Best Joomla Extensions for Making a Perfect Joomla Powered Website
Joomla is a Content Management Framework (CMF) for publishing web content, written in PHP and an absolutely free as well as open source. Now-a-days it is a very popular CMF among web developers and designers and downloadable from Joomla.org.
Joomla provides free extensions to extend the ability of Joomla website. There are more than 7000 extensions presently serving through Joomla Extension Directory (JED), but how will you know which one is most necessary and useful for you? Here is a list of different kind of extensions which will help you to develop and design a Joomla website.
K2 is a free component to replace default Joomla article system with more features and possibilities. After installing K2, you can instantly turn your website into a news/magazine site with author blogs, product catalogs, work portfolio, document manager, directory listing, event listing & more.
Download K2 absolutely free from JED.
AceSEF is a Joomla SEO component which gives you the power for optimizing contents for search engines (e.g. Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc). Though it is not absolutely free for use, the features they provide for free are enough to optimize your site according to your need. It helps you to create SEF URLs, Metadata, Sitemap and Tags.
You can download AceSEF from their official website.
Xmap is a free sitemap generator for Joomla powered websites. It can create more than one sitemap with different preferences according to your menu. It generates both XML and HTML sitemaps which are fully compatible with Google, Yahoo, Bing and others.
Download Xmap from JED.
Akeeba Backup is a free and open-source component to backup your whole Joomla website including database and can be restored in any Joomla-capable server.
Download Akeeba Backup from JED.
AcyMailing Starter is the free version of AcyMailing, which is a powerful email and newsletter marketing component for Joomla sites. You can manage subscribers easily using this component and can send emails as well as newsletters to all subscribers at a time.
Download AcyMailing Starter component from JED.
ChronoForms is an out-of-the-box component for Joomla sites to create almost any type of form you need. The free version of this component just contains a back link to the developer’s site bellow the forms.
Download ChronoForms from JED.
These are just few examples of very useful Joomla component. You can visit JED for more extensions if I’ve not listed them in this article.