From Sept. 1st 2016 all of our extensions will be available for download for FREE… as in zero dollars, in fact you won't even require an account.
If you want to use the community forums you will need the "Free Forum Access" subscription, but, as the name suggests it's free — we only really require it as a minor hinderance for you is a stretch to far for spammers :D
Wait… what now…
The reality is that between the malware infected versions that keep popping up and the dramatic drop in trafffic from the JED that occurred a few years ago when the "new" JED launched and the lack of changes in Joomla that required our software to change we haven't invested anytime in the extensions for some time now.
Given that people are still downloading them from dodgy websites and taking the risk of having their sites hacked I decided it's easier to make all of the extensions available for free.
So as stated above you can download all of our current extensions for free from 1 Sept. 2016.
Support will only be in the form or existing documentation or FAQ's going forward. This shouldn't be a problem as their are plenty of articles and FAQs available (support requests over the last year have all been about adding features… or doing something the extensions were not designed to do… so… yeah).
With the upcoming changes to the JED support is no longer available on the current extensions.
What about Updates, New Features or Bug Fixes?
The simplest answer is if someone pays for an update/new feature then the extensions will likely be updated or have features added. Given that all of our "Pro" versions (i.e. the paid extensions) where made for our Managed Web clients (see CPPL) as long as they use them we can expect that they'll be updated to work with the latest versions of Joomla.
We hope you enjoy the software :D
p.s. I'll update this post with answers to any questions that may arise… like this one:
- What about people that have existing subscriptions that don't expire until after Sept. 1st 2016?
- Subscriptions pay for support — all "Support Subscriptions" are still valid and any support questions will be answered.They've all expired
- All Support subscriptions expired in Sept. 2016 and extensions or new support subscriptions are no longer available