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4 Brilliant Joomla Extensions

By admin February 4, 2015
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Joomla is one of the leading CMS (Content Management Systems) in the world today and it is estimated that more than 3% of websites are being powered by the Joomla CMS. Many businesses and people choose to go for Joomla development when creating a website as it is known for being a brilliant CMS if you are looking to manage lots of content easily. In addition, the Joomla CMS has more than 6,000 extensions currently available, many world-class organizations such as Pizza Hut, the UK Ministry of Defence, the Greek government, MTV Greece and many other rely on the Joomla CMS. If you are choosing to go for Joomla development for your next web development project, here are some great extensions that you want to seriously consider:

1. Akeeba Backup – This Joomla extension prevents you from pulling out your hair if you have a major issue or problem with your server. This extension has been around since 2006 and has more than 8 million downloads currently. It allows you to sleep at night and not worry about losing all the blood, sweat and tears you have spent on your website. This extension is a must-have when it comes to backing up your website as well as it makes life super easy if you are looking to roll back your website or even shift servers for example. If you are looking to develop a Joomla website, then this extension is a no-brainer as it’s a reliable and trusted long-term solution for all of your backup needs.

2. K2 – Similar to Akeeba, this extension is also a must-have when it comes to Joomla development. This extension will really help you make life easier when you are looking to work with content on your website. This Joomla extension replaces the standard content creation interface with a full featured editor that makes it super-easy to create, add and edit content on your Joomla website. It currently has more than 1 million downloads and has a huge fan-base that swear by it. Best of all, it’s completely free to use making it a no-brainer when it comes to trying it out on your Joomla website.

3. Sh404SEF – Ok, the name is super-tricky but this Joomla extension is a must have if you are going to develop a Joomla website. The whole purpose of this extension is that it allows you to create Search Engine friendly URL’s by making them concise/shorter which will help your SEO rankings. Out of the box, Joomla creates complicated, lengthy and often unreadable URL’s which is bad for everyone. By installing this extension, it makes your life super-easy and helps you create SEO friendly URL’s which is a must-have in the world of SEO for both users and search engines.

4. JCE (Joomla Content Editor) – This Joomla extension is another a must-have if you are looking to go for Joomla development. The JCE extension allows you to add a set of tools to your Joomla CMS which gives you the power/ability to easily create the content that you want. The best part about it is that you don’t need to have any knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS or any development expertise to use it. It has easy functions and buttons that make formatting and adding content a breeze. JCE is free to use, customizable and is also extendible. If you are looking for an easy and hassle-free way to edit content within the Joomla CMS, then this extension is for you.

Summary
Opting to go for Joomla development is a brilliant choice no matter what your needs may be. You wont be disappointed by choosing to go with Joomla as it is safe, reliable, secure and customizable. If you are a one-man band or even an enterprise organization, the Joomla CMS can do it all and then some. Besides the above mentioned extensions, the Joomla CMS has thousands of extensions that fulfill a multitude of needs or functions. This above list was created based upon our experience when developing a Joomla CMS based website for our clients. They are many options to choose from when it comes to choosing an extension so make sure you do your research and due diligence before choosing what’s right for your web development project. If you are looking for a company that can help you with your Joomla development, please feel free to reach out to the team at Mind Digital for any of your web development needs.

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