Useful Joomla extensions

The reason for installing modules and plugins in Joomla is to expand the functionality of your website. The following is a list of esential extensions we have tested on our templates for compatibility. We fully recommend the use of these extensions. You can find thousands of other extensions here.

While these free Joomla components and modules are not perfect, we have found them to be highly notable Joomla additions. JoomSpirit has no affiliation with any of these extensions or their developers.


Note : JoomSpirit does not provide support for these extensions. For product support, contact the developer associated with the extension.


1. A very good wysiwyg editor : JCE non-commercial

An award-winning, configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla.
Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.

2. Sigplus Image Gallery non-commercial

Sigplus Image Gallery is a straightforward way to add image or photo galleries to a Joomla article with a simple syntax. It takes a matter of minutes to set up a gallery but those who are looking for a powerful gallery solution will not be disappointed either : sigplus is suitable for both beginner and advanced users.

Despite its versatility, sigplus is completely free.

Tips : If you have this error : NoDecodeDelegateForThisImageFormat `/tmp/magick-XXbYDDua'
Edit the Sigplus plugin and change the image library from default to Graphics Draw.

3. Slideshow module non-commercial

Ari Image slider module provides possibility to create image slideshow based on images from specific folder(s).

This module is very easy to use, powerfull and free. I include this module on almost all my templates and I used it on each demo.

4. Jquery Easy non-commercial

Javascript conflicts happen often when using several versions of Jquery or a combination of Jquery and MooTools. This remains one of the biggest problems of all Joomla webmasters. This extension does a wonderful job of preventing such conflicts.

Note : It is our recommendation that you read the included documentation.

5. JPEG Optimizer non-commercial

Not a Joomla extension, yet very useful software. JPEG-Optimizer is a free online tool for resizing and compressing your digital photos and images. No software downloads are required.

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