One of the most powerful features of Joomla is that you can extend the core functionality with downloadable templates, modules, components, plug-ins, and languages.
These five types are called extensions.
We are going to refer to the top Joomla extensions that you should have when running your site.
These extensions may not be installed on all your sites but they come in handy in certain situations.
They are free are downloadable from http://extensions.joomla.org. They are listed below in alphabetical order.
- J – Google Adsense
Implement Google AdSense ads with this module.
- Google Ads
Another plugin that allows you to display Google Ads in your content pages.
- Akeeba Backup
It creates a site backup of your Joomla site that can be restored on any Joomla-capable server.
- ARTIO JoomSEF
It makes your Joomla URLs SEF (search engine friendly) and easily human understandable with metadata and sitemap generation capabilities.
It allows you to create custom forms.
- Expose Flash Gallery
It is a Flash-based tool that allows you to create eye-catching slide shows of your pictures on the web.
It is an advanced, configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla based on Moxiecode”s TinyMCE.
It is a powerful and easy to use comment system.
It allows you to post a calendar of events on your site.
It is the solution for your multilingual website if control over the translations matters to you.
- Jx Random Quote
Allows you to show randomized quotes from a text file.
Displays random quotes from text files or the database.
Display popular, latest, and most hits tags on your site.
It is a complete, online store system that displays your store and catalog, and includes a shopping cart.
It allows you to create a map of your site using the structure of your menus.
- Most Search
It shows the most popular search terms on your Joomla site. This component is similar to the incoming search terms plugin that is available in WordPress.