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Site Security

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.

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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.


A lot of tools to secure your website, thanks to this extension i can be sure that my websites are not hacked

Ease of use

The extension has a clean and simple interface


Professional and effective

I used this to: All my websites

Very good

Posted on 03 January 2015

Very interesting for starting up a site. Less once site is up and running;

Ease of use

very easy

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review! You are very correct, our free of charge Admin Tools Core only has some very basic functionality which is only useful while setting up your site. That's where the "Admin Tools" name originally came from: it's a set of tools for site administrators.


This extension is an absolute MUST HAVE for any Joomla site. It has helped to not only improve performance on our site, but has blocked countless attacks and attempted hacks to our sites. If you only buy one extension for your Joomla site it must be this one.

The .htaccess maker alone is a reason to go with Pro (let alone all of the other goodies).

Ease of use

The extension is extremely easy to use, but you should have some knowledge of security hardening to get the full benefits from it.

I used this to: Security hardening and reporting

Excellent security. I noticed a lot of spam users like a admin. And i had deleted them. And I cleaned all spams. Thanks...

A must to have

Posted on 02 April 2014

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

I rate this extension highly and use this as standard on all the sites I develop.

Very cool tools

Posted on 10 November 2013

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.

Brilliant but...

Posted on 23 October 2013

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

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!

Highly recommended for extra security and peace of mind for Joomla administrators! Thanks for a quality extension!

Akeeba Backup

Akeeba Backup

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
930 reviews
Akeeba Backup Core is the successor to the now famous JoomlaPack component. In a nutshell, Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. Its possibilities: endless. It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out. Akeeba Backup has won the prestigious Administrator Only Extension J.O.S.C.A.R. Award at J and Beyond 2010. Download it for free to find out why. Latest Joomla! 2.5/3.x only. We have older versions for past Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7/2.5/3.x versions on our site. Features: It configures itself for optimal operation with your site. Just click on Configuration Wizard. One click backup. AJAX powered backup (site and database, database only, files only or incremental files only backup) The fastest native PHP backup engine. Choose between standard ZIP or highly efficient JPA archive format able to exclude specific files, folders able to exclude specific database tables or their contents Unattended backup mode (CRON job scheduling), fully compatible with AJAX powered site restoration "Kickstart" restore: restore without unpacking backup Move your site between hosts without downloading/uploading anything (using the DirectFTP backup engine) Archives can be restored on any host. Useful for transferring your site between subdomains/hosts or even to/from your local testing server (XAMPP, WAMPServer, MAMP, Zend Server, etc). and much much more! Do not miss out the complimentary companion software (Akeeba Kickstart and Akeeba eXtract Wizard) which are available free of charge from our site. They make working with Akeeba Backup a breeze. Note: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid subscription to request support. Its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free. *** IF YOU CAN'T FIND HOW TO ENABLE A FEATURE LISTED HERE, PLEASE READ THE (FREE) DOCUMENTATION! ***
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Admin Tools Professional

Admin Tools Professional

Paid download | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
120 reviews
From the makers of Akeeba Backup Core/Professional and Admin Tools Core, this is the enhanced release of Admin Tools, available on a subscription basis. On top of what Admin Tools Core already offers, Admin Tools Professional has these exclusive features: - Restrict administrator with a secret URL parameter - Web Application Firewall to block common exploits (SQL injection, XSS, DFI, RFI, malicious user agent, CSRF/spam-bot protection, uploads scanner) - Bad word filtering - IP Whitelisting for the administrator section - IP Blacklisting - Geographic block (deny access to specific countries/continents) - Modification of Generator meta tag and other sensitive HTTP headers - Email on administrator login - Block front-end Super Administrator log-in - Block Super Administrator user modification - Block extensions installation - Block visual fingerprinting (tmpl, template and tp URL parameters) - Integration of the Bad Behavior anti-spam library - Project Honeypot IP blacklist integration - Automatic IP blocking of repeat offenders - Email notifications of all detected security issues - URL redirections (exclusive support for query parameters!) - Scheduled site maintenance operations The software is GPL; buying a single subscription you can install it on as many sites as you want and keep it running even after your subscription expires, without encrypted code, domain limitations or other such nuisances.
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K2 Links for Advanced Link

Free | JCE extensions | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
12 reviews
Brought to you by Akeeba Backup's lead developer, the K2 Links for Advanced Link allows you to use JCE's advanced link feature in order to seamlessly link to K2 content items. A short list of features: - Integrates into JCE's Advanced Link (AdvLink) window - that's what you get with the "Insert Link..." command you get with the right-click popup or the link icon with green cross on JCE's toolbar ;) - You can toggle it on/off for certain users, just like any other AdvLink extension. - Displays K2 categories as a drill-down tree, no limits on level depth. - If a K2 category contains not only items but children categories too, it displays both. - Intelligently includes the correct Itemid on linked items. Don't let Google think you've got duplicate content on your site, right? - Link to K2 Tags (NEW!) - View and link to K2 items belonging to a specific K2 tag (NEW!) IMPORTANT: Version 2.x is only compatible with JCE 2.x. The previous version of the plugin (1.0) for JCE 1.5.x is no longer supported.
Akeeba Release System

Akeeba Release System

Free | Downloads | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
27 reviews
Akeeba Release System (ARS) is a file repository / download system quite different than its competition. It is primarily focused on software dissemination, but can also be used as a generic download component. Its main differences to its competition are speed, stability, perfect URLs without a SEF component, generation of update streams, ease of use, Chameleon skinning and time saving features implemented along the board. We use it for our own downloads section. In fact, before its first public beta it had already served over a million downloads. In a nutshell: Performance - ARS is designed to handle massive amounts of data. Tested with hundreds of download items and hundreds of thousands of log records, it groks through this vast amount of data in a heartbeat. Intelligent caching makes it blazing fast. Bootstrap - ARS seamlessly integrates with the Boostrap styling upon which Joomla! 3 is standardised. It includes its own copy of Bootstrap, used only on Joomla! 2.5. Control Freak - Control who can download what. ARS integrates with Akeeba Subscriptions, PayPlans and Joomla! View Access Levels to fine-tune who can view and download anything. Perfect Logs - ARS will log who downloaded what and when, or even who tried but failed. IP addresses, HTTP referrers and country statistics are all logged and can be used to filter the log display. The Control Panel offers a bird's eye view of how well your downloads are doing. Attention to detail - Minute details make the big difference. From copied items defaulting to being unpublished and files you've already used being hidden from file selection drop-downs and from automatically naming and describing your files to zero-click file publishing, ARS has got you covered. Updates galore - ARS can automatically create update streams in multiple formats. INI format which can easily be used from any software. Joomla! XML format for extremely easy updates of the extensions you create. Amazon S3 Support - Store your downloads on Amazon S3. Integrated S3 file browser and ability to upload directly to S3! Experience the future in download components. Install and use Akeeba Release System. It's completely free of charge. Note: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.
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Admin Tools

Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Dec 16 2014
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Related paid extension:
Admin Tools Professional
Uses updater:
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