10 Must-have extensions for your Joomla! 3.x

Hope you have successfully setup your Joomla! website using one of these Quickstart packs. Now what you need are these extensions to make your website an absolute badass and easy to use.

  1. Download Manager
    At some point, every website hosts file for its users, to download. Download Manager is a Files / Documents Management Component which will help you to manage, track, control file downloads easily from your site.
  2. JCE
    An award-winning, configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla! based on Moxiecode’s TinyMCE, makes writing much more fun.


  3. Akeeba Backup
    Akeeba Backup Core is the most widely used open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server, making it ideal not only for backups but also for site transfers or even deploying sites to your clients’ servers. Akeeba Backup creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to 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 or only your files. Akeeba Backup is reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site.

    Akeeba Backup

  4. JSN PowerAdmin
    What does it do?
    Control all website content, including Menus, Components, and Modules in just one place.
    Easily do tasks such as editing details and reordering items using drag-n-drop. There is no need to compare the front-end and the back-end content.
    Locate a wide variety of items, which you need to edit but have no idea about where they are.
    Edit, duplicate or uninstall all existing template styles with just a few clicks.

    JSN PowerAdmin

  5. sh404SEF
    This plugin is great especially made for SEOs who are looking to do heavy on-site optimization for any Joomla site. Sh404sef comes with a Title/Meta tag editor so that you can specify the title/descriptions for each of your pages.This system is also great for catching your 404 errors when you move your content within your content structure, such as moving content from using the Joomla Articles system to K2. Sh404sef detects any 404 errors on your site and records it in the database.


  6. Advanced Module Manager
    With AMM you can easily change the behavior of modules, mostly publishing assignments. It’s an extension that changes the way your Module manager works. With Joomla! you can normally only assign modules to certain menu items, but Advance Module Manager can assign Menu Items, Homepage, Data Range, User Group Levels, Language, Template, URLs, Operating Systems, Browsers, Content page Types, Categories, Article, and Tags and so on. Advanced Module Manager comes with Free and Professional version.


  7. JSitemap
    JSitemap is an award winning sitemap generator extension and a complete SEO solution for Joomla! and offers an innovative and revolutionary way to manage all types of sitemap contents without the need for additional plugins! Up to 400% more site visibility! Boost your indexing with JSitemap, the advanced sitemap generator and SEO indexing tool for Joomla!


  8. Better Preview
    This is one of those extensions which make you wonder how you lived without it once you start using it. You can see a preview of the extension, content piece, or menu you’re editing – before you commit changes! The name is literally what it does and it does it well.


  9. Mobile Joomla
    When an extension begins by saying, “Your Joomla site mobilized. Instantly.” it sounds a bit as hype and overpromising, but that’s not the case. Mobile Joomla takes the pain out of converting your Joomla site to a mobile friendly version if you are not using a responsive template. While responsive web design helps in some cases, not everyone can make a responsive design work for their web needs. When you have this issue, this extension converts your website to display properly on smartphones and tablets. Mobile Joomla! comes in 3 versions: Free, Basic ($29) and Pro ($99). It provides support for Joomla versions 1.5 to 3.0. In our case, don’t worry about this topic, all our latest templates launched are responsive because of our Wright Framework.


  10. K2
    Joomla makes it easy to manage pages, but K2 makes it mind-bogglingly easy to edit and design pages. If you thought Joomla was easy to set up before, you will be amazed by how intuitive K2 makes creating content rich pages. An image, a video, whatever you need to include – all it takes is a few clicks.

    That’s all for now. We really hope this post makes your Joomla! journey smoother. Let us know your thoughts in the comment. Until next time. Have a Good Day.

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