How to choose anextension?
WhoamI ?Mike VeeckmansTwitter : @MVeeckmansFB : /mikeveeckmansMail : mike@joombiz.eu
JED ??
Doooooooooh !!
Yesssss!!Joomla Extensions Directoryhttp://extensions.joomla.org
Meet the JED! Started in 2006 6400+ extensions About 3.000.000 visitors About 100 newextensions/month Reviews Commer...
Choosing an extension
Basics
Development
Features
Documentation
Support
Experiences
Nice job !
TIPS
http://archive.extensions.joomla.org/
Test on localhost
Support ?
Be creative!
Visit a JUG!
Extension specific
FEEL GOOD !
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  • Let’s talk aboutyou
  • Let’s do a littlepopquizNewbie ?Websites forclients ?Ever usedan extension ?Who had somereally bad experiencewithit ?
  • What is the JED ?
  • This is the correct JED…
  • Extension howtochooseTie a tie, has several stepsSamefor extension
  • BASICSJoomlaversionCommercial non commercialComponent, module, pluginDoes it fit me ?
  • LicenseComp/plug/mod
  • DevIs devongoing?What’s on the roadmap ?When was itupdated ?Does it fit me ?Versioning?Do they follow the joomlaversioning?
  • Version (+ last updated)CompatibilityUsesupdater
  • FeaturesWhat do youneednow ?What do you want to have ?Whatwouldbeniceto have ?Implementationwithothercomponents / extendable ?Feature roadmap , whatwillbe next ?
  • DocumentationIs documentationavailable?Is the documentation accurate ?Does it cover troubleshooting ?Do i reallyneedit ?
  • Support – We maywish…Support by forum, ticketsystem, …Direct contact withdev?Subscription? Payed ?
  • Q : Ever had bad experiencewith support?
  • Andplease…
  • Ifit is available of course
  • Ticket system
  • forum
  • ExperiencesReviews?Whatabout new extensions?Blogs?
  • It fits…
  • Some tips & trics
  • Only download from the JED or trusted resources, no P2P, warez, etc…
  • J1.5 archiveBut reallyisn’tit time to upgrade ?
  • Test on localhostXampp / wamp / mamp
  • Whencontacting support, beclearandstructured.A mail likedoesn’twork , justwon’t help…
  • Be creative :thinkoutside the box sometimes
  • Visit a JUG nearyou, exchange experiences , askquestions.
  • Also in the jed extension specificadd ons- vm, sobipro, …
  • Don’tinstallevery extension youcomeacross, somemightberubbish, but itwillcostyou a lot of time as well
  • Last but notleast !!Always backupbeforetesting a new extension… youjust never know
  • Questions?
  • It fits…
  • Transcript of "How to choose an extension?"

    1. 1. How to choose anextension?
    2. 2. WhoamI ?Mike VeeckmansTwitter : @MVeeckmansFB : /mikeveeckmansMail : mike@joombiz.eu
    3. 3. JED ??
    4. 4. Doooooooooh !!
    5. 5. Yesssss!!Joomla Extensions Directoryhttp://extensions.joomla.org
    6. 6. Meet the JED! Started in 2006 6400+ extensions About 3.000.000 visitors About 100 newextensions/month Reviews Commercial& Non-commercial Archive
    7. 7. Choosing an extension
    8. 8. Basics
    9. 9. Development
    10. 10. Features
    11. 11. Documentation
    12. 12. Support
    13. 13. Experiences
    14. 14. Nice job !
    15. 15. TIPS
    16. 16. http://archive.extensions.joomla.org/
    17. 17. Test on localhost
    18. 18. Support ?
    19. 19. Be creative!
    20. 20. Visit a JUG!
    21. 21. Extension specific
    22. 22. FEEL GOOD !

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