Profile: digglez

63

Superb little module


Posted on 13 November 2018
95
Functionality
Worked straight from the install and set up - it turned out to be exactly what I required when configured.
95
Ease of use
I would have given top marks if it hadn't displayed Trashed Articles in my category selection. Keep your eye on this "feature"
LOL
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Randomising pieces of advice / common sense on a security related website.
Support and Documentation were not needed
Owner's reply: Thank you for using "GegaByte Random Article". We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. We have updated the extension and have added a few checks and also added Joomla Update System support. Please install the new version to have the issue fixed.
1

Be careful, back everything up !


Posted on 26 October 2018
4
Ease of use
Dead straight forward to download, install and enable - then everything went wrong and I had to get into the server to manually delete it.
1
Support
Is a "Post message" type at the bottom of the download page. I guess they'll get back to us.
1
Documentation
Is the download page - I think the extension is still a little bit too young to have much written down.
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Sadly I didn't get to use it.. I was really looking forward to the basic Protostar being extended as I use it alot. Search Protostarplus (which I have used on 2 new live sites to great effect, my others are the basic model with color and layout hacks, which is why I tried this)
Owner's reply: Sorry you had a bad experience. Must be an issue with your hosting. Many other people use the plugin without error. Try inquiring at the Joomla support forum as there are many posts referring to JFolder issues.
74

Essential add-on to replace the basic archive function.


Posted on 02 July 2018
95
Functionality
There are a lot more functions (like the authors and calendars) than I am using, the ones I have enabled are perfect.
100
Ease of use
Very simple to install and a quick check of the parameters had it set up in minutes.
100
Documentation
Lots available on the developers website
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Replacing the Joomla Menu Item Type for archived articles. This extension has a far more flexible layout and aesthetically pleasing.

I struggled to get the Search function working but as I didn't really need it, turned it off and gave up. Will try again another time.
80

Something I needed and so easy


Posted on 30 June 2018
100
Functionality
Works perfectly, two or three minutes to insert the parameters and it was running on the website.
100
Ease of use
Dead simple! Installed itself in seconds, all I needed to do was enable it.
100
Support
Not needed : see ease of use / functionality
100
Documentation
Not needed : see ease of use / functionality
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Displaying a video which was originally in an iframe. I used "modules anywhere" to embed in an article, adjusting the background image and size in the Twoclick parameters.

Lots more features to explore and possibilities for use. Many thanks.

JCE

66

So many updates?


Posted on 09 May 2018
100
Functionality
Works great and has done for many the years I've used it
100
Ease of use
If you use something like M$Word or the Open library word packages it's more or less the same
-1
Value for money
I used this to: but I would like to know why more or less EVERY WEEK there is an update to it, I can't believe there are so many bugs that it needs constant fixing?

The option for rounded corner borders would be a great update.

Thanks team... continue the good work but less updates please?
80

Exactly what it says on the tin


Posted on 18 November 2017
100
Functionality
Works perfectly
100
Ease of use
30 seconds to enable plugin, change article hits and disable (recommended)
100
Support
Not needed
100
Documentation
The on-site video says it all
-1
Value for money
I used this to: No particular reason, was looking at another extension and spotted this. Didn't believe it wasn't already possible to change the count without hacking the database... issue solved!!
44

For webmasters/developers?


Posted on 13 May 2016
50
Functionality
It works, it works fine but they have you jumping through hoops to get there
80
Ease of use
Pretty darned good once you've got it working.
10
Support
"where did you get it from? my client bought it, "tell them to contact us" , actually they are not that computer literate, hence my question
10
Documentation
out dated and also not very good, "support" (if they'll provide it) rely on you asking them the questions, clients OK, assistants, forget it
70
Value for money
I suppose so, eventually we got it working with the latest version, but what a hassle to get there, buy it is fine, sorting it out phoof!!
I used this to: a clients website.

MAJOR problem is that a compilation album of songs from previous releases cannot be automatically added, every song is therefore added twice into the database. Needs a bit of work and a change of attitude from the developer towards those who use the componen
Owner's reply: Hello,

Thanks for taking the time to review Music Collection.

I understand, for what I read, that your main concern is that you couldn't get technical support from us.
We are more than happy to help "assistants", as you mention, but you will understand that we have to verify the accounts to offer technical support.
If you can write to us I'll be glad to review the support questions you're referring to.

You have to understand that we need to know that the user that is requesting support has actually paid for it. There are users using the extension with no license and that's why we have to verify the license. That's why we always ask (even assistants like yourself) to login to our website using the original account that was used to purchase the software in the first place. This way we can separate the real assistants, like you, from other users who just want to get support for free.

I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say here. I don't know who did you speak to in our team, but I'm sure he didn't pretend that the owner of the website logged in himself, but suggested that you, as the technical assistant, could log in using the original account details.

I think this is pretty understandable...

Please, be sure to contact us at support@ joomlathat.com for any further support. Just refer to there mentioning the original discussion (or this review)

Many thanks!
1

Makes you jump through loops


Posted on 10 March 2016
1
Functionality
None, failed in every respect
1
Ease of use
Impossible
1
Support
Register first
1
Documentation
?? Didn't find any, no demo, no information
-1
Value for money
I used this to: Nothing, gave up after struggling.
80

Dead straightforward, what more do you need?


Posted on 27 February 2016
100
Functionality
The sitemaps generated, I know how to read them from experience, they look correct. Well done team and thanks for your work on this project.
100
Ease of use
Click Click - working!!
100
Support
not needed, gave it full marks anyway, everything else is good, I guess if anyone needed support it would be there too?
100
Documentation
It's available, but not needed in my case
-1
Value for money
I used this to: a local town/community home watch scheme

0

1

Maybe I'm too thick to have a computer?


Posted on 21 December 2015
1
Functionality
installed great, then wanted me to jump through hoops. It worked but...
guest views display [EDIT ME ->] for "sunshine falls" etc..
1
Ease of use
maybe I'm to thick to have a computer? First one I ever worked on was in 1973, I am in the software industry, didn't understand this module
1
Support
couldn't be bothered trying it - sorry, anything that asks my viewers to "EDIT ME ->" doesn't last more than 10 seconds
1
Documentation
I did try to find instructions, they said when I save the feed it will display, it did, I was happy. until I saw the sunshine, world ocean..
-1
Value for money
I used this to: nothing - immediately deleted it - sorry

with the message:
Warning
Package Uninstall: Missing manifest file.

Message
Error uninstalling package.

Needs a LOT of work
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