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The 5 best extensions for Joomla blog website

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If you are planning to build a Joomla blog, you’re probably looking for the best Joomla blog extension, which helps you to publish and manage website content easily with some additional functions such as listing, author blogs, comments, etc. This article would highlight 5 of the bests Joomla blog extensions, from our perspective, to save your time on research. Most of them are very popular and recently have some new updated features, let’s take a look.

K2 - The best free Joomla blog extension

K2 is the most popular extension in this list because it’s totally free. However, the extension can provide a lot of powerful features, and not only save your money, but K2 also save your efforts with ease of use without any technical skills. K2’s functions that should be mentioned are frontend submission with access controls, articles listing via tags, categories and author, rich content forms for items, powerful content modules, drag-and-drop media manager and more…

The extension also allows user to create unlimited templates and assign to categories. Moreover, K2 provides extended user profiles, user groups, blogs and there are a lot of Joomla templates and plugins which have compatible design for this extension to improve frontend display and itself functionality.      

WordPress for Joomla - The perfect match

WordPress is well known as an optimal blog content management system for beginners or bloggers, who don’t have a high level of technical skills because it’s easy to use and core features of this CMS are built to support blog websites. Therefore, if you need to use Joomla, the CMS that is engineered to extremely manage powerful extensions, to build a professional blog website with the similar configuration of WordPress, WordPress for Joomla extension is your perfect choice. The amazing combination would help you to have it all, functionalities from the Joomla admin panel and ease-of-use from Wordpress.  

EasyBlog - The best authoring tool from Stackideas

As you can see that the latest version of Joomla CMS has significant improvement in core features for blog websites. However, EasyBlog from Stackideas is still a must-have extension for bloggers with full set of features for blogging. They are content builder, auto posting, media management, social media integrations, team blogging and much more...  

The extension also provides various beautiful layouts, which could be more impressive when combines with a lively Joomla photo gallery. PDF documents and Facebook posts can be embedded on blog articles, this function allows you to create diverse content with high engagement.  

ZOO - A flexible and powerful content application builder

ZOO helps Joomla bloggers to have a quick and easy start with customized content types which are structured and look good. The extension is suitable for creative blogs like portfolio, catalog or movie reviewer. In addition, ZOO panel is very easy to use, it contains tabs for Item Manager, App Instances and Navigation, content table is also friendly and organized. Some other remarkable features are custom types, template manager, comment and tag system, frontend submission, frontend editing and more.  

Komento - Elegant and organized comments

If you want to focus on engagement and fully optimize your post reactions, Komento is the best solutions by providing an outstanding comment system. Moreover, comments management will become much more easier by the helps of some functions such as access control, category specific comments, migration tools… BBCode, emotions and attachments can be included in comments and schema tags in HTML markup helps your comments can be recognized by search engines. Last but not least, real time notification and spam detection always put all comments under your control.

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