Next to WordPress, Joomla is one of the well known platforms used for developing websites. It also offers some widely used extensions which are useful in developing professional yet user friendly websites.
Before actually using these extensions, make sure they are compatible with your Joomla version. Here, we have brought a good collection of some extensions which make Joomla website management an easier task as well as enhance the developer’s capabilities.
Joomla Extensions that make website development an easier task:
- Akeeba Back up: This extension can be used on Joomla 2.5 and 3.0. This is available for free and if you wish to get the benefit of its advanced features then it is available for $52 per year.
This extension is used to take the back up of entire website. The Advanced version of this extension has various features like enabling system restore points, automatic update, email notifications as well as some better support options.
It is one of the easiest tasks to install this extension and then it works on the post installation configuration. Taking back up is very simple, just click the blue button in the Akeeba control panel and within few minutes the entire website is backed up.
- All Videos: Video content is necessary to promote your website. But there are some complexities to handle this content. It can be layout problems such as getting the right size video, make sure that locally hosted videos include a player.
Also, avoid posting too much video content instead make use of All Videos, an amazing plugin by Joomla which manages many issues related to video content. With this Plugin, it is easy to tag videos whether they are locally hosted or available on any of the sites such as YouTube or Vimeo.
These videos can be easily embedded with the website content. It’s very simple; just cut and paste HTML code. Sometimes such code is very complex and needs complete knowledge of HTML particularly when you wish to resize the video.
Just type the opening tag, video’s URL and unique code and then add a closing tag. Everything is easy with WYSIWYG editor. It also allows you to set default parameters for local videos like as where they are stored and in what format. Set the default size of the displayed videos. For every video, the tags can be set.
This Joomla extension also supports audio files.
- CDN for Joomla: This extension makes easy to handle website traffic. There are times when server is working very nicely and at times it may not perform properly. Apart from this, handling orders, displaying content and several other things can be done on any website with very less fuss and muss.
The basic version is free while the pro one is available for $39. The main difference is that Pro edition supports secure http transfers and multiple CDN roots. This can be useful for larger sites.
- Community Builder: Joomla has several community oriented packages. Among all these, Community Builder is one of the favourite. This extension consists of framework for a community site which enables the user to use many tools that are already being used.
Further, it include single sign on option process by integrating the site’s current login system. It is the matter of finding the right add on for the tool that we are using or are planning to use.
It is available for free of charge with the solid core features and if you need additional features then it is to be upgraded to additional subscription plans which are available at an annual fee of $84, $ 124 and $385 respectively for Advanced, Professional and Developer packages.
So, from now on if you are going develop your website on Joomla then make sure to use any of the extensions as mentioned above. Yes, there are many more extensions available which will be useful to you.
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