Why we can’t without Joomla Extensions
When you are creating a site using CMS Joomla, you often need a specialized functional. Each
of us wants to add on own site something special: an interesting piece
here, a beautiful thing there. Make it convenient, fast and compatible
with a variety of services and applications.
On the one hand,
Joomla!, so good that it’s easy and highly extensibility. Besides the engine as is,
we have hundreds available modules, plugins and components. With the
helps of this tool we can gather really cool thing.
On the other
hand, the ideas are beating as a fountain, and every day we need
something new. Also, very rarely the standard build of Joomla! and its
extensions are suitable to us. Therefore, each of us gradually
completing them under needs.
With wich key problem encountering of almost everyone of us
course, someone is engaged in development purely for himself, someone
sharing it with others. Someone did not even hesitate to take money for
their work and developing professional extensions =) That’s good. It’s
good, that appears more and more extensions and developers. This
situation called "win-win-win", which benefits not only for all
concerned parties, but the World becomes a little bit better.
very often we starting to use some extension, we find ourselves trapped
by the developer.Because there is a thousand little things that are
specifically should look like "a little differently" for your site. It
seems to be almost suits, but this "almost" strongly poisons life.
Pitfalls of paid extensions
influence on the developer is rather difficult, they have a vision on
Product development. Especially, if the extension is paid. Because
there are many nuances of "internal kitchen", which the client is not
Also, payed extensions is not affordable for everyone,
and the license can greatly restrict our choice. We would be happy
something to change, but we can’t edit the code by ourself, can not
write additional modules or plug-ins — even more so. Stepped aside —
and will be removed from the guarantee and refused to further support.
Pitfalls of free extensions
free extensions, situation is somewhat different, but no less
problematic. They are maintaining due of the author enthusiasm, because
it is very difficult to monetize them. And often making of such
projects are not for profit. And as a free demo version for commercial
product. Or simply because developers share the already done work with
As a result of free extensions often goes in nowhere,
originally promising projects cease to evolve.And the authors are
understandably very reluctant to respond to customer feedback to
improve the functional.
For free or not for free?
Or why we have difficulty to influence the developer
Yeah, almost as Shakespeare...
fact, the problem is not that the developer of a scoundrel.And the fact
that his efforts should be compensated. If the author is earning
increasing, the cost of changes or improvements can greatly exceed the
cost of the product itself. Only because the result of work on the
product is sold many times, but the result of services — usually only
If the author does not earn on the expansion, then do
something for free it even less sense. Especially pity if donate
doesn’t not works. And usually donate doesn’t not works.
seem, that people not paying for the product, so should they at least
be independent: to seek the right information on the site, to help
other users.But the situation, when 2 identical topic, with the same
question hanging side by side, occurs often. Or a person asks a
question, help him, and he wrote: "Thanks, I’ll try. After 2 days will
write, helped it or not". And then silence...
Not only that on
starvation rations in the enthusiasm of developers is becoming less and
less. Sometimes appears guys, who are beginning to blackmail instead of
gratitude: "They say if you do not fix it, I mean you always write a
bad review". After such frills desire to do something, and even more so — for free, disappears altogether.
Where to find a solution
shows, that no fee service, or projects such as "Get Satisfaction" do
not solve the problem. Because only high-quality feedback is not enough — need interaction. And is that the efforts of developers were
compensated, and the result for the user was available. In an ideal
world — free, open source software. Yes, and itself Joomla’s!
philosophy, this implies, and a Joomla! development team that helps in
Towarded with this target, we organized a project
idoitbetter.org, where any user can get for free the desired extension,
and the developer — a grant for the development.
The principle of
our cooperation is simple: you send the idea of the module, plugin or
component for Joomla.Together with other users vote for the ideas and
discuss the nuances of technical tasks. Once in a month we are
providing grants for the implementation of the most popular ideas. The
result you get is absolutely free!
Grants are giving, as for a
completely new extensions, and for developing new features for existing
ones. Moreover, does not matter, that your idea haven’t a potential
developer or will need to find just to find him.
Join in to the project now, and you will have a real opportunity to:
- Get the extension that you would like, absolutely for free because we are providing grants for the development of your ideas
to the way that extention should be, because the terms of reference are
formed as a result of the discussions of your ideas and suggestions
extension specifically to suit your needs, because you can make custom
made directly to the author or a third-party extensions
functional, which the authors do not purport to expand to develop, and
significantly save your money, because you can unite with the same
users and make a ollective order
- Develop own extension, because we are providing grants to developing a new features for existing popular extensions
problems with the monetization of your own projects, because you can
get grants for the development, individual and group bookings to
improveing the functional
Sign in, do not wait — act now!
end result (whether our ideas are implemented, how it will be done)
depends of us and our activity. How to loud it sounded, but it’s true.
Because the more we are become, the more opportunities we have there.
If you still have any questions or doubts, visit Help Desk Area.