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Joomla Extensions

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RokEcwid: Ecwid Shopping Cart

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Apr 30, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions
This extension makes integration between Ecwid and Joomla very easy and simple. Just install it, adjust its settings in your Joomla’s backend and your Ecwid store is ready.
Instruction on how to setup your free Ecwid store: http://kb.ecwid.com/Joomla
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Ecwid is a free full-featured shopping cart and an e-commerce solution that can be easily added to any Joomla site or Facebook profile. It ensures performance and flexibility you need, with none of the hassles you don't.
"Ecwid" stands for "ecommerce widgets".
This extension makes integration between Ecwid and Joomla very easy and simple. Just install it, adjust its settings in your Joomla’s backend and your Ecwid store is ready.
Instruction on how to setup your free Ecwid store: http://kb.ecwid.com/Joomla
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Ecwid is a free full-featured shopping cart and an e-commerce solution that can be easily added to any Joomla site or Facebook profile. It ensures performance and flexibility you need, with none of the hassles you don't.
"Ecwid" stands for "ecommerce widgets".
Get this extensions http://extensions.joomla.org/

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Mouse Over Zoom

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Apr 28, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

A plugin to zoom images on mouse over event.

Upload a pair of images: thumbnail and double sized. The in your HTML code

 

Get this plugin here http://extensions.joomla.org/

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J!Update Pro

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Apr 26, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions
J!Update Pro is an extension that will allow you to list all your Joomla sites in one place to get the Joomla version of all of them, but above all, to do in one simple click the update to the last current Joomla version for all the listed sites.

How this could be possible? Well, on each site you have to install and activate the J!Update Pro plugin and in one secured site (local site if possible), the component. Then, once you filled the information of one of your Joomla site like the URL, the Super Admin username and password account and the Secret Word from the global configuration, the component will be able to ask to the plugin, the client’s site Joomla version but also to apply the correct patch and do the upgrade to the last current Joomla version.

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Introducing Akeeba Subscriptions!

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Apr 25, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

We are very pleased to announce the very first version of our subscriptions management component, Akeeba Subscriptions! Akeeba Subscriptions allows you to sell and manage subscriptions to your Joomla! 1.5, Joomla! 1.6, Nooku Server and Molajo sites. It is currently in public beta, which means that you are allowed to download, install and use it on as many sites as you please. Licensed under the GNU GPL version 3, it has no hidden costs or royalties no matter how many sites you use it on or how many subscriptions you sell with it. Even though it's announced as beta, it is stable enough to power our very own site's subscriptions handling.

Read the full article here https://www.akeebabackup.com/h

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More Than 3100 Free Joomla CMS Templates - Ol_Vakar - Joomla 1.5 / 1.6 Template

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Apr 23, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Thousands of quality templates for joomla here

Visit the site http://www.joomla24.com

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MailChimp integration for Joomla!

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Apr 21, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Whether you're a small-business or a multi-national, if you're running Joomla! and want the peace of mind that your email campaigns are in good hands, search no more. Inject Joomla! with MailChimp, one of the greatest Email Service Providers on the market. By pushing MailChimp to its limits we offer you unprecedented features, plus integrations with popular 3rd party extensions, such as K2, JomSocial and more...

Visit the site http://www.joomlamailer.com/

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Behind the Joomlatools curtain | Joomlatools Blog

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Apr 19, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions
The beginning of 2011 introduced three new faces in the Joomlatools scene – Israel Canasa, Ercan Ozkaya and Myra Jill Siason. Three vibrant, young, passionate experts in their own fields who have joined our team since February to bring you the next big thing: DOCman 2.0!
Israel and Ercan are taking charge of the DOCman 2.0 development while Myra is making sure sure that the team is running smoothly. Together with our Joomlatools regulars, we tripled our team size to bring you the best document manager for Joomla ever!
DOCman 2.0 is completely being re-written from scratch and built on-top of the Nooku Framework. It will work on both Joomla 1.5 & Joomla 1.6.
The beginning of 2011 introduced three new faces in the Joomlatools scene – Israel Canasa, Ercan Ozkaya and Myra Jill Siason. Three vibrant, young, passionate experts in their own fields who have joined our team since February to bring you the next big thing: DOCman 2.0!
Israel and Ercan are taking charge of the DOCman 2.0 development while Myra is making sure sure that the team is running smoothly. Together with our Joomlatools regulars, we tripled our team size to bring you the best document manager for Joomla ever!
DOCman 2.0 is completely being re-written from scratch and built on-top of the Nooku Framework. It will work on both Joomla 1.5 & Joomla 1.6.
Read the full article at http://blog.joomlatools.eu/

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4 easy tools to keep up your 24-hour Twitter feed - TNW Social Media

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Apr 17, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

By definition, social media is meant to be just that, social. The argument to automate your Twitter feed or not can be hashed and rehashed over and over, but some facts remain the same; there are people behind the mechanisms. And as human beings, whether we like it or not, we’re not meant to work 24/7, and occasionally need to sleep.

Read the full article at http://thenextweb.com/

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Plugin Photofeed for Joomla! 1.6

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Apr 05, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions
Plugin Photofeed for Joomla! 1.6
The extension has been converted successfully to Joomla! 1.6
Photofeed can inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.
Plugin Photofeed for Joomla! 1.6
The extension has been converted successfully to Joomla! 1.6
Photofeed can inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.
Read the full article at http://www.waltercedric.com/

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Seven Thousand Listings and Counting

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Apr 01, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions
In October 2010 I had the privledge of writing a blog post about the JED reaching 6000 listings.  Little did I know that 4 1/2 months later I would be writing a "7000 listings" post.  The Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) reached 7000 published listings this week.
Not only are there now 7000 ways to extend Joomla, but those 7000 are very popular.  In October we also announced that there were over 138 million downloads of these extensions.  Now, there have been over 177 million which shows phenomenal growth in a very short period of time.
In October 2010 I had the privledge of writing a blog post about the JED reaching 6000 listings.  Little did I know that 4 1/2 months later I would be writing a "7000 listings" post.  The Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) reached 7000 published listings this week.
Not only are there now 7000 ways to extend Joomla, but those 7000 are very popular.  In October we also announced that there were over 138 million downloads of these extensions.  Now, there have been over 177 million which shows phenomenal growth in a very short period of time.
Read the full article at http://community.joomla.org/

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jomCalendar

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Mar 25, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

An Enhanced, Feature-Rich Joomla Calendar System

Got a workshop, live chat, podcast, or any kind of special event you’d like to promote on your website? Perhaps you’d like to easily share your personal daily, weekly or monthly activities with your friends and family.

Maybe you just need a quick way to remind yourself about an upcoming trip or scheduled appointment. Wouldn’t it be great if 1 extension could do all of these things for you, displayed for all to see (or maybe just a select few) as a beautifully-styled, completely customizable calendar on your website?

Introducing jomCalendar: the most affordable, powerful & feature-rich events calendar system for Joomla! ever created. Period.

It’s here!

Get the extension herehttp://extensions.joomla.org/

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Facebook Like and Share button PlugIn

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Mar 20, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Facebook Like And Share Joomla Plugin enable Facebook "Like button" and the "Share This button" on your published articles, with feature to include and exclude certain articles and categories to give you more flexiblities. With Facebook Like Button plugin, let a user share your content with friends on FB.

So when the user clicks the Share or Like button on your site, a story appears in the user's friends' News Feed with a link back to your website. You can enable show faces and comment, change fonts with this plugin.

Get the plugin http://extensions.joomla.org

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Joomla Facebook Integration

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Mar 16, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

No more long registration forms to get the information you need. One click registration means you can get the user's Facebook email address, full name, and profile information without scaring away potential customers.

Read the full details at http://www.sourcecoast.com/

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iJoomla Ad Agency - Joomla! Extensions Directory

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Mar 15, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Joomla Ad Agency is the ultimate ad management system for Joomla! It was created specifically for Joomla so no bridges or hacks are necessary. It works right out of the box and supports all standard ad types and ANY AD SIZE at all. With iJoomla Ad Agency, you can: 

* Created unlimited advertising zones
* Manage your advertisers, ads, campaigns
* Integrate with JomSocial
* Create packages based on clicks, impressions or time
* View real-time reports

Read more here http://extensions.joomla.org/

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Nooku - Innovative open source application platform for Joomla

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Mar 13, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions
A new brain for Joomla
Rapid Application Development platform
By drastically reducing the amount of code you need to write, Nooku Framework helps you to create powerful Joomla extensions very quickly. The intuitive API, design pattern based architecture, and out-of-the-box security, leave you more time to focus on features.
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A new brain for Joomla
Rapid Application Development platform
By drastically reducing the amount of code you need to write, Nooku Framework helps you to create powerful Joomla extensions very quickly. The intuitive API, design pattern based architecture, and out-of-the-box security, leave you more time to focus on features.

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What's new in SobiPro

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Mar 12, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

Built on the success of the Sobi2 Directory Component, SobiPro is the next generation of content construction for Joomla! Built from the ground up, SobiPro has many new features that make it more flexible, more powerful and the perfect choice for many Joomla! powered website projects.

Visit the site here http://sobipro.sigsiu.net/

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Updated: Akeeba Backup

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Mar 10, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions

It’s an amazing, open-source, reliable Joomla extension that many Joomla website developers swear by and install on all clients’ sites.If you haven’t used Akeeba Backup before, and you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.

The developers of Akeeba Backup just released a critical update, so read the announcement and follow the link below:

Read the full article at http://joomlatips.com/

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Best Extensions

The Joomla Extensions listed below are some that we highly recommend.

  1. Easy Blog ($) The best blogging solution for Joomla [review]
  2. WordPress for Joomla ($) If you don't want to use Easy Blog, try this. [review]
  3. JomSocial ($) Build a social network
  4. JoomlaMailer (free) Brings a MailChimp interface to your site.
  5. ccNewsletter ($) An extremely easy to use newsletter component
More to come soon.

SEO Tools

Some of the best resources for better ranking of your sites.

  1. Keyword Density (free) Tried but true way to get the details for on page keyword densities
  2. SEO in Practice ($) An easy to follow, DIY Guide On Search Engine Optimization
  3. SEO Powersuite ($) SEO We've used this for years. It's the de facto standard software for anyone who promotes websites.
  4. Rank Tracker ($) SEO tool designed to research keywords and track search engine rankings. Is included in SEO Powersuite, this link is for for the stand alone version
  5. SEO Spyglass ($) Have you ever wondered why your competitors are ranked #1 in major search engines, while your own site is stuck on page 24 in Google? Not anymore! SEO SpyGlass will take the mystery out of why your competition are ranking well -- instantly! Copy them and watch your rank increase.
  6. Directory Maximizer ($) Slick, easy to manage way to get hundres of links in Web directories

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Web Hosting

These are among the best Hosts for trouble free Joomla sites.

Hostgator - The biggest and possibly the best for most sites. Great prices, unlimited domains, bandwidth and storage, and supurb tech support.

Lunar Pages - A very good host, very compatible with Joomla. (as you may know, not all are) Great prices, expecially by the year, and unlimited domains, bandwidth and storage