Joomla!™ Extensions

WYSIWYG Text Editor: JCE

JCE

JCE is a WYSIWYG text editor that makes creating and editing Joomla content easy. Add a set of tools to your Joomla website that give you the power to create without needing to know or learn HTML or CSS.

JCE is so good we install it by default on every Joomla website we develop!

Free. Subscription for extra plugins - €25 for 12-month access to downloads and updates.

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Automatic Site Maps: Xmap

Xmap

Xmap allows you to create an automatic site map using the structure of your menus. Creates site map pages to display on your website as well as XML site feeds for Google and Yahoo search engines to keep them up-to-date on your latest changes.

Free

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optional extensions

The following optional extensions offer extra functionality for your website. Select those that support your website goals.

Shopping Cart

Online retail in both the U.S. and Western Europe is poised for serious growth, according to two new forecasts by Forrester Research Inc. U.S. online retail will grow at a 10% compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years to reach nearly $249 billion by 2014...

Website Magazine, May 2010

E-commerce isn't a trend but now a way of life. In the U.S. web shopping will account for 8% of total sales by 2014. More importantly, 53% of total retail sales in the U.S. will be influenced by e-commerce, as consumers increasingly use the internet to research products before purchasing.

Why not get your piece of the online sales pie?

Virtuemart

VirtueMart is a full-featured e-commerce shopping cart solution for Joomla - used by thousands of store owners. It can be run in store or catalog mode. With its powerful Administration Tool you can handle an unlimited number of categories, products, orders, discounts, customers and shopper groups. If you sell numerous products, this is the shopping cart for you!

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Free

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Blog Component: EasyBlog

EasyBlog by StackIdeasMy  blogging favorite for Joomla is EasyBlog by StackIdeas. I use it on this website and I'm still getting the feel for all that it can do. This is a relatively new component, but StackIdeas is constantly tweaking and improving it, so development is on-going. And support is quick and helpful. Features are robust and well-designed with everything you'd want from a blogging app. Read on for all the details...

$79 for Professional version, includes 12-month access to downloads and updates.

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Video/Audio: AllVideos Plug-in

All Videos plugin

AllVideos is an all-in-one media management solution for Joomla. Easily embed videos hosted on popular services like YouTube, and Vimeo and many more inside your Joomla! articles or use it to playback almost any video/audio filetype directly from your server or a remote server!

You can, for example, use YouTube to upload your videos and then embed them inside your site without eating your server's bandwidth or having to spend money on expensive video conversion software! AllVideos will also take any type of video or audio file on your server and play it directly on your web page using simple tags.

Free

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Google Maps

Google Maps Plugin

Googlemap plugin allows you to display one or more interactive Google Maps within your website content articles, modules or components. This plugin has a dizzying array of options. If Google Maps can do it, you can have that feature on your website. Map your business location with a marker, include contact information in a popup bubble complete with links and a photo, provide driving directions, pick the size your map displays, starting scale, view type (satellite, bird or street view, for example), and much more.

Free