The Joomla! Extensions Directory ™

Jim Hill

byJim Hill, November 30, 2013
I have been using K2 for a year now on one of my six Joomla sites and it has been an excellent addition. It gives so much more flexibility over the basic Joomla CMS. Once you get over the learning curve it's easy to use. I just get one category looking like I desire and then let new ones inherit the settings from it and voila the other categories look great too. Then I go back and tune it a bit for the custom look and feel. This works well with SH404SEF too. Nice work.
byJim Hill, November 30, 2013
Akeeba Backup
Akeeba backup (and Admin Tools for that matter) is one of the components that I consider a standard must-have for any Joomla installation. It's easy to use, powerful and gives peace of mind for your sites. I use the integrated Amazon S3 storage function to keep the backup files on a different server for better redundancy. Between that and using a host with regular backups (like Rochen) I don't lose sleep worrying about my data. There are too many advantages to list about this tool. The ability to move sites is a huge advantage.
byJim Hill, August 14, 2013
This is a very well thought out extension and opens up a myriad of possibilities for the sharing of files. I have found this much easier for file sharing than FTP since some of our customers are not tech savvy. This save me time setting up FTP connections for them. I just create a username/password and they have a nice GUI for sharing files right away. Recommended.
byJim Hill, August 14, 2013
Survey Force Deluxe
I am very impressed with Survey Force. It was easy to configure and pretty intuitive in terms of using the features. I have used it for two surveys now and like many aspects of the system. Overall it has been an excellent and cost effective solution for me. Recommended.
byJim Hill, June 5, 2012
RSform Pro
Very easy to use, and excellent support. Used this for two years now and it made things so much easier than creating forms manually. Love the design studio and the fact that all submissions are stored in the database. Great work. Pay for the Pro version and get the support you need. It's a bargain.
byJim Hill, June 5, 2012
This extension is as good as it gets, and as far as I am concerned mandatory for any Joomla site, be it 1.5 or 1.7+. I have used this successfully for one year now and won't look back. I had some minor troubles and their support team answered me quickly. Most of the time it wasn't their extension causing the problem. It's very well thought out and will had a major impact upon my search engine standing in Google when configured properly. One of the best features I have found is the abiltiy to create unique meta description tags to override the Joomla core created values. This is very important when using the Glossary extension as Google we see repated meta descriptions and penalize your SEO score. Buy and be done with it!