Rated extensions for Joomla 3.0
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Joomla 3.0 extensions
I've included extensions with at least 4 stars, and ones that I know are good, or that are popular in the Joomla Extension directory. I've also tried to categorise them as best as I can, starting with extensions that I use myself. For recommended extensions, you'll find that I've written a separate article with additional information, otherwise the link will take you to the related Joomla Extensions page.
- Akeeba Backup - The number one backup solution.
- AdminExile - Hide the back-end administrator page.
- Akeeba Release System - Downloads management for your Joomla site.
- JCE Editor - Content WYSYWIG editor
- jQueryEasy - Not sure how I'm going to use this yet, but everyone likes it!
- Asynchronous Google Analytics - Should speed up page load times if you use analytics.
- Header Tags - Gives control over your header tags. Good for SEO.
- Authentication Email - Allows users to logon with username or email address.
- HD-Background Selector - Different backgrounds for modules, components etc...
- JACC - Just another component creator.
- FlexHeader3 - Allows the adding of images as headers.
- Percha Iframe - Insert iframes for external URLs in articles.
- Recently Hit Articles - A module for showing articles that have had recent visits.
- ACY Mailing Starter - Newsletter component.
- Admin Tools - Some extra back-end tools from the people who develop Akeeba.
- Google Analytics Dashboard - You can view Google Analytics in the back-end of Joomla.
- JoomlaWatch - See where your visitors are coming from.
- Maxi Menu CK - Top menu presentation.
- swMenuFree - Fancy menus.
- Akeeba Subscriptions - Subscription component from Akeeba.
- Easy Frontend SEO - Meta data generator for good SEO.
- Mobile - Make your Joomla site mobile device aware.
- JoomShopping - eCommerce solution.
- J DContact - A "Contact Us" solution.
- Extra Vote - Get your visitors voting for anything with this plugin.
- XMap - Site map generator component for Joomla.
- Embed Google Map - Google Maps plugin.
- Google Adsense Dashboard - View your Google Adsense dashboard from the back-end of Joomla.
- Easy Keyword Sitemap - Create a sitemap based on your keywords.
- Asynchronous Tracking - Use analytics without slowing your website down.
- phpMyAdminLink - Place a link to your phpMyAdmin page without using web hoster.
- Articles Word Counter - Counts the words in your articles.
- User Static Password - Prevent some users from changing their passwords!
- Latestweets - Feed Twitter posts into your Joomla site.
- Find Us On Facebook - Module with a Facebook link.
- Freestyle FAQs - If you need to answer FAQs, this might be for you.
- OSDonate - Seek donations for your school.
- ARI Sexy Lightbox Lite - Allows you to show images or articles in pop-up box.
- SmoothTop - Provides a scroll to top link.
- ContentAds - Present Google Adsense ads inside your articles.
- Googlemaps Plugin - Add Google Maps to your articles.
- Art Wijmo Menu - Flyout menus.
- Facebook Twitter Google - Social network sharing of your articles.
- Facebook Like and Share - Facebook links tool.
- Mini Frontpage - Present some of your recently created articles on the frontpage.
- GCalendar - Present Google Calendar inside your Joomla site.
- Article Book Effect - Flips your articles into a page turning book experience.
- CoolClock - Why not let your visitors know what the time is?
- Place Article - Place an article inside another article.
- Embed Google Docs Viewer - Show Google Docs in you Joomla articles.
- External Favicon - Show the favicon of the external link.
- PaySocial - Encourage visitors to recommend your site on social networks.
Image Galleries, Video Players and Slideshows
- SIGE - Simple Image Gallery Extended.
- Sigplus - Image gallery component.
- bo:VideoJS - Video player module and plugin.
- ARI Image Slider - Present sliding images in your Joomla site.
- Showplus - Slideshow module.
- Slideshow CK - Slideshow module that includes support for video.
- Videobox - Video player.
- JFlickr - Present your Flickr images in Joomla.
- HD Responsive Slides - A responsive slideshow for Joomla.
I hope you find some of these extensions useful. I know I will!
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