The Joomla! Extensions Directory ™


byobsolum, January 16, 2012
Tabs & Sliders [for articles]
This is one of the default extensions I install for every new Joomla project I start. It's so simple to use and always works, with no hassle. You get functional tabs and/or slides in your articles with a simple tag... brilliant.
byobsolum, January 16, 2012
Akeeba Backup
Every time I run Akeeba Backup to backup my site, I am amazed at how well it works. My entire website is backed up in less than a minute with a single click on a button. Restoring your website is almost as easy. And this is a FREE extension... incredible.

This is a must-have for EVERY Joomla user. Never worry about losing your data or having to transfer your website again.
byobsolum, January 16, 2012
Does what it says on the box. Very good for basic forms, has a lot of more advanced functionality, too. Saves me tons of time designing forms.
byobsolum, January 16, 2012
After having spent days trying to get the new VirtueMart 2 to work without result, and not receiving any decent support to speak of, I decided to ditch VM and look for an alternative.

HikaShop was recommended by someone on the VM forum (who was also having problems getting VM to work) and so I decided to give it a try. Within 1 hour after downloading it I had a basic functioning webshop! It just works. After the gruesome fiddling with countless parameters in VM, setting up HikaShop was a breeze.

It's simple to setup, yet still offers a LOT of options and functionality for more advanced users. And for users who really want to take full advantage of some powerful features, there are the commercial versions that are very reasonably priced. Plus, any questions I posted on the forum were answered within hours, which is more than I can say of the VM forum.

I'm sticking with HikaShop, and upgrading to the Business version soon.