Rated 0 out of 5 by Aheadworks The new version of the extension is available now. The updated Custom SMTP v.1.0.4 has "Test Connection" button in SMTP Settings implemented.
August 27, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by hkrutt1 This extension was a lifesaver. It did everything it promised it would do. Thanks!
August 20, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Jasaid I played with it for a while and noticed that it's a perfect way to promote your time-limited discounts. People see that not much time left and purchase, purchase, purchase))) Great, thank you guys.
August 16, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by MarximusMG Love the extension, guys, thanks! I'd like to remove the "Read More" button on each blog post. How do I do that?
Also, I have multiple blog categories, how do I hide one of them from showing up on the primary blog page? Thanks in advance.
August 15, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by HDGroot When logging in, Z-blocks dissapear. Logging out will make them appear again. AW is working for a few weeks on this problem. No results yet.
Anyone else recognising this problem ?
August 3, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Aheadworks Featured Products 3 v.3.4 has been released. The new version of the module includes some minor bugfixes.
August 2, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Ahmad_Khalil Very clever extension for a very reasonable price,any questions answered with speedy response,support service that far beyond the asking price of the extension.They solved my problem right the way, they never ignore my emails, I do believe this company is NO 1
July 19, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by kcren Ouch! Hurt Our Sales
We were excited to use the Facebook link module (v 2.1.1, Community) since our developer has used other AheadWorks products in the past (for us and his other clients). Looked like a great way to get social mentions and make login easier.
Unfortunately, after a couple of weeks, Google Analytics revealed that the plugin likely *hurt* our sales (thousands of dollars!) instead of helping. More people were leaving the store at the login step and not returning.
Puzzled, we discovered that the the plugin *forces* the user to give permission to post to the user's wall, even if they click Skip at that (2nd page) step, and *even* if you turn off the Post to Wall option in your Magento store configuration panel! This behavior sends a scary (but incorrect) signal to a potential user: "We insist on posting your purchases to your Wall even if you don't want us to." Even though it doesn't actually post, the user is afraid that it will, so they leave without buying.
The authentication can and should be more granular, as explained by Facebook (Google "facebook permissions reference" to see it). The plugin can choose which additional permissions they request from Facebook when authenticating--it should not request publish_stream permission if the option is disabled in the store. I use Facebook to log in everywhere, and other sites don't always request permission to post to your wall.
It took a couple of weeks to see the sales impact, then to try disabling the Post to Wall feature, and finally to learn of the coding/design defect. By then the 15-day $-back period was over, and a refund was declined by AheadWorks even though the module behavior is not our fault. (I even had trouble convincing them that they have programming control over this behavior.) They did try to make up for it in other ways (thank you), but the very short 15-day $-back period irritates me now. 15 days just isn't enough time to measure some impacts. If it isn't working out and it isn't due to user error and the user was hurt, a refund should be issued anyway IMO. Besides, 30-day $-back periods have been show (in studies) to increase net sales, not hurt them...
(AheadWorks declined to fix this issue after a few emails back and forth. They also suppressed this review on their own web site, so it is being published here to help others avoid the same pitfalls.)
July 16, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by AlexanderLA Perfect extension.
July 13, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by ogiframes NOT COMPATIBLE with 22.214.171.124
July 10, 2012