Profile: Henk Keyzer

70

Works well


Posted on 17 August 2018
100
Functionality
Provides functionality as advertised
100
Ease of use
Simple straight forward.
52
Support
Haven't needed it.
100
Documentation
Good
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Track activity on clients sites.
72

Works well


Posted on 18 July 2018
82
Functionality
Installed on multiple sites. Only one issue on a virtuemart site with 1000's of products, it would not work unless products were excluded.
100
Ease of use
Fine - no hardship to configure.
100
Support
Awesome - quick and reliable.
81
Documentation
Fine
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Various sites including those with virtuemart.
44

Rubbish


Posted on 02 May 2017
48
Ease of use
Installed OK.
52
Support
don't know didn't use it.
77
Documentation
OK
-1
Value for money
I used this to: I don't use it as it required a social network account to configure.
Owner's reply: Apologies about the confusion about this. To clarify a few things:
- You do need an account to create our plugins because POWr is a cloud-based platform. This means you can add and edit your plugins not only on your Joomla site, but also on any other sites, blogs, or even your Facebook page.
- But you do NOT need to have a social account to log in, you can also create an account with just an email and password.

If you unsure about anything please contact our support: https://www.powr.io/knowledge-base

Cheers,
The POWr Team
72

Great and easy


Posted on 30 October 2016
100
Functionality
Did exactly what I wanted - provided recaptcha for older version of Joomla and virtuemart
100
Ease of use
Easy !!! - they do the hard work and give a simple straight forward plugin you simply need to install and configure.
59
Support
n/a
100
Documentation
Great
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Joomla 2.5 and virtuemart
55

Looking good.


Posted on 05 August 2016
75
Functionality
Plenty of functionality for a FREE version, but very limited shipping and payment plugins/options. Ideal for basic testing but not much more
94
Ease of use
Easy and simple to setup and use.
10
Support
Don't know what the other reviewers are referring to - but the only support for the FREE version is "paid" for support.
96
Documentation
Very good.
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Comparison with other eCommerce extensions. This is a serious contender for future online shops.
Owner's reply: Hi Henk,

we switched to paid support recently because the workload was simply too high and stalled the development of further enhancements that we planned.

But there is plenty of good support - you stated that already - through docs + our forums may be read-accessed, so you can benefit from already solved support requests.

Anyway, anyone can still use our contact channels if there is something urgent.

We also encourage 3rd party developers to create those said shipping and payment plugins, Breezing Commerce is very young but also very open to enhancement while we'd like to upsell our plugins, of course, like the competition does.

Best Regards,
Markus
40

Was better


Posted on 05 April 2013
Having been using VM since it's very early days. When the last 1.1. version was released we had a great product which was well supported and came with a great range of functionality. I looked forward to VM2 being released and seeing the improvements in the extension, now that is a year after it's release I feel it's time to provide my review of the current extension.



When VM2 came out and we were told how great it would because it would be Joomla MVC framework based - OK it integrates better with Joomla but shop owners don't care - they're only interested in functionality not backend development.



Support:

The only real support options available to VM2 users are the forums with the majority of posts going unanswered even those where post shows many users are having the same issue. Trying to understand how the Taxes are displayed in product pages and shopping cart remains unanswered and does not appear in the documentation - even thou there are multiple options how to configure this (within a product group or shopper group).



Documentation:

OK offical documentation is now a purchasable item - but it is pathetic and well below the quality of what was offered with VM1.1.

It tells you what the fields in the configuration are, but there is nothing in the way of explaining how to use them or how options interact.



Functionality:

Many features which were available in the default VM1.1 series are no longer available although some are provided as commerical 3rd party extensions.

Such as: Manual credit card handling.

Order editing.

Downloadable products.



Updates:

Updates have been provided in the year since release but most of these updates address problems which should never have occured. The few "additional" functonality addons introduced only seemed to fix items that are missing and brings it closer to what VM1.1 provided.



Summary:

I don't believe this product should be called Virtuemart as comparisons between 1.1 and 2 show it too different to the original and expectations are well below what you would want.



If you're installing this product without reference to VM 1.1 it is a simple and straight forward extension without anything below a very basic shop and don't need any support or documentation - go for it. But there are other options non-commerical and commerical which provide a better overall solution.



However if you're familar with VM1.1 or have customers who are familar with VM1.1 and need upgrading due to Joomla upgrade requirements - forget it there are better solutions which now provide better functionality, documentation and support.



Like many other Joomla extension developers I think it is time VM team seriously look at providing "subscription options" so users can benefit from more frequent updates with new required functionality and have the assurance of real support.



For me its time to look at other extensions to provide shopping cart functionality.

292

Works fine


Posted on 18 November 2008
Installed and applied to the default contact form without any problems, the best part unlike some other capthca solutions the edited forms were already available. Avoiding the need to insert code yourself and easy to find where the chagnes had been made.
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