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Must-have Joomla Extensions

Updated on May 31, 2016

When you create a Joomla site, you always use following extensions as essential features:

Akeeba Backup
Akeeba Backup | Source

1. Akeeba Backup

One of the most important things before immigrating between servers or upgrading website is to backup your website. And Akeeba Backup helps you do this task smoothly with your database and all your files being saved. Now you can download Akeeba Backup free.

License: GPLv2 or later

Compability: Joomla 2.5 and 3.x


2. Sh404SEF

No web developer do not need a SEO extension which helps boost your site via search engines, especially Google search. The best Joomla SEO extension is Sh404SEF to manage all SEO aspects of your site. Also, it provides duplicate content management, analytics, and social networks connector, a really useful 404 error page and wide compatibility with other Joomla extensions. You can download this plugin and get 1-year-support for $39 at a new site of Anything Digital - weeblr.com.

License: GPLv2 or later

Compatibility: Joomla 2.5 and 3.x

sh404SEF
sh404SEF | Source

3. BT Simple Slideshow

A website could not be beautiful and professional without images. Another must-have Joomla extensions is BT Simple Slideshow to helps display images with many animation types on responsive websites. You can upload images from local computer or mobile devices and fully configure with a lot of options. Moreover, the module supports swiping to change slide on mobile devices. Especially, it’s a free module. Just download and get support for free.

License: GPLv2 or later

Compatibility: Joomla 2.5 and 3.x


BT Simple Slideshow
BT Simple Slideshow | Source

4. K2 and EasyBlog

Few years ago, K2 is the most popular content construction kit for Joomla thanks to built-in comment system and custom fields. Especially, it’s free download. However, there are many great competitors thanks to new nice features for Joomla 3.x now. The most striking competitor is EasyBlog with great features such as event management, team management….but you need to pay from $59 to download and use it for 1 year. Depend on your demand of blog, you can choose either K2 or EasyBlog. If you just need a basic blog without paying any fee, K2 is the best option. However, if you want to have a blog with many impressive features, you should pay amount of fee for EasyBlog.

License: GPLv2 or later

Compatibility: Joomla 2.5 and 3.x

K2 and EasyBlog
K2 and EasyBlog | Source

5. Advanced Module Manager

Advanced Module Manager is a good tool to customize module placement. It helps you assign modules such as Menu Items, Homepage, Data Range, User Group Levels, Language, Template, URLs, Operating Systems, Browsers, Content page Types, Categories, Article, and Tags… to any positions while Joomla default Module Manager normally assigns your modules to certain menu items. Also it allows to search a module through module list effortlessly. This module comes with free and pro version from €25.

License: GPLv2 or later

Compatibility: Joomla 2.5 and 3.x

Advanced Module Manager
Advanced Module Manager | Source

6. JCE

JCE is a powerful WYSIWYG editor for Joomla based on Moxiecode's TinyMCE. This extension has free and pro version from €29. With pro version, you have access to insert and manage media files, doc files, templates and more.

License: GPLv2 or later

Compatibility: Joomla 2.5 and 3.x

JCE
JCE | Source

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