Perfect and quick solution
Saves a lot of work.
Like it wish it had extras
So kudos and wow
However as a one-stop shop add-on to build a community in these forums, I don't seem them being so easy to manage. Which is kind of funny because the actual forums on the concrete site look amazing. While I know the description doesn’t mention any of the extra features that the concrete site has. What the concrete team has developed for its own site would only help encourage more developers towards concrete 5. I have a few friends that wouldn't touch concrete 5 simply because of the forums lack in function when compared to other cms. Even though concrete 5 as a whole is allot easier to work with.
I hope this isn't taken as a negative review, what the add-on has works perfect. I just wish it could be more if not amazing
for what's planned. Specifically about the forums, see
Very flexible, easy to use and but missing a couple of features
This is great for a low maintenance, easy to setup, flexible structure forum system and is great for personal sites or sites where the forum will not be the main draw card to the site.
It's lacking in the features - notably the ability to add in youtube videos which is a basic feature in most forums but missing in this one. It also lacks in what you can use via the posting form (editing options) which can impact your users as they may want all the features a normal forum uses.
That being said - it's a great simplistic but flexible forum, with simple done really well. Another awesome feature was the user badges which are customisable and allows you to reward uses with badges of your choosing.
Much easier to use / setup / maintain than any other forum software i have used, and i would recommend this to any client that wanted a simple forum solution.
This is how i have implemented the forums on my site -http://www.minecraftworldexchange.com/notch/index.php/forums/...
I paid the $55 and i think the money is well spent due to the easy implementation and flexibility of the product.
Hope this review helps.
Exactly What I Needed
However there appears to be only two top level categories of "Announcements" and "General Chat", but after that you can add your own categories.
It was reasonably easy to edit the layout using CSS.
Great if you like hacking things up
No "move" capability. You can't move off topic conversations to a correct forum. The editor is useless. Spell check is useless. "Quoting" doesn't work in Chrome or IE. Not sure why the button is even there. The editor disappears in edit mode (not that it helps to begin with). Prepare to create FAQ's for end users as to how to do basic stuff that they're not used to having to do (i.e., BB codes).
I don't understand why they just couldn't reference the concrete5 editor, which is quite advanced. Lot's of glitches that will be "looked in to in future versions". This version should be free--really.
For $55 I expected a refined product. Free, $5, or maybe even $10 *might* be reasonable. $55 is a steal--on the part of the seller. Buy only if it's your last choice for a forum (it was mine).
Sorry about the review but my time, after having paid for a product, spent researching & fixing basic stuff, is worth something too.
Perfect building block
The biggest drawback… it doesn't have any indicators as to the number of unread threads in a section.
this addon is perfect to learn how package building is done, as there is so many stuff in.
Translation works now :-)
Attached is my translation file for the discussion package 1.5.3 in german language.
Attention, not translatable
Therefore no points from non-english (i.e. German) users.
I do however wish that you can make it so the view is either flat or standard within the dashboard and not allow the user to change.
I am still slowly getting the hang of the different users and such!
Well worth the $50!
This add-on provides true forums integration into your site without all the overhead.
If your forums needs are ultra complex, this may not be for you, but for most sites this add-on is spot-on.
Pretty cool but also a bit buggy...
I am sure it'll get better in the near future!
Awesome! Thank you thank you thank you!
It installed quickly and easily, and everything seems to be up and running.
I'm looking forward to converting over the 3300 members I have on the phpbb forum to the Concrete5 system in the next few weeks, this add-on coming out right now will save a ton of time trying to create a skin to match the Concrete5 one I'd made.