A New Resources Directory
In the August issue of the Joomla Community Magazine the Joomla Resources Directory (JRD) team announced that we had planned to close this site with plans to implement a new one for the community. As a part of that plan we are following up by putting this announcement to inform site users and visitors to look forward to the new site. Please read the article we published for more information about why we did this and the timeline for what we have in store!
As a result of the plan you'll notice a few changes:
- We aren't accepting any new submissions to this site.
- We aren't going to approve / moderate any existing listings.
- We are going to be archiving this site for the time being until a date to be determined in the future. The site will remain mostly static, unless you wish to completely remove your listing.
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Currently, I have a Joomla site that I manage for one non-profit and none of us are website builders in the true meaning of the word.
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Thanks for the great review Gretch! We really appreciate your business.
I would like to clarify our support though. Our support ticketing system is the quickest way to get your issue resolved. Our 800 number primarily exists to resolve billing issues or for support when you are unable to access our online support ticketing system. For normal support needs, we offer 24/7 online support through our ticketing system on a first come, first serve basis. This allows our support techs to view your entire support history when diagnosing and solving problems–sparing you the inconvenience and frustration of explaining the issue over and over again.
We understand that some questions, such as those concerning our website design services or quotes delivered to you are certainly better addressed through a personal phone conversation. If you reach our voicemail, we are busy assisting other customers, so please do leave a message noting your hosting account information and the issue(s) you are experiencing. We will respond promptly via our support ticket system or with a callback if the issue cannot be resolved through our support system.
If you have further questions about our phone support, simply drop us a ticket. We'd love to hear from you.
Thanks again for the review!
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So... I took a gamble on this outfit, primarily because of the Joomla focus (which I valued at that point) and because they seemed small and approachable.
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Thank you for the great review.
I would like to make a point of clarification. Our default disk space for our "Simple Hosting Plan" is 2GB, but considering the base price is currently only $5.95 and that you can add additional space for $0.50/month per GB very easily from your online account at getsimple.net , you're still getting more for your dollar than with most any other host I have come across . . . especially those falsely claiming "unlimited" this or that (which isn't possible and is false advertising). As always, you do get what you pay for.
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Thanks again for the feedback.
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