As many of you know, I have long been around the forums - and have spoken highly of many of the developers. I am currently finishing up a site for a local government for their long running annual festival. Potential vendors apply through a form on the site - and then city employees need the ability to accept or reject the applicants. In addition, the fees owed are determined based on the type of product being sold (e.g., food, arts, non profit, etc.), the size of the booth, how many electrical outlets are needed, and if the vendor wants to be considered for best in show. To the best of my knowledge, there isn’t a Stack or Add on that can remotely come close to being able to auto-calculate based on four different fields.
So, (as usual), I purchased another copy of Sitelok and installed it ($40 first instance, $20 for each additional installation).
Installing Sitelok is a breeze. 1) create a MySQL database; 2) edit one of the installation files (enter name of db and password); 3) transfer the folder of Sitelok files to your server; and 4) enter the installation URL in your browser and click enter. It couldn’t be easier.
However, this is where Adrian Jones of Vibralogix gets a HUGE SHOUTOUT. The software can not auto-calculate fields out of the box. So, I reached out to Adrian to see if he might write the code to do so. YES! And, for an unbelievably reasonable cost (LESS THEN THE HALF THE PRICE that an extra license costs).
To get an idea, this illustration shows how a person needs to pick a category and booth size. They then have the option of adding between 0 and 3 electrical outlets ($100 ea) and whether or not they want to be considered for Best in Show ($25). Thanks to Adrian’s efforts, Sitelok does all of the calculations for my client.
So- to sum up…if you are in need of membership software, or if you need to lock down certain pages (or files), you absolutely can’t do better then Sitelok. The product is rock solid…and the customer service is flat-out the best available.
Questions? I’m always happy to answer them.