Joomla is one of the most popular and easy to use content management systems (CMS) in the world. Joomla's extensions cover a wide variety of categories, such as editing, multimedia, site management, administration, e-commerce, and content sharing - just to name a few. The sheer number of extensions could make your head spin, so here are six free Joomla extensions that you might want to take a look at first.
If you are familiar with Joomla, you may have heard of the popular JoomlaPack extension. Akeeba Backup Core is its successor, and it is an essential extension for anyone in need of a solid tool for creating a backup of their site. Akeeba Backup Core allows its users to create site backups that can be restored on any Joomla-capable servers.
Perhaps the best feature of Akeeba Backup Core is its flexibility. It can be used to create a full backup of your site in a single archive that contains a database snapshot, an installer, and all of the site's files. You can also create backups that exclude specific files, folders, or database tables. You do not have to be a technical wizard to use the extension, as it comes with a configuration wizard that will configure itself for the best operation with your site.
Using Joomla's page editor can sometimes be an arduous task. It's not the most user-friendly way to edit your pages, and it seems to be limited in terms of functionality and features. The JCE extension is a WYSIWYG editor that gives you many more features to work with to not only enrich your Joomla experience, but also make it easier.
JCE is highly configurable through its administration interface, and it's distinction as an award winning Joomla extension lets you know that you are getting a quality add-on. JCE offers plug-in support and improved handling of images, media, links, and files. You get added customization via additional fonts and styles, plus much more. Whether you are an experienced Joomla user or a new one, JCE is a great extension to have.
If you love saving time, Mass Content is one Joomla extension that is a must. You may be tired of the whole article creation process that involves having to create a new section, a new category, a new article, etc. Instead of repeating this tedious process over and over again, Mass Content allows you to create to save time by creating several articles on a single screen. If you are beginning a new Joomla project, Mass Content is a definite lifesaver that will help you kick-start the whole process with ease.
After you have downloaded Mass Content, you can use the extension to immediately create multiple static or non-static web pages with only titles. Choose a section and category for the pages, enter in some text, edit a few parameters, and that's it. You can also create multiple sections and categories just as easily, and deleting content, categories, and sections is no problem either.