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July 29, 2009

Top Ten Joomla Extensions

We have been using Joomla on a daily basis since its beginning, we have compiled a list of our top ten Joomla extensions (Components, Modules, Mambots and Plugins) which have been tested and proven. These will add substantial functionality to your Joomla CMS Website, download them and judge it for yourself!

1. Community Builder Community Builder

Community Builder suite (CB) extends the Joomla! user management system. Key features: extra fields in profile, enhanced registration workflows, user lists, connection paths between users, admin defined tabs and user profiles, image upload, front-end workflow management, integration with other components, like PMS, Newsletter, Forum, Galleries. Release 1.1 is compatible with all Joomla! 1.0.x (including 1.0.15) and Mambo 4.5.2-4.6.4. New CB version 1.2 RC brings Joomla 1.5 native compatibility (and keeping Joomla 1.0.x and Mambo 4.5.2-4.6.4 native compatibility), multi-criteria user searches, full field controls of core fields, ajax email and username checkers, new lost username/password form and many more features and fixes.
note: This extension requires registration to download.
2. JCE JCE
An advanced, configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla! based on Moxiecode's TinyMCE.
Includes advanced Image/Media and File handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.
note: This extension requires registration to download.
3. sh404SEF sh404SEF
sh404SEF rewrites Joomla URL to a more user-friendly format (SEF URL or URL rewriting): mysite.com/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=69&id=34... becomes mysite.com/en/sh404SEF-and-url-rewriting/list-of-available-plugins.html). It is also a security component and manages title and meta tags : automatic tags, or manual for every page. It works with or without .htaccess file. Fully Joomfish compatible. Caching system for high speed and very small DB queries overhead. Support many components natively but uses also sef_ext from OpenSEF/SEF Advanced. VirtueMart, Fireboard, Community Builder, mosetsTree, HotProperty, Sobi2, Docman, myBlog, iJoomla Magazine,News Portal, Remository and more supported natively. SSL switch, automatic 301 redirection from non-sef to sef and from Joomla SEF to sh404SEF, insert Google news style numerical ID,.. Many backend parameters to control URL construction behavior.
4. JoomlaPack Joomla Park
JoomlaPack is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. It creates a full backup of your site in a single ZIP archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer derived from the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site
5. VirtueMart VirtueMart
The complete e-Commerce shopping cart solution for Joomla! - used by thousands of store owners. It can be run in Store- and Catalog-Mode. With its powerful Administration Tool you can handle an unlimited Number of Categories, Products, Orders, Discounts, Shopper Groups and Customers.
6. JEvents JEvent
This project brings the well known and loved Events Calendar to Joomla. JEvents consists of a Joomfish compatible Joomla component and a number of modules and mambots.

Component
* One-off Events and complex repeating patterns of events can be created and viewed in an attractive calendar and a variety of list formats.
* Events can be categorised and calendar views can be customised to show all or some of these categories

Modules
* Mini-calendar module (events_cal) which gives a quick overview of events which can be placed on any page
* Latest events modue (events_latest) which gives a highly configurable summary of upcoming events
* Events legend (events_legend) - displayed alongside the component gives you a summary of event categories and an easy way to limit the events shown to specific categories

Mambots/Plugin
* A search mambot/plugin that enables the global Joomla search to return results from the events calendar
* Post event report feedback that allows event reports or photo gallery links to be shown in the event detail after a set date
7. AllVideos AllVideos
AllVideos (by JoomlaWorks) is truely the all-in-one media management solution for Joomla!.

You can use the plugin to easily embed videos hosted on popular services like YouTube, Metacafe, Vimeo (and many more) inside your Joomla! articles (content items). Additionally, it allows you to playback almost any video/audio filetype directly from your server or a remote server, giving you the competitive edge when it comes to rich media content.
8. Joom!Fish Joom Fish
The Joom!Fish project is your add-on for managing multilingual content within the content management system Joomla!. The project, which was formally known as MambelFish is rewritten and enhanced in order to be compatible with the new versions of the Joomla! project.

The Joom!Fish is an add-on component for Joomla! which allows you to maintain and organize your manual translated content in your Joomla! database. Check out our website for more details about the features and possibilities.

The new version Joom!Fish 2.0 incorporate natively with Joomla! 1.5 and allows you to manage your translations now also within the new Joomla! Framework.
9. FireBoard Forum Fireboard (JED no longer offers or endorses Fireboard)
FireBoard is fully integrated forum solution for Joomla!/Mambo which requires no bridges or hacking core files. It can be easily installed like any other component.
note:FireBoard is compatible with joomla 1.5 in legacy mode.

!!Update!!
Kunena Forum (Replacing Fireboard)
Kunena, translated from Swahili meaning "to speak", arose out of a fork of the former Fireboard forum with a new team and some of the previous developers, including several Joomla core developers.

10. JoomlaXplorer Joomla Xplorer
joomlaXplorer is a File- and FTP - Manager. It allows you to edit files, delete, copy, rename, archive and unpack files/directories directly on your server. You can - Browse Directories & Files - Edit, Copy, Move and Delete files - Search, Upload and Downloading files - Create new files and directories - Change file permissions (chmod) and much more This script is based on QuiXplorer 2.3.1

2 Comments Here:

mykantipur said...

rajkumar bhai...

the recent information added to ur blog is really good. joomla ko baare if you have any other information, specially modules haru baare, please include that also along with the recent information.

i need some info on the modules and pluggins for joomla 1.5 thanks

tejus
mykantipur.com

1cfba4b4-a2d2-11e0-bf63-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Thank you for your provided information. I like your post very much. Please write more and more please.
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