Gift Wrap / GiftWrap
Unintuitive design, ugly/hackish code, overall unprofessional
When purchasing a commercial extension, you expect the best out of what you're getting.
I only wish that with companies such as MageStore, they put as much effort into their extension code as they do their marketing and branding.
From the outside, their extensions look good and well polished, but after purchasing a few and working to integrate it into an existing Magento install (custom theme), I quickly realized how sloppy and unprofessional the code I purchased actually was.
Amongst the things I found in the code was:
- Inline styling (quick fixes instead of proper CSS edits)
- Unnecessary html bloat
- Heavy logic inside of phtml template files (this should be handled inside Blocks & Model classes)
- Spaghetti string code (just layers and layers of nested IF statements
- Poorly formatted HTML, CSS and PHP (good luck reading it all, it's a mess).
- A controller filename was not capitalized (frontend.php should be Frontend.php) causing the entire site to throw an error when installed on a case-sensitive server.
Besides the code itself, the extension also falls flat on some usability aspects.
Want to apply Gift Wrapping to all products? There's no global setting to do this. It would make sense that there would be since some stores just want Gift Wrap available for everything.
What if you have a Gift Box that should charge per item, and another that should charge per Box. You can't do this because for some reason the developer made this a global setting. Pricing configurations should be tied to each Gift Box to allow for flexibility.
Don't want to upload an image? Well if you don't, your front-end is left with a "missing image" instead of them including simple logic to load a placeholder, or just not load anything.
Overall, my expectations for a commercially available extension that I pay money for are high. Unfortunately, MageStore falls far away from the standards of quality I expect in an extension. I would encourage them look more into the quality of their products.
November 13, 2014
La qualità del codice lascia molto a desiderare.
Ci sono soluzioni di programmazione che vanno praticamente contro qualsiasi buona prassi di programmazione dell'oop.
Vengono usate variabili globali per memorizzare i percorsi dei file percui non è possibile personalizzare agevolmente il frontend del modulo usando il sistema di fallback di magento.
Codice HTML obsoleto e in alcuni casi errato.
Riscrive totalmente INTERE AREE solo per nascondere un elemento.
Purtroppo è l'unico modulo quindi mi sono dovuto accontentare e riscrivere alcune parti del codice.
August 29, 2014
Magestore Gift wrap module functions as described.
I would like recommend this module to anyone who needs to implement the gift wrap features in the magento sites. The support team is very responsive and they quickly fix the issue in no time. Thanks
June 17, 2014
Had a few little problems getting the extension working and the developers were fast to respond and resolve my issues. But better than that, they went way above and beyond my expectations when I requested tweaks and fine-tuning - the support has been the best I've ever encountered! Fantastic! Can't recommend highly enough :-)
March 17, 2014
Gift Wrap + excellent support from Magestore
HI. I choose this Gift Wrap as our wrapping service. This is most advanced extension on market. Thanks to support from Vick (Magestore) he customized the extension to my template. This was very helpful and I like personally thank him again.
Extension works as expected. There are many great ideas to use it - for christmas, for presents, for birthdays.
The only features I will ask to add - needed by many merchantes in Europe and other countries with more than 1 tax rules (with tax VAT). Is to add option to choose which TAX rule is added to the Gift Wrapping service. For example when You sell drugs (they have 8% VAT, but if YOu like to wrap the goods for birthdays - You need to add wrapping service which is with 23% VAT). So the tax rules should be choosen in the backend to meet tax govern rules. This is the one feature I would love to see in Gift Wrap.
The rest are added and meet outstandingly our expectations.
Magestore support developers (Vick) thanks a lot for help !
January 16, 2014
5 stars support
I couldn´t be happier with the Magestore. After 1 year I bought the module I changed the checkout and I got some troubles, so I sent a e-mail to magestore and they helped me and solved my issue within 24 hours.
Tks a lot guys, I will buy from you very ofther after that.
December 19, 2013
Really good product and support.
I purchased this product. After installing I thought I did something wrong. I ask to the support team. They made it working withing 24-30 hours. Really great support. I recommend this product.
December 12, 2013
Really happy with Gift wrap extension. These guys did a phenomenal job. Thanks Magestore!
December 2, 2013
This is a very userful extension for products gift wrapping and can attach gift card with addition of best wishes comments.
I faced few issues with this extension but all problems had been quick resolved by its support team.
November 15, 2013
Great software and super support!
Installing was painless, but had a little problem due to the theme.
Support department handled it great and it was solved within the day.
Thank you again!
October 29, 2013