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Apr 28 2011
The Best of Joomla Extensions
Joomla provides a great open source platform for designers, SEO, and companies to develop their Websites in an effective way. The exciting and up-to-date themes give a refreshing look to the Websites powered with Joomla. In addition, the extensions allow you to add more functionality to your Website. If you’re already running a Website on Joomla or thinking to use as a CMS for your upcoming site, then take a look at its ‘must have’ extensions described below.
This extension lets you to dock and undock the admin toolbars in view. Undocking the toolbar helps you in scrolling through large administrator pages. Please note that this extension is not compatible with the Joomla 1.6.0 and 1.6.1 versions.
It is quite essential to backup the Joomla Core Components of your Websites periodically. Akeeba Backup Core is the open source and free backup component of Joomla. It creates a backup of your Website, which can be restored on any Joomla compatible server without any much headache. This is a ‘must have’ component for your Website. It’s backup and restore feature is powered by AJAX to avoid the server timeout errors even for large Websites.
If you want to use your Joomla Website as a membership directory or community system then Community Builder Suite is suitable for you. It upgrades Joomla’s default Members Management System with key community features like enhanced workflows, extra fields in profile, front end workflow management, image upload, admin-defined user profiles and tabs. It also allows defining connection paths between the users and integration with other components such as Blogs, Galleries, Newsletters, Forums etc. What’s more? There are more than 200 extensions available for Community Builder like Facebook Connect, Twitter Connect, Captcha, Donations Management, Shop, Subscription Management, and Membership Management.
Joomla does not have a file explorer to manage the file system of your Website. You can install this extension called eXtplorer to compensate the same. It is a desktop-like Web-based application with directory structure, grid management system, and drag-&-drop feature.
Do you need revamped TinyMCE Editor then install the JCE plugin – a customizable WYSIWYG editor based on Moxiecode TinyMCE Editor. Its main features are Administrator Interface, plugin support, Link Management, File handling, and Media management. Please note that this extension is not compatible with Joomla 1.6 as it has replaced the TinyMCE Editor with Code Mirror.
A slideshow enhances the look of your Website, presents the images in appealing formats, and saves the spaces to show the pictures. So why not to use a slideshow for your Joomla-powered Website? Just install this Phoca Gallery extension and configure the images to move on.
We hope that above extensions will help you to add more functionality to your Website. We will keep you posted with more useful extensions of Joomla in the future, stay tuned.