Exclusive Selection of Joomla Components, Modules and Plugins Recommended for Every Website!
Joomla extensions are integrated in your Joomla application as a way to extend its functionality. These are divided into Joomla components, Joomla modules and Joomla plugins, as well as language packs and templates. New Joomla extensions are releases often and it is really difficult to keep track of what's a really useful and well-written plugin. Based on our experience in hosting thousands of Joomla websites, we have seen how most of the addons available out there perform and selected the best ones to help you extend your website functionality.
SiteGround has been hosting and supporting Joomla websites for many years now. Based on this experience and to meet the needs of our users we have created a collection of free Joomla extensions available for all Joomla users.
As a popular open source application, Joomla is a target of many hacker attacks. The Joomla plugin we created to meet this challenge and used successfully for our customers is jHackGuard more info...
jAutoUpdate is a component that allows you to check for new Joomla 1.5 version and update your website with a single click of the mouse. more info...
jShareEasy is a free Joomla module that allows your visitors to share your articles on Social Networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Delicious and Google. more info...
jPageTranslator will allow your Joomla visitors to translate the texts on your Joomla website to almost any language with a single click using the Google Translator service. more info...
Other useful extensions you can download and use for free include: Joomla plugin to add Analytics, Joomla module for GEO targeting, and jNoRightClick Joomla plugin, which will disable right-clicking on your site and thus protect your content and images from being copied and used elsewhere. You can find the full collection of free Joomla extensions here.
Recommended Joomla Extensions
Akeeba Backup is a Joomla component that allows you to backup, restore and transfer your website in minutes. You don't need to have any special skills to use it - everything is done with just A few clicks. With Akeeba Backup, even if something goes wrong with your website, you can quickly restore it without wasting any precious time.
JomSocial is the most complete, easy to use add-on that turn Joomla! CMS into a full-fledge social network site. It is currently used by more than 160 000 community based websites. What sets JomSocial apart from other similar plugins is its comprehensive feature list including a powerful and highly interactive social stream, user profile management, photo gallery, videos, events, user groups, privacy controls and Facebook integration.
Mobile Joomla!® is the best way to mobilize your Joomla! site, displaying beautifully on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and all other phones. Mobile Joomla! is also the easiest way to speed up your responsive template performance up to 400% on mobile devices. Mobile Joomla! is trusted by more than 140,000 Joomla! users and used to mobilize over 15,000,000 pages. Easy install: your site mobile-optimized in seconds.
Joomla shop extensions allow you to run a fully-operational web store right under your favorite Joomla application. You will be able to list products with images and descriptions, set prices and discounts, accept online payments and more. SiteGround experts have selected the best Joomla shopping carts from the large amount of ecommerce extensions and are offering them to you.
Running a community site is always connected with meetings and happenings. If you would like to inform your users about upcoming events, it would be best to use a Joomla calendar or events extension. On our Joomla calendar page we have selected for you the best events extensions for Joomla.
It is always good to know what the weather would be like today and the next couple of days. That is why, if you want to make your visitors return to your website every day, it is a good idea to add a weather module. On our Joomla weather page we have added the best weather addons for Joomla.
Posting photos on your website is a good way to stay in touch with friends and family. Having a fast-loading and easy-to-use gallery on your Joomla site will save you time and make your buddies happy. There is a Flash-powered gallery you can use for richer user experience.
Adding a forum to your Joomla site is the best way to drive even more users to your website. Forums are also very good for SEO purposes because of the large amount of user-generated content. You can find editor's choice for Forum addons on our Joomla Forum page.
On our Miscellaneous Joomla Extensions page you will find other useful Joomla addons, which will enhance your Joomla system. You can find Joomla ads, Joomla multimedia, Joomla real estate addons and more.
When installing Joomla addons make sure you download them from known sources. Always make backups of your Joomla before installing extensions.
Here is a detailed tutorial how to install Joomla extensions.