Sunday, 29 May 2011 20:20

The 3 "Must Have" Extensions for Joomla CMS

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CMS (Content Management System) scripts are popular for developing various types of websites through the years. Even though they were started to create blogs easily, now there are from portfolios to full service business sites being created based in Joomla, Wordpress, Zen Cart, etc.

Usually when you are starting a site you may treat the visual design as your first priority to attract and keep traffic but the components that are invisible behind the curtain are way more important to bring the traffic and make them stay in your site for a little longer. Security concerns, backup, SEO, are only some of the things that should not be overlooked; otherwise your beautiful website with hundreds of pages and colorful designs may not attract even a handful amount of visits. For your convenience here are 3 extensions for Joomla CMS that will help you to manage your site in a smart way and create richer content in less time.


AKEEBA BACKUP

akeeba-backupIf you are looking for a powerful yet simple extension for keeping a backup of your Joomla! site, Akeeba Backup, the best (IMHO) open-source backup component, was created for you! Created to handle big sites and avoid server timeout. It creates a backup archive that contains all the files, a database snapshot and a restoration point.

Akeeba Backup comes in two versions that are called Core and Professional. Core version is free (Non-Commercial), provides some basic backup tools and an unlimited service. This is the version that IDEAS install in all Joomla that we install. But for more advanced options, you can try the Professional edition for a small fee. Always backup - backup - backup.

NINJA XPLORER

ninjaxplorerHave you ever tried to work through FTP and Joomla just doesn't let you override some of the files? Even with permissions sometimes it's just a nightmare and a full pullhair experience. Well, Ninja Xplorer solves that because is the premiere file system explorer for your J1.5 website.

You can edit, upload, delete, zip, unzip and download files directly from your Joomla Administrators panel without the need to go through your FTP. Also it's convinient if you are not on your primarly desktop/laptop and/or you are just using a borrowed computer.

 

JCE-Joomla Content Editor

jce-logoJCE is the award-winning WYSIWYG editor plug-in for creating and editing Joomla's contents easily. It has a cool content creating environment with beautiful familiar options to make the user experience better. Add a set of tools to your Joomla!® environment that give you the power to create the kind of content you want, without limitations, and without needing to know or learn HTML, XHTML, CSS... Moreover, it is free and extendable with different additional plugins. It can also be customizable in some extent.

IDEAS Girl

IDEAS Girl

Entrepreneur, Web Developer, and Promotional Products Consultant.

Website: www.ideascg.com
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