Joomla Essential Extensions

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Joomla Essential Extensions presentation by Chad Windnagle originally presented at Joomla!Day Midwest on Nov 12 2011 in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

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Joomla Essential Extensions

  1. 1. Extension Essentials
  2. 2. Extension EssentialsChoose Wisely – Your Joomla Site Depends on It
  3. 3. It‟s Important
  4. 4. Why? Pay Attention…
  5. 5. Secure& Safe Code
  6. 6. Up-to-Date, Not “Legacy”
  7. 7. Supported by Developer
  8. 8. Well Documented
  9. 9. Avoid Bloat
  10. 10. Is it necessary?
  11. 11. Understand Essential
  12. 12. Okay – Moving on!
  13. 13. A Good Content Editor
  14. 14. Stands for „Joomla Content Editor‟Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Paid Extensions? Yes!Cost? $30 USD / Year (Subscribe)Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? YesUp-To-Date? Last update: Nov 2, 2011Site Joomlacontenteditor.netJoomla Versions: 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  15. 15. Stands for „Joomla Content Editor‟Know this: JCE Is Essential! Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Paid Extensions? Yes!Cost? $30 USD / Year (Subscribe)Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? YesUp-To-Date? Last update: Nov 2, 2011Site Joomlacontenteditor.netJoomla Versions: 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  16. 16. Valuable SEO & UI Tool Xmap
  17. 17. XmapKnow this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? YesUp-To-Date? Last update: Oct 23, 2011Site Joomla.vargas.co.crJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  18. 18. Xmap Xmap Is Essential!Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? YesUp-To-Date? Last update: Oct 23, 2011Site Joomla.vargas.co.crJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  19. 19. Admin Content Tool Editor Switcher
  20. 20. Editor SwitcherKnow this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Documentation? LimitedForum Support? LimitedUp-To-Date? Last update: Sep 4, 2011Site Joomler.netJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  21. 21. Editor Switcher Editor Switcher is Essential!Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Documentation? LimitedForum Support? LimitedUp-To-Date? Last update: Sep 4, 2011Site Joomler.netJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  22. 22. Admin Module Tool
  23. 23. Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Commercial License? Yes! 20 Euros (1 Domain)Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last update: Nov 2, 2011Site Nonumber.nlJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  24. 24. Know this: AMM is Essential! Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Commercial License? Yes! 20 Euros (1 Domain)Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last update: Nov 2, 2011Site Nonumber.nlJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  25. 25. SEFUrls, SEO Mods, Analytics
  26. 26. Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? No!Price? $39 USD (Unlimited Use)Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last update: Sep 5, 2011Site Anything-digital.comJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  27. 27. sh404SEF is Essential!Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? No!Price? $39 USD (Unlimited Use)Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last update: Sep 5, 2011Site Anything-digital.comJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  28. 28. Okay half way through!
  29. 29. Is anyone sleeping?
  30. 30. {Remember}•Don‟t talk too fast•Slow down•Ask questions•Sip of water?
  31. 31. Back to the slides…
  32. 32. “Chad’s Picks!”
  33. 33. For CCK (Content Construction Kit)
  34. 34. For CCK (Content Construction Kit)
  35. 35. Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last update: Oct 27, 2011Site getk2.orgJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  36. 36. For Forms & Database Data (DBMS)
  37. 37. For Forms & Application Building
  38. 38. Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Subscriptions Available? Priority Support, 49€/Yr–€120/QtrDocumentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? SVN / GIT Commits DailySite fabrikar.comJoomla Versions: 1.5, 1.6* / 1.7**Not yet fully stable
  39. 39. For Event Registration / Tickets
  40. 40. For Event Registration / Tickets
  41. 41. Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? NoSubscriptions Available? $75 Single Site, $575 DeveloperDocumentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last Update: Nov 3, 2011Site: dthdevelopent.comJoomla Versions: 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  42. 42. Featured Content Promotion
  43. 43. Featured Content PromotionRokStories
  44. 44. RokStoriesKnow this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? NoSubscriptions Available? $20 Club MembershipDocumentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last Update: Apr 20, 2011Site: rockettheme.comJoomla! Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  45. 45. Site Migration & Backup
  46. 46. Site Migration & Backup Akeeba Backup
  47. 47. Akeeba BackupKnow this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Free, Pro AvailableDocumentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last Update: Nov 6, 2011Site: akeebabackup.comJoomla! Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  48. 48. Site Calendar & Events
  49. 49. Site Calendar & Events
  50. 50. Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? No!Cost? $35 (Other plans available)Documentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last Update: Sep 12, 2011Site: Anything-digital.comJoomla! Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  51. 51. Content Find & Replace
  52. 52. Content Find & Replace
  53. 53. Know this: Available?GNU GPL (Open Source)? Yes! 100%Free? Yes!Cost? Commercial: 20 EurosDocumentation? Yes!Forum Support? Yes!Up-To-Date? Last Update: Nov 7, 2011Site: Nonumber.nlJoomla! Versions: 1.5, 1.6 / 1.7
  54. 54. Okay we‟re just about finished!
  55. 55. Any more questions?
  56. 56. Other essential extensions?
  57. 57. {Huge sigh – we made it!}
  58. 58. Contact MeSite: www.s-go.netExtensions: www.chadtec.comBlog: www.chadwindnagle.comEmail: chad@s-go.netTwitter: @drmmr763

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