Must-Have Joomla Extensions by Ken Lyle


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Must-Have Joomla Extensions by Ken Lyle presentation given at CMS Expo in Denver, December 2008.

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Must-Have Joomla Extensions by Ken Lyle

  1. 1. Must-Have Joomla Extensions Ken Lyle Joomlapolis/
  2. 2. Three Categories <ul><ul><li>Universal/Basic - extensions that no site should be without; the ones that make things work better, either on the frontend OR the backend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Function Specific - best of breed extensions to address site functions that you may or may not need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty/Vertical Market - if your business or organization falls into certain &quot;vertical markets&quot;, you will want to have these extensions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Credits <ul><li>Other &quot;Top Tens&quot;, Editors' Picks, and recommendations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joomla Extensions Directory JED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barrie North, in Joomla! A Users Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dan Rahmel, in Beginning Joomla! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Disclaimer <ul><li>New extensions are released every day, so it's impossible to know them all </li></ul><ul><li>and most importantly - Pobody's Nerfect </li></ul>
  5. 5. Context <ul><li>Going to focus mostly on 1.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Not going to mention some features of Core, like Newsfeeds, Polls, or Item Rating, because talk is about EXTENSIONS </li></ul>
  6. 6. Basics <ul><li>extensions that no site should be without - &quot;Must Have?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>These extensions improve one or more of : frontend, backend, bottom line </li></ul><ul><li>Think of these as the Second Level of &quot;Core&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. Enhanced Editors  <ul><ul><li>JCE* J SM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WysiwygPro B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other enhanced editor* </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Admin Efficiency Tools <ul><ul><li>AdminPraise Admin Template* </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. SEF Tools <ul><ul><li>sh404 J </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenSEF DR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artio Joom SEF SM </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Enhanced Registration Process <ul><ul><li>Community Builder* B J SM(for registration process, if nothing else) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. File Browser <ul><ul><li>JoomlaXplorer B SM/Extplorer J </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NinjaXplorer* (fork of JoomlaXplorer) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Backup Program <ul><ul><li>JoomlaPack * J SM </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. User Comments <ul><ul><li>JomComment B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AkoComment DR </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Site Map Component <ul><ul><li>Joomap B DR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Sitemap Generator DR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEFServiceMap DR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other site map component </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. A mailing list system <ul><ul><li>Acajoom*B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YANC B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iContact/J!Contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ccNewsletter </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Common Requirements <ul><li>Things you may not immediately realize that you need </li></ul>
  17. 17. Download Manager <ul><ul><li>Remository B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DocMan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RokDownloads (Beta) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Site Management <ul><ul><li>  Joomla! Tools Suite Jx2 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Localhost Development Platform <ul><ul><li>JSAS SM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WAMP B </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. RSS Feed Display System <ul><ul><li>RSSFactory </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Calendar <ul><ul><li>JCalPro *B DR </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Event Registration <ul><ul><li>Register Pro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DTRegister </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JHRSVP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CiviCRM - Worth a look! </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Mapping <ul><ul><li>Plugin GoogleMaps*B </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. E-Commerce <ul><ul><li>VirtueMart J DR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECJoomCommerce* </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Directory function <ul><ul><li>SOBI2^ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mosets Tree B J </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Blogging, esp. Multi-user <ul><ul><li>MyBlog </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Database Query Results <ul><ul><li>DBQ </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Forum <ul><ul><li>Fireboard DR SM or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>phpBB3 with the rokbridge or the Juser bridge or with the CB Connector bridge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMF/Bridge DR </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Paid Subscribers <ul><ul><li>JContentSubscription </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CB Paid Subs (JP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AEC </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Translation <ul><li>Manual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joom-Fish J </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Automatic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JTransPro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edvard's GTranslate </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Specifics/Verticals: <ul><li>If you need one of these, they could be &quot;Core&quot; to you </li></ul>
  32. 32. Forms <ul><ul><li>Performs B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ChronoForms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FacileForms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BreezingForms </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. AdSense <ul><ul><li> B </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Joomla Stats Extensions (all per DR) <ul><ul><li>AstatsPro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JoomlaStats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entana Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BSQ Sitestats </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Non-Profit <ul><ul><li>CiviCRM* </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Community Systems <ul><ul><li>Joomunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JomSocial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Builder </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Eye Candy <ul><ul><li>SlideShowPro B or FrontPageSlideshow or SimpleImageGallery* or JPGFlashRotator2 B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SmoothGallery or Simple Image Rotator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A real image Gallery- Easy Gallery DR or Gallery2 DR with Bridge or ???????? </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Advanced <ul><ul><li>Control when modules show, to whom, etc.: MetaMod* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed advanced custom content: Jumi B or JEmbed </li></ul></ul>