The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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How to choose a Joomla Extension from the Joomla Extension Directory (JED)

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  1. 1. How to Choose a Joomla ExtensionMichel van Agtmaal – Open Source Support Desk
  2. 2. 9,500 pieces
  3. 3. You Need a Plan
  4. 4. Wanna Look Like This?
  5. 5. The Fact You CouldDoesn’t Mean You Should
  6. 6. Your TCOT O T A L C O S T O F O W N E R S H I P•  Software Acquisition Cost•  Development Cost•  Maintenance Cost
  7. 7. Less Is More
  8. 8. A Typical News Site Source: Lyza Danger, Cutting through the Crap: The Essence of Content on the Future Web
  9. 9. Source: Lyza Danger, Cutting through the Crap: The Essence of Content on the Future Web
  10. 10. BS filter ‘ON’Source: Lyza Danger, Cutting through the Crap: The Essence of Content on the Future Web
  11. 11. Users go MobileUsers are Mobile Less is More
  12. 12. Lets Get Our Feet Wet
  13. 13. How to Seperate The Goodfrom The Bad and The Ugly
  14. 14. the JED http://extensions.joomla.org
  15. 15. •  Recently added•  Recently updated•  Most favoured by users•  Favourite extension for the JED editors•  Highest number of visits•  Highest number of votes•  Highest votes•  Highest number of reviews
  16. 16. Million Dollar Question •  Recently added •  Recently updated •  Most favoured by users •  Favourite extension for the JED editors •  Highest number of visits •  Highest number of votes •  Highest votes •  Highest number of reviews
  17. 17. Million Dollar Question •  Recently added •  Recently updated •  Most favoured by users Context? •  •  Favourite extension for the JED editors Highest number of visits •  Highest number of votes •  Highest votes •  Highest number of reviews
  18. 18. Don’t Get Lost
  19. 19. Compatibility
  20. 20. Extension Type •  Component •  Module •  Plugin •  Language •  Extension Specific •  Not Installable Tools
  21. 21. Last Update
  22. 22. Demo?
  23. 23. Support Methods?
  24. 24. Documentation & Tutorials?
  25. 25. Check Facts and Figures
  26. 26. What Does It Do
  27. 27. Context?
  28. 28. Get A Clear Picture
  29. 29. Backup
  30. 30. Test
  31. 31. Backup
  32. 32. Remove Unused Apps
  33. 33. Backup
  34. 34. JED 2.0UserXperience•  2.5 Native ACL•  RSS feeds for (critical) Updates•  Versioning standards•  Minimum Code Standard•  Bootstrapped•  Removed after 1 year of inactivity
  35. 35. Joomla Rocks!
  36. 36. Backup Open Source Support Desk www.opensourcesupportdesk.com @osSupportDesk slideshare.net/ossupportdesk youtube.com/ossupportdesk

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