DT Register is a commercial Joomla event registration extension. After working on this component for a client, I am impressed with its flexibility, payment method, and support.
Akeeba Backup component for Joomla is a great piece of software: it makes Joomla site backup a one-click process. If your site gets hacked or corrupted and you have no clean backup, you have no excuse. Get Akeeba Backup!
I build custom Joomla templates, so I don’t often use commercial templates. But to save money, clients can start with a commercial Joomla template and save a LOT of development cost.
Joomla allows you to assign modules to pages that are linked to a menu. Unfortunately, you cannot assign a module to a page that is not linked to a menu. For example, you can link to a Section or Category and when you click that link, it will display links to all articles in the Section or Category. Unfortunately, you cannot assign a module to the articles that are listed for a Section or Category. The only way to get a module to appear on these articles is to link those articles directly to the menu or to assign the module to ALL pages. But neither of these solutions is practical if you want to automatically list all articles in a Section or Category. MetaMod to the rescue.
Joomla websites can be slow, especially if you have a lot of extensions installed. Slow page speeds drive customers away from your website. Furthermore, since Google might consider page speed in its ranking, it’s more important than ever to have fast page speeds. JCH Optimize, a plugin for Joomla, is a fast, free, and easy way to speed up your site immediately.
AlphaRegistration for Joomla improves on the default Joomla Registration Component by adding Re Captcha to the registration process. In addition, it adds a visual, 3-step process and indicator to help eliminate confusion about the verification email sent during the registration process.
Fact: Google is probably going to add “Page Speed” as one of its many ranking factors. Fact: Joomla websites often get a marginal page speed ranking. Do you need to worry if you have a Joomla Website?
Filtered News is a Joomla Module that allows you to show article leads in a module position, and it has all of the configuration that is missing from the standard Joomla Module Newsflash and What’s New: multiple display layouts, configurable content elements, text character number limit, include image, and more.
Kuneri MobileJoomla provides instant conversion of your Joomla website for standard mobile phone platforms like iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
The 2J News Slider is a great, commercial Joomla News component that creates a slideshow from your articles. If you want an automatic slideshow that shows the article intro and thumbnail for articles in a section or category, this is the tool.
This Joomla News Slider cost $30, but it’s well worth it. 2J News Slider is easy to set up and configure. Just publish the module to a position and point it at a section or category. If you want, the look and feel can be adjusted using the CSS style sheet.
- random article selection
- configurable article rotation: ordering, creation date, hits, or votes
- show article titles only
- several transition / fade effects to choose from
If you want to add some zing to your home page, this is a great Joomla News component.