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Jun

JSN ImageShow v4.1.0 - Get new features, get new experiences

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Maybe you still remember that our Joomla extension JSN ImageShow v4.0.1 was released about 2 months ago with a lot of useful improvements. We hope that you enjoy it and are ready to get some more new features in the latest version JSN ImageShow v4.1.0.

JSN ImageShow v 4.1.0 | New features

New features in JSN ImageShow v 4.1.0

The coolest feature (I call it "the coolest" because I think you will love it most :D ) is a new image source: Facebook. You can start to share photos from all albums in your FB profile account. Besides, the new editor plugin will help you to present the photo gallery in article easier than ever. Plus, you can upgrade JSN ImageShow from Free edition to Pro edition in your administrator area.

Let's check them out in the video below

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24
May

Joomla 2.5 video extensions - To transform your site to a media library

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Close your eyes and try to imagine the present without videos and images. Oh my god, it's terrible, right?! Those things help me relax and feel full of life and I even want to set up a lively site containing a gallery of favorite videos that I'd love to share with everyone. As a Joomla user, this is not so difficult because there are many Joomla video extensions on Joomla extensions directory (JED) to support embedded links to video and audio, and create my own dynamic galleries. I chose the 7 best Joomla 2.5 video extensions split into 2 types - "Video players & galleries" and "Video channels". I also tested them on my site.

What are a Video channel and a Video player?

A Video channel is used to present videos from external video streaming sites such as Youtube, Vimeo and so on. Your site doesn't need to use a lot of bandwidth if you choose this method. A video player, meanwhile, helps to play videos from local folders or external video streaming sites. A video player might be expected to understand and translate several video codecs, containing many video formats.

Now we can start to discover what the 7 best Joomla 2.5 extensions are.

Wish-list

I'm looking for a good video extension which could meet my following requirements:

  • Easy to use (this is always a priority on the list)
  • Support most major video formats: avi, mp4, mpeg, flv, wmv, etc.
  • Support for popular video-sharing websites: Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo
  • Multiple galleries and playlists
  • Social media sharing: Facebook, Twitter
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21
May

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.

Criteria

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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14
May

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 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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09
May

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

Stalker

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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