Rated 1 out of 5 by GiftsOutlet Free Version Is Useless
The product doesnt show random items, it just shows the same 3 items on all products in the related section and recommended section. It doesnt even allow you to pick the 3 items it shows, it just shows the same products on every product page. $50 a month is a rip-off in my opinion so all in all this module was a waste of time
November 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blair Geddes Works perfectly as described
I felt compelled to write a review after skimming all the negative reviews before installing this.
It does work with Magento 1.9.1 or version 1.9.2 as well. Tried with both in separate installs. It works straight away. No need for reindexing. Turn compiler and cache off before you install (as you should for any Magento extension). If you are having an issue with the extension, try using an older release if the latest release breaks your store. But it's likely there is another underlying reason your store is breaking. I have this extension in 4 different Magento setups. Some are new and small, and others are over 3 years old with over 200,000 SKU's and all work perfectly!
It doesn't slow the page load down, Magento core code for related, cross sell and upsell blocks is where the heavy load is. If you compare page load times for the automated related products against manual ones, you will see the page load times are more or less identical.
Yes, this extension throws up random products for the various blocks. But it is a free extension! The developer isn't asking for a lot of money per month for what is being offered. If you are getting more than 50,000 page views a month, the $50 a month asking price is not a lot in comparison for what you get in return! Imagine having to add all related products manually for example!!
Anyway rant over, great extension, I have it on all of my Magento e-commerce stores I've built thus far.
November 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by susan5in7 most worst module for ever
hey, why have you listed this module as free? free version it is not working any way. just doing zig-zag. List this module in paid category that people do not try it for free. developer's consent to sell this module compare to help magento people. remove this from free listing.
October 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by leluthdore Great Extension
This is one of the best extensions found so far ! Thank you guys !
August 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by marcelo63 WARNING!!
- Modify core files
- Mess up with new RWD Template (disappear right column)
- Mess with database
- Is it NOT related unless you pay is completely random
The worst, because messed up with database some fields updated wrong to Google and banned me more than half of the products, which are about 7,500
Restore from back up was the only solution.
I know: you may say why install in a live production? My IT people just did an update from 1.9.1 to 1.9.2 unfortunately the updated this old module along with magento core
August 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bryan_McNamara Broke my site. Do not use. Modifies core code.
I installed this on my dev Magento install, and everything appeared to be great. I was happy with it. Then, I installed it on the production server, and oh boy, the next 2 hours were lost and concerning.
This module hammers the database when installed. It locked up my database server. I have over 100k SKUs. I guess the code doesn't scale well.
After deleting the files according to the installation notes, because the site wouldn't load (It kept overloading the db server), I found my admin panel was broken. Fortunately I keep a Magento 1.9 base install unpackaged for this reason. I had to copy over a core/Mage file that this module had edited. Bad form.
July 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by gopal2k6 Do't install Broke my site
I am very disappointed about this Plugin. They write code in magento core files and broke my website.
January 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by saharobin Not working
I am using magento community 184.108.40.206. This extension does not display in the frontend. I can set the settings at the backend. Also in my products page no automated products are displaying there.
Need help. It is a great extesnsion because I used it in magento enterprise 1.12. Worked perfectly.
October 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gabrielsoto Broke down my site
DO NOT install. This extension does not work. I installed it on my Magento and it broke it.
August 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by srmobile NOT FREE - You need to subscribe!
I installed this product thinking it was free, unfortunately the description is misleading.
The FREE portion randomizes products from your entire store and not from the same category.
Found an alternative module that is FREE that does show random products from the same category.
January 15, 2014