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Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you about and install new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, set a secure Super Administrator ID, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click.

Written and maintained by the same developer as Akeeba Backup and the Joomla! updater component of Joomla! 2.5.4 and later.

Note: a commercial edition (Admin Tools Professional) with extra security-oriented features is also available from our site for a fee. This listing is about the free version, Admin Tools Core.

Note 2: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.

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Reviews: 1
Excellent security. I noticed a lot of spam users like a admin. And i had deleted them. And I cleaned all spams. Thanks...
Reviews: 6
Running a site without it, no way.
I use Admin Tools and Akeeba Backup for all our sites and it's a lifesaver.

Akeeba, keep up the good work
Reviews: 28
I rate this extension highly and use this as standard on all the sites I develop.
Reviews: 4
I really like this and other tools by AKEEBA. Unfortuanately they decided to remove the JOOMLA UPDATE feature in this tool.

AKEEBA always had it right, even when my backend was saying differently.

Please reinstate JOOMLA UPDATE and then it is back to 5 stars!!
Owner's reply

The Joomla! Update feature was removed from Admin Tools because its code was contributed back to Joomla!. In fact, it was included in Joomla! 2.5.15 and 3.2.0 (and later versions will still have it, of course). Think again before you penalise an extension developer because he decided to contribute his code, for free, to the very software product you use for your business. I would recommend that you read the "Motives for writing free software" ( to understand why the blackmail tone of your review is inappropriate and deeply offensive to this developer.

Reviews: 3
A must have for anyone with a website. My only problem is when combing the Java files my banner ads stop working as they contain Java apart that amazing. Big well done
Reviews: 15
Every solution they have works and is vital for every Joomla website out there.

There is no words to explain how many times this component paid for itself and the other solutions I use. You have to go for PRO version and support them! Not only do you get a mass amount of extra features but you get to support them to ensure this solutions stay with Joomla forever! Thank you to all @ Akeeba!
Reviews: 12
Highly recommended for extra security and peace of mind for Joomla administrators! Thanks for a quality extension!
Reviews: 1
Another solid tool for Joomla administrators. Every piece of the Akeeba family simply does it's job without causing problems.

Hats off to Nicholas for A+ Joomla extensions.
Reviews: 5
Great extension use it on all my sites thank you to the developers
Reviews: 7
We use this extension on all our sites. Great component with lots of tools that are useful for security and general site maintenance.
Reviews: 12
I use it on my 2.5-Version-Sites and it was really a GREAT HELP!

Thank you very much to the Developer(s)!
Reviews: 2
This Joomla component has been of immense help to my projects so far and I highly recommend it for anyone seeking to protect his/her website for hackers out there.
Reviews: 3
I resist paying for extensions mainly because I'm just cheap... but this one has saved my bacon multiple times.

i was a little nervous to use the htaccess stuff, but tried it anyway, and it works perfectly.

I don't normally write reviews, but this extension is just too good to ignore. In fact, this entire functionality should be written right into the joomla core.

I liked this so much, I bought the backup extension as well, and I'm just as happy with that, and for the record, I'm not easy to please.

Do yourself a favor, Just buy this and the backup extension, and the vast majority of your headaches with your joomla sites will evaporate.
Reviews: 2
I knew I was getting attacked at my site but it wasn't till I installed Admin tools that I knew the total extent of it. After starting with the free version I upgraded to the pro version and couldn't be happier. If you have a Joomla site this is a MUST Have tool!
Reviews: 1
This is a great must have extension. I have 100 plus sites running Joomla! and this extension has made my life easier. THANK YOU!!! We should all support this company for the great work they do!!
Reviews: 3
I have 40 websites all running Admin Tools, Not one site has been attacked since we started using Admin Tools, There have been many attempts, but no successful attacks.

The process is simple - Install Joomla then install admin tools.

Its easy to configure and makes keeping your site up to date with the latest versions of Joomla and Admin Tools very simple.

Its a shame I can only give you 5 stars (Excellent!) - It should be 10
Reviews: 1
Great Protection.

Installation is easy.

Manual is easy to understand.
Reviews: 5
This is an awesome tool like all the other great Joomla extensions this developer developed.
Thanks for the great service and I encourage everyone to support this developer by donating some money via PayPal, you will see the PayPal link within the Extension.
Reviews: 5
Another great extensions from Akeeba Developers which makes my site more safe :)
Reviews: 1
I am not a review writer. Good or bad, i have done it 2-3 times so far. Guess what...I was compelled to review this extension as soon as i installed the extension. solved the common issues and a headache (converting all links to https). Awesome extension. I love it. It really gives the power and uses the spiderman web to tie all the parts in a single place. Hats off to the developer.
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