10 of Joomla!’s Popular Extensions

Joomla! has many extensions but here are 10 of the most popular ones.

JCE: JCE gives you the power to create and edit the kind of content you want without having to know HTML, CSS or XHTML etc. Below is a list of the key features:

  • Office-like functions and familiar buttons make formatting simple
  • Upload, rename, delete, cut/copy/paste images and insert them into your articles using an intuitive and familiar interface
  • Create Links to other Sections, Categories, Articles, Web links and Contacts in your site using a unique and practical Link Browser
  • Take control of your code with syntax highlighting in the Advanced Code editor and advanced style and element attribute editing
  • Integrated Spellchecking using Google™ Spellchecker (or PSpell and ASpell)

JCE is extendable and customizable…. http://www.joomlacontenteditor.net/

Community Builder: Community Builder (CB) extends the Joomla! members’ management system. Below is a list of Key features:

  • extra fields in profile
  • enhanced registration workflows
  • user lists
  • connection paths between users
  • admin defined tabs and user profiles
  • image upload
  • front-end workflow management
  • integration with other components such as PMS, Newsletter, Forum, Galleries, Blogs.

CB Plugin logs all member profile changes made on your website. Changes are recorded in a new database table created by the plugin and notification emails are automatically sent to CB Moderators. Main features include:

  • Logs CB user profile changes in database
  • All CB field changes logged
  • Email notifications sent to CB moderators with details of changes made
  • ID and IP of requester logged
  • Date and Time stamp logged
  • Before and after value logged
  • Frontend and backend updates are logged
  • Change log is presented in a new tab in each profile (viewable only to CB Moderators)

For more information please visit… http://www.joomlapolis.com/

Jumi: Jumi is the set of native custom code extensions for Joomla!. Jumi includes custom code into Joomla! by many ways: directly, from a file or from a database record. Jumi also includes custom code into many Joomla! places: modules position, articles or into its own pages. Below is a list of key features: Things Jumi can do:

  • include – quickly and easily – smart javascript, php, html, css, dhtml script files or plain txt files into your Joomla!,
  • quickly develop small and simple customized Joomla! extensions – component, modules and plugin – like flash shows, ads, scrollers, pictures presentation, etc., etc.,
  • rapidly develop even more sophisticated solutions for Joomla! including database manipulation like blogs, calendars, shopping carts, surveys, etc., etc.

Main features:

  • Proven & Reliable…many users with a vast range of satisfied needs, more than 200,000 downloads since 2006 among Joomla! users.
  • Slim & fast…the Jumi code is very slim and fast.
  • Reusable…the same script can be used many times in various places by any Jumi extension without the need of rewriting it.
  • Flexible…Jumi extensions can be used separately or they can collaborate between each other.

For more information please visit… http://edo.webmaster.am/jumi

Kunena: Kunena is a fully integrated discussion forum extension for Joomla! Below are a few key features:


  • Kunena has been designed to be a simple to use, yet sophisticated CMS based forum platform that grows with your needs.
  • The tight integration with Joomla allows for cross customizations options that no bridged solution can ever offer.
    • The front end integrates into the Joomla template system and extends it with custom forum templates.
    • Kunena comes configured with a sample database that allows you to get up and running without having to make any changes at all. From the moment you install Kunena your forum is alive. All you need to do is create a menu item on your Joomla website and you are up-and-running immediately.

For more information please visit…http://www.kunena.org/

VirtueMart: A fully-featured eCommerce engine that is perfect to sell your items online and drive more business to your shop. Below are key features:

  • capable of using Secure Sockets Layer (https) Encryption (128-bit)
  • flexible Tax Models:
    • Model 1: Ship To Address-based Tax Calculation
    • Model 2: Store Address-based Tax Calculation
    • Model 3: EU Mode (Store Owner based Tax Calculation when Customer comes from an EU Country)
    • Shoppers can manage their User Accounts (registration required)
    • Shipping Address Management (Customers can enter their own Shipping Addresses)
    • Order History: Shopper can view all their previous Orders (and Order Details)
    • Order Confirmation Mail (customizable!) is sent to Shopper and Store Owner
    • Multiple Currencies (you can allow Customers to change the Currency and buy using an alternative Currency)
    • Multiple Languages (using the Joomla! Component Joom!Fish or Nooku).

For more information please visit…http://virtuemart.net/


AllVideos: AllVideos is truly the all-in-one media management solution for Joomla! and a classic must-have extension for any Joomla! based website. You can use the plugin to easily embed videos hosted on popular services like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion (and many more) inside your Joomla! articles (content items). A few key features are below:

  • Dozens of video providers supported, including localized versions of YouTube and Google Video (e.g. es.youtube.com), Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, MySpace, Flickr Video and more.
  • Stream your own media content, using the 20 web compatible video and audio formats like flv, swf, mov, mp4, wmv, wma, mp3, 3gp, webm, ogv, ogg, divx and more.
  • Easily embed your media content either directly from your server or a remote server.
  • Simple controls inside the plugin’s parameters page provide layout consistency on all the videos shown in your Joomla! website. Set your preferences in seconds, publish the plugin and you’re
  • Easy, descriptive syntax for media embedding – to display videos at different dimensions!
  • Skinnable! AllVideos uses MVC templating. Just copy the /tmpl folder included in the plugin, move it to your template’s /html folder and rename it to “jw_allvideos”, then style the output as you wish. The good thing about MVC templating is you don’t have to worry about future updates breaking your styling.
  • Mobile-friendly: if you use MP4 for uploaded videos or services like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion, your videos are mobile ready (see last screenshot).

For more information please visit…http://www.joomlaworks.gr/

JEvents: This is an events calendar for Joomla. JEvents consists of a Joomfish compatible Joomla component and a number of modules and plugins. Below are a few key features:

  • One-off Events and complex repeating patterns of events can be created and viewed in an attractive calendar and a variety of list formats.
  • Multiple design layouts possible.
  • Fully compatible with Joomla MVC framework iCal imports/exports.
  • Repeat exception handling.
  • Events can be categorized and calendar views can be customized to show all or some of these categories.
  • Layout editing tool to perfect the presentation on your site.
  • Optional checking for overlapping events globally or on a category specific basis.

For more information please visit…http://www.jevents.net/

Expose bridge: Exposé is a Flash-based tool which allows you to create eye-catching slide shows of your pictures on the web. A list of the key features supported by exposé includes the following:

  • direct linking to a photo or album.
  • slide show can be automatically started.
  • a background/foreground image can be loaded.
  • more interface elements can be now customized.
  • smoother Interface.
  • iframe has been removed, full php integration.
  • easier to adjust the size using only the expose.html.php.
  • improved background color adjustments.
  • Check system.php script added for trouble shooting
  • supports SEF URL’s (being re-worked currently, limited functionality).
  • upload/add background image through Joomla backend.

For more information please visit… http://www.gotgtek.net/15/


G Translate: This module uses Google power to translate your web page. With 58 available languages your site will be available to more than 98% of internet users. A few key features below:

  • Hides “Suggest better translation” pop-up.
  • Hides Google top frame after translation.
  • Mouse over effect.
  • Analytics feature.
  • Flags combined in one file to load faster.
  • Option to open translated page in new window.
  • Option to translate the page on fly.
  • Available styles Dropdown/Flags/flags with dropdown.
  • Valid XHTML.
  • Joomla! 1.0.x compatible, Joomla! 1.6.x compatible, Joomla! 1.7.x compatible

Supported languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish.

For more information please visit…http://gtranslate.net/?xyz=997


Simple Image Gallery: Using the “Simple Image Gallery PRO” plugin from JoomlaWorks you can quickly display a folder of images within Joomla! as a stylish image gallery within any article. A few key features are listed below:


  • Fully configurable thumbnails: Adjust the default width and height, set the thumbnail quality. You can even have different galleries displayed with thumbnails of different dimensions on the same page!
  • Captions in your galleries: Upload your images into Joomla! and edit the auto-generated .txt files that are generated per gallery. Now with full Joom!Fish support: for captions in multiple languages!
  • Smart thumbnail resize: If enabled, thumbnails are resized to fit the thumbnail viewport as set in the plugin parameters. This option is ideal when you want to display images of different aspect ratio in thumbnails of the same dimensions.
  • 6 amazing gallery layouts (themes)
  • Gallery layouts are based on MVC architecture, which means you can fully override all gallery layouts (both HTML and CSS) to match your needs – and without caring about future updates of the plugin breaking your unique gallery layout!
  • 9 popup engines, based on different JavaScript libraries or just core JavaScript – ensures you won’t be faced with nasty JavaScript conflicts caused by other poorly written Joomla! extensions.
  • Flickr Sets integration: This option makes Flickr Set embedding more practical as well, since your galleries are created with HTML/CSS and therefore are accessible by mobile devices like iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
  • Single thumbnail mode: only one thumbnail shows up in place of your normal gallery but once you click on it, you can browse through the entire source gallery folder! This mode is ideal for powerpoint-like presentations.
  • Large images can be HTML resized in the popup window (under certain popup engines), when their dimensions exceed the ones of the browser window.
  • Allow source image downloading: want your visitors to download the original images you uploaded? Just turn on the related plugin parameter and your visitors will see a download link the gallery popups.
  • Embed a module position in the popups: wanna serve banners in all your popup images? Just include a module position which fetches banners from some banner module and let Simple Image Gallery Pro do the rest!
  • Print stylesheet: A “print” stylesheet makes sure your galleries won’t look messed up when visitors print your articles (cause browsers don’t render background images when printing). Simple Image Gallery Pro hides all your galleries and puts an anchor link in place, when printing a page with galleries on it. So your visitors have a point of reference for their galleries and if they print your pages as PDFs, the get working links to click on when they view the PDF file!
  • Version 2.5.x puts additional focus into performance by fully using the Joomla! API to attach the various CSS and JS files required for the galleries. This makes it possible to use some of the many “compression” plugins in the JED to “mashup” all these files in just 1 CSS and 1 JS file. More over, the thumbnail creation engine is written from the ground up to consume the least possible resources from your server, making Simple Image Gallery Pro “shared hosting” friendly too!
  • Fully integrates with K2, the popular content component for Joomla!.
  • Mobile device friendly: tested on iPads, iPhones and Android devices.
  • Advanced features include the setting of different gallery layouts (themes) and/or popup engines per gallery on the same page!
  • New extended syntax for more flexibility. Use for example {gallery}mygallery:200:140:0:2{/gallery} to instruct the plugin to fetch the images inside the “mygallery” folder, resize them to 200px width and 140px height, display the gallery in normal (grid) mode, create and use a en-GB_labels.txt file inside the “mygallery” folder, ready for you to edit.
  • Backwards compatibility with the free version. You just uninstall the free version, install the PRO version and you’re done! No need to re-edit your existing content items (articles) that previously included image galleries, inserted with the free version. If you forget to uninstall the free version, Simple Image Gallery Pro will gently remind you.
  • Requirements auto-detect: if something is not set up properly in your site or server, preventing Simple Image Gallery Pro to operate properly, the plugin can detect any limitations and notify you accordingly.
  • Compatible (native) with Joomla! 1.5, 1.6 & 1.7.

For more information please visit…http://www.joomlaworks.gr/content/view/25/42/