FAQs

Why is everything now free?

After a 10 year run of creating and selling Joomla products, I found myself wanting to branch out to different areas and explore new avenues. I contemplated closing up shop and moving on but I want to share my talent and passion for Joomla! with the world. I have created many products (over 100) in the last decade and could not let all these useful tools go, but at the same time wanted to find a new way give back to the Joomla Community. So in 2021, I decided to move to a “Name Your Price” model to essentially make all of my products FREE for everybody. But for those of you who can and want to support my work, you can contribute something if you choose.

Wait. Really?

Yes, really. You can download and use any or all of our products completely free. We decided this would be a great way to say thanks for supporting us (now me) over the past 12 years.


What about Support?

I created all the extensions on this site, so I will do my absolute best to provide you with adequate (free) support. If you need extra insurance, you can select a support add-on at the time of checkout to secure priority support. That being said, this is where you come in. I want to rebuild our Joomla community bigger and better than ever and I need your help. I am only one man and I can’t do it all. We need to help each other. Get involved. Moderate a forum, answer a question if you can. Let’s work together to make this a great experience and show the world what Joomla can do. Please reach out to me if you can assit in any way.


What is Priority Support?

General support can only go so far. Things get tricky when dealing with issues like incompatibility with other extensions, bugs, outdated versions, problematic hosting etc. Priority support allows for  extra time to sort these types of issues. We understand that all of our customers are unique and sometimes minor adjustments are needed to make our product work perfectly for your specific needs. Priority support allows for up to 30 minutes of troubleshooting and fixes to your problem via our support forums. This is more than enough time for 98% of issues we see.

Who is Pixel Point Creative?

Pixel Point Creative was founded in 2009 and offers a range of unique and useful Joomla extensions to make your site more attractive, useful and engaging.  Dan Riefstahl is the founder and owner of Pixel Point Creative, as well as the core developer. For over 20 years he has been immersed in the design and web development field,  crafting national magazines, creating websites for a #1 best selling author, online stores and a slew of non-profit, construction and education related companies.


What happened to the templates library?

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Do you offer other Services?

With over 20 years of experience, we can handle nearly any project. We offer quality Joomla extensions and build websites that are modern, beautiful and work on all devices. We provide complete design, development and hosting services. We have built over 100 Joomla templates and extensions and offer many of these useful tools to help you get any website project up and running fast! Let us help you stand out from the crowd with bright ideas and inspired design.


What are Joomla extensions?

Components, languages, modules, plugins, libraries, packages and templates are collectively known as Extensions. An extension is a software package that extends your Joomla! installation in some way. A small selection of extensions is included with the default Joomla! installation but many more are available from the Joomla! Extensions Directory and places like this!

The term extension is generic and the following specific extension types are available:

  1. Component – adds custom functions to your site that can be selected from menus
  2. Module  – Flexible boxes to show data in multiple areas of a page and possibly on multiple pages
  3. Plugin – modifies content in articles or provides functions to extend other extensions
  4. Template  – define the look, feel, and navigation capabilities of your site
  5. Language – defines an additional language for your site
  6. Library  – provides functions to be used by other extensions
  7. Package – bundles related extensions
Modules

A module is a lightweight and flexible extension used for rendering content and/or images in blocks or areas of your page. The difference between a component and a module is not always clear. Modules can appear a number of times, on a number of pages in various positions. The position of each module can be easily changed to whatever is available in your template. You can select the menu items where a module is displayed or use a third party extension like Advanced Module Manager from Regular Labs. This will open many possibilities for showing/hiding modules.

Plugins

Plugins enable you to execute code in response to certain events, either Joomla core events or custom events that are triggered from your own code. This is a powerful way of extending the basic Joomla functionality.

Components

Components are the main functional units that display in your template, like the content management system, contact forms, web Links and the like. They are usually displayed in the center of the main content area of a template (depending on the template).

Template

This is the presentation of your website. The design. It is also the place holder for your component, and many place holders for modules. Plugins are involved too, but execute when the site loads.

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