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EasyBlog - the best blogging extension for Joomla?

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May 31 in Joomla Extensions

easyblogWe use EasyBlog for this blog, and we'll be writing a more in depth review soon. In the meantime, if you are looking for a full featured blog solution for your Joomla site, look no further. I've used MyBlog, K2, Joomla's blog layout, as well as TypePad and WordPress on non-Joomla blogs, and I like this the best BY FAR!

It's easy to use, and has many features that make life easier for the blogger who doesn't have a lot of time to kill writing and posting blog posts. Check it out here.

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If you are looking for a powerful and user-friendly blog for Joomla!, Easy Blog is your answer. Among the rich list of eatures is built-in Twitter and Facebook integration, Ajax-based commenting system, reCAPTCHA integrations, and many more features, some of which are listed below.

Multiple Blogs
Supports multiple blogs with the ability of using their own themes.

Professional Themes
Stylish and professional themes for both personal and professional blogging

Micro Blogging Updates
Automatic posting to famous social networks when you create a new post

Remote Blogging
Supports tons of remote blogging API allowing authors to easily create new blogs

Rich Comments
Built-in commenting system allowing users to interact easily

Compose Now, Edit Later
Peace of mind by drafting your blog posts and editing it later

Media Management
Organize your rich media files with a built in media manager

Simple Dashboard
Functional yet effective dashboard. Less is more in getting things done

RSS Feeds
Let visitors stay updated to your blogs by subscribing to RSS feeds

Scheduled Publishing
Schedule your blog post to be automatically published when it reaches the desired time

Your own WYSIWYG
Choose your own WYSIWYG editor from the editors in Joomla!

Tagging
Rich content for Search Engines by tagging your blog posts

If you need a blogging for Joomla, check out EasyBlog!

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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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