Pre-Select Colors Plus Swatches
Sloppy Execution For a Premium Extension
This extension simply did not do what it was designed to do. I have several e-commerce stores built on Magento and have purchased $1,000's in extensions. I've never had an experience like this. My site has a lot of custom programming so I am aware that there are often times you cannot simply plop an extension in place and expect it to work without some modification, but this extension caused so much headache I decided to get rid of it and have custom development work done to get swatches on my site. When I emailed the developer about my concerns, I got a condescending response that basically just implied the extension was flawfless and the only problem is I don't know what I'm doing. I've been working with Magento for years and I think I know where my expectations should be after purchasing many other extensions prior to this one.
It caused conflicts with other extensions that were working perfectly before this one was ever installed, all of our custom attributes were no longer visible in the backend after we moved the site from staging yet became visible again after we got rid of this extension, the swatches did not show up at the category level, the product page swatches did not select the appropriate product image when clicked, and on the admin pages there was an issue that wouldn't let you select custom attributes in the multi-select box that should have been available for use with this extension. These are just the major problems we ran into. I could make a laundry list of every problem we had with the extension.
I think the other 3 one star ratings speak volumes about the extension and the developer's attitude about fixing these issues.
Pass on this one to save your time and money.
November 17, 2013
I tried for several days with all kinds of extensions and combinations of extensions to get the functionality that this offers out of the box.
Save yourself some time and money (time is money after-all) and get this extension before wasting several days trying anything else.
Well worth the $79.99
I had only one small hickup that was due to a conflict between Organic's Simple Configurable Products, but Chad responded to my email within 30 minutes and pointed out the conflict. After removing SCP (which seems redundant with this extension) everything is functioning perfectly and already making life easier.
Absolutely love that the thumbnails can be auto-generated from the base product images. That is a huge time saver over other extensions I tried.
Thanks for the great extension and helpful tech support!
November 12, 2013
More then I expected
I only can say a very Thank you for exelent help and support to Chad.
I ordered innstallation service from Chad as I had in mind that there would be some need of solving some adjustments regarding to my template.
Chad have solved everything in a Perfect way.
I will be more then safe and secured to buy other Extensions/AddOns from Chad.
October 31, 2013
functions as described, that was what i want
like i say in the title, the extension works as described. the support via e-mail is fast, no more to ask.
thanks for all Chad
September 24, 2013
Very Good extension, I purchased the installation service, and Chad do help alot! Thanks! I recommend!
August 13, 2013
A great extension with superb support!
I have bought this extension and I must say it delivers as promised.
Smooth installation ( I have paid for the installation ) and very informative.
One of the best extensions I got and it really makes the site look better.
August 11, 2013
Great Plugin with even better support. Totally recommended.
August 10, 2013
Best magento swatch module and excellent support
There are plenty of Magento swatch modules on the market, but this one is clearly the best.
It's versatile, so you can use color codes or swatch images; and its backend settings gives you plenty of control on presentation.
Support was terrific - Chad was really responsive and happy to help. Any additional custom work required is very reasonably priced as well.
It's quickly becoming the swatch extension that I recommend to our clients as it has features, stability and extendability that other Magento swatch modules simply don't offer. Great and highly recommended.
June 18, 2013
really good extension...
works how it should and the installation service to a custom theme were done in 2 days.... well done
June 3, 2013
Don't Expect Any Professional Support or Professionalism
I wouldn't know about usefulness or functions as desired but I can unequivocally say the developer support is horrible. I wanted to support a developer in my home country but that was a big mistake.
I should have heeded the warnings from the other negative reviews and bought a different extension, because now I need to buy another one anyway. The developer Chad was rude and not helpful at all.
All I wanted was for him to install the extension. After two days of no response I e-mailed him today to follow up, and I even offered to pay for a block of time should there need to be some tweaks to the extension, but he didn't respond to my e-mails and when he did it was very vague one sentence answer.
When I asked for a quick phone call, because his e-mails said "sent from iPhone" he told me "No Sorry I can't". Can't say enough about his lack of professionalism. Very sad.
May 31, 2013