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Best extensions for Joomla

 4:45 pm on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

What are the best extensions out there for Joomla? There are so many listed on the website it a little overwhelming. What are the best you recommend or that seem to be "crucial/must have"?


Also, there is an SEF plugin for URL's, but it seems like this is already included in the newest release of Joomla (I have found a copule of SEF things under one of the categories in the admin panel). Is there a difference to the add on one that you can download (is there a better one out there than what comes with it?) Thanks!



 1:30 am on Sep 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Extentions add functionality to the program. What areas of Joomla are not working to your expectations or needs? Not everyone needs the same setup.


 2:26 am on Sep 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

There are a couple of good extensions for search engines. It really depends on what you're looking for.


 3:26 am on Sep 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

OpenSEF, while not perfect, does a reasonably good job of SE friendly urls for a reasonably sized site. Some components seem to choke it though, so test, test test.

A relatively new SEF add on (sh404SEF) is getting good reviews, but I have not played with it yet.

Joomla SEF Patch adds some important things left out in the original implementation, like proper title tags, robots meta-tag, removing the generator meta-tag, etc.

After that its all about what you want the site to do...


 1:04 am on Sep 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

I like sh404SEF. you can customize the metas as well as get search friendly urls. I also use joomlaspan adsense clicksafe when i need adsense. You can block ips including your own. You can also use social bookmarker or comment extensions. I am picky so i make sure my pages validate after i plug in an extension. A lot cause pages to fail validation.
It really depends what functionality you want.


 10:35 pm on Sep 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Awesome. Thanks for all the replies. Reprint, does the 404SEF work the same as the OpenSEF? Can one replace the other? Thanks!


 11:22 pm on Sep 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately i have never compared the two. There should be posts on that on the joomla forums though. Probably get some expert opinion there.


 11:57 pm on Sep 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yeah you're right. Thanks friend!


 12:15 am on Sep 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

I just feel so much more at home here, I guess this is why I always post here first :)

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