Top Rated & Free Joomla Extensions! - Part 1

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Several Top rated and Free Joomla Extensions are given below:


1.Akeeba Backup


Akeeba Backup Core is the successor to the now famous JoomlaPack component. In a nutshell, Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. Its possibilities: endless. It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.


Date added:   Jun 05 2007

Type: Free download

Reviews: 935



2. Google Maps by Reumer


Plugin for displaying one or more Google Maps within content-items, modules or components of Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x.

A new release 3.3 of the Joomla plugin Google Maps is available.

This version delivers the print button, show location of the user on the map and sign in as a google user.

The new version has the following new features:

- Added option to sign in as google user to see map in own context

- Added geo location of the visitor

- Added direct directions based on location of visitor.

- Added print button with parameter and language files

- Added possibility to select icon/images in configuration of the plugin


Date added: Sep 21 2006

Type:Free download

Reviews: 707



3. AcyMailing Starter

AcyMailing is a reliable Newsletter and email marketing extension for Joomla.

AcyMailing enables you to efficiently manage an unlimited number of subscribers, organize them into mailing lists, send personalized newsletters (Hi {subtag:name}...)

Date added: Nov 20 2009

Type: Free download

Reviews: 482



4. JCE

An award-winning, configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla! based on Moxiecode's TinyMCE.

Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.


Date added:Mar 05 2006r

Type:Free download

Reviews: 475



5. VirtueMart

VirtueMart is a highly configurable and customizable multi-language shopping cart solution for Joomla 2.5 and 3 with a large number of additional extensions.


Date added:Mar 05 2006

Type:Free download

Reviews: 453

Score  88


6. aiContactSafe

.An AJAX driven Joomla! 1.5.x component to place a contact form anywhere on your web page with any number of custom fields of different types, including attachments.

In the component pack you also get:

- modaiContactSafe : a modul to display the contact form in any position of your template

- plgaiContactSafeForm : a plugin to place the contact form in an article.

- plg_aiContactSafeLink a plugin to place a link to the contact form in an article.

You can install and/or upgrade any of them from the Control Panel of aiContactSafe and see more information about all of them in the articles of

Date added: Apr 08 2009

Type:Free download

Reviews: 445

Score 98


7. JEvents

JEvents is a well known and Loved Events Calendar / Management solution for Joomla. JEvents provides a full events and calendar solution for your Joomla! site. Showing your events in listings or as a visual monthly calendar view, create complex repeats patterns, import and export your events with a couple of clicks, offer a feed with your latest events... And also with more than 40 languages translated, we are likely to have a translation for your website.


Date added: Mar 05 2009

Type:Free download

Reviews: 429



8. JComments

The JComments is a powerful and easy to use AJAX based comment system for Joomla with flexible ACL, smiles, BBCodes and avatars support. Working on this release took extra eight months, all this effort was spent to make the component more stable and usable. Considerable time was allotted for code optimization and improved compatibility to third-party extensions.


Date added:Oct 06 2009

Type:Free download

Reviews: 417



9. Phoca Gallery

Phoca Gallery is a Joomla! component. It is an image gallery with slideshow.

See demo with different features: (click on links on left side to see different features of Phoca Gallery)

Demo with tree and image module:

Demo with description and no popup:

Demo Phoca Gallery and Simple Caddy integration:


Date added: Sep 28 2007

Type:Free download

Reviews: 364



10. ARK Editor

The ARK Editor (formally known as the JCK Editor) is an WYSIWYG editor designed to simplify your content creation. It incorporates a new technology called Inline Editing that allows its users to edit page elements directly without the need to use a special editing screen. For this reason it can transform Joomla sites and make them incredibly easy-to-use!


Date added:Apr 12 2009

Type: Free download

Reviews: 344



11. ChronoForms

The ultimate Joomla forms solution, every kind of form is possible, contact forms, payment forms, autoresponders, article form, survey, captcha, multi page and more!

ChronoForms is more than 8 years old, started at the early Joomla days, today it has a HUGE list of features and a very easy to use interface to help you build any type of form you may need, some of the features included are:

1- Drag and Drop or full custom code forms builder, different forms styles and layouts, with Bootstrap responsive support.

2- Totally configurable email setup for your forms.

3- Full Client and Server data validation.

4- Store forms data into database or Google sheets, you may also export it to CSV/XLS/PDF files.


Date added:

Dec 17 2006

Type:Free download

Reviews: 316



12. jNews

jNews introduces you to the next generation of email marketing. A powerful newsletter component for Joomla, jNews gives you quality outputs with the newest professional and cool features making sure that your communications yields the best results that you really wanted. From the makers of your best-loved email marketing app, Acajoom, jNews is still designed with ease of use and robustness in mind but with more powerful features to make your experience worthwhile.


Date added:

Nov 18 2014

Type: Free download

Reviews: 312



13. Advanced Module Manager


Advanced Module Manager - control your modules the way it should be.

Advanced Module Manager is an extension that changes the way your Module manager works.

It adds a multitude of functions, like:

   ★ Many publishing assignments for your modules!

       You can control publishing modules by (ALL / ANY):

           ☆ Menu Item

           ☆ Homepage

           ☆ Date range

           ☆ User Group Levels

           ☆ Languages

           ☆ Templates

           ☆ URLs


Date added:Oct 28 2009

Type:Free download

Reviews: 304



14. sigplus

sigplus Image Gallery Plus 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.


Date added:Mar 13 2010

Type: Free download




15. AllVideos

AllVideos (by JoomlaWorks) is truly THE all-in-one media management solution for Joomla! and a classic must-have extension for any Joomla! based website.

You can use the plugin to easily embed media hosted on popular services like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, SoundCloud (and many more) inside your Joomla! articles (or K2, redShop, Virtuemart etc).

Date added: Jun 08 2006

Type:Free download




16. K2

The powerful award-winning content extension for Joomla with more than 2 million downloads (and counting)!

K2 provides an out-of-the box integrated solution featuring rich content forms for items (think of Joomla articles with additional fields for article images, videos, image galleries and attachments), nested-level categories, tags, comments, a system to extend the item base form with additional fields (similar to CCK for those acquainted with Drupal), a powerful plugin API to extend item, category and user forms, ACL, frontend editing, sub-templates & a lot more!

Using K2, you can transform your Joomla website to a news/magazine site with author blogs, product catalogs, work portfolio, knowledge base, download/document manager, directory listing, event listing & more, all this bundled under one package!

Date added:Apr 14 2009

Type:Free download




17. Ozio Gallery

Ozio Gallery is a responsive photo gallery designed for Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 or newer, written in javascript which shows images published ONLY on Google plus. All your images are cloud hosted and automatically scaled using hi-quality settings.


Date added:May 13 2008

Type:Free download




18. Kunena

Kunena is the leading Joomla forum component. Downloaded more than 5M times in 6 years, Kunena is the only forum/discussion solution for Joomla that is community driven - true open source - public self-help forums, GitHub and documentation Wiki.


Date added: Feb 02 2009

Type:Free download


Score: 100


19. Community Builder

Community Builder (CB) is an extremely flexible and robust social networking solution for Joomla. CB has a huge user base, a long history and a great future.

Social websites go far beyond Facebook look-alikes and CB has literally hundreds of built-in features and can be extended with extra (free or commercial) add-ons from the CB Team and other parties that will help you realize your very own - tailored to your specific needs - social networking website.


Date added:Mar 05 2006

Type:Free download




20. Gallery


Adding image galleries inside your Joomla! articles is now super-easy and simple, using the magical "Simple Image Gallery" plugin for Joomla!.

The plugin can turn any folder of images located inside your Joomla! website into a grid-style image gallery with cool lightbox previews. And all that using a simple plugin tag like .

So for example, if we have a folder called "mytriptoParis" located in images/stories/mytriptoParis, then we can create our gallery by simply entering the tag into some Joomla! article.

Date added: Dec 05 2006

Type: Free download





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