Joomla is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) in the world, used in over 30 million sites, with over 10.000 available extensions and this number only grows. There are extensions for almost every purpose: social networking, business sites, gallery albums, e-commerce, blogging…
In the list below we are presenting 10 Joomla extensions which are popular and very useful for almost any Joomla site:
AcyMailing is a Joomla extension allowing you to maintain real communication with your contacts via e-mail marketing, newsletters, follow-up autoresponders, marketing campaigns…
So if you do not have AcyMailing starter and if you want to have more visitors on your site, specially those who return, install this extension on your website.
With this extension you can do backup your entire site – including all files and database contents.
It’s very easy to use, after you installed it you can easy do backups, save them on your hard drive and restore them from your hard drive. If you want to restore your backup, just create new database and extract your backup file into new file, after that just follow the steps of restoration.
The DJ-Image Slider extension allows you to display image slides with title and short description linked to any menu item or url address.
This extension is one of the best free sliders for Joomla, is very easy to configure and photo/text banners look very good and professional on your website.
EasyBlog is a Joomla blog. It can be used to manage your personal blog, company blog or even team blogging. Unfortunately it’s not free.
Starting a blog is a great way to boost your SEO and attract qualified visitors, so if you have new website(or old and you do not have a blog) add blog into your website.
HikaShop is an e-commerce extension for Joomla. It provides advanced customization capabilities of your online shop in order to meet your website e-commerce needs.
Maybe you prefer VirtueMart, but because of some issues with Virtuemart and that it’s not compatibility with Joomla 3.0. is HikaShop more popular and is better solution for e-commerce.
Configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla based on TinyMCE editor, it has a lot of features and addons and works well in most situations.
Once you installed your Joomla site you will probably first to look for this extension, because default Joomla editors are outdated or do not have so many features as this editor.
JSN PowerAdmin is a free content management extension for Joomla. It allows you to have full control over your Joomla website in a single screen.
With this extension everything is much easier to accomplish and you can easily manage your menu items, modules, articles, categories…
Kunena is the leading Joomla forum component. It is the only forum/discussion solution for Joomla that is community driven – true open source – public self-help forums,
Maybe you do not want to have forum on your site, maybe you just want to have forum itself. Kunena is good for both and it has a lots of features and is easy to moderate.
Open Source Excellence (OSE) File Manager is an easy open source file management component for Joomla. It aims to help you manage/edit your files through the Joomla backend.
You do not need to lose time in order to manage your files through a web host control panel, you can just simply use this component to manage your files through the Joomla backend.
Xmap is a Site map generator component for Joomla. Xmap allows you to create a map of your site using the structure of your menus.
This component is not only good for your site visitors to find some hidden menus, but also allows search engines to crawl the site more intelligently. So add line like this -> Sitemap: http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml in your robots.txt file.
There is a lot more Joomla extensions which are very popular. Which extension you will choose, depends on what you want or what you need for your Joomla site. You can find them here – http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/popular.