant. Unlike Bookmarks Reloaded

Oh and one last piece of advise, backup your site before you uninstall because viryasoftware beleieve it is a good idea for the uninstall process to delete all your Bookmarks Reloaded content, Great !!!

I have got less than 4 months to go before my subscription runs out and i still cannot get rid of my joomla 1.5 install running the original version of Bookmarks. I will be surprised if they do any updates to it by then. The search plugin was suppose to be implemented by (18/02/14). This issue got slightly updated when i complaind which didnt really get me anywhere.

I do not usually complain about extensions but i paid my money after i was promised something and still have not got it, a working version of Bookmarks in Joomla 2.5

thanks for reading this, the search goes on

easy to use

Posted on 04 November 2010
This plugin is easy to setup and for those experimenting with joomla caching and performance you are in for a treat. This plugin allows proper caching of joomla's dynamic content/output. If configured correctly along with file caching via htaccess you can get some really good results. Currently this cannot be used along with the inbuilt joomla cache or jotcache.

I would completly recommend this. Unlike joomla's 'use browser cache' option the cached content is availble outside a single browser session and reduces http headers sent because instead of sending a http header when you go from page to page so joomla can say to your browser the page has not changed your browser will see you have the page cached locally and until the content expires/becomes stale your browser will not need to send another http header for that page.

nice one

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I wasn't sure what the difference between a module and a plugin was, but now i do, this is the google analytics extention to use.

You have to mess about with modules to get them in the right place, with this plugin, you install, add your code and you are done.



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