Joomla Extensions Directory at JoomlaDay London, UK #jduk11

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Joomla Extensions Directory at JoomlaDay London, UK #jduk11

  1. 1. Joomla! Extension Directory Sander Potjer @sanderpotjer www.sanderpotjer.nl
  2. 2. Who is Sander Potjer?• Co-founder of JoomlaCommunity.eu• Organizer Joomla!Days Netherlands• Organizer Joomla! User Groups in The Netherlands• Joomla Community Leadership Team (CLT) member• Company: Sander Potjer Webdevelopment• E-mail: sander.potjer@community.joomla.org
  3. 3. Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) stats• Launched March 2006• Most popular Joomla subsite• +/- 3,000,000 visitors each month
  4. 4. Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) stats• Launched March 2006• Most popular Joomla subsite• +/- 3,000,000 visitors each month• 8,193 Joomla extensions (Sep 23, 2011) free: 5,434 (67%) commercial: 2,732 (33%)• 150-250 new extensions each month
  5. 5. 8,194 extensions
  6. 6. = 2,434 meter(1 extension per A4 paper)
  7. 7. = 7,985 feet(Sander, we’re in the UK)
  8. 8. How to prevent getting lost?
  9. 9. Browse via Directory Menu
  10. 10. Browse via Directory Menu New Extensions Recently added new extensions http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  11. 11. Browse via Directory Menu Recently Updated Extensions that are updated with a new version http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  12. 12. Browse via Directory Menu Most Favored Extensions that added to user favorites the most http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  13. 13. Browse via Directory Menu Editor’s Picks Extension selected by the JED Editors http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  14. 14. Browse via Directory Menu Popular Extensions Extensions with the highest view of all time are listed in Popular Extensions. http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  15. 15. Browse via Directory Menu Most Rated Extensions with the highest number of votes http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  16. 16. Browse via Directory Menu Top Rated An extension has to have at least 15 votes to be eligible to be listed as Top Rated Extension. http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  17. 17. Browse via Directory Menu Most Reviewed Extensions with the highest number of reviews are listed in Most Reviewed. http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  18. 18. Browse via Directory Menu 1.6 Compatible Extensions that are 1.6 compatible http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_Extension_Directory_FAQs
  19. 19. Browse Extensions by Categories http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions
  20. 20. Browse Extensions by Categories http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security
  21. 21. Browse Extensions by Categories http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security
  22. 22. Search via JED http://extensions.joomla.org/search
  23. 23. Search via JED http://extensions.joomla.org/search
  24. 24. Search via Google
  25. 25. Ask your local JUG http://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html
  26. 26. How to selectthe extension for your situation?
  27. 27. Joomla Version
  28. 28. Joomla Version Joomla! 1.5 OR Joomla! 1.7
  29. 29. Joomla Version Joomla! 1.5 OR Joomla! 1.7 End of Life: April 2012 End of Life: February 2012
  30. 30. Joomla Version Joomla! 1.5 OR Joomla! 1.7 End of Life: April 2012 End of Life: February 2012 UPGRADE Joomla! 2.5 Release: January 2012 End of Life: November 2013
  31. 31. http://www.joomlacommunity.eu/infographic-joomla-development-strategy-en
  32. 32. Extension Type
  33. 33. Extension Type http://docs.joomla.org/Extension_types_(general_definitions)
  34. 34. Extension Type• Component• Module• Plugin• Language• Tool• Special http://extensions.joomla.org/help2?showall=1
  35. 35. Free or Commercial?
  36. 36. Last Update date
  37. 37. Vulnerable Extensions List http://docs.joomla.org/Vulnerable_Extensions_List
  38. 38. User Rating & Reviews
  39. 39. Check the Demo (if available)
  40. 40. Check the Support
  41. 41. Check the Documentation
  42. 42. Check the Developer
  43. 43. Check the Website
  44. 44. What do you need? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajc1/4663140532/
  45. 45. Connect with other Extensions? http://www.flickr.com/photos/not-so-much/36402658/in/photostream/
  46. 46. Design not that always important! http://www.flickr.com/photos/nairoozdotcom/3161725377/
  47. 47. Check the Code
  48. 48. http://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4273913966/in/photostream/
  49. 49. General Tips
  50. 50. Always Test an Extension• Install on a local server• Test the extension• Check the code (no hidden links?)• Uninstall on a local server
  51. 51. Backup first• Always backup your Website before installing• Great tool: Akeeba Backup• Download your Backup• Test your Backup
  52. 52. Keep your site clean• Not using an Extension anymore?• Uninstall Extension• Check if any files left on Server• Disable Core Extension not in use
  53. 53. World Record Installed J! Extensions• Do not try to beat the World Record, not needed• Do not use an Extension for each specific wish• Many can be done with template overrides, invest time in this to find out how it works• Keep it clean!! (yes, again)• You may want to upgrade in the future...
  54. 54. Create your favorites list• Try to find extension you like• Become the expert in them• Easier to use them, more flexible• Easier to keep up to date• Subscribe to RSS feed
  55. 55. Don’t forget to Give Back• Report bugs• Translate Extension in your language• Give your feedback/suggestions• Vote/Post a review in the JED• Write an article/blog post• Share your tweaks/improved code
  56. 56. (JED) News• Redesign of JED
  57. 57. (JED) News• Redesign of JED (http://bit.ly/jedredesign)
  58. 58. (JED) News• Redesign of JED (http://bit.ly/jedredesign)• Paid Premium Listings (http://www.slideshare.net/mattlipscombdesign/ jed-2-0premiumfeaturesbetterux)
  59. 59. (JED) News• Redesign of JED (http://bit.ly/jedredesign)• Paid Premium Listings (http://www.slideshare.net/mattlipscombdesign/ jed-2-0premiumfeaturesbetterux)• Launch of Joomla Template Directory (JTD) (http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1499-sneak-a-peek.html)
  60. 60. (JED) News• Redesign of JED (http://bit.ly/jedredesign)• Paid Premium Listings (http://www.slideshare.net/mattlipscombdesign/ jed-2-0premiumfeaturesbetterux)• Launch of Joomla Template Directory (JTD) (http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1499-sneak-a-peek.html)• Redesign of Joomla.org
  61. 61. Join the JED team?• New team members always welcome• Current team & info: http://extensions.joomla.org/ help2/30• Application form: http://extensions.joomla.org/ component/breezingforms/?ff_form=17&ff_page=1
  62. 62. Thank you!• http://www.slideshare.net/sanderpotjer

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