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Magento Extensions? Free or paid for?

Discussion in 'Magento Support' started by Clodbuster, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Clodbuster

    Clodbuster UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Posted: Dec 12, 2016 By: Clodbuster Member since: Apr 24, 2008
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  2. goivvy

    goivvy UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    except your magento version is not 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8 (the free one only supports these versions) no there is not

    the free one although has a few bad reviews but still go ahead install and try it out.

    do not forget to backup your DB and files before installing it just in case.

    UPDATE: just saw a review - the free one works in 1.9.2.1
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2016 By: goivvy Member since: Nov 29, 2016
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  3. Freshwebservices

    Freshwebservices UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Personally I'd advise against installing any extension on a live site w/o having 1st tested it on a matching dev site.

    As for paid vs free - I'd recommend going for paid every time if they offer office hours support.
    Cheers,
     
    Posted: Dec 13, 2016 By: Freshwebservices Member since: Jul 30, 2007
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  4. APWTrading

    APWTrading UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    As a side note to free vs paid, we have and still use a number of fishpig extensions and they are well written and supported
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2017 By: APWTrading Member since: Dec 14, 2014
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  5. Idosell Shop

    Idosell Shop UKBF Regular Free Member

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    So you mean that Magento extensions might have some issues with code quality? I would go for paid one since there is at least someone to point out the responsibility- I would also suggest having a limited number of extension providers due to higher possible interoperability among them. I would suggest such approach not only with Magento but also with other os-commerce platforms.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2017 By: Idosell Shop Member since: Dec 2, 2016
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  6. makeusawebsite

    makeusawebsite UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Free extensions can be, sometimes just as good as a paid alternative. However, as mentioned above, always install with caution on a dev site, not onto your live site.

    Also, remember with a free extension;

    * There probably will be no after-support.
    * You often get what you pay for.

    If you go with a paid extension, try to stick to one of the developers who has good reviews for service and support.

    hat your trying to do can be accomplished from a DB query.... so unless this is a regular task you might want to consider doing so rather than adding an overhead to your site.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2017 By: makeusawebsite Member since: Jan 23, 2011
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