Top 10 Joomla Extensions

Joomla is a free, most popular open source Content Management System and application framework, which helps you in building web sites. An important aspect such as ease of use, highly extensible, easy to install and setup has made Joomla the popular software available in the market.

With the help of this CMS, Joomla designers and developers build attractive web design for their clients. These designs are easily manageable as they are tailor made to match the requirements of specific business needs and can be customized accordingly.

    1. JCE

JCE is a popular extension for Joomla! It is basically a content editor which provides you with a set of WYSIWYG editor tools. JCE is a free, extendable and customizable extension, which makes the job of writing articles for Joomla web design/site an easier task. It comes with too many features which you may be using in word or Open Office etc.

    1. Jumi

Jumi is the set of inbuilt custom code extensions used for Joomla. These custom codes are included into many Joomla places by many ways. Jumi is a free, reliable and flexible extension, which includes HTML, CSS, PHP and plain txt files very quickly into your Joomla! With the help of Jumi, you can easily develop simple and small customized Joomla extensions.

    1. JoomlaXplorer

It is known as file and FTP (file transfer protocol) Manger. It helps you in editing files, copy, rename, delete and archive directly on your server. With JoomlaXplorer, you can easily edit, move, browse files and directories, copy, delete, search and uploading of files, change file permission and many more.

    1. Simple Image Gallery

It is one of the Joomla extensions whose main aim is to add image gallery inside Joomla articles with the help of “Simple Image Gallery” Plugin for Joomla 1.0.x and 1.5.x. Adding an image gallery to articles is now become a simpler and easier task with the help of these Plugin. Joomla Plugin 1.0.x and 1.5.x are compatible.

    1. Community Builder

Community Builder is the easiest and the fastest way of doing social networking on your own website. This is the most popular social networking solution that provides you with certain tools which help you to grow and maintain your own website community. Community builder is a free, reliable, scalable, secure and robust open source with GPL.

    1. VirtueMart

VirtueMart is a fully featured open source e-commerce solution. This extension is used together with Joomla, as they both are written in PHP and can be used in PHP environments only. It is basically an online shop solution with which you can perfectly sell your goods online and expand your business. It is known for its performance, usability as well as security.

    1. Expose Bridge

It is a flash-based tool, which helps in creating an attractive and appealing slide show of your pictures that are located on the web. Expose Bridge supported list of features such as:
a) Provides a direct link to your photo or album.

b) Smooth interface.
c) Automatic slide show.
d) Full PHP integration.
e) Upload background image with the help of Joomla Backend.

    1. JEvents

JEvents is a well known and loved events calendar for Joomla. JEvents consists of a number of plugins and modules as well as compatible Joomla component i.e. Joomfish.

a) Latest events module (jevents_latest)
b) Mini-calendar module (jevents_cal)
c) Events legend (jevents_legend)

a) A search plugin

a) Multiple design layouts possible
b) Fully compatible with Joomla 1.5 MVC framework
c) Repeat exception handling

    1. Akeeba Backup

This is one of the open-source backup components for Joomla content management system. Mission of Akeeba Backup is quite simple, as it creates a site backup which can be restored on any Joomla server. In a single archive, it can create a full backup of your site. Its single archive contains the entire database snapshot, files and an installer. Akeeba is a free, reliable, easy to use open source backup solution for your Joomla.

    1. GTranslate

GTranslate module helps you in translating your web page with the use of Google power. It translates your page to 58 available languages and can be available to more than 98% of internet users.
Set of Features:
a) Mouse over effect
b) Hides Google top frame after translation
c) Analytics feature
d) Valid XHTML
e) Joomla! 1.6.x compatible

Joomla is highly extensible and thousands of extensions (most of them are for free) are available for clients who need specialized functionality. Hope you liked the post. Comments are always welcome as ever and if we’ve missed out your favorite extension, then you can mention it in the form of comments below!

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