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Seven Joomla Extensions you must have

Seven Joomla Extensions you must have

1. JCE:

JCE is another popular extension of Joomla. JCE is a free content editor that provides the web designers with a set of WYSIWYG editing tools. The JCE is free, extendable and can also be customized according to the requirement of the designer. It makes writing articles for Joomla web design and related things a tad bit easier.

2. Xmap:

Xmap is based on the hugely popular Joomap extension. It allows you to create a map of the site you are designing based on the structure of your menus. It also fixes several bugs that had been reported by many Joomap users in the past.

3. JoomlaXplorer:

JoomlaXplorer is the File and FTP manager. It allows you to edit, copy, delete, rename and archive files directly on the server. Using the JoomlaXplorer is easy and that is probably the reason why it is so popular with web developer these days.

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Differences between using Joomla vs WordPress Hosting

Differences between using Joomla vs WordPress Hosting

Although today there is an ever expanding number of Content Management Systems (CMS) that a user can choose from, very few CMS platforms have gained as much popularity as Joomla and WordPress. A good number of people have the mistaken conviction that the two are hugely popular by virtue of being the oldest in the market.

The fact is that the two are neither the pioneers nor the oldest in the CMS space. There are quite a good number of CMS platforms that were in existence even prior to the turn of this century. Actually, WordPress didn’t appear until 2003, while Joomla only showed up around 2005.

What has contributed to the immense popularity of the two platforms is largely due to the ease with which they can be used. The entry of open source Content Management Systems has accorded millions of users the power of creating their own websites. Even a number of big and global brands have been turning to open source CMS for streamlining their processes of web content management.

Today, while the majority of CMS’s are still on-premises and open source in nature, there is a rising number of cloud hosted CMS platforms, yet WordPress and Joomla Hosting still lead the pack.

WordPress Pros

Open Source: What makes WordPress Hosting very popular among advanced developers as well as many beginners is the open source aspect. Basically, open source means you can easily download the CMS software source code and have it modified to meet your particular website needs. What this also implies is that you get the software free of charge.

Easy Setup: WordPress is so easy to setup, that you can do it in as little as 5 minutes. This was the platform developer’s main marketing message, but today that is generally a common feature with most platforms, so they have stopped using it for advertising.

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5 Joomla Language Extensions

5 Joomla Language Extensions

Joom!Fish:

The Joom!Fish is a language extension module that allows you to exert total control over the translation of the Website’s Joomla content. The Web Developer can translate any content to and from any language with the free extension available and with Joom!Fish 2.1, the Web developer can also exercise control over third party extensions.

GTranslate: URL:

The GTranslate module is a must have for all web developers with its extensive list of languages to translate into. With over fifty eight languages it has a reach to over 98% of the internet users. The GTranlate has various versions compatible with all versions of Joomla like Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.7and it makes the content of the website known worldwide with a large language base. The GTranslate uses Google power to translate and then hides tabs and suggestions over foreign words that prove a hindrance to many users.

Translations manager:

The Translations Manager is compatible only with Joomla 1.5 but despite this limitation, it is a powerful extension every Web Developer must be aware of. Once the Translations Manager is downloaded on your website, it manages all language related content. The Translations Manager will not translate the language but checks the translations for correct usage, proper grammar and makes it an easy and must have tool for websites.

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