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Turn Joomla into a Blog with These Free Extensions

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Unlike its content management system rival WordPress, Joomla doesn’t come with many core blogging features. But that doesn’t mean it can’t make a great blogging platform. You just need to make some modifications first.

This post will highlight some of the free extensions that can help you turn your Joomla website into a fully functioning blog.

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5 awesome free Joomla 2.5 shopping cart extensions - Pick one, sellers!

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5 excellent shopping cart extensions for Joomla webshops

Apparently, the more the Internet develops, the more new online shops are launched. I'm nearly a shopaholic and I like buying goods online for the convenience. But there are too many web shops, with the result that not all of those impress and attract customers like me. So what connects sellers with buyers effectively? The shopping cart is the answer.

If you are a seller using Joomla, you will absolutely need a good shopping cart extension for your Joomla business website. You might wonder where you could find it. To help you, I have already made a list of 5 excellent well-known shopping cart extensions on Joomla Extensions Directory (JED). I also installed and tested all on my local host to make sure they run well. What else? All of them are free and ready for Joomla 2.5.

Let's find out what these shopping cart extensions are.


I made a wish-list for choosing a suitable shopping cart extension below:

  • Easy to use: I can install it quickly and simply; also it has a dashboard for easily managing and configuring.
  • Rich features: Some are necessary for shoppers such as discounts, coupons, media integration for each product.
  • Multi-language and multi-currency support: Maybe I will have many customers from various countries, so this makes purchasing easier.
  • Many payment methods: My customers may feel happier if there are a lot options for payment
  • Available documentation: It can help me to use, set up, and configure in the right way, and quickly.
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The 10 best free and popular Joomla 2.5 extensions

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Finally, Joomla 2.5 has been released, so have you found suitable Joomla 2.5 extensions for your Joomla site? Let's take a look at Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) which contains a number of extensions ready for Joomla 2.5. In this blog post, we will introduce you to some outstanding popular Joomla 2.5 extensions

Finally, Joomla 2.5 has been released, so have you found suitable extensions for your Joomla site? Let's take a look at Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) which contains a number of extensions ready for Joomla 2.5. In this blog post, we will introduce you to some outstanding popular Joomla extensions based on the following criteria:

  • High rating (4.5 stars and above)
  • At least 50 votes from users
  • Good reviews from users
  • Supports Joomla 2.5.

JCE logo JCE - Editor

  • Compatibility: Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5
  • License: GPLv2 or later
  • Reviews: 370+
  • Votes: 780+
  • Website - Download

JCE Toggled Editor
JCE Toggled Editor

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Free Joomla 2.5 extensions to connect to social media

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Not only for businesses but also for individuals, it's essential to show your social activities to visitors. You have written many helpful articles, and they're worth sharing. Integrating your Joomla site with social media channels will help you drive more traffic to your site and advertise your articles better. I've tested many Joomla 2.5 extensions and in this article, I am going to tell you about some of the best free social extensions that you need. Firstly, you should have a look at several types of extensions I will mention today, categorized by functionality:

  1. Display your channels
  2. Add comments
  3. Bookmark and share
  4. Display social profiles
  5. Login using a social network's account

Display your channel


When I build my social media channels, the first thing I do is show them on my website for people to notice. It's really difficult for me to go to each channel and grab the integration code. I need one extension that allows me to show all my channels easily. Stalker is a great Joomla social extension for that need. The main reason I chose this Joomla 2.5 extension because I can show up to 52 social media channels to my visitors: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+, just by entering my user ID for each channel. I can also add more networks or customize my icons to fit my template. Moreover, Stalker can display icons anywhere on the site: in a module position, directly in an article or even in a Community Builder profile.

Joomla 2.5 social extension | Stalker

Stalker module on the site

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Build a Joomla photo gallery website by yourself

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Currently, the number of templates designed for Joomla gallery websites has increased significantly in the market. Considering this fact, I'd like to share with you some experience in building a photo gallery website from scratch based on version 1.5.

The aim of this article is to help you build a Joomla gallery on version 1.5 in the most cost-effective way. Therefore, I prefer free templates and extensions (under GNU/GPL license). The only cost you have to pay is hiring a hosting service and buying a domain name.

By following the steps below, you can build a Joomla gallery website by yourself.

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