Joomla, an open source and prefect Content Management System, is immensely popular for its useful features and expandability potential. With the Joomla CMS, it’s quite easy to organize community photos, audio or video. A range of helpful features like page caching, search, RSS feeds, news flashes etc are easily availed with the help of Joomla. A strong community support, together with loads of free & premium extension to enhance the standard functionality makes Joomla the most likeable CMS available. This article lists some of the best and most commonly used extension for Joomla 1.7.
If you want to restore a site backup on a serve, Akeeba Backup is the ultimate solution. This extremely vital Joomla extension is used for creating backup archive to bring safety to the files and database. For its usability and significance, Akeeba Backup extension is not only the most favored extension in the Joomla! Extensions Directory, but has also won awards.
Preview of Akeeba Backup extension for Joomla
JCE is an immensely popular Joomla extension that works as a configurable editor. This extension has an admin interface for editor configuration; it also offers plugin support. JCE makes Joomla content a very easily manageable aspect.
Preview of JCE Joomla extension
JEvents is a popular extension for Joomla that enables an easy creation of calendars. Making a beautiful calendar for any reason is now easy with the help of JEvents extension. You can make a calendar for the self or for members to categorize events, actions etc.
Preview of JEvents extension for Joomla (Courtesy: Joomla Extension Directory)
ChronoForms is a Joomla extension that is used for quick and effortless relocation of website forms to newer Joomla websites. This very useful extension allows you to simply copy & paste code for the relocation purpose. It has an easy to use drag & drop interface for designing forms as per the needs and specifications.
Preview of ChronoForms (Courtesy: Joomla Extension Directory)
Ozio Gallery is another popular extension for Joomla. From among the available lot of photo gallery, Ozio Gallery is perhaps the easiest one. With this excellent extension, having photos with different category won’t be an issue for sure.
Preview of Ozio Gallery extension for Joomla (Courtesy: Joomla Extension Directory)
JCK Editor is an extension of Joomla that brings new-age touch to the task of editors. It offers a blend of fast performance and striking UI. The editor enables greater personalization ability besides giving a single-place file management system. The JCK Editor also ensures cutting-edge content linking facility to users.
Preview of JCK Editor Extension for Joomla (Courtesy: Joomla Extension Directory)
PixSearch is a serach engine extension for Joomla. This is really an excellent search module that displays results in a nice manner. Users can easily install this useful and popular extension to give an edge to the Joomla-powered applications. Developed by Pixpro Lab, this extension is compatible with Joomla 1.5 native, Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7.
Preview of PixSearch extension for Joomla (Courtesy: Joomla Extension Directory)
Frontpage Slideshow is a popular Joomla extension for adding front end animation. The biggest benefit of this slideshow extension is to catch the attention of visitors by displaying products and images in an attractive ways. This extension is not only easily customization, but also offers loads of transition effects.
Preview of Frontpage Slideshow extension for Joomla (Courtesy: Joomla Extension Directory)
This immensely popular and helpful Joomla extension enables the auto-complete searching inside your Joomla Website. Only a very powerful extension can be capable of such kind of search functionality and Mosets Tree justifies the trust put into it. With this extension, it’s now a reality to get AJAX- driven, real-time, and quick search results.
Preview of Mosets Tree extension for Joomla (Courtesy: Joomla Extension Directory)
Kuneka is a popular yet non-commercial forum extension for Joomla. This extension supports a lot of features and hence, is immensely likeable. Designed by the Kumeka team, this extension has been downloaded close to 1.5 million time since the launch. It supports a wide range of common features like user management, moderation, threaded discussions etc.
Preview of Kuneka extension for Joomla (Courtesy: Joomla Extension Directory)
There are more than hundreds of extensions for Joomla to enable augmented applications and ease. There are few must-have Joomla extensions as well that are used extensively. We have listed some must-have extensions for Joomla 1.7 and invite users to add to the list for more applications and flexibility with Joomla.