10 Most Favored Joomla Extensions

Here you will find a list 10 of most Favored and useful Joomla extensions, a short description of what they do. In case you don’t know, Joomla extensions are  templates, modules, components or plugins that extends your Joomla! installation.

1. Akeeba (formerly joomlapack)

Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition.The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites.It is easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.

2. Community Builder

Community Building is about membership and growth on a community site is directly associated with new registrations. Sites that use Facebook connect orTwitter sign-in have experienced an impressive increase in membership growth and there is also some rival discussions regarding which method is better.CB Documentation subscribers can discuss the CB Facebook Connect plugin and theCB Twitter Connect plugin on the new forum areas that have just been created.

3. Xmap

Xmap is a Site map generator component. This component adds new powerfull options to Joomap and fixes several bugs reported by many users of Joomap.  By some of Xmap’s features.

4. Joom! Fish

Joom!Fish is a sophisticated extension for the CMS Joomla and allows you to present your website in multiple languages or better localizations.The Joom!Fish core extension including a front-end module for the language selection, all required plugins, a special router for SEF URL’s and a highly integrated admin interface is released under the GPL and available without any charge.

5. JoomlaXplorer

joomlaXplorer is a File- and FTP – Manager.You can use it to create new files or folders, move, delete, rename, change permissions, upload files like you’re using FTP program .With JoomlaXplorer, you can edit the files with the username and groupname “nobody”. These files are a source of headache for most users cause you cannot read or edit it using your FTP.

6. Googlemaps Plugin

This plugin allows you to include one or more google maps right inside your content item or article.This is a super light-weight plugin using only about 6K of codes.

7. jSecure Authentication

Joomla has one drawback: any visitor can easily know your site is created in Joomla! by simply typing in the URL to access the administration area (i.e. www.site_name.com/administration). This makes it easy for hackers to attempt to log in or to access the website if they have already cracked the id and password for your Joomla! installation.

8. eXtplorer

eXtplorer is a web-based File Management Component for all your needs. It has a desktop-application-like interface with drag&drop, grid and a directory tree and makes heavy use of the ExtJS Javascript Library.

9. Jumi

Jumi is a set of modules and plugins for Joomla! 1.5.x in native mode. Jumi is a mature and stable plugin for Joomla. It’s wonderfully flexible, simple, and endlessly useful. Jumi increases the usability of Joomla by the ability to include PHP or javascript or other code without iframes. Developers can now have the complete flexibility of a stand-alone site, while people with less experience can still take full advantage of the CMS features of Joomla.

10. JEvents

JEvents (Events Calendar) consists of a Joomla component and a number of modules and mambots. Collectively you can create one-off or repeating events under various events categories. The EventCal component is one of the best event managers for Joomla. It has a nice and friendly administration, which can be integrated within the Joomla admin panel.