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How To Build A Joomla News Website

How To Build A Joomla News Website

Nowadays, a lots of news websites provide several information to the readers in the world. The needs of running a newspaper online are increasing day by day. Today, I want to share with you some tips for creative news and magazine website, how to build a news website with just simple steps.

Step 1: Choosing a template

A thousands of pro and free Joomla templates that you can research just by one keyword from Google and it will give you the several results come from popular website, such as joomla24.com, themeforest.com, creativemarket.com. I’m pretty sure that you can choose your perfect joomla template which suitable for your news.

For me, I recommended you should try JSN Megazine, which a gorgeous and charming Joomla template with responsive layout dedicated to your news and magazine websites. You can check out now: 


You can check the Demo site at the link: HERE

Step 2: Choosing suitable extensions 

Choosing suitable Joomla extensions for newspaper website is as important as looking for the best template. Today, I will give you some Joomla extensions that you should add to make your website more eye-catching and useful.

Mega Menu Extension



DJ-MegaMenu is an advanced menu system for Joomla 3.x and Joomla 2.5 that allows you to set each menu item as you want. 

You can set the amount of columns per each menu item, as well as put the modules inside. 

The menu is very easy to styling - one clear css file - and allows to simple creation of custom theme. Just copy and rename default theme and you are ready to changing colors, fonts, dimensions etc.

The module gives you wide range of possibilities to set up the menu you need. It’s also designed with mobile in mind so you’ll find many handy features.

Check more details on JED: HERE

Photo Gallery Extension

Having an image gallery is a great way to showcase your content on your website. There are a variety of responsive image galleries; slideshows and sliders to better present your photos, screenshots and other forms of images on your site.

Today, I will choose JSN ImageShow to setup with the website because of its outstanding features extension


JSN ImageShow is the gallery extension built for Joomla! Content Management System for developers, photographers and publishers. You can choose to show images from multiple sources such as local image folder, Joomla! galleries: (JoomGallery, Phoca Gallery…) and online galleries (Flickr, Picasa,Facebook…). Configured gallery then can be published in any part of website including: article’s content, mainbody area and module positions.

Check more details: HERE

Blog Extension

Building the content and how to manage them is one of the most important part when running a news website.

About blog extension, I highly recommended you use K2 Blog for manage your content.


K2 is the ideal solution for managing your content, regardless of site "size": you can use it from a small blog to a complex corporate site or even a multi-author environment (portals, magazines etc.).

To provide a practical example, using K2, you can transform your Joomla! website to a news/magazine site with author blogs, product catalogs, work portfolio, knowledge base, event listing and more. All this bundled under one package.

You can check more details: HERE

Automatic Articles Extension

Automatic Articles Extension is the extension, which the articles will, automatically created from external sources from feed.

The components automatically generate new articles with own keywords by pulling text from any feed-source you want.

For the kind of extension, you should choose obGrabber.



obGrabber's mission is making that dream come true, this grabber Joomla! Extension can collect any external data sources (RSS, XML, NewsML, Facebook, Youtube, Google Base, ebay, amazon, email, blogspot, Google Calenda...) and store into any Joomla! 3rd party Extension (K2, FLEXIcontent, DocMan, VirtueMart, redSHOP).

 You can check the extension at the link: HERE


Building the magazine or news online nowadays is more simple with just some steps. You can build your own website with several feature for magazine website. Did you own a news website? Or do you have some tips to share with me? Just leave comment, I will appreciate it much.

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