Over the last few weeks I’ve gotten increasingly busy (hence the lull in articles on this site) in customising certain Joomla components at work.
One component I came across just last week is RokDownloads. This is a file-download management component for Joomla 1.5 and as the name suggests it rocks! Developed by the same team that create the brilliant templates for Joomla, RocketWerx (RocketTheme) I guess it’s not that much of a surprise what a quality component this is.
I was using a popular component called DOCman however when it came to customising, it proved pretty difficult mostly due to the fact that it had first been developed for Joomla 1.0x and the team that created it only ported it to work in Joomla 1.5 Legacy Mode; meaning basically that they hadn’t really used the MVC (Model, View, Controller) protocol the way it’s used for Joomla 1.5 Native components.
RokDownloads is proving much easier to customise and even if you don’t need any customisation it just works really well.
So, if you’re looking for a great, free file-download manager hit up RokDownloads.